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Chara (singer)

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Chara (singer)

Japanese singer-songwriter, actress and video jockey add

Category: Music

Born in 1968.

Countries: Japan (75%), United States (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Shunji Iwai, Marui, Shiseido

Linked to: Oricon, Shiseido, Recording Industry Association of Japan, Marui




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Chara was born in 1968 add something


From 1984 onwards, she worked as a keyboardist in several different unsigned bands add something


In 1988, to get a chance to sing her own compositions, she decided to become a band vocalist instead add something


She debuted in 1991 with the single "Heaven" add something


Chara's career gained more momentum after her first tour, "Chara Live "Sweet" in May 1992 add something


In 1993, she starred in many different commercials , including commercials for Suntory, Shiseido, Marui and Snow Brand ice creams add something


In 1994, Chara married actor Tadanobu Asano add something


In spring 1994, she filmed the Shunji Iwai film Picnic, in which she played a mental patient add something


She met Asano on the set of the 1994 film "Picnic", in which they were both starring actors add something


She starred aside Tadanobu Asano, whom she married in 1995 add something


She is most well known for her song "Swallowtail Butterfly ", the theme song for the 1996 Shunji Iwai film "Swallowtail Butterfly" , her 1997 hit single "Yasashii Kimochi", and her collaboration with Judy and Mary vocalist Yuki, "Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange" add something


In February 1996, Chara began filming her second film for Iwai, titled "Swallowtail Butterfly" add something


The band was conceived in 1998, when Chiwaki mentioned to Chara that she thought it would be good to start up a girls rock band add something


The band first practiced in 1999, and continued to sporadically practice throughout 2000, despite different members' schedules add something


In 2003, Chara released her 9th solo album, "Yoake Mae", and in 2004 released an album of re-recordings of songs from her early albums, "A Scenery Like Me" add something


Chara re-debuted as a major label artist in 2006, with the release of the single "Sekai" add something


The couple attended the 80th Academy awards in Los Angeles in 2008, as the film "Mongol", in which Asano starred, was nominated for the best foreign film category as the submission from Kazakhstan add something


On July 25, 2009, Chara announced her amicable divorce from husband Asano Tadanobu, after fourteen years of marriage add something


She joined Ki/oon's 20th anniversary concert tour, "Ki/oon 20 Years and Days", last April 2012 at Liquidroom Ebisu, Tokyo add something


She will release her first single under Ki/oon, Alterna Girlfriend, on June 6, 2012 add something