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Kitaro, a Japanese recording artist, prominent musician, electronic-instrumental music & record producer
Kitaro is a Japanese recording artist. He is best known for his music, electronic-instrumental music, and record production. He was born in a small town in Fukushima, Japan.
Throughout his career, he has received a total of 34 Gold Disc Awards (Japan) for individual songs and albums. He has also received an award for the best-selling artist of the year three times. He has been a featured artist on more than 300 albums worldwide.
Kitaro was born in Chōshi, Fukushima. He spent his early years listening to classical music and playing the piano. He loved playing the piano so much that he would play the piano while walking around the house. In junior high school, he became interested in rock music.
After graduating from Kōriyama Municipal Sonezaki High School in Fukushima Prefecture, he moved to Tokyo in 1970 and started his musical career as a street musician. He played at a small club in Asakusa.
He continued playing the drums on the streets for several years, including in the early 1970s and 1980s in New York City, before eventually releasing his first album, World of Kitaro. The week ending August 19,2008 and this made Kitaro the first Japanese artist to ever reach the top 50.
Kitaros subsequent albums since then have all reached the Billboard Top New Age Albums chart. Emperor of the Suns, a 2012 album by Tangerine Dream and Kitaro, is a new age project that received favorable reviews.
In November 2014, Kitaro announced that he had been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for Okinawa, two days later, he performed at the 2014 U. S. Open. Kitaro is a member of the advisory board of the ONE Campaign, an organization advocating for peace and justice.