Elisa (Japanese singer)

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Elisa
Elisa @ SakuraCon '14.jpg
Elisa at SakuraCon 2014
Born (1989-04-14) April 14, 1989 (age 29)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Occupation
  • Singer
  • fashion model
Years active 2007–present
Employer Smile Company Ltd.
Musical career
Genres
Labels
Website www.elisa-smile.com

Elisa (born April 14, 1989) is a female Japanese singer and fashion model from Kanagawa Prefecture. She is signed to Sacra Music.

Biography[edit]

Music career[edit]

In 2007, Elisa was chosen from a contest of 3,000 participants at Elite Model Look to become a professional model. In the same year, she also signed a contract with Geneon Universal as a singer. In October 2007, she debuted with her single "Euphoric Field", which was used as the opening theme song for the anime series Ef: A Tale of Memories.[1]

In 2011, it was announced by her agency that she would be putting her career on hold due to fatigue. Her concert that was scheduled for October 2 of that year at the Tokyo Globe-za theater, as well as all other scheduled concerts and events were cancelled, and her Twitter page was deleted.[2] Despite her hiatus, she released a "best-of" album on June 20, 2012.[3]

In January 2013, Elisa announced that she would resume her singing career under her new label, SME Records.[4] She also opened a new Twitter account.[4] She also released a new single, titled "Shout my Heart", which was bundled with the 12th volume of LisAni magazine.[4]

In April 2014, Elisa made her U.S. performance debut in Seattle, Washington at Sakura-Con.[5] She released the single "Millenario" on April 30, 2014; the title track is used as the first ending theme to the 2014 anime television series The Irregular at Magic High School.[6] She released the single "Eonian" on November 12, 2014; the title track is used as the theme song to the 2014 animated film Expelled from Paradise.[7]

Elisa released the single "Rain or Shine" on August 31, 2016; the title track is used as the ending theme to the 2016 anime television series 91 Days[8] She released two albums in 2016: Anichro, released on March 23,[9] and Genetica, released on November 30.[10] Elisa moved to the Sacra Music record label under Sony Music Entertainment Japan in April 2017.[11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

No. Information Sales
1 White Pulsation
  • Released: January 21, 2009
  • Oricon top 200 position: 30
8,561
2 Rouge Adolescence
  • Released: January 20, 2010
3 Lasei
  • Released: February 16, 2011
4 Rainbow Pulsation: The Best of Elisa
  • Released: June 20, 2012
5 As Life
  • Released: June 25, 2014
6 Anichro
  • Released: March 23, 2016
7 Genetica
  • Released: November 30, 2016

Maxi singles[edit]

No. Information Sales
1 Euphoric field 24,572
2 Hikari
  • Released: May 21, 2008
  • Oricon top 200 position: 74
  • Ending theme song from: Nabari no Ou
2,662
3 Ebullient Future 14,512
4 Wonder Wind 8,653
5 Dear My Friend: Mada Minu Mirai e 10,597
6 Real Force
7 Special "One"
8 Invisible Message
9 I'm by your side
10 Realism
11 Millenario
12 Eonian
13 Rain or Shine
  • Released: August 31, 2016
  • Ending theme song from: 91 Days
14 Wish

Live performances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "「Animelo Summer Live 2010 -evolution-」出演の追加アーティスト第8弾". Mycom Journal (in Japanese). Mainichi Communications. June 18, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Singer Elisa to Put Career on Hold Due to Fatigue". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "news « ELISA Official Website". Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Singer Elisa to Resume Music Career This Year". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "J!-ENT's Dennis A. Amith interviews Elisa" (PDF). J!-ENT. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Anime's New Ad Announces ELISA's Ending Son". February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ "EONIAN -イオニアン-" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ "TK from Ling Tosite Sigure, ELISA Perform 91 Days Theme Songs". Anime News Network. May 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "ANICHRO" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  10. ^ "GENETICA" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ "ソニー、新レーベル『SACRA MUSIC』4月発足 Kalafina、ClariSら擁し海外展開". Oricon. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 
  12. ^ "News: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Anime's Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Anisong - Animax Carnival Malaysia 2015". Animax Asia. Archived from the original on March 29, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Japanese Concerts Coming to a Town Near You". Anime News Network. May 24, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Animax Carnival Philippines to Host Elisa, yanaginagi, Ami Wajima, May'n". Anime News Network. August 23, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 

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