Shiina Ringo (椎名林檎) is a famous Japanese musician, who is recognizable for her nasal voice. Her styles range from jazz to rock, and experimental to enka. In 1998 she debuted with the single "Koufukuron". In 1999 Shiina became famous from her single "Koko de Kiss Shite.", which broke the top 10 on Oricon charts. In 2003, nearing the end of her ninth single and third studio album, Shiina Ringo formed the band Tokyo Jihen which received similar success. In 2006, it was announced that Shiina would once again release solo music. On January 11th, 2012, Shiina announced that Tokyo Jihen would disband on February 29th following a final farewell tour. She kept her solo career, but in 2020, she reunited with Tokyo Jihen again for a new EP and a tour.
She is a former board member for the paraplegic Olympics in Japan.
Most recently she made history for being the first fellow female J-Pop Idol to collaborate with Utada Hikaru since, Hikaru's mother who took her own life in 2013. She also considered Hikaru a good friend.
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