Kana Nishino's Kanayan Tour 2011 -Summer-: A Spectacular Live Performance
Kana Nishino, one of the most popular singers in Japan, embarked on her second nationwide tour in 2011, titled Kanayan Tour 2011 -Summer-. The tour featured 20 shows in 16 cities, attracting more than 150,000 fans. The tour was also broadcasted on WOWOW, a Japanese satellite television network, in 2012.
The Kanayan Tour 2011 -Summer- showcased Kana Nishino's versatility and charisma as a performer. She sang a variety of songs from her albums, such as To Love, Thank You Love, and Love Place, as well as some of her hit singles, such as Best Friend, If, and Distance. She also performed some medleys and covers of other artists' songs, such as Girls Girls by Rihanna and Only One by BoA.
The tour also featured stunning stage effects, costumes, and choreography. Kana Nishino wore colorful and stylish outfits that matched the theme of each song. She also danced with her backup dancers and interacted with the audience. The stage was decorated with LED screens, balloons, confetti, and fireworks. The tour was a visual and auditory feast for the fans.
Kana Nishino's Kanayan Tour 2011 -Summer- was a successful and memorable live performance that demonstrated her talent and charm as a singer. The tour was recorded and released as a DVD and Blu-ray in 2012. Fans who missed the tour or want to relive the experience can watch it on WOWOW or buy the DVD or Blu-ray online.
Kana Nishino was born on March 18, 1989, in Matsusaka, Mie, Japan. She developed an interest in music and English language from a young age. She visited the United States twice as a child and was influenced by the hip-hop and R&B music she heard there. She also learned to play the ukulele and sang Japanese folk songs.
In 2005, she participated in the Miss Phoenix Audition, a nationwide talent contest organized by Sony Music Entertainment Japan. She submitted her demo tape without telling her parents and was one of the four winners out of 40,000 contestants. She signed a contract with SME Records' Newcome Inc. in 2006 and began working on her debut album.
She met the Australian duo Nervo, who wrote and produced songs for her. She also collaborated with other Japanese artists, such as WISE, Verbal from M-Flo, and Minmi. She released her first single, \"I\", in 2008, followed by four more singles that year. Her debut album, \"LOVE one.\", came out in 2009 and reached number four on the Oricon charts. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
Kana Nishino's success continued throughout the 2010s, as she released more hit singles and albums that topped the charts and sold millions of copies. She also received numerous awards and accolades for her music, such as the Japan Gold Disc Award, the MTV Video Music Award Japan, the World Music Award, and the Billboard Japan Music Award. She was especially recognized for her digital sales and downloads, as she became one of the most streamed artists in Japan.
In 2016, she achieved a major milestone when she won the Grand Prix at the 58th Japan Record Awards for her single \"Anata no Suki na Tokoro\". She was the first female solo artist to win the prestigious award since Koda Kumi in 2005. The song was a heartfelt ballad that expressed her love and gratitude for her partner. It was also used as the theme song for the drama series Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai.
In 2017, she reached another milestone when she became the youngest female solo artist and the first female one born in the Heisei era to perform at the Tokyo Dome, one of the largest concert venues in Japan. She held two shows there as part of her Kana Nishino Dome Tour 2017 Many Thanks, which attracted over 80,000 fans. She performed a total of 28 songs, including her hits and fan favorites. She also announced her tenth anniversary project, which included a best-of album and a nationwide tour. aa16f39245