エメ , Aimerrhythm
Birth:Jul 9, 1990
Years active:2011-Present
Website Twitter YouTube A Japanese pop singer and lyricist signed to SME Records and managed by FOURseam. Her name comes from the verb aimer in French which means to love. She is known for being a faceless voice. She very rarely appears on her music videos and most of her live performances are dimly lit to obscure her face. She finally revealed herself on the August 20 2016 episode of Music Station. Her father was the bassist of a band so Aimer grew up surrounded by music from a very young age. She began studying the piano in elementary school and highly looked up to Ringo Sheena and Utada Hikaru. In junior high school listening to Avril Lavigne inspired her to take up guitar and began writing English lyrics. At the age of 15 Aimer lost her voice due to overusage of her vocal cords and was forced to undergo silence therapy for treatment. However that did not stop her and after she recovered she acquired her distinctive husky voice. Aimer teamed up with the Agehasprings group which has worked with produced or provided music for various artists including Yuki Mika Nakashima Flumpool Superfly Yuzu and Genki Rockets. In 2011 her musical career began in earnest. In May 2011 they released the concept album Your Favorite Things. It covered numerous popular works including works in various genre such as jazz and country western music.