Hiromi Iwasaki

Hiromi Iwasaki
Native name 岩崎 宏美
Also known as ヒロリン Hirorin
Born (1958-11-12) November 12, 1958
Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1975-present
Labels Victor Entertainment
Website hiroring.com

Hiromi Iwasaki (岩崎 宏美 Iwasaki Hiromi, born November 12, 1958) is a Japanese female singer debuted in 1975. Her younger sister Yoshimi Iwasaki is also a singer. In 1981 she was awarded the Silver Prize at the Tokyo Music Festival for her song "Koimachigusa".[1]

Her representative songs are "ロマンス" "Romance" (1975), "思秋期" "Shisyūki" (1977) and "聖母たちのララバイ" "Madonna tachi no lullaby" (1982). However, her most immediately recognizable hit song, "シンデレラ・ハネムーン" "Cinderella Honeymoon" (1978) has been such a consistent feature of monomane talent Korokke's routines, Iwasaki Hiromi has commented that when the intro played in concerts, fans would laugh, so she has ceremonially "gifted" that song to Korokke, whose performance has elongated both their careers.


Iwasaki made her official debut in April 1975 with the single Nijuushou, after winning a record contract on the popular Japanese talent competition show Star Tanjou! in the summer of 1974.[2] The single peaked at no. 19, according to the Oricon charts. Its follow up, Romance, peaked at no. 1,[3] maintained its place for three weeks, and sold over a million units.[4] It was written by Yu Aku and Kyohei Tsutsumi, and got her nominated for The Best Newcomer of the Year at the 17th edition of the Japan Record Awards, and made her first performance on the 26th edition of Kohaku Uta Gassen with this song.[5] The disco inspired Sentimental was issued as a single in October of that same year, and with sales exceeding 700,000, became her second no. 1 hit, and maintained its place for two weeks.[3][5] A string of hit singles was released throughout 1976 and 1977, most notably Fantasy (which peaked at no. 2), Mirai (no. 2), Kiri No Meguri Ai (no. 4), Dream (no. 4). and Nettaigyo (no. 4).[5] The single Shishuuki was released in late '77, and won her an award at the 19th edition of the Japan Record Awards, as well as an award at the 8th edition of the Japan Music Awards.[5]

She continued to release big selling singles throughout the 1970s, and starred in her first rock opera, in the summer of 1979, as Ophelia in Shakespeare Hamlet.[5] In late '79 her single Mangekyou, won her gold at the Japan Record Awards, as well as becoming the theme song for Subaru Leone.[5]

The single Sumire Iro No Namida won her the "Best vocal performance" at the Japan Record Awards of 1981. Sumire Iro No Namida had sold 500,000 copies by September, 1982.[4][5]

In 1982 the song Madonna Tachi No Lullaby became her third no. 1; selling over a million units, and winning gold at the 21st edition of the Japan Record Awards.[4][5]

In the 1980s Iwasaki began focusing on musicals, and in 1987 played Fantine in the Japanese version of Les Misérables.[5] To this day she continues acting, singing, performing and hosting.


Charted Singles

#TitleRelease Date/Chart Position[5]
1Nijuushou (二重唱 Duet)
Debut single
1975-04-25 (#19)
2Romance (ロマンス)
First appearance on Kohaku Uta Gassen
Nominated for Newcomer Of The Year on the Japan Record Awards
1975-07-25 (#1)
3Sentimental (センチメンタル)
1975-10-25 (#1)
4Fantasy (ファンタジー)1976-01-25 (#2)
5Mirai (未来 The Future)1976-05-01 (#2)
6Kiri No Meguri Ai (霧のめぐり逢い Love Affair In The Mist)1976-08-01 (#4)
7Dream (ドリーム)1976-11-05 (#4)
8Omoide No Ki No Shita De (想い出の樹の下で Under The Tree Of Memories)'1977-01-25 (#7)
9Hiren Hakusho (悲恋白書 The White Book Of Tragic Love)
1977-04-25 (#8)
10Nettaigyo (熱帯魚 Tropical Fish)1977-07-05 (#4)
11Shishuuki (思秋期 Praying For The Fall)
Nominated for The Best Popsong on the Japan Record Awards
1977-09-05 (#6)
12Nijuu Saimae (二十才前 Before The Age Of Twenty)1978-02-05 (#10)
13Azayaka Na Bamen (あざやかな 場面 A Vivid Scene)1978-05-05 (#14)
14Cinderella Honeymoon (シンデレラ・ハネムーン)
Awarded a Gold Medal on the Japan Record Awards
1978-07-25 (#13)
15Sayonara No Banka (さよならの挽歌 I'll Say Goodbye, For A Better Tomorrow)1978-11-05 (#13)
16Haru Oboro (春おぼろ The Fading Spring)
1979-02-05 (#15)
17Natsu Ni Dakarete (夏に抱かれて Embraced By The Summer)1979-05-08 (#20)
18Mangekyou (万華鏡 Kaleidoscope)
Awarded a Gold Medal on the Japan Record Awards
CM Theme Song for Subaru Leone
1979-09-15 (#10)
19Slow Na Ai Gaiwa (スローな愛がいいわ I Like It Slow)1980-01-21 (#18)
20Joyuu (女優 Actress)1980-04-05 (#15)
21Ginga Densetsu (銀河伝説 Galaxy Legends)1980-08-05 (#18)
22Ai No Seimei (愛の生命 Live And Love)1980-08-05 (#18)
23Matenrou (摩天楼 Skyscraper)1980-10-05 (#22)
24Mune Sawagi (胸さわぎ Butterfly)1981-01-01 (#25)
25Koimachigusa (恋待草 My Loved One Lying In The Grass)
Awarded a Silver Medal on the Japan Music Awards
1981-03-21 (#26)
26Sumire Iro No Namida (すみれ色の涙 Violet Coloured Tears)
Awarded a Best Vocal Performance award on the Japan Record Awards
1981-06-05 (#6)
27Rengekusa No Koi (れんげ草の恋 Love The Grass Lotuses)1981-10-21 (#19)
28Lemon (檸檬)1982-02-05 (#16)
29Madonna Tachi No Lullaby (聖母たちのララバイ A Lullaby For Madonna)1982-04-21 (#1)
30Omoidasanaide (思い出さないで You Can't Recall)1982-09-21 (#18)
31Sutekina Kimochi (素敵な気持ち A Lovely Feeling)1983-02-21 (#32)
32Shinju No Period (真珠のピリオド Period Of The Pearls)1983-06-05 (#37)
33Ieji (家路 Home)
Award a Gold Medal at the Japan Record Awards
1983-08-21 (#4)
3420 No Koi (20の恋 Love20)1984-02-21 (#41)
35Mikan No Shozo (未完の肖像 Unfinished Portrait)1984-05-21 (#54)
36Hashi ( Bridge)1984-08-21 (#31)
37Kesshin (決心 Decided)1985-04-05 (#15)
38Yume Kariudo (夢狩人 Dream Hunter)1985-04-05 (#15)
39Gekkou (月光 Moonlight)1985-10-21 (#54)
4025 Toki No Ai No Uta (25時の愛の歌 Love Song On 25)1985-12-16 (#79)
41Suki Ni Narazu Ni Irarenai (好きにならずにいられない Can't Help Falling In Love)1986-02-05 (#57)
42Chiisana Tabi (小さな旅 A Small Journey)
Theme song of the program Chiisana Tabi hosted by NHK
1986-06-21 (#52)
43Yoru No Tenohira (夜のてのひら Palm Of The Night)1986-10-21 (#55)
44Saisho No Koibito Tachi (最初の恋人達 The First Lover)1987-04-21 (#84)
45Kaze No Douwashuu (風の童話集 A Fairytale In The Wind)1987-11-01 (#89)
46Last Cruise (ラスト・クルーズ)1987-11-01 (#89)
47Miseinen (未成年 Underaged)1988-12-16 (#83)
48Ai Toiu Mei No Yuuki (愛という名の勇気 The Courage Called Love)1993-01-21 (#60)
49Boku No Best Friend He (ぼくのベストフレンドへ To My Best Friend)
Pokemon ending theme
2001-02-07 (#84)
50Tegami (手紙 The Letters)2004-09-23 (#147)
51Tada Ai No Tamenidake (ただ・愛のためにだけ Only For Love)2005-03-24 (#93)
52Shiawase No Kakera (シアワセノカケラ Fragments Of Happiness)2007-03-21 (#159)
52Hajimari No Shi, Anata He (始まりの詩、あなたへ A Poem Just for You)
Used in the motion picture Noto No Hanayome
2008-04-14 (#90)

Charted Albums

#TitleRelease Date/Chart Position[5]
1Aozora (あおぞら The Blue Sky)
Debut album, featuring first two singles
1975-09-05 (#4)
2Fantasy (-)
1976-02-10 (#2)
3Hikousen (飛行船 Zeppelin)
1976-07-25 (#3)
4With My Best Friends1977-05-25 (#7)
5Otoko To Onna (男と女 Men And Women)1977-10-05 (#3)
6Nijuu Saimae (二十才前 Before The Age Of Twenty)1978-04-05 (#10)
7Pandora No Shouhako (パンドラの小箱 Pandora's Box)'1978-08-25 (#11)
810 Carat Diamonds1979-10-05 (#11)
9Wish1980-05-05 (#14)
10Salvia1981-07-05 (#21)
11Yuugure Kara... Hitori (夕暮れから…ひとり Alone At Dusk)1982-07-05 (#4)
12Love Letter1982-11-05 (#14)
13Watashi Teki Sora Kan (私・的・空・間 I'm In Heaven)1983-07-21 (#31)
14I Won't Break Your Heart1984-04-21 (#39)
15Giyaman (戯夜曼 Charmaine)1985-06-05 (#13)
16Cinema1985-11-21 (#40)
17Wagama (わがまま Self-Indulgence)1986-07-21 (#32)
18Yokubari (欲張り Greed)1987-07-21 (#38)
19Me Too1988-07-21 (#92)


  1. "Sexy Music' wins Grand Prize". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. AP. 30 March 1981. p. 7B. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  2. Koike, Shoin (1997). Star Tanjou & The Golden 70's. 夢を食った男たち. ISBN 4883157628.
  3. 1 2 Oricon No. 1 Hits 1968-1985 Vol. 1. クラブハウス. 1998. ISBN 4906496121. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. 1 2 3 Billboard Magazine, September 1982. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 "Timeline on Hiromi Iwasaki's official website" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-12-26.

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