JPopYuna (born Kelsey Fielding, 14th January 1995) is a singer and j-pop enthusiast from Lake Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada. In 2008 she gained popularity over the internet by uploading cover versions of famous j-pop songs on YouTube. She cites singers 安室奈美恵, 浜崎あゆみ, BoA, 宇多田ヒカル and 伊藤由奈 as musical influences. It was her true talent and heartfelt performances that brought hundreds of subscribers at her YouTube channel and soon afterwards her fame started spreading on blogs and j-pop forums. Unfortunately, she was obliged to close her account because of YouTube's copyright policy but she has returned under a new nickname which is not going to be revealed for apparent reasons.
An unofficial compilation of her covers was released on the internet on March 3rd 2009 under the title ~DEBUT~, along with the double a-sided single Come/glitter for promotional purposes. A second single 永遠 / NEVER END leaked a few days later, forcing Kelsey to release it right away. Her first official studio album released later in 2009, with WANT ME, WANT ME as the official first single. At the peak of her career, she had thousands of listeners on last.fm, and had released a total of 2 albums and 4 singles. However, in mid August a scandal occurred when Kelsey, upon asked about Koda Kumi, made a rash remark about her long standing rival. This remark about Koda Kumi caused many of Yuna's fans to be shocked, comparing this incident to the amniotic fluid scandal of Koda Kumi. With Kelsey's third album to be released in the fall, it is unsure how her fans will react.
Visit her official youtube channel: www.youtube.com/jpopsoul
Visit her official Facebook channel: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1763490247&ref=search&sid=763660132.4201619730..1
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