Hikaru Utada is a Japanese American singer and songwriter. She earned her fame through her second album, First Love (1999), which sold more than seven million copies in Japan and became the best selling Japanese-language album of all time. In 2000, she was described as a Diva On Campus by Time Magazine. In 2009, The Japan Times called her as the most influential artist of the decade in the Japanese landscape.
She did her recordings with her mother, Junko Utada, an enka singer, releasing songs under a band named U3 (also known as Utada 3) before beginning her fisrt solo project, I'll be Stronger, in 1996.
On September 7, 2002, she got married to Kazuaki Kiriya, a photographer and film director. They lived together for over four years before ending the marriage in divorce in 2007. Her second wedding was with her fiance Francesco Calliano on May 23, 2014.