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Queen of Kawaii, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ) is a Japanese singer, model, and fashion blogger. Media outlets have referred to Kyary as Harajuku Pop Princess. She also gain popularity in western country due in part of internet video that going viral. Her public image is associated with Japan's kawaisa and decora culture, combination of cute and playful style. With this unique image, Kyary also featured in many Japanese commercial.

Japanese singer and model : Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Starting as Fashion Blogger

Kiriko Takemura (竹村 桐子), Kyary's real name, was raised in a traditional strict household, where her parents frequently set early curfews and limited her cell phone access. Her mother was very critical of her fashion sense, to the point where Kiriko would have to leave the house dressed normally, and change into Harajuku-style clothing inside a public restroom. She would often return home to find that her mother had disposed of her fashion accessories, which led to further quarrels.

Kiriko Takemura (Kyary) in highschol

Kiriko also become a fashion blogger, because she loves fashion so much. Then she become model (dokumo) for Harajuku fashion magazines such as Kera! and Zipper. Because she often wearing a blonde wig, her high school friends began to call her Kyari (a phonetic Japanese spelling of the Western name Carrie), because she embraced Western culture and seemed like a foreign girl. She though Kyari is too short, then she add Pamyu Pamyu because it's sound cute. Her full stage name is : Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃろらいんちゃろんぷろっぷきゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)

Because of blonde wig, she began to called by Kyary

Then she met Yasutaka Nakata, the music producer of Kyary's favorite electropop group Perfume. Because he makes music for the fashion industry, he was intrigued by her career and encouraged her to debut as a singer.

Gone Viral with PonPonPon

In July 2011, Kyary release her first single PonPonPon. In this music video, Kyary bending the definition of kawaii by mixing it with weirdness. The video is a mix of 2D and 3D, with Kyary dancing and many random things appeared. With all of those randomness and catchy music, the music video became a viral hit in YouTube. Katy Perry also tweet about this video and Kyary made a positive reaction to her tweet.

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Katy Perry tweeted PonPonPon by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Not long after that, Kyary release her first mini-album Moshi Moshi Harajuku in August 17. This mini album also featured PonPonPon and a cover of Perfume song Jelly. A week later, she released her autobiography about her rise to fame titled, Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girl.

Kyary's Overseas Performance

Becoming YouTube phenomenon, Kyary made her her American debut in Culver City, California on December 6, 2011. She perform in a fashion show and play two of her songs, PonPonPon and Tsukema Tsukeru. In February and March 2012, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu represented Japan during Japanese performing arts exhibitions in Shanghai and Hong Kong. She performed on 24 February in Shanghai at the Shanghai Expo Mart. On 27 March, Kyary performed for 700 fans in Hong Kong at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

In June 2012, Kyary made her first world-tour called 100%KPP World Tour. Visiting many country like United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and of course several place in Japan. Because of this tour and her first album Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, Kyary began receiving more attention in western media. Sputnikmusic listed Pamyu Pamyu Revolution as number one on their Best Pop Albums of 2012 list.

Kyary performing in New York, 100% KPP World Tour

About one years after her first world tour, Kyary announced her second world tour called Nanda Collection World Tour in September 2013. The world tour visited the United States, Canada, Australia, England, France, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and several place in Japan, lasting from February until November 2014.

In 2016, Kyary celebrate her fifth anniversary since her debut. Around this special moment, she released her first compilation album KPP Best, featuring her single Sai & Co which was released on April 20. Kyary also announced her third world tour called Five Years Monster World Tour. The world tour visited Singapore, London, Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco, New York City, Taipei, and Tokyo.

Five Years Monster World Tour
Kyary in Singapore, Five Years Monster World Tour

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Profile

KPP Profile
Kiriko Takemura (竹村 桐子)

Stage Name : Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)
Full : Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Nick : KPP
Birthday : January 29, 1993
Birthplace : Tokyo
Blood Type : B
Height : 157 cm
Twitter : @pamyurin
Instagram : @kyarypappa
Ameblo Blog : kyarypamyupamyu

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Studio Album (Click to see details)

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Compilation/Best Album

[2016.05.25] KPP BEST

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Networks

Official Website : kyary.asobisystem.com
Official Fans Club : kyary.net/fcs
Official Japanese Facebook Page : @kyaryofficial
Official International Facebook Page : @KPP.FC
Official Google+ : きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ