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melody. promoting The Best of melody. ~Timeline~ (2008)

melody. is a Japanese urban pop artist. She made her debut in early 2003 with the single "Dreamin' Away", but wasn't majorly recognized until later that year when she became a part of m-flo's "loves..." project. Since then, most of her releases have charted within the top twenty on the Oricon charts. On October 22, 2008, melody. announced that she will retire from the music industry in January 2009 and plans to enter the fashion industry as a designer of Western-styled clothes.

In March 2009, melody. announced her pregnancy and marriage with visual kei artist Miyavi.They have two daughters, "Lovelie Miyavi Ishihara" (born July 29, 2009) and "Jewelie Aoi Ishihara" (born October 21, 2010).


  • Birth Name: Ishikawa Miyuki Melody (石川みゆきメロディ)
  • Stage Name: melody.
  • Date of Birth: February 24, 1982 (1982-02-24) (age 40)
  • Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Blood Type: O
  • Family: Three younger sisters; KURIS, Harmony and Rhythmy, husband Miyavi, two daughters; Lovelie Miyavi Ishihara and Jewelie Aoi Ishihara
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  • Her fanclub was called "Ohana" which means "family" in Hawaiian.
  • Played the character Yumi Yamamoto in Electronic Art's Need for Speed: Carbon.
  • From April 2007 until October 2008, she was the host of NHK World's all-English weekly music show, J-MELO.
  • Both of her parents lived in Hawaii before meeting each other. Her father was a musician from Tokyo while her mother came from Okinawa.
  • Her sister, Christine, goes by the name KURIS in the Japanese music industry and has contributed her songwriting and musical skills to a number of melody.'s songs.

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