Yumi Matsutoya

Yumi Matsutoya (松任谷 由実, Matsutōya Yumi, born January 19, 1954), nicknamed Yuming (ユーミン, Yūmin), is a Japanese singer, composer, lyricist and pianist. She is renowned for her idiosyncratic voice, and live performances, and is an important figure in Japanese popular music.

Her recording career has been commercially successful with more than 42 million records sold. In 1990, her album The Gates of Heaven became the first album to be certified "2x million" by the RIAJ, and she has had twenty-one #1 albums listed on the Oricon charts. She is the only artist to have at least one number-one album every year on the Oricon charts for 18 consecutive years.

After gaining several years of experience as a session musician, she debuted as a singer-songwriter in 1972. During her early career, she worked under her birth name Yumi Arai (荒井 由実, Arai Yumi). In 1975, Arai became known as a composer for "Ichigo Hakusho wo Mou Ichido", a commercially successful song recorded by the folk duo BanBan. She also gained popularity as a vocalist in the same year, through the success of "Ano Hi ni Kaeritai" that became her first number-one spot on the Japan's Oricon Charts.

After marrying her musical collaborator Masataka Matsutoya in 1976, Arai began recording under her married name and has continued to do so. Throughout the 1980s, Matsutoya's music was prominently featured in advertisements for Mitsubishi Motors in her native Japan and her image was used to promote their vehicles. In addition to multiple hit singles, she has obtained enormous commercial success on the Japanese Albums Chart, particularly during the late 1980s and the first half of the 1990s.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - 紅雀 1978 Vinyl, LP, Album
松任谷由実* = Yuming* - 潮風にちぎれて 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Dawn Purple = ドーン パープル 1991 CD, Album
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - The Dancing Sun = ザ・ダンシング・サン 1994 CD, Album
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Delight Slight Light Kiss 1988 Cassette, Album
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart 1979 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - 紅雀 = Benisuzume 1985 CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Dawn Purple = ドーン パープル 1991 CD, Album
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Voyager = ボイジャー 1985 CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Train Of Thought = コンパートメント 1988 VHS, Reissue, Stereo, NTSC
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Alarm À La Mode = アラーム・ア・ラ・モード 1986 CD, Album
Yuming* = 松任谷由実* - 時のないホテル 1999 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - 紅雀 = Benisuzume CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - 紅雀 = Benisuzume CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Train Of Thought = コンパートメント 1985 Video8, Stereo, NTSC
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Delight Slight Light Kiss 1988 Vinyl, LP, Album
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Delight Slight Light Kiss 1988 CD, Album
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Da・Di・Da 1999 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Da・Di・Da = ダ・ディ・ダ CD, Album, Repress
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart Cassette, Album, Reissue, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Da・Di・Da = ダ・ディ・ダ 1985 CD, Album
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart 1985 CD, Album, Reissue
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
松任谷由実* = Yuming* - 潮風にちぎれて 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Train Of Thought = コンパートメント 1984 Betamax, Stereo, NTSC
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - 紅雀 1978 Vinyl, LP, Album
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Before The Diamond Dust Fades… = ダイアモンドダストが消えぬまに = Diamond Dust Ga Kienumani 1987 CD, Album
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Reincarnation = リ・インカーネーション 1985 CD, Album, Reissue
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Train Of Thought = コンパートメント 2004 DVD, DVD-Video, Multichannel, NTSC, Reissue
No Image Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Train Of Thought = コンパートメント 1988 Betamax, Reissue, Stereo, NTSC
松任谷由実* = Yuming* - 潮風にちぎれて 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Da・Di・Da = ダ・ディ・ダ 1986 CD, Album, Repress
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart 1985 CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
松任谷由実* = Yuming* - 帰愁 = Kishū 1979 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo, Stereo
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Delight Slight Light Kiss 1989 CD, Album
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - 紅雀 1999 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Da・Di・Da = ダ・ディ・ダ CD, Album, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Before The Diamond Dust Fades… = ダイアモンドダストが消えぬまに = Diamond Dust Ga Kienumani 1987 CD, Album
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart Cassette, Album, Reissue
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Before The Diamond Dust Fades… = ダイアモンドダストが消えぬまに = Diamond Dust Ga Kienumani CD, Album, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Delight Slight Light Kiss 1988 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Dawn Purple = ドーン パープル CD, Album, Repress
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Before The Diamond Dust Fades...... = ダイアモンドダストが消えぬまに 1987 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Yumi Matsutōya* = 松任谷由実* - 悲しいほどお天気 = The Gallery In My Heart 1979 Cassette, Album
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Dawn Purple = ドーン パープル 1991 CD, Album, Promo
No Image Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Train Of Thought = コンパートメント 1984 VHD, Stereo, NTSC
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - 紅雀 = Benisuzume 1985 CD, Album, Reissue
Yumi Matsutoya = 松任谷由実* - Before The Diamond Dust Fades… = ダイアモンドダストが消えぬまに = Diamond Dust Ga Kienumani 1987 CD, Album

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