Monday, February 27, 2012

Perfume (パフューム Pafyūmu): Japanese Female Electro Pop Group

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Few weeks back suddenly bumped upon this  pop group  and bit by bit absolutely started liking their addicting electro pop tunes. 

Who are they ...
Perfume (パフューム Pafyūmu) is a Japanese all-girl trio from Hiroshima, Japan, consisting of Ayano ŌmotoYuka Kashino, and Ayaka Nishiwaki. They debuted locally in 2001 and made their transition to a major label in 2005, focusing more on electropop. As of April 2011, the group has released twelve major label singles.

In 2000, Ayaka NishiwakiYuka Kashino ("Kashiyuka"), and Yuuka Kawashima ("Kawayuka") formed the group. Because all three members had the Japanese character for fragrance in their names (香), they named the group Perfume. However, before the group could even debut, Kawashima decided to pull out of the project and pursue her studies. Nishiwaki set out to find a replacement, and Ayano Omoto (Nocchi) joined as the third member. The three girls attended the Actors School in Hiroshima, as part of the inaugural class of 1999.

Presently ....
On November 28, 2010, Perfume received the "Best Asia Artist Award" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Macau.

In 2011, the representative song "Polyrhythm" was chosen as an inserted song of Pixar's movie, Cars 2. The song is also included in the film's soundtrack. Perfume was invited, and attended the world premiere ofCars 2 in Los Angeles on June 18, 2011.
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Here are some of their most popular MVs:

Their official Site is here.

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