Eric Fukusaki (エリック・フクサキ), also simply known as Eric (エリック), is a Peruvian singer-songwriter based in Japan. Before he became a soloist, he was a member of the unit ALMA KAMINIITO.
Eric Fukusaki was born on April 27, 1991 in Lima, Peru. His mother is Chinese Peruvian and his father is Japanese Peruvian, making Eric a third generation Japanese Peruvian. At age 10, he was charmed by an enka CD his father brought from Japan after working overseas.
In 2008, Eric participated in four different singing competitions and successfully won all of them.
On December 4, Eric announced on Facebook that he would debut as a soloist in spring 2014, thus discontinuing his activities as ALMA KAMINIITO.
On April 19, Eric released his debut single "Shinjiru Mono ni Sukuwareru / Subete no Kanashimi ni Sayonara Suru Tame ni / Tsuioku".
On August 19, he released his second single "Ai Yai Yai! / Ikanai de Senorita", which is Eric's first release to feature lyrics and compositions written by himself.
Eric wrote his first song for another artist, "Peanut Butter Jelly Love" for Country Girls' fifth single, which was released on February 8. Eric composed the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Miura Yoshiko.
On August 23, Eric released Aru Koi no Monogatari, his first Latin cover mini album. Eric also composed the music and provided the Spanish chorus vocals for Juice=Juice's digital single "Fiesta! Fiesta!" which was released on the same day.
On October 4, he released his third single "Kazaranai Uta".
After several months with no update, Eric finally reported on March 27 that his health had returned to normal. However, he also announced his decision to end his exclusive management contract with J.P ROOM on March 31. From April onward, he would continue his solo career freelance without an agency for the time being, but would continue working with J.P ROOM as a songwriter.
On May 4, Eric released the official music video for his original song "Holy Moly" to his new YouTube channel. He had originally written the song in 2018, but plans for releasing it were scrapped due to his sudden decline in health and subsequent departure from J.P ROOM.
On May 7, he released a promotional video for his brand new original song "Take Me High" in preparation for his upcoming debut as an independent soloist. The song was later released through Spotify on May 9.
- Real Name: Eric Fukusaki (エリック・フクサキ, also spelled エリック福崎)
- Stage Name: Eric (エリック)
- Birth Date: April 27, 1991
- Birthplace: Lima, Peru
- Ethnicity: 1/2 Chinese Peruvian, 1/2 Japanese Peruvian
- Blood Type: AB
- Western Zodiac: Taurus
- J.P ROOM Status:
- 2011-02-21: Joined
- 2011-08-11: ALMA KAMINIITO member
- 2014-04-19: Soloist
- 2019-03-31: Management contract ended
- ALMA KAMINIITO (2011-2013)
- Cover Albums
- [2017.08.23] Aru Koi no Monogatari (Mini album)
- Major Singles
- [2014.04.19] Shinjiru Mono ni Sukuwareru / Subete no Kanashimi ni Sayonara Suru Tame ni / Tsuioku
- [2015.08.19] Ai Yai Yai! / Ikanai de Senorita
- [2017.10.04] Kazaranai Uta
- Digital Songs
- [2020.05.09] Take Me High
Discography Featured In
- Cover Albums
- [2012.12.26] ALMA COVERS
- Fiesta! Fiesta! (composition, Spanish rap and chorus)
- In addition to Japanese and Spanish, he is fluent in English.
- He has a large Spanish-speaking fanbase, especially among Peruvians.
- "アルマカミニイト、意気込み充分！年末から初の全国ツアーへ" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2012-11-09.
- "宗彦に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). ALMA KAMINIITO Official Website. 2013-04-04. (Archived)
- "(IMPORTANTE, con traducción en español)" (in Japanese and Spanish). ALMA KAMINIITO Facebook Page. 2014-12-04. (Archived)
- "2016.12.30楽曲提供情報♪" (in Japanese). Eric Fukusaki Official Website. 2016-12-30.
- "エリック・フクサキに関するご報告 " (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2019-03-27.
- "お久しぶりです。エリック・フクサキです。..." (in Japanese). Eric Fukusaki (via Facebook). 2019-03-27.
- "[EN] Interview of Eric Fukusaki and his musicians." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-02-19.
- Official Site
- Official YouTube Channel
- Official Twitter
- Official Instagram
- Official Facebook Account
- Official Ameba Blog (inactive)
- Former Official Site (archived)
- Wikipedia: Japanese