• • • • Years active 1995–present Labels (1996 - 2005) (2005 - 2013) (2015 onwards), (U.S.) Website Members Puffy ( パフィー, Pafī, as PUFFY) or Puffy AmiYumi, are a band formerly signed to under and, later transferred to in 2015. The group continues to go by the moniker of PUFFY in Japan, but in order to avoid legal naming conflicts with, have adopted the name Puffy AmiYumi in the. They sing in Japanese and English., whose nickname is Jane and, nicknamed Sue, were scouted by Sony-affiliated talent agencies and put together in the mid-1990s. The band gained mainstream success in Japan during 1998, following the release of their album and tour in support of it. Tekla structures 17 license server cracked skywars. Their first release ' sold a million records and their success has continued with several more full-length releases (totaling 15 million sales in Japan). Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • History [ ] Early recordings [ ] When she was in high school, Ami sang for a band called 'Hanoi Sex'. In her sophomore year, the band auditioned during the Sony SD Audition and passed, becoming employees of Sony Music Entertainment.
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Years went by with little action by either the band or the record label, as Ami took vocal lessons and attended a professional school to learn how to become a better performer. Eventually the band dissolved, leaving only Ami under Sony's employment.
She was encouraged to stay, despite lacking a band and a clear musical direction. Separately, Yumi had learned of the Chotto Sokomade talent search underway by Sony Music Artists when she was 'around 18'. She also auditioned and passed. She moved on her own from Osaka to Tokyo, where she eventually met Ami by chance in the Sony Music offices and then at a concert after-party, when the two hit it off. Both felt alone within the large Sony organization and neither were confident in their abilities as solo artists, so even though Ami had already recorded a solo CD under the guidance of former Unicorn front-man (it would later become half of ), they requested Sony pair them as a duo.
As Puffy [ ] When paired together, their voices blended well and they had a close rapport. Producer and American pop musician christened them 'Puffy', and is considered by Ami and Yumi as 'the godfather of Puffy'. Ami had previously met Tamio Okuda at a SPARKS GOGO concert, and he had produced her then-unreleased solo CD. He was eventually signed on to produce Puffy's first album. Their debut single, 'Asia no Junshin', launched Puffy-mania.