Toshinori Yonekura

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Toshinori Yonekura
米倉利紀
Birth name 米倉利徳, (Yonekura, Toshinori)
Born (1972-10-21) October 21, 1972 (age 44)
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, producer, composer, actor
Years active 1992–present
Labels Geneon Entertainment (1992-2001)
Warner Music Group (2001-2007)
Universal Music Group(2008)
Associated acts Toshinobu Kubota, Maki Ohguro
Website toshinoriyonekura.com

Toshinori Yonekura (米倉 利紀, Yokenura Toshinori?) born October 21, 1972, is a Japanese singer-songwriter and record producer originally from Toyonaka, Osaka. Known as "Yone" to fans, Toshinori made his major label debut with the single Mikan no Android in 1992 on Geneon Entertainment. Aside from his own music career, Yonekura has crafted songs for some of Japan's best known acts such as KinKi Kids, Hiromi Go, Akiko Wada, and SMAP. In 2008, he made his first foray into acting joining the Japanese production of the Broadway musical, Rent.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Physical singles[edit]

Release Title Studio Album
April 25, 1992 "Mikan no Android" Bella Donna
July 22, 1992 "Nasty Groove" Non-album single
November 21, 1992 "Delicacy ni Ame ga Furu" Liberta
February 25, 1993 "Furerareru to Komaru" Liberta
September 25, 1993 "Kitto Dekinai Jitto Shinai" Passione
February 23, 1994 "Goujou na Kuchibiru" Adesso
June 25, 1994 "Emergency" Adesso
December 7, 1994 "Fragile" Non-album single
June 28, 1995 "Spark" Amore
October 25, 1995 "Mujaki na Kimi ga Itoshii" Amore
April 24, 1996 "Aishiteru Aishitenai" Mad Phat Natural Things"
July 24, 1996 "Gotcha" Mad Phat Natural Things
September 25, 1996 "We Kept Missing Each Other..." Mad Phat Natural Things
July 9, 1997 "Yes, I Do." i
October 22, 1997 "Love In The Sky" i
May 27, 1998 "Notin' To Lose" Flava
November 26, 1998 "Tsuki to Taiyou" Flava
December 16, 1998 "Sore Nari..." Flava
January 27, 1999 "Keep This Love" Flava
August 11, 1999 "Good Time" Power
February 9, 2000 "Do Something Real" Power
August 23, 2000 "Kiseki ~Heart~" O
January 24, 2001 "Like, Love, Need..." O
August 22, 2001 "Yokogao" Roots Of Style
August 21, 2002 "Coming Soon" With You
February 13, 2003 "Manhattan,NY*****" With You
July 27, 2005 "Jounetsu Shakunetsu" Sang My Thang
August 9, 2006 "Whatsoever" Fall Back
August 29, 2007 "Likable" Samurai Quality
July 5, 2008 "Hands" Sensitive Sources
August 10, 2008 "Respect/Disrespect" Sensitive Sources
October 21, 2008 "One Love -No Question-" Sensitive Sources
March 25, 2009 "Superwoman/Superman" Sensitive Sources

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Release Title
May 25, 1992 Bella Donna
March 25, 1993 Liberta
October 27, 1993 Passione
July 27, 1994 Adesso
November 22, 1995 Amore
October 10, 1996 Mad Phat Natural Things
January 1, 1998 i
February 10, 1999 Flava
February 23, 2000 Power
February 15, 2001 O
March 13, 2002 Roots of Style
February 26, 2003 With You
August 24, 2005 Sang My Thang
August 23, 2006 Fall Back
September 19, 2007 Samurai Quality
October 21, 2009 Sensitive Sources

Mini-albums[edit]

Release Title
June 9, 2004 Smile Again

Concept albums[edit]

Release Title
March 22, 1995 Cool Jamz
September 13, 2000 Sweet Kisses
November 28, 2001 Gift

Live albums[edit]

Release Title
July 5, 2008 Here I Am

Remix albums[edit]

Release Title
March 26, 1997 Mad Phat Natural Things Side-B

Compilation albums[edit]

Release Title
September 16, 1998 Yone's Body & Soul
June 27, 2001 Ballads
September 27, 2001 Yone's Body & Soul II
March 27, 2002 Single Collection 1992-1996
March 27, 2002 Single Collection 1996-2001
April 24, 2002 Single Collection Side-B 1992-2001
January 22, 2003 Best Selection
October 12, 2005 Yone's Body & Soul III
October 8, 2008 The Ultimate Collection

Box sets[edit]

Release Title
December 10, 1999 Toshinori Yonekura Singlebox 1992-1999
February 14, 2007 15th Anniversary "Yesterdays"

External links[edit]