Momoe Yamaguchi (born January 17, 1959) (???? Yamaguchi Momoe) is a Japanese pop singer, actress and idol whose career lasted from 1972 to 1980. She was born in Shibuya, Tokyo. She is one of the most popular and notable singers in J-pop history with several songs which are frequently covered to this day. She secured her legacy by bowing out of the entertainment business at the peak of her career to marry her frequent costar, fellow actor Tomokazu Miura (????, Miura Tomokazu).