Garnidelia is a Japanese pop rock duo, consisting of singer Mai Mizuhashi, better known by her stage name MARiA and Vocaloid record producer Yoshinori Abe, better known by his stage name toku. The duo first collaborated on the song “Color”, which was used as the opening theme to the 2010 anime television series Freezing. The name of their unit came from the French phrase “Le Palais Garnier de Maria” , and the asteroid Cordelia, which was discovered in 1978, the year of Toku’s birth.
In 2014, they made their debut under the major record label Defstar Records with the single “ambiguous”, which was released on March 5, 2014. Later that year, MARiA collaborated with vocaloid producer Jin and performed the song “Daze”. Their second single “Grilletto”, which was released on July 30, 2014. The third single “Blazing”, which was released on October 29, 2014. Their debut album of the group Linkage Ring was released on January 21, 2015.
GARNiDELiA’s fourth single “MIRAI”, which was released on May 13, 2015, is used as the ending theme to the anime series Gunslinger Stratos. Their indie album Birthia was released on August 26, 2015, which contains remade songs that were made before their debut single, such as “ARiA”, “SPiCa”, and “ORiON”. Their third digital single “Burning Soul” was released on April 13, 2016. Their fifth single “Yakusoku-Promise Code- “, was available digitally 10 days before it was released on August 17, 2016. The B-side to that single, Gokuraku Jodo, received unexpected popularity in China as a dance hit after it was shared onto the video site Bilibili, spoofing various covers.
GARNiDELiA moved to the Sacra Music record label under Sony Music Entertainment Japan in April 2017. Their sixth single “Speed Star” was released on June 14, 2017. Their seventh single “Desir” was released on August 23, 2017; the song is used as the ending theme of anime Fate/Apocrypha. Their eighth single “Aikotoba” was released on November 1, 2017. Their ninth single, “Error” was released digitally on January 27, 2018 and received a physical release on January 31, 2018. Their third album G.R.N.D. was released on March 28, 2018. Their second compilation eurodance-style album “Kyouki Ranbu” was released on September 26, 2018; the album contains dance covers by MARiA, Miume, and Niina, such as Gokuraku Jodo, Kureha Itoshiuta, and others. Their tenth single, “Rebel Flag” was released digitally on January 12, 2019 and received a physical release on March 13, 2019. On June 29, 2020, it was announced that GARNiDELiA moved to the label music Universal Music Japan,following the release of their first digital single of their new label “Star Trail”. On August 9, 2020, they made a self cover of the song “Gurenge” in their official YouTube. Their 2nd digital single “Sacred Party” was released on September 23th. Their 4th album Kishikaisei was released on November 25, 2020. The album contains 8 brand-new songs along with Sacred Party and Star Trail.
GARNiDELiA is showing activeness on two social media platforms which happen to be YouTube and Twitter. Their YouTube channel was created back on August 2, 2009. Their channel is GARNiDELiA . As for now, the group has more than 830K subscribers on their channel, there are 96 uploaded videos and over 306 million total number of views. As for Twitter, their account is GARDiNELiA STAFF. On this platform they have had a presence for 11 years and have over 48K followers.
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