Noriko Sakai

Sakai released her debut single, "Otoko no Ko ni Naritai" (男のコになりたい?, "I Want to Be a Boy") on February 5, 1987, nine days short of her sixteenth birthday. Over 40,000 copies of the single were sold. In the early years of her career, she used the nickname Nori-P (のりピー?), although around the mid-1990s she started to distance herself from it.