Daoko

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DAOKO
Native name
だをこ, ダヲコ
Born (1997-03-04) March 4, 1997 (age 21)
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 album "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~。

Biography[edit]

DAOKO released her first album, Hypergirl, 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
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
  • Released: 12 December 2018
  • Label: Toy's Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Shoki Shōjō
  • 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]
(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"
"Moshimo Bokura ga Game no Shuyaku de" 2016 29 53
"Daisuki with TeddyLoid"
"Bang!"
"Uchiage Hanabi" 2017 9 1
  • JPN: 500,000 (DL)
"Step Up Love" 8 10

Digital Release[edit]

Release date Title
15 April 2017 "Haikei Goodbye Sayõnara"[17]

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). 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. Retrieved 2014-03-06.
  8. ^ "SOCIAL TV STATION 2・5D". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  9. ^ "Me!Me!Me!". 日本アニメ(ーター)見本市. 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.

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