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Perfume

Perfume is the name of at least two bands. Perfume is a three person / group from Hiroshima who debuted locally in 2001 and nationally in 2005. In 2001, three 11-12 year old girls from an Artist School formed a group together in their hometown of Hiroshima. Consisting of Ayano Ōmoto (Nocchi), Yuka Kashino (Kashiyuka), and Ayaka Nishiwaki (A-Chan). Because all three members had the Japanese character (香) for fragrance in their names, they named the group Perfume. In 2002, they released two limited edition singles only in Hiroshima, called “OMAJINAI★ペロリ” and “彼氏募集中”.

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Shades

1.Shades were a R&B/pop group signed to Motown, releasing a selftitled album in 1997. The album featured the hits 'Serenade' & 'Tell Me (I'll Be Around). Also included is a cover of The Bee Gees 'How Deep Is Your Love'. 2. Shades is a four piece electronic band from Boise, Idaho. Their debut album, Clear Motions, was released under Synthemesc Recordings. 3. "SHADES is Ana, a girl who always saw at parties and concerts they went.

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War of Words

There are two artists known as War of Words: 1) War of Words is a British girl group comprising of Abi Browning and Lucy Duffield. Their debut double A-side single 'Panic'/'Battlefield' is set to be released on December 4 through Popjustice Hi-Fi. Both songs were produced by Ben Langmaid, one half of the electropop duo La Roux. 2) Members of the War of Words collective have been a part of almost every Boston punk band you can think of, not to mention a few bands from outside of Boston .

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Little Mix

Little Mix (previously Rhythmix) are the 2011 winners of The X Factor, and the first group to ever take the grand prize. The Cannonball Songfacts reports that their debut single, a cover of the Damien Rice ballad Cannonball was released digitally the morning after their win. The song was produced by Fazer, who is the N-Dubz colleague and boyfriend of their mentor, Tulisa Contostavlos. According to Songfacts, Wings, the lead single from their debut album, will be released on August 19, 2012.

The Velvelettes

The Velvelettes were a 60's femal vocal group founded in 1961 by sisters Carolyn and Millie Gill with cousins Bertha Barbee-McNeal and Norma Barbee (both from Flint, Michigan) on the Western Michigan University campus, where they were students. The group signed to Motown Records, but weren't given top priority, as other female vocal groups were attracting audiences and recording hits. While the group awaited their chance at stardom, they recorded backing vocals for more established Motown girl groups, including The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, and The Supremes.

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Sierra

1) Sierra is a Jazz female singer from Indonesia.
Sierra Soetedjo are a newcomer in the jazz world of Indonesia, who studied vocals at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts). Sierra also had a guest star in Tompi's album (My Happy Life), where Sierra and Tompi duet in the song Love Letter.
Sierra's debut album titled Only One. 2) Sierra was an American Contemporary Christian music vocal trio, founded in 1992 and quickly signed to Star Song, who released their debut self-titled album in 1994. The group released four albums before breaking up in 2002.

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Diva

There are, at least, fourteen artists using this name: 1. DiVA, a sub-group from Japanese idol group AKB48 formed in February 2011. Members consist of Akimoto Sayaka (秋元才加), Umeda Ayaka (梅田彩佳), Masuda Yuka (増田有華) and Miyazawa Sae (宮澤佐江). They are being promoted as a 'vocal and dance unit'. Their debut single Tsuki no uragawa (月の裏側; The Other Side of the Moon) was released May 18, 2011. 2. A Los Angeles based psychedelic pop artist (full name Diva Dompe) who released the album "The Glitter End" on Critical Heights in May 2011: www.criticalheights.com

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