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Emi Tawata

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Birth name  Tawata Emi
Website  Official website
Origin  Japan
Name  Emi Tawata
Occupation(s)  Singer, songwriter
Role  Singer
Years active  2007–present

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Born  June 26, 1984 (age 31) Okinawa, Japan (1984-06-26)
Labels  Nancle Label (2007 - 2008) Techesko (2008-2012) Sony Music Entertainment (2012-present)
Albums  Sings, Sweet Soul Love, Sings of Souls Live 2010, Love & Peace, Sing You, Infinity
Genres  Soul music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Blues, Funk
Similar People  Jazzin'park, DJ Kawasaki, Spontania, Ryukyudisko, COLDFEET
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Emi Tawata (多和田えみ, Tawata Emi), born on June 26, 1984 in Okinawa, is a Japanese singer. Her music is a mix of soul, R&B, jazz, blues and funk.

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Early career

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In early 2005, Emi Tawata traveled to Vancouver to study language. During her time there she became a member of a street jazz band and inspired by the experience, decided to become a singer.

Upon returning to Japan in 2006 she started composing her own songs, debuting them in a small live house in Okinawa. In April 2007 she participated in a music audition sponsored by MSN and won the Special Jury Prize. This gave her the opportunity to meet Japanese (Jazz) producers like Coldfeet and Ryota Nozaki (Jazztronik) and led to the release of her debut single Negai No Sora. Negai No Sora peaked at the #1 spot on the Okinawa Indies chart, under name タワタエミ (Tawata Emi). The track was later released on her debut mini-album Infinity under a newly formed label named Techesko. The mini-album charted at the #110 spot on the Oricon chart.

Major label debut and beyond(2008 - 2010)

A few months after the release of ∞infinity∞ she released another mini-album named Love&Peace which included a collaboration with DJ Kawasaki titled Into You. Shortly after her second mini-album plans were made for her tour Emi Tawata & The Soul Infinity: Sweet Soul Tour 2009 During her tour, on 18 March 2009, Emi released her 3rd mini-album Sweet Soul Love. Along with this mini-album came a collaboration with the popular apparel brand Soulsmania. On 12 May 2009, her official website announced Emi's first Maxi-single Toki no Sora would be released on the 24th of June. The leading song is an ending song from the TV quiz show Sekai fushigi hakken and theme song for the roadshow movie Chikujou se Yo. On 30 June it was announced that Emi would be featured in two songs from the popular techno twins Ryukuydisko, Starlight Waltz feat. 多和田えみ and てぃんさぐぬ花 feat. 多和田えみ. Both songs are included on the album Pleasure.

On 22 August 2009 Emi announced on her blog that she would release her first full-length album Sings along with a single Namida no Oto on the 4th of November. She supported the releases with a tour titled Emi Tawata & The Soul Infinity: Sings of Souls live 2010"" On 23 January 2010, Emi announced a new single release for 23 March named Lovely Day. After a long period of touring through Japan came the release of a live album and DVD (Sings Of Souls Live 2010) released on 23 June.

Hiatus, label transfer and new mini-album

After being on a unannounced hiatus for 1 year, Emi's official website announced that she would be the singer during the Romeo&Julia play that would tour through Japan. On 14 July 2012 she announced that there will be a new mini-album released on 26 September 2012 named "Sing You". This would be the first album to be released under the label Sony Music Entertainment. In the announcement she confessed that the new songs "were a new challenge for her".

Albums

  1. 2009 November 4 - Sings #111 on Oricon
  2. 2010 June 23 - Sings Of Souls Live 2010

EPs

  1. 2008 April 23 - Infinity #110 on Oricon
  2. 2008 July 23 - Love&Peace #204 on Oricon
  3. 2009 March 18 - Sweet Soul Love #284 on Oricon
  4. 2012 September 26 - Sing You

Singles

  1. 2007 May 15 - Negai no Sora (indies label) #1 Indies Chart Okinawa
  2. 2009 June 24 - Toki no Sora
  3. 2009 November 4 - Namida no Oto
  4. 2010 March 23 - Lovely Day #182 on Oricon

References

Emi Tawata Wikipedia


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