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 active 2012–present
Labels LOW HIGH WHO? Production
(2012–15)
Toy's Factory
(2015–present)
Website daoko.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.

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]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
HYPERGIRL
-向こう側の女の子-
  • Released: December 5, 2012
  • Label: LOW HIGH WHO? Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download
GRAVITY
  • Released: December 11, 2013
  • Label: LOW HIGH WHO? Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Dimension
  • Released: February 4, 2015
  • Label: LOW HIGH WHO? Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download
DAOKO
  • Released: March 25, 2015
  • Label: Toy's Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download
THANK YOU BLUE
  • Released: December 20, 2017
  • Label: Toy's Factory
  • Formats: CD, digital download

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
初期症状
  • Released: July 20, 2012
  • Label: LOW HIGH WHO? Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Ututu
  • Released: September 11, 2013
  • Label: LOW HIGH WHO? Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download
きれいごと
(with Koducer)
  • Released: December 24, 2014
  • Label: Fly N' Spin Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

Release date Title Peak ranking
21 October 2015 "ShibuyaK / Samishii Kamisama" 23[11]
14 September 2016 "Moshimo Bokura ga GAME no Shuyaku de / Daisuki with TeddyLoid / BANG!" 29[12]
16 August 2017 "Uchiage Hanabi" 9[13]
10 October 2017 "Step Up LOVE" 8[14]

Digital Release[edit]

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

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. ^ "ShibuyaK/さみしいかみさま". Oricon. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  12. ^ "もしも僕らがGAMEの主役で/ダイスキ with TeddyLoid/BANG!". Oricon. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  13. ^ "打上花火". Oricon. Retrieved August 27, 2017. 
  14. ^ "ステップアップLOVE". Oricon. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 
  15. ^ Anon (2017-04-07). "Daoko the musician behind girl/ME!ME!ME!". konoanime.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 

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