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Native name
滴草 由実
Birth name滴草 由実
BornJuly 9, 1984 (age 35)
OriginKagoshima, Japan
GenresJ-pop, R&B, rock, soul
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, actress, illustrater
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2002–present
LabelsGiza Studio, Styling Records, Zain Records, Northern Music
Associated actsAika Ohno, Yoko Blaqstone, Mai Kuraki
Websiteyumi-shizukusa.com

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Yumi Shizukusa (滴草 由実Shizukusa Yumi, born on July 9, 1984) is a Japanese R&B and pop singer.

  • 1History
  • 2Discography

History[edit]

2002–2003: Audition and success[edit]

In April 2002, she won the 1st place on the audition called 'Super Starlight Contest' brought by Giza Studio. After that, she appeared on some compilations like 'GIZA studio MAI-K & FRIENDS HOTROD BEACH PARTY' and 'DAY TRACK: Lady Mastersoul'.

On July 2, 2003, she released her first single 'Don't you wanna see me <oh> tonight?'. It peaked at No. 35 on the Oricon Singles Chart and gained many radio plays.

On December 3, her debut studio album 'CONTROL Your touch' was released.

2004: 'Yumi Shizukusa Ⅱ'[edit]

On April 14, she released the lead single from her 2nd album 'Yumi Shizukusa Ⅱ', 'Kokoro wa itsumo Rainbow Color'. It achieved weak success, charting at No. 84 on the Oricon Singles Chart.

On October 27, 2004, she released her second studio album 'Yumi Shizukusa Ⅱ'. It includes 'I'm in Love' featuring Wyclef Jean.

2005–2006: Comeback in popularity and 'Hana kagari'[edit]

On February 9, 2005, she released her 6th single 'Hana kagari'. It was used in Japanese famous TV mystery drama 'Kyoto Chiken no Onna' and gained many airplays.

On December 15, 2005, she released her 1st digital single 'Communication break out' on iTunes. It peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes Chart.

On March 1, 2006, her third studio album 'Hana Kagari' was released.

2007–2010: 'I still believe' and duet with KG[edit]

On May 30, 2007, she released her 8th single 'I still believe: Tameiki'. It was used in one of the most popular Japanese anime Case Closed and peaked at No. 50 on the Oricon Singles Chart.

On October 29, she released 10th single 'GO YOUR OWN WAY'. It performed moderate success with the usage in Case Closed.

Her 4th studio album 'THE PAINTED SOUL' was released on December 3, 2008.

On August 19, 2009, she released her first extended play 'ENDLESS SUMMER'. It peaked at No. 1 on the iTunes R&B Albums Chart.

On February 24, she appeared on KG's album 'Love for you' and sang 'Kanawanai Koi demo' with him. This song gained moderate success on iTunes.

After that, she went silent about for 3 years.

2013–2014: Comeback in the music scene[edit]

Her 5th studio album 'A woman's heart' was released on December 18, 2013. It achieved weak success though it was praised from critics.

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On June 11, she released her first compilation album '#10-story: best of Yumi Shizukusa'. It includes two new songs.

2015–2017: 'BLUE' and 'Rouge'[edit]

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On July 22, 2015, she released her 6th studio album 'BLUE', which was acclaimed by critics. It includes the song 'Everytime', which was produced by a Grammy-nominated producer starRo. On Marc 22, 2017 she released her 7sth studio album 'Rouge'.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
JPN
CONTROL Your touch
  • Release date: December 3, 2003
  • Label: GIZA studio, Styling Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download
97
Yumi Shizukusa II
  • Release date: October 27, 2004
  • Label: GIZA studio, Styling Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download
83
Hana Kagari
  • Release date: March 1, 2006
  • Label: Zain Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download
131
The Painted Soul
  • Release date: December 3, 2008
  • Label: Northern Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
191
A woman's heart
  • Release date: December 18, 2013
  • Label: Northern Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Blue
  • Release date: July 22, 2015
  • Label: Northern Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
Rouge
  • Release date: March 22, 2017
  • Label: Northern Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
JPN
Shiz-tic Covers
  • Release date: September 24, 2008
  • Label: Northern Music
  • Format: Digital download
Endless Summer
  • Release date: August 19, 2009
  • Label: Northern Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
295
A Limited Edition of Yumi Shizukusa
  • Release date: August 23, 2014
  • Label: Northern Music
  • Format: CD
Limited Remixes
  • Release date: May 27, 2015
  • Label: Brad Music
  • Format: Vinyl

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
JPN
#10-story: Best of Yumi Shizukusa
  • Release date: June 11, 2014
  • Label: Northern Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
225

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
JPN
'Don't you wanna see me <oh> tonight?'200335CONTROL Your touch
'Take Me Take Me'72
'CONTROL Your touch'122
'Kokoro wa Itsumo Rainbow Color'200484Yumi Shizukusa II
'Missing You'132
'Hana Kagari'200570Hana Kagari
'Communication Break Out'Non-album single
'Kimi no Namida wo Muda ni shitaku nai'2006151Hana Kagari
'I Still Believe: Tameiki'200750The Painted Soul
'Calling Me'2008169
'Go Your Own Way'77
'Katachi Aru Mono'2009Non-album singles
'Arigatou, Zutto'2010
'Someday: Watashi wo Wasurete'
'Sakura no Nukumori'2014#10-story: Best of Yumi Shizukusa

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, showing other artist(s), year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
'California Girls'2002Various artistsGIZA studio Mai-K & Friends Hot Rod Beach Party
'Don't Say Don't Love'2003Day Track 'Lady Mastersoul'
'Foggy Night'Tak MatsumotoThe Hit Parade
'Kanawanai Koi demo..'2010KGLove for You
'Snow: tetralogy ~Dark snow'2014Ikuro Fujiwaraquatre saisons series: Scenario de la saison –hiver-

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Filmography[edit]

Television roles
YearTitleRoleNote
2010Heart of Gold[1]Xiaxue

References[edit]

  1. ^http://blog.livedoor.jp/shiz_tic_soul/archives/51687444.html

External links[edit]

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