Name in Japanese: スキャンダル, すきゃんだる
Years Active: 2006 - Present
Proclaiming themselves "The Most Powerful Japanese Girlie Pop Rock", the band Scandal comprises four high school girls from Osaka: Haruna Ono (vocals, guitar), Tomomi Ogawa (bass, vocals), Mami Sasazaki (guitar,vocals), and Rina Suzuki (drums,vocals). The four girls came together through a shared love of music and soon formed Scandal, building up a catalog while still in school. The band soon started getting offers from clubs around Osaka and Kyoto, and started gigging regularly...read more
Proclaiming themselves "The Most Powerful Japanese Girlie Pop Rock", the band Scandal comprises four high school girls from Osaka: Haruna Ono (vocals, guitar), Tomomi Ogawa (bass, vocals), Mami Sasazaki (guitar,vocals), and Rina Suzuki (drums,vocals). The four girls came together through a shared love of music and soon formed Scandal, building up a catalog while still in school. The band soon started getting offers from clubs around Osaka and Kyoto, and started gigging regularly and building a rabid fan base that would religiously attend every show. The band's buzz started to spread beyond the Kansai area, and in August 2007, Scandal was invited to play at a special event at Club Asia, a well-known venue in Shibuya, ground zero for Japan's youth culture. They soon signed with the Tower Records label, and released their first indie single on March 3, 2008, coinciding with the traditional Girl's Day holiday. The record blew past forecasts and sold out rapidly. To preserve the buzz and improve availability, the record was quickly offered on the iTunes Music Store in both Japan and the United States. Two more CD singles were released shortly thereafter. The same year, Scandal joined the "Japan Nite US Tour 2008", followed by two shows at the "Sakura-Con 2008" convention. Scandal's music has been featured in a range of popular media: their first single, "Space Ranger", is the opening to Kyoto Sports Weekly, and their second single, "Koi Moyo" is the main theme of the movie Corazon de Melon. Their song, "Start", is the theme song for Star Ocean: Second Evolution and is available on the game's soundtrack. More recently, "Daydream" was featured on a tribute album to the legendary Judy and Mary, and their song "Shojo S" has been announced as the tenth opening of the anime series " Bleach". Big fans of anime and manga, the band wanted to be represented in animated form, turning each member into an animated character. The animated Scandal is featured on Japanese Television and on a series of promotional videos on the band's website. Late in 2008, the band signed to Sony Music Entertainment, completing their move to the big time.
In October 2008, they released “DOLL” as their debut single. “DOLL” was rewarded for Power Play from over 40 FM/AM/CS radio stations in Japan.In June 2009, they released their 3rd single “Shoujo S”, and it was ranked 6th in the first week on Oricon chart, and 5th on Reco-choku Chakuuta Full (Full digital download provider) weekly chart.On October 21st, they released their first album “BEST★SCANDAL” and ranked 5th on Oricon chart in their first week of the release.For the girls band’s album to be awarded within 5th in their first week of the release was the first time in 7 years and a half.In 2009, they were rewarded for New Face Award from Japan Record Award. - New Artist Their 7th single “Shunkan Sentimental” a tie-in song with the smash-hit animation series “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST”, has again scored high on the charts. #7 on ORICON and #4 on the Reco-choku full (full track download) chart.They released their 2nd album “TEMPTATION BOX” in August 2010, and this was awarded 3rd place on Oricon daily chart. In October, “Scandal nanka Buttobase” was released, and awarded 3rd place on Oricon weekly chart, the highest ranking on Oricon weekly in their history ever.In April 2011, single “HARUKA”was released and it also ranked #3. In August 2011, their 3rd original album “BABY ACTION” was released, followed by “VIDEO ACTION”, 1st video clip collection DVD.They also went on Asia tour, first tour outside Japan, and gathered 2,500 audiences from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.In March 28 2012, SCANDAL held the concert in Nippon Budokan, one of the high status venues in Japan.The band released a single “Taiyou Scandalous” in July 2012, and charted No.2 at Oricon weekly ranking.collapse
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Kori added self as a fan of Scandal on January 20.
starktz added the video "SCANDAL - Sparkling LIVE! w/ English Subtitles - YouTube" in December, 2012.
starktz updated the profile for Scandal in December, 2012.
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