Yukimi Nagano

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Yukimi Nagano
Little Dragon live at Parklife, Sydney 2011.jpg
Yukimi Nagano performing with Little Dragon at Parklife festival in Sydney, October 2011
Background information
Birth name Yukimi Eleanora Nagano
Born (1982-01-31) 31 January 1982 (age 33)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Dance, synthpop, electronica, soul, jazz, chillout
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, percussion, drums
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Little Dragon, Gorillaz, Koop
Website www.little-dragon.se

Yukimi Eleanora Nagano (born 31 January 1982) is a Swedish singer-songwriter. Nagano was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden to a Japanese father and a Swedish-American mother.


Nagano is the vocalist of Gothenburg-based electronic band Little Dragon, which she established with her close high school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Wallin (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards).

She worked with Swedish nu jazz duo Koop on the songs "Come to Me", "I See a Different You", and "Whenever There Is You".[1]

She and Erik Bodin play live with fellow Gothenburg artist, José González.

She contributed significant vocal work to the album "Moving On" by Hird, including songs "Keep You Kimi" and title track "Moving On".

She is featured on Gorillaz's 2010 album Plastic Beach on the songs "Empire Ants" and "To Binge", both of which she co-wrote.

In 2011, Nagano was featured on SBTRKT's eponymous debut album with her vocals on the song "Wildfire".[2]

Nagano is also featured on Raphael Saadiq's 2011 album Stone Rollin' on the song "Just Don't".[3]

She also provided vocals for "Scale It Back" on DJ Shadow's 2011 album The Less You Know, the Better and for "Descending", "Higher Res", and "Thom Pettie" from Big Boi's 2012 album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.

She is the sister of singer Sandra Sumie Nagano whose eponymous album was released by Bella Union in December 2013


  1. ^ "Koop – Koop Islands -- Discogs". 
  2. ^ "SBTRKT – "Wildfire" (feat. Little Dragon)". Stereogum. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Gary, Kevin S. "Raphael Saadiq Announces "Stone Rollin'" Details"". hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 7/8/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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