Biography

There are at least eleven artists with the name Kaya:

1) Kaya is a Japanese singer (ex-Schwarz Stein).

2) Kaya is a pop singer from Serbia

3) KAYA is an acapella/jazz/folk/blues/pop/soul group from Australia

4) Kaya is also a j-pop artist that recorded “形の無い街を目指して”, or “Katachi no Nai Machi wo Mezashite”, ending theme to the anime series “Comic Party”

5) Kaya, real name Joseph Reginald Topize, is a singer from Mauritius and the creator of Seggae, a fusion of Sega and reggae, two of the most popular music genres in Mauritius.

6) Kaya is a pop singer from Denmark. She is also known as Kaya Brüel.

7) Kaya is an Afropop band from South Africa.

8) KAYA is a pop/rock singer from Los Angeles.

9) KAYA is a Bengali dance/R&B/hip-hop group that uses folk muses with dance beats.

10) Kaya is a Jazz, Lounge and RnB singer-songwriter from Toronto.

11) Kaya is a pop singer from Madison, Wisconsin. She is also known as Kaya Rosenthal.

1) Kaya is a Japanese singer (ex-Schwarz Stein).
Kaya began his career in 1999 as vocalist for the Shikoku based band Meties under the name Hime. They released a two song demo tape.

In 2001, he met keyboardist Hora at a concert of his band Velvet Eden, and together they formed Rudolf Steiner, once again with Hime as vocalist and lyricist. Unlike most bands, their music didn’t feature any acoustic instruments, but was completely electronic. The band released two demo tapes, Perfect Garden and Queen of Decadence before, in 2002, their unique style attracted the attention of Mana (Moi dix Mois, ex-Malice Mizer), who signed them to his independent label, Midi:Nette, and changed their name to Schwarz Stein. Around the same time, Hime changed his name to Kaya.

Now thrust into the limelight, they quickly gained popularity both in the Visual Kei and the Japanese Goth scene and released two singles, Queen of Decadence and Current, as well as two albums, New Vogue Children and Artificial Halluciation, but in 2004 split up due to artistic differences.

Despite the break-up, Kaya and Hora remained on friendly terms. In April 2006, they once again collaborated on a one-off project called another cell and released a self-titled album, for which Hora wrote the music and Kaya most of the lyrics. Apart from brand new compositions, it also featured re-arranged versions of songs by Rudolf Steiner as well as Hora’s solo project.

His first solo single Kaleidoscope was released in June of 2006. The CD was composed and produced by Kalm (ex-Velvet Eden). His second single Masquerade was released on september 6th, 2006. In December, he released his debut album, Glitter, and appeared at Kamijo’s (Versailles) and Kanoma’s (ex Fatima) three day Winter Romantic festival, together with bands such as Wizard, UnsraW, HIZAKI grace project and Sugar.

In February 2007 he had his first one man concert at Shibuya O-West and in April, he released his single Ouka Ryouran and performed at the Shock Wave Vol.1 event. In July he released the mini album Hyakkiyakou and a fourth single, Carmilla, followed on Halloween. He also starred as one of the protagonists alongside Sherow Artist Society musicians Kamijo, HIZAKI (Versailles, HIZAKI grace project), and Juka (ex-Moi dix Mois) in the rock musical Node of Scherzo.

His 5th solo single, Chocolat was released 23 April 2008. And again was a collaboration with his ex-bandmate, Hora, who composed all the music.

2) Kaya is a pop-folk singer from Serbia. She had a great success with her songs “Nemoj da me zoves ljubavi” and “Lepa a sama”. Her full name is Katarina Ostojic.

3) KAYA is an acapella/jazz/folk/blues/pop/soul group from Australia who first recieved attention as finalists on Channel Ten’s ‘X Factor’ early in 2005. KAYA consists of four female vocalists (Emma Deans, Sally Stevens, Alexandra Kaye & Juleiaah Boehm) who create vocal harmonies and exquisite a-capella arrangements that stand as a testament to their musical knowledge and natural ability. Each member of KAYA is a professional vocalist and songwriter in her own right and, together, they create music that is both lyrically and melodically compelling - if not a little cheeky and sensuous as well. In concert, KAYA performs original songs including ‘Don’t wanna go home’, ‘Lyin’ and ‘You move me’ in addition to innovative arrangements of songs by John Butler Trio, Joni Mitchell and Bob Marley. They released their first EP in 2006, and have just released a live album in early 2007 (www.myspace.com/thekayaladies).

4) Kaya is also a j-pop artist that recorded “形の無い街を目指して”, or “Katachi no Nai Machi wo Mezashite”, ending theme to the anime series “Comic Party”

5) Kaya, real name Joseph Reginald Topize, is an African singer from Mauritius and the creator of Seggae, a fusion of Sega and reggae, two of the most popular music genres in Mauritius. Born in Roche-Bois on 10 August 1960, he campaigned for rights of the Mauritian Creole people. At the height of his career in 1999 he was found dead in a prison cell on 21 February 1999, aged 38 . Riots followed soon after causing one of the major social upheavals in Mauritius

6) Kaya is a pop singer from Denmark. She is also known as Kaya Brüel.

7) Kaya is an Afropop band from South Africa.

8) KAYA Kaya Rosenthal is an upcoming Pop artist from Los Angeles. With the help of producers Patrice Wilson and Clarence Jey, she released the song Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind as a single.

10) Kaya Jessica Kaya, from Toronto, Canada released her “IMPERFECTIONS EP,” in spring 2011, a collection of raw, unmixed demos & draft songs, recorded at home and released in their “unfinished & imperfect form.”

She is perhaps best known for her work with her highly acclaimed sibling, Eternia on numerous projects including “Played Out” off Eternia & Moss’ Juno-nominated At Last.

11) Kaya is a pop singer from Madison, Wisconsin. She is also known as Kaya Rosenthal.

Edited by hookyboysb on 16 Mar 2014, 02:12

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