Utada is arguably the most successful Japanese female pop artist of her generation. Her first Japanese album, released in 1999, sold an astounding 10 million units and currently holds the honor of being the highest selling Japanese album of all time. Utada's early success has allowed for a level of creative freedom rarely seen within the Japanese pop music scene, especially for an artist of such mainstream popularity. She writes, arranges, and produces all of her music, allowing her to continue evolving as an artist, and helping to maintain her relevance in the ever changing landscape of pop music.
Added by Upcoming Robot on January 9, 2010