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[JPop] YUI
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Edit: I took the time to find her profie! So, here you go! (Credits to Wiki)



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* Artistic Name: Yui
* Birthdate: March 26, 1987
* Height: 5 ft 1 in (155 cm)
* Weight: 45 kg
* Blood Type: AB
* Horoscope: Aries
* Zodiac: Rabbit
* Hobbies: Movies, reading, acoustic guitar, and badminton
* Favorite place: Shingu beach, Niimiya sea

Biography

Yui began writing poems in ninth grade. At the age of sixteen, by recommendation of her mother, she began studying songs, songwriting and guitar-playing at a private music school in her hometown Fukuoka. Aspiring to become a professional, she carried her guitar around and sang at local places such as the seashore of Shingu, and in the middle of the rice fields of Kaminofu. Even though she often feels uncomfortable when talking to people, she still enjoys communicating with her audiences at street performances in the Tenjin district of Fukuoka.

Her professional career began way back in March 2004, when she sang three songs at an audition hosted by Sony Music Japan, despite the audition rule that a participant could only sing two songs. All of the judges gave her the highest score possible, which caused a fierce scramble among record labels to sign her. She first sang "Why Me" (a song later included in her major label debut single), followed by "It's Happy Line" and "I Know". "It's Happy Line" was her debut indie single with "I Know" as the b-side.

Upon leaving her hometown, Fukuoka for Tokyo, Yui wrote the song "Feel My Soul". She was planning its release on an indie label as a tribute to her hometown, when the song caught the ears of Fuji TV producer Mr. Yamaguchi, who just happened to see the demo video clip. He claimed that Yui's voice haunted him so much that he went out of his way to visit the recording studio all by himself. He even made his channel's prime time drama an extraordinary tie-in with Yui's debut track.

On February 23, Yui released her first major debut single, "Feel My Soul", that had a tie-in with a Japanese Drama named Fukigen na Gene. All music within Fukigen na Gene was mainly based on Yui's songs such as 'Feel My Soul' and 'It's Happy Line'. With the drama tie-in "Feel My Soul"it managed to sell over 100,000 copies. Yui's next three singles, "Tomorrow's Way", "Life", and "Tokyo", did not chart as high as Feel My Soul did and were only moderately successful in comparison. After the release of four singles, Yui released her debut album From Me to You, which is another moderate success with sales of more than 200,000 copies.

Many months later, Yui starred in a movie released on June 17, 2006, titled Taiyou No Uta-Midnight Sun, which was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Yui's 5th single, "Good-bye Days", was written for Taiyou No Uta ("Midnight Sun") and is by far her highest selling single, at 200,000 copies sold. "I Remember You", her next single, did fairly well, boosted by "Good-bye Days"' popularity. Soon after, Yui's 7th single "Rolling Star" was chosen by the anime series Bleach to be the 5th opening theme song; her third single, "Life", had previously been chosen as the 5th ending theme song. "Che.R.Ry", her 8th single, was used as a song for the KDDI au Listen Mobile Service CM. Her second album, Can't Buy My Love, fared well on the Oricon charts, staying for two weeks at #1 and shattering her entire previous album's record sales in one week. So far, Can't Buy My Love has manged to sell over 500,000 copies. Due to the success of Can't Buy My Love, Yui's previous album charted once again to add another 9k or so to the Oricon counting.

She released her 9th single, "My Generation / Understand", on 13 June 2007. This was the very first time that Yui released a double A-side single. My Generation is the theme song for the drama "Seito Shokun!", and Understand is the theme song for the movie "Sidecar ni Inu."

Singles

It's Happy Line
Feel my Soul
Tomorrow's Way
Life
Tokyo
Good-bye Days
I Remember You
Rolling Star
Che.R.Ry
My Generation/Understand
Love & Truth

Albums- Tracks

2006 - From Me to You

1. "Merry・Go・Round"
2. "Feel My Soul"
3. "Ready to Love"
4. "Swing of Lie"
5. "Life"
6. "Blue Wind"
7. "I Can't Say"
8. "Simply White"
9. "Just My Way"
10. "Tomorrow's Way"
11. "I Know"
12. "Tokyo"
13. "Spiral & Escape"

2007 - Can't Buy My Love

1. "How Crazy"
2. "Rolling Star"
3. "It's All Right"
4. "I Remember You"
5. "Ruido"
6. "CHE.R.RY"
7. "Thank You My Teens"
8. "Umbrella"
9. "Highway Chance"
10. "Happy Birthday to You You"
11. "Winding Road"
12. "Good-bye Days"
13. "Why?"

DVD
1. Feel My Soul
2. Tomorrow's Way
3. Life
4. Tokyo

Filmography

* Midnight Sun (Taiyou no Uta) [Japan, 17 June 2006]

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Who here likes Yui?!
She's sooo awesome.
I'm like her number 1 fan!
What songs of hers do you guys like?
I like Good-bye days and Life!
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Umm if you don't mind me asking which bleach intro and outro she does?
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22 / F / New Jersey
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She sings Life, I think is an ending, and Rolling Star, which is an opening!
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yeah I was thinking she did rolling star since that's the only bleach intro done by a female
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22 / F / New Jersey
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Yeah, Yui is awesome. She's really young, like 17, i think. And she has an awesome voice!
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yea i love yui too! i havent seen taiyou no uta yet cuz i was watching the drama wen it came out... but goodbye days is awesome. i think merry-go-round is my favorite song.
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yeah she rules!!!
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23 / F / California
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yupp, she's awesome!

my favorite song from her is Tokyo
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^^ Tokyo is also my favorite song.
I really like her music...She has a very cute voice.
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22 / F / New Jersey
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Yeah, and shes very pretty. (From a girl's point of view)
Looks like she's got a bunch of fans!
Isn't she a new singer?
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24 / M / Brazil
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She's really good. Those musics are great. =]
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she's my one and only!!!
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24 / F / Heaven
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She's alright.
Posted 1/31/07

iluffquincy wrote:

Who here likes Yui?!
She's sooo awesome.
I'm like her number 1 fann!!!
What songs of hers do you guys like?
I like good-bye days and life!


i think she's awesome, i uploaded a movie starring her called
"taiyou no uta" which is the movie version of the TV series...
i think it's really good, and I love her songs in the movie...
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showmedia?id=20332
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yeah her songs Life and Rolling Star are so great XD
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