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12:38 am - 01/21/2013

Artist of the week: JAMOSA

JAMOSA 2008 vs 2011

JAMOSA is a Japanese singer-songwriter who predominantly sings hip-hop, r&b and soul. She was born to a Japanese father and Taiwanese mother on January 21st, 1983 in the Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. Yet from a young age she was immersed in music. At the wee age of 10, JAMOSA performed in kids chorus of third leg of Micheal Jackson's "Dangerous Tour" in Fukuoka. She then spent time in various parts of America and Japan to immerse herself hence her fluency in English.

In 2000, at the age of 17, she entered the music scene when her song 'Mama' was used as background music in the Adam Sandler movie, "Little Nicky".

After returning to Japan, she dived right into the indies scene, going onto releasing a mini-album REMINISCING, and appearing as the opening act for AI's club tour. She worked with such artists as Def Tech, m-flo, TERIYAKI BOYZ, SPHERE OF INFLUENCE, Miss Monday and Big Ron. In fact, she even appear on DJ Whoo Kid's (50 Cent's official DJ; signed to G-Unit Records) "The RED ALBUM mixtape". It was obvious that she is well liked by her peers.

In 2005, she released her 2nd mini-album, "Standing Strong" and the following year released her 2nd single, "SO GOOD SO NICE" featurng Def Tech's Micro. With that song, she hit no. 1 on itunes' R&B chart. That same year, her 3rd single "Ienai yo" featuring CORN HEAD reached no. 3 on Oricon's indies chart

In August, 2006 JAMOSA released her major debut single, "DREAM" under Emi Music Japan's Virgin Music label. It was followed by her 5th single that was produced American hip-hop producer, Red Spyda who worked with 50 Cent, Lil' Kim and Amerie.


In 2007, she released her first album, "ONE". It ended up being the only album she released under Emi, peaking at #25 on the Oricon chart, and charting for 13 weeks. Selling 50,000 copies, it was considered a hit.
After that, she moved to Avex Trax, releasing under their Rhythm Zone label. With her subsequent singles "STAND UP", "MISSING' U" and her 2008 2nd album "CRY", she established herself in the entertainment game.


In 2009, she released her 3rd album "RED", she was aided by well-known sound producer, Manuel Seal.

In 2010 "BOND ~Kizuna~"became her 10th single featuring Shonan no Kaze's Wakadanna. It became JAMOSA's first single to be released in nearly two years since her sixth single "Zutto" in 2008. It reached no.5 on Recochoku Chaku-Uta Weekly Chart and no.1 on iTunes Store R&B/Soul Chart. Two years after her last album, she released her first best of album, "LUV ~collabo BEST~".


In 2011, JAMOSA released her 11th single "Nanika Hitotsu" featuring Shonan no Kaze's Wakadanna and JAY'ED. The title track was used as the theme song for the drama Misaki Number One!!. The RIAJ certified the title track Double Platinum for ringtone downloads of over 500,000 and Platinum for full-length cellphone downloads of over 250,000. The single reached #10 on the Oricon weekly charts and charted for 12 weeks. Later that year, she released her fourth studio album, "SKY", followed by a collaboration single with U-KISS' KEVIN & ELI known as "Together".

JAMOSA in 2012

In 2012, JAMOSA her 13th single "Tristeza" featuring Naoto Inti Raymi which was used as the theme for the drama Dirty Mama. During March of the year, she released her fifth studio album, "TRY" and her second best of album, "BEST OF MY LUV -collabo selection-".

Please look forward to what JAMOSA will release next.


Tegami feat. DABO + Dream


Breathe Again feat. Sphere + Can't Stop

Tristeza feat Naoto Inti Raymi + Nanika Hitotsu feat. JAY'ED & Wakadanna


Source: 1, 2, 3
blovesit 21st-Jan-2013 05:04 am (UTC)
love_keiko 21st-Jan-2013 05:33 am (UTC)
this post reminds me all my j-urban faves r in the wind rn and it's really upsetting.

but i support the hell out of artist of the week posts!
liime_arix 21st-Jan-2013 05:38 am (UTC)
There's so many J-urban artists I wanna write about, even the ones that are on hiatus / disbanded. Because their music was so good.
fauxparadiso 21st-Jan-2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
I don't know what the hell Jasmine or her label is thinking. She dropped an amazing single last summer and then nothing since. I follow her twitter and it's apparent she's just enjoying living life right now, but I want a second album. :[[[
brazenflight 21st-Jan-2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
a lot of j-urban artists' are just retarded and are like refusing to release music from their artists. Look at ICONIQ who not only had a bunch of already recorded music, but also had videos that were slated for release and have previews that are still on youtube, yet avex is like holding them hostage.

And its weird because some artists have no trouble at all releasing music despite their piss poor album sales and boring image.
aibada 21st-Jan-2013 05:35 am (UTC)
her boobs are amazing *__*
nozo_rin 21st-Jan-2013 07:34 am (UTC)
This post is up just when I get back into listening to her xD
wapiko 21st-Jan-2013 07:45 am (UTC)
holy titties.

she had a song about stripping that I used to be way into.

the song. not the stripping.
harukakamiya 21st-Jan-2013 07:54 am (UTC)

but otherwise I'd tap her and then we'd jam to her music together
ohprecioustime 21st-Jan-2013 09:40 am (UTC)
what she has become makes me so sad, singing crappy showtunes and releasing bland shit on May J level of basicness

but her old stuff and some of her avex material is always on repeat, her last thing I fully enjoyed was this

fauxparadiso 21st-Jan-2013 01:09 pm (UTC)
Makes me think of Halcali and their pop shift. Part of me thinks they're going for a record of how many albums they can re-hash "remix" their old songs over and over.

Edited at 2013-01-21 01:09 pm (UTC)
brazenflight 21st-Jan-2013 03:35 pm (UTC)
mte gurl, especially after she did the song SCREAM & SHOUT and then decided to become the very thing she was complaining about.

Her and May J. are pretty much dead to me. Which is sad because she used to be one of my FAAAVORITES
rosemaine 21st-Jan-2013 09:58 am (UTC)
I love the melody of her songs but still need to get use to the voice, just a lil high pitch for my taste
brazenflight 21st-Jan-2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
No CRY tracks/videos? Dead2me.

CRY was her best album before she decided to sell out.
brazenflight 21st-Jan-2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
oh wait I didn't see CAN'T STOP up there.

Still MISSIN U video >>>>.

Especially since sexy ass Chris Lennon is in it omgggg

j_o_n_n_o 21st-Jan-2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
bowing @ this perfect post
mister_robatto 22nd-Jan-2013 03:16 am (UTC)
dem titties got dayum

idk if this is well-known or not but she did the female vocals to Teriyaki Boyz' "Cho Large"
kuri_chi 22nd-Jan-2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
!!!!! I always had a hunch it was her lol
kuri_chi 22nd-Jan-2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
I love her song selfish :)
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