Olivia Lufkin was born on December 9, 1979 in Okinawa, Japan. In 1982, she moved to San Diego, California then back to Okinawa. Olivia later moved again to North Carolinafor two years before moving back to Okinawa.
Olivia was discovered by the director of "Rising Productions" (Vision Factory) while attending the Okinawa Actors' School, subsequently signing to AvexTrax as part of the Japanese idol group D&D. Famed producer Tetsuya Komuro heard of Olivia one day and decided that she would be perfect for a project in which he was planning along with Jean MichelJarre. The project was to create the theme song for the 1998 FIFA World Cup entitled Together Now. The single was released a month after D&D's first and only album. It was then decided that D&D woulddisband and be separated into two different groups: 'Olivia' as Olivia's solo-project and Aya & Chika as Aya & Chika from D&D.
1999–2002: Solo beginnings
In contrast to her work with D&D, her firstsingle, "I.L.Y. (Yokubō)", had a driving pop rock sound. While she did not write her first two singles, which were composed and produced by T2ya, she wrote her third single, "Dear Angel", and most ofher singles since then.
In 1999 and 2000, Olivia would release six singles, all with a pop-rock sound.  Toward the end of 2000, she released her first solo album, Synchronicity, which...