is a Japanese
The are an ethnic group originating in the Japanese archipelago and are the predominant ethnic group of Japan. Worldwide, approximately 130 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 127 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live in other countries...
rapper and hip-hop artist better known under his alias Seamo
). He made his debut in 2004 using the alias , but later changed his name to Seamo. He made his solo debut in 2005 with the Japanese record label
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BMG Japan with the single
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. Seamo became famous when he appeared along with the duo Bennie K
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on the song "A Love Story." In 2006, Seamo had his best-selling single in Japan with , which despite peaking at number fourteen on the singles chart has spent thirty four weeks on the chart and sold more than 160,000 copies so far. His second album, Live Goes On
, made its debut on the Japanese chart at number one. As his favorite artists and influences, Seamo lists Kool Keith
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, MC Hammer
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, and Japanese acts Unicorn, Sing Like Talking, and Original Love. In 2008, he released "Honey Honey Feat. Ayuse Kozue", this song was used as the ending theme song of the second season of the anime xxxHolic
, xxxHolic: Kei
. His song "My Answer" was used as the tenth ending of the popular anime Naruto Shippuden
. His song "Umi e Ikko" was featured as the ending theme for the 2010 live-action drama Moyashimon
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- Get Back On Stage (2005)
- Live Goes On (2006)
- Round About (2007)
- Stock Delivery (2008)
- Scrap & Build (2008)
- 5 Women (2010)
- 約束 (Yakusoku) (Promise) (2011)
- "A Love Story"
- "Cry Baby"
- "Fly Away"
- "Honey Honey feat. Ayuse Kozue"
- "Yasashii Kaze"
- "My Answer"
- "Owari to Hajimari\Lost Boy
- "Umi e Ikou"
- Small World
- September 19, 2002
- 1,890 Copies
- The Club
- March 8, 2006
- Tenjou Chiki feat. Seamo
- Win and Shine
- May 24, 2006
- From the collaborations of the Ukatrats FC, produced by m-flo's Taku Takahashi
- 5,692 Copies
- swing presents...Peace from Central Japan
- Hey Boy! Hey Girl!
- Seamo feat. BoA
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