Kahimi Karie

比企真理

Also known as カヒミ・カリィ, Karie

Short biography of Kahimi Karie: Mari Hiki (比企真理), born March 15, 1968, Tokyo), better known by her stage name Kahimi Karie, is a Japanese Shibuya-kei musician.

Kahimi Karie began her career as a music photographer in Japan. Her then-boyfriend, [a=Keigo Oyamada] (aka [a=Cornelius]) asked her to sing for his friend's record label. Kahimi quickly gained success, especially on the hyper-trendy Shibuya-ku scene (the fashionable Tokyo hub and area also associated with the musical talents of [a=Pizzicato Five], [a=Fantastic Plastic Machine], [a=Maki Nomiya] and Cornelius, among others).

Many of Kahimi's EPs achieved gold status in Japan. She also hosted one of Tokyo's most popular radio programs. Kahimi caught the attention of [a=Momus], and the two began collaborating. Several domestic hits followed. "Good Morning World", a song commissioned by a cosmetics company, reached top five on the Japanese charts and cemeted Kahimi's position as a J-pop superstar.

Kahimi sings in English and French in addition to her native Japanese. In addition to the above collaborations, she's worked with the likes of [a=Jim O'Rourke], [a=Arto Lindsay], [a=Philippe Katerine], [a=Add N To (X)] and [a=Yasuharu Konishi] ([a=Pizzicato Five])

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Kahimi Karie - Kahimi Karie Kahimi Karie 11 mp3, CD 1998-09-08 Minty Fresh
2 Kahimi Karie - K.K.K.K.K. K.K.K.K.K. 15 mp3, CD 1998-08-00 Le Grand Magistery
3 Kahimi Karie - Remixes Remixes 4 mp3, CD 1998-02-00 Crue-L Records
4 Kahimi Karie - Tiny King Kong Tiny King Kong 4 mp3, CD 1997 Crue-L Records
5 K.K.K.K.K. 11 mp3, CD 1998-07-15 Polydor K.K.
6 K.K. Limited Edition 2000 42 mp3, CD 2000-11-00 Polydor K.K.
7 Kahimi Karie - A K Is A K Is A K A K Is A K Is A K 9 mp3, CD 1998-12-23 Polydor K.K.
8 I Am A Kitten 5 mp3, CD 1995-01-25
9 Tilt 13 mp3, CD 2000-05-24 Polydor K.K.
10 Once Upon A Time 5 mp3, CD 2000-03-29 Polydor K.K.
11 Kahimi Karie - The Best Of Trattoria Years Plus More The Best Of Trattoria Years Plus More 11 mp3, CD 1998-09-00
12 Kahimi Karie - My Suitor My Suitor 7 mp3, CD 2001-11-00 Polydor K.K.
13 Montage 10 mp3, CD 2004-05-00 Victor
14 Kahimi Karie - Larme De Crocodile Larme De Crocodile 10 mp3, CD 1997-03-00 Crue-L Records
15 Kahimi Karie - Giapponese A Roma Giapponese A Roma 4 mp3, CD 1999-12-00 Siesta
16 Kahimi Karie - Girly Girly 4 mp3, CD 1994-06-25
17 Kahimi Karie - Le Roi Soleil Le Roi Soleil 6 mp3, CD 1996-06-26
18 Kahimi Karie - Journey To The Centre Of Me Journey To The Centre Of Me 5 mp3, CD 2000-04-26 Polydor K.K.
19 Trapéziste 10 mp3, CD 2003-02-00 Victor
20 Nana 4 mp3, CD 2004-03-00 Victor
21 Good Morning World 2 mp3, CD 1995-10-16
22 Kahimi Karie - My First Karie My First Karie 6 mp3, CD 1995
23 Kahimi Karie - The Best Of Trattoria Years Plus VCD The Best Of Trattoria Years Plus VCD 16 mp3, CD 1999 R.PM Records
24 Kahimi Karie - Leur L'Existence Leur L'Existence 7 mp3, CD 1995
25 Kahimi Karie - One Thousand 20th Century Chairs One Thousand 20th Century Chairs 3 mp3, CD 1998-06-29 Polydor K.K.
26 Kahimi Karie - Crue-L Crystallization Crue-L Crystallization 18 mp3, CD 2006-10-10 Crue-L Records
27 Nunki 14 mp3, CD 2006-10-25 Victor
28 Kahimi Karie - Mike Alway's Diary Mike Alway's Diary 4 mp3, CD 1992-12-21
29 Kahimi Karie - Tiny King Kong Tiny King Kong 4 mp3, CD 1997 Crue-L Records
30 ハミングがきこえる 2 mp3, CD 1996-06-09
31 Music For Nipper 3 mp3, CD 2008-11-05 His Master's Voice
32 Kahimi Karie - KOCHAB KOCHAB 8 mp3, CD 2008-11-19 Victor
33 Giapponese A Roma 2 mp3, CD 1995 Mercury
34 Kahimi Karie - Girly Girly 5 mp3, CD 1994 Crue-L Records
35 Karie On TV 5 mp3, CD 1994 Crue-L Records

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