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Nakashima Ami (中島麻未), better known by her stage names Ami and Dream Ami, is a Japanese pop singer and performer. She is a former member of the girl groups Dream and E-girls.

She made her solo debut on July 29, 2015 with the single "Dress wo Nuida Cinderella", using the stage name Dream Ami.

Biography

Early Life

Ami was born on May 11, 1988 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Prior to debuting as a singer, Ami attended CALESS vocal and dance school.

2002-2011

On July 7, Nakashima was announced as one of the new members of dream, joining alongside Takamoto Aya, Ai Risa, Yamamoto Sayaka, Nishida Shizuka and Abe Erie.

In 2005, Ami was part of the unofficial duo a☆girls, which recorded and performed "Tsuioku no Heroine", a cover of 80's idol duo Wink's song at Girl's BOX concerts with soloist Kayo Aiko.

In 2008, with DRM changing their name to Dream, Nakashima started to use her given name romanized, Ami, as stage name.

On December 28, 2011, she debuted as member of E-girls, having a concurrent position between the group and Dream.

2014

In January, she was announced to be the new Dream leader.

In April, she participated on the line-up of the unit DANCE EARTH PARTY, participating on the single "PEACE SUNSHINE" alongside the Dream members. She also participated on DANCE EARTH's project Changes.

2015

On May 11, day of her 27th birthday, it was announced her solo debut with the single "Dress wo Nuida Cinderella" as Dream Ami. The single was released on July 29.

2016

On April 20, she released her second solo single "Try Everything". The song was used as theme song for the Japanese airing of the movie Zootopia. Ami also dubbed Gazzele on the movie.

On October 19, she released her third single "Lovefool -Suki Datte Itte-".

2017

On March 22, she released her fourth single "Hayaku Aitai". The song is her first self-written single.

On June 5, with the reformulation of E-girls as E.G.family, she announced to be leaving Dream and E-girls after the E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~ concerts in July to dedicate herself as a soloist.[1]

On July 12, she released her fifth single "Kimi no Tonari".

On July 16, at the last E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~ concert, it was announced her first studio album Re: Dream, released on October 4.[2] It was also announced her first solo tour Dream Ami 1st. Live Tour 2017 ♡ Re: Dream, that went through the month of November.[3]

2018

On April 18, she released her sixth single "Amaharu". The single includes a footage of her first tour held on November 21 in Tokyo.

On September 7, she released the digital single "NEXT". The song was used as ending song for the Netflix animation movie Next Robo.

On October 24, Ami released her seventh single "Wonderland". The song was used as theme song for the movie Ozland Egao no Mahou Oshiemasu.

2019

From February 22 to May 25, she participated of E.G.family's first tour E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~.

On March 13, she released her eighth single "Good Goodbye". The song was pre-released on January 30.

On August 6, it was announced that Dream Ami would cover Koda Kumi's song "Koi no Tsubomi" for the drama Busu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru 2019, which stars E-girls/Flower member Sato Harumi and EXILE/Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS member NAOTO.[4] The song was be released as a digital single on September 17.[5]

2020

On February 10, she announced her first apparel brand Amithing.[6]

On February 22, Ami announced she got married with the architect Handa Yuto.[7]

On March 5, she released her first style book Amithing.

Discography

Main article: Dream Ami/Discography
Main article: List:Dream Ami Discography Featured In

Albums

  1. [2017.10.04] Re: Dream

Singles

  1. [2015.07.29] Dress wo Nuida Cinderella
  2. [2016.04.20] Try Everything
  3. [2016.10.19] Lovefool -Suki Datte Itte-
  4. [2017.03.22] Hayaku Aitai
  5. [2017.07.12] Kimi no Tonari
  6. [2018.04.18] Amaharu
  7. [2018.10.24] Wonderland
  8. [2019.03.13] Good Goodbye

Digital Singles

  1. [2019.01.30] Good Goodbye
  2. [2019.09.17] Koi no Tsubomi

Pre-released Digital Singles

  1. [2015.07.15] Dress wo Nuida Cinderella
  2. [2016.04.15] Try Everything
  3. [2018.09.07] NEXT

Collaborations/Others

  • [2013.09.18] SPICY CHOCOLATE - Shibuya RAGGA SWEET COLLECTION 3 (#2 FREE FREE!! feat. HAN-KUN & Ami (Dream / E-girls))
  • [2015.08.09] tofubeats - POSITIVE feat. Dream Ami
  • [2017.10.25] Various Artists - Thank You Disney (#5 Kagayaku Mirai)

Concerts/Tours

Tours
  1. [2017.11.09-2017.11.29] Dream Ami 1st. Live Tour 2017 ♡ Re: Dream

Concerts Featured In

Works

Music

Music Video Appearances

Publications

Photobooks

Gallery

Main article: Ami/Gallery

Trivia

  • She was Dream's youngest member and the one with the highest voice.
  • Former Representative Number: 05
  • Former Representative Color: Yellow
  • Favorite Animal: Killer whales
  • Favorite Food: Chocolate, Fried potatoes, Dumplings,
  • Hobbies: Work, Watching Movies
  • Charm Point: Smile
  • Shortcoming: Has a strange 'serious face'
  • Dream: Filial piety
  • She revealed that her blonde hair is her trademark.

Honorary Titles

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Shizuka

Leader of Dream
January 2014 – July 2017

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
Erie

Longest serving member of Dream
(alongside Shizuka and Aya)
2014 – July 2017

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
Hasebe Yu

Youngest Member of Dream
July 7, 2002 – July 16, 2017

Succeeded by
Last

References

  1. 応援してくださっているみなさんへ。
  2. 1stアルバムタイトル&発売日決定! Dream Ami 「Re: Dream」
  3. Dream Ami 1st Live Tour 2017 ♡ Re:Dream 初の単独ソロ・ツアー開催決定‼
  4. 9/17(火)より配信 FODオリジナル連続ドラマ『ブスの瞳に恋してる 2019』に佐藤晴美が出演決定&主題歌はDream Ami新曲『恋のつぼみ』に決定!!
  5. 【Dream Ami】ドラマ『ブスの瞳に恋してる 2019』主題歌 『恋のつぼみ』9/17(火)配信リリース決定!ジャケ写解禁!
  6. Dream Amiの初のプロデュースブランド「Amithing」ECサイト限定で予約受付開始!
  7. Dream Ami's message to people who always support her

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Albums 1. Re: Dream
Singles 1. Dress wo Nuida Cinderella · 2. Try Everything · 3. Lovefool -Suki Datte Itte- · 4. Hayaku Aitai · 5. Kimi no Tonari · 6. Amaharu · 7. Wonderland · 8. Good Goodbye
Digital Singles 1. Good Goodbye · 2. Koi no Tsubomi
Featured Songs POSITIVE
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. Re: Dream
Concerts Featured In E-girls: E-girls LIVE TOUR 2016 "E.G. SMILE" · E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~
E.G.family: E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
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Former Members
Dream Sayaka · Erie · Shizuka · Aya · Ami
Happiness MIMU · Sugieda Mayu · MIYUU · Kawamoto Ruri
Flower Mizuno Erina · Muto Chiharu · Ichiki Kyoka · Fujii Shuuka · Shigetome Manami · Nakajima Mio
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Discography
Albums Studio Albums 1. Lesson 1 · 2. COLORFUL POP · 3. E.G. TIME · 4. E.G. CRAZY · 5. E.G. 11
Best Albums 1. E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST-
Other Albums "E.G. TIME" non-stop mix Mixed by DJ Erie · HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM · E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~ SET LIST
Singles Singles 1. Celebration! · 2. One Two Three · 3. Follow Me · 4. THE NEVER ENDING STORY · 5. CANDY SMILE · 6. Gomennasai no Kissing You · 7. Kurukuru · 8. Diamond Only · 9. E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS- · 10. Odoru Ponpokorin · 11. Highschool♡love · 12. Mr.Snowman · 13. Anniversary!! · 14. Dance Dance Dance · 15. Merry×Merry Xmas★ · 16. E.G. summer RIDER · 17. Pink Champagne · 18. Go! Go! Let's Go! · 19. Love ☆ Queen · 20. Kitakaze to Taiyou · 21. Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta · 22. Pain, pain · 23. Cinderella Fit · 24. Bessekai
Digital Singles 1. JUST IN LOVE · 2. My Way · 3. Perfect World · 4. EG-ENERGY · 5. So many stars
Other Singles Limited Collection
Video Releases Live Concerts 1. E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~ · 2. E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~
Concerts / Tours
Tours 1. COLORFUL LAND · 2. COLORFUL WORLD · 3. E.G. SMILE · 4. E.G. 11 · 5. PERFECT LIVE 2011▶2020
Concerts E-girls LIVE 2015 at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN · E.G.EVOLUTION
Concerts Featured In EXILE: EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~
EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~ · HiGH&LOW THE LIVE
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Former Members EXILE ÜSA · EXILE TETSUYA · Dream Shizuka
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Albums 1.
Singles 1. Inochi no Rhythm · 2. PEACE SUNSHINE · 3. BEAUTIFUL NAME · 4. DREAMERS' PARADISE · 5. NEO ZIPANG ~UTAGE~ · 6. POPCORN
Digital Singles 1. To The World · 2. HEART OF A LION · 3. WAVE · 4. HAPPiLA
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Dream · EXILE · EXILE THE SECOND · Crystal Kay · Sandaime J Soul Brothers · GENERATIONS
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