JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment Corporation
Iri (stylized as iri) began performing in a local jazz bar, singing and playing the piano, and in 2014 she won the grand prize in an audition sponsored by the fashion magazine NYLON JAPAN and Sony Music. The singer-songwriter is able to sing seamlessly over hip-hop/R&B style beats and uplifting dance tracks.
She made her major-label debut in 2016 on Victor Entertainment’s Colourful Records, making the Top 10 in the iTunes Store and grabbing the No. 1 slot on the hip-hop/rap chart. The following year, her work on a Nike campaign song was widely talked about. She is an up-and-coming female artist receiving attention from various angles, evidenced by her live performances at parties sponsored by high-end fashion brands such as Chloé and Valentino. In recent years, she has also conducted live performances overseas taking part in a music festival in France and performing on tour in China.
In October 2021, iri embarked on an anniversary tour “iri 5th Anniversary Live ‘2016-2021’” held in Nagoya, Fukuoka, Osaka, and Tokyo, and released a greatest hits album 2016-2020. She was the featured vocalist in the song "Tokyo feat. iri" by RADWIMPS in the band’s 2021 album Forever Daze.
Her 5th album Neon was launched in February, 2022 and on October 13th, she is scheduled, at the time of writing, to perform live in "iri Presents ONEMANSHOW ‘STARLIGHTS’" at Tokyo International Forum’s Hall A making it the biggest scale of live show in her career.