Bands/Musicians Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster

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List of Sony Music Entertainment Japan artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Sony Music Entertainment Japan roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Sony Music Entertainment Japan bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Sony Music Entertainment Japan band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.

List artists include Scha Dara Parr, Sayuri Kokushō and many additional artists as well.

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Abingdon Boys School is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock Abingdon Boys School is a Japanese rock band fronted by Takanori Nishikawa. Formed in 2005, the band shares a name with the British independent school Abingdon School, in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, ...more

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Bird is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Bird Pop music, J-pop, Rhythm and blues Bird, stylized as bird, is a Japanese singer.

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access is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, Pop music, J-pop Access is a Japanese pop group. Its members are Daisuke Asakura and Hiroyuki Takami. Asakura is the primary composer/producer and featured keyboardist while Takami is the vocalist. Takami also ...more

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Miho Fukuhara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Miho Fukuhara Pop music, Folk music, Rhythm and blues Miho Fukuhara is a Japanese pop star who made an indies debut in 2006, releasing a single titled "The Roots" and mini-album titled Step Out. In early 2008, she made her major-label ...more

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No Sleeves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
No Sleeves Pop music, J-pop No3b (ノースリーブス Nōsurībusu?, "No Sleeves") is subunit from idol group AKB48's team A, produced by Yasushi Akimoto. They debuted in 2008, and have had three Oricon top 10 singles to date. ...more

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acid android is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Industrial rock, Industrial music, Alternative rock Acid Android is the solo project of Yukihiro, drummer of the Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel. They are signed to yukihiro's Tracks on Drugs label, a division of Ki/oon Records. Acid Android ...more

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Sayuri Kokushō is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Sayuri Kokushō J-pop Sayuri Kokushō is a Japanese actor, singer, and tarento. She was an original member of Onyanko Club. She works for the talent management firm Sony Music Artists. Her debut single, Valentine ...more

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Acid Black Cherry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock Acid Black Cherry is the solo project of Japanese musician Yasu. It was formed in 2007 after his previous band Janne Da Arc announced an indefinite hiatus. This project's name is often seen ...more

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Aco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Aco Pop music Aco is a female Japanese singer. She made her debut in 1995 with the pop single "Fuan nano". She is a part of Sony Music Japan. She explores different musical styles, with the albums ...more

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Scha Dara Parr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Scha Dara Parr Hip hop music, Hip Hop, J-pop Scha Dara Parr, or SDP for short, is a three-member Japanese hip-hop group that formed in 1988 and debuted in 1990.

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Okuda Shunsaku is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Okuda Shunsaku Rock music Shunsaku Okuda is the leader of the Japanese rock/pop band, the brilliant green, where he plays bass guitar, rhythm guitar as well as composed the vast majority of the band's music. He also ...more

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AKB48 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop AKB48 is a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara area of Tokyo, where the group's theater is located, and its original roster of 48 members. As of August 2014, the group has ...more

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Takanori Nishikawa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, Rock music, Industrial rock Takanori Nishikawa is a renowned Japanese singer and actor. He performs as T.M.Revolution, which stands for "Takanori Makes Revolution" although the name stems from the famous 80s pop ...more

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Ali Tabatabaee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Punk rock Ali Tabatabaee is one of two main vocalists in the band Zebrahead. He is from Tehran, Iran but moved to California at the age of 6. He attended high school in La Habra, California, where he met ...more

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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz Allan Holdsworth is an English guitarist and composer. He has released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades, ...more

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Ami Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Eurobeat, Synthpop, Pop music Ami Suzuki is a Japanese recording artist, actress, and DJ from Zama, Kanagawa, Japan. Having been discovered at the talent TV show Asayan, she was one of the most popular female teen idol in ...more

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Amplified is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music Amplified is a rock band consisting of three young boys from Hong Kong. While from Hong Kong, they are primarily known in Japan. They were discovered through Sony Music Japan's International ...more

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Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
New Age, World music, Classical music Andreas Vollenweider is a Swiss harpist, who is generally categorised as New Age and uses a modified, electroacoustic harp of his own design. He has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Carly ...more

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Angela Aki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, J-pop Angela Aki, born Kiyomi Angela Aki on September 15, 1977, is a pop singer-songwriter, and pianist born in Itano, Tokushima, Japan to a Japanese father and Italian-American mother.

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Anne Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
J-pop Anne Watanabe is a Japanese fashion model, actress, and singer. She is the daughter of film actor Ken Watanabe. In her modeling work, she is known by the mononym Anne.

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Antic Cafe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music Antic Cafe is a Japanese pop rock band formed in 2003 and signed to Sony Music Japan. Their visual image is oshare kei, and they describe their music as "Harajuku Dance Rock". The ...more

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Anzen Chitai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, J-pop, Music of Japan Anzen Chitai is a Japanese rock band, formed in 1973 by five musicians in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan. It debuted in 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. They became one of Japan's most successful rock bands in ...more

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Aqua Timez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop Aqua Timez is a Japanese pop rock/alternative rock band signed to Epic Records Japan.

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Asia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock Asia is a British progressive rock band. The band was formed in 1981 as a supergroup of four members from different progressive rock bands, namely John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and ...more

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Asia Featuring John Payne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Progressive rock, Hard rock Asia Featuring John Payne are a rock group formed in 2007 following a schism in the then line-up of Asia. The band is a continuation of singer and bassist John Payne's career as the original ...more

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Asian Kung-Fu Generation, typeset as ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, is a Japanese alternative rock band formed in Yokohama, Japan, in 1996. For nearly its entire career, the band has consisted of ...more

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Ayahi Takagaki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Ayahi Takagaki is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She had her first major voice acting roles in 2007, voicing Jasmine in Deltora Quest and Lucia Nahashi in Venus Versus Virus. Her career as ...more

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Ayako Fuji is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Ayako Fuji Ayako Fuji, born May 10, 1961, is a Japanese enka singer. She is signed onto Sony Music Japan. Born in Kakunodate, Akita, Fuji graduated from Akita Prefectural Kakunodate South High School.

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バロック is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Baroque is a Japanese rock band originally formed in 2001. They have been credited as one of the bands that started oshare kei, a subgenre of visual kei that features more colorful outfits and ...more

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Beady Eye is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock Beady Eye were an English rock band formed in 2009, by lead vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, and drummer Chris Sharrock, all former members of Oasis. In 2013, former ...more

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Becca is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Becca Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Rebecca "BECCA" Emily Hollcraft or simply as Bec Hollcraft is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Also known as BECCA-chan. As of 2012 she is a singer in the rock band Stars

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Boom Boom Satellites is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Electronic music, Experimental rock Boom Boom Satellites is a Japanese electronic music duo consisting of guitarist and vocalist Michiyuki Kawashima and bassist and programmer Masayuki Nakano. While their music can be mostly ...more

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Brian Telestai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Post-hardcore, Hard rock

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Brown Eyed Girls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B The Brown Eyed Girls, often abbreviated as B.E.G., BG or 브아걸 is a South Korean pop girl group managed by Nega Network. The group consists of four members: JeA, Miryo, Narsha, and Ga-In. They ...more

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Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Musical improvisation, Heartland rock Bruce Randall Hornsby is an American singer and keyboardist known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances. Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, ...more

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Buck-Tick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music Buck-Tick is a Japanese rock band, formed in Fujioka, Gunma in 1983. The group has consisted of Atsushi Sakurai, Hisashi Imai, Hidehiko Hoshino, Yutaka Higuchi and Toll Yagami since 1985. In ...more

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Chaba is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Chaba was a folk rock band consisting of three members. They formed in 1996 at the Osaka University of Arts and made their big debut in 2004 and were signed to Ki/oon Records. One of their more ...more

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Chae Yeon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
K-pop Lee Chae-Yeon, better known as Chae Yeon, is a Korean pop singer who rose to fame with her hit single "Two of Us" in 2004 and her wave dance style.

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Chatmonchy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop chatmonchy is a two-piece all-female rock band which consists of Eriko Hashimoto, Akiko Fukuoka, and formerly Kumiko Takahashi who are from Tokushima Prefecture on the island of Shikoku, Japan. ...more

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CHEMISTRY is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, J-pop, Contemporary R&B Chemistry was a Japanese pop duo, composed of Yoshikuni Dōchin and Kaname Kawabata born January 28, 1979.

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Chitose Hajime is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Chitose Hajime Folk music, World music Chitose Hajime is a singer from Japan. She is from Amami Ōshima and sings in a style particular to that region, with distinctive falsetto effects.

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CHOCOLAT is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Shibuya-kei Chocolat is a Japanese singer from the greater Tokyo area in Japan. Her first single, "Chocolat a la mode", was released in 1997 on Epic Records. Chocolat is a twin, her younger sister ...more

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Chris Mosdell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Chris Mosdell is a British lyricist, poet, author, composer, vocalist and illustrator, based in Tokyo, Japan, and New York City, USA. He has collaborated with an extensive array of musicians and ...more

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ClariS is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, J-pop, Pop rock ClariS is a Japanese pop music duo and idol unit which formed in 2009 with singers Clara and Alice from Hokkaido, who were in junior high school at the time. The pair began singing covers and ...more

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Clémentine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Clémentine Clémentine is a French singer and songwriter based in Japan. She debuted in France in 1988 with the single, "Absolument Jazz". In addition to many releases as a singer, she has ...more

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Coconuts Musume is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, J-pop Coconuts Musume was a group from Hello! Project that was formed and promoted as the "girls from Hawaii." After nine years, the group officially disbanded when Ayaka Kimura graduated ...more

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COOL JOKE is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, J-pop, Pop rock Cool Joke is a Japanese rock band formed in 2001. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Hiroya Ishikawa, guitarist Suguru Asabatake and drummer Hiroyuki Saitō. In addition to Ishikawa, ...more

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Crystal Kay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music Crystal Kay Williams,simply known as Crystal Kay, is a Japanese American recording artist and radio host and actress. She debuted at the age of 13. After releasing her debut single "Eternal ...more

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Dead or Alive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music Dead or Alive were a British new wave band from Liverpool, England. The group found success in the 1980s and had seven Top 40 UK singles and three Top 30 UK albums. They were the first group to ...more

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Debbie Gibson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Sony Music Entertainment Japan Complete Artist Roster
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Disco Deborah Ann "Debbie" Gibson is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and former reality television competitor. In 1988 she was pronounced the youngest artist to ...more