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Adachi, Tokyo, Japan (2004 – present)

Kaela Kimura (木村カエラ, born Kaera Rie Kimura [木村カエラりえ] on October 24, 1984 in Adachi, Tokyo, Japan), is a Japanese singer, model and former TV presenter. Born to a British father and Japanese mother, Kaela started work as a model in 2002 for the Japanese idol magazine Seventeen. Her fresh look and personality took her on to present the popular morning television show Saku Saku.

From there she gained more public exposure; she released her debut single Level 42 in June 2004, which was featured on Saku Saku as its ending theme. Her debut album KAELA followed in December of the same year. Her fanbase grew considerably after her third single リルラ リルハ, which was used in a series of Vodafone commercials in Japan and made Kaela a household name.

Kaela’s third studio album Scratch, released in February 2007, is her most successful so far, spending two consecutive weeks at number 1 on the Oricon charts and selling over 360,000 copies.

In 2009, Kaela released her fifth studio album, HOCUS POCUS. Butterfly, a promotional song off the album, became Kaela’s biggest hit. It was certified Million by the RIAJ in both ringtones and cellphone downloads, and Double Platinum in PC downloads.

In 2011, Kaela released her sixth studio album and first since her marriage to actor 瑛太 (Eita) and the birth of her first child, 8EIGHT8, which peaked atop the charts, making it her second album to do so, since Scratch.


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  • steveotron

    Digging the profile picture. The samples of the new tracks on her new 10years compilation don't sound very impressive, which is disappointing given how "You Bet!" from 5years is one of the best tracks in her discography.

    26 Jun 9:32pm Reply
  • OJS48kenkyuusei

    i'm gonna open my eyes, i'm so ready to attack

    7 Jan 3:35am Reply
  • Paradesu

    I just retagged as 木村カエラ [2] me too

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TheenD

    I just retagged as 木村カエラ

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Eriol-kun

    How are you guys doing with the tags? :/

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • aspro

    oh dear, the tags on the new album :P

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • yapooos

    Ok scrap that, FUNKYTOWN's my new jam.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • PokeBaal

    Can't wait for ROCK!

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • VenusInTheDark

    I hope she won't go on hiatus now that she's a mother of two.

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • yapooos

    Oh Kaela, it's been ages since I last listened to you. PIONEER's my fucking jam.

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • OJS48kenkyuusei new pic!

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • PokeBaal

    She's way better than Ayumi Hamasaki.

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • sexy-yoyo

    i like her,she is beautiful girl . . but l like her husband better "永山瑛太“wwwww ~_~

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • OmerNurelian

    i listened to sync now at the very first time and i really enjoyed! :)

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • Xim_charmingX

    I was late getting sync. I was disheartened after her shotgun wedding to Eita so I refused to listen to her music for a year. But whatever, her voice is awesome and (her studio bassists are amazing) I'm getting married soon so it's double whatever.

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • p38lightning7

    Bought her album "circle" to try since I liked her song "yellow". What a great album!

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • steveotron

    yup. 8EIGHT8 has a ton of replay value, and I find myself playing it more than sync now even though the latter has barely been out. She needs to get back to working almost exclusively with Shinobu Watanabe.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • stevetodao

    idk...sync has been sitting in my shelf unlistened for a good month now. gave it one shot and didn't really feel it. 8eight8 was brilliant but this one..hmmmmm....

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • procrastrinart

    Always starts my day with sun shower nowaday, makes me believe it's gonna be a happy day everyday. :)

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • summer_snow

    This woman never disappoints me: Sync is AMAZING! [2]

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
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