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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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Kahimi Karie - Le Roi Soleil album art Kahimi Karie Son Of A Gun Kahimi Karie - Le Roi Soleil (Album) Trattoria, Polystar, Trattoria Japan 1996 Sell This Version
KYTHMAK031DA Kahimi Karie - Larme De Crocodile album art Kahimi Karie Les Leçons De Français Kahimi Karie - Larme De Crocodile(CD, Album) Crue-L Records KYTHMAK031DA Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - K.K.K.K.K. album art Kahimi Karie Clip Clap and 1 more… Kahimi Karie - K.K.K.K.K. (Album) Crue-L Records Japan 1998 Sell This Version
RZC1-45883 Kahimi Karie - Happy Holidays! by Commmons album art Various 風来坊 Various - Happy Holidays! by Commmons(CD, Comp) Commmons RZC1-45883 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
NCS-646 Kahimi Karie - Music For Nipper album art Kahimi Karie Kahimi Karie - Music For Nipper(CD, Album) His Master's Voice NCS-646 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - It's Here album art Kahimi Karie Time Travelers Kahimi Karie - It's Here (Album) Victor South Korea 2010 Sell This Version