Aimyon (あいみょん, born on March 6, 1995) is a Japanese singer and songwriter.[1]

Aimyon
あいみょん
Born (1995-03-06) March 6, 1995 (age 26)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2014–present
Labels
Websiteaimyong.net

BiographyEdit

Aimyon was born on March 6, 1995, in the city of Nishinomiya in Hyōgo Prefecture. She was influenced to become a singer-songwriter in part because of her grandmother, who herself aspired to be a singer, and her father, who worked as an audio engineer. In middle school, she began writing songs and doing covers with the acoustic guitar her English teacher left her. When she was in high school, her friend sent her application to an audition without her knowledge, and she qualified for the final rounds. After graduating from high school, a YouTube video of one of her performances caught the attention of her first music label, Lastrum Music Entertainment.[2]

Aimyon wrote the lyrics for the song "Time Goes By" from the third single of the boy group Johnny's West, released on February 4, 2015.[3] On March 4, 2015, she made her indie debut with the single "Anata Kaibou Junaika (Shine)", a release available only at Tower Records which entered the Oricon Indies top ten chart.[4] Later, in May 2015, she released her first mini-album, Tamago, and her second mini-album, Nikumarekko Yo ni Habakaru, in December of the same year.[5][6]

Aimyon was signed to Warner sub-label Unborde, and released her major label debut single "Ikite Itanda yona" on November 30, 2016.

On December 31, 2018, she made her first appearance on the 69th edition of NHK's Kouhaku Uta Gassen, Japan's prestigious New Year's Eve music program, and performed her song "Marigold".[7][8]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales and certification
Title Details Peak positions Sales[a][9] Certifications[10]
JPN
[11]
JPN
Hot

[12]
TWN
EA

[13]
Excitement of Youth
(青春のエキサイトメント)
26 13
  • JPN: 119,000[b]
Momentary Sixth Sense
(瞬間的シックスセンス)
  • Released: February 13, 2019
  • Label: Unborde
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
2 2 7
  • JPN: 294,000[c]
  • RIAJ: Platinum
Heard That There's Good Pasta
(おいしいパスタがあると聞いて)
  • Released: September 9, 2020
  • Label: Unborde
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
2 2 1
  • JPN: 279,000[d]
  • RIAJ: Platinum

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak
positions
Sales[9]
JPN
[11]
JPN
Hot

[14]
Tamago
  • Released: May 20, 2015
  • Label: Lastrum
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
82 49
  • JPN: 10,000
Nikumarekko Yo ni Habakaru
(憎まれっ子世に憚る)
  • Released: December 2, 2015
  • Label: Lastrum
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
106 86
  • JPN: 4,000
Ai o Tsutaetaida toka Remix EP
(愛を伝えたいだとか Remix EP)
  • Released: May 23, 2018
  • Label: Unborde
  • Formats: digital download, 12-inch single
108
"—" denotes items which did not chart.

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, certifications and album name
Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
JPN
[11]
JPN
Hot

[15]
"Anata Kaibou Junaika (Shine)" (貴方解剖純愛歌~死ね~) 2015 48 Tamago
"Ikite Itanda yo na" (生きていたんだよな) 2016 67 41
  • RIAJ: Gold (st.)[16]
Excitement of Youth
"Ai o Tsutaetaida toka" (愛を伝えたいだとか) 2017 51 15
  • RIAJ: Platinum (st.)[16]
"Kimi wa Rock o Kikanai" (君はロックを聴かない) 76 12
  • RIAJ:
"Only Under the Full Moon"[18] (満月の夜なら) 2018 31 11
  • RIAJ: Gold (st.)[16]
Momentary Sixth Sense
"Marigold" (マリーゴールド) 25 1
  • RIAJ:
    • 3× Platinum (dig.)[17]
    • Platinum (st.)[16]
"Let the Night"[19] (今夜このまま) 18 4
  • RIAJ:
"Haru no Hi" (ハルノヒ) 2019 6 2
  • RIAJ:
Heard That There's Good Pasta
"The Smell of a Midsummer Night" (真夏の夜の匂いがする) 18 7
  • RIAJ: Silver (st.)[16]
"Her Blue Sky" (空の青さを知る人よ) 7 4
  • RIAJ: Gold (st.)[16]
"Naked Heart" (裸の心) 2020 4 4
  • RIAJ:
"Till I Know What Love Is (I'm Never Gonna Die)" (愛を知るまでは) 2021 8 11
  • RIAJ: Silver (st.)[16]
Non-album single
"On a Cherry Blossom Night" (桜が降る夜は) 13
  • RIAJ: Silver (st.)[16]
"Heart" (ハート) 20
"—" denotes items which did not chart.

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and album name
Title Year Peak
positions
Certifications Album
JPN
Hot

[20]
"Nakidashisou da yo" (泣き出しそうだよ)
(Radwimps featuring Aimyon)
2018 56 Anti Anti Generation
"Kiss Dake de" (キスだけで)
(Masaki Suda featuring Aimyon)
2019 11 Love
"Kaibutsu-san" (怪物さん)
(Ken Hirai featuring Aimyon)
2020 15
  • RIAJ: Silver (st.)[16]
Anata ni Narita Katta

Promotional singlesEdit

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, certifications and album name
Title Year Peak
positions
Certifications Album
JPN
Hot

[21]
"Futari no Sekai" (ふたりの世界) 2017 [e]
  • RIAJ: Silver (st.)[16]
Excitement of Youth
"Hyohaku" (漂白) [f]
"Even If the World Ends Tomorrow" (あした世界が終わるとしても) 2019 16 Momentary Sixth Sense
"What If..." (ら、のはなし) 46
  • RIAJ: Silver (st.)[16]
"Present" (プレゼント) 57
"Dream Chaser Bengal" (夢追いベンガル) 71
"Good Night Baby" 88
"On This Day We Say Goodbye" (さよならの今日に) 2020 15
  • RIAJ: Silver (st.)[16]
Heard That There's Good Pasta
"Morning Sun" (朝陽) 49
"Super Girl" (スーパーガール) [g] Non-album Single
"—" denotes items which did not chart.

Other charted songsEdit

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions and album name
Title Year Peak
positions
Album
JPN
Hot

[23]
CHN
Airplay
/FL

[24]
"Matryoshka" (マトリョーシカ) 2017 [h] Excitement of Youth
"Hikari thing" (ひかりもの) 2019 93 3 Momentary Sixth Sense
"Because I'm in Love" (恋をしたから) [i]
"A World of Just Me and You" (二人だけの国) [j]
"From the Corner Room on the 4th Floor" (from 四階の角部屋) [k]
"—" denotes items which did not chart.

AwardsEdit

Year Ceremony Award Nominated Work Result
2017 FM Q League Award[27] Grand Prix Kimi wa Rock wo Kikanai Won
2019 Space Shower Music Awards[28] Best Creative Works Won
MTV VMAJ Best Female Video Let the Night Won
61st Japan Record Awards Excellence Album Award Momentary Sixth Sense Won
Billboard Japan Music Awards Artist of the Year Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Asian Artist - Japan Won
2020 CD Shop Awards[29] Finalist award Momentary Sixth Sense Won
Space Shower Music Awards[30] Best Female Artist Won
MTV VMAJ[31] Best Video of the Year Naked Heart Won
Best Female Video Won

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ Sales provided by Oricon database and rounded to the nearest thousand.
  2. ^ Combined sales figures for Excitement of Youth: 87,302 (physical sales) + 32,124 (digital sales).
  3. ^ Combined sales figures for Momentary Sixth Sense: 224,831 (physical sales) + 69,870 (digital sales).
  4. ^ Combined sales figures for Heard That There's Good Pasta: 248,052 (physical sales) + 30,578 (digital sales).
  5. ^ "Futari no Sekai" did not enter the Japan Hot 100, but peaked at number 32 on the Top Streaming Songs chart.[22]
  6. ^ "Hyohaku" did not enter the Japan Hot 100, but peaked at number 97 on the Top Streaming Songs chart.[22]
  7. ^ "Super Girl" was first released exclusively through Amazon Music in December 2020, and later released through all music distribution services in March 2021. Charted at 28 on the Downloads Songs Chart in 2021.
  8. ^ "Matryoshka" did not enter the Japan Hot 100, but peaked at number 84 on the Top Streaming Songs chart.[25]
  9. ^ "Because I'm in Love" did not enter the Japan Hot 100, but peaked at number 32 on the Top Streaming Songs chart.[26]
  10. ^ "A World of Just Me and You" did not enter the Japan Hot 100, but peaked at number 35 on the Top Streaming Songs chart.[26]
  11. ^ "From the Corner Room on the 4th Floor" did not enter the Japan Hot 100, but peaked at number 74 on the Top Streaming Songs chart.[26]

Sources

  1. ^ "Aimyon's Biography" (in Japanese). Aimyon Official Website. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "配信ないけど激推ししてます!!ーー西宮在住の19歳SSW・あいみょんが鮮烈デビュー". Ototoy (in Japanese). Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "ズンドコ パラダイス|ジャニーズWEST|Johnny's Entertainment" (in Japanese). Johnny's Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 29, 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "あいみょん、全国のサーキット系フェス続々出演決定". Excite News (in Japanese). March 21, 2015. Archived from the original on April 15, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  5. ^ "あいみょん、自信満々の1stミニアルバム完成". Natalie (in Japanese). April 9, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "あいみょん、個性的な曲名並ぶ新作「憎まれっ子世に憚る」". Natalie (in Japanese). October 15, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "2人の注目歌姫・あいみょん&DAOKOが紅白初出場 選考理由は?NHK明かす<第69回 NHK紅白歌合戦>". Modelpress (in Japanese). November 14, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "あいみょん、初紅白で「マリーゴールド」披露 嵐・櫻井翔&内村光良も虜「この2日間ずっと聞いてる」<紅白本番>". Modelpress (in Japanese). December 31, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "ゴールドディスク認定 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会" (To retrieve all physical certifications, type "あいみょん" in the field "アーティスト" and select "検索") (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  11. ^ a b c あいみょんのアルバム作品 [List of Aimyon's Album Releases]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "G-music Chart". G-music.
  14. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "ストリーミング認定 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved May 27, 2020. | format=To retrieve all streaming certifications type "あいみょん" in the field "アーティスト" and select "検索"}}
  17. ^ a b c d e "ダウンロード認定 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved May 27, 2020. |format=To retrieve all digital certifications type あいみょん in the field "アーティスト" and select "検索"}}
  18. ^ "Only Under the Full Moon – Single by Aimyon on Apple Music". United States: iTunes Store. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "Let the Night – EP by Aimyon on Apple Music". United States: iTunes Store. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  20. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  22. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Top Streaming Songs 2019/01/21付け" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  23. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  24. ^ "Billboard China Airplay/FL 2019年05月06日 – 2019年05月12日".
  25. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 2019/01/28付け" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  26. ^ a b c "Billboard Japan Top Streaming Songs 2019/02/25付け" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  27. ^ "FM Q LEAGUE AWARD 2017". fmk.fm. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  28. ^ "WINNERS". SPACE SHOWER MUSIC AWARDS 2019 (in Japanese). Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  29. ^ "CDショップ大賞 2020".
  30. ^ "SS MVA 2020".
  31. ^ "MTV VMAJ 2020".

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