Japanese icon who sold more than 68 million records, she actually is known for tracks like “Kawa zero Nagare zero Yo ni” and it is a Medal of Honor receiver. She sang on her behalf father at a global Battle II send-off party in 1943. She became the initial woman ever to get the People’s Honor Award. She was wedded to professional Akira Kobayashi from 1962 to 64. Her swan tune, “Kawa no Nagare no Yo ni,” continues to be performed by a number of performers including Teresa Teng.