I've been into Hamasaki Ayumi for some 8 years now. I first heard of her online, then I heard the closing theme Dearest from InuYasha. Can't say I really like that show, in fact I hate it, but that voice used to ring out to me and beckon to me like the siren's song that led sailors to their doom.
I fell in love instantly.
Yes, Ayu is narcissistic, talks down to people, has a smelly dog.
Yes, she's had a little TOO much plastic surgery, and appears to have had a little more.
She might be profoundly deaf in one ear, but she's still moving strong. 10 years of entertaining and she still hasn't learned how to dance.