(born April 11, 1969) is the stage name of , a Japanese pop-music performer who also is notable as an actress and song writer.
Born as Chisato Moritaka in Osaka
she was raised in Kumamoto
, Japan. Her big break into show business was as the winner of the "Pocari Sweat
Image Girl Contest" in 1986.
Her singing career as the unrivaled "Dance Queen" began in May 1987 with the release of her first album, New Season. She differed from many other female Idol Singers in Japan in that she wrote her own lyrics and some music for her albums. She also played drums on most of the tracks, as well as piano, guitar, clarinet, and other instruments. Her advertising jingles were hits into the mid 1990s in television commercials for such goods as chocolate and gin. She has also made numerous appearances on Japanese game and talent shows and is still a household name. In twelve years after her debut she released seventeen albums and created a strong following of devoted fans. She collaborates with Haruomi Hosono
on some Hosono's works.
After an eight year hiatus from public life, Moritaka sang a song produced for a Nissan automobile commercial in early 2007.
She is married to actor Yōsuke Eguchi
, with whom she has a son and a daughter.
Chisato Moritaka was featured in a program for the Sega Saturn
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