Kiriko Takemura, Kyary’s real name, was born in the Musashino district of Tokyo on January 29, 1993. Inspite of her young age she is a complete singer, model and blogger with great success.
She took her first steps as fashion blogger which led to a career as a model for some fashion magazines in Harajuku, Kera! and Zipper. She has a very strong relation with the district of Harajuku, she is even dubbed ‘Harajuku Pop Princess’. She started to get fame and started appearing in some TV fashion shows.
She went into music in 2011. It was then that she released her first single ‘PONPONPON’ through YouTube where it had a great success. That same year she released her first mini-album ‘Moshi Moshi Harajuku’ and some singles.
Her first full length album ‘Pamyu Pamyu Revolution’ was released in 2012 with a lot of commercial attention in Asia and the rest of the world. She has already been present in and given interviews to American and European media, including magazines such as Elle.
She is so popular in the Western markets that she has got a contract with American distributor Sire Records that will release and distribute her music in the United States. American artists including Katy Perry has talked about how they are fans of her.
Her latest studio album ‘Nandacollection’ is due to be released on June 26 and as we all expect it will definitely be everywhere. I want to hear it!
Written by Chelo