Kiriko Takemura (竹村 桐子 Takemura Kiriko?, born January 29, 1993), known by her stage name Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ Kyarī Pamyu Pamyu?), is a Japanese fashion model and singer. Her public image is associated with Japan’s kawaisa and decora culture centered in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo. Her music is produced by musicianYasutaka Nakata of electronic music duo Capsule.
Kyary is well known for her 2011 single, “PonPonPon“, which made Japan’s top ten. The 2012 singles “Candy Candy” and “Fashion Monster” followed the success. She has since released three full-length albums, Pamyu Pamyu Revolution in 2012, Nanda Collection in 2013, and Pika Pika Fantajin in 2014.
Though most of her success as a recording artist has been in Asia, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has also gained popularity in Western countries due in part to internet videos which have goneviral. Media outlets have referred to Kyary as “Harajuku Pop Princess”, and she has been photographed for magazines such as Dazed & Confused. In 2013, Kyary signed a distribution deal with Sire Records to release her material in the United States.