Masami Mitsuoka

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Masami Mitsuoka (光岡昌美)
Birth name光岡昌美 (Mitsuoka Masami)
Also known asMASAMI, Mizca
Born (1986-08-14) August 14, 1986 (age 35)
Toyota, Aichi, Japan
OriginAichi Prefecture, Japan
GenresPop, electropop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2005–2013, 2014-2015
LabelsToshiba-EMI
(2005–2006)
Pony Canyon
(2007–2009)
Nippon Crown
(2009–2011)
Sound Move (Smile Company Ltd.)
(2011-2013)
Jam Records
(2014)
Websitehttp://www.mitsuokamasami.com

Masami Mitsuoka (光岡昌美, Mitsuoka Masami, born August 14, 1986) is a Japanese pop singer. Born and raised in Toyota, Aichi, Mitsuoka debuted in the girl group Sister Q under the stage name MASAMI in 2005. After the group disbanded of unknown reasons in October 2006, she signed a contract with Pony Canyon and released her debut solo single "Hana" in 2007 under her real name.[1]

Mitsuoka's fourth single "Last Cross", the theme song for Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, was released on December 17, 2008, and charted at number thirteen on the Oricon weekly charts.[1] It became her best selling single with a total of 13,470 copies sold. Her first studio album, Black Diary, was released on January 28, 2009. In August 2009, she announced on her official website and blog that she will be changing her stage name, music style, and record label.[2] Mitsuoka thus became known under the stage name Mizca and began releasing electropop music under the label Nippon Crown. Now produced by pal@pop, Mizca released her first digital single "Robotics" was on October 28, 2009. Her first studio album as Mizca, UFUFU, was released on July 21, 2010.

Mitsuoka went back to her previous name and music style in 2011, and released her second album PAST TRUNK on January 11, 2012, her first studio album as Masami Mitsuoka in three years.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
[3][4]
Black Diary
  • As: Masami Mitsuoka
  • Released: January 28, 2009
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Format: CD, digital download
114
  • 1,407
UFUFU
  • As: Mizca
  • Released: July 21, 2010
  • Label: Nippon Crown
  • Format: CD, digital download
202
  • 651
PAST TRUNK
  • As: Masami Mitsuoka
  • Released: January 11, 2012
  • Label: Sound Move
  • Format: CD, digital download

"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
"*" denotes that the album still charts but the position is yet to be mentioned.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
JPN
[3][4]
"Hana" 2007 119
  • 876 
Black Diary
"Distance Love/I am" 2008 110
  • 788
"届かない想い...~ロードanotherstory~" 106
  • 798 
"last cross" 13
  • 13,470
"FREE BIRD" 2009 127
  • 641 
"キラキラ☆" 2010 100
  • 660 
UFUFU
"ダメよ♡" 140
  • 466 
"1925" 2011 146
  • 371 
Non-album single
"らふぃおら" 194
  • 274 
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Digital releases[edit]

Title Year Album
"Robotics" 2009 UFUFU
"星のつぶつぶ" 2010 Non-album single
"OUT of STEP" 2011 PAST TRUNK
"LOVE BRACE" 2012 Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "PRIOFILE | Official Website Masami Mitsuoka". Smile Ltd Company. Archived from the original on April 29, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "ナタリー – 光岡昌美が復活!エレポップやめ引きこもり路線再開へ意欲". natalie.mu. Natasha, Inc. October 24, 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "光岡昌美のCD・DVDリリース情報、光岡昌美のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon Style. Oricon Inc. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "MizcaのCD・DVDリリース情報、Mizcaのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon Style. Oricon Inc. Retrieved May 27, 2012.

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