Chiyoko Shimakura

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Chiyoko Shimakura
Born(1938-03-30)30 March 1938
OriginTokyo, Japan
Died8 November 2013(2013-11-08) (aged 75)
GenresEnka
OccupationsSinger, lyricist
Years active1954–2013 (her death)
LabelsColumbia Music Entertainment
 
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Chiyoko Shimakura
Born(1938-03-30)30 March 1938
OriginTokyo, Japan
Died8 November 2013(2013-11-08) (aged 75)
GenresEnka
OccupationsSinger, lyricist
Years active1954–2013 (her death)
LabelsColumbia Music Entertainment

Chiyoko Shimakura (島倉 千代子 Shimakura Chiyoko?) (30 March 1938 – 8 November 2013) was a female enka singer and TV presenter in Japan.[1] She was considered as "the Goddess of Enka".

Career[edit]

Chiyoko was born in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, Japan. In 1954 Chiyoko won the 1st prize of the Columbia Music Entertainment singers competition. In 1955, she made her recording début with the single "Konoyo no Hana". She was an Enka singer who appeared in Kohaku Uta Gassen, starring 35 times. However, she forgot her song lyrics in 1996. She participated again in the Kohaku in 2004.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

After a long battle with liver cancer, she died, at age 75, on 8 November 2013.

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "‘Enka’ icon Shimakura dies at 75". The Japan Times. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 

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