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Ōta, Japan (2004 – present)

back number are a pop rock band from Ōta, Japan. http://backnumber.info/

In 2004, the band formed in the mind of Iyori Shimizu in Ōta, Gunma Prefecture. Though there were many member changes, it’s been the same members from 2007 to now.

On February 18th 2009 the first mini album 『逃した魚』(nogashita sakana) was released.
TOWER RECORDS recommended item 「タワレコメン」(towarecomen), HMV recommended item 「HOT PICKS」for the first time, and featured in many other shops acrosss the country.

June of 2010, the first album 『あとのまつり』(atonomatsuri) was released. Among others they established their status, drawing the line with their technique for lovely melody coupled with heart wrenching lyrics.

Just before coming out with their debut, iTunes elected them rookie artist most likely to break out in their “Japan Sound of 2011”.
On April 6th sales of their major debut single 「はなびら」(hanabira) ranked 45th on the Oricon Weekly Chart. Then, afterwards on June 22nd their second single 「花束」(hanatabi) was the countrywide FM Power Play, included in 73 articles, used for an ending theme, and ranked 18 on the Oricon Weekly chart. Next, in October their 3rd single 「思い出せなくなるその日まで」(omoisasenaku naru sonohi made) and first major original album 「スーパースター」(super star) were released in quick succession. Super Star set a record ranking at number 4 on the Oricon Weekly Chart.

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