Born in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan, Namie Amuro is a Japanese pop singer of Ryukyuan* ancestry. In the Japanese press she was referred to as the "Queen of J-pop" before Ayumi Hamasaki eclipsed her popularity in the mainstream pop scene. She was noted in her early years for her Westernized dance music and popularized fashion whose followers came to be nicknamed Amurā.
*Ryukyuan people are the indigenous people of the Ryukyu Islands of Japan between the islands of Kyūshū and Taiwan.
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