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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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Albums

none Kahimi Karie - Stop This album art Momus Le Roi de Soleil and 1 more… Momus - Stop This(CDr) Not On Label none 1996 Sell This Version
RADLP-001P Kahimi Karie - A New Compilation album art Fuzita Blender Poisoners Fuzita Blender - A New Compilation(LP, Ltd, Promo, Tra) Radio Instant Laboratory RADLP-001P Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Kahimi Karie - Gainsbourg Tribute '95 = ゲンスブール・トリビュート '95 album art Various En Melody = メロディーについて (as カヒミ・カリィ) Various - Gainsbourg Tribute '95 = ゲンスブール・トリビュート '95 (Comp, Album) Columbia Japan 1998 Sell This Version
82876503932 Kahimi Karie - Entre Deux album art Patrick Bruel Tout Le Jour, Toute La Nuit Patrick Bruel - Entre Deux(3xCD, Album, Comp, Ltd, Ope) RCA, BMG France 82876503932 France 2003 Sell This Version
VPC G-84802 Kahimi Karie - Lupin the Third - Return The Treasure For Ultimate Pleasure ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK album art Yuji Ohno ル・ソレイユ・ドール [TVサイズ] Yuji Ohno - Lupin the Third - Return The Treasure For Ultimate Pleasure ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK(CD) Vap VPC G-84802 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
AVJCD10256 Kahimi Karie - Beat Space Nine album art m-flo COZMO-NAUGHTY m-flo - Beat Space Nine(CD, Album) Rhythm Zone AVJCD10256 Taiwan 2005 Sell This Version
COCX-33273 Kahimi Karie - みんな大好き塊魂オリジナルサウンドトラック「塊は魂」 album art Various Blue Orb (as カヒミ・カリィ) Various - みんな大好き塊魂オリジナルサウンドトラック「塊は魂」(CD, Album) Columbia Music Entertainment COCX-33273 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
PECF-1055, cap-157 Kahimi Karie - New Rain album art OLAibi Niufive OLAibi - New Rain(CD, Album) Felicity, Felicity PECF-1055, cap-157 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
DDCB-12100 Kahimi Karie - We Struggle For All Our Pride album art Struggle For Pride You May Be Right Struggle For Pride - We Struggle For All Our Pride(2xCD, Album) WD Sounds, AWDR/LR2 DDCB-12100 Japan 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

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 - Prego! '97 View-Master album art Various Le Roi Soleil Various - Prego! '97 View-Master (Comp) Trattoria Japan 1997 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 - 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