Ohguro Maki (大黒摩季), born December 31, 1969, in Sapporo, Japan, is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter. In 1989, she passed the '3rd BAD' audition. Her famous songs are "DA・KA・RA", "Chotto", and so on... Her second single "DA・KA・RA" sold 1.1 million copies and won the 'Japan Record Grand Prix' newcomer award of the year. Because of her rare public appearances, she was originally known as a phantom singer, like Izumi Sakai of Zard. She is one of the rare Japanese singers that writes all her own material. So far she has released 15 albums and 30 singles.