MISIA (Japaneseミーシャ, Misha, civil: Misaki Itō (伊藤 美 咲), Ito Misaki, * July 7, 1978 in Fukuoka ) is a Japanese R & B singer. She brought her first single Tsutsumi Komu yo ni ... 1998 BMG Japan out. She moved in 2002 to Rhythmedia Tribe, a sub-label of Avex Trax. On 1 May 2007, she went back with BMG Japan under contract.

  • 2.1 albums
  • 2.2 Singles
  • 2.3 Digital Singles
  • 2.4 Video Publications



Misias parents are both doctors and she is the youngest of three children. Your special voice, consisting of five octaves, she discovered during a private music lesson her sister. In high school, she sang and played trumpet in a band and won with the help of her sister small singing competitions in Fukuoka. Soon after that she had singing lessons in gospel and R & B and lost with the time, the interest in further school career. She decided to study at the Seinan Gakuin University and strove instead more about her music career.


She got a record deal with Sony BMG Japan in May 1997 and adopted the stage name MISIA, a combination of her name Misaki and Asia. She made her debut with the single Tsutsumi Komu yo ni ... on 21 February 1998, reached number 11 on the Oricon charts. Their second single Hi no Ataru Basho improved to position 9 and was also used as the theme song for the film hood. Their first album titled Mother Father Brother Sister was published on 24 June 1998 and reached after four weeks, the top of the charts. In March 1999 her the title of Best New Artist of the Year was presented at the Japan Gold Disc Awards, and also won her debut album, the award for best pop album of the year.

Career highlight

In 2000, MISIA took with her then favorite band Dreams Come True, the single I miss you ~ Toki wo Koete ~ on, where she wrote the text and Masato Nakamura as the lead singer of the tune. Their single Kokoro Hitotsu 2003 was used as the theme song for the movie Dragon Head. Their single Namae no Nai Sora wo miagete, which was published on 7 July 2004, was used for the dorama Tenka. In addition, her song was Tobikata where Wasureta Chiisana Tori to the theme song for the Playstation 2 game Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. Their single SEA OF DREAMS was the official song for the 5th anniversary of the Japanese Disneyland in Tokyo. MISIA is one of the artists in Japan who have never sung in spite of their success at a live music show. In 2004, she was the only singer whose tour reached all five major domes in Japan, as the Tokyo Dome.

New beginning

On 1 May 2007, confirmed that her label avex trax MISIA leaves and then returns to its previous label BMG Japan as their sales numbers have steadily declined. On 4 July, their first single was released after Labelwechel with the title Any Love. Once in December 2007, their next single Royal Chocolate Flush appeared, their eighth studio album EIGHTH WORLD was published in January 2008, which surpassed the sales figures of the last album.


In August it became known that MISIA will work for their latest single "Life in Harmony " with the well-known Canadian producer David Foster. The song will be featured on the compilation album by Foster, which will be released on September 15, alongside songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna.




Digital Singles

Video Publications

  • World Cup ( 1 April 1999)
  • Love Is the Message the Tour of Misia 1999-2000 (26 July 2000)
  • The Tour of Misia 2001 ( 30 May 2001 )
  • Misia Collection Music Clips Since 1998 (August 22, 2001)
  • The Tour of Misia 2002 (27 March 2002)
  • The Tour of Misia 2003 Kiss in the Sky in Sapporo Dome (26 March 2003)
  • The Tour of Misia 2004 Mars & Roses (31 March 2004 )
  • Hoshizora no Live II: Acoustic Live in Okinawa (July 7, 2004)
  • Misia My Music Video Awards (8 September 2004)
  • Misia the Singer Show the Tour of Misia 2005 (7 July 2005)
  • Misia Hoshizora no Live III Music Is a Joy Forever ( 6 December 2006)
  • Misia Hoshizora no Live Star Package: II & III ( 6 December 2006)
  • The Tour of Misia 2007 Ascension (4 July 2007 )
  • Hohizora no Live IV Classics Film of Misia in the Kibera slum ( 5 December 2007)
  • The Tour of Misia 2008 Eight World (25 June 2008)
  • The Tour of Misia Discotheque Asia ( 10 June 2009)
  • Hoshizora no Live V Just Ballade Misia Hoshizora No Orchestra 2010 with (26 May 2010)
  • Hoshizora no Live VI Encore International Year of Biodiversity (20 October 2010)
  • The Tour of Misia Japan Soul Quest: Grand Finale 2012 in Yokohama Arena (June 20, 2012)
  • The Tour of Misia Box Blu -ray ( February 20, 2013 )