Rika Ishii is a singer-songwriter and model from Hiroshima who is said to be the next in line to claim Japan’s pop throne. Taking advantage of the opportunities afforded to her by MySpace, she started her career by building up connections through the social networking site. She made an appearance on the MySpace Cafe compilation Such a Beautiful Girl Like You, as well as being commissioned to write a promotional song that appeared on the MySpace front page.
Other promotional appearances include writing a theme song for Asahi University in Gifu Prefecture and providing music for a commercial for the Akita View Hotel, as well as more upcoming appearances. In addition, her long-awaited debut album, Aoi Kuma, is scheduled for release on September 3, 2010.
Official Website: http://www.ishiirika-aoikuma.com/