The Tokyo-born Ueda started her music career while she was studying at The Tokyo College of Music in the 1970s and brought together fellow musicians consisting of a couple of violinists, a cellist and someone on the viola to accompany her piano and vocalizing. Chika Ueda and KARYOBIN debuted in 1978, releasing 8 singles and 6 original albums into the 1980s before breaking up. Ueda also released some solo albums and singles with "I WILL" being her first release in July 1991. It didn't last too long on the charts but it went as high as No. 12 on Oricon. There was also her 3rd album of the same title released in September of that year which ranked as high as No. 7 (both stats are from www.oricon.co.jp).
Ueda has also been a prolific songwriter for various artists such as WINK, Noriko Sakai（酒井法子）, Hiroko Yakushimaru（薬師丸ひろ子）, and notably for Miki Imai（今井美樹） and Yoko Minamino（南野陽子）. A couple of her songs for Imai are here on this blog: "Boogie-Woogie Lonesome High Heel" and "Piece of My Wish".
|Chika Ueda -- I WILL|