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There are multiple artists named Perfume:

1) Perfume is a three-girl / group from Hiroshima, Japan who debuted locally in 2001 and nationally in 2005. In 2001, three 11-12 year old girls from an Artist School formed a group together in their hometown of Hiroshima primarily consisting of Yuka Kashino (Kashiyuka), Ayaka Nishiwaki (A-Chan) and Yūka Kawashima (“Kawayuka”). Because all three members had the Japanese character (香) for fragrance in their names, they named the group Perfume. Kawayuka soon left the group to pursue her studies and Ayano Omoto (“Nocchi”) took her place, invited by A-Chan. In 2002, they released two limited edition singles only in Hiroshima, called “OMAJINAI★ペロリ” and “彼氏募集中”. All three members moved to Tokyo in 2003 and became produced by 中田ヤスタカ. Between the years of 2003 and 2004, they produced “スウィートドーナッツ”, “モノクロームエフェクト”, and “ビタミンドロップ” under the indie label Bee-Hive Records. During that time, they performed to a one-man live three times. Because the girls were so energetic, fans acquired an appreciation for them.

It wasn’t until 2007 that Perfume gained attention, when their single “ポリリズム(Polyrhythm)” became the theme song for a nationwide recycling campaign. The day of its release, it hit number #4 on the Oricon charts and #7 for the weekly ranking, making this the first time Perfume reached the top 10. Almost overnight the group became a success, and to date they have sold nearly 60,000 copies of “ポリリズム”.

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  • Valands

    vv Sleeping Beauty reminds me a lot of Butterfly. :)

    29 Jul 10:36am Reply
  • DarkBassist

    It's like a low budget version of Nocchi. LOL, i dunno but i'm addicted to her songs, Lord Nakata still has his magic

    29 Jul 6:46am Reply
  • sociopathmusic

    I Miss old songs like "I still Love U" and Butterfly. Nakata please! :((

    26 Jul 2:11pm Reply
  • uchuustation

    I think the real reason most people dislike the Natsume song is because it's nothing fresh -- look anywhere in J-pop and I guarantee you will find something strikingly similar to this in style/arrangement. Nakata may as well have not even created it (and I'm not saying this because it's not the usual genre he does). Nowadays, Nakata has less serious fans of his work and more casual fans who don't care what he does, as long as they have something to listen to. The crowd from 2007-2008 has mostly died off.

    25 Jul 2:42am Reply
  • Goodmorningcapn

    nakata is just trash now. [2] RIP in peace ;_;

    24 Jul 11:43pm Reply
  • jakobdorof

    the mito track is cool. yasutaka needs to keep experimenting

    24 Jul 3:15pm Reply
  • niko_mx

    It's like a low budget version of Nocchi trying to copy Kyary pamyu pamyu's style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n3UhZPwNjI >.<

    24 Jul 5:51am Reply
  • donuthoes

    that natsume mito song sucks. tokimeki lights sucks. nakata is just trash now.

    23 Jul 3:38am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    v and that's the point. I think her debut album if it happens, will be the most interesting album he's released in years. Actually, I'll take that bet now.

    21 Jul 2:00pm Reply
  • lightningmonkey

    I dunno, it's kinda fun. Definitely out of the usual Nakata canon.

    20 Jul 7:36pm Reply
  • Valands

    v Yeah, true. Instead of going in a loop like he does with all the others..

    19 Jul 10:02am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    v you don't have to like it, but you gotta admit he's actually trying new stuff here.

    18 Jul 3:01pm Reply
  • Valands

    v I didn't find that ska-ish song good at all.

    18 Jul 11:11am Reply
  • deadgrandma

    So is Nakata just gonna throw all his interesting material at Natsume Mito now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnHi1U4kAGg ??? Does he do this every two years whenever he finds a new bitch?

    18 Jul 2:37am Reply
  • Valands

    I actually think RITC is good. :( People are too scared or whatever to post so I just see brazilians continue clogging up the pages.

    17 Jul 8:55pm Reply
  • lightningmonkey

    vv Tokimeki Lights still sounds better than RITC tho lbr / v I think last.fm in general is just kinda dying off. everywhere is going stagnant.

    17 Jul 4:03am Reply
  • snsdguy

    @lightningmonkey this group is dead.

    16 Jul 8:31pm Reply
  • Valands

    TOKIMEKI LIGHTS would've been better without those wubs from Sweet Refrain

    16 Jul 2:49pm Reply
  • lightningmonkey

    this place is dead

    16 Jul 2:00am Reply
  • Axiemeister

    HALLE BERRY PARTY HALLE BERRY PARTY

    27 Jun 1:29am Reply
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