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(104# Japan) Kiriko Takemura: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a model, blogger and recording artist who performs under the names Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Kyary; her full stage name is Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
  • She has been called the “J-Pop Princess” or “Harajuku Pop Princess” as recognition of her popularity.
  • Her fashion is influenced by Kawaisa and Decora culture.
  • Her first single was PonPonPon. The video clip of which went viral and has over 51 million views.
  • She has released one cover album, one EP album, two studio albums, a live album and six singles.
  • Starting as a fashion blogger, she then began modelling for magazines like Kera! and Zipper. After being well known for her work she launched a line of fake eyelashes called “Harajuku Doll Eyelashes by Eyemazing x Kyary”.
  • In April 2011, she headlined the charity event “One Snap for Love” for victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
  • In March 2013, a museum exhibit titled “Kyary Pamyu Pamuseum” went on display in Roppongi Hills, Japan. The exhibit showed all her costumes from music videos and live performances.
  • She performed her songs “Invader Invader" and "Ninjari Bang Bang" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan Awards. Here she also received the awards for Best Pop Video and Best Karaoke! Song for "Fashion Monster”.
  • Her other awards from 2013 include Video Of The Year from Space Shower Music Video Awards. In 2012 she was named in Vogue Japan Women of the Year 2012, and awarded the following: Best Dressed Award 2012, 54th Japan Record Award, 45th Wired Japan Grand Prix, Space Shower Music Video Awards 2012 and Music Jacket Award 2012. She also has the Best Styling Award 2011.
  • She has 6 books, all released from 2011 to 2013; Oh! My! God! Harajuku Girl, Harajuku Kawaii!!!! Girls, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kyary Bon, Moshi Moshi TOKYO - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu no Tokyo kawaii Guide Tour, Harajyuku Jyoshi Hara J and Official Documentary Photobook -100%KPP WORLD TOUR 2013.

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