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    Ai Otsuka

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    1Momo No Hanabira lyrics
    2Friends lyrics
    3Peach lyrics
    4Ai lyrics
    5Mackerel's Canned Food lyrics
    6Strawberry Jam lyrics
    7Hane Ari Tamago lyrics
    8Yumekui lyrics
    9pon pon lyrics
    10Happy Days lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1LOVE LETTER [2008]
    2Love Punch [2004]
    3Love Jam [2004]
    4Love Piece [2007]
    5Love Cook [2005]


    Ai Otsuka (大塚 愛, born September 9, 1982) is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and actress from Suminoe-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.[2] She is a popular artist on the Avex Trax label and is best-known for her 2003 hit "Sakuranbo," which stayed in the Top 200 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart for 103 weeks.

    A piano player since age 4, Otsuka composes and co-produces her own songs, as well as writes her own lyrics. Her music ranges from upbeat catchy pop/rock music that can be heard in tracks like Happy Days and Sakuranbo to touching ballads like Kingyo Hanabi, Daisuki da yo., Planetarium and Kurage, Nagareboshi.

    By end of March 2004, her first album "Love Punch" was released, which peaked third on the Oricon charts and sold 190,265 copies in its first week.

    Otsuka released her second studio album a month later in November 2004. Love Jam debuted at the number one position and sold 224,381 units in its first week. 656,700 units were sold in total. Love Jam became her first album to top the chart, but at the same time it was her lowest selling studio album. Love Jam was released in two different versions including a CD and a CD+DVD version.

    Love Cook, her third studio album, came out on December 14, 2005. In its first week, it sold 335,000 copies. The promotional videos for this album were filmed as mini-dramas.

    Otsuka released her first best hits compilation album entitled Ai am Best on March 28, 2007, which features 13 pre-2006 songs and their respective promotional videos. There are 11 songs that span her singles in chronological order, one song from Love Cook and one song from a Nana sound track: "Love for Nana: Only 1 Tribute".

    On September 26, 2007, Otsuka released two CDs and a DVD. The first CD was Otsuka's fourth original album, titled Love Piece. This included all of her singles from "Frienger" to "Peach/Heart", with five new songs on an 11-track album. The album was released in CD+DVD and CD-only formats, with the DVD including a music video of "Heart" and "Kumuriuta" (クムリウタ?), a song from the album. The first-press of the DVD also includes the PV of "U-Boat," while the first-press of the CD-only version comes with a 40-page color photobook. The second CD was a limited pressing re-release of the best album "Ai am Best" in CD-only format.
    Also on September 26, Otsuka released a DVD of her Ai am Best Tour 2007, recorded at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A on 9th of July 2007. The DVD is available in a single-disc edition, as well as a special two-disc edition with offshots of the tour. The first-press of the special edition comes with a 40-page photobook.

    On December 17, 2008, she released her fifth studio album, Love Letter, which peaked third on the weekly Oricon charts. It contains all of her singles since Love Piece including "Pocket," the third track on the album.Love Letter was her lowest-selling album.

    It was announced on her official site that a new best album, Love Is Best, was released on November 11, 2009. The album features a collection of "love songs," ranging from singles to album tracks and b-sides, and will feature re-recorded versions of some tracks including a duet with SU from hip-hop band RIP Slyme on the song "Aisu x Time." On its first day of release the album charted at number one with a sales total of 22,895.

    In February 2010, it was reported by Josei Seven Otsuka was dating rapper Su of Rip Slyme, who she collaborated with in October 2009 for her song "Aisu×Time". Both of the artists agencies chose not to comment on the matter. On June 26, 2010, Otsuka announced that she and Su had gotten married on the previous day via a message on her official website. Su also posted an announcement Rip Slyme's website, confirming what Otsuka wrote on her website.
    It was announced on September 11, 2010 that Otsuka was pregnant and due to give birth in Spring 2011.
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