- Name: Kanako Watanabe (渡辺奏子)
- Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
- Birth Date: December 3rd, 1979
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hoshino_kanako
- Website: http://www.hoshino-kanako.com/pc.html
Kanako Watanabe, better known by her Kanako Hoshino (星野奏子) alias, is a vocalist for BEMANI who joined KONAMI following a vocalist audition held by KONAMI in 2004 (the same one that Reiji Sakurai participated in). Since her debut she's sung nearly a couple of dozen songs for BEMANI, and written the lyrics to several other songs not featuring her singing. Her earlier songs were mostly done by DJ Yoshitaka, though she's also extensively worked with Keiichi Ueno and dj TAKA, among others.
Kanako left KONAMI in 2008 and became affiliated with HIGH KICK ENTERTAINMENT inc., where she worked with artists such as ikutaMachine, Nao Harada, and Yoshiyuki Kinoshita. However, she continued to release songs and albums through KONAMI as late as 2011. She left HIGH KICK ENTERTAINMENT inc. in September 2016.
- Kanako provided vocals on good-cool's second album, good-cool ultra expander, for the track Break Me Out. This is her only collaboration to date with good-cool.
- 星野奏子 / Kanako Hoshino
- secret K
- EIGHT ELEMENTS OF THE STAR (2006)
- EIGHT ELEMENTS OF THE STAR ~ANOTHER SENSE~ (2006)
- Prism (2009)
- Articulation (2011)
- Kanako's Best Selection (2013)
- Starry ～the way to the SIRIUS～ (2009)
- Starry ～the way to the SIRIUS～ [Limited Edition] (2009)
- Sky Arium (2019)