Moumoon

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Moumoon
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]

Studio albums[edit]

No. Release Title Oricon Sale
2008.11.08 moumoon 32 x,xxx
2011.03.02 15 Doors 9 29,401 copies
2012.02.08 No Night Land 8 15,846 copies
2013.01.30 PAIN KILLER 12 8,557 copies
2014.01.29 LOVE before we DIE 15 7,411 copies

Best albums[edit]

No. Release Title Oricon Sale
2014.06.18 ICE CANDY 29 4,635

Mini-albums[edit]

No. Release Title Oricon Sale
Indie 2006.09.06 Flowers 63 x,xxx
2007.08.22 love me? 84 x,xxx
2010.03.24 Refrain 66 3,338
2010.07.27 SPARK 7 62,376

Singles[edit]

No. Release Title Oricon Sale
Indie 2006.07.26 Flowers / pride 106 x,xxx
2007.12.05 Do you remember? 83 x,xxx
2008.06.04 Tiny Star 47 3,225
2008.10.15 more than love 49 x,xxx
2009.02.25 EVERGREEN 54 x,xxx
2009.07.22 On the right 50 x,xxx
2009.11.25 Aoi Tsuki to Ambivalence na Ai 36 3,147
2010.05.12 Sunshine Girl 12 35,541
2010.11.10 moonlight / Sky High / YAY 16 11,439
2011.08.03 Chu Chu 11 5,809
10° 2011.12.14 Uta wo Utaou 27 x,xxx
11° 2012.03.14 "Love is Everywhere" 33 x,xxx
12° 2012.05.02 Wild Child 24 x,xxx
13° 2012.08.29 Hanabi 29 x,xxx
14° 2012.12.12 DREAMER DREAMER / Doko e mo Ikanai yo 30 x,xxx
15° 2014.05.08 Jewel 20 3,389
16° 2014.08.27 I'm Scarlet 59 x,xxx
17° 2015.02.25 Hello,shooting-star - x,xxx

Special singles[edit]

No. Release Title Oricon Sale
2010.06.25 Let's dance in the moolight 19 8,555
2010.12.01 my Secret Santa 29 6,087

Digital singles[edit]

No. Release Title
2007.11.28 Do you remember? (moumoon exclusive Ver.)
2008.06.04 Tiny Star Exclusive
2008.10.15 more than love ~Special Edition~
2009.09.16 Destiny
2009.11.25 Aoi Tsuki to Ambivalence na Ai + Acoustic version
2010.10.13 One Step
2012.10.10 Vanitas
2013.10.25 Lovin' You
2013.11.06 Emerald no Oka
10° 2013.12.17 winter fall
11° 2014.01.15 I say You say I You
12° 2014.04.16 Jewel
13° 2014.08.06 I'm Scarlet
14° 2014.10.02 BF

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