Masami Mitsuoka (光岡昌美)
|Birth name||光岡昌美 (Mitsuoka Masami)|
|Also known as||MASAMI, Mizca|
|Born||August 14, 1986|
Toyota, Aichi, Japan
|Origin||Aichi Prefecture, Japan|
|Years active||2005–2013, 2014-2015|
|Labels|| Toshiba-EMI |
Sound Move (Smile Company Ltd.)
Masami Mitsuoka (光岡昌美, Mitsuoka Masami, born August 14, 1986) is a Japanese pop singer. Born and raised in Toyota, Aichi, Mitsuoka debuted in the girl group Sister Q under the stage name MASAMI in 2005. After the group disbanded of unknown reasons in October 2006, she signed a contract with Pony Canyon and released her debut solo single "Hana" in 2007 under her real name.
Mitsuoka's fourth single "Last Cross", the theme song for Katekyō Hitman Reborn! , was released on December 17, 2008, and charted at number thirteen on the Oricon weekly charts.It became her best selling single with a total of 13,470 copies sold. Her first studio album, Black Diary, was released on January 28, 2009. In August 2009, she announced on her official website and blog that she will be changing her stage name, music style, and record label. Mitsuoka thus became known under the stage name Mizca and began releasing electropop music under the label Nippon Crown. Now produced by pal@pop, Mizca released her first digital single "Robotics" was on October 28, 2009. Her first studio album as Mizca, UFUFU, was released on July 21, 2010.
Mitsuoka went back to her previous name and music style in 2011, and released her second album PAST TRUNK on January 11, 2012, her first studio album as Masami Mitsuoka in three years.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
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|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
"*" denotes that the album still charts but the position is yet to be mentioned.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
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|"Distance Love/I am"||2008||110|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|
|"OUT of STEP"||2011||PAST TRUNK|
|"LOVE BRACE"||2012||Non-album single|
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