This guest is an unusual one; the Japanese artist born from VOCALOID technology, IA! Her voice source is “Lia”, a Grammy-award winning artist who has sung a number of anime theme songs. At her launch, IA won first place in the Amazon music production software rankings, and related videos now have over 100 million views online.
IA’s full-scale launch as an artist was in 2013. Boasting the largest sales for a Japanese motorsports “SUPER GT” official theme song for the second year running, there was also a collaboration with the music-and-dance game “GROOVE COASTER”, the internationally-released anime “Mekakucity Actors”, and a CD included with the last volume of the Neon Genesis Evangelion Manga. All in all, IA’s vocals are now a hot property!
In 2015, more than 47,000 people watched a live web-streaming IA anniversary event, and her debut live TV appearance on “IA-Chan” was well-received with a great response trending on Twitter, etc. IA’s activities aren’t limited to Japan: she’s had live events in France, Taiwan and America, selling out!!
IA will be performing on the ‘Live.Japan’ stage on Saturday at 20:00 and Sunday at 10:00. Also, official IA goods will be on sale during the Christmas Market for the very first time in the UK! For a teaser of her performance, you can check out the video below and her official site to see what you can expect when she arrives in London!
Are you looking forward to checking out IA during this years Hyper Japan Christmas Market? Let us know in the comments below!