Stage Name: 北島三郎 (Kitajima Saburou)
Nickname: サブちゃん (Sabu-chan)
Enka singer born 4 October 1936; originally from Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island.
Besides his musical activities, which have often taken him outside of Japan, Mr. Kitajima has appeared on Japanese television in traditional dance performances and drama shows.
Mr Kitajima runs his own artist-management office, 北島音楽事務所 (Kitajima Music Office), representing himself and various other Enka artists such as Seiji Wada and Yuri Harada.