Spontania

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Spontania
Also known as Hi-Timez
Origin Japan
Genres Hip hop
reggae
J-pop
Years active 1996 (1996)–present
Labels EMI Music Japan, Primary Color Recordz
Associated acts
Website www.spontania.jp
Members
  • Massattack
  • Tarantula
  • Kaori

Spontania (スポンテニア?, Supontenia) is a Japanese hip-hop/reggae group. The name "Spontania" comes from the English word "spontaneous".

In 2010, singer Kaori Natori became the permanent vocalist for the band.[1][2]

Members[edit]

  • Massattack (マサタック masatakku?)
  • Tarantula (タランチュラ taranchura?)
    • Born 17 June 1977, Tokyo. Went abroad to the US while in high school.
    • Is the rapper for the song "'Rap is a Man's Soul" used in Gurren Lagann.
  • Kaori
    • Born September 3, 1982, Tokyo. Became a vocalist of the group in March 2010.

History[edit]

  • 1996 Met in New York City and formed the group "Hi-Timez".
  • 2004 Debuted under EMI as Hi-Timez.
  • 2007 Met Micro from Def Tech, who had just established his own label, "Primary Color Recordz", under Universal's Far Eastern Tribe Records label. The group's name was changed from Hi-Timez to Spontania.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Hi-Timez[edit]

Year Title Peak
JPN
[3]
2004 "In My Words (Kotoba ni Dekinai)" 126
"Spark!" 184
"Leavin' My Love"
2005 "Break Yourself" 96
"Sunshine" 152
2006 "That's It No More (We Show)"

Spontania[edit]

Year Title Peak
JPN
[4]
2007 "Positivity" l32
"Hanabi/It's Ok" 35
2008 "Sayonara..." 45
"Kimi no Subete ni" 7
2009 "Ima Demo Zutto" 22
"Natsu Yume" 96
"Another Story (Ai Story Spontania Version)" 40
"Onaji Sora Mitsumeteru Anata ni" 31
2010 "The Love Songs"
"Jam"

Albums[edit]

Hi-Timez[edit]

Year Album details Peak
JPN
[5]
2004 My Words 238
2005 Goo Goo Hoo
  • Released: September 22, 2005
  • Label: EMI Music Japan (TOCT-25747)
  • Format: CD
123

Spontania[edit]

Year Album details Peak
JPN
[6]
2007 Spontaneous 76
2008 Music
  • Released: October 1, 2008
  • Label: Primary Color Recordz (UMCF-1015)
  • Format: CD
10
2009 Collaborations Best
  • Released: November 18, 2009
  • Label: Primary Color Recordz (UMCF-9522, UMCF-1027)
  • Format: CD+DVD, CD
13

References[edit]

  1. ^ 女性ボーカル加入の新プロジェクト"スポンテニア" ライブで新曲初披露! (in Japanese). Hot Express. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  2. ^ ご報告。『スポンテニア』 (in Japanese). 名取香りオフィシャルブログ. 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Hi-Timezのシングル売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Spontaniaのシングル売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Hi-Timezのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Spontaniaのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 

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