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Yaida Hitomi

Yaida Hitomi promoting TIME CLIP (2016)

Yaida Hitomi (矢井田瞳) is a Japanese pop-rock artist on the Universal Music Japan label. She has often been compared to Shiina Ringo due to her dedication to both music as well as singing, writing and composing her own songs. In 1999, she debuted under AOZORA RECORDS label.


  • Birth Name: Yaida Hitomi (矢井田瞳)
  • Nickname: Yaiko
  • Date of Birth: July 28, 1978 (1978-07-28) (age 42)
  • Place of Birth: Osaka, Japan
  • Blood Type: A


Yaida, who refers to her music as "Heart Rock", is also able to play most of the instruments she composes for, and after a stint on the indie scene where she had a hit titled "Howling" off a demo tape, she made her major debut in 2000 by releasing two singles on the Aozora label. "B'coz I Love You" and the catchy "my sweet darlin'" were later added to her first album, Daiya-monde, which was released in October 2000. That album ranked high on the Oricon charts, earning her quick success in Japan. At the same time, she has also found some success in the UK under the name "Yaiko". An album called U.K. COMPLETION was released there in early 2002.

Her next albums, Candlize and i/flancy were released in October of 2001 and 2002 respectively, and were as big, if not bigger than her debut album. Her 4th studio album was released in October 2003. It appears October is her favorite month. A singles compilation was released in July 2004 and a best-of album called Yaiko's selection was released in December 2004. Her 5th studio album entitled Here today-gone tomorrow, the first of original material in nearly two years, was released on August 15, 2005.


Yaida Hitomi promoting "Go my way" (2006)
Yaida Hitomi promoting "I Love You no Katachi / Hane Yume" (2007)
Yaida Hitomi promoting colorhythm (2008)
Yaida Hitomi promoting "Doujou Mitai na LOVE" (2011)
Yaida Hitomi promoting "Mogitate no Yuutsu" (2012)

Studio Albums

Best Albums


Live Albums

Remix Albums


Split Singles

Digital Singles

Video Releases

Compilations / Others






  • [2011.02.xx] YOU MUSIC March 2011 Issue (Feature)

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