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Special Video Message from Yoji

2011年3月14日
[VIDEO]Special Message from Yoji "Pop" Asano









■YOJI POP ASANO profile



Born on June 1st, 1985
Start impersonating Michael Jackson at age two.





1995
Became infatuated with The Beatles; began learning guitar.
1996
Began learning the drums. After playing for ten years, made it his goal to be a drummer in a rock band.
1998
Was inspired and influenced by Malice Mizer, an alternative Japanese rock band.
1999
Was influenced by Santana.
2006
Began taking advanced dance lessons.
2007
Graduated from Osaka College of Music (Junior College Music department, Percussion)
2008
Moved to America. Performed as a dancer in "Body and Soul," an event at Webster Hall Night Club in New York.
2009
Performed Michael Jackson’s "Man in the Mirror" at Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night.

Performed twice at Webster Hall’s club event, "TRASH!" where he appeared in a solo performance under the name "Yoji Sakamoto."
2010
World-release of his first single "The Power" on iTunes, under the name Yoji Pop.
Joined a choir and performed at Hammerstein Ballroom.
2011
First T.V. appearance on American Idol Season 10 auditions, resulting in his first big break. Over 30 videos of his audition have been uploaded to YouTube, with one of those videos getting over 200,000 hits in two weeks.
To be continued...




■Links



iTunes The Power-earth Mix- by Yoji Pop

YouTube Yoji Pop Channel

MySpace Yoji Asano(YJA PRODUCTIONS)



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Credits:

Interviewer: Yuichi Shimizu

Translation and video editing: Meghan Doyle

Web design: Mariko Naito, Mai Valdenaire
 
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