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.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Sony Music Entertainment Japan bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Sony Music Entertainment Japan?"

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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