Saturday, April 19, 2008

Jero-Jerome Charles White

This single is Jero's first release (Feb.2008) and by two months, the sales has reached a whooping 200,000 CD.

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Jero (born Jerome Charles White, Jr. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 4, 1981) is an American-born Japanese enka singer. His maternal grandmother was Japanese. He is the first black enka singer in Japanese music history.

Jero majored in information science at University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 2003, and moved to Japan in the same year. Two months after arriving in Japan, he entered the NHK Nodo Jiman competition broadcast on TV.

His first single, Umiyuki (海雪, Umiyuki-literally Ocean Snow), was released in Japan on February 20, 2008. It entered the Oricon charts at number 4.

African-American people and their cultures are extremely popular among young Japanese, so many are hoping that he will be able to spark interest in enka in the younger generation.

He held a concert on February 20, 2008 in Shibuya, a popular hangout for young people.


1 comment:

  1. Pertama kali saya nampak dia menyanyi dalam Music Station. Tak sangka,mula-mula ingatkan "spoof" shj, rupanya betul dia menyanyi. Mesti neneknya gembira dia sekaranf popular dan mempopularkan Enka kan?