Kyu Sakamoto

Kayōkyoku, Musical Artist

1941 – 1985

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Who was Kyu Sakamoto?

Kyu Sakamoto was a Japanese singer and actor, best known outside of Japan for his international hit song "Sukiyaki", which was sung in Japanese and sold over 13 million copies. It reached number one in the United States Billboard Hot 100 in June 1963. He is also the first Asian singer to have a number one song on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Born
Dec 10, 1941
Kawasaki
Also known as
  • Kuy Sakamoto
  • Sakamoto, Kyu
  • Kyû Sakamoto
  • Hisashi Oshima
  • Hisashi Sakamoto
  • Kyu-chan
  • Sakamoto Kyū
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
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Ethnicity
  • Japanese
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Lived in
  • Kanagawa Prefecture
Died
Aug 12, 1985

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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