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There are multiple artists named Hyde:

1. HYDE (ハイド) is the solo project of hyde, the singer and main lyricist for the Japanese rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel and Vamps.

Since HYDE keeps his personal information scarce, much about him is either unknown or unofficial, including his real name, purported to be Hideto Takarai. He confirmed his birthdate (January 29, 1969) in an interview for the 2002 March issue of Rockin On Japan.

HYDE’s debut as a solo artist was in October 2001, when he released his first solo single, Evergreen. After two more singles, Angel’s Tale and Shallow Sleep, HYDE released his first solo album, ballad-filled ROENTGEN, in March 2002. An overseas edition featuring English lyrics was released in July. His next two singles, HELLO and HORIZON, both including a b-side track not found on any album, were released prior to his second album, rockish 666, all in late 2003.

While reuniting with L’Arc~en~Ciel after a 3 year hiatus, HYDE continued his solo career. He composed the music for the song Glamorous Sky, sung by 中島美嘉 (Mika Nakashima) and to be used in the movie NANA. HYDE’s next single Countdown was released in October 2005, it included Japanese & English versions of the title song. Another single, Season’s Call, was used as the second opening theme to the anime show Blood+, starting in January 2006. The single was released in February.

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