Ado (singer)

Ado (born October 24, 2002) is a Japanese–Australian singer. In 2020, at the age of 17, she made her debut with the digital single titled "Usseewa". The song peaked at number 1 on Billboard Japan Hot 100,[1] Oricon Digital Singles Chart, Oricon Streaming Chart,[2] and Spotify Viral 50 Japan.[3] The music video of the song on her YouTube channel reached 100 million views in 148 days after its release.[4] Reaching 100 million plays on Billboard Japan after 17 weeks from charting-in was the sixth fastest in history and the youngest for a solo singer.[5][4][6] She currently belongs to the artist management company Cloud Nine.[7]

Ado
Born (2002-10-24) October 24, 2002 (age 18)
Tokyo, Japan
GenresJ-pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2017–present
LabelsVirgin Records
Associated acts
  • jon-YAKITORY
  • biz
Websiteuniversal-music.co.jp/ado/

Life and music careerEdit

Early life and musical beginnings: 2014–2020Edit

Ado was born on October 24, 2002, in Tokyo, Japan, to a Nikkei family originally from Australia.[7][6]

In 2014, Ado took an interest in music after a software of the video-sharing website Niconico was released on Nintendo 3DS. She began watching videos on the small screen of Nintendo 3DS, and was impressed by the cover singers on Niconico, who sang without showing their faces.[8]

Years later in 2017, Ado began singing as an utaite (an internet cover singer) on Niconico, after uploading a video of herself singing a cover of "Kimi no taion" on January 10, 2017.[9] On Nippon TV she said that during the time she was an utaite singer, she covered her closet in soundproofing material that she bought online and recorded in it.[10]

In 2019, she featured in Kujira's digital single "Kinmokusei", which was released on December 23, 2019.[11] A couple months later, she featured as a vocalist in a digital single "Shikabanēze" by jon-YAKITORY, which was released on March 29, 2020.[12] In May 2020, she participated in Pony Canyon's compilation album PALETTE4. She released two songs, "Call boy" by syudou and "Taema naku ai-iro" by Shishi Shishi, as digital releases.[13]

Debut with Usseewa: 2020–presentEdit

On October 15, 2020, Ado announced that she would make her debut with Universal Music Japan.[14] On October 23, the day before her 18th birthday, she released the digital single "Usseewa" written by Vocaloid producer syudou.[5] The music video, released on her own YouTube channel, reached 5 million views by November 14.[15] On December 10, 2020, "Usseewa" ranked number 1 on Spotify Viral 50 Japan. On December 24, she released her second single "Readymade" written by vocaloid producer Surii, as a digital release.[16]

By January 23, 2021, "Usseewa" had reached 40 million views on YouTube,[17] and on February 3, 2021, it ranked number 1 on both Oricon Digital Singles Chart and Oricon Streaming Chart.[2] On February 14, she released her third single, "Gira Gira", written by vocaloid producer teniwoha, as a digital release.[18] Four days later on February 18, the number of subscribers on her YouTube channel exceeded 1 million.[19]

On March 15, 2021, "Usseewa" reached number one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100,[1][20] and on March 20, the music video on YouTube reached 100 million views, 148 days after its release.[4] On March 29, "Usseewa" reached 100 million plays on the Billboard JAPAN chart "Streaming Songs" after 17 weeks from charting-in, which was the sixth fastest in history and the youngest for a solo singer.[5][6]

On April 27, 2021, Ado released her fifth Single "Odo" which is used by NHK's Show about Vocaloid producers.[21]

On June 11, 2021, she was chosen as the second Japanese female Artist for "YouTube's Artist on the Rise".[22] And on June 14, 2021, she released her sixth Single "Yoru no Pierrot".

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Release date Title Type Peak position
Japan Hot 100
October 23, 2020 "Usseewa" Digital release 1[23]
December 24, 2020 "Readymade" 65[23]
February 5, 2021 "Usseewa (Giga Remix)"
February 14, 2021 "Gira Gira" 12[24]
April 27, 2021 "Odo"[25] 4[26]
June 14, 2021 "Yoru no Pierrot" 13[27]
July 29, 2021 "Yoru no Pierrot (TeddyLoid Remix)"
August 12, 2021 "Aitakute" 27[28]

Featured songsEdit

Release date Artist Title Notes
December 12, 2019 Kujira "Kinmokusei feat. Ado" [29]
March 29, 2020 jon-YAKITORY "Shikabanēze feat. Ado" [12]
May 11, 2020 Toiki "ANEMONE (feat. Ado)"
June 30, 2020 Nagumo Yūki "Stick Candy (feat. Ado)"
August 14, 2020 biz "Tokyo cannibalism biz feat Ado"
August 28, 2020 jon-YAKITORY "eat feat.Ado"
September 11, 2020 biz "Freud meta biz feat. Ado"
September 21, 2020 Linmu "Oshare banchō (feat. Ado)"
September 23, 2020 Nakimushi☔︎ "Shake It Now. (feat. Ado)"
December 11, 2020 jon-YAKITORY "Faking of Comedy feat.Ado"
December 12, 2020 Hīragi Kirai "Love Ka? (feat. Ado)"
February 1, 2021 Miko Kichi "Radio Noise (feat. Ado)"
March 6, 2021 Hosomichi Okuno "Fool Fool Fool (feat. Ado)"
July 15, 2021 jon-YAKITORY "AntiSystem's (feat. Ado)"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Hot 100 | Charts". Billboard JAPAN (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Ado「うっせぇわ」が「デジタルシングル」「ストリーミング」2部門で初の1位【オリコンランキング】" [Ado "Usseewa" ranked No. 1 in 2 categories of "Digital Single" and "Streaming" [Oricon Chart]]. ORICON NEWS. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "Spotify Charts". www.spotifycharts.com. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Ado、「うっせぇわ」MV&ストリーミング再生回数W1億回を5ヵ月で突破 LINEスタンプも配信(CDジャーナル)" [Ado breaks through with "Usseewa" music video & streaming plays exceed 100 million in 5 months LINE stamps are also distributed (CD journal)]. Yahoo! News (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "Ado「うっせえわ」ストリーミング累計1億回再生突破 | Daily News" [Ado "Usseewa" Streamed Over 100 Million Times | Daily News]. Billboard JAPAN NEWS (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Ado「うっせぇわ」すっげえわ!サブスク再生1億回突破 世代超えた社会現象に" [Ado "Usseewa"! exceeded 100 million plays and becomes social phenomena beyond generations]. The Microsoft Network. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Ado | 株式会社クラウドナイン". Cloud Nine. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  8. ^ "「うっせぇわ」特設ページ" [Usseewa special page]. Universal Music Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  9. ^ Ado (January 10, 2017). "【初投稿】君の体温 歌ってみた【Adovance】" [[First upload] I sang "Kimi no taion" [Adovance]]. Niconico. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  10. ^ "放送内容|バズリズム02|日本テレビ" [Broadcast contents | Buzz Rhythm 02|Nippon TV]. February 13, 2021. Archived from the original on February 13, 2021. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  11. ^ "くじら、「金木犀 (feat. Ado)」を配信開始" [Kujira's "Kinmokusei (feat. Ado)" now available]. THE MAGAZINE (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Ado迎えたjon-YAKITORY「シカバネーゼ」バイラル好調 "やり場のない心情"を描いた現代のミクスチャーロック" [jon-YAKITORY welcomed Ado in "Shikabanese" Viral strong performance Modern mixture rock depicting "unfocused emotions"]. Real Sound (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  13. ^ "Ado / PARED / まひる / ゆっけ presents PALETTE4". Ado / PARED / まひる / ゆっけ presents PALETTE4. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  14. ^ "Ado、17歳最後の日にメジャーデビュー" [Ado, music debut on last day of age 17]. BARKS (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  15. ^ 編集部. "18歳シンガーAdo、デビュー曲「うっせぇわ」500万再生突破" [18-year-old singer ado, debut song "Usseewa" exceeds 5 million views]. MusicVoice (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  16. ^ 編集部. "女子高生シンガーAdo、新曲「レディメイド」12月24日にリリース" [High school girl singer Ado, new song "Readymade" released on December 24]. MusicVoice (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  17. ^ "Ado_Staff Tweet – 「うっせぇわ」MVが公開からちょうど3ヶ月で【4,000万】突破" [Usseewa music video exceeds 40 million in exactly 3 months]. Twitter. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  18. ^ ""てにをは"が手掛ける 新曲「ギラギラ」を2月14日"バレンタインデー"に配信リリース!" [New song "Gira Gira", digitally released on Valentine's day February 14, aided by Teniwoha]. Universal Music Japan (in Japanese). February 8, 2021. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  19. ^ "『うっせぇわ』Ado、YouTubeチャンネル登録者数100万人超に歓喜「自分が出来ることを頑張っていきたい」(ABEMA TIMES)" ["Usseewa" Ado, delighted by YouTube channel subscribers exceeding 1 million: "I did my best in things I could do"]. Yahoo! News (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  20. ^ "Ado Scores Her First No. 1, Kaze Fujii Logs First Top 10 on Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  21. ^ "Ado、新曲「踊」がNHK『夜光音楽 ボカロP 5min.』テーマソングに". BARKS (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  22. ^ "Ado が "Artist On The Rise" に登場". YouTube Japan Blog (in Japanese). Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  23. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Hot 100 | Charts". Billboard JAPAN (in Japanese). Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  24. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 | Charts". Billboard JAPAN (in Japanese). Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  25. ^ "「うっせぇわ」Ado、新曲は「踊(おど)」 NHKボカロP新番組『夜光音楽』テーマ曲" [New song from Ado, known for "Usseewa", "Odo", to be used as theme song for NHK's new vocaloid programme "Yakō Ongaku"]. Oricon (in Japanese). April 22, 2021. Archived from the original on April 23, 2021.
  26. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 | Charts". Billboard JAPAN (in Japanese). Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  27. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 | Charts".
  28. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 | Charts".
  29. ^ "くじら、「金木犀 (feat. Ado)」を配信開始" [Kujira's "Kinmokusei (feat. Ado)" now available]. THE MAGAZINE (in Japanese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.

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