Ringo Sheena is a popular Japanese singer, songwriter, and musician. Many fans love her as she is the founder and lead vocalist of the band Tokyo Jihen. She is ranked on the 36 spots in the list of Japan’s top 100 musicians. The list is compiled by HMV and the group has gained immense success over the years. She started her singing career when she was only 19 and since then there is no looking back. Even when she tried to go solo she got the same amount of success. If you are interested to know about her here are the following details.
Bio and Early Life
Ringo was born in November 1978 in Japan. She was born with esophageal atresia that is a condition in which the esophagus becomes narrow. She had to go through various treatments and operations. One of the surgical procedures required her right shoulder blade to cut and open up. These surgeries left huge scars on her shoulder blades that are still evident on her body. Since her childhood, she is close to her parents and they have supported her throughout. It seems that talent runs in the blood as Sheena’s older brother Junpei Shiina is also an R&B musician. Ringo is 42 years old currently.
The solo career of Sheena has been a great success. She started by releasing her first official single Kōfukuron. After the big success of her first singles, her next singles Kabukichō no Joō” and Koko de Kiss Shite were released. The release of her first album was right after the success of her solo songs. Her first album is named Muzai Moratorium that was released in 1999. The album became a major hit in all parts of the world. The song Gips was meant to be her next single. However, she had to cancel the recording due to illness. Honnō was released as the fourth single and that gained a lot of fame. It is surprising that she chose the hospital as the setting for the music video of Honno.
In 2000 Sheena got married to guitarist Junji Yayoshi. You will be surprised to know that he is a part of her backing band Gyakutai Glycogen. The couple is blessed with one son together. After few years they decided to part ways. After her breakup was got romantically involved with music director Yuichi Kodama. There was news that she is secretly giving birth to her second child. In 2013 she confirmed all these rumors publicly during her Tōtaikai concerts. During this time she released her singles Irohanihoheto/Kodoku no Akatsuki. The couple is going strong since then. She is active on social media and likes to post photos of her family.
The total net worth of Ringo happens to be around $1-$5 million. She has gained this name and fortune through her career. Ringo got a compliment from Lenny Kravitz that she is a very talented singer. Her songs and albums have been a great success not only in Japan but in other parts of the world.