The Rise, Fall and Rise of Ami Suzuki

Written by Zer0

Newer followers of Japanese music might not know it, but dance-pop diva Ami Suzuki was a household name among J-pop fans between 1998 and 2000. Produced by the legendary Tetsuya "TK" Komuro, Suzuki consistently charted very well, and was considered by the media to be the most worthy rival to Ayumi Hamasaki. Then, in 2001, Suzuki's family sued her management company, and suddenly no one wanted her. Her return to the music industry in 2005 was nothing short of a miracle - and the result of a daring act by avex trax's Max Matsuura.

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