Chris Hart is an American-born J-pop singer.
Hart was born August 25, 1984 to musician parents in the San Francisco Bay Area, and raised by his mother from age 2. He developed an interest in Japanese music, language, and culture beginning age 12 after taking a Japanese class at his school. He was moved by the kindness of the people he met in Japan the next year during his summer vacation. He majored in music and Japanese in college, and took jobs in an airport and with a Japanese cosmetics company to maintain his connection. He moved to Tokyo, Japan at age 24, and took various jobs, including working on vending machines.
In 2011, a Youtube Video Hart made was noticed by executives for the Nippon Television show Nodo Jiman Za! World, a reality contest which features non-Japanese singing Japanese songs, and he was invited to compete in the show. He appeared at least twice in 2012. Producer Jeff Miyahara noticed Hart's performance, and asked to produce him.
In 2013 his cover of the Yusaku Kiyama song "Home" reached 8th in Japanese sales on the Oricon Singles Chart. His album of cover songs, released soon after, reached third.