J-pop, Folk music
| 27 May 1989 (age 26) (1989-05-27) |
Yodogawa-ku, Osaka, Japan
MUSIC, Work, People, World, PHILOSOPHY, BEST
delofamilia, Yoshiharu Abe, OVERGROUND ACOUSTIC UNDERGROUND, Chirinuruwowaka, MANNISH BOYS
EMI Music Japan, EMI R
Ryujin Kiyoshi (清 竜人, Kiyoshi Ryūjin, born 27 May 1989) is a Japanese singer and songwriter. He debuted as a major label artist in 2009, with the single "Morning Sun." He is best known for this song, as well as writing Yui Horie's 2011 single "Immoralist."
Kiyoshi was born in 1989, and grew up in Osaka. At 15 he began to write his own music, and in the summer of 2005 produced demo recordings, which he sent to many music record personnel, beginning his musical career. In 2006, Kiyoshi competed at the Teens Rock high school band music competition and won the grand prize, which led to his appearance at the Rock in Japan Festival summer festival in 2006, as one of his prizes.
In 2008, Kiyoshi released his first song commercially before being signed to a record label, with the song "Send" featured on the film Cyborg She's soundtrack. He debuted officially in 2009 under EMI Music Japan with the song "Morning Sun," which was used in a commercial campaign for cellphone provider AU. Kiyoshi released his debut album Philosophy later in the month. The album was awarded a runner up award in the 2010 second CD Shop Awards.
In 2010 Kiyoshi released his second album, World, led by the singles "Help Me Help Me Help Me" and "Itai yo." After the release of the album, Kiyoshi held his first major tour across Japan. In 2011, a song written by Kiyoshi, "Immortalist," was released by voice actress Yui Horie, and was used as the theme song for the animation Dragon Crisis!. The song became a top 10 single on Oricon's singles chart. Two months later, Kiyoshi released his third album, People.
Ryujin Kiyoshi Wikipedia