Supercell (stylized as supercell) is a Japanese 11-member J-pop music group formed in 2007, led by songwriter Ryo. The other 10 members are artists and designers who provide illustrations in album booklets and music videos.
Supercell started out by making use of the Hatsune Miku Vocaloid singing synthesizer to produce vocals for songs submitted to the Nico Nico video sharing website. The popularity of the songs led the group to release their independent self-titled album Supercell (2008). Supercell later signed to Sony Music Entertainment Japan and had a professional release of their Supercell album in March 2009, which was updated with more songs.
Supercell made a transition to vocalist Yanagi Nagi with their debut single "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" (2009). Two more singles featuring Yanagi were released in 2010, followed by Supercell's second album Today Is A Beautiful Day (2011), which was Yanagi's last contribution with Supercell.
Following Yanagi's departure, Supercell held auditions for vocalists, and two girls were chosen out of about 2,000 candidates: 15-year-old Koeda and 17-year-old Chelly. Both vocalists sing the theme songs for the 2011 anime Guilty Crown, and released their first singles with Supercell in 2011. Chelly sings under the alternate name Egoist.
Supercell and Today Is A Beautiful Day were awarded a Gold Disc by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for having exceeded 100,000 copies shipped in a single year, and Supercell was chosen as one of the best five new Japanese artists of 2009 during the 2010 Japan Gold Disc Award competition.
Listen to two of their songs below!
And as an extra, here is the official video for their new album to be released... TOMORROW!
supercell OFFICIAL WEBSITE HERE!