Lia (singer)

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Lia
Also known as LIA
Born December 20[1]
Genres J-pop, Trance, Techno, Happy hardcore, New Age
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 2000 – present
Labels 2001-2003 I've Sound
2001 - present Key Sounds Label
2004 - present queens label / Pony Canyon
2005 Dex Entertainment
2006 Marvelous Entertainment
Website lias-cafe.com

Lia (born December 20) is a female Japanese singer-songwriter. Lia has performed various video game and anime theme songs, such as for Key's visual novels: Air and Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life, the opening theme for Angel Beats!, as well as theme songs for RF Online and Initial D Fourth Stage under Avex Trax. The IA: Aria on the Planetes Vocaloid was recorded with Lia's voice, and was released on January 27, 2012.[2]

Career[edit]

Lia was a member of Japanese techno/trance music production group I've Sound from 2001-2003, where she performed Disintegration in the disintegration compilation album. She signed with Key Sounds Label in 2001, and Pony Canyon in 2004. Lia produced four albums in the happy hardcore genre; these albums have her name in all capital letters.

Lia performed the opening and ending themes of two of Key's visual novels: Air and Tomoyo After: It's a Wonderful Life, as well as the opening theme "My Soul, Your Beats!" / "Brave Song" for another Key work, the anime series Angel Beats!. She performed the theme song for the MMORPG RF Online entitled "The Force of Love". Lia has also performed some Eurobeat songs for the anime series Initial D Fourth Stage entitled "All Around" and "Sky High" under the Avex Trax label.

Personal life[edit]

Lia is fluent in English. On July 1, 2009, Lia announced on her blog that she was married and pregnant.[3] She gave birth to a daughter on January 31, 2010.[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  1. "Natsukage / Nostalgia" (December 24, 2001)
  2. "Shift: Sedai no Mukō" (December 29, 2001)
  3. "I'm Feeling" (July 1, 2003) - Analog single
  4. "Birthday Song,Requiem" (June 25, 2004)
  5. "Spica/Hanabi/Moon" (June 25, 2004)
  6. "Kimi no Yoin: Tōi no Sora no Shita de" (March 24, 2005)
  7. "Tori no Uta / Farewell Song" (May 23, 2006) - Analog single
    • Opening/ending themes of Air
  8. "Pride: Try to Fight!" (June 21, 2006)
  9. "Over the Future" (November 22, 2006)
  10. "Doll / Human" (January 30, 2008) - Single with Aoi Tada #54 on Oricon
  11. "Toki o Kizamu Uta / Torch" (November 14, 2008) #13 on Oricon
  12. "My Soul, Your Beats! / Brave Song" (May 26, 2010) - Single with Aoi Tada #3 on Oricon
    • Performed "My Soul, Your Beats!", which was used as opening theme to the Angel Beats! anime series
  13. "Ashita Tenki ni Naare" (July 21, 2010)
    • Title song was used as the first ending theme for Daimajin Kanon and "Aruite Kaerō" was used for the second ending theme
  14. "Kizunairo" (October 27, 2010) #6 on Oricon

Albums[edit]

Original albums[edit]

  1. Prismatic, Released June 25, 2004
  2. Colors of life, Released May 25, 2005
  3. Gift, Released December 29, 2005
  4. Dearly, Released November 1, 2006
  5. Collection Album Vol.1 [Diamond Days], Released September 19, 2007
  6. Collection Album Vol.2 [Crystal Voice], Released October 17, 2007
  7. New Moon, Released September 2, 2008
  8. Key+Lia Best 2001-2010, Released June 24, 2011

Happy hardcore albums[edit]

  1. enigmatic LIA, Released September 22, 2005
  2. enigmatic LIA 2, Released February 16, 2007
  3. Collection Album [Spectrum Rays], Released October 17, 2007
  4. enigmatic LIA 3 -worldwide collection-, Released April 1, 2009
  5. enigmatic LIA 4 -Anthemical Keyworlds- & -Anthemnia L's core-, Released June 22, 2011

Other songs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lia Long Interview". Key Station (in Japanese) (Kadokawa Shoten): 114. July 2011. 
  2. ^ "IA: Aria on the Planetes" (in Japanese). 1st place. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dear My Friends" (in Japanese). Lia's Cafe. July 1, 2009. Archived from the original on January 13, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lia出産のご報告" [Information on Lia's Child Birth] (in Japanese). Lia's Cafe. Retrieved February 1, 2010. 

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