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Music Group supercell Holds Auditions for Next Album

posted on by Egan Loo
Earlier albums had Hatsune Miku vocals, Bakemonogatari/Naruto/Cencoroll songs

The musical group supercell began holding auditions on Wednesday for a guest vocalist on the group's third album. The winner will follow in the figurative footsteps of the virtual Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku and the human singer nagi, who performed on supercell's first and second albums, respectively.

The composer Ryo emphasized that the group is not concerned with the guest vocalist's gender or age, nor is the group concerned about whether the candidates enter themselves or are recommended by others. Instead, the main criteria is singing talent.

The group rose to fame with songs submitted to the Nico Nico Douga video site with synthesized Hatsune Miku vocals. The group then made its debut on a major label with the August 2009 single "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari," which became the ending theme song for the Bakemonogatari anime. The Naruto Shippūden and Cencoroll anime also used supercell songs. The group's second album, Today Is a Beautiful Day, ranked #3 on Oricon's weekly album sales ranking chart in March.

More recently, Toyota began using supercell's "The World Is Mine feat. Hatsune Miku" song for an online commercial campaign in the United States this month. The same song went on sale on the American iTunes Store and rose onto the store's top 10 singles chart for world music.

The guest vocal auditions will runs from May 25 to June 19.

Source: Oricon

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