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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. {#nodes}
  • 1
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music

    AlbumsPlay, Genius 2000, Style, break the rules, SWEET 19 BLUES

    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 2018. A...  more

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  • 2
    Hip hop music, Noise rock

    AlbumsTokyo Rock City, Natural, musiQ, 1st Contact, Orange Range

    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. The...  more
  • 3
    Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk

    AlbumsLove Letter, Crescent, Rebirth, MOON, MARS

    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
  • 4
    Hip hop music, Girl group

    AlbumsRise, Carry On my way, BRIDGE, White Love, Moment

    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
  • 5
    Downtempo, Pop music

    AlbumsOLIVIA inspi' REIRA (TRAPNEST), Re-act, Merry & Hell Go Round, synchronicity, The Lost Lolli

    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. Her two...  more
  • 6
    Pop music, J-pop

    Albumsleave all behind, Fly So High, free

    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....  more
  • 7
    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsSangrose, Rapunzel, Buugenbiria, Zanxian, Kumuiuta

    Cocco (こっこ) is a female Japanese pop / folk rock singer....  more
  • 8
    Pop music, J-pop

    Albumspupa, Blue Light Yokohama, FIRST WING

    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....  more
  • 9
    Eurobeat, Pop music


    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 along with lead...  more
  • 10
    Rock music, Heavy metal
    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 member...  more
  • 11
    Pop music, J-pop

    AlbumsDon't Stop the Music, Our Relation, Neverland

    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 during...  more
  • 12
    Rock music, Heavy metal
    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 band...  more
  • 13
    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsACHI SOUND ~HY LOVE SUMMER~, DEPARTURE, Street Story, AM11:00 (English Version), Parade

    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 a...  more
  • 14
    Electronic music, Ambient music

    AlbumsMurmurs, Where's My Love, Murmurs Mixes, Sunrise, Verdugo Hills

    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
  • 15
    Pop music, J-pop

    AlbumsONENESS, No More Cry

    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
  • 16
    Eurobeat, Pop 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....  more
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    Pop punk, Ska punk

    AlbumsGO ON AS YOU ARE, MESSAGE, Etc. Work, Daniel, 百々

    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 recordings, one...  more