Nami Shimada

Nami Shimada

Real Name:
Naoko Shimada
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The prettiest girl in the world! (real name: Naoko) debuted in 1986, a direct result of her winning the Momoco talent contest (along with her friend Tomomi Nishimura). Her first single was "Glass Fantasy" which was quickly followed by "Makenai de... Kataomoi", "Powder Snow" and "Free Balloon". She broke the top ten with "Uchiki na Cupid" and followed it quickly with a stronger hit "Pastel Blue no Tameiki" which stayed on the charts for several months and garnered her a sizable following. It was at this point in time that she started trying her hand at writing her own songs and wrote her first song "Twinkle Christmas", a cute little ditty that was popular with her fans.
Nami even had a small part in a TV drama (playing a schoolgirl of course), and produced 2 very cute commercials for Clearasil accompanied by an enigmatic robotic owl.
While she scored another top ten hit with "No", Nami continued writing songs and produced an EP titled "Via Air Mail" in which all songs were composed by her. The stand out song was "Tender Rain" which contained references to her favourite group, the Beatles.
Nami continued to have a modest string of top forty singles while developing her song writing talents and releasing the entirely self-penned albums "Everytime I Look at You" and "I Love You/You Do" which contained her last single "Motto, Zutto, I Love You". Well, actually, Nami's last song was on the soundtrack for "City Hunter '91". She gave her farewell concert in 1990. NAMI FOREVER!
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Nami Shimada Discography

Albums

30CA-2040 島田奈美* Via Air Mail(CD, MiniAlbum) Columbia 30CA-2040 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32CA-3003 島田奈美* Everytime I Look At You(CD, Album) Columbia 32CA-3003 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CA-3592 島田奈美* Voice(CD, Album) Columbia CA-3592 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
COCP-33033 Nami Shimada 島田奈美 ベスト (Nami Shimada Best)(2xCD) Columbia Music Entertainment COCP-33033 Japan 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AH-826 島田奈美* 内気なキューピッド(7") Columbia AH-826 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
M-0005 Nami Shimada Sun Shower / Tokyo Refresh(12", Promo) Not On Label (Soichi Terada) M-0005 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Nami Shimada Sun Shower Remixes (Maxi) Columbia Japan 1991 Sell This Version
FER-06860 Soichi Terada With Nami Shimada Soichi Terada With Nami Shimada - Sun Shower Remixes(CD, Maxi) Far East Recording FER-06860 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
FER-06860B Soichi Terada With Nami Shimada Soichi Terada With Nami Shimada - Sunshower Remixes Finalized(CD, Maxi, P/Mixed) Far East Recording FER-06860B Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Nami Shimada Sunshower (EP) Crème Organization Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
3-725-6396 Nami Shimada Sunshower Remixes(12", Promo) Not On Label (Soichi Terada) 3-725-6396 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Nami Shimada Mix Wax - Nami Non Stop (Comp) Columbia Japan 1989 Sell This Version

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