Salyu (????) is a female singer born October 13, 1980 from Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The name 'Salyu' was given to her by her producer ???? (Kobayashi Takeshi), deriving from the french word 'Salut' which means 'Hi'. Most of her information is kept secret however on the September 14, 2006 episode of Utaban, she revealed her real name, Ayako. Ever since she was little she learned piano yet during grammar school she caught pneumonia and was suggested by her doctor to either take up swimming or singing.