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比企真理
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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, Keigo Oyamada (aka 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 Pizzicato Five, Fantastic Plastic Machine, 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 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 Jim O'Rourke, Arto Lindsay, Philippe Katerine, Add N To (X) and Yasuharu Konishi (Pizzicato Five)
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CRUELCD 001 Kahimi Karie - Blow-Up 6 Singles And 6 Jingles album art Various Bonjour Line and 1 more… Various - Blow-Up 6 Singles And 6 Jingles(CD, Comp) Crue-L Records CRUELCD 001 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PSCR-1053, menu 3 Kahimi Karie - Bend It! album art Various Qu'est Ce Qu'il Est Beau! Mon Football Jazz Various - Bend It!(CD, Comp) Polystar, Trattoria PSCR-1053, menu 3 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - Hello Young Lovers album art Various Take It Easy My Brother Charly Various - Hello Young Lovers (Comp, Album) Crue-L Records Japan 1993 Sell This Version
PSCR 5036, Menu 20 Kahimi Karie - Prego '93 ~ The Menu Of Trattoria Vol.1 '9206~9304 album art Various Qu'est-ce qu'il est beau! (Mon Football Jazz) Various - Prego '93 ~ The Menu Of Trattoria Vol.1 '9206~9304(CD, Comp) Polystar, Trattoria PSCR 5036, Menu 20 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - world cup bend it !  u.s.a.1994 album art Various World Cup Football Jazz Various - world cup bend it ! u.s.a.1994 (Comp) Exotica Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
menu.64, PSCR-5395 Kahimi Karie - Prego! '95 - The Menu Of Trattoria Vol.2 album art Various Elastic Girl Various - Prego! '95 - The Menu Of Trattoria Vol.2(CD, Comp) Trattoria, Polystar menu.64, PSCR-5395 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - Sushi 3003 - A Spectacular Collection Of Japanese Clubpop album art Various Good Morning World Various - Sushi 3003 - A Spectacular Collection Of Japanese Clubpop (Comp) Bungalow Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - Trattoria Menu.100 - A Musical Souvenir Of Trattoria Menu.100's Magic Kingdom album art Various Le Roi Soleil and 3 more… Various - Trattoria Menu.100 - A Musical Souvenir Of Trattoria Menu.100's Magic Kingdom (Comp) Trattoria, Polystar Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - This Is A Label album art Various Quand Sentirai Da Sola Various - This Is A Label (Comp) Crue-L Records Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - Prego! '97 View-Master album art Various Le Roi Soleil Various - Prego! '97 View-Master (Comp) Trattoria Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - Sushi 4004 - The Return Of Spectacular Japanese Clubpop album art Various Alcohol Various - Sushi 4004 - The Return Of Spectacular Japanese Clubpop (Comp) Bungalow UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMJ-NMM064 Kahimi Karie - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 64 December 1998 album art Various Candyman Various - CMJ New Music Monthly Volume 64 December 1998(CD, Comp, Promo) College Music Journal CMJ-NMM064 US 1998 Sell This Version
558 140-2 Kahimi Karie - Il Ruggito Del Coniglio album art Various Giapponese A Roma Various - Il Ruggito Del Coniglio(CD, Comp) Mercury 558 140-2 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
none Kahimi Karie - Index Magazine Summer 99 album art Various Le Roi Soleil Various - Index Magazine Summer 99(CD, Comp) Index Magazine none US 1999 Sell This Version
KYTHMAK050DA Kahimi Karie - Lateearlydaynights album art Various David Hamilton (St. Etienne Remix) and 1 more… Various - Lateearlydaynights(2xCD, Comp) Crue-L Records KYTHMAK050DA Japan 1999 Sell This Version
COCP 31003 Kahimi Karie - 美空ひばりトリビュート (Misora Hibari Tribute) album art Various 東京キッド Various - 美空ひばりトリビュート (Misora Hibari Tribute)(CD, Album, Comp, Sli) Columbia COCP 31003 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
PSCR-5848/5849, MENU.200 Kahimi Karie - Bang The Drum 4 New Millennium album art Various A Fantastic Moment Various - Bang The Drum 4 New Millennium(2xCD, Comp) Polystar Co.,Ltd., Trattoria PSCR-5848/5849, MENU.200 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
Menu.250, PSCR-6055-57, PSCR-6055, PSCR-6056, PSCR-6057 Kahimi Karie - Anchor (Trattoria Made In Japan) album art Various 若草の頃 Various - Anchor (Trattoria Made In Japan)(3xCD, Comp) Trattoria, Polystar, Polystar, Polystar, Polystar Menu.250, PSCR-6055-57, PSCR-6055, PSCR-6056, PSCR-6057 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
SIESTA 180 Kahimi Karie - Derby. Once Temporadas De Siesta album art Various Giapponese A Roma Various - Derby. Once Temporadas De Siesta(2xCD, Album, Comp) Siesta SIESTA 180 Spain 2004 Sell This Version
UPCH-1398 Kahimi Karie - Fine Time 2: A Tribute To New Wave album art Various Memory Serves Various - Fine Time 2: A Tribute To New Wave(CD, Comp) Universal UPCH-1398 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
RZCD-45471 Kahimi Karie - Malawian Works album art Malawi Rocks La Dolce Vita (Malawi Rocks Remix) Malawi Rocks - Malawian Works(CD, Comp) Rhythm Zone RZCD-45471 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
PROM 2259 Kahimi Karie - Originals / Variations album art Serge Gainsbourg En Melody Serge Gainsbourg - Originals / Variations(CD, Comp, Promo) Warner Chappell Music France PROM 2259 France 2006 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - Tribute To Haruomi Hosono album art Various Fuurai-boo Various - Tribute To Haruomi Hosono (Comp) Commmons Japan 2007 Sell This Version
KYTHMAK110DA Kahimi Karie - Crue-L Mellow album art Various La Dolce Vita (Drumless) and 1 more… Various - Crue-L Mellow(CD, Comp) Crue-L Records KYTHMAK110DA Japan 2007 Sell This Version
RZCM-45660 Kahimi Karie - にほんのうた 第一集 album art Various からたちの花 (as カヒミ・カリィ) Various - にほんのうた 第一集(CD, Comp) Commmons RZCM-45660 Japan 2007 Sell This Version