Daoko

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DAOKO
Native name
だをこ, ダヲコ
Born (1997-03-04) March 4, 1997 (age 22)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active2012–present
LabelsLOW HIGH WHO? Production
(2012–15)
Toy's Factory
(2015–present)
Websitedaoko.jp

DAOKO (だをこ, born 4 March 1997) is a Japanese female singer and rapper born in Tokyo.[1] She started her career when one of her uploaded videos on Nico Nico Douga received attention at the age of 15 in 2012.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

The name DAOKO (ダヲコ) was originally her web nickname.[2]

Her first tour began on 15 January 2016 at Tsutaya O-East, Tokyo, Japan.[3][4] DAOKO was nominated for Next Break Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2015.[5][6]

She had caught the attention of multiple Japanese artists such as m-flo which lead to the collaboration of the two artist to produce her single "IRONY" in 2013 and was appointed as the theme song of the movie 鷹の爪~美しきエリエール消臭プラス~。

DAOKO released her first album, Hyper Girl, on 5 December 2012 through Low High Who? Production.[7][8] She received a large amount of attention for her vocal work in the music video "Me!Me!Me!" composed by TeddyLoid on 21 November 2014.[9] DAOKO left Low High Who? Production after releasing her album Dimension on 4 February 2015 and subsequently shut down her blog.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak
JPN
[11]
JPN
Hot

[12]
Hyper Girl: Mukōgawa no Onna no Ko
(HYPERGIRL-向こう側の女の子-)
Gravity
  • Released: 11 December 2013
  • Label: Low High Who? Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download
200
Dimension
  • Released: 4 February 2015
  • Label: Low High Who? Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download
207
Daoko
  • Released: 25 March 2015
  • Label: Toy's Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download
50
Thank You Blue
  • Released: 20 December 2017
  • Label: Toy's Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13 9
Shiteki Ryoko
(私的旅行)
  • Released: 12 December 2018
  • Label: Toy's Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download
19 14
DAOKO×Dragalia Lost
(DAOKO×ドラガリアロスト)
  • Collaborative Album with Dragalia Lost
  • Released: 9 October 2019
  • Label: Toy's Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12 TBA

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Shoki Shōjō
(初期症状)
  • Released: 20 July 2012
  • Label: Low High Who? Production
  • Formats: Digital download
Ututu
  • Released: 11 September 2013
  • Label: Low High Who? Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Kirei Goto[13]
(きれいごと)
  • Collaborative Album with koducer
  • Released: 24 December 2014
  • Label: Fly N' Spin Records
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak Certifications Sales Album
JPN
[14]
JPN
Hot

[15]
"ShibuyaK" 2015 23 17 Thank You Blue
"Samishii Kamisama"
(さみしいかみさま)
"Moshimo Bokura ga GAME no Shuyaku de"
(もしも僕らがGAMEの主役で)
2016 29 53
"Daisuki" with TeddyLoid
(ダイスキ)
"Bang!"
"Uchiage Hanabi" with Kenshi Yonezu
(打上花火)
2017 9 1
  • JPN: 500,000 (DL)
  • JPN: 30,000 (CD)
"Step Up LOVE" with Yasuyuki Okamura
(ステップアップLOVE)
8 10
  • JPN: 16,000 (CD)

Digital singles[edit]

Release date Title
18 February 2017 "Kakurenbo"
(かくれんぼ)
15 April 2017 "Haikei Goodbye Sayõnara"[17]
(拝啓グッバイさようなら)
2 August 2017 "Forever Friends"
18 October 2017 "Step Up LOVE" with Okamura Yasuyuki
(ステップアップLOVE)
20 December 2017 "Charm Point"
(チャームポイント)
25 September 2018 "Owaranai Sekai de"
(終わらない世界で)
17 November 2018 "Bokura no Network" with Nakata Yasutaka
(ぼくらのネットワーク)
24 April 2019 "Drama" with Takeshi Kobayashi
(ドラマ)
3 July 2019 "Senkyakubanrai" with MIYAVI
(千客万来)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Daoko (November 19, 2016), Daoko The Zine 01: D-LOVER (in Japanese)
  • Daoko (November 19, 2016), D-LOVERS vol.2 (in Japanese)
  • Daoko (August 10, 2017), One room seaside step (in Japanese) (Paperback ed.), Tokyo: KADOKAWA, ISBN 978-4-040-69331-6
  • Daoko (March 29, 2018), D-LOVERS vol.3 (in Japanese)

Awards[edit]

Year Ceremony Award Nominated Work Result
2018 Space Shower Music Award[18] Song of the Year "Uchiage Hanabi" Won
Best Breakthrough Artist Herself Won
MTV Europe Music Award Best Japanese Act Nominated
2019 Space Shower Music Award[19] Best Female Artist Nominated

Performances[edit]

  • 6 April 2015 - Party for first major album in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • 17 August 2015 - Live Solo in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • 14 September 2015 - Japanese Animation Trade Fair (Nico Nico Live)
  • 15 January 2016 - First Tour (Tsutaya O-East, Tokyo, Japan)
  • 8 March 2017 - Aoiro Jidai Tour (LIQUIDROOM in Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan)
  • 30 September 2017 - Anime Weekend Atlanta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DAOKO". daoko.jp. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  2. ^ "J-Wave Website: Tokio Hot100". www.j-wave.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  3. ^ "Daoko Tour". t.pia.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  4. ^ "Daoko". daoko.jp. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  5. ^ "Daoko MTV Music Awards Nomination". MTV VMAJ 2015 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2016-04-02. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  6. ^ "MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2015 Nominees Announced". JpopAsia. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  7. ^ 結城紫雄 (2012-12-04). "daoko インタビュー". Feature Interview. 2.5D. Archived from the original on 2016-02-07. Retrieved 2014-03-06.
  8. ^ "SOCIAL TV STATION 2・5D". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  9. ^ "Me!Me!Me!". 日本アニメ(ーター)見本市. Archived from the original on 2014-11-21. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  10. ^ "Daoko 3rd album Dimension". Retrieved 2015-01-09.
  11. ^ "Daoko Album ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  12. ^ Billboard Japan Hot Albums
  13. ^ "Koducer x Daoko "Kirei Goto EP"" (in Japanese). Space Shower Music. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  14. ^ Oricon Singles Chart
  15. ^ Billboard Japan Hot 100
    • "ShibuyaK". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). 2 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
    • "Moshimo Bokura ga Game no Shuyaku de". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). 26 September 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
    • "Uchiage Hanabi". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). 2 October 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
    • "Step Up Love". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). 30 October 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  16. ^ "The Record" (PDF) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. March 2018. p. 14. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  17. ^ Anon (7 April 2017). "Daoko the musician behind girl/ME!ME!ME!". konoanime.com. Archived from the original on 17 May 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  18. ^ "WINNERS". SPACE SHOWER MUSIC AWARDS 2018 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  19. ^ "NOMINEES". SPACE SHOWER MUSIC AWARDS 2019 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-09-01.

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