AI is a bilingual Hip-Hop and R&B singer. After initial recognition in an appearance in Janet Jackson's "Go Deep" music video, she debuted with BMG, before signing with Universal's Def Jam label in 2003. With numerous successful album releases, tours and media appearances, she remains an influential and popular artist, bringing a heavily American R&B-influenced sound to Japanese audiences.
- Stage Name: AI
- Birth Name: Uemura Carina Ai (植村 カリーナ 愛)
- Birthdate: November 2, 1981
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA, United States
- Blood Type: B
- Family: Japanese father, and a half Japanese, half Italian mother.