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Singer, dancer, actress, and model.

Born June 1, 1988 in Wakayama-ken, Japan, NamiTamaki had always dreamed of becoming a singer from a young age. She is known for her radiating positive attitude and smile. In her mid-teens, she moved to Tokyo and attended many dance schools and auditions. In a Sony Music Audition, she performed ''Survivor'' by Destiny?s Child and was selected out of 1000 contestants.

After the anime GundamSEED came out around 2002, Nami Tamaki's 2003 debut single's ''Believe'' was chosen to be the third opening theme, seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fclh4p-kvWk here]]. In 2004, she released her first album, titled ''Greeting'', under the record labels [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Music_Entertainment_Japan Sony]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofu_Records Tofu Records]].
She has had a few other anime and game industry tie-ins, as well as a few roles in stage plays, most notably the Japanese version of ''HighSchoolMusical'', and films, such as the [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7469 live-action movie version]] of the anime LovelyComplex. Since 2009, she has released music under the record label [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Music_Group Universal-J]] simply under the name Nami.

In her earlier years, she was popularly known as the [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess of JPop]]. Her music style shifts along the genres of {{JPop}}, dance-pop, pop-rock, R&B, and [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco Disco]]. (That's right. You heard me. [[EverythingsFunkierWithDisco DISCO]].) She currently has released five albums, 19 singles, and has compiled a few covers of other various songs from other artists. For more on her, check out the other wiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nami_Tamaki here]].
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!! Albums:

* Greeting
* Make Progress
* Speciality
* Don't Stay
* STEP

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!! Singles:

* Believe
* Realize
* Prayer
* Shining Star ☆Wasurenai kara☆
* Daitan ni Ikimashou ↑Heart & Soul↑
* Reason
* Fortune
* Heroine
* Get Wild
* MY WAY/Sunrize
* Result
* Sanctuary
* Cross Season
* Brightdown
* Winter Ballades
* Give Me Up
* Friends!
* Moshimo Negai ga...
* Omoide ni Naru no?
* Missing You... ~Time To Love~
* LADY MIND

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!! Compilations:

* Graduation ~Singles~
* Tamaki Nami Reproduct Best

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!! Things relating to NamiTamaki:

* TheCameo: Nami acts out the role of herself in the video game RadiataStories.
** It's HER song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEUS4xxXvs&feature=related Fortune]]'' featured as the theme song, so why not?
*** She even [[{{Cosplay}} dresses]] as her RadiataStories character in her music video.
* CoverVersion: She covered quite a bit, from ''Tonari no Totoro'' to ''Gokigendaze~''
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''LADY MIND'' and to a lesser extent, ''Missing you... ~time to love~'' have an edgier sound/feel to them than her earlier works. To compare the music videos for Believe/Heroine and LADY MIND is almost mind blowing.
* DeadStarWalking: Subverted - Nami was offered a voice role in GundamSEED, but turned it down.
** Not that Nami never voice-acted before - she played a small voice role in two episodes of the anime ''[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4119 Agatha Christie no Meitantei Poirot to Marple]]'' around 2004-2005.
* DisneyChannel: Honestly, NamiTamaki's earlier style did pick up on some Disney-like effect...listen to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df2BZVpGuoA&feature=PlayList&p=6B50A177596C567C&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=24 DreamerS]]''.
** She DID perform a music video of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CU1irzkHbY Japanese version]] of ''You Are the Music in Me'' from ''HighSchoolMusical''...and it was featured full-length on American TV during an "Around The World" special.
* DyeingForYourArt: Blonde in ''LADY MIND''.
* GirlishPigtails: In her music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgz_5OJmqUo&feature=related MY WAY]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Whether or not you consider her overrated doesn't change the fact that she's been called the ''Princess of [=JPop=]'' for quite a while (by both America ''and'' Japan).
* HotterAndSexier: ''LADY MIND''
* IdolSinger: She started out pretty young as a TeenIdol.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Kinda obvious in the song titled ''Suki ya de ~ Itoshii Hito he''...also considered a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming heartwarming]] song.
* NewSoundAlbum: Ever since she shifted farther from the dance-pop and more into R&B and bubbly disco, fans have been a bit worried...
** LADY MIND has shifted back into dance-pop, but with less techno and an almost ChipTune-ish sound.
* OneOfUs: Guess who is a {{Dragonball}} fan?
* TheOner: ''LADY MIND (Dance Version)''
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: You still pick up on a little bit of [[GratuitousEnglish Engrish]] every once in a while in her songs, but she isn't too bad.
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