Rachel Rhodes (singer)

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Rachel Rhodes
Also known as 安田 レイ (Yasuda Rei)
Born (1993-04-15) April 15, 1993 (age 23)
North Carolina, U.S.
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Model/Singer
Years active 2013–present
Labels Avex Trax and Q Entertainment (Genki Rockets) (2007-2008)
Sony Records ( Genki Rockets) (solo) (2010-present)
Website yasudarei.net

Rachel Rhodes (レイチェル・ローズ Reicheru Rōzu?), also known as Rei Yasuda (安田 レイ Yasuda Rei?), born April 15, 1993 in North Carolina, United States, is a model and singer of Japanese and Caucasian descent.

Rhodes achieved early fame as the image model and vocalist for the band Genki Rockets. In 2013, she made her solo debut as a singer with "Best of My Love."

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Rhodes was born in North Carolina, United States, but moved to Japan at the age of 3. When she was 10 years old, she was inspired to become a singer after hearing her mother listening to a song by Utada Hikaru.[1] She is fluent in both Japanese and English.[2]

Genki Rockets[edit]

Rhodes auditioned for Genki Rockets at the age of 13 and became the image model and provided part of the vocals for the fictional frontman of the band, Lumi, who was written as a fictional 18-year-old woman born on September 11, 2019 as the first human being born in outer space.[1] Rhodes appears as Lumi in the 2011 video game Child of Eden.

Solo debut[edit]

In 2013, Rhodes made her solo debut under Sony Records under the name Rei Yasuda,[3] debuting with "Best of My Love." The leading song was produced by Kenji Tamai and served as the ending theme to Space Battleship Yamato 2199.

Another one of her singles is "Mirror" which was released on September 3, 2014. The song is used as an ending theme for The Irregular at Magic High School.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Genki Rockets

Albums[edit]

  • Will (2014)
  • Prism (2016)

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Release Date Peak chart positions Sales (JPN) Notes Album
Best Of My Love 3 July 2013 21 7,300 Ending theme for the anime
"Space Battleship Yamato 2199"
Will
Brand New Day 5 February 2014 84 1,200 Nissen spring 2014 commercial movie song
パスコード4854
(PassCode 4854)
4 June 2014 84 1,200 Ending theme for the anime
"Kindaichi case files"
Mirror 3 September 2014 19 8,300 2nd ending theme for the anime
"Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei (The Irregular at Magic High School)"
恋詩
(Koi Uta,Love Song)
25 February 2015 43 4,900 Theme song for the TBS drama Utsukushiki Wana ~Zanka Ryouran~
Cover of an Ikimonogakari song with the same name
Prism
Tweedia 15 July 2015 23 6,900 Theme song for the movie
"Pokémon The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages"
あしたいろ
(Ashita Iro,Tomorrow's Color)
11 November 2015 41 1,800 Theme song for the TBS drama
"Kekkonshiki no Zenjitsu ni"
Message 18 May 2016 51 1,120 Ending theme for the anime
"Ace Attorney"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "素の自分で歌いたかった 安田レイインタビュー". Takahashi, Miho. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  2. ^ "安田レイ「Let It Snow」インタビュー (1/3) - 音楽ナタリー Power Push:". Mori, Hideyuki. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  3. ^ "安田レイ". Sony Records. 2013-12-05. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 

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