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About Kobukuro

Kobukuro is an award-winning Japanese folk-pop duo who have had 18 Top 10 singles in Japan. ∙ Kentarō Kobuchi and Shunsuke Kuroda, both street musicians in their hometown of Sakai, formed the duo in 1998. ∙ They had their first big hit with 2001’s “Yell,” which reached No. 4 on the Oricon Singles chart and sold more than 200,000 copies. ∙ NAMELESS WORLD, from 2005, was their first No. 1 on the Oricon Albums chart and won the Japan Gold Disc Award for Rock & Pop Album of the Year. ∙ “Tsubomi,” Kobukuro’s No. 1 single from 2007, won the Grand Prix at the 49th Annual Japan Record Awards. ∙ The 2018 compilation All Time Best was their eighth release to top the Oricon Albums chart.

Osaka, Japan
September 1998
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