Aimer

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Aimer
Native name エメ
Also known as aimerrhythm
Born (1990-07-09) July 9, 1990 (age 26)
Kumamoto, Japan
Genres J-Pop
Instruments
Years active 2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website http://www.aimer-web.jp/

Aimer (エメ?, Eme, [eme]) is a Japanese pop singer and lyricist signed to SME Records and managed by FOURseam.

Career[edit]

Aimer teamed up with the "Agehasprings" group, which has worked with, produced, or provided music for various artists, including Yuki, Mika Nakashima, Flumpool, Superfly, Yuzu, and Genki Rockets.[1] In 2011, her musical career began in earnest. In May 2011, they released the concept album Your favorite things. It covered numerous popular works, including works in various genre such as jazz and country western music. The number 1 record cover was based on Lady Gaga's "Poker Face", and was the first song to appear in the lead album chart for the jazz category in the iTunes Store. The album reached number 2.

On September 7, 2011, she debuted for Defstar Records, with the song "Rokutousei no Yoru", which was selected by Fuji TV as the ending theme of the 2011 anime series No. 6. "Rokutousei no Yoru" recorded its highest ranking at number 9 on the Rekochoku music distribution chart.[2] The second single was released on December 14, 2011. "Re:pray/ Sabishikute Nemurenai Yoru wa" reached number 1 in the "Mora" music download charts site.[citation needed] The song "Re: pray" was chosen as the 29th ending theme for the anime Bleach. The single includes a cover of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face". The song was previously featured in Aimer's Your Favorite Things, a cover album that was released during her indie era.

On February 22, 2012, she released her third single, "Yuki no Furumachi/Fuyu no Diamond", which had the theme of "winter" on all tracks. On May 11, 2012, Aimer released a digital single called "Hoshikuzu Venus". This single was intended to be the theme song and background music for Sasaki Nozomi's drama, Koi nante Zeitaku ga Watashi ni Ochite Kuru no daro ka?. This drama aired in April 16, 2012. On August 15, Aimer released her fourth single, "Anata ni Deawanakereba: Kasetsu Toka / Hoshikuzu Venus", which included a cover of Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". The first track of this single "Anata ni Deawanakereba: Kasetsu Toka" is an ending song of Fuji TV's anime series Natsuyuki Rendezvous.

On March 20, 2013, Aimer released the single "RE:I AM", which was used as the ending theme for the penultimate episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. According to an interview, the song title "is an anagram of [her] name (Aimer), and has the meaning of breaking down a word and constructing it into another."[3] Aimer's eighth single, "Brave Shine", appeared as the second opening theme to the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works anime, and was released on June 3, 2015. Another song, "LAST STARDUST", which was also a candidate for the opening, appears as an insert song in episode #20.

On August 18, 2016, Aimer announced her special 4th studio album "daydream" to be released on September 21 that features collaboration songs between her and popular artists such as Taka (ONE OK ROCK), Yojiro Noda (RADWIMPS), TK (Ling tosite sigure), chelly (EGOIST), Takahito Uchisawa (androp), Hiroyuki Sawano, Sukima Switch, and Mao Abe. Taka additionally produced four new songs for this album, while TK provided two. Also includes the ending theme of "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (anime)" made in collaboration with chelly (EGOIST) and Hiroyuki Sawano and more for 13 tracks total. The album was released in three versions: a limited CD+Blu-ray (Type-A), a limited CD+DVD edition (Type-B), and a regular CD only edition. The song "Falling Alone" was used as lead track and was previously released as her 10th digital single as advance of the album.[4][5]

On August 20, 2016 Aimer revealed her face for the first time on Music Station with the song Chouchou Musubi.[6] Following the announcement of her 4th album daydream, Aimer performed the ending song to the Season 5 of anime series Natsume's Book of Friends, "Akane Sasu." [7]

On January 5, 2017 it was announced that Aimer wrote a song for the Japanese culinary exhibition "Tabegamisama no Fushigina Resutoranten" directed by the multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory.[8] A day after it was revealed on Aimer's official Twitter profile that the name of the song for the exhibition would be "Uta Chōfūgetsu".[9] Later, it was also revealed another single, which would be used as opening theme for the Japanese drama Ubai ai, fuyu, titled Kogoesōna Kisetsu Kara, and would be released on February 10, 2017.[10] Successively, it was announced the release date, May 3, 2017, for two compilations containing Aimer's most famous songs, BEST SELECTION "blanc" and "noir". In the compilations there would also be included the two new singles, besides many songs from her previous albums.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album Details Oricon Chart
Sleepless Nights
  • Released: October 3, 2012
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital Download
11[11]
Midnight Sun
  • Released: June 25, 2014
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital Download
9[12]
DAWN
  • Released: July 29, 2015
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray, Digital Download
4[13]
daydream
  • Released: September 21, 2016
  • Label: SME Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray, Digital Download
2[14]

Best albums[edit]

Title Album Details Oricon Chart
BEST SELECTION "blanc"
  • Released: May 3, 2017.
  • Label: SME Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, CD+Bluray
3
BEST SELECTION "noir"
  • Released: May 3, 2017.
  • Label: SME Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, CD+Blu-ray
4

Mini albums[edit]

Title Album Details Oricon Chart
After Dark
  • Released: November 20, 2013
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD
23[15]
"Dare ka, Umi wo." (誰か、海を。?)
  • Released: September 3, 2014
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD,CD+DVD
18[16]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Oricon Chart Album
2011 "Rokutosei no Yoru" / "Kanashimi wa Aurora ni" / "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (六等星の夜 / 悲しみはオーロラに?) 28[17] Sleepless Nights
"Re:pray" / "Sabishikute Nemurenai Yoru wa" (寂しくて眠れない夜は?) 41[18]
2012 "Yuki no Furumachi" / "Fuyu no Diamond" (雪の降る街 / 冬のダイヤモンド?) 72[19]
"Anata ni Deawa Nakereba: Kasetsu Toka" / "Hoshikuzu Venus" (あなたに出会わなければ~夏雪冬花~/星屑ビーナス?) 26[20]
"L-O-V-E" Bitter & Sweet
"Refrain ga Sakenderu" (リフレインが叫んでる?)
2013 "RE:I AM" 6[21] Midnight Sun
"Nemuri no Mori" (眠りの森?)
2014 "StarRingChild" 3[22]
"broKen NIGHT / holLow wORlD" 9[23] DAWN
2015 "Brave Shine" 4[24]
"Kimi wo Matsu" (君を待つ?)
2016 "ninelie" 9[25] daydream
"insane dream / us" 13[26]
"Chouchou Musubi" (蝶々結び)?) 10[27]
"Falling Alone"
"Akanesasu/everlasting snow" (茜さす / everlasting snow)?) 8[28] TBA

Cover albums[edit]

Title Release Date Oricon Chart
Your Favorite Things May 11, 2011 Digital download
Bitter & Sweet December 12, 2012 53[29]

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Album Details Artist
UnChild
  • Released: June 25, 2014
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Aimer
Another Me
  • Released: August 13, 2014
  • Label: J-More
  • Formats: Digital download
Fukui Mai x Aimer

Music videos[edit]

Title Director(s) Production
"Anata ni Deawanakereba ~Kasetsutouka~" (あなたに出会わなければ~夏雪冬花~?)
"Re:pray"
"Yuki no Furu Machi" (雪の降る街?)
"RE:I AM" Tsuyoshi Araki
"StarRingChild" Masakazu Fukatsu factory1994
"Nemuri no Mori" (眠りの森?) Gaku Kinoshita
"Polaris" (ポラリス?) Gaku Kinoshita
"Kyoukara Omoide" (今日から思い出?) Gaku Kinoshita
"Dare ka, Umi wo" (誰か、海を。?)[30] maxilla
"broKen NIGHT" [30] Tatsunori Sato 19-juke-
"Brave Shine" [30] Ryohei Shingu 19-juke-
"Believe Be:leave" [30] Tatsunori Sato 19-juke-
"Kimi wo Matsu" (君を待つ?)[30] Gaku Kinoshita
"ninelie" [31] biogon pictures inc.
"insane dream" [32] Stephen Wayne Mallet Green Glow Films
"us" [33] Masakazu Fukatsu
"Chouchou Musubi" (蝶々結び?)[34] Shunji Iwai Tamai Emi
"Stars in the rain" [35] Tani Satoshi c.Ray
"Falling Alone" [31] bait
"Kataomoi" (カタオモイ?)
"Akanesasu" (茜さす?)
"everlasting snow"

Other[edit]

Album Album Artist Track Year
"No. 6" Original Soundtrack Keichii Suzuki Rokutosei no Yoru (TV Size) 2011
BLEACH BEST TRAX VA Re:pray 2012
"Natsuyuki Rendezvous" Original Soundtrack Ken Muramatsu Anata ni Deawanakereba ~Kasetsu Toka~ (TV size)
See More Glass Galileo Galilei Banana Fish to Hamabe to Kuroi Niji (with Aimer) 2014
o1 SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] Song of ..<AM>, s-AVE 2015
Sea and The Darkness Galileo Galilei Bed / Love Song (feat. Aimer) 2016
MIKA NAKASHIMA TRIBUTE VA ORION
Into the Sky EP SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] bL∞dy f8 -eUC-
P.Y.L illion Told U So
KINGS OF THE PLAYGROUND GROWN KIDS Bright Stars (feat. Aimer)
Ambitions ONE OK ROCK Listen (feat. Avril Lavigne) (Aimer as background vocal) 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ agehasprings
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ ro69.jp
  5. ^ natalie.mu
  6. ^ News about Music Station media appearance http://natalie.mu/music/news/198056
  7. ^ News about new single and tie-up for anime http://natalie.mu/music/news/207814
  8. ^ 「食神さまの不思議なレストラン展」CM (featuring Aimer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Wh9Cmde8A
  9. ^ Aimer's staff reveals the name of her new song for the culinary exhibition "Tabegamisama no Fushigina Resutoranten" https://twitter.com/Aimer_and_staff/status/817280037070127104
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ Oricon ranking http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/542958/products/984069/1/
  12. ^ Oricon ranking http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/542958/products/1077690/1/
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  28. ^ Oricon ranking http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/542958/products/1199330/1/
  29. ^ Oricon ranking http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/542958/products/993356/1/
  30. ^ a b c d e "DFCL-2152~3 | DAWN / Aimer [Limited Edition] - VGMdb". vgmdb.net. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  31. ^ a b "Photo". vk.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  32. ^ "Photo". vk.com. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  33. ^ "Aimer 『us』 ※TK(凛として時雨)楽曲提供・プロデュース 9/21発売new album「daydream」収録". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  34. ^ "Aimer 『蝶々結び』 ※野田洋次郎(RADWIMPS)楽曲提供・プロデュース". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  35. ^ "Aimer 『Stars in the rain』※Taka(ONE OK ROCK)楽曲提供". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 

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