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Finding new singers to listen to. Help pls!

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MightyFlameboy
Posted: Oct 14, 2005 9:15 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Jul 2005 Posts: 117 Location: Singapore
Hi guys, I would like to listen to other forms of Jpop besides my idol Ai Otsuka. Preferably R&B, nice ballads, not too rock, male artistes. Maybe like Ken Hirai but his vocal range is much too high for me. Would like a mid vocal range singer so that I can sing along to the songs more confidently. Thanks in advance for the help!
 
Rinoa
Posted: Oct 16, 2005 7:29 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Apr 2005 Posts: 2039 Location: Europe
Male artists? Hmm.. that's kinda hard. I don't like male artists usually. If you need help about female artists though simply ask. Orange Range's Hana is a good song though.
 
yumiotsuka
Posted: Oct 16, 2005 9:02 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 May 2005 Posts: 955
yuna ito is a new singer in sony production just release her 1st singles on 3.9.2oo5

endless story
and the b-side is journey
i'll upload it tml
 
Klonoa
Posted: Oct 16, 2005 12:59 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Apr 2005 Posts: 309 Location: Illinois. Reppin' da central states baby!
Well I don't listen to male artist unless their American rock. I would recommend Namie Amuro, Misia, Koyanagi Yuki, who make good R&B ballads. Artist like BoA, Koda Kumi, Mika Nakashima also make good ballads with a little R&B mixed into them even though they're J-Pop singers.
 
broken::dreams
Posted: Oct 16, 2005 2:21 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 26 Jun 2005 Posts: 497 Location: New York
ok, since no one is really answering his question, I'll make an attempt.

You want male JPop rnb singers? I'm not a big fan of rnb, but I know of some artists that fit this criteria:

CHEMISTRY -- this is a harmonizing duo. They have pretty nice voices, but I don't think they go as high as Hirai Ken.

SE7EN - a korean crossover act. I've only heard one of his songs, so I can't really form a real opinion.

Yamamoto Ryohei - I've heard him from one of m-flo's collaborations and he has a pretty nice voice as well.

i hope i've somewhat helped.
 
khafre78
Posted: Oct 17, 2005 6:51 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 34 Location: Misawa, Japan
I can recommend just about any kind of J-Pop. It is such a varied category of music. And it is so much different and better the the factory crap of the US. They actually write their own music. The kind of J-Pop that I dont like is the kind that sounds American like Chemistry, Crystal Kay, etc. And those boy bands like w-inds and LEAD.

If you like Ootsuka Ai, I highly recommend aiko. She is outstanding and kind of similar. I also recommend YUKI as mentioned above. Hamasaki Ayumi is also very good. And also Ueta Aya. These are all women singers. I dont like US female singers, but Japan is much different.

For male singers try D-51. They are one of the few rnb type male groups that I like. ORANGE RANGE is also outstanding. They have many hits. They have two styles - fast and slow. For slow Hana as mentioned is great; also the new hit Kizuna. Also another one is like michi something ~a road home. But if you want the best of the best, it is Ketsumeishi. It is more hip hop, but nothing like US hip hop. I recommend tomodachi, namida, sakura, taiyou, natsu no omoide, etc. Many great songs by them. I avoid the rnb stuff mostly so right now I cant think of too many more. Ok I have one that you will like - Moriyama Naotarou. He isnt rnb, but neither is Hirai Ken. Try Sakura, Iketoshi ikeru something, and Taiyou.

If you need more help, just ask.
 
townbaby
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 2:04 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 08 Jul 2005 Posts: 206 Location: Malaysia
Try Wang LeeHom. Smile Smile Smile
 
MightyFlameboy
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 8:26 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Jul 2005 Posts: 117 Location: Singapore
Wow wow... So many good recommendations... Thanks guys! Too bad I'm in camp currently and can't download any songs... Can't wait to get back home and try out those artistes you guys have recommended! Huh? Wang Lee Hom? He's Chinese... -_-" But yea, I'm listening to him currently as well. Tongue I sing too much Chinese. I would like to sing Japanese songs so I can improve my Japanese haha.
 
khafre78
Posted: Oct 18, 2005 9:34 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 10 Oct 2005 Posts: 34 Location: Misawa, Japan
Where are you guys downloading songs from? I find that Kazaa has a very meager selection of J-POP. Luckily I have a satellite dish here in Japan so I can rip the songs right off the music videos, but I wont be here forever. I also know a website where you can download a wide range of songs for about $2 a piece. The albums here are even more rediculously priced than they are in the US. They release a lot of singles here and try to charge people $10 a pop for them. I would be broke if I bought all of my songs.
 
townbaby
Posted: Oct 19, 2005 3:37 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 08 Jul 2005 Posts: 206 Location: Malaysia
Do you know Wang Lee Hom got released a Japanese Album?
 
puffmama
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 7:42 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 Aug 2005 Posts: 113 Location: Detroit,Michigan
you can try Koda Kumi and Utada Hikaru
 
XFER
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 9:27 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 17 Aug 2005 Posts: 33 Location: México
I definitely recommend Kiyokiba Shunsuke. He just released his debut album. You maybe know him from the band EXILE, he is the lead singer there. Try to download his first two singles as an example of his work: "Itsuka..." and "Sayonara itoshi hitoyo"

You won't regret it Boogie
 
broken::dreams
Posted: Oct 20, 2005 11:10 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 26 Jun 2005 Posts: 497 Location: New York
khafre78 wrote:
Where are you guys downloading songs from? I find that Kazaa has a very meager selection of J-POP. Luckily I have a satellite dish here in Japan so I can rip the songs right off the music videos, but I wont be here forever. I also know a website where you can download a wide range of songs for about $2 a piece. The albums here are even more rediculously priced than they are in the US. They release a lot of singles here and try to charge people $10 a pop for them. I would be broke if I bought all of my songs.


You can try a torrent service like jpopsuki. As for individual songs, you can try to search for mp3 rotations. When I first got into JPop, my source for downloads was random fansites and winmx. WinMx is dead, but you can try LimeWire. Or, you can easily request songs and I'm sure someone would be able to help you.

Yeah, JPop is expensive, but I think that a lot of the music is worth it and it kind of makes you prouder if you collect a lot, seeing as you were able to get so many of your favorite artists releases! But then, there are auctions where you can get it for much cheaper, of course.
 
MightyFlameboy
Posted: Oct 22, 2005 11:33 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Jul 2005 Posts: 117 Location: Singapore
Yumi, I'm in love with the two songs you've sent me, Glamorous Sky & Endless Story. Boogie I'll probably learn how to sing Endless Story. Wonder how male vocals will sound with a female song. Thanks alot Yumi haha. Back to the topic, I can't seem to find any downloads of male artistes. Anybody kind enough to upload a few sample songs? I'm looking for a male album to buy, but first, I'll need samples to listen to because I wouldn't know whose voice I'm looking for.
 
ayu_dearest_
Posted: Oct 29, 2005 8:50 pm Reply with quote
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hmm a guy? OH I KNOW! M-FLO!!!!!! He's my favourite guy singer!
 
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