In 1975, RIKKI was born in Amami Island. She began to sing at 4 years old, and won the Grand Prix "Japan Folksong National Competition" at 15 years old, the youngest winner in its history. After high school, she moved to Tokyo to become a professional singer. RIKKI has released 7 original albums, 4 singles (including the theme song for FINAL FANTASY X) and 1 mini-album. Great Japanese musicians Kazufumi Miyazawa & Joe Hisaishi adore her. She has joined THE BOOM (Miyazawa's leader band) on three albums (OKINAWA,KONOMACHI-NO-DOKOKADE, TROPICALISM-0) and also Miyazawa's solo album, SIXTEENTH MOON.