The energetic Japanese Girl Pop Rock known as SCANDAL is a new sensation in the Japanese pop industry, mixing pop and rock. SCANDAL consists of four high school girls from Osaka, Japan.

They are Haruna Ono (lead vocals and guitar), Tomomi Ogawa (bass), Mami Sasazaki (guitar), and Rina Suzuki (drums) and aged between 19 to 22 years old. You might be fooled by their young age and school-girl-look but they pack a punch in their songs and vocals.

Fans of SCANDAL will notice their promotional videos are often depicted as animated characters as SCANDAL are fans of Japanese animation and manga themselves. SCANDAL began when the girls met in a Osaka music school and eventually formed their band in August 2006. They began as street performers at Shiroten in Osaka Castle Park and eventually received offers to perform in music halls and clubs, attracting fans.

They quickly rose to fame in 2008 when they performed at Sakura-Con in Seattle followed by a tour in 6 other American cities. In the same year, they also rocked a crowd of 10,000 at the Japan Expo of France and another 8,000 at the Anicomi Festival in Hongkong, attracting great international fandom.

This year in Anime Festival Asia 2010, SCANDAL will be performing live for the first time in Singapore on November 14, check out their performance in I LOVE ANISONG mega concert!

Check out of some of their music PVs below

Shojo S by SCANDAL

Nanka Buttobase by SCANDAL

Koi Muyou by SCANDAL

Dont Say Lazy, Cover Song by SCANDAL

Space Ranger by SCANDAL

secret base ~Kimi ga kureta mono~, cover song by SCANDAL

What are your favorite songs by SCANDAL ?

 

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