Stephanie (singer)

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Stephanie Topalian
Also known as Steph
Born (1987-08-05) August 5, 1987 (age 27),
Los Angeles, California, United States
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, actress
Years active 2007–present
Labels SME Records
Associated acts Joe Rinoie (manager)
Website http://www.steph.jp/

Stephanie Topalian, professionally known as Stephanie (ステファニー (Sutefanī), Սդեբանուհի (Stepanouhi)?, born August 5, 1987) is an American born Japanese singer, DJ and actress. Residing in Tokyo, she is signed to Sony Music Japan and is a student at Aoyama Gakuin University's school of law.

Born to a Japanese mother from Yamaguchi Prefecture and an Armenian father, she is a Japanese citizen. She is able to sing the whistle register.

Biography[edit]

Stephanie was born to a Japanese mother, and an Armenian father, in Los Angeles, California. When she was 13 years old, Stephanie sent an audio demo tape of her singing to various Japanese music productions, and later received a response from one, her current Japanese music producer Joe Rinoie, who was impressed with her singing and subsequently helped recommend her and also managing her career. Soon after, upon turning 14 the next year, she moved from California, where she was residing at the time, to Tokyo in order to further her singing career. She soon signed onto Sony Music Japan, debuting with her first single "Kimi ga Iru Kagiri" on the company's SME Records sublabel, which was featured as the first ending theme to Sony's anime series Kiss Dum, and was released on May 30, 2007. Her identity, prior to her debut, was kept secret.

Her second single, "because of you", was released on August 29, 2007, and replaced "Kimi ga Iru Kagiri" as Kiss Dum's second ending theme. On November 30, 2007, she was among the winners of the "Best Artist Award" at the prestigious 49th Japan Record Awards.[1][2] In early 2008, she performed the second ending theme to the Sunrise anime TV series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, titled "Friends", replacing The Back Horn's "Wana". Another song, "Changin", was also featured as the last ending theme to D.Gray-man. Her first album, eponymously titled Stephanie, was also released on March 5, 2008.

She debuted as an actress in the 2009 film Pride, based on Yukari Ichijo's shōjo manga and portraying the protagonist and lead character Shio Asami.[3] She also performed the film's theme song, "Pride ~A Part of Me~ feat. SRM", which was released on January 14, 2009.

Stephanie is a DJ in Reds Wave scheduled every Friday 8:00 p.m. (Japan Time). [4] [5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Stephanie (ステファニー?)

  1. Kimi ga Iru Kagiri (君がいる限り As Long as You Are Here?)
  2. Friends (フレンズ?)
  3. Life
  4. ANGEL GIRL
  5. Fallin'
  6. Shiny Days!
  7. Smile and Turn Away
  8. Beyond Myself
  9. Truth
  10. To.Be.Me.
  11. Winter Gold
  12. because of you
  • Peak Position: #16
  • Total Sales: 12,516

Colors of my Voice

  1. Kotoba Nanka Iranai Hodo ni (It doesn't need words) (言葉なんかいらないほどに?)
  2. Changin' feat. Tanaka Roma
  3. FUTURE
  4. Kindan no Knockout (禁断のKnockout?)
  5. Together
  6. Forever
  7. Pride ~A Part of Me~ feat. SRM
  8. KISSES
  9. Kizuna (キズナ?)
  10. a song for you
  11. Daisuki na Minna e. feat. fans (大好きなみんなへ。?)
  • Peak Position:
  • Total Sales:

Singles[edit]

Kimi ga Iru Kagiri (君がいる限り?)

  1. Kimi ga Iru Kagiri (君がいる限り As Long as You Are Here?)
    First ending theme for the anime Kissdum -ENGAGE planet-
  2. All the Way
  3. ANGEL GIRL
  • Peak Position: #36
  • Total Sales: 10,382

because of you

  1. because of you
    Second ending theme for the anime Kissdum -ENGAGE planet-
  2. To.Be.Me.
  3. Ben
  • Peak Position: #50
  • Total Sales: 7,898

Winter Gold

  1. Winter Gold
  2. Life
  3. Kimi ga Iru Kagiri (Acoustic ver.) (君がいる限り (アコースティックver.)?)
  • Peak Position: #80
  • Total Sales: 1,863

Friends (フレンズ?)

  1. Friends (フレンズ?)
    Second ending theme for the anime Mobile Suit Gundam 00
  2. Let's Go!!
  3. because of you (Acoustic ver.) (because of you (アコースティックver.)?)
  • Peak Position: #8
  • Total Sales: 31,201

Changin' feat. Roma Tanaka

  1. Changin' feat. Roma Tanaka
  2. Changin' (Stephanie Only ver.)
    Eighth ending theme for the anime D.Gray-man
  3. Together
  4. Truth (orchestral ver.)
  • Peak Position: #50
  • Total Sales: 2,961

Pride ~A Part of Me~ feat. SRM

  1. Pride ~A Part of Me~ feat. SRM
    Theme song for the live-action movie Pride
  2. Pride ~A Part of Me~ (Stephanie only ver.)
  3. KISSES
  4. Changin' (Double Piano Mix)
  • Peak Position: #82
  • Total Sales: 1,150

FUTURE

  1. FUTURE
    Theme song for the movie High Kick Girl
  2. Breakdown
  3. Pride ~A Part of Me~ (Sweet & Mellow Version)
  • Peak Position: #155

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