Delivered to a U.S. serviceman and an cultural Korean, both surviving in Yokohama, Crystal Kay produced a name for herself in the J-pop picture with a variety of tune designs, some in a typical J-pop format yet others structured even more on American ’90s R&B (SWV, Tony! Toni! Shade!). With her initial album arriving early, in 2000 (when Crystal was just 14), she started building a appear on the basis of R&B, infusing in any other case standard idol materials with an increase of of her have musical impact and breaking from the norm a little along the way. By her third record, Kay was offering in huge amounts, solidifying herself as an R&B vocalist prior to the J-urban motion had begun to build up. Positioning herself being a ethnic cross-product of kinds, she continued a growth through five extra albums and small hints of potential abroad forays, with 2008’s Color Modification! (modern with her university graduation) hitting the main slot for the Oricon graphs upon its debut.