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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 ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' 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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', 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.
* 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.
* 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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