Noriyuki Makihara

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Noriyuki Makihara
Birth name Noriyuki Makihara (槇原 敬之, Makihara Noriyuki)
Also known as Mackey (マッキー, Makki)
Born (1969-05-18) 18 May 1969 (age 48)
Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels River Way (1990-1997, 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2002, 2004)
SME Records (1997, 1998, 1999-2000, 2002)
Toshiba-EMI (2004, 2006)
J-More (2007-2011)
Buppu Records/Sony Music Distribution (2011-)
Website MakiharaNoriyuki.com
BuppuLabel.com

Noriyuki Makihara (槇原 敬之, Makihara Noriyuki), nicknamed Mackey (マッキー) by his fans, is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on May 18, 1969 in Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. He attended Aoyama Gakuin University to study English literature. In addition to creating songs for his own music career, he has written, produced and performed songs for many other artists, the most notable being SMAP's Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana. He is ranked at No.84, in a list of Japan's top 100 musicians, provided by HMV.[citation needed]

Makihara made his debut to the J-Pop scene in the early 90's after performing on a televised song competition program. He made a name for himself with the release of songs such as Mou Koi Nante Shinai (もう恋なんてしない) and Donna Toki mo. (どんなときも。), both of which, among several others, are covered to this day by current popular artists (including English-language covers by various American artists). Some of his music has been translated into other languages, and "Donna Toki mo." specifically has been remixed by Bemani artists "Dream Line Out" for use on Konami's Beatmania game series.

Much of his music's lyrical content has revolved around the subject of romantic love, though themes of profound joy, reminiscence, gratitude and deeper spiritual aspects of the human condition have become predominant in recent years.

In 1999, he was given a suspended 18-months prison sentence for possession of amphetamines.[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 'NG' (25 October 1990)
  • 'ANSWER' (25 April 1991)
  • 'Donna Toki mo.' (10 June 1991)
  • 'Fuyu ga Hajimaru yo' (10 November 1991)
  • 'Mou Koi Nante Shinai' (25 May 1992)
  • 'Kitakaze' (25 October 1992)
  • 'Kanojo no Koibito' (25 April 1993)
  • 'No. 1' (1 September 1993)
  • 'Zuru Yasumi' (1 October 1993)
  • 'Yuki ni Negai wo' (28 November 1993)
  • 'Futatsu no Negai' (25 May 1994)
  • 'SPY' (25 August 1994)
  • 'Doushiyou mo nai Boku ni Tenshi ga Oritekita' (25 September 1996)
  • 'Mada Ikiteru yo' (18 November 1996)
  • 'Sunao' (30 July 1997)
  • 'Montage' (29 October 1997)
  • 'Ashioto' (21 January 1998)
  • 'HAPPY DANCE' (23 July 1998)
  • 'STRIPE!' (26 November 1998)
  • 'Hungry Spider' (2 June 1999)
  • 'Momo' (25 April 2001)
  • 'Are You OK?' (24 October 2001)
  • 'Ame ni mo Makezu' (22 May 2002)
  • 'Hanabi no Yoru' (7 August 2002)
  • 'Kore wa Tada no Tatoehanashi Janai' (26 September 2002)
  • 'Wow' (13 February 2003)
  • 'Kimi no Namae wo Yonda Ato ni' (21 May 2003)
  • 'Good Morning!' (25 June 2003)
  • 'Yasashii Uta ga Utaenai' (28 April 2004)
  • 'Boku ga Ichiban Hoshikatta Mono' (28 July 2004)
  • 'Chicken Rice' (17 November 2004) (Collaboration with Masatoshi Hamada)
  • 'Akenai Yoru ga Kuru Koto wa Nai' (18 May 2005)
  • 'Honno Sukoshi Dake' (1 February 2006) (Collaboration with Kuro of Home Made Kazoku)
  • 'GREEN DAYS' (15 August 2007)
  • 'Akai Muffler/Ogenki de!' (12 December 2007)
  • 'Firefly ~boku wa ikiteiku~' (6 February 2008) (Themesong 2008 movie "KIDS" by Tamaki Hiroshi and Koike Teppei)
  • 'WE LOVE YOU.' (23 July 2008)
  • 'Mugen no Kanata e ~To infinity and beyond~' (25 November 2009)
  • 'Ringo no Hana' (12 March 2011)

Albums[edit]

  • 'Kimi ga Warau Toki, Kimi no Mune ga Itamanai Youni' (25 October 1990, WEA Japan.Re-released November 26, 1998)
  • 'Shuushoku Sensen Ijou Nashi' (25 June 1991)
  • 'Kimi wa Dare to Shiawase na Akubi wo Shimasu ka.' (25 September 1991, WEA Japan.Re-released November 26, 1998)
  • 'Kimi wa Boku no Takaramono' (25 June 1992, WEA Japan.Re-released November 26, 1998)
  • 'SELF PORTRAIT' (31 October 1993, WEA Japan)
  • 'PHARMACY' (25 October 1994, WEA Japan)
  • 'UNDERWEAR' (25 October 1996, WEA Japan/River Way)
  • 'SMILING~THE BEST OF NORIYUKI MAKIHARA~' (10 May 1997, WEA Japan)
  • 'SMILING II~THE BEST OF NORIYUKI MAKIHARA~' (25 September 1997, WEA Japan)
  • 'Such a Lovely Place' (27 November 1997, SME Records)
  • 'SMILING III~THE BEST OF NORIYUKI MAKIHARA~' (10 May 1998, WEA Japan)
  • 'Listen To The Music' (28 October 1998, SME Records)
  • 'THE DIGITAL COWBOY~Ver. 1 OE LOVE LETTER~' (26 November 1998, WEA Japan/River Way)
  • 'SMILING GOLD~THE BEST & BACKING TRACKS~' (24 February 1999, WEA Japan)
  • 'Cicada' (10 July 1999, SME Records)
  • '10 Y. O. ~THE ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION~' (24 May 2000)
  • 'Taiyou' (29 November 2000, WEA Japan)
  • 'NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SINGLE COLLECTION~Such a Lovely Place 1997-1999~' (6 December 2000)
  • 'Home Sweet Home' (21 November 2001, WEA Japan)
  • 'Song Book~Since 1997-2001~' (23 January 2002)
  • 'THE CONCERT - CONCERT TOUR 2002 "Home Sweet Home" - ' (9 May 2002)
  • 'Honjitsu wa Seiten Nari' (7 November 2002, WEA Japan)
  • 'EXPLORER' (11 August 2004, Toshiba-EMI)
  • 'Completely Recorded' (25 August 2004, WEA Japan)
  • 'NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA "CELEBRATION"' (25 November 2004)
  • 'LIFE IN DOWNTOWN' (22 February 2006, Toshiba-EMI)
  • 'Kanashimi Nante Nan no Yaku ni mo Tatanai to Omotteita.' (7 November 2007, J-More)
  • 'Personal Soundtracks' (19 November 2008, J-More)
  • 'Best LOVE' (1 January 2010, J-More)
  • 'Best LIFE' (1 January 2010, J-More)
  • 'Fuan no Naka ni Te o Tsukkonde' (30 June 2010, J-More)
  • 'Heart to Heart' (27 July 2011, Buppu/SME Records)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noriyuki Makihara". HMV. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Pop singer Makihara given suspended sentence". The Japan Times. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 

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