Koda Kumi is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan who is known in the west for singing the Japanese language theme songs of Final Fantasy X-2. In her home country, she started out as a standard pop singer and eventually, worked her way to sex symbol status. For a more straightforward way to put it, she could be considered a Japanese counterpart of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, or Rihanna.Since her debut she has released nearly fifty singles and nine studio albums. Not to mention her collaborations with other artists, remixes, and Greatest Hits albums.In addition to her work in the music industry, she's also made a strong influence on Japanese fashion trends, resulting in the ero-kawaii style, named after what she called her pop star image. Her younger sister Misono is also a pop singer.In December 2011, she announced her engagement to BACK-ON lead singer Kenji, and shortly after the couple announced they were expecting their first child together. They married that same month and welcomed a son in July 2012. Koda Kumi has since returned to work, releasing a couple of singles and announcing a much awaited tour by her fans worldwide.
Cover Album - Eternity: Love & Songs and Color the Cover.
Cover Version - "Pink Spider."Itsreception among hide fans has not been... pleasant. Mostly due to the video not matching the lyrics or intent of the song, and the replacement of hide's guitar work - one of the outstanding points of the song - with some work by a DJ of questionable skill miming David Guetta.
Even the Girls Want Her - Look at ANY of her lives, or in any number of her P Vs where she can be seen getting VERY friendly with other females.
Follow the Leader - Also, some of her songs sound suspiciously similar to some American hits. 'Puppy' sounds exactly like Rihanna's 'SOS' and 'You're So Beautiful' sounds like Jordin Sparks's 'Tattoo.' To be fair, this is hardly her fault (she had nothing to do with Puppy's production nor You're So Beautiful's music), but still.
Girl on Girl Is Hot - Music videos for "But" and "Taboo" come to mind, her live performances often involve dry humping/groping of female & male dancers.
Good Bad Girl - She is a total cutie in public and interviews. Her music, videos and performances say otherwise.
Mood Whiplash - On Black Cherry, the change from Juicy (a smutty hip-hop song) to Candle Light (a piano ballad where Kumi sobs the whole time she's singing) is so jarring that you almost can't help but laugh. The fact that Cherry girl, a sassy pop song, immediately follows is just icing on the cake.