Kumi Koda's first album since she announced her marriage and pregnancy, "Appreciation," is in the No. 1 spot on the Oricon chart for Feb 6.
Koda appears on the cover of "JAPONESQUE,” wearing an exotic oiran (courtesan) costume. The 17 songs include the hits “Don’t stop love” and “Love Me Back,” as well as the opening theme song for Fuji TV’s drama “Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de.”
Koda, 29, married KENJI03, 27, the guitarist from the rock band BACK-ON last December and then announced that she was four months pregnant.
KENJI03 collaborates on the song "Poppin, love cocktail feat. TEEDA."
Koda released a statement saying, "I'm really honored that my 10th anniversary album has reached the No. 1 spot."© Japan Today