Japanese pop and R&B singer, actor, and model who has released over ten successful albums.
He signed with Sony Music after winning a competitive audition in 1993.
He sang the song "Hitomi Wo Tojite (Close Your Eyes)," which was the top-selling Japanese single of 2004.
His father passed away on November 19, 2004.
He performed at the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Lauryn Hill.