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List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture

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List of Okinawa Prefecture bands, listed by their level of fame. This Okinawa Prefecture musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Okinawa Prefecture bands are included, as well as many Okinawa Prefecture musicians of underground status. This list of Okinawa Prefecture musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Okinawa Prefecture bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List features bands like Namie Amuro, Orange Range and more!

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Okinawa Prefecture?" or "What is a list of Okinawa Prefecture bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (18 items)
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Namie Amuro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Eurobeat
Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵, Amuro Namie, born September 20, 1977) is a former Japanese recording artist, producer, songwriter, dancer, model, actress and entrepreneur who was active between 1992 and ...more
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Orange Range is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Hip hop music, Noise rock, Pop music
Orange Range is a 5-member Japanese rock band, based in Okinawa, Japan. Formed in 2001, the band began with Spice Music and later signed with Sony Music Japan's gr8! records division in 2003. ...more
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Gackt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop
Gakuto Oshiro (大城 ガクト, Ōshiro Gakuto, born July 4, 1973), better known by his mononymous stage name Gackt, is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. Born in Okinawa, ...more
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Speed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop music
Speed is a Japanese female vocal/dance group comprising Hiroko Shimabukuro, Eriko Imai, Takako Uehara and Hitoe Arakaki. All four members are former students of Okinawa Actors School which also ...more
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Olivia Lufkin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Downtempo, Pop music, Trip hop
Olivia Lufkin (born December 9, 1979), professionally known as Olivia, is a Japanese-American bilingual singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of a Japanese mother and an American father. ...more
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Yu Yamada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Pop music, J-pop
Yu Yamada (山田 優, Yamada Yū, born July 5, 1984, Okinawa) is a Japanese model, actress and singer best known from her modeling work with CanCam magazine.
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Cocco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
Cocco (こっこ) is a female Japanese pop / folk rock singer.
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Takako Uehara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Pop music, J-pop, Rhythm and blues
Takako Uehara (上原 多香子, Uehara Takako, born January 14, 1983) is a Japanese pop singer, actress, and former radio host. She is a member of the group Speed. Uehara was born in Okinawa, Japan.
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MAX is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Eurobeat, Pop music, J-pop
MAX whose name is an acronym for "Musical Active eXperience" is a Japanese female vocal group. The original members of MAX made their musical debut as members of the Super Monkey's ...more
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Maakii is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock
Mākii (マーキー) (born August 23, 1987 in Okinawa, Japan) is a Japanese musician who was formerly the vocalist and songwriter for the Okinawa-based band High and Mighty Color. She was the youngest ...more
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Eriko Imai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Pop music, J-pop
Eriko Imai (今井 絵理子, Imai Eriko) is a Japanese pop singer. She made her debut in the early 1990s as part of the group Speed, which disbanded in March 2000. Eriko began her work away from Speed ...more
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Yuusuke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Rock music, Heavy metal, Music of Japan
Yuusuke Kuniyoshi (国吉祐輔, Kuniyoshi Yuusuke), known simply as Yuusuke (ユウスケ), was a vocalist of the Japanese band High and Mighty Color. He was the last member and the first vocalist to join the ...more
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HY is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Rock music, Alternative rock, Music of Japan
HY is a Japanese rock band formed in 2000 by five high school friends from Okinawa. Their name comes from the initials of their hometown, Higashi Yakena. The band's popularity rose rapidly after ...more
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Caroline is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Electronic music, Ambient music
Caroline Lufkin (born January 9, 1981) is a Japanese-American musician and the younger sister of the Japanese pop singer Olivia Lufkin. Caroline's music been released by Temporary Residence Ltd. ...more
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D-51 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Pop music, J-pop
D-51 is a Japanese pop music band. D-51 is group consisting of two men, Yu and Yasu. They are signed under Pony Canyon label. According to its members, the name D-51 came from Japanese National ...more
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SUPER MONKEY'S is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Eurobeat, Pop music, Rock music
Super Monkey's was a Japanese pop-singing and dancing group that spawned the careers of Namie Amuro and some members of the girl group, MAX.
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Ryo Miyamori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Ryo Miyamori J-pop
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Mongol 800 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Okinawa Prefecture
Pop punk, Ska punk, Ska
Mongol800 is a Japanese punk rock band from Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan consisting of three members. When they were aged 19, they released their first album. They have released five studio ...more