Teruzane Utada

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Teruzane Utada
宇多田照實
Born (1948-07-21) July 21, 1948 (age 69)
Tokuji, Japan
(now Yamaguchi, Japan)
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Composer, Arranger
Instruments Guitar, Drums
Associated acts Hikaru Utada
Keiko Fuji
U3

Teruzane Utada [1] [2] (宇多田 照實,Utada Teruzane, born July 21, 1948) is a Japanese music executive producer and attendant. [3] [4]

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He married Junko Utada (Keiko Fuji) and worked as her attendant. [1] Their daughter and only child is the singer Hikaru Utada, one of Japan’s most successful pop music singers of all time. [3] They were married and divorced to each other seven times. [5] He is currently his daughter's attendant. [6]

Junko Abe, known primarily by the stage name Keiko Fuji was a Japanese enka singer and actress. She had success in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s with her ballad-type songs. She was married on-and-off with Utada Teruzane, and was the mother of Japanese pop singer Utada Hikaru.

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.

Teruzane Utada was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamaguchi Tokuji town Fujiki. He fought in the Vietnam War. Depending on the producer, Utada also uses the names Sking U, Utada Sking Teruzane, Utada Skingg Teruzane.

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Musical Works

Only Lyrics

for Joe Hisaishi

  • 1986: THE WINTER REQUIEM (album: CURVED MUSIC)
  • 1986: A RAINBOW IN CURVED MUSIC (album: CURVED MUSIC)
  • 1989: MEET ME TONIGHT (album: PRETENDER)
  • 1989: TRUE SOMEBODY (album: PRETENDER)
  • 1989: WONDER CITY (album: PRETENDER)
  • 1989: ALL DAY PRETENDER (album: PRETENDER)

Composer: Joe Hisaishi

for J-WALK (now named "THE JAYWALK")

  • 1987: YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO ALIVE (album: Owari no nai natsu)
  • 1987: BELIEVE ME (album: Owari no nai natsu)

Composer: Izumi Tsunehiro

Only Composer

for U3

  • 1993: STAR (album: STAR)
  • 1993: Ikirukoto o oshiete kureta (album: STAR)

Co-writer by SKING U & RA U.

for Keiko Fuji

  • 1994: Sake ni you hodo (single: Sake ni you hodo)
  • 1997: Otome (single: Otome)
  • 1997: Daite… (single: Otome)

Co-writer by SKING U & RA U.

Singer

U3

  • 1993: Umareta toki kara I Love You (album: STAR)
  • 1993: New York Serenade (album: STAR)

Co-writer by SKING U & RA U.

Keiko Fuji with Cubic U

  • 1996: Tsumetai tsuki 〜 nakanaide 〜 (single: Tsumetai tsuki 〜 nakanaide 〜)
  • 1996: Golden Era (single: Tsumetai tsuki 〜 nakanaide 〜)

Co-writer by SKING U & RA U.

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