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Crystallas
Posted: Aug 01, 2010 11:58 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10983


Real Name: Aki Angela (安芸アンジェラ)
Stage Name: Angela Aki (アンジェラ・アキ)
Birthdate: September 15th, 1977
Birthplace: Itano, Japan
Ethnicity: Half Japanese from her father and half Italian-American from her mother.
Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Angela Aki's heritage is extremely mixed, as her father is Japanese and her mother is half Italian and half American. To add to her already multi-cultural heritage, she was born in Japan and raised in Hawaii, and was a very musical child. She is reported to have shocked her mother when she was very young by humming a tune that her mother had just sung in perfect tune. She began by learning classical piano at three years old, but also learned how to play the violin, guitar later and drums later on. In late 1992 when Angela was 15, she moved away from Japan and set up residence in Hawaii, where she went to high school. Angela went on to study at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and combined International Affairs and Jazz Studies as some of her subjects. In January 2000, while still there, Angela released an American indies album entitled These Words, which was sung entirely in English. She later graduated in May 2000. In 2005, Angela started to release music again. She re-debuted in Japan under the indies label Virgo Music, with an indies mini-album entitled ONE. This time, however, it was sung mostly in Japanese and released in the Japanese market. The album reached #2 on the HMV Indies Chart. Angela's appearance as the theme song artist for the up and coming Final Fantasy XII was announced at the Square Enix 2005 Stage Show in late July 2005. The title was announced as Kiss Me Good-Bye, and was performed solo by Angela at the Stage Show.
Kiss Me Good-Bye was released on March 15, 2006. The single, due to the extreme hype from its Final Fantasy tie-up, debuted at #6 on Oricon charts.

Albums
[2000.01.04] These Words (US Indies)
[2006.06.14] Home
[2007.09.19] TODAY
[2009.02.25] ANSWER
[2010.09.08] LIFE

Singles
[2005.09.14] HOME
[2006.01.18] Kokoro no Senshi (心の戦士; The Warrior of Hearts)
[2006.03.15] Kiss Me Good-Bye
[2006.05.31] This Love
[2007.03.07] Sakurairo (サクラ色; Cherry Blossom Colour)
[2007.05.23] Kodoku no Kakera (孤独のカケラ; Fragments of Loneliness)
[2007.07.11] Tashika ni (たしかに; Certainly)
[2008.09.17] Tegami ~Haikei Juugo no Kimi e~ (手紙 ~拝啓 十五の君へ~; Letter ~To 15-year-old You~)
[2009.09.16] Ai no Kisetsu (愛の季節; Season of Love)
[2010.04.14] Kagayaku Hito (輝く人; Shining One)


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woaini
Posted: Aug 01, 2010 12:25 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 15207 Location: the boonies
YAYY~!!! Boogie Boogie Boogie you beat me to making her a thread Giggle Giggle Giggle but at least we have one now Smile Smile Smile

heres the promo pic for the new album Smile

 
Crystallas
Posted: Aug 01, 2010 12:39 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10983
Giggle And here is the cover:

 
woaini
Posted: Aug 04, 2010 12:31 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
heres the track list for the cd... i think i read on CDJapan that there would be around 6 full-english songs on the cd... Confused

Track list:
    Ai no Kisetsu (愛の季節; Season of Love)
    Kagayaku Hito (輝く人; Shining One)
    Every Woman's Song
    Sign (サイン)
    Remember Me
    Unbreakable
    What Are The Roses For?
    Ai to Bansoukou (愛と絆創膏)
    Mad Scientist
    The Truth Is Like A Lie
    Bop Bop Bop (Color Of Your Soul)
    Haha Naru Daichi (母なる大地)
    LIFE


and heres the DVD track list, its got all of her PVs on it Meow

    HOME
    Kokoro no Senshi (心の戦士; The Warrior Within)
    Kiss Me Good-Bye
    This Love
    Sakurairo (サクラ色; Cherry Blossom Color)
    Kodoku no Kakera (孤独のカケラ; Fragments of Loneliness)
    Tashika ni (たしかに; Certainly)
    Again
    Tegami ~Haikei Juugo no Kimi e~ (手紙 ~拝啓 十五の君へ~; Letter ~To 15-year-old You~)
    Ai no Kisetsu
    Kagayaku Hito
 
mizuno121
Posted: Aug 04, 2010 2:11 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Jan 2009 Posts: 672 Location: Tabasco Mexico
Boogie Boogie Boogie a new album!!!!!! Boogie Boogie great!!!
I like Angela Aki Love Love Love
 
Crystallas
Posted: Aug 05, 2010 12:01 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10983
The tracklist looks lovely. Thank you Ashley! Boogie
 
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