Since then, she has released thirteen singles and six albums.Throughout her five year old solo musical career she has collaborated with the likes of Tetsuro Oda, RYOJI (from Ketsumeishi), Toshihiko Takamizawa (from The Alfee), Toko Furuuchi and Suguru Shimabukuro (from Begin).She would still look beautiful if she was covered with mud. She's very plain (unlike others that try to stand out), cute, has a very good voice I admit (she can change her voice like Utada Hikaru).
Since Aya was the girl doing the commercial for Soft Bank, she received a free phone (now there are 9 models left).
On April 15, 2008, she was crowned CM Queen for a second time (the first being in 2004), raking in a significant 360 million yen for her 8 advertisement contracts. Oricon: Golden Week surveys Sat, April 26, 2008 (am EDT) Next week is Golden Week in Japan.
She released her first single, "Pureness," in 2002.
It peaked at #4 on the Oricon charts and became the first female artist debut single in 3 years and 3 months to enter the Top 5 since Kyoko Fukada.
She is often said to physically resemble Japanese star Momoe Yamaguchi and is widely regarded to be one of the biggest idols in Japan today. As of 2008, Aya Ueto remains ubiquitous in Japan, appearing constantly on magazines and in commercials.
She is often called the 'low-rating idol', even on some news sites.
I can only hope that her career will continue for a great many more years and that we will see her reap the benefits and rewards befitting a talent and personality that brings so much light and happiness to an adoring and appreciative public.
Hello and greetings to all...hehe, this is my first post here at AF.
I randomly came across the movie "Install" and thought, "hmm...she's quite talented and cute on top of that." After that I discovered she was also a singer and thought she was pretty good at that too. : In 1997, Aya Ueto participated in the 7th All-Japan National Young Beauty contest, where she received a special award from the judges.
I really became enamored with her after "Attention Please," it's still my favorite Aya project. I just couldn't get enough of her, I just love how versatile she is..could be put into any drama and do it well I think. Her discovery led to many TV commercial deals, which eventually started her acting career.
Yui Aragaki, Masami Nagasawa, Maki Horikita, and Aoi Miyazaki were the next most popular choices.