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    Kana Nishino

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    Genre:Pop, R&B
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1A Gata No Uta lyrics
    2If lyrics
    3Hey Boy lyrics
    4Love & Smile lyrics
    5Dear Bride lyrics
    6Best Friend lyrics
    7Darling lyrics
    8Suki lyrics
    9More lyrics
    10Summer Girl lyrics
    Kana Nishino feat. Minmi

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Thank You, Love [2011]
    2Love One [2009]
    3With Love [2014]
    4Love Place [2012]
    5To Love [2010]


    Kana Nishino (西野カナ - Nishino Kana) is a J-Pop singer and lyricist, born on March 18, 1989 in Matsusaka, Mie, Japan. Signed with SME Records' Newcome Inc., she debuted on February 20, 2008, with the single "I".

    Nishino studied English at Eikaiwa from an early age, and went to America twice. She then was interested in various genres of music, including hip-hop, R&B and reggae. But she also enjoyed Japanese literature, and started singing Japanese folk songs. Her dream of becoming a singer started in junior high school. When she was 16 her mother secretly sent a demo tape of hers to the Miss Phoenix Audition, and she was rated the top singer entrant out of approximately 40,000 applicants. A year later in 2006, she was signed to SME Records.

    In 2007 while preparing to be a singer, she was also studying English literature at university. At the time she met Australian duo Nervo, who offered Nishino a song called "I Don't Wanna Know" for use in her music project. Nishino rewrote the song's lyrics into Japanese herself, and re-titled it "I".

    In December 2007 her official site opened, and from that time onwards "*I* ~Merry Christmas ver.~" was available as a digital download from several Japanese sites, including Mora. Interestingly, the original version of the song "I Don't Wanna Know" was available as a digital download on the American iTunes site from New Year's Day onwards. The physical version was released two months later, on February 20, 2008.

    Nishino's second single was called "Glowly Days". Her third single "Style" was used as the 2nd ending theme song for the anime series Soul Eater and her 4th single "Make Up" is used in the ONA Chocolate Underground from UK's miniseries Bootleg with one of its b-sides, "Kirari", as an insert song.

    After her first 4 singles, her music took a more R&B feel to it. Her 5th single "Tōkutemo feat. Wise" was released as a full-track digital song on March 11, 2009. The physical CD was released on March 18, 2009. It is her first physical single to enter the top 50 in the Japanese Oricon single charts. Wise's digital single "Aenakutemo feat. Kana Nishino" debuted at No. 9 on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart.

    Nishino released her 6th single "Kimi ni Aitaku Naru Kara" on June 3, 2009. The single hit number 14 on the Oricon weekly single charting, being her best single release of the six. The digital version of the single debuted at No. 5 on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart.

    Her album Love One. was released on June 24, 2009, and features all six singles, a b-side, "Celtic", a pro and epilogue (featuring "kirari"), along with five completely unreleased songs: "doll", "Girlfriend", "Kimi no Koe o feat. Verbal", "Life goes on...", and "candy".
    "Kimi no Koe o feat. Verbal" reached number 5 on the Recochoku weekly ranking, which shows digital download sales.

    Nishino released her seventh single "Motto...". The full-track ringtone digital download of the song began on October 14 and the physical CD was released on October 21, 2009. The song debuted at the No. 1 spot on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart. She released the double A-side single "Dear.../Maybe" on December 2, 2009. After releasing two more singles "Best Friend" and "Aitakute Aitakute," she released her second album To Love on June 23, 2010.

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