Tomoko Nagashima is a Japanese vocalist, songwriter, and producer. She started her career as a vocalist for the duo Orange Pekoe in 1998. They are known as one of the most uniquely talented artists who helped to popularize jazz and Brazilian music in the Japanese music scene. They have been awarded many prizes, such as the Japan Gold Disc Award “New Artist of the Year”, ADLIB Popular Disc Award “New Domestic Artist Award", JFN Listeners Award "Best Achievement Award “ and more. They have released seven original albums, selling over 600,000 copies.
As her stage name Nia, she recorded her 1st solo album “NIA” in Brooklyn, New York in 2012. It was released in September 2014 by KING RECORDS in Japan and Atlantic Records in the USA, all songs written in English lyrics.
She was living in New York & Los Angeles in 2016-2019, and now is working on her 2nd album.
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