Ieiri Leo (家入レオ) is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter.
She is managed by KEN-ON and made her major debut under Victor Entertainment in 2012, with the single "Sabrina".
She was discovered by producer Nishio Yoshihiko and trained at his music school in Fukuoka which already brought artists like YUI, ayaka and Maria.
- Name: Ieiri Leo (家入レオ)
- Birthday: December 13, 1994 (age 17)
- Birthplace: Fukuoka, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Hobbies: Guitar, movies, reading
- [2012.02.15] Sabrina (サブリナ)
- [2012.05.16] Shine
- [2012.05.09] Shine
-> From Tokyohive
The much-praised 17-year-old singer and songwriter Ieiri Leo, who is still going to senior high school, is finally going to make her official debut with her single “Sabrina” on February 15th. Online and mobile music portal Recochoku exclusively started distributing the full song for download prior to her debut and it already made it into the top five of the daily ranking for February 12th.
Ieiri commented about the success, “This is a song containing my feelings that I wrote in my small room when I was fifteen. On one hand it’s a bit embarrassing to let so many people listen to it now, but on the other hand I’m just incredibly happy.”
On the day of her official debut, Ieiri is also going to tackle her first live performance for the few lucky people that were chosen from the over 1,000 applicants that wanted to get an invitation for this precious event. She basically has no live experience at all, except for the opening performance for the concert ‘MUSIC FOR ALL ALL FOR ONE‘ at the First Gymnasium of Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo in December of 2011. It was her very first public performance and she had to do it in front of more than 10,000 people who probably hadn’t heard about her yet.
Ieiri was discovered by producer Nishio Yoshihiko and trained at his music school in Fukuoka. He and his school already brought fourth talented artists such as YUI and ayaka. It seems like all signs are pointing towards a similar successful career for the young Ieiri.
Official youtube channel
All the info stolen from generasia hehe.
Anyone ever heard about her? I just discovered her today, and was amazed by her talent, and I think I already love her haha.
She has amazing and strong voice for a 17 year old girl, and she's not only just a singer, but also a songwriter. Haven't ever seen translated lyrics, but I would love to! It would be great to know what she writes about.
I highly recommend to everyone to take a listen of her songs, I've only heard 3 of the, but I already can't wait to hear more from the Shine-single!
I also watched some of her live performances and wow...All I can say is that I was blew away.
Check these three out: Sabrina & Shine & ripe
I love her style and I really hope she or her agency won't change it to more idolish.
I see one true talent right here She just needs to smile more!