Naomi Tamura

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Naomi Tamura
田村直美
Born (1963-12-11) December 11, 1963 (age 50)[1]
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Genres Japanese Pop and rock
Occupations Singer, Song writer, Lyricist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1987–present
Labels Universal Music Japan
Airy Music Japan
Website www.tamuranaomi.com

Naomi Tamura (田村直美 Tamura Naomi?) is a Japanese pop, rock singer, songwriter who debuted in 1994 with the song Jiyuu no Hashi. She is best known for singing theme songs for popular Anime series such as Yuzurenai Negai for Magic Knight Rayearth and Yuragu Koto Nai Ai for Get Backers. She is currently under contract with the recording label Airy Music Japan.

History[edit]

Naomi Tamura first got into show business after graduating from high school, when her band STEP passed an audition for CBS Records. All members of STEP except Tamura would leave before the decade was up, allowing Tamura to start her solo career a year after in 1991. The band would later rename itself as PEARL and release many albums.

In 1994 she debuted with the single Jiyuu no Hashi. It wasn't until her third single, Eien no Ichibyou, that Tamura would become a hit singer. Yuzurenai Negai, her 4th single became Tamura's first million copies seller and was used in the anime series Magic Knight Rayearth.

At the end of 1995, she made her first appearance in the program Kouhaku Uta Gassen.

In 1997, her old band PEARL would see a revival and brought new members to scene. She would also form the unit Mother with Ichiro and Grace.

In 2002, she sang "Yuragu Koto Nai Ai", an opening song for the anime series Get Backers.

In 2003, Tamura changed labels from Universal Music Japan to Crown Record. She would keep on jumping from one record label to another until she settled down with Airy Music Japan in 2005.

Single[edit]

  • [1994.04.25] Jiyuu no Hashi (自由の橋)
  • [1994.05.25] Akiramerarenai Yume ni (あきらめられない夢に)
  • [1994.07.27] Eien no Ichibyou (永遠の一秒)
  • [1994.11.09] Yuzurenai Negai (ゆずれない願い)
  • [1995.02.22] STAIRWAY
  • [1995.05.10] Chijou ni Mai Orita Tenshitachi (地上に舞い降りた天使達)
  • [1995.07.12] Us ~Sora to Daichi no Aida de~ (Us ~空と大地の間で~)
  • [1995.09.06] Touch me
  • [1995.10.25] Hikari to Kage wo Dakishimeta Mama (光と影を抱きしめたまま)
  • [1996.02.19] BLOOD, SWEAT & GUTS
  • [1996.06.03] Care Shite Agete (Careしてあげて)
  • [1996.12.09] Thanks a milion
  • [1997.05.08] WILD SENSATION / KEY OF GOLD
  • [1997.07.23] All You Need Is Love
  • [1997.10.29] CUT OF LOVE
  • [1997.12.25] CASABLANCA DANDY
  • [1998.03.04] SWEET 7 DAYS
  • [1999.07.28] extra flesh
  • [2000.04.19] good bye silence
  • [2000.10.18] No baby no cry
  • [2001.08.22] Realize
  • [2002.03.29] Ready Go!
  • [2002.11.07] Yuragu Koto Nai Ai (揺らぐことない愛)
  • [2012.04.25] Inochi no Uta ga Kikoeru (命のうたが聞こえる)

Albums[edit]

  • [1994.09.21] Excellent
  • [1995.06.01] N'
  • [1996.03.25] MONSTER OF POP
  • [1996.12.21] Thanks a Million
  • [1997.11.27] Grace
  • [1999.07.28] Tsuki no Kagayaki Hoshi no Matataki (ツキノカガヤキ ホシノマタタキ)
  • [2000.11.01] Treasure for each of us
  • [2003.02.26] new vintage
  • [2005.11.16] CRISIS
  • [2008.10.22] Rockfield willow
  • [2010.02.24] Pearly Gate

Other Albums[edit]

Best Albums

  • [2004.05.02] Heaven's Here
  • [2004.09.08] Golden Best (ゴールデン☆ベスト)
  • [2007.01.02] tamuranaomi AKA sho-ta sho-ta AKA tamuranaomi

Live Albums

  • [1996.07.10] Tamura's MOTOWN LIVE
  • [2002.08.20] LIVE A GO GO! 001 ~every part of me~
  • [2005.03.30] 10th anniversary SPECIAL LIVES
  • [2009.04.25] LIVE A GO GO! BEST

VHS and DVD[edit]

  • [1995.08.02] N's CLIPS
  • [1995.11.29] LIVE ~Subete no Mirai ni Hikari Are~ (LIVE ~すべての未来に光りあれ~)
  • [1996.12.21] Thanx a Million ~The Single Clips of Naomi Tamura~
  • [2004.04.02] LIVE A GO GO! 003 ~happy birthday 2 days~

Others[edit]

  • [2003.04.23] Anime Pocket Monsters TV Shuudaika Perfect Best (1997–2003) (アニメポケットモンスター TV主題歌 パーフェクトベスト(1997–2003)) (#3 Ready Go!)

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