Intro to some talented singer/band (part 2)

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Intro to some talented singer/band (part 2)

Post by KhAiXiAn on Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:50 am

this week topic is about

☆ Angela Aki ☆


Angela Aki was born on September 15, 1977, in Itano, Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan, to a Japanese father and an Italian-American mother, is a Japanese singer-songwriter. Her birth name was Kiyomi Aki (安芸 聖世美). She moved to Hawaii at the age of fifteen where she graduated from 'Iolani School. From there she moved on to George Washington University where she graduated with majors in politics and music.

She originally released an indie album in the United States in 2000, called These Words, which received much critical acclaim. In 2002, she composed two tracks for "Let It Fall" by Dianne Eclar, a teenage pop singer from the Philippines. In 2005, in Japan, she released an indie mini-album under Virgo Music entitled One, which alerted Nobuo Uematsu to her music. Angela Aki is now signed under Sony Japan. In 2005, she was announced as the singer of the Final Fantasy XII theme song, "Kiss Me Good-Bye."

On March 9, 2007, she revealed in her official blog that she is married to a music director who has been supporting her before her debut. She also revealed that while she was in Washington D.C., she had married once before but the marriage ended in a divorce.
She is good friends with JPOP star Yuna Ito. Both singers attended the same Japanese language school. Angela Aki is the daughter of Kiyoshi Aki, the owner/co-founder of AEON Institute of Language Education. This is one of the "Big Four" Eikaiwa (English conversation) schools in Japan.

Discography:

ALBUM
#InformationSalesIndie albumsSony Music albums
1st /Debut
Album
These Words

  • Released: January 4, 2000
  • Servant's Heart Indie Review Total Score: 97/100
N/A
2nd
Album
One

  • Released: March 9, 2005
  • HMV's Indies Weekly Charts: #3
  • HMV's Indies Yearly Charts: #1
N/A
1st / Debut
Album
Home

  • Released: June 14, 2006
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
553,402
copies sold (as of 2007.5.24)
2nd AlbumToday

  • Released: September 19, 2007
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
197,312
copies sold (as of 2008.6.30)

Single
#InformationSales
1st / Debut
Single
Home

  • Released: September 14, 2005
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak:#38
15,033
copies sold
2ndKokoro no Senshi
(心の戦士 / Soldier of the Heart)

  • Released: January 18, 2006
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #13
36,717
copies sold
3rdKiss Me Good-Bye

  • Released: March 15, 2006 [color:ccfa=#555](Japanese)
    May 16, 2006 [color:ccfa=#555](English)(US Digital)
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #6
68,968
copies sold
4thThis Love

  • Released: May 31, 2006
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #6
62,561
copies sold
5thSakura iro
(サクラ色 / Color of Sakura)

  • Released: March 7, 2007
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #8
105,796
copies sold
6thKodoku no Kakera
(孤独のカケラ / Fragment of Solitude)

  • Released: May 23, 2007
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #9
31,534
copies sold
7thTashika ni
(たしかに / Surely)

  • Released: July 11, 2007
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #15
14,653
copies sold
8thTegami
(手紙 / Letter)

  • Released: September 17, 2008
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: N/A
N/A

后记:
Angela·Aki去年刚好30岁。即使在2005年已经出道,发行了首张mina album《one》,她的年龄在日本艺能界也算是大龄青年。真正走红、作品被广为流传是演唱了最终幻想XII的主题曲《Kiss Me Good-Bye》。

说来也巧,当年半红不紫的幸田也是凭着最终幻想的一曲《real emotion》迅速窜红,如今已成功超越ayumi成为日本艺能界年末当之无愧的一姐。

初识aki,留给我最深印象的是黑框眼镜和一头乌黑的卷发。大概是由于亚洲人+意大利混血的关系,aki虽然在演出时或是唱片宣传时穿着都非常的简朴,但姣好的面容和迷人的身材掩饰不了举手投足间的风情万种。aki的歌曲如同她的为人一样低调、朴实却触动人心。

论声线,她不算是最突出的,但就像有些民族天生是歌手一样,作为纳波利的后裔,她也拥有了一副会唱歌的好嗓子。当然,仅仅会唱歌,要想在日本艺能界立足远远不够。毫不夸张地说日本艺能界繁华的背后隐藏了很多绣花枕头一包草的歌手,只能待在录音棚,只能凭话题制造人气等等。而aki则内外兼修,大部分的作品都是自己创作并演绎的。对于一首好作品,没有比创作者本人更能理解其中的意境和所要表达的情感了。伴着悠扬的钢琴声,aki如丝绸般的天籁缓缓吟唱,抚平心中的不安与焦躁。
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aiya.... chinese singer oso got many la....very nice d.... like Mayday,Victor,Garry n.......
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Post by KhAiXiAn on Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:51 am

Admin wrote:aiya.... chinese singer oso got many la....very nice d.... like Mayday,Victor,Garry n.......

but, the feel is different...
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