|Eric Fukusaki, April 2019|
|Born||April 27, 1991|
|Agency||J.P ROOM (2011-2019)|
|Label||UP-FRONT WORKS (2011-2019)|
|Associated Acts||ALMA KAMINIITO|
Eric Fukusaki (エリック・フクサキ), also simply known as Eric (エリック), is a Peruvian singer-songwriter. 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.
- Specialty: Artistic gymnastics, English, imitation
- Hobbies: Playing the guitar, going to the gym, learning a new instrument, foreign languages (English, Japanese), traveling alone
- Motto: "Ser hombre para los demás" ("be a man for others"), "Todo es posible" ("everything is possible"), "GAMBATEANDO" (a mix of Japanese and Spanish for "doing our best")
- Strengths: Making an effort towards a goal, doesn't give up, openminded.
- Weaknesses: Forgets things
- Goals: Becoming an artist that people love.
- Looks Up To: Yamashita Tatsuro, Nemoto Kaname, KAN, Miyazawa Kazufumi, Alberto Shiroma
- Cover Albums
- [2017.08.23] Aru Koi no Monogatari (Mini album)
- [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
Discography Featured InEdit
- 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.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ericfukusaki/status/814686371054948352
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ericfukusaki/status/891106750631354368
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ericfukusaki/status/1055299345178755073
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ericfukusaki/status/1123206346667696128
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ericfukusaki/status/1123240712294658049
- ↑ "[EN] Interview of Eric Fukusaki and his musicians." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-02-19.
- Official Site
- Official Twitter
- Official Instagram
- Official Facebook Account
- Official Ameba Blog (inactive)
- Former Official Site (archived)
- Wikipedia: Japanese