about RUANN (English)

RUANN

16-year-old
Japanese singer-songwriter

MUSIC

What kind of music does RUANN create?

Her lyrics are persuasive.

Perhaps they are based on her own experience.

Her positive and powerful message inspires us,

and gentle words nestle closely and heal us.

Her voice is surprisingly powerful and gives energy.

A comfortable husky voice can be listen to indefinitely.

Her singing arrangement is versatile. So, I am never bored as her enthusiasm is contagious.

Noteworthy is her long note.

Even though I know it’s coming, when I hear her voice, I forget to breathe. My heart flutters.

It always overwhelms me.

You can listen to her songs on the SONGS page.

She plays the guitar and the piano well.
It is said in earnest that she began at the age of 12 and so I think that she has practiced quite a lot.

Among her guitar techniques, her slum playing style is cool.

“I think that songs are the way to express myself in the shortest time”

“Music can slip into everyone’s mind in a few minutes, unlike movies and novels. Songs have the power to impress people in a short time.”

(From Insta Live in March, 2018)

You can listen to her songs on the SONGS page.

DANCE

Her extremely high dance skill is due to training, which began in childhood.

She is particularly good at hip hop. In the musical in which she starred, she showed various kinds of dance.

Her dance is expressed in a delicate and dynamic way, from her fingertips to her entire body, and then to the movements of her eyes.

She interweaves the static and the dynamic, drawing in and overwhelming the audience.

You can watch her dances on the DANCE page.

HISTORY

Now, let’s follow the time series to see the type of artist that RUANN is.

She was born in Osaka on July 21, 2003.

In early childhood she was influenced by Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and others and became interested in music.

(from “Good Morning Asahi” broadcast on August, 2018)

So cute!!

From around the age of seven, she began to practice singing and dancing in earnest.

She soon began to appear at recitals as a key performer.
She also participated in several competitions and won the championship.

At nine to ten years old age, she appeared on television as a young amateur singer.

You can watch her videos here.

October 2015 (12 years old)

She was chosen as a solo vocal of the theme song of “Super Kabuki II – One Piece” that was composed by Yujin Kitagawa, a member of Yuzu, which is famous Japanese rock duo. She released a first CD.

You can listen to her song here.

In 2015 when RUANN was 12 years of age, she quit a specific entertainment school and she started career as an artist independently. She had started to upload many movies to SNS.

She has practiced playing instruments such as acoustic guitar and piano. And she taught herself such languages as English and Korean.

(from “Good Morning Asahi” broadcast on August, 2018)

“I think that the best way to learn is finding a study method that suits one”

(From Insta Live in March, 2018)

In March 2016 at 12 years of age, Ruann travelled to New York following graduation from elementary school.

She did many live performances on the subway platform and on the street, as well as a one-man concert at PROHIBITION, a dance performance at “Amateur Night” at the Apollo Theater, and an appearance on a promotional video for a CNN program called “The Eighties.”

(See the New York Live page for details)

In February 2017, Ruann moved with her family from Osaka to Tokyo.

On March 2017 at 13 years of age, ONE OK ROCK vocal Taka published a post about RUANN on his Instagram account and stated, “She’s so talented!”
One month later, Taka invited her as a guest performer to their concert held at Makuhari Messe.
Every two days, RUANN played two songs without hesitation in front of an audience of about 20,000.

(See the ONE OK ROCK LIVE page for details)

After appearing at the concert of ONE OK ROCK, she participates actively in street performances, music event appearances, and one-man performances.

(See LIVE page for details)

The opportunities to be picked up by the media etc. are increasing.

(See MEDIA page for details)

On June 14, 2017, her first album, “Spice 13 Acoustic EP,” was released digitally. All four songs were written and composed by RUANN.

(See SONGS page for details)

On October 14 and 15, 2017, she held a first one-man concert.

(See LIVE page for details)

On December 11, 2017, she changed her artist’s name from “Ruan Ohyama” to “RUANN.”

“I have news for everyone!! My name changes to RUANN!! There is one more letter N!! I am making and recording a lot of songs now, and I have a lot of songs I want to deliver to everyone!! I will release them soon. Please look forward to the new RUANN (^^)”

On January 10, 2018, “GET THE GLORY” was released digitally. This song was written and composed by RUANN and was adopted in the television commercial of Cygames, Inc.

(See “GET THE GLORY” page for details)

On January 17, 2018, “I AM STANDING” was released digitally. This song was written and composed by RUANN and offered for the song ending of the animation “March Comes in Like a Lion,” which was broadcast on NHK television.

(See “I AM STANDING” page for details)

On March 6, 2018, Ruann released her first CD album from private record-label SHIMOKI RUANTA.

RUANN wrote and composed all five songs.

(See SONGS page for details)

Regular version

“March Comes in Like a Lion” version

On September 10, 2018, she made a major debut at Toy’s Factory.
The major debut song is “LOVE & HOPE.”

(See ”LOVE & HOPE” page for details)

This song was provided as a thema song of the TV drama “Takane & Hana”.

Moreover, it was revealed that the choreography for stages and the MV is performed by the Takahiro who is the choreographer and a world renowned dancer.

On November 9, 2018, she released “There’s No Ending”.
This song was provided as a thema song of the movie “ANEMONE / Psalm of Planets Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution”.

She collaborated with teamLab Borderless to make her music video of this song.

On December 12, 2018, she released “READY TO GO”.
This song was provided for a TV commercial film of Cygames, Inc.

(See ”READY TO GO” page for details)

On March 15, 2019, Toy’s Factory announced the suspension of RUANN’s activity for the reason of her health.

On June 19, 2019, RUANN announced the end of the contract with Toy’s Factory.

On July 31, 2019, the new song “BEEP BEEP” will be delivered simultaneously to Japan and Korea. ​She’ll make her debut in Korea with this song.

The producer of “BEEP BEEP” is B.E.P (Black Eyed Pilseung) and the choreographer is LIA KIM.

On December 5th, 2019, she announced the end of the promotion with Bside Inc.

She held 15 solo concerts as below.

Date Event Place
1 April 6
2016
- Prohibition
New York
2 October 14
2017
RUAN LIVE CITAN
Higashi-Nihonbashi, Tokyo
3 October 15
2017
RUAN LIVE CITAN
Higashi-Nihonbashi, Tokyo
4 December 16
2017
RUAN LIVE WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
5 January 21
2018
RUANN LIVE
"GET THE GLORY"
WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
6 January 28
2018
RUANN LIVE
"I AM STANDING"
WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
7 March 11
2018
RUANN SCRAMBLE 14
CD Release LIVE
WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
8 March 18
2018
RUANN SCRAMBLE 14
CD Release LIVE
WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
9 April 7
2018
RUANN LIVE
"TEEN'S DAY"
WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
10 April 8
2018
RUANN LIVE
"OVER 20's DAY"
WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
11 July 15
2018
RUANN BIRTHDAY LIVE
~burning up!~
WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
12 July 16
2018
RUANN BIRTHDAY LIVE
~burning up!~
WALL&WALL
Omotesando, Tokyo
13 August 11
2018
RUANN TOUR 2018 SUMMER
"LOVE & HOPE"
Shangri-La
Umeda, Osaka
14 August 26
2018
RUANN TOUR 2018 SUMMER
"LOVE & HOPE"
ReNY
Shinjyuku, Tokyo
15 December 23
2018
RUANN Xmas Eve2 Live 2018 ReNY
Shinjyuku, Tokyo

(See LIVE page for details)

DREAM

RUANN’s dream is to win the Grammy award and to sing in the super bowl.

She said “I’ll strive desperately.”