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Nakashima Mika

Nakashima Mika promoting "MISSION" (2024)

Nakashima Mika (中島美嘉) is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter and actress under Sony Music Japan. She is well known for playing the role of Osaki Nana in the NANA films.



Mika promoting "TRUE" (2002)

In order to pursue her dream of becoming a singer, Nakashima decided not to attend high school, and in November of 2001, she saw her payoff. Her debut single STARS was a huge success, going on to sell over 469,000 copies. CRESCENT MOON, the second single from Nakashima, was limited to 100,000 copies, and incidently sold out the first day of release. Mika's 2002 album TRUE went on to sell over one million copies.

2002 gave Nakashima recognition of her achievements, winning "New Artist of the Year" from The Japan Gold Disc Awards, "Best New Artist of the Year" from All Japan Request Awards 2002, and "New Artist of the Year" from the 44th Japan Record Awards. Her next album LØVE in 2003 saw similar success, selling over 1 million copies. However, Mika's 2005 album MUSIC sold only 545,820.

In 2005, took on the lead acting role in a movie called NANA, based on the manga of the same name. Under the name NANA starring MIKA NAKASHIMA, she released the theme song to the movie title GLAMOROUS SKY, composed by HYDE, the vocalist and lyricist of the popular Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel. GLAMOROUS SKY was a huge hit, giving Nakashima her first number one single and selling over 439,000 copies total.

In October 2010, Mika announced her short but indefinite hiatus due to a health issue with her throat.


Mika promoting "LØVE" (2003)
Mika promoting "Hitori" (2005)
Mika promoting Mienai Hoshi (2007)
Mika promoting "Over Load" (2009)
Mika promoting "Dear" (2011)
Mika promoting "Boku ga Shinou to Omotta no Wa" (2013)
Mika promoting DEARS & TEARS (2014)
Mika promoting "Hanataba" (2015)
Nakashima Mika promoting "A or B" (2017)
Nakashima Mika promoting Yuki no Hana 15 Shuunen Kinen Best-ban BIBLE (2019)
Nakashima Mika promoting "SYMPHONIA / Shiritai Koto, Shiritakunai Koto" (2021)
Nakashima Mika promoting "Wish" (2022)
Nakashima Mika promoting "We are all stars" (2023)

Studio Albums

Best Albums


Cover Albums

Live Albums

Other Albums


Other Singles

Digital Downloads


Video Releases

Compilation / Other






  • [2009.12.xx] H Vol. 104 (Feature)


  • Childhood Dream Occupation: Nurse
  • Hobby: Collecting shoes, Aroma therapy, Writing lyrics, Drawing, Photography and Nail art
  • Favorite Artists: DREAMS COME TRUE, YUKI and UA
  • Favorite Love Song: Countdown (Cocco)
  • Favorite Foods: Boiled white rice, Miso, and Chinese noodles
  • Favorite Childhood Snacks: Malt coffee and Rice balls
  • Favorite Seasoning: Mayonaise
  • Favorite Dessert: Candy
  • Favorite Perfume: Vanilla and White musk (The Body Shop)
  • Favorite Character: Doraemon
  • Favorite Flower: Lotus
  • Favorite Animal: Tapir
  • Favorite Insect and Reptilia: Spider and Butterfly
  • Favorite Brand: Vivienne Westwood
  • Favorite Season: Winter
  • Favorite Weather: Rainy
  • Favorite Color: Black and Purple
  • Favorite Accessory: Silver accessory
  • Pet: Cat (Dio)

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