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About Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

PROFILE

Real name: Takemura Kiriko (竹村桐子)
Nicknames: Kyary (きゃりー), Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ), Carrie Pamyu Pamyu
Full stage name: Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Birthday: January 29, 1993 (21 years old)
Astrological sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
Height: 157 cm / 5’2”
Blood Type: B
Family: Mother and father (only child)
Charm point: Round face
Favorite animals: La Chupacabra, sharks
Favorite foods: bean sprouts, pickled plums, gummies, chocolate
Least favorite foods: Pretty much all vegetables with nutritional value
Favorite manga: Crayon Shin-chan

HISTORY

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was a normal high school girl until a fateful street snap landed her in the fashion magazine KERA in spring of 2009. Her shocking fashion sense soon led to continued regular appearances in other fashion magazines - including the high school fashion publication HR, Aomoji-kei magazine Zipper, and a stint as an amateur reader’s model in KERA - as well as giving her a fan base in Harajuku. She chose the name “Kyary” (pronounced Carrie) based on a nickname her friends gave her, a joke about how she looked like a foreigner wearing a blonde wig all the time. The “Pamyu” part was added after watching a skit by comedian Yagi Masumi.

In the spring of 2010, Kyary started an official Ameba Blog, which quickly became one of the most popular celebrity blogs on the website due to her wacky selfies and unique mix of slang and made-up words. In March 2010, she released the digital single Miracle Orange under avex through the HIGHSCHOOLSINGER project, and at the end of the year she began doing weekly broadcasts through Nico Nico Douga

After producing a Studio Ghibli tribute album under avex and launching a weekly radio talk show, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announced in May 2011 that she would be making her official major label debut as a singer under Warner Music Japan, produced by Nakata Yasutaka. Her debut digital single PONPONPON and its music video went viral on the internet shortly after its release, captivating people around the world with its bizarre mix of cute, disturbing and random. Her highly-anticipated debut mini-album Moshimoshi Harajuku and an autobiography titled Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girl were released in August. In December 2011, Kyary made her first appearance overseas at the Rune Boutique event in Los Angeles, where she held a short concert for her overseas fans.

Kyary’s debut single Tsukema Tsukeru was released in January 2012 and became an instant hit in Japan. Her sudden surge of popularity in her home country allowed her to hold her first solo concert in February, release her second single CANDY CANDY and book Kyary Bon in April, become the new MC for DAM Channel, and begin hosting a new TV show named Catherine alongside comedian Matayoshi Naoki and actress Mizuki Alisa. In May 2012, she released her first full album Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, which charted at #2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. In order to promote the album, Kyary held a nationwide tour in June, and even held a concert overseas at the French anime convention Japan Expo.

Following the subsequent success of her third single Fashion Monster, the launch of her own TV show Kyary Pamyu Pamyu TV JOHN!, a performance at Nippon Budoukan, and being crowned the official “Kawaii Ambassador” of Harajuku, Kyary made her first appearance at the prestigious Kouhaku Uta Gassen at the end of 2012. Her popularity at an all-time high, Kyary went on to release a slew of singles throughout 2013. Of these, Ninja Re Bang Bang went on to smash download records and earned extensive radio play. Throughout the beginning of 2013, Kyary embarked on a successful world tour that included stops in America, Europe, and Asia, in addition to interacting with her international fans through A-POP Star Week in March. She also signed with an American record label to release her songs overseas. In June of 2013, she released her 2nd full album Nanda Collection, which gave Kyary her first weekly #1 of her career. The album was widely promoted with tie-ups for nearly every song on the album and a nationwide tour. Kyary finished out the year with a guest appearance in the Japan-only “Star Trek: Into Darkness” insert song Into Darkness, an extensive hall tour of Japan, a new single titled  Mottai Night Land, a new TV show titled Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s WTF TV, and her second appearance at Kouhaku Uta Gassen.

At the beginning of 2014, Kyary held a sold-out, two-day concert at Yokohama Arena. In February 2014 she will be releasing her 8th single Yume no Hajima-Ring Ring and starting her second world tour, which will cover more countries than her previous international tour.

RELEASES

2010
(2010.Mar.30) Digital single “Miracle Orange”
(2012.Sept.25) Digital single “Love Berry”

2011
(2011.June.8) Album “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu no Ghibli Set”
(2011.July.20)
Digital single “PONPONPON”
(2011.Aug)
 Autobiography “Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girl”
(2011.Aug.3) Digital single “jelly”
(2011.Aug.17) Mini-album “Moshimoshi Harajuku”

2012
(2012.Jan.11)
Single “Tsukema Tsukeru”
(2012.Mar.13) Digital single “CANDY CANDY”
(2012.Apr.4) Single “CANDY CANDY”
(2012.Apr.19) Style book “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Kyary Bon”
(2012.May.16) Digital single “Minna no Uta”
(2012.May.23)
Album “Pamyu Pamyu Revolution”
(2012.June.6) DVD “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu TV JOHN! DVD”
(2012.July.20) Vinyl “PONPONPON / Cherry Bonbon”
(2012.Oct.10) Digital single “Fashion Monster”
(2012.Oct.17) Single “Fashion Monster”
(2012.Oct.29) Guide book “Moshimoshi☆TOKYO: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu no Tokyo Kawaii Guide Tour”
(2012.Dec.7) Digital single “Kimi ni 100 Percent (Anime Version)”
(2012.Dec.19) DVD “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu TV JOHN! DVD, Vol.2”
(2012.Dec.19) Box set “Pamyu Pamyu Evolution (Otonatachi no Mikata BOX)”

2013
(2013.Jan.25) Digital single “Kimi ni 100 Percent”
(2013.Jan.30)
Single “Kimi ni 100 Percent / Furisodation”
(2013.Feb.13) Blu-ray “Dokidoki Wakuwaku Pamyu Pamyu Revolution Land 2012 in Kirakira Budoukan”
(2013.Feb.13)
 DVD “Dokidoki Wakuwaku Pamyu Pamyu Revolution Land 2012 in Kirakira Budoukan”
(2013.Mar.13) Digital single “Ninja Re Bang Bang”
(2013.Mar.20) Single “Ninja Re Bang Bang”
(2013.May.8) Digital single “Invader Invader”
(2013.May.15) Single “Invader Invader”
(2013.June.26) Album “Nanda Collection”
(2013.June.26) Digital single “Nanda Colle MIX”
(2013.July.16) Vinyl “Tsukema Tsukeru / Minna no Uta”
(2013.Aug.8) Book “100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2014 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTO BOOK”
(2013.Nov.6)
Single “Mottai Night Land”

2014
(2014.Jan.29) DVD ”100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY”
(2014.Feb.12) 
Blu-ray “100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY”
(2014.Feb.20) Digital single “Yume no Hajima-Ring Ring”
(2014.Feb.26)
 Single “Yume no Hajima-Ring Ring”
(2014.Apr.16) Single “Family Party”
(2014.Apr.19) Vinyl “Ninja Re Bang Bang”

Other
(2013.July.10) Digital single “Into Darkness”
(2013.July.31) 
ASOBITUNES (Track #3: PONPONPON -extended mix-)

FILMOGRAPHY

GUEST APPEARANCES
- Fuji TV “Kazoku no Uta” Episode 1 (April 15, 2012)
- TV Asahi “Crayon Shin-Chan” (January 25, 2013)

MOVIES
- Kyary Pamyu Pamyu the Movie (August 8, 2013)

RADIO
- TBS Radio Kakiiin “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Way Way Radio!” (2011-present)

TV SHOWS
- Niconico Douga “Kyary’s Way Way NICO Channel” (Dec 2010 - May 2012)
- Nagoya TV “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu TV JOHN!” (Oct 2011 - Oct 2012)
- SPACE SHOWER TV “Space Shower AREA” (Nov 2011 - Oct 2013)
- Kansai/Fuji TV “Catherine” (Apr - Sept 2012)
- Kansai/Fuji TV “Catherine the 3rd” (Oct 2012 - Sept 2013)
- YouTube show “Catherine the 13th” (Oct 2012 - Sept 2013)
- Karaoke program “DAM Channel” (2012-2013)
- SPACE SHOWER TV “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s WTF TV” (Nov 2013-present)
- NHK World “Moshi Moshi Nippon” (Apr 2014-present)

AWARDS

2011
- BEST STYLING AWARD 2011 (Artist)

2012 
- SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards 2012 “Special Award” (PONPONPON)
- MUSIC JACKET AWARD 2012 “Grand Prize” (Moshimoshi Harajuku)
- The 45th Japan Cable Awards “Special Award”
- VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year 2012
- Best Dresser Awards 2012 (International) 
- The 54th Japan Record Awards “Special Award”

2013
- CD Shop Awards “Runner-Up Award” (Pamyu Pamyu Revolution)
- SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards 2013 “BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR” (Tsukema Tsukeru)
- Recochoku Awards “Best Song of the Month for 3 Months (Download)” (Ninja Re Bang Bang)
- Recochoku Awards “Best Song of the Month for 3 Months (Ringtone)” (Ninja Re Bang Bang)
- MTV Video Music Awards Japan “Best Karaoke Song” (Fashion Monster)
- MTV Video Music Awards Japan “Best Pop Video” (Fashion Monster)
- Mnet Asian Music Awards “Best Asian Artist (Japan)”
- The 54th Japan Record Awards “Best Song” (Ninja Re Bang Bang)
- The 54th Japan Record Awards “Best Album” (Nanda Collection)
- dwango.jp “Most Downloaded Song of 2013” (Ninja Re Bang Bang)
- YouTube Japan’s “Most Viewed Music Video of 2013” (Ninja Re Bang Bang)
- iTunes Japan’s “Top-Selling Song of 2013” (Ninja Re Bang Bang)
- The 46th Japan Cable Awards “Award for Musical Excellence” (Ninja Re Bang Bang)

2014
- The AMD Awards Digital Content of the Year ‘13 “Award for Excellence”
- SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards 2014 “Special Award”

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