Kiriko Takemura (竹村 桐子 Takemura Kiriko?, born January 29, 1993), known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ Kyarī Pamyu Pamyu?), is a Japanese model and singer. Her public image is associated with Japan’s kawaisa and decora culture centered in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo. She is also commonly known by her simplified stage name as Kyary (きゃりー Kyarī?).
Kyary’s first single, PonPonPon (2011), made Japan’s top ten and became known as her signature song. The singles Candy Candy and Fashion Monster followed. She has since released two full-length albums, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution (2012) and Nanda Collection in June 2013.
Though most of her success as a recording artist has been in Asia, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has also gained popularity in western countries due in part to internet videos which have gone viral. Media outlets have referred to Kyary as “Queen of J-Pop” and “Harajuku Pop Princess”, and she has been photographed for magazines such as Dazed & Confused. In 2013, Kyary signed a distribution deal with Sire Records to release her material in the United States.
(Wikipedia contributors. “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 28 Apr. 2014. Web. 29 Apr. 2014.)