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Alexandros Band
[Alexandros]
Alexandros spaceshower.jpg
[Alexandros] at TOKYO MUSIC ODYSSEY 2016.
Left to right: Satoyasu, Hiroyuki, Yoohei, and Masaki.
Background information
  • [A]
  • [Champagne] (2007-2014)
  • dros
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres
2007-present
Labels
Website alexandros.jp
Members Yoohei Kawakami
Hiroyuki Isobe
Masaki Shirai
Satoyasu Shomura
Hiroki Ishikawa (2007-2010)

Alexandros (, Arekisandorosu), stylized as [Alexandros] is a Japanese rock band, signed to RX-Records and managed by UK Project. On 28 March 2014, the band renamed to [Alexandros] from [Champagne] on request from Bureau du Champagne, Japan.[5]

On November 28, 2014, it was announced that the band would be signed to Universal Music Japan, starting from their single "Wataridori / Dracula la" (, Dracula la) that was released in 2015.[6] Subsequent album and singles since 2015 have been released by Universal Music Japan.[7]

Band members

Current members
  • Yoohei Kawakami ( , Kawakami Y?hei, born June 22, 1982) -- vocals, guitar (2007-present)
  • Hiroyuki Isobe ( , Isobe Hiroyuki, born December 29, 1982) -- bass guitar, backing vocals (2007-present)
  • Masaki Shirai ( , Shirai Masaki, born December 12, 1982) -- guitar (2007-present)
  • Satoyasu Shomura ( , Sh?mura Satoyasu, born March 21, 1984) -- drums (2010-present)
Former members
  • Hiroki Ishikawa ( , Ishikawa Hiroki, born September 22, 1982) -- drums (2007-2010)
Support Members
  • ROSE -- keyboard (Original Group: THE LED SNAIL)
Timeline

Appearances

TV Variety Appearance

  • Welcome! [Alexandros] ( Formerly known as: Welcome! [Champagne] ) (June 2013 - March 2017, Space Shower TV ) [8]

Radio Appearance

  • SBS PopAsia ?J-Rock Sessions with [Alexandros]?with Yoohei and Hiro (September 2015 - June 2016, Australia SBS) [9]
  • SCHOOL OF LOCK! (October 2015 ~ Present, Tokyo FM) - Yoohei as "Kawakami-sensei" on the Tuesday Regular Corner?AlexandroLOCKS!?[10]

Movie

  • Kyou no Kira-kun (February 25, 2017) - Yoohei as an English Teacher, Cameo Appearance

Advertising

  • Apparel Brand ?glamb? (2015-2016) - Yoohei as a model for the Spring Collection [11]

CMs

  • NTT DOCOMO?DOCOMO's Student Discount ?Ayanoxandros(2017)
  • Tokyo Metro ?Find My Tokyo. ?Asakusa - Fun continues to live(2018) [12]

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
JPN
[13]
JPN
Physical

[14]
Where's My Potato?
(as [Champagne])
- 119
I Wanna Go to Hawaii.
(as [Champagne])
- 14
Schwarzenegger
(as [Champagne])
- 10
Me No Do Karate.
(as [Champagne])
- 13
ALXD 2 3
  • JPN: Gold
EXIST! 1 1
  • JPN: Gold
"--" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
JPN
[15]
JPN
Physical

[16]
"City" 2010 - 57 I Wanna Go to Hawaii.
"You're So Sweet & I Love You" - 76
"Ie (, Say It)" 2011 - 35 Schwarzenegger
"Spy" 76 50
"Kill Me If You Can" 2012 77 24
"starrrrrr" 2013 17 13 Me No Do Karate.
"Namida ga Koboresou (?, Tears' Dropping)" -
"Forever Young" 19 11
"Run Away" 19 9 ALXD
"Oblivion" -
"Adventure" 2014 18 10
"Droshky!" -
"Wataridori (, Migratory)" 2015 3 5
  • JPN: Platinum
"Dracula La" 75
"Girl A" 7 3
  • JPN: Gold
EXIST!
"New Wall" 2016 12 7
"I Want U to Love Me" -
"Swan" 4 5
"Snow Sound" 2017 4 8 N/A|TBA
"Ima made Kimi ga Naita Bun Torimodoso
(, Take Back What You've Shed Tears For)"
EXIST!
"Ashita Mata"
"--" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

DVD Releases

Number Title
1st It's Me And Me Against The World
  • Released: October 5, 2011
2nd I Thought It Was Only One Day
  • Released: October 17, 2012
3rd SPACE SHOWER TV presents Welcome! [Alexandros]
  • Released: December 24, 2014
4th [Alexandros] Live at Makuhari Messe "Taihen Oishu Gozaimasita"
  • Released: March 30, 2016
5th We Come In Peace Tour & Documentary
  • Released: July 26, 2017
6th CLIPS
  • Released: December 20, 2017

Awards and nominations

Japan Gold Disc Award
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 [Alexandros] New Artist of the Year[17] Won
MTV Video Music Awards Japan
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 "Swan" Best Rock Video Won
Space Shower Music Awards
Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 [Alexandros] Best Rock Artist[18] Won

Tours and concerts

Japan

Overseas

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Sputnikmusic. Alexandros reviews, music, news
  2. ^ a b Cube-music. Alexandros
  3. ^ a b Robb, John (October 29, 2014). "[Alexandros] : live review from JAPAN NIGHT in TIMM : Tokyo Oct 2014". Louder Than War. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ "[Alexandros] (ex-[Champagne]) interview (2013.05)". Japan Vibe. October 29, 2014. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ "[Alexandros] Biography". [Alexandros] Official Site (in Japanese). 
  6. ^ "[Alexandros] Discography". Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "[Alexandros]? ". Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ "Welcome! [Alexandros]| SPACE SHOWER TV". Welcome! [Alexandros] | SPACE SHOWER TV (in Japanese). Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "The J-Rock Sessions with [Alexandros]". SBS PopAsia. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ " SCHOOL OF LOCK! LOCKS!". SCHOOL OF LOCK! (in Japanese). Retrieved . 
  11. ^ Inc., Natasha,. "?&?glamb - ". (in Japanese). Retrieved . 
  12. ^ Inc., Natasha,. "[ALEXANDROS]CM?(? / ) - ". (in Japanese). Retrieved . 
  13. ^ http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot_albums
  14. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/498602/rank/album/
  15. ^ http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100
  16. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/498602/rank/single/
  17. ^ "Japan Gold Disc Award 2016". Japan Gold Disc Award (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "MUSIC AWARDS2BUMP1". Natalie (in Japanese). February 29, 2016. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "Rock in Japan Festival 2010 Timetable". Rock in Japan Festival. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Summer Sonic 2010 Lineup". Summer Sonic Festival. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ "Rock in Japan Festival 2011 Timetable". Rock in Japan Festival. Retrieved 2017. 
  22. ^ "?[Champagne]". Rockin'On Japan (in Japanese). November 14, 2011. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "Rock in Japan Festival 2012 Timetable". Rock in Japan Festival. Retrieved 2017. 
  24. ^ "Rising Sun Rock Festival 2012 Lineup". Rising Sun Rock Festival. Retrieved 2017. 
  25. ^ "Muse Japan Tour 2013". Creativeman.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017. 
  26. ^ "[Alexandros]". Sync Music Japan. January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^ "PRIMAL SCREAM JAPAN TOUR 2013". UK Project (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017. 
  28. ^ "[Champagne]?Primal Scream". Natalie. October 17, 2013. Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ "More Aussies To Make The Great Escape To UK, As Festival Adds 100 Acts To Lineup". Tonedeaf. March 6, 2013. Retrieved 2017. 
  30. ^ Petrillo, Nick (October 16, 2013). "SXSW Announces Initial 2014 Music Lineup". Paste. Retrieved 2017. 

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