Mariko Nagai is a Japanese singer, that experienced extreme popularity throughout the late 80's, and the majority of the
90's.She is perhaps best known for her 1990 single, "Zutto", which became the 76th best selling single of that year, and the
30thbest selling single of 1991. Her popularity started to decline by the mid 1990's, and by 1998, her 10th studio album,
"You're...",reached number 49, signalling a major decrease for the former pop megastar. Although her popularity isn't nearly what
it wastwo decades ago, Nagai remains an important figure in the world of JPop, and is one of the most critically acclaimed
artists ofher time.