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Aya Kamiki (上木 彩矢, Kamiki Aya, born September 10, 1985, in Sapporo, Hokkaido) is a Japanese singer, actress and model. Her music ranges from pop, rock to R&B. She resides in Osaka, and is signed with Tokyo-based AVEX recording label. She is the vocalist of the rock band Uroboros and the rock duo Sonic Lover Reckless with Lovebites guitarist Miyako.[1][2] Kamiki speaks moderate Chinese, and because of this, she has a notable fanbase in China.[citation needed]

Aya Kamiki
Birth name塚田綾子 (Tsukada Ayako)
Also known asCream (久里夢)
Born (1985-09-10) September 10, 1985 (age 33)
Sapporo, Hokkaido Japan
GenresJ-pop, rock
Occupation(s)Singer, actress, model
Years active2003–present
LabelsFLME (2003–2004), WEED (2005), Giza Studio (2006–2009), avex trax (2009–present)



Kamiki learned to play the piano when she was 4 years old. In junior high school, she began singing live. Influenced by punk rock, she also learned how to play the guitar.

In 2005, Kamiki released her two mini-albums "Constellation" and "Rock On" from the independent record label Weed Records. Kamiki's singing career was mainly active in Osaka, where she garnered positive results. Her voice was so full of force that it was part of her reputation. She made appearances in music and fashion magazines, which caught people's attention.

In 2006, Kamiki signed on with Giza Studio and released her first major label single "Communication Break" on March 15. On April 12, her second single "Pierrot" was released. The song was respectively written and composed by B'z members Koshi Inaba and Tak Matsumoto, although the lyrics in Kamiki's version were slightly modified. It was released on the same day as the B'z single "ゆるぎないものひとつ" (Yuruginaimono Hitotsu), which contained "Pierrot" as its 2nd Beat (B-side). The single reached 9th place on the Oricon charts. Her third single "Mou Kimidake-wo Hanashitari-wa Shinai" peaked at the 11th place, and her first full album "Secret Code" debuted at 5th place. In order to promote Secret Code's release, Kamiki held two mini-concerts. One was as "Black Kamiki" and was performed at Tower Records in Shibuya. The other (later on the same day), was as "White Aya" and was performed at HMV in Shibuya. Entrance was free, provided that you had purchased Secret Code at the corresponding store.

Early 2007, Kamiki was one of the winners of the 21st Japan Gold Disc Award's New Artist of the Year. In 2009, she moved the Avex Trax label and before leaving Ginza Studio, she released a best album titled, "Greatest Best" and she released her 12th single named "WBX (W-Boiled Extreme)"[3] on November 11.

She makes an appearance as an in-game character in the 2008 visual novel 428: Shibuya Scramble (later released internationally in 2018). She also sang its theme song "Sekai wa Sore Demo Kawari wa Shinai" (世界はそれでも変わりはしない), known in English as "The World Doesn't Change So Easy", which was released as a single in December 2008.[4]

In 2010, her fourth album, Individual Emotion, was released on January 27, and one track, "The Light" was released as a PV. Then on July 14, her 13th single, "Revolver" was released, then shortly after on August 11, she released her mini-album, "Gloriosa".



Single # Information Sales
indie "Breath"
  • Released: May 21, 2003
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: /
copies sold
Debut /
"Communication Break" (1st Major)
  • Released: March 15, 2006
  • Studio Album: Secret Code
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #48
copies sold
2nd "Pierrot"
  • Released: April 12, 2006
  • Studio Album: Secret Code
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #9
copies sold
3rd "Mou Kimi Dake wo Hanashitari wa Shinai"
  • Released: May 31, 2006
  • Studio Album: Secret Code
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #11
copies sold
4th "Nemutteita Kimochi Nemutteita Kokoro" 12,605
copies sold
5th "Misekake no I Love you" 9,505 
copies sold
6th "Ashita no Tame ni" 7,168
copies sold
7th "SUNDAY MORNING" 5,885
copies sold
8th "Kimi Sarishi Yuuwaku" 4,302
copies sold
9th "Summer Memories" 5,469
copies sold
10th "Sekai wa Sore demo Kawari wa Shinai" 4,378
copies sold

by Kamiki Aya and TAKUYA

"WBX (W-Boiled Extreme)"
  • Released: November 11, 2009
  • Studio Album: Individual Emotion
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #8
copies sold
12th "Revolver"
  • Released: July 14, 2010
  • Studio Album: Gloriosa
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #34
copies sold
13th "UNREAL"
  • Released: May 9, 2012
copies sold
14th "V/S"
  • Released: November 21, 2012
copies sold

UNREAL and V/S singles were sold during live concerts; the title songs can be downloaded via iTunes.


  1. Constellation (EP) (Indies) (May 25, 2005)
  2. Rock On (Indies) (September 21, 2005)
  3. Gloriosa (August 11, 2010)
  4. EVILÄLIVE (March 9, 2011)

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details Chart positions Informations
(in Japanese)
2006 Secret Code 5
  • Secret Code is Kamiki Aya's first full-length album. Available in one edition, CD only.
copies sold
2007 Ashita no Tame ni ~Forever More~
  • Released: October 10, 2007
  • Label: GIZA studio
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Ashita no Tame ni ~Forever More~ is Kamiki Aya's second album. Available in two editions.
copies sold
2008 Are you happy now?
  • Released: September 10, 2008
  • Label: GIZA studio
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Are you happy now? is Kamiki Aya's third album. Available in three editions.
copies sold
2010 AYA KAMIKI Greatest Best
  • Released: January 27, 2010
  • Label: GIZA Studio
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
  • Last album best under label GIZA studio of Aya Kamiki.
copies sold
2010 Individual Emotion
  • Released: January 27, 2010
  • Label: avex trax
  • Formats: CD, 2 CDs, Digital Download
  • Individual Emotion is her first album by the label Avex Trax.
copies sold
  • Released: September 7, 2011
  • Label: avex trax
  • Formats: 2 CDs, 2 CDs+DVD, Digital Download
  • Commemoration album in the music industry for her 5th years as a major artist. Latest album before leaving avex trax.
copies sold


  1. AYA KAMIKI FIRST LIVE (2 May 2007)
  2. AYA KAMIKI MUSIC VIDEO#1 (7 November 2007)
  3. THE FINAL JOURNEY -FINAL EDITION- (7 September 2011)


  1. ^ "Asriel黒瀬の新プロジェクト・UROBOROSがデビュー". Natalie (in Japanese). 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  2. ^ "上木彩矢×mi-yaがロックユニット結成、プロデューサーはNATCHIN". Natalie (in Japanese). 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2018-11-27.
  3. ^ "Billboard Japan Top 100". Billboard. December 5, 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. ^ "上木彩矢のライブにイシイ総監督のサイン会など、『428 ~封鎖された渋谷で~』が発売記念イベントで渋谷をジャック!?". Famitsu. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 19 January 2019.

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