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Perfume History
!Groups history!

Perfume is a 3 unit techno-pop group consisting of A-Chan
(Nishiwaki Ayaka), Kashiyuka (Kashino Yuka)
and Nocchi (Oomoto Ayano)

Perfume formed in 1999 at an actors school in
Hiroshima, Japan. Originally consisting of A-Chan,
Kashiyuka and Kawashima Yuuka. Kawashima left
the group soon afterward to continue her studies
and later joined a band called "Risky,"

A-Chan and Kashiyuka were willing to move forward
together, but a tip from A-Chans mother made A-Chan
scout for a new member. She had said,
"Isn’t there someone else? A two person unit kind of lacks power."
A-Chan found Nocchi and asked her to join.(Kashiyuka had
no idea at the time, and didn't find out until after Nocchi agreed)

They released their first single locally,
OMAJINAI★ペロリ (OMAJINAI*Perori), in May of 2002,
and released their second single,
彼氏募集中 (Kareshii Boshuu Chuu) that November.

[Left to right: Nocchi, A~chan, and Kashiyuka]
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{CD cover of OMAJINAI★ペロリ (OMAJINAI*Perori)}

After graduating, the group moved to Tokyo
to pursue their musical career. They were founded
by Yasutaka Nakata, the musical genius behind
Capsule, and released three more singles through
BEE-HIVE records. "Sweet Doughnuts,"
"Monochrome Effect," and "Vitamin Drop,".

In 2005, Perfume released three more singles
through Tokuma Japan Communications,
Linear Motor Girl, Computer City and Electro World.

Their first CD, Perfume - Complete Best, followed,
combining their last six releases with six new songs.

Perfumes first major success came with
their release of Polyrhythm which was used
by NHK for their Kankyo Recycle Campaign.
On the day of it's release, Polyrythym reached
number 3 on the Oricon charts with a number 7
weekly ranking, selling of 60,000 copies.

Perfume's Baby Cruising Love single, released in
2005, was an even bigger succes, hitting the
Oricon charts at a weekly spot of number 3.

Their second album, GAME, was released
April 16th 2008. It had 7 previously released
songs and 6 new ones. The album took
the #1 spot on the Oricon charts, selling
over 300,000 copies.

[Left to Right: Nocchi, A~chan, and Kashiyuka]
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[Album cover "GAME"]

After GAME's release, Perfume's first
tour was announced, with a 2-day show in
Nippon Budokan on November 6th and 7th.

Budokan was a major success, with floor
seats auctioned off at ¥300,000, which is a
bout 3,140 US dollars. The show is now
released as a live DVD, BUDOUKaaaaaaaaaaN!!!.

On the second day of the concert, another
2-day event was announced,
Yoyogi National Gymnasium on May 2009.

Their 8th major single, Dream Fighter,
was released November 9th of that year, reaching
#2 weekly ranking on the Oricon charts.

Perfume's first 2009 single, One Room Disco
was released on March 25th. On April 1st the
single reached #1 on the Oricon charts.

[Left to Right: A~chan, Kashiyuka, and Nocchi]
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[Album cover of "One Room Disco"]

On July 8, 2009, the group released its
3rd album, "⊿". The album was another #1
hit for Perfume, selling over 300,000 copies.

[Left too right: Kashiyuka, Nocchi, and A~Chan]
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[⊿ Album cover]

In 2010, Perfume released "Fushizen na Girl /
Natural ni Koishite", which reached #2 on the charts.

They went on a fan club-exclusive tour
and titled "Perfume 10th Anniversary Fan Club Tour"
and also announced that they would be having
a show at Tokyo Dome titled "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11."

Perfume took part in a commercial for a
Pepsi NEX campaign in Japan. In that
commercial, they covered a short segment
of Lovefool by The Cardigans.

[Left to right: Kashiyuka, Nocchi and A~Chan]
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[Pepsi NEX AD coer]

On August 11, 2010, Perfume celebrated
their 10th anniversary with the release of
their 16th single, "Voice", which was
used in a Nissan ad.

On November 3, 2010, Perfume held a
show at world famous Tokyo Dome
titled "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11" in celebration
of their 10th anniversary together as a group.

At the end of the show, it was announced
that Perfume would attend the Mnet Asian Music Awards
(a Korean music based award show that takes place in Macau),
as one of the representatives for Japan
alongside R and B duo Chemistry.It was to
be Perfume's first overseas performance.

After the concert, a new single titled "Nee"
was released on November 10, 2010, and
like Natural ni Koishite, it was a tie-up
with Japanese apparel brand Natural Beauty Basic.
The single debuted at No. 2 with 1st week
sales of 85,164, their highest 1st week singles sales to date.

On November 28, 2010, Perfume received
the "Best Asia Artist Award" at the Mnet
Asian Music Awards in Macau and later on
performed "Nee" and "Chocolate Disco".

[Left to right:Kashiyuka,A~Chan, Nocchi]
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[At the Mnet Asian Awards]

The DVD of the "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11" live
performance at Tokyo Dome was released
on February 9, 2011.

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[DVD of "1234567891011 Tokyo Dome"]

Since 2nd February, 2011 a new song
"Laser Beam" was featured in a Kirin juice ad "Hyouketsu".
The new single will be a double A-side single
of Laser Beam/Kasuka na Kaori and the
release was suspended till 5th May, 2011,
due to 2011 eastern Japan earthquake.

[Left to right:Kashiyuka,Nocchi, and A~Chan]
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[Album cover for "Double A-side Single of Laser Beam/Kasuka na Kaori"]

The new release date of the single
is set to be on May 18th, 2011. In 2011,
the representative song "Polyrhythm" was
chosen as an inserted song of the movie "Cars 2"
made by Disney/PIXAR. And this song is
included in the soundtrack CD "Cars 2".

(All info was made or gathered by :Wikipedia.org and perfume.ekuseru.net
DID NOT DO THIS!..Expect put in group pictures and captions under and above them!)

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