Ayaka Kitazawa

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Ayaka Kitazawa
Born (1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 29)
Saitama, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2008–present
Labels Key Sounds Label (2012–present)
Website ayaka-kitazawa.com

Ayaka Kitazawa (北沢 綾香, Kitazawa Ayaka, born April 21, 1989) is a Japanese singer from Saitama who has released music under Key Sounds Label since 2012. In 2013, she sang the ending theme song to the anime series Little Busters! Refrain.

Career[edit]

Ayaka Kitazawa had an interest in singing from a young age, and she played the double bass in junior high and high school. After graduating from high school, she pursued her love of singing and went on to attend a music-related vocational school.[1] While still at the school, she participated in national singing competitions such as "Jaccom Music Festival" in December 2008 and "Seishun! Hamo Nep League" in March 2009.[2] In September 2011, Kitazawa sang one song on Denshi Kensetsu's album Ongaku Shiki Complete Dam released by Victor Entertainment.[3] After graduation, she was contracted under the Sun Music Brain talent agency from 2012 to 2013. In January 2012, she auditioned to be a singer on Shinji Orito's album Circle of Fifth released by Key Sounds Label later that year in October, and was chosen to sing six songs.[1][2] Kitazawa's debut single "Kimi to no Nakushi Mono / Namidairo no Tsubasa" (君とのなくしもの / 涙色の翼) was released on November 6, 2013; "Kimi to no Nakushi Mono" was used as the ending theme to the 2013 anime series Little Busters! Refrain.[4] In April 2014, Key Sounds Label used the crowdfunding website MotionGallery to raise funds to produce Kitazawa's debut album. After two days, the project reached its goal of 1 million yen, and after 30 days had earned 2,707,000 yen.[1] Kitazawa's debut album Nature Couleur was released on June 25, 2014.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Oricon
chart positions
2014 Nature Couleur
  • Released: June 25, 2014
  • Label: Key Sounds (KSLM-0097)
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Oricon
chart positions
Album
2013 "Kimi to no Nakushi Mono / Namidairo no Tsubasa" 28[6]

Other album appearances[edit]

Year Song(s) Album Notes Ref.
2011 "Mizu no Nai Dam" Ongaku Shiki Complete Dam Album featuring various artists produced by Denshi Kensetsu [3]
2012 "Orpheus (Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta) (Ayaka Ver)" Orpheus: Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta Theme song for the Visual Art's Daikanshasai event. [7]
"Last Word"
"Sunbright"
"Orpheus (Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta) (Ayaka Ver)"
"Fortune Card"
"Perseids"
"Bokura no Tabi"
Circle of Fifth Album featuring various artists produced by Shinji Orito. [8]
2014 "Bokura no Tabi"
"Namidairo no Tsubasa"
"Kimi to no Nakushi Mono"
Little Busters! Perfect Vocal Collection A compilation album of vocal music featured in the Little Busters! and Little Busters! Ecstasy visual novels and their anime adaptations. [9]
2015 "Todoketai Melody" "Todoketai Melody / Towa no Hoshi e" Theme song to the Harmonia visual novel. [10]

Other video album appearances[edit]

Year Song(s) Video album Artist(s) Notes Ref.
2013 "Sunbright"
"Orpheus (Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta)"
Visual Art's Daikanshasai Live 2012 in Yokohama Arena: Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta Various artists "Orpheus (Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta)" is sung by all of the artists. [11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 北沢綾香ファーストアルバム制作プロジェクト [Ayaka Kitazawa First Album Production Project] (in Japanese). MotionGallery. Archived from the original on June 14, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b 北沢 綾香 [Ayaka Kitazawa] (in Japanese). Sun Music Brain. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b デンシケンセツ (1/3) [Denshi Kensetsu (1/3)] (in Japanese). Natalie. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jun Maeda, Shinji Orito Write Little Busters! Refrain Songs". Anime News Network. July 30, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nature Couleur" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ 君とのなくしもの [Kimi to no Nakushi Mono] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Orpheus ~君と奏でる明日へのうた~" [Orpheus: Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta] (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ "折戸伸治パーソナルフルアルバム「circle of fifth」" [Shinji Orito Personal Full Album Circle of Fifth] (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ "リトルバスターズ!パーフェクト ボーカルコレクション" [Little Busters! Perfect Vocal Collection] (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ "届けたいメロディ" [Todoketai Melody] (in Japanese). Key Sounds Label. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ "TVアニメ「リトルバスターズ!」の10月放映開始も発表。20年の歴史が凝縮された「ビジュアルアーツ大感謝祭」をレポート" (in Japanese). 4Gamer. July 31, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ "ビジュアルアーツ大感謝祭LIVE 2012 in YOKOHAMA ARENA~きみとかなでるあしたへのうた~" [Visual Art's Daikanshasai Live 2012 in Yokohama Arena: Kimi to Kanaderu Ashita e no Uta] (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 

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