Moumoon

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Moumoon
Moumoon.jpg
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2005 (2005)-present
Labels Avex Trax
Gate Records
Website www.moumoon.com/
Members Yuka
Kousuke Masaki

Moumoon (stylized as moumoon) is a Japanese pop duo consisting of two members, vocalist and lyricist Yuka and composer Kōsuke Masaki. Formed in 2005, the duo signed with Gate Records in 2006, and released their debut single "Flowers/Pride", and mini-album Flowers that September. In 2007, they left Gate Records and signed with Avex Trax, releasing their second mini-album, Love Me? in August. The duo's name is a combination of the French "Mou" and the English "Moon", together meaning "Soft Moon".[1]

Biography[edit]

2004–2006: Formation and indies[edit]

Yuka and Masaki met in the summer of 2004; however, it wasn't until 2005 that they formed Moumoon.[1] In October 2005, the duo held their first live performance at the Omotesando FAB.[1] In 2006, they signed with the indie label Gate Records and released their debut single "Flowers/Pride".[2] The single charted on the Oricon single charts at number 106.[3] Soon after, Moumoon released their debut mini-album, Flowers (September 2006), which debuted at number 63 on the Oricon album charts.[4]

Major debut[edit]

On May 12, 2010, they released their eighth single, "Sunshine Girl", which entered the Oricon single charts at number 12, a first for the group.[5] The following week the single rose to number 10, becoming their first Top 10 single.[6] The duo released their fourth mini-album, titled Spark, on July 7, 2010.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  1. Moumoon (November 12, 2008)
  2. 15 Doors (March 2, 2011)
  3. No Night Land (February 8, 2012)
  4. Pain Killer (January 30, 2013)
  5. Love Before We Die (January 29, 2014)

Mini albums[edit]

  1. Flowers (September 6, 2006) (Indies)
  2. Love Me? (August 22, 2007)
  3. Refrain (リフレイン Rifurein?) (March 24, 2010)
  4. Spark (July 7, 2010)

Singles[edit]

  1. "Flowers / Pride" (Indies) (July 26, 2006)
  2. "Do You Remember?" (December 5, 2007)
  3. "Tiny Star" (June 4, 2008)
  4. "More Than Love" (October 15, 2008)
  5. "Evergreen" (February 25, 2009)
  6. "On the Right" (July 22, 2009)
  7. "Aoi Tsuki to Ambivalence na Ai" (青い月とアンビバレンスな愛 "Blue Moon and Ambivalent Love"?) (November 25, 2009)
  8. "Sunshine Girl" (May 12, 2010)
  9. "Let's Dance in the Moonlight" (May 26, 2010)
  10. "Moonlight / Sky High / Yay" (moonlight / スカイハイ / YAY?) (November 10, 2010)
  11. "my Secret Santa" (December 1, 2010)
  12. "di cilampuyang" (january 1, 2000)
  13. "Chu Chu" (August 3, 2011)
  14. "Uta wo Utaou" |うたをうたおう| (December 14, 2011)
  15. "Love is Everywhere" |スペシャルコメント| (March 14, 2012)
  16. "Wild Child" |タイトル| (May 2, 2012)
  17. "Hanabi" |儚火|(はなび)(August 29, 2012)
  18. "Dreamer Dreamer" |夢想家夢想家| (December 12, 2012)
  19. "Jewel" (May 08, 2014)
  20. "I'm Scarlet" (August 27, 2014)

References[edit]

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