Reol (singer)

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Reol
Born (1993-11-09) November 9, 1993 (age 25)
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • rapper
Years active2012–present
LabelsToy's Factory
(2015–17)
Victor Entertainment
(2018–present)
Associated acts
Websitereol.jp

Reol (れをる, Reworu, [ɺe̞o̞ɺɯᵝ]) is a Japanese female singer, songwriter, record producer, and rapper. She is a former member of J-pop group REOL and is currently signed under Victor Entertainment as a solo artist.[1] She started creating and releasing music onto Nico Nico Douga and YouTube in late 2012.

Career[edit]

2012–2015: Career beginnings and No Title+[edit]

In late 2012, Reol began uploading original songs and cover songs to video sharing sites Nico Nico Douga and YouTube. On August 17, 2014 Reol co-released the compilation album titled No Title+ with music arranger GigaP, video director Okiku, and art producer Key, under the group name Anyosupenyosuyaya. The album contains vocals by Vocaloid virtual singers such as Hatsune Miku, GUMI and Megurine Luka, the album was released through Japanese label Celo Project. Reol has since released a version with her own vocals, titled No Title-. In 2014, Reol released the single "LUVORATORRRRRY!" in collaboration with GigaP and Okiku. The music video for the song has amassed over 43 million views on YouTube,[2] making it their most commercially successful release. On July 29, 2015 Reol independently released her first studio album titled Gokusaishiki,[3] which reached the top ten on the Oricon Albums Chart.[4][5]

2015–2017: Debut with REOL[edit]

Later in 2015, Reol, along with GigaP & Okiku, signed to Toy's Factory under the unit name REOL.[6] On August 18, REOL made their first public appearance in the music video for their single "Give Me a Break Stop Now". They released their debut studio album titled 'Sigma' on October 19, 2016, which reached number 8 on the Oricon weekly Albums Chart.

In August 2017, REOL announced that they would be disbanding after their last live performances.[7] On October 11, 2017, REOL released their final project, which was an EP entitled Endless EP.

2018–present: Victor Entertainment and solo debut[edit]

In January 2018, Reol signed to Victor Entertainment. On March 5 she released a music video for the song titled "エンド" as the single for her solo debut EP. Reol released her first EP titled Kyokoushu on March 14.

Reol released the singles "Saisaki" and "Sairen" in July and August respectively before the announcement of her first studio album Jijitsujo (事実上). Jijitsujo was released on October 17,[8] and a music video for the third single "Gekihaku" was released on December 19.[9] Reol was featured on TeddyLoid's SILENT PLANET: INFINITY album on the song "Winners".[10] Reol later went on her first tour dubbed "MADE IN FACTION" around Japan, and later into China.[11]

In 2019, she released the Bunmei EP[12] on March 20, and music videos for "Utena"[13] and "Lost Paradise"[14] respectively. She has went on her second Japanese tour, named "Reol Secret Live".[15]

"Phanto(me)"[16] was released on July 24 as a single.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2014: No Title+
  • 2016: Sigma (released with REOL)

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Peak Position Note
JP Oricon US Billboard World
2015 Gokusaishiki (極彩色) 6[17] as Reworu
2016 No Title-
2018 Jijitsujo (事実上) 5[18] 9[19]


Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Peak Position Note
JP Oricon US Billboard World
2017 Endless EP released with REOL
2018 Kyokoshu (虚構集) 3[20]
2019 Bunmei (文明) 3[21] 13[22]

Digital Singles[edit]

Release Date Title
January 9, 2018 Heimenkyou (平面鏡)
May 16, 2018 Saisaki (サイサキ)
July 17, 2018 SAIREN
July 24, 2019 Phanto(me) (ゆーれいずみー)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reolオフィシャルサイト". reol.jp.
  2. ^ Reol Official. "LUVORATORRRRRY! ver れをる feat.nqrse" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Rogers, Krista (May 30, 2015). "Amateur vocalist Reol channeling Internet fame into solo album debut this summer". Japan Today. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "極彩色 by Reol on Apple Music". iTunes Store Japan. July 29, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Michel, Patrick St. (September 19, 2015). "Rising Beatmaker Reol Takes Vocaloid to Another Level". MTV 81. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Reol Biography". Toy's Factory website. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  7. ^ NBT (August 1, 2017). "REOL to disband after performing their 2 last shows, here are their thoughts". JROCK NEWS. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Reolの「事実上(Special edition)」". iTunes Store.
  9. ^ Reol Official. "[MV] Reol – 激白 / Gekihaku Music Video" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ TeddyLoid (November 23, 2018), TeddyLoid – Winners feat. Reol & Giga, retrieved July 24, 2019
  11. ^ "Reolオフィシャルサイト". reol.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  12. ^ 文明EP, retrieved July 24, 2019
  13. ^ Reol Official (February 25, 2019), [MV] Reol – ウテナ / Utena Music Video, retrieved July 24, 2019
  14. ^ Reol Official (June 4, 2019), [MV] Reol – 失楽園 / Lost Paradise Music Video, retrieved July 24, 2019
  15. ^ "Reolオフィシャルサイト". reol.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  16. ^ Reol Official (July 23, 2019), Reol – ゆーれいずみー/ Phanto(me) Teaser Movie, retrieved July 24, 2019
  17. ^ "極彩色 | れをる". ORICON NEWS. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  18. ^ https://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/596800/products/1291306/1/
  19. ^ "REOL Jijitsujo Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  20. ^ "虚構集 れをる".
  21. ^ "文明EP れをる".
  22. ^ "billboard us world album – Bunmei EP".