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generasia:Featured article for 2020 week 42

LiSA promoting LEO-NiNE (2020)


LiSA is a Japanese pop-rock singer signed to Sony Music Entertainment. After aspiring to become a musician early in life, she started her musical career as the vocalist of the indie band Chucky. Following Chucky's disbandment in 2005, LiSA moved to Tokyo in order to pursue a solo career, making her major debut in 2010 singing songs for the anime television series Angel Beats! as one of two vocalists for the fictional band Girls Dead Monster. In 2011, she made her solo debut with the mini-album Letters to U.

Her songs have been featured as theme music for various anime such as Fate/Zero and Sword Art Online. Her singles have regularly been in the top ten of the Oricon weekly charts, with "Crossing Field" being certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan and "Oath Sign" being certified gold. She performed at the Nippon Budokan in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, she made her acting debut as Madge Nelson in the Japanese dub of the animated film Minions.

Her 5th album LEO-NiNE is released this week on October 14th.