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Momoe Yamaguchi
山口 百恵
Born 17 January 1959 (1959-01-17) (age 62)
Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active 1973 (1973)–1980 (1980)
Tomokazu Miura (m. 1980)
  • Yutaro Miura
  • Takahiro Miura
Musical career
  • Pop
  • kayōkyoku
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1973–1980
Labels CBS Sony

Momoe Yamaguchi (Japanese: 山口 百恵 , Hepburn: Yamaguchi Momoe, born 17 January 1959) is a Japanese former singer, actress, and idol whose career lasted from 1972 to 1980. Often simply referred to by her given name "Momoe," Yamaguchi is one of the most successful singers in Japanese music, releasing 32 singles, including three number one hits, and 21 studio albums. She also starred in 15 feature films and several television serial dramas. At age 21, Yamaguchi retired at the height of her popularity to marry her frequent costar, Tomokazu Miura; she has never performed or made a public appearance since. Therefore, she is called a legendary idol in Japan.

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