Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary at Japan Expo 2012 in Paris, France
Background information
Birth nameKiriko Takemura[1]
Born(1993-01-29) January 29, 1993 (age 19)
Nishitōkyō, Tokyo, Japan
GenresElectronic Dance, Electro House, House, Dance-pop, Pop, Electropop
OccupationsSinger, model, blogger, businesswoman
Years active2010–present
LabelsunBORDE
WebsiteOfficial Website
 
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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary at Japan Expo 2012 in Paris, France
Background information
Birth nameKiriko Takemura[1]
Born(1993-01-29) January 29, 1993 (age 19)
Nishitōkyō, Tokyo, Japan
GenresElectronic Dance, Electro House, House, Dance-pop, Pop, Electropop
OccupationsSinger, model, blogger, businesswoman
Years active2010–present
LabelsunBORDE
WebsiteOfficial Website

Kiriko Takemura (竹村 キリコ Takemura Kiriko?, born January 29, 1993), better known as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ Kyarī Pamyu Pamyu?), is a model, blogger, and recording artist from the Harajuku district of Tokyo.[2] Her official stage name is Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃろらいんちゃろんぷろっぷきゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ Kyarorain Charonpuroppu Kyarī Pamyu Pamyu?).[3] Kyary's debut album, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, was released in May 2012, topping charts internationally.

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Career

Kyary started as a fashion blogger, and then began her professional career as a model for Harajuku fashion magazines such as Kera! and Zipper.[4] After achieving a measure of fame, she began to establish herself as a businesswoman by launching a line of fake eyelashes called "Harajuku Doll Eyelashes by Eyemazing x Kyary"[5] and appearing at fashion shows.[6]

In April 2011, she frontlined the charity event "One Snap for Love" with Japanese fashion editor and photographer Yasumasa Yonehara and Japanese brand 6%DokiDoki for victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[7]

In July 2011, she began her musical career by releasing her first single, "PonPonPon". The music video, a psychedelic tribute to kawaisa and Decora culture, was released to YouTube and became a viral hit.[8][9] The single was produced by Yasutaka Nakata and is the first release from Kyary's debut mini-album, Moshi Moshi Harajuku, which was released August 17, 2011.[10] "PonPonPon" was released on July 20, 2011. On July 31, 2011, the song entered Billboard Japan's Hot 100 chart at 72.[11]

On August 3, 2011, her second single "Jelly" was internationally released via iTunes.[12] A week after the release of her debut mini-album, Kyary released an autobiography about her rise to fame titled, Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girl.[13][14]

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's third single and music video, "Tsukema Tsukeru", was digitally released internationally on December 7, 2011 via iTunes. Kyary visited Culver City, California on December 9 to perform in a fashion show and play two of her songs. It was the singer's first time performing overseas and her first time performing "Tsukema Tsukeru".[15] Her first physical single titled "Tsukema Tsukeru" was released on January 11, 2012, which included a special edition photobook.

Kyary released her second physical single "Candy Candy" on April 4, 2012. Along with the announcement of her second single, it was revealed that she will be holding her first nationwide tour in June, as well as launching an official fan club in spring.[16] The tour will kick off on June 2 at the Namba Hatch in Osaka. It will continue in Hiroshima, Nagoya, Sendai, Sapporo, Fukuoka and then finish in Tokyo on June 29.

Discography

Studio albums
Extended plays
Cover albums
  • Kyarypamyupamyu no Ghibli Set (2011)
Physical singles
Digital singles

Filmography

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2012CatharineHerself / HostJapanese variety show

References

  1. ^ kyary pamyu pamyu (official Facebook page)
  2. ^ ""Oh! My! God! Harajuku Girl" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu". http://tokyofashion.com/oh-my-god-harajuku-girl-by-kyary-pamyu-pamyu/. 
  3. ^ About Kyary |Kyary Official Blog Retrieved on 2012-01-17.
  4. ^ Kyary Profile in Japanese and English. Kyary.asobisystem.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  5. ^ Harajuku Doll Eyelashes by Eyemazing x Kyary. Tokyofashion.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  6. ^ Spinns Harajuku Fashion Show Pictures – Spring 2011. Tokyofashion.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  7. ^ Harajuku earthquake relief effort frontlining Kyary. Tokyofashion.com (2011-04-04). Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  8. ^ Dooling, Annemarie (2011-07-27). "'PonPonPon' Gives Us A Kawaisa Seizure". Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/ponponpon-gives-us-a-kawa_n_911470.html. 
  9. ^ Favorite Summer Artists & Cats Grilling Out (!!!): It's Episode 2 Of MTV's Pop Music Web Show, 'Bigger Than The Buzz'!. Buzzworthy.mtv.com (2011-08-04). Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  10. ^ "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "PonPonPon" Music Video w/ Art by 6%DokiDoki". http://tokyofashion.com/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-ponponpon-music-video-6dokidoki/. 
  11. ^ "Hot 100 Billboard Japan Charts (ja)" (in ja). http://www.billboard-japan.com/system/jp_charts/hot100/51-100/. 
  12. ^ Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Jelly on iTunes. Itunes.apple.com (2011-08-03). Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  13. ^ “Oh! My! God! Harajuku Girl” by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Tokyofashion.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  14. ^ Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girl on Amazon Japan. Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved on 2011-12-08.
  15. ^ "Kawaii for the Masses: Rune Boutique's Debut". Asia Pacific Arts. 2012-01-25. http://asiapacificarts.usc.edu/article@apa?kawaii_for_the_masses_rune_boutiques_debut_17854.aspx. 
  16. ^ "きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ2ndシングル&ツアー発表、FCも設立". natalie.mu. 2012-02-26. http://natalie.mu/music/news/65087. 

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