If Europe may be the place where rock found new lease of life years following the grunge revolution, ’80s rock and roll definitely survived in Japan, and one particular that has been most prominent in keeping the flame alive is Nanase Aikawa — obviously, along with an incredible number of her compatriots who gladly bought her CDs. What’s also amazing is certainly that at the same time she were able to keep a company hang on her personal privacy — despite the fact that in Japan superstar adoration is certainly elevated to an art. Very little is well known about Nanase Aikawa before she began recording, although it goes without saying that she was a issue teen, which is definitely attributed to college bullying and her parents’ divorce. Some gossips even claim that she is at a woman gang. At 15 Nanase, who currently took part in a number of singing contests, made a decision to drop out of senior high school, spending another five years altogether obscurity and getting music training from your maker Tetsuro Oda. Maybe her tough teenager years offered her desire for music having a rougher advantage (rock and roll tunes dominate her back again catalog), aswell as a knowledge of how exactly to create tunes that folks can relate with (she composes her personal music). In any case, after these many years of research Nanase produced her conquest from the J-rock globe nice and swift, as her debut Compact disc, Red, offered two million copies in a single month of 1996. She capitalized on her behalf success by carrying out on a fresh Year’s music event on Japanese Television and by liberating 1997’s Paradox, which offered almost two million copies. Her two travels had been also as effective as may be anticipated from an musician with these product sales, and both discs have scored Japanese nationwide music awards. From then on Nanase was on the set route. She continued documenting and frequently touring the united states, recording four more lucrative albums between 1999 and 2004. non-e repeated the achievement of the debut disk, however they all marketed sufficiently. These records had been followed by two EPs, two “best-of” compilations, and some disappointing information for most male fans from the good-looking rocking female: in 2001 Nanase Aikawa got wedded, with a kid born afterwards the same calendar year. Nevertheless, that didn’t hinder her profession for lengthy. In the 2000s she also arrived several theme music for anime series, especially including the tale from the nationwide favorite pup demon guy, Inuyasha (2000). And among her newer live lineups boasted Marty Friedman, the top shredder of the quantity two ’80s thrash music group Megadeth, who was simply wedded to a Japanese woman and surviving in Tokyo at that time. Her additional collaborators included maker Tomoyasu Hotei and people of Cover and X-Japan — all big titles of japan scene, just reinforcing Nanase Aikawa’s position as Japan’s leading woman rock and roll performer. Nanase continued a hiatus in 2006, but re-emerged in 2008, issuing the Reborn full-length in Dec of that yr.