Nobuchika Eri (信近エリ) is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter on the Sony record label. She is produced by Osawa Shinichi of Mondo Grosso. Eri's logo since her debut has been the Swallowtail butterfly.
* Name: Nobuchika Eriko
* Birthplace: Fukuoka
* Birthdate: 1985.08.03
* Blood Type: B
Since she was a child, Nobuchika Eri had dreamed of becoming a great singer. When she was 17, she sent her tape to the Sony Music SD's "Gonna be a Star" Audition, but she forgot to write her address on her appilcation. When the president of the audition wanted to contact her, he called Fukuoka's post office and asked the postman about the address of a girl called "Nobuchika Eri". He eventually found her, and Osawa Shinichi immediately fell in love with Eri's voice. Even though seven labels were offering her deals, Eri's signed with the major label Sony.
In spring 2004 when Eri finished high school, she and Shinichi started with the recording of her debut single, "Lights." The song had two major tie-in's: It was used as the theme song to the PSP video game, "Lumines" and was the theme song to the movie, "Shinku". Months later, she released her second single, "Voice".
In June of 2005, she released her 3rd single, "Sketch for Summer", the single didn't do as well as the prior singles and only reached #175 on the Oricon. She then started to host her own radio program called, "the swallowtail radio", where she answers questions from her fans, and talks about her upcoming releases. Eri's next single, "Kodou" was used as the Mobilecast mLink CM song, and failed to even chart on the Oricon. Two weeks later came the release of her self-titled debut album, "nobuchikaeri". The album faired better than her previous releases ranking in at #61 on the Oricon. The album even had an overseas version released, which mainly only happens with top sellers.
A couple months after the release of the album Eri bounced back with the post-album DVD single, "Yume no Kakera". The song was used as the CM for Apple and it's b-side, "SING A SONG" was used as the Triumph CM song. A few months later she went on to release her first remix album, "nobuchikaeri.rx".
In late 2007, Nobuchika became the main guest vocalist for delofamilia's debut album quiet life (ORANGE RANGE guitarist/leader NAOTO's solo project). She sung vocals on almost the entire album, and wrote the lyrics to the tracks PAIR, The end of night. zip and lmcr.
* [2005.12.21] nobuchikaeri
* [2006.05.10] nobuchikaeri.rx (Remix Album)
* [2004.12.08] Lights
* [2005.04.06] Voice
* [2005.06.29] Sketch for Summer
* [2005.12.07] Kodou (鼓動; Pulsation)
 DVD Singles
* [2006.03.01] Yume no Kakera (夢のかけら; Fragments of a Dream)
* [2004.11.03] Lights
* [2005.05.18] Voice
* [2005.07.06] Sketch for Summer
* [2005.12.21] Kodou (鼓動; Pulsation)
* [2006.05.24] Nobuchikaeri.rx Vinyls
I think she's a really underrated singer-songwriter.
nodame cantabile fan
You guys are fucking scary -.-
Do you watch her through her windows, when she's watching TV?
Do you touch yourself when thinking about her?
Do you want to be with her every minute of her life?
Christ, Japanese music is bad enough already, the world doesn't need psychos idolizing it as well!
^^ Don't you think you're being a tad harsh, I'm guessing most of that info is on Wikipedia.
I've heard of her, but I've never heard of her music, so I'll go have a listen.
I just think her music is unique.
nodame cantabile fan
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Probably working my ass off