Japanese Pop Singer Ai Remembers her grandfather with a concert benefiting go for broke national education center. This marks her second appearance ever in the U.S. Ai Carina Uemura's ojiichan (grandfather) recognized that she had a gift that should be shared with the world. By appearing in this Benefit Concert, Ai hopes to honor those who, by their example, have enriched her life and the lives of all young people with lessons from the past. This 26-year old is a top recording artist in Japan and is frequently compared to Beyoncé and Alicia Keys. Her American-style R&B tracks are a favorite of advertisers and her songs can be heard in ads for Japan Air Lines and Pepsi in Japan. Her face helps to sell everything from fashions to cell phones. Ai's first major release in 2005, "Story," sold over 300,000 copies as a single in Japan and has been downloaded over 3.5 million times.
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