???? (Koda Kumi), born November 13, 1982 in Kyoto, Japan, is a famous female Japanese solo R&B and pop singer. She is the older sister of singer misono. She had dreamed of becoming a singer ever since she was in elementary school. She was eventually noticed by Avex Trax and began releasing pop music with an urban feel. After 10 years, she became one of the best-selling artists of the decade and one of the most popular and influential artists in Japan.