Japanese pop sensation and Harajuku icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will be releasing her third album, Pika Pika Fantajin in the U.S. on July 29 via Warner Music Group. Produced by Yasutaka Nakata (Capsule) and available for pre-order on Amazon, the new album is the follow-up to 2012’s Nanda Collection, which garnered praise from fellow global pop-stars Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, as well as media attention from Pitchfork, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The FADER, MTV Iggy, Vice, and The Los Angeles Times. Known for elaborate visual spectacles, and with over 2.2 Billion Total music video views under her belt, Kyary recently debuted the video for her upcoming album’s lead single, “Kira Kira Killer,” which is available for purchase on iTunes. Watch the mesmerizing video HERE.
Following her recent victory over Beyonce and Daft Punk for “Best Album of the Year” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Japan, Kyary’s also nominated for FOUR World Music Awards including “World’s Best Female Artist,” “World’s Best Live Act,” “World’s Best Entertainer of the Year,” and “World’s Best Album.” She has previously been awarded VOGUE Japan’s “Woman of the Year.”
Pika Pika means shiny, glossy, and lustrous. Fantajin is a very Kyary-like coined word of “fantasy” + “people.” Just as the title, the album cover (pictured above) describes one of Kyary’s interpretations of the world of fantasy. Concert DVDs will come with the limited editions and feature documentary of her on-going world tour, “NANDA COLLECTION WORLD TOUR 2014,” which will be making a special stop in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 20.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu explains, “This album is a kawaii album full of shine and sparkle. It includes many newly recorded tracks, so I think a lot of people can enjoy the album with their minds open. I turned 21 this year so I will be more than happy if you could see me grown up a little?? The booklet comes with the limited editions. Well, please check out my new album filled with my version of fantasy!”
About Kyary Pamyu Pamyu:
Tokyo-born Caroline Charonplop Kyarypamyupamyu, who goes by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, is equally renowned for her fashion sense. She began her career as a model for Harajuku fashion magazines while she was still in high school, and has earned worldwide recognition for her daring and unique outfits. Now she has over two million followers on Twitter, which makes her the second most followed person in Japan. Kyary first burst onto the world stage in 2011 with her hit debut single “PONPONPON” and has since been nominated for The video, which you can watch here, has over 66 million views on Youtube, and counting. Her 2012 debut full-length album, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution topped the iTunes Electronic Charts in France, Belgium and Japan upon its release. Her second full-length album Nanda Collection, released in 2012, topped the national Oricon weekly chart, ranking on the Electronic albums chart in 23 countries. Kyary has sold more than 500k albums and 2.8 million tracks worldwide and her music videos have garnered over 2.2 billion views on YouTube.
Pika Pika Fantajin
01. Pika Pika Fantajin
02. Kira Kira Killer
03. Yumeno Hajima Ring Ring
05. Serious Hitomi
06. Do Do Pi Do
07. Family Party
08. Ring a Bell
09. Tokyo Highway
10. Koi Koi Koi
11. Sungoi Aura
Pre-order the new album “Pika Pika Fantajin” on Amazon.
Purchase the new single “Kira Kira Killer” in the U.S. iTunes Store.
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