Hayashi Asuca
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Date of Birth: May 28, 1989
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Blood Type: O
Height: 156.5cm (5'2")
Favorite Artists: Celine Dion, MISIA, Minnie Riperton, The Beatles, Whitney Houston, Yamazaki Masayoshi
Favourite Things: Karaoke, Playing Golf, Purikura, Spending time with friends, Writing letters, Writing in her diary

Born and raised in Osaka, Asuca always thought that she would become a singer. She grew up listening to Disney music and imitating foreign Divas as she listened to their music. Asuca managed to debut at such an early age by her piano teacher listening to her singing accompinament of the songs she was learning, and sent a demo tape into Toshiba EMI. She won a contract, and debuted simultaneously in Japan and Taiwan with the song ake-kaze in 2003. She was only 13 at the time. This song reached to number 14 on Oricon Charts; which was an impressive feat for a debut artist.

Her debut album, Saku (; or Xiao in Mandarin) was released in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in May of 2003. This was the first time a Japanese artist had debuted at the same time in both Japan and China. Saku also broke another record, for it's release made her the youngest artist to ever have a top ten weekly debut in Japan on Oricon charts. Later on in that year, her single Chiisaki Mono was selected as the ending theme for Pokemon Jirachi Wishmaker. Later on for the English version of the movie, Asuca sung this in duet with Cindy Mizelle. Asuca's parts were sung in Japanese, and this had never happened before in Pokemon movies. However, The song was renamed "Make a Wish" for the English version.

Asuca has done a duet with Chinese arist Chen Min on Erhu entitled Tsubame ni Naritai. There was also a version of this song sung in Mandarin, instead titled Wo Yuan Zuo Yi Zhi Xiao Yan Asuca also sung her song Renka in Mandarin (The title changing to Lian Hua).

Asuca won the award for New Artist of the Year Award at the 18th Japan Gold Disc Award. Currently Asuca's sales seem to be waining after the extreme sucess of ake-kaze and Chiisaki Mono. However, it is most certain that she will keep releasing new material and her popularity will stay.

As Asuca matures in the music business, she is taking more control ver her own career. The number of songs she has written herself is growing. Currently she has written the lyrics to the songs Jibun Shinjite, Mou Ichido Anata ni Aitai, Snowdrop and Taisetsu ni Shiyou ne, and even composed Snowdrop and Taisetsu ni Shiyou ne. Asuca has even started her own rock band, called Belovelover (currently they have only performed live though). Her most recent album, Chou, was even produced by herself (her being 16 at the time).

In the distant future, Asuca wants to sing internationally and to study gospel music in New York.

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(Most information borrowed from the Asuca profile on her Wiki.theppn entry.)