Kumi Koda releases 19th full-length album UNICORN

Kumi Koda released her 19th full-length album, UNICORN, on April 17, marking the 23rd anniversary of her debut. The album’s lead song, Silence, was recently used as the theme song for the movie Gold Boy.

The album also features original songs such as the TOKYO AUTO SALON 2024 tie-up song Vroom, covers of songs that have influenced Koda, and a solo version of Trust · Last, the theme song from Kamen Rider Geats, making for a varied selection of tracks.

Furthermore, from April 20, Koda will embark on a live tour of Japan titled KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2024 ~BEST SINGLE KNIGHT~, which kicks off ahead of her upcoming 25th anniversary.


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Release Date: April 17, 2024

CD purchase links: https://kodakumi.lnk.to/UNICORN
Download and streaming links: https://kodakumi.lnk.to/UNICORN_DIGITAL

About Kumi Koda

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Kumi Koda debuted with the single TAKE BACK in November 2000, first released in North America. The song peaked at No.18 on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, followed by the remix version of her second single, Trust Your Love, which peaked at No.19 on the US Billboard overall chart, making her only the seventh artist from Japan to enter that chart.

Koda’s two best-of albums, released in 2005 and 2006, sold over 2 million copies. In 2015, she held an arena tour to mark the 15th anniversary of her debut, with 12 performances in eight cities across Japan, drawing 110,000 fans.

Since then, Koda has been more active than ever, with tours around Asia and across all 47 prefectures of Japan. In 2021, she hosted her first series of spoken-word events, titled KODA KUMI 20th ANNIVERSARY ~Special Talk Show~, and in 2022, she held her first performances with a full band in four years, KODA KUMI Love & Songs 2022.

She also recently presented her first-ever orchestral concert tour, Billboard Classic KODA KUMI Premium Symphonic Concert 2022.

In 2023, she played two combined concerts per night on her tour, KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2023 ~angeL&monsteR~; on April 20, she will begin her next tour, KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2024 ~BEST SINGLE KNIGHT~.

Outside of her music activities, Koda is a fashion icon. From 2006 to 2009, she won the Best Jeanist Award four years in a row. In 2008, she won the Artist Award at the Nail Queen Awards for the third year in a row and was inducted into the event’s Hall of Fame.

In 2010, she was joined by international star Lady Gaga for a joint interview in the pages of ViVi magazine, following a similar occasion in 2008.

Koda also produces cosmetic products, such as coloured contact lenses, fragrances, false eyelashes, body cream, eyeliner and diet supplements. In 2020, she established the skincare brand HEMMY K.

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