Is Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Still Active

Boa Hancock refKiriko Takemura (Japanese:, born January 29, 1993), known professionally as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Hiragana: ), is a Japanese tarento, singer, and model. Her public image is associated with Japan's kawaii and decora culture, centered in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo. Kyary's music is produced by musician Yasutaka Nakata of electronic music duo Capsule. Her 2011 single "PONPONPON" reached the top ten on Japan's Oricon music chart; the 2012 singles "Candy Candy" and "Fashion Monster" followed this success. Though most of her success as a recording artist has been in Asia, she has also gained popularity in Western countries due in part to Internet videos which have gone viral. Media outlets have referred to Kyary as a "Fashion Monster", and she has been photographed for magazines such as Dazed & Confused. In 2013, she signed a distribution deal with Sire Records to release her material in the United States. As of February 2020, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has sold over 970,000 physical albums and singles in Japan according to Oricon as well as over 2.25 million track downloads of all her singles. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was born in Nishitōkyō, Tokyo, Japan, in a traditional strict household. She started modeling and appearing as a junior idol when she was just 12 years old, using her real name, Kiriko Takemura, although those videos and DVDs are now part of a hidden past that has been forgotten.

Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girls.

Anime Gal 1 She writes in her autobiography, Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girl, that her father was more supportive of her, although they had their fair share of quarrels as well. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu started as a fashion blogger, and then began her professional career as a model for Harajuku fashion magazines such as Kera! Her stage name combines "Kyari" (acquired in school because she embraced Western culture and seemed "like a foreign girl"); she later added "Pamyu Pamyu" because it sounds cute. She was inspired to sing by Yasutaka Nakata. In April 2011 Kyary participated in the charity event "One Snap for Love" to benefit victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. In July, she released her first promo single, "PONPONPON", citing Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga as inspirations at that time. The music video, a psychedelic tribute to kawaisa and Decora culture, was released to YouTube and became a viral hit. Oh! My God!! Harajuku Girls. On December 6, 2011, her single "Tsukematsukeru" was digitally released internationally via iTunes. On December 9, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu made her American debut in Culver City, California to perform in a fashion show and play two of her songs, as well as her first time performing the single.

January 11, 2012, which included a special edition photobook. It was eventually certified gold in April 2012. In February and March 2012, she represented Japan during Japanese performing arts exhibitions in Shanghai and Hong Kong. She released her second single, "Candy Candy" as a digital download on March 14, 2012. The single debuted at eighty-nine on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, and later peaked at number two. It was released as a CD single on April 4, 2012, and sold 9,913 copies its first week, debuting at number eight on the Oricon weekly singles chart. Her debut full-length album, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution, was released on May 23, 2012. Along with the announcement of her second single back in February, it was revealed that she was planning to hold her first nationwide tour in June of that year, as well as launching an official fan club. The tour kicked off on June 2 at the Namba Hatch in Osaka. It continued in Hiroshima, Nagoya, Sendai, Sapporo, Fukuoka and finished in Tokyo on June 29. In July 2012, she made her European debut by performing for 13,000 fans at the Japan Expo in Paris. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was bestowed the title of "Kawaii Harajuku Ambassador" on August 30, 2012 by the Mayor of Shibuya. Following a montage of her successes performed on a large screen, she performed several songs in front of a crowd after accepting the award.

During 2012 and 2013, she began receiving more attention in Western media.

In early September 2012, Kyary announced that she was collaborating with Japanese budget fashion brand gu CD release date of October 17, 2012. She was also used as the image character for gu Around the same time, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announced her debut world tour titled 100% KPP World Tour, which began in February 2013 and lasted until June. The tour visited the United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and her native Japan. During 2012 and 2013, she began receiving more attention in Western media. Sputnikmusic listed Pamyu Pamyu Revolution as number one on their "Best Pop Albums of 2012" list. Britain's Dazed & Confused magazine became an enthusiastic supporter. Kyary was photographed by Matt Irwin for the magazine's December 2012 issue, styled by Nicola Formichetti. In January 2013, MTV Iggy called Kyary "the coolest girl on the planet" and The Fader called her "the most exciting person making music".

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Furisodeshon's video was also named by Stereogum as a "Video of the Week" in January. February also saw the release of Kyary's first concert DVD/Blu-ray, Dokidoki Wakuwaku Pamyu Pamyu Revolution Land, recorded live in November 2012 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. A month-long exhibition in March 2013 titled "Kyary Pamyu Pamuseum" was held in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills complex, showcasing all costumes from her music videos and live performances. In April, a deal for American distribution was reached with Sire Records, and "Fashion Monster" was re-released in the United States. In summer 2013, Pamyu Pamyu's television series TV John! France on the Nolife channel. American exposure to date in a lengthy profile in The Wall Street Journal the same month. Kyary performed her songs "Invader Invader" and "Ninja Re Bang Bang" at the end ceremony for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan Awards, where she also received the awards for Best Pop Video and Best Karaoke! Song for "Fashion Monster". In late June, it was revealed that she was working on a documentary film entitled Kyary Pamyu Pamyu the Movie. The film received a one-day limited screening and featured concert footage from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's 100% KPP World Tour. Internationally the same year, she was nominated for Best New International Pop Artist by Fuse TV and Best Japan Act at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards. In September 2013, she announced a second world tour titled Nanda Collection World Tour and a new single "Mottai Night Land" was released in late October and received positive reviews from Western media outlets.

The world tour visited the United States, Canada, Australia, England, France, Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kyary's native Japan, lasting from February until November. It was originally to last until June but was postponed due to political unrest. She was interviewed by or was the focus of articles in internationally renowned publications such as The Guardian, Time Out London, Sydney Morning Herald, and VICE. April 2014, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu made her Australian television debut on the program Sunrise and was the focus of Australian news programs such as ABC News. In May 2014, she appeared in the British fashion magazine iD. In July 2014, Vogue premiered Kyary's first English-language song, "Ring A Bell," in the United States. In October 2014, she was the focus of an article and photoshoot in the American fashion magazine Nylon. In February 2014, Kyary announced her single "Yume no Hajima Ring Ring" in which her theme would be "evolution" which provides a theme relating to graduation. The music video was uploaded to YouTube on February 19. The single was released on February 26. In March, she announced that her upcoming single "Family Party" will be used as an ending theme for the movie Crayon Shin-chan: Serious Battle! Robot Dad Strikes Back. Kyary has stated that this is her first original theme song for a film. April 16. On May 9, she announced her first limited-run single, "Kira Kira Killer", which was released on June 11. The single was featured in commercials for au's "Lucky" campaign. Also in May, Dazed & Confused announced that Kyary was working with international musicians Sophie and Yelle on new upcoming music.

In March 2015, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released her single "Mondai Girl".

Zepp Tokyo concert that she would be releasing her third full album, titled Pika Pika Fantajin on July 9, 2014. Along with the album announcement on May 18, Kyary also announced that she would be holding an arena tour after her hall tour in Japan. Both nationwide tours were held after the Nanda Collection World Tour. The Hall tour consists of 17 shows in 13 cities, visiting Saitama, Tokyo, Miyagi, Matsudo, Hokkaido, Tochigi, Niigata, Ishikawa, Yamanashi, Chiba, Hiroshima, Kagawa, and Aichi, and lasting from July 27 until September 22. The arena the tour consists of nine shows in five cities, which ran from October 18 to November 9, visiting the cities of Makuhari, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Yoyogi. In January 2015, she was mentioned by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the "major recent sellers" for Warner Music Group alongside artists including Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. In March 2015, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released her single "Mondai Girl". In June, she was chosen by the international cosmetic brand MAC Cosmetics as one of its "Global Heroes" and was profiled in an interview on their website. On June 17, 2015, a remake of the movie Nutcracker Fantasy with a remix of her song "Oyasumi" as the theme song. The music video for the single premiered beforehand on August 20, 2016 and has since amassed over thirteen million views as of May 2018. On October 11, 2015, she played a one-off international concert at The Roundhouse in London, England. In November 2015, Kyary was featured prominently in advertising for "The World Goes Pop" exhibition at the Tate Modern national art gallery in London.

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On May 25, 2016, her debut compilation album KPP Best was released, featuring her single "Sai & Co" which was released on April 20. Around that time, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announced a third world tour titled the Five Years Monster World Tour. The world tour visited Singapore, London, Sydney, Melbourne, San Francisco, New York City, Taipei, and Tokyo. Her first art exhibition titled the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Artwork Exhibition 2011-2016 was held at Laforet Harajuku from December 16. In addition to every CD jacket design being present at the event, over 100 images were displayed, including photos from Kyary's photobooks that were available exclusively within her album releases, outfits and wigs worn by Pamyu Pamyu herself, interactive displays of the jacket images, and more. In conjunction with the exhibition was released the book "Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Art Works 2011-2016", compiling around 300 unseen images from her photobooks. On December 27, 2016, she announced that she would be collaborating with English singer Charli XCX on Yasutaka Nakata's solo track "Crazy Crazy". The song was released on January 18, 2017, followed later in January by her single "Harajuku Iyahoi". In April 2017, Kyary released the single "Easta". From August 12, 2017 to October 1, 2017, the Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Art Exhibition 2011-2016 was held in Taipei. Kyary also embarked on a tour titled The Spooky Obakeyashiki: Pumpkins Strike Back in 2017. The following year, she performed at six international concerts in London, Cologne, Berlin, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles as The Spooky Obakeyashiki World Tour. In an interview with Billboard Japan, Pamyu Pamyu stated that although her music and performance style have evolved, she hopes to "maintain that basic 'kawaii' side" which her music and style is known for.

She released the single "Kimino Mikata" on April 11, 2018, along with an accompanying music video. In September 2018, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released her fourth studio album Japamyu, her first studio album in four years. The album included her 2016 single "Sai & Kou" as well as "Harajuku Iyahoi" and "Kimino Mikata". Kyary performed a new song from the album titled "Kizunami" on Music Station on September 7. On that same year, her contract with WMG expired. On March 20, 2019, Kyary announced a new concert tour, "Oto no Kuni Live Tour", which commenced on March 30 at Izumo-taisha Shrine in Shimane. On May 10, she released an independent digital single "Kimi ga Iine Kuretara" as a tie-up song to the Japanese drama Mukai no Bazuru Kazoku. In January 2020, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was announced as a performer at Coachella 2020 in Indio, California. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Kamaitachi Tour" was canceled and overseas shows were also postponed. Kyary released a digital single "Kamaitachi" on April 24, 2020 with its accompanying music video premiering on YouTube the same day. On September 12, 2020 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu launched her new fragrance brand 'Nostalgia Syndrome'.

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