Beverly (singer)

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Beverly Caimen
Also known asBeverly
Born (1994-06-20) June 20, 1994 (age 27)
Calamba City, Philippines
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2015–present
Labels
Website avex.jp/beverly/

Beverly Caimen (born June 20, 1994), known mononymously as Beverly (ビバリー), is a Filipino pop singer based in Japan under the Avex Trax label. She is mostly known for performing the opening theme of Kamen Rider Build , "Be the One" as a guest vocalist of the band created for the series, Pandora.

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Early life

Beverly Caimen was born on June 20, 1994 in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines as the third child to Ramon Vega Caimen and Leticia Valdez Lumbres, having a brother and two other sisters. Beverly began singing at the age of 5 when her mother sent her to school and found out she had a talent for it. She joined her school's choir at the age of 7 and began taking voice lessons at 9 when her mother found time. It was around this time she entered her first singing competition, but she didn't win. Even so, her mother encouraged her to continue as she needed more experience. She graduated from Batangas State University with a B.S. in Psychology.

History

Beverly began chasing after her dreams by joining various amateur singing competitions. She won first place at the World Championships of Performing Arts, where she recorded songs under GMA Records and worked with composer Vehnee Saturno; during this time, she released her first and only album with GMA, Beverly Caimen. Beverly received a Best Performance nomination from Awit Awards and won the Harvest of Honors award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Best Performance award from the A Song of Praise Music Festival Year 3.

Beverly had always loved Japanese music, having watched a lot of anime and Japanese dramas while in the Philippines. She had always wanted to travel to Japan, and when Saturno asked his business partner in Japan to give Beverly's songs a listen, they eventually came to audition her, and she got to do just that. [1]

With Beverly finally in Japan in 2015, she attended singing and dancing workshops and signed with Avex Trax in 2016. At the annual A-Nation event, she was appointed as the 'Shooting Act', the name to look out for, for an up-and-coming artist. The reaction she received was very positive, which lead to her being included in the Disney Magical Pop Christmas album. She also front-acted Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman Tour in 2017.

Beverly's big break came when her song "I Need Your Love" was used in the Fuji TV drama Crisis starring Oguri Shun and Nishijima Hidetoshi. The music video garnered more than five million views and topped download platforms like iTunes and Recochoku in Japan.

Beverly released her debut album, Awesome, on May 31, 2017. It peaked at No. 8 on the Oricon Albums Chart, and is her highest ranking release to date. [2]

Beverly released her second album, 24, on June 20, 2018. [3] It includes the singles "All I Want" and "Love Therapy". The album reached No. 16 on the Oricon Albums Chart and charted for a total of six weeks.

Beverly released her third album, Infinity, on December 4, 2019. It includes the singles "Adventure," "Again," and "Sagashi ni Ikoyo." The album peaked at No. 58 on the Oricon Albums Chart.

Discography

Albums

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
JPN
Oricon
Beverly Caimen [note 1] N/A
Awesome
  • Released: May 31, 2017
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
8
24
  • Released: June 20, 2018
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
16
Infinity
  • Released: December 4, 2019
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
58

Mini albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
JPN
Oricon
Tell Me Baby

Singles

TitleYearAlbum
"Just Once Again"2017Awesome
"I Need Your Love"
"Despacito"Non-album singles
"Xmas with You"
"A New Day"201824
"All I Want"
"Baby Don't Cry ~Kamisama ni Fureru Kuchibiru~"
"Love Therapy"
"Everlasting Sky"Infinity
"Faces Places"90s & New Revival
"Adventure"2019Infinity
"Nobela" [note 1] Non-album single
"Again"Infinity
"Sagashi ni Ikoyo"
"Endless Love [feat. Sota Hanamura (Da-iCE)]"2020TBA
"Signal"
"Koko"2021

Soundtrack appearances

TitleYearFeatured in
"Despacito"2017Rank Oukoku
"Be the One"2018 Kamen Rider Build
"Everlasting Sky" Gekijouban Kamen Rider Build Be the One
"Power of the Dream / Endless Harmony" Fairy Tail
"Adventure"2019 Tales of Asteria
"Again" Fruits Basket
"The Answer"

(with William Aoyama)

Astral Chain
"Dark Hero" (female version)
"Savior"

(with William Aoyama)

"Sagashi ni Ikou yo" Saga Television
"Can't Stop This!!"2020 M: Ai Subeki Hito ga Ite
"Signal" Azur Lane
"Koko" Pokémon: Coco

Compilation appearances

TitleYearAlbum
"A Whole New World (Aladdin)"
(with Satoshi Hayashibe)
2016Disney Magical Pop Christmas
"As Long as There's Christmas (Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas)"
(with Saho Aono)
"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)"
"Ai wo Kanjite (Lion King)"2017Thank You Disney
"Yume wa Hisoka ni"2018Dream2 ~Disney Greatest Songs~
"Hoshi Furu Yoru Ha Dare no Tame -Crazy For You-"2019Another Voice -Full Of Harmony Tribute Album-
TitleYearAlbum
"Red"
(Keisuka Murakami featuring Beverly)
2017Beautiful Mind
"Be the One"
(Pandora featuring Beverly)
2018Kamen Rider
"Guardian"
(Tetsuya Komuro featuring Beverly)
Tetsuya Komuro Archives "K"
"Another Day of Sun"
(May J. featuring Miracle Vell Magic & Beverly)
Cinema Song Covers
"Saigo no Piece"
(Spicy Chocolate featuring Che'Nelle & Beverly)
2020Tokyo Heart Beats
"Can't Stop This!!"
(Revive 'Em All 2020 featuring Beverly, Faky, FEMM, lol, Yup'in, & Anzai Kalen)
Avex Revival Trax

Notes

  1. 1 2 Released under her full name, Beverly Caimen, in the Philippines.

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References

  1. "Spotlight on Beverly Caimen". Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 26, 2015.
  2. "Japan Times Interviews The Singer Behind Build's Opening Beverly". The Tokusatsu Network. November 12, 2018.
  3. "Beverly Caimen: 'Music is universal and goes beyond languages'". Japan Times. November 8, 2018.