While some left this world too early like Minako Honda.
Others stayed on as legends like Seiko Matsuda & still manages to look good.
I call these the first generation, which came out onto the scene about the same time as Robotech in the 80s.
Today, we have a whole new generation of JPOP idols.
If you're new to this, don't worry. I'm just as lost as you are. However, there is one 2nd generation singer who came forth in the 90s worth knowing. Her name is Utada Hikaru, or otherwise know as Utada, or Hikaru, or Hikki.
Hikaru has been around since the 90s. Truly a talented prodigy, she writes & composes her own songs. Maybe that explains for her long staying power. I could still remember when her music videos started appearing on MTV, & the radio started playing her songs - if you remember Automatic.
But it wasn't until Sakura Drops that I really felt that I had to buy her album. Cos that was when her music videos started going psychedelic, fusing music with art. If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch this.
And then this one too - Travelling.
I like this one too. The single is called Hikari (Shine) & I thought the music video was a genius! Instead of more of the endless bombardment of psychedelic images & colours, this MV was a return to basics, to a more sanitised authentic Utada.
One of my favourite singles - Colors