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sakuraangel
Posted: Nov 07, 2009 9:49 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada


Birth Name: Sugawara Sayuri (菅原紗由理)
Date of Birth: June 29, 1990
Place of Birth: Yokote, Akita, Japan
Know As: Japanese female singer
Instrument(s): Vocals
Record Label: For Life Music Entertainment
Official Japanese Website
Official Blog
Official MySpace Page

Discography
Mini album
1st - キミに贈る歌 (Kimi ni Okuru Uta) - April 8th, 2009
Singles
1st - あの日の約束 (Ano Hi no Yakusoku) - September 30th, 2009
2nd - 君がいるから (Kimi ga Iru Kara) - December 2nd, 2009

Promotional Videos (PV)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obuHvraVEXk (Kimi ni Okuru Uta)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6HLEvNFNy8 (Ano Hi no Yakusoku)
______________________________________________________________
Current/Upcoming Releases and Projects
Current Single:
Quote:

(CD Only and CD+DVD covers respectively)
1, 君がいるから <FINAL FANTASY XIII テーマソング>
2, Eternal Love <FINAL FANTASY XIII 挿入歌>
3, Christmas Again
4, 君がいるから (Instrumental)
5, Eternal Love (Instrumental)
6, Christmas Again (Instrumental)

★初回生産限定盤 CD+DVD
(FINAL FANTASY XIII Promotion Video TGS Open Ver.収録)
FLCF-4310 ¥1,500(tax in)

★通常盤CD
FLCF-4311 ¥1,200(tax in)

*According to CDJ, the CD+DVD version will include bonus DVD with PR footage for FINAL FANTASY XIII and emblem of l'Cie clear sticker. Both versions do come with First Press bonus but there is no indication of what that will be yet

Upcoming Album:
Quote:

(CD Only and CD+DVD covers respectively)
■1st Album 「First Story」 2010.1.27 Release!!

《CD》
1. ありがとう feat.FEROS
2. キミに贈る歌
3. Is This Love?
4. 君がいるから
5. Its My Life
6. あの日の約束
7. alone...
8. スリル
9. Eternal Love
10. 桜のみち
11. 恋
12. スーパースター☆
13. Destiny feat.FEROS <春ver.>
14. ALWAYS

《DVD》
▼SUGAWARA SAYURI Special Liveより
1. 恋
2. I still love you
3. キミに贈る歌
▼Music Clip
君がいるから

★初回生産限定盤 CD+DVD/スリーブ仕様
FLCF-4315 ¥3,500(tax in)
★通常盤 CD ONLY
FLCF-4316 ¥3,000(tax in)
I wanted to start a thread about her because I think she has very strong vocals and great potential to develop as an artist. Having a tie-in with the Final Fantasy franchise by singing the theme song as well as another insert song for FFXIII has already garner her a lot of international attention. It will be interesting to see if this huge tie-in will push her music career as it has for Faye Wong (who sang the theme "Eyes On Me" for FFVIII) and Angela Aki (who sang the theme song "Kiss Me Good-Bye" for FFXII).


Last edited by sakuraangel on Jan 02, 2010 5:59 pm; edited 2 times in total
 
Arashiro
Posted: Nov 08, 2009 1:49 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 08 Jul 2006 Posts: 198
Never heard of her before, but I'll try her music out.
 
Crystallas
Posted: Nov 08, 2009 5:46 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10980
I never heard of her, but the cover looks interesting. Is she succesfull in japan?
 
Heaven
Posted: Nov 08, 2009 7:35 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 04 Nov 2005 Posts: 7747 Location: スウェーデン / エスキルストゥーナ
she's really cute
I'll give a try Nod
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Nov 08, 2009 6:37 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada
She new to the J-pop scene. Technically she just debuted this year when her first mini album got debuted in April. She's also very young, just graduated from High School this spring.

If you guys are interested I can upload the singles out so far and a rip of her upcoming A-side.

Here's a bio on her. It's basically an English translation of the things in her bio on her official website
Quote:
In January 2008, Sugawara Sayuri participated to "7DAYS Audition" and "30DAYS Audition". With her transparent voice, she won both auditions and got a contract with For Life Music Entertainment. On December 17, 2008, Sugawara released her first song digitally through Chaku-Uta, Destiny is sampled from Franz Liszt's classical masterpiece Liebestrume ([Ger]; Dream of Love) and featured rapper FEROS. In April 2009, Sugawara released her debut mini-album, Kimi ni Okuru Uta. In April 2009, she made her major debut with the mini-album, "Kimi ni Okuru Uta".

Following the digital success of her song, "Kimi ni Okuru Uta", Sugawari will release her debut single "Ano Hi no Yakusoku" on September 30, 2009. On September 3, 2009, at Final Fantasy XIII premier, it was announced that she will perform its theme song, "Kimi ga Iru Kara". The song is composed by Hamauzu Masashi and Sugawara also performed its orchestra version the premier. A single for "Kimi ga Iru Kara" is scheduled to be released on December 2, two weeks before the release date of Final Fantasy XIII.

I would say she's successful for a debut artist and getting the attention she has gotten for someone that just debuted this year. Square Enix must have seen a lot potential in her to have picked her to do two songs for FFXIII. The four other female singers they have picked for previous Final Fantasy games all had significant experience in the music industry, where as she's fairly new and inexperienced.

For anyone that does know how to read Japanese, this is the article when Square Enix announced that she would being doing the theme song and the insert song for FFXIII.
http://release.square-enix.com/news/j/2009/09/diufmbcl7.html
 
Crystallas
Posted: Nov 09, 2009 8:02 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10980
^ If you want to, please upload the album Smile . I'm really interested in her, her song "Kimi ni Okuru Uta" sounds very beautiful Love . Thank you in advance!
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Nov 09, 2009 10:07 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada
Granted (it's in the other forum)
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Nov 22, 2009 9:56 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada
Been meaning to post this for a while but I always seem to forget. Here's the PV for her upcoming single.

Kimi ga iru kara
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCJ88btoioI

I'm still mad that Square Enix decided to have Leona Lewis sing a different song for the English release of FFXIII and it's totally a contract between them and Leona's management to promote her upcoming album. Not that I hate Leona Lewis or anything. But it's just not the same. On the other hand, I think I can see why they did that since Angela Aki and Faye Wong could sing in English so they kept them for the English releases. I guess it's like the whole controversy with FFX-2 when Jade sang in the English release and Koda Kumi's version wasn't used.
 
Crystallas
Posted: Dec 04, 2009 12:58 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10980
She is going to release her first album in January Smile. The exact date is the 27th of January.
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Dec 04, 2009 2:32 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada
Wow I didn't even know that. Thanks for the news!!

I have her new single, it's awesome. I have it on order but it's not coming to January,

Oh another video that features Kimi ga Iru Kara and yes it's my excuse to show more FFXIII clips! <3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nptFo5Td0Q


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Crystallas
Posted: Dec 04, 2009 2:46 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10980
I listened to it as well. I was a bit dissapointed because I thought "Kimi ga iru kara" and "Eternal Love" were pretty boring, they are not as epic as the other songs from FF. I'm glad that the single goes well on the charts though, #9 isn't bad for her Smile.
 
Bigtop
Posted: Dec 04, 2009 5:36 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 09 Sep 2009 Posts: 5
I'm just wondering - the YT links are dead; does anybody have any other links to the videos?
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Dec 07, 2009 2:18 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tz94viIy38

recent performance on MUSIC JAPAN

She still needs to work on her live performance but she's gotten better since the summer.

Still waiting on word on her new album in January.
 
sakuraangel
Posted: Dec 16, 2009 12:39 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 10 Feb 2007 Posts: 8011 Location: Canada
information on her debut album is out (from her official website)
Quote:
■1st Album 「First Story」 2010.1.27 Release!!

《CD》
1. ありがとう feat.FEROS
2. キミに贈る歌
3. Is This Love?
4. 君がいるから
5. Its My Life
6. あの日の約束
7. alone...
8. スリル
9. Eternal Love
10. 桜のみち
11. 恋
12. スーパースター☆
13. Destiny feat.FEROS <春ver.>
14. ALWAYS

《DVD》
▼SUGAWARA SAYURI Special Liveより
1. 恋
2. I still love you
3. キミに贈る歌
▼Music Clip
君がいるから

★初回生産限定盤 CD+DVD/スリーブ仕様
FLCF-4315 ¥3,500(tax in)
★通常盤 CD ONLY
FLCF-4316 ¥3,000(tax in)

Pre-order. I can't find the listing on any other online retailers at the moment
CDJ
CD Only http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=FLCF-4316
CD+DVD http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=FLCF-4315
 
woaini
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 12:54 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
here's the covers for the new album

normal edition





CD & DVD edition




pretty much the same as her Kimi Ga Iru Kara covers, just without all the floating shapes.... the normal edition looks like the promo pic for Kimi. its really pretty and i like it best. the other one looks too plain...
 
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