Hiro (music producer)

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Hiro (born October 11, 1985) is a Japanese music producer, associated with production company Digz, inc.. He began producing songs in 2007, beginning with dance group PaniCrew's single "Growing & Leaning." His most successful song is currently Kumi Koda's "Taboo," which reached #1 on Oricon's single charts in 2008.[1] Other high profile songs of Hiros include Kumi Koda's "Amai Wana," (甘い罠 Sweet Trap?) "Universe" and "Your Love," Namie Amuro's "My Love," BoA's "Best Friend" and Koichi Domoto of KinKi Kids' "Lose Control" (all appearing on albums reaching #1 on Oricon charts).

Biography[edit]

From the age of 15, Hiro took an interest in audio editing software. While on an exchange trip to England, he performed in a church choir and worked on making his own album (of which 300 copies were printed). In 2007, after graduating from an Australian university, he moved back to Japan and begun full-time work as a music producer in 2008.

Production discography[edit]

Release Artist Title Role Notes Album
2007 PaniCrew "Growing & Leaning" music, lyrics, track making Released as single, reached Oricon #64.
Tomboy "Superstar (Hiro Down Under Remix)" track making Released on "Superstar" single.
Koichi Domoto
(KinKi Kids)
"Lose Control" music, lyrics, track making Solo track on KinKi Kids album. Oricon #1 album. Phi
SATOMI' "It's Just Love" track making Misia cover. Sings (Winter, and Luv)
2008 Kumi Koda "Amai Wana" (甘い罠 Sweet Trap?) music, track making Music video filmed, Oricon #1 album. Kingdom
BoA "Best Friend" music, lyrics, track making Oricon #1 album. The Face
Yu Yamada "Leave All Behind" music, lyrics, track making Released as single, reached Oricon #77. Myusic
"Holla!" music, lyrics, track making
"Block Sign" music, track making
Color "Share wit' Me" music, lyrics, track making Black (A Night for You)
Crystal Kay "Help Me Out" music, lyrics, track making Color Change!
Leah Dizon "Nothin' to Lose" music, track making Communication!!!
"Not Too Bad" music, lyrics, track making
J Soul Brothers "Let It Go" music, lyrics, track making B-side to "Freakout!" single J Soul Brothers
Kumi Koda "Taboo" music, lyrics, track making Released as single, reached Oricon #1. Oricon #1 album. Trick
2009 Sweet Black feat.
Maki Goto
"Fly Away" music, track making Released as digital single, music video filmed. Sweet Black
Kumi Koda "Your Love" music, lyrics, track making Oricon #1 album. Trick
Namie Amuro "My Love" music, lyrics, track making Radio single, Vidal Sassoon CM song. Oricon #1 album. Past<Future
2010 Kumi Koda "Can We Go Back (Music Video Extended Version)" track making Dance interlude section only. Universe
"Universe" music, lyrics, track making Oricon #1 album.
Vanness "Little Things You Do" music, lyrics, track making, back vocals Reflections
Kana Nishino "One Way Love" music, lyrics, track making Reached #2 on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart. "Best Friend" (single)
Deep "Everyday" music, lyrics, track making Deep: Brand New Story
Iconiq "Change Myself" music, lyrics, track making Released as digital single, music video filmed. Change Myself
Choshinsei "Rock Up" music, lyrics, track making "J.P. (Reborn)" (single)
Kana Nishino "Love Is Blind" music, track making "Aitakute Aitakute" (single)
2011 Girls' Generation "Bad Girl" lyrics, music, track making Girls' Generation
"Beautiful Stranger"
"Let It Rain" Lipton CM Song
"Time Machine" The Boys

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TABOO/倖田來未". Oricon. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 

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