Date of birth : 18th May 1969
Birthplace : Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture
Bloodtype : O
Singer song writer, now living with 3 dogs and 1 cat
|17th Jan.||Artist Ami Ozaki releases the collaboration album “Life Begins at 60”.
Which includes “1 gram No Uta” sung by Ami Ozaki and Noriyuki Makihara.
|28th Feb.||Artist Seiko Matsuda releases the album “SEIKO MEMORIES -Masaaki Omura Works-”.
Which includes “Sakura no Sono -rearrange version-” rearranged by Noriyuki Makihara.
|2nd Mar.||「Makihara Noriyuki Concert 2018 “TIME TRAVELING TOUR” 1st Season」
60 shows in 49 venues, including Tokyo and Osaka additional shows.
|30th Mar.||Launches Voice Service “Side by Side”. It was talked about Makihara’s music.
It distribute on subscription music service “Amazon Music Unlimited”.
|8th Apr.||TV Animation “Layton’s Mystery Detective Agency –Katrielle’s Solution of a Riddle File-”
The ending song of Kana Hanazawa’s Song “Daijoubu” broadcasting began.
Which written by Noriyuki Makihara.
|5th Aug.||Appears on the stage at “Hakase Taro Summer Fes.’18 -50thanks evolution-”
(at Kasai-Rinkai Park Shiokaze No Hiroba)
|3rd Sep.||Songs “Kioku”, “Kioku Strings Version” and “Memories” are featured as
the theme song for NIVEA brand 2018 TV commercials.
|10th Oct.||Releases the 48th single “Kioku”.|
|21st Oct.||Writes a song “Domo Arigato” for the NHK character “Domo Kun” 20th anniversary campaign song.
This song becomes the tie-in ending song to the NHK “Domo NHK”.
|14th Nov.||Releases the concert DVD and Blu-ray 「Makihara Noriyuki Concert 2018 “TIME TRAVELING TOUR” 1st Season」.|
|10th Mar.||「Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2017 “Believer”」
43 shows in 31 venues, including Osaka additional shows.
|10th Mar.||Short animation “BUPPU na MAINICHI” broadcasting began into the Kansai Television program “Mujack”.|
|29th Mar.||Song “Bukiyou Na Seishun Jidai” is featured as the theme song for series of NTT Nishi Nihon (NTT WEST) TV commercials “Shimei wo Mune ni version”, “Hokori wo Mune ni version”, and “Professional version”.|
|31st Mar.||Appears on the supporters’ video for Hiroshima Toyo Carp (Japanese pro baseball team) “Sore Ike Carp/ public figure supporters’ relay”.|
|2nd Apr.||Song “You are what you eat.” is featured as the theme song for JA Bank TV commercials.|
|7th Apr.||Song “Curtain Call” becomes the tie-in theme song to the TOKYO MX “Ashita no SHOW”.|
||Artist Ken Hirai releases the best album “Ken Hirai Singles Best Collection “Utabaka 2””.
Which includes “Ichiban Hajimete no Koibito” written by Noriyuki Makihara.
||Writes a theme song and radio jingles for radio program “BEAMS TOKYO CULTURE STORY”.|
||releases the concert DVD and Blu-ray 「Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2017 “Believer”」.|
||Artist Chieko Mizutani releases the album “Join ga Osuki Desho”.
Which includes “Ai ga Sameta Wakeja Naino” written by “Futaba Mackey Noriyuki”(Noriyuki Makihara).
||Appears on the stage at “Mezase! Sekai Ichi no Christmas Tree Project -Kagayake Inochi no Ki-”|
|23rd Mar.||Simultaneously releases the concert DVD, Blu-ray and DIGITAL ALBUM
「“MAKIHARA NOTIYUKI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT “cELEBRATION 2015”〜Starry Nights〜」.
|15th Apr.||「Who cares？✕ Smile Dog presents～Public Recording＆Fan Meeting@bayfm vol.1」 is held.|
|6th Apr.||Artist Ryoko Moriyama releases the 50th anniversary album “Touch me…”
Which includes “Kono Hiroi Nohara Ippai -50th Anniversary Version- with 50 Friends”.
Makihara participate in this song by singing.
|9th Jul.||Song “Took Took” is featured as the theme song for a “JA Bank” TV commercials.|
|14th Jul.||TV Asahi Thursday 21:00 drama series “Hajimemashite Aishiteimasu.” The theme song of Song “Riyuu” broadcasting began.|
|20th Aug.||Appears on the stage at“Utsubo Park MUSIC FESTA FM COCOLO ～Kaze No Hamming”.
(at Utsubo ParkCenter Court Tokusetsu Kaijyou）
|24th Aug.||Releases the 47th single “Riyuu”.|
||Performs the Japanese national anthem at Nippon Professional Baseball game “Final Stage of the Central League 2016 MAZDA Climax Series”|
||Artist Minami Takahashi releases the first album “Aishitemoiidesuka?”.
Which includes “Kagami yo Kagami” written by Noriyuki Makihara.
||Song “Donnatokimo” is featured as the TV commercial theme song for Otsuka Pharmaceutical “Kenjya no shokutaku Double Support” .|
||Releases the 21st album “Believer” .|
||Appears as a guest on the talk ivent『Lyric Academy Vol.1』 of 『Believer』×『Lyric Speaker』(at Red Bull Studios Tokyo Hall)|
||DVD Release "Makihara Noriyuki Finland music travelogue ～Special Edition～".|
|11th Feb.||Releases the 20th album “Lovable People”.||
|21th Feb||Music Video “Fall” is awarded as SPACE SHOWER MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS BEST VIDEOS TOP 50|
|4th Mar.||DVD Release "Makihara Noriyuki Italy music travelogue ～Special Edition～".|
|14th Mar.||「Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2015 “Lovable People”」
43 shows in 31 venues,including Osaka additional shows.
|30th Mar.||Song “Koero.”
becomes the tie-in theme song to the Kansai Television “Yugata LIVE Wonder”
|10th May.||NHK-BS Premium Sunday 22:00 Drama series“Please Marry My Wife” The theme song of Song "5 minutes" broadcasting began.|
|27th May.||Releases the 46th single “Koero.”.|
|2nd Sep.||Ika Daiou releases the CD “Ika Daiou Taisou Dai2” which includes the Makihara-written song “Ika Daiou Taisou Dai2”.|
|4th Oct.||Launches radio program “Who cares?”. It is broadcasted every Sunday from 17:00 to 18:00 on bayfm78 Radio.|
|21st Oct.||LIVE DVD Release 「Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2015 "Lovable People"」.|
|23rd Oct.||「MAKIHARA NORIYUKI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT “cELEBRATION 2015”～Starry Nights～」
5 shows in 2 venues.
|28th Oct.||Releases the didital album “No.1(2015)”.|
|22nd Nov.||Noriyuki Makihara appears on tv asahi “DREAM FESTIVAL ” .
(at Yoyogi National Stadium Yoyogi Gymnasiums 1)
|23rd Nov.||Song “Ippo Ichie” becomes the tie-in theme song to the tv asahi “Jyun Sanpo”|
|10th Jan.||Writes a song "Kimihe No Ai No Uta" for the theme song to the musical
"Let's Sing a Song of LOVE".
|22nd Jan.||Releases third cover album “Listen To The Music 3”.|
|30th Jan.||Appears on the stage "MUSIC FAIR 2500 times Memorial concert".
（osaka festival hall）
|19th Feb.||DVD Release "Makihara Noriyuki Ireland music travelogue ～Special Edition～".|
|26th Feb.||Releases fortyfourth single“Life Goes On～like nonstop music～”.|
|28th Feb||DVD Release "Makihara Noriyuki Andalusia music travelogue ～Special Edition～".|
|2nd Mar.||"Listen To The Music The Live ～Uta No O☆Mo☆Te☆Na☆Shi"
39 shows in 31 venues,including Yamanashi additional shows.
|2nd Apr.||Artist Miliyah Kato × Shota Shimizu releases the best album “THE BEST”, includes
the Makihara-written song “Sakura Melody”.
|11th May.||Thrown by ceremonial first pitch of "HIROSHIMA TOYO CARP vs. CHUNICHI DRAGONS" of a professional baseball.（at Mazda Stadium）|
|28th May.||Yoshimoto Kogyo releases a music to express the history of the 100th anniversary of Yoshimoto Kogyo "YEAH♪♪～ YOSHIMOTO COVER & BEST～". includes "Chicken rice" Masatoshi Hamada & Noriyuki Makihara & sang by oneself written "LAUGH! LAUGH! LAUGH!" .|
|13th Aug.||Releases the album "EXPLORER" 10th Anniversary Edition.|
|31st Aug.||Appears on the stage at“Sunstar Aura two presents J-WAVE LIVE 2000+14”.(at Yoyogi 1st Gymnasium)|
|13th Sep.||Appears on the stage at“Utsubo Park MUSIC FESTA FM COCOLO ～Kaze No Hamming”.(at Utsubo ParkCenter Court Tokusetsu Kaijyou）|
|24th Sep.||LIVE DVD Release "Listen To The Music The Live ～Uta No O☆Mo☆Te☆Na☆Shi 2014".|
|27th Sep.||Appears on the stage at“Kousetsu Minami Summer picnic LOVE & PEACE" at Osaka Bampaku kinen Park.|
|4th Oct.||Musical documentary movie "LOVE SESSION" is released nationwide.|
|10th Oct.||Performs as a Special guest at the “uP!!!presents MBS Otomatsuri 2014 Opening Party” event held at Osaka Banpaku Kinen Kouen. (at Osaka-Jo Hall)|
|15th Oct.||NTV Wednesday 22:00 drama series“I'm Taking the Day Off.” The theme song of
Song "Fall" broadcasting began.
|6th Nov.||Noriyuki Makihara appears on "DENKA presents J-WAVE LIVE～AUTUMN".
（at Bunkamura Orchard Hall）
|19th Nov.||Releases the 45th single "Fall".|
|20th Feb.||Artist Touko Furuuchi’s Best of Album “and then… ~20th anniversary BEST~” goes on sale.
Includes “Dare Yori Suki Nanoni feat. Makihara Noriyuki”.
|23rd Feb.|| “Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2013 “Dawn Over the Clover Field””
51 shows in 36 venues, including additional Osaka shows on June 1st & 2nd.
|20th Mar.||CD Release
Noriyuki Makihara’s 2nd Concept Best Album.
“Spring songs, Summer songs. ~Whenever.”
A collection of Noriyuki Makihara’s Spring & Summer songs.
|25th Apr.||Noriyuki Makihara appears on
“Atsumare OZAKI ~OSAKA OZAKI NIGHT~” . (at the Orix Theatre)
A tribute live concert event to Yutaka Ozaki.
|7th May||On Air
TV commercial of Suntory “Tennensui” begins.
Singing appearance by Noriyuki Makihara as a role of Blue bird.
|8th May.||Artist Masayuki Suzuki releases a colaboration album “Open Sesame”.
Which includes “THE CODE ~Angou~” written by Noriyuki Makihara.
|16th Jul.||On Air
TV commercial of Suntory “Tennensui” Part 2 begins.
Singing appearance by Noriyuki Makihara as a role of Blue bird.
|11st Sep.||DVD & Blu-ray Release
“Atsumare OZAKI ~OSAKA OZAKI NIGHT”.
A tribute live concert event that was held at the Orix Theatre on April 25th.
|16th Oct.||LIVE DVD Release
“Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2013 “Dawn Over the Clover Field””.
|4th Nov.||On Air
「Life Goes On～like nonstop music～」goes on air as the theme song for Fuji Television’s show “NONSTOP!”.
|22th Nov.||Noriyuki Makihara appears on
“Mackey & Hirito’s Talk Jack ~LIVE JACK SPECIAL ZENYASAI”.
(at the Pulopo Studio)
|23th Nov.||Noriyuki Makihara appears on
“Livejack Special Ⅲ Stories -Songs make you smile-”.
(at the Osaka Municpial Central Gymnasium)
|4th Dec.||Blu-ray Release
“SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “cELEBRATION””.
|4th Dec.||Blu-ray Release
“SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT “cELEBRATION 2005” ～Heart Beat～”.
|Launches Internet radio program
"Noriyuki Makihara's Jingumae Veranda Studio".
Song “Donna Toki Mo.” (Whenever) is featured as the theme song
for Kao Corporation’s “Attack” brand TV commercial.
Song “Furusato (My Hometown)” is featured as the theme song
to a series of Japan Postal Group corporate TV advertisements.
Appears on the stage at “KOBE COLLECTION 2012 SPRING/SUMMER"
as a guest at WORLD HALL.
Artist Masayuki Suzuki releases the Makihara-written single “THE CODE”.
Releases fortysecond single “Koi Suru Kokoro Tachi No Tame Ni”
(For The Hearts In Love) and releases LIVE DVD
“Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2011-12 "Heart to Heart"”
Contributes a cover version of the song “slow ballade”
to the Kiyoshiro Imawano cover album
"KING OF SONGWRITER ～SONGS OF KIYOSHIRO COVERS～／V.A”
Writes a song "Koi Suru Kokoro Tachi No Tame Ni"
(For The Hearts In Love) for the theme song to the musical
"The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince"
Appears on the stage at
"Konosuke Sakazaki's Odaiba folk village Deluxe 2012
the 34th night 15th Aug. We Sing For Peace." at ZEPP TOKYO.
Song "Town Work Noriyuki Makihara sings a solo." is featured
as the theme song for a series of "Recruit" TV commercials.
Song "Yotsuba No Clover" becomes the tie-in theme song of
the Kansai TV and Fuji TV drama "Going My Home"
Releases fortythird single “Yotsuba No Clover”
Appears on the stage at "Oggi 20th Thanks Party"
at Shibuya Hikarie Hall.
"Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana" (The Only One Flower In The World)
wins the JASRAC commendation specially Award for Gold.
Releases a compilation album
"Autumn songs Winter songs~I Don't Want To Fall In Love Anymore"
which includes Noriyuki Makihara's Autumn and Winter songs.
Appears on the stage at "SPACE SHOWER TV
"LIVE with YOU ~Noriyuki Makihara~" produced by SPACE SHOWER TV.
Performs as the secret guest at
“Suntory Ichimannin No Daiku Uta No Aru Hoshi He” at Osaka-Jo Hall.
Releases the nineteenth original album, "Dawn Over the Clover Field"
|Releases Noriyuki Makihara’s tribute album
“Noriyuki Makihara tribute album 'We Love Mackey' ”by various artists.
Nick Carter releases the album “I’m taking off” which includes
the Makihara-written song “Jewel In Our Hearts”.
Appears on the stage at the Makihara tribute concert
“We Love Mackey” at Bunkamura orchard hall.
It is the single CD first in "Buppu label", forty-first single “Ringo No Hana”
(Apple Blossoms) in Circle K sunkus and online store “Tokimeki.com”.
Song “LUNCH TIME WARS ~Shiodome OL version (lie)~ ”
becomes the tie-in theme song to the Nippon Television “Hirunandesu!”
Launches radio program “Yes, I am Makihara”.
It is broadcasted every Saturday from 21:00 to 21:30 on TBS Radio.
Regularly appears on The Fuji Television “New Domoto brother”
every Sunday from 23:15.
“Remember My Name” is unveiled as an insertion song
of Chugai Pharmaceutical“CHUGAI ONCOLOGY
“One day of a certain doctor””original movie.
Simultaneously releases the concert CD and DVD
“NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT “cELEBRATION 2010”~Sing Out Gleefully!~ Supported by BEAMS”.
Song “Remember My Name” become the “Canser campaign”
theme song of the Mainichi Broadcasting news program “VOICE”.
Releases it is the original album first in "Buppu label",
eighteenth album “Heart to Heart”.
Appears on the stage at “GIRL’S FACTORY 11” as a secret guest
at ZEPP TOKYO.
Appears on the stage at “The Konosuke Sakazaki’s Odaiba folk village de luxe 2011 32nd night” at ZEPP TOKYO.
The concert “Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2011-12
“Heart to Heart”” launches.
After a two-year absence from touring, launches
“Makihara Noriyuki Concert Tour 2011-12“Heart to Heart”
with 43 shows in 29 cities, including additional shows
in Akita on October 16th,in Miyagi December 23th and 24th,
in Osaka December 23th and 24th and 25th,in Tokyo January 21th.
The tour continues until January 29th.
Releases the music video compilation DVD
“Noriyuki Makihara Clip Collection 2007-2010”.
"Holding Hands" written by Noriyuki Makihara joins in "project：
Holding Hands" for bringing a smile back to every one.
The song “Donna Toki Mo. (Whenever) caramel ver.” is featured as the TV Commercial song for Morinaga"Morinaga milk caramel"brand.
“Fuyu Ga Hajimaru Yo (Winter Is Coming) 2012” is featured as the Campaign song for SAPPORO BREWERIES “SAPPORO Winter’s Tale”.
Contributes a cover version of the song “Aki No Kehai” to the Kazumasa Oda cover album “Kotoba Ni Dekinai～ODA KAZUMASA BEST COVERS～”
9th, 10th Oct.
|Releases two greatest-hits compilation albums
”Noriyuki Makihara 20th Anniversary ‘Best LOVE’” and
”Noriyuki Makihara 20th Anniversary ‘Best LIFE’.”
Song “Mugen No Kanata He ~To infinity and beyond~”
(Go to infinity and beyond) becomes the tie-in theme song to the Bee TV mobile-service drama “30 Haken Onna Ga Shushoku Suru Houhou
(How A 30-Year Old Temporary Staff Woman Lands A Real Job).
Performs at the WOWOW sponsored graduation event
“Sotsugyou No Uta (Graduation Songs) ’10 ~songs for tomorrow~”at Nakano Sunplaza.
Song “Sunao” (Honest) is featured as the theme song for a series of East Japan Railway Company TV commercials, “MY FIRST AOMORI,” to commemorate the opening of the Shinkan-sen (Bullet Train) station Shin-Aomori.
Song “Viola ha Utau” (Viola Is Singing)” is featured as
the monthly children’s song from June to July on the NHK children’s program “Minna No Uta” (Song For Everyone).
Song “Shiawase No Kagi Wo Mune Ni” (The Key To Happiness Is
Inside Of Me) is featured as the TV commercial theme to a series of
Tostem Corporation “Eyeful Home” TV commercials.
Releases seventeenth album “Fuan No Naka Ni Te Wo Tsukkonde”
(Reach Into The Anxieties)
Kadokawa Marketing publishes the book
“Bessatsu (An Additional Volume) Kadokawa Souryoku Tokusyuu (Collective Feature Articles) Makihara Noriyuki” to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Makihara’s debut as recording artist.
SMAP releases the album “We are SMAP!,” which includes the Makihara-written song “Love & Peace Inside?”
Performs as a surprise guest at the “FM802 MEET THE WORLD BEAT 2010” event held at Osaka Banpaku Kinen Kouen (EXPO’70 Commemorative Park).
Performs at the “Kounosuke Sakazaki's Odaiba Folk-Mura (Village) Deluxe
The 28th Night” held at ZEPP TOKYO.
Artist Ayumi Hamasaki releases the single “L”, which includes the
Makihara-written song “Sweet Season.”
Makes regular appearance on the radio show “Kakijin Legend”,
broadcast Wednesday nights from 18:00 to 22:00 on TBS Radio until March 30th, 2011
Performs 2-day concert “NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT "cELEBRATION 2010"～Sing Out Gleefully！～Supported by BEAMS” at Osaka-Jo Hall.
Performs 2-day concert “NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT "cELEBRATION 2010"～Sing Out Gleefully！～Supported by BEAMS” at the Nippon Budokan.
Song “Ringo no Hana” (Apple Blossoms) is featured as the theme song
for a series of East Japan Railway Company TV commercials,
“MY FIRST AOMORI,” to commemorate the opening of the Shinkan-sen (Bullet Train) station Shin-Aomori.
Tokyo FM Publishing publishes the book “Chikyuu Ongaku (The Earth Music) Library Makihara Noriyuki”, a comprehensive compilation of data covering Makihara’s twenty years in music.
Song “Furusato (My Hometown)” is featured as the theme song to a series of Japan Postal Group corporate TV advertisements.
Launches personal record label “Buppu Label.”
Makihara’s Buppu Label releases its first digital single “Ringo No Hana” (Apple Blossoms).
|After a three-year absence from touring, launches “Noriyuki Makihara
Long Distance Delivery Tour 2009” with 35 shows in 20 cities,
including additional shows in Osaka on March 25th and 26th and
in Tokyo on May 6th. The tour continues until May 31st.
Performs at the “FM OSAKA Kaikyoku 40th Anniversary Premium
E-Tracks Live @ Osaka-Jo Hall” to commemorate the 40th anniversary
of FM Osaka.
Writes the song “Kami-sama Demo Erabe Nai” (Even God Can’t Choose)
for Japanese female TV broadcasting duo Early Morning.
Releases fortieth single “Mugen No Kanata He ~To infinity and beyond~”
(Go to infinity and beyond.)
Performs with classical conductor Yutaka Sado, together with
a full orchestra and chorus, at Osaka-Jo Hall’s “Suntory Ichimannin No Daiku” (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony With 10,000 People).
Launches fan-club only 2-day Christmas concert
“Makihara Noriyuki Christmas Concert ~PLAY for PRAY~ ‘09”
at Tokyo International Forum Hall A.
|Releases the concert DVD “Noriyuki Makihara In Concert
‘LIVE IN DOWNTOWN’.”
Appears at the bowel cancer awareness event
“BRAVE CIRCLE LIVE 2008.”
Releases thirty-eighth single “Firefly ~ Boku Ha Ikiteiku”
(Firefly ~ I Will Live On).
Artist Sachiko Kobayashi releases the Makihara-written single
“Kanashimi No Tobari (The Curtain Of Sandness)”.
Appears and performs at the concert event
“Live R35 － Mou Ichido Tsuma To Utaou” (Live R35 － Let’s Sing Again
With Your Wife) held at Tokyo Kokusai Forum Hall A
(Tokyo Internation Forum Hall A), with an additional performance
on March 12th.
Appears at the “Mujack” music program sponsored live event
“Livejack vol.2” held at Nanba Hatch.
Produces the campaign song “Boku No Ima Iru Yoru Ha” (The Night
I’m Living In Tonight) for radio station FM802. The song is
broadcast exclusively on FM802.
Releases the music video compilation DVD “Boku Ga Ichiban
Hoshikatta Mono (What I Wanted The Most)
－ Makihara Noriyuki / Mihatsubai (Unreleased) Video Clips.”
Song “LOVE LETTER” is featured as the theme song for a series of
NTT Higashi Nihon (NTT EAST) TV commercials.
Releases thirty-ninth single “WE LOVE YOU.”
French artist Cle´mentine releases the album “Chocolats et Sweets”,
with Makihara contributing the title song to the album.
Performs on an outdoor stage of Umino-nakamichi Seashore Park
for the “HIGHER GROUND 2008” event.
Performs at the National Bihoku Hills Park “SETSTOCK ‘08” event.
Song “Fuyu Ga Hajimaru Yo” (Winter Is Coming) is featured as the
TV commercial theme song for Sapporo Brewies’
“Sapporo Fuyu Monogatari” (Sapporo Winter’s Tale) brand of beer.
Artist Fujii Fumiya releases the new album “F’s KITCHEN”, which includes
the Makihara-written song “Chaku-Melo” (Ringtone.)
Artist Motohiro Hata releases the album “ALRIGHT”. Makihara contributes
on chorus to the song “Boku No Ima Ir Yoru Ha with Makihara Noriyuki”
(The Night I Am Living In Tonight w/Makihara Noriyuki).
Performs at the Kansai TV sponsored “Livejack Special Stories
－Drama×Songs－” special event held at Osaka-Jo Hall.
Releases sixteenth album “Personal Soundtracks.”
Song “Kimi No Ushiro Sugata” (The View Of You From Behind) is featured
as the TV commercial theme song for Kao Corporation’s “Attack” brand.
Performs the 2-day Christmas concert “Noriyuki Makihara
Christmas Concert ’08 ~PLAY for PRAY~”
at Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall.
|Writes the song “Hikari (The Light) ~Anata Wo Wasure Nai” (Never Forget You) as the theme song to the Japan-South Korea collaboration movie
“Anata Wo Wasure Nai” (Never Forget You). The song is included
in the film’s original motion picture soundtrack.
Artist Rimi Natsukawa releases the Makihara-written single
“Furusato (My Hometown)”.
Releases the compilation album “Noriyuki Makihara Songs from L.A.”,
a cover album of Makihara’s songs by top L.A. based artists and
Song “Donna Toki Mo. ~New Version” (Whatever. ~New Version) is
featured as the theme song for a series of NTT Higashi Nihon (NTT EAST)
Releases the compilation album “Noriyuki Makihara Songs from N.Y.”,
a cover album of Makihara’s songs by top N.Y. based artists and
Produces the song “LAUGH! LAUGH! LAUGH!” for the comedy event
“LIVE STAND 07”
Song “GREEN DAYS” becomes the tie-in theme song of the Fuji TV drama
“Ushi Ni Negai Wo‐Love & Farm‐” (When You Wish Upon A Cow‐Love & Farm‐.)
|－Summer / Moves from Toshiba EMI to avex entertainment－|
|Releases thirty-sixth single “GREEN DAYS.”
Japanese pop group Every Little Thing releases the single “Koi Wo Shiteiru” (I’m In Love) / Fuyu Ga Hajimaru Yo (Winter Is Coming) feat. Makihara Noriyuki”. The group covers Makihara’s fourth single, “Fuyu Ga Hajimaru Yo” (Winter Is Coming) with Makihara contributing on chorus.
Releases fifteenth album “Kanashimi Nante Nanno Yaku Nimo Tatanaito Omotte Ita” (I Never Had Any Use For Sadness).
Releases thirty-seventh single “Akai Muffler” (Red Muffler)/
”Ogenki De!” (Take Care).
Performs the Japanese national anthem at the Japan American Football Championship game “JAPAN X BOWL 2007”
After a 16-year absence, appears and performs on the TV program ”Kouhaku Uta Gassen” (NHK Year-end Grand Song Festival.)
|Japanese Hip Hop group HOME MADE Kazoku (HOME MADE Family) releases “Salvia No Tsubomi (Salvia Flower Bud) / You’ll Be Alright w/ Makihara Noriyuki,” with Makihara contributing on chorus.
Song “Tooku Tooku (Far, Far Away) ~’06 Version” is featured as the theme song for a series of NTT Higashi Nihon (NTT EAST) TV commercials.
Releases thirty-fifth single “Honno Sukoshi Dake (Just A Little Bit) feat. KURO from HOME MADE Kazoku (HOME MADE Family).”
Releases fourteenth album “LIFE IN DOWNTOWN.”
Song “Itsutsu No Moji” (Five Letter Words) becomes the tie-in theme song of the Fuji TV morning news show “Mezanew.”
Contributes a cover version of “Jitensha De Oide” (Come By On Your Bicycle) to the Akiko Yano compilation album “Hajimete No Yano Akiko” (Yano Akiko For The First Time).
Makihara’s fourteenth album “LIFE IN DOWNTOWN” sells
more than 26,000 copies by March 13th. Makihara
becomes ORICON chart’s biggest-seling solo-male album artist with
lifetime album sales of 10,896,000 copies.
Releases on CD and DVD “NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT ‘cELEBRATION 2005’ ~Heart Beat~.”
Song “Boku Ga Ichiban Hoshikatta Mono” (What I Wanted The Most) is featured as the theme song for a series of NTT Higashi Nihon (NTT EAST) TV commercials.
Song “Amagasaki No Yozora Wo Miagete (Look Up At The Night Sky In Amagasaki)” becomes the ending theme of the TV variety program
“Sanma No Manma”.
Launches “CONCERT TOUR 2006 ‘LIVE IN DOWNTOWN’ ” with 34 shows
in 20 cities lasting until June 18th.
Japanese pop duo CHEMISTRY releases the Makihara-written single
“Yakusoku No Basho” (Where We Pomised To Meet). Makihara contributes to the chorus and hand-clapping of the song.
Contributes a cover version of “JUST THE WAY YOU ARE” to the Billy Joel tribute album “WANNA BE THE PIANO MAN.”
|Travels to Thailand to shoot the BS-Asahi TV show “Super Seat” which is broadcast on March 19th.
Releases thirty-third single “Akenai Yoru Ga Kuru Kotoha Nai” (The Nights Which Have No End Never Come).
Writes the song “Unchaka” for the NTV-sponsored “GO! SHIODOME Jamboree Unchaka♪” event.
Releases second cover album “Listen To The Music 2.”
Contributes a cover version of the song “Happy Xams (War Is Over)” to the John Lennon tribute album “HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN.”
Song “Kokoro No Compass” (The Compass In My Heart) becomes the tie-in theme song to the TV Asahi television drama “Onna Keiji Mizuki － Kyoto Rakusaisho Monogatari” (Female Police Officer Mizuki － Kyoto Rakusaisho Police Station Story)
Artist Misato Watanabe releases the Makihara-written single “Tomato.
Launches the “NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT ‘cELEBRATION 2005’ ~Heart Beat~” with 8 shows in 4 cities lasting until November, 11th.
Gentosha publishes the lyric-compilation book “Uta No Kiroku” (Song History).
Releases thirty-fourth single “Kokoro No Compass” (The Compass In My Heart).
|Contributes a cover version of the song “Forget-Me-Not” to the Yutaka Ozaki tribute album “’BLUE’ A TRIBUTE TO YUTAKA OZAKI.”
Appears on-stage at the Yutaka Ozaki tribute live event at Shibuya AX.
|－Spring / Moves from Warner Music Japan to Toshiba EMI－|
2nd 3rd Apr.
|Releases thirty-first single “Yasashii Uta Ga Utaenai” (I Can’t Sing A |
Launches the concert “NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘cELEBRATION’” at Osaka-Jo Hall.
Launches a 2-day concert “NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘cELEBRATION’” at the Nippon Budokan.
Releases thirty-second single “Boku Ga Ichiban Hoshikatta Mono”
(What I Wanted The Most).
Contributes cover versions of the songs “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and
“Good Vibrations” to the Beach Boys tribute album
“BEACH BOYS BEST OF TRIBUTE.”
Releases the DVD “THE NIGHT A TRIBUTE TO YUTAKA OZAKI” which features Makihara’s performance from the April 22nd live tribute event at Shibuya AX.
Releases thirteenth album “EXPLORER.” Album debuts at #1
on the ORICON album chart.
Releases cross-label compliation album “COMPLETELY RECORDED”
which features all of Makihara’s previously released singles.
Album debuts at #2 on the ORICON album chart.
Launches “CONCERT TOUR 2004 ‘EXPLORER’ ” with 35 shows in 26 cities. Tour ends on November 24th.
Gentosh publishes the book “Makihara Noriyuki No Hon”
(Makihara Noriyuki’s Book), written by Hitomi Matsuno.
Collaborates with Japanese comedic-duo Downtown
and releases the Christmas single “Chicken Rice.”
Releases CD and DVD of “NORIYUKI MAKIHARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘cELEBRATION’”, which is a recording of the July 3rd “cELEBRATION” concert at the Nippon Budokan.
|Launches “CONCERT TOUR 2003 ’’Honjitsu Ha Seiten Nari” |
(It’s Sunny today) with 30 shows in 25 cities. The tour ends on April 24th.
Releases twenty-eighth single “Wow.”
Releases twenty-ninth single “Kimi No Namae Wo Yonda Ato Ni”
(After Calling Your Name).
Releases thirtieth single “Good Morning!”
Publishes first book of poetry, “Makihara Noriyuki Sishuu” (Poetry Book) through Pengin Shobou (Penguin Publishing).
Writes song “THE GIFT” for English pop-group BLUE. Song included
on the Japanese release of the group’s third album “Guilty.”
Launches a 2-day concert “Smile Dog presents ~Makihara Noriyuki
Special Live Utai Mau! Miwaku No Maihama Futsuka Kan
(Sing And Dance! Enchanted 2-days In Maihama)~” at Tokyo Bay NK Hall.
Artist Masayuki Suzuki releases the Makihara-written single “Boy,
I’m Gonna Try So Hard.
Plays with drummer Murakami “Ponta” Shuichi on the Tatsuro Yamashita-
written song “LOVE SPACE” for Murakami’s album “MY PLEASURE.”
|Releases the compilation-album ”Song Book ‘1997~2001’”
which includes single tracks and title-songs from albums released
between 1997 and 2001.
Sony Magazines publishes the book “Utau Makihara Noriyuki” (Singing Noriyuki Makihara) written by Nobuaki Onuki.
Launches “NORIYUKI MAKIHARA CONCERT TOUR 2002~Home Sweet Home~” with 13 shows in 9 cities. Makihara’s first concert tour
in three years runs until March, 16th.
Releases first live album “‘THE CONCERT’ CONCERT TOUR 2002~Home Sweet Home~.”
Releases twenty-fifth single “Ame Nimo Makezu” (Won’t Lose To The Rain).
Artist SMAP releases the album “SMAP015/Drink! Smap!”
which includes the Makihara-written song “Sekai Ni Hitotsu Dake No Hana”
(The Only One Flower In The Wolrd).
Releases twenth-sixth single “Hanabi No Yoru” (Fireworks At Night).
Releases twenty-seventh single “Kore Ha Tada No Tatoe Banashi Ja Nai”
(This Is Not Just Some Kind Of Analogy).
Releases twelfth album “Honjitsu Ha Seiten Nari” (It’s Sunny Today).
|Releases twenty-third single“Momo” (Peach)..
Releases twenty-fourth single “Are You OK?”
Releases eleventh album “Home Sweet Home.”
|24th May.||Releases the double-album “10.Y.O. ~THE ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION~” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his artist debut. The 150,000 copy limited-edition album includes one disc of three special mixes and previously released singles, and one mega-mix disc.|
Moves from Sony Music Entertainment and returns to Warner Music Japan－
|Releases tenth album “Taiyou” (The Sun).
Releases the singles compilation-album “SINGLE COLLECTION ~Such a Lovely Place 1997-1999~”
|Releases compilation album “SMILING GOLD ~THE BEST & BACKING TRACKS~” which includes 15-tracks selected from the three “SMILING” greatest-hits albums as well as the Karaoke-versions of those tracks.
Joins with major bread-maker PASCO to create the “DANCEHALL” line of bread. Makihara supervises all aspects of the brand, including flavor, packaging design and brand-naming.
Releases twenty-second single “Hungry Spider.”
Releases ninth album “Cicada.”
|Launches “GEORGIA PRESENTS Noriyuki Makihara CONCERT TOUR ’98 ‘’Where is the LOVELY PLACE? ” with 19 shows in 16 cities lasting until February 27th.
Releases nineteenth single “Ashioto” (The Sound Of Footsteps).
“’SMILING’ ~THE BEST OF NORIYUKI MAKIHARA” wins the Japan Gold
Disc Award 1998 for “Pop Album of the Year.”
Launches first arena-class concert tour “GEORGIA PRESENTS Noriyuki Makihara CONCERT TOUR ’98 ‘It’s a LOVELY PLACE!’~Haru da! Sakura da! Makihara kun Matsuri!!(Spring! Cherry Blossoms! Makihara’s Festival!!)~ ” with 7 shows in 5 cities lasting until April 30th.
Releases special greatest-hits album “‘SMILING 3’ ~THE BEST OF
NORIYUKI MAKIHARA~”, which includes newly arranged and
Releases twentieth single “HAPPY DANCE.”
Produces the single “Name Of Love” for artist Kazuo Teranishi, which includes the song “SPY” released as the Makihara’s twelfth single.
Releases first cover-album “Listen To The Music.”
Releases twenty-first single, “STRIPE!”
Launches first Christmas tour “Alpen Presents Noriyuki Makihara Christmas Concert ’98 ~PLAY for PRAY~” with shows at Tokyo Kokusai Forum Hall A (Tokyo International Forum Hall A).
Launches “CONCERT TOUR ’97 ‘UNDER YOUR UNDERWEAR’ ”
with 10 shows in 10 cities lasting until January, 30th.
|－Spring / Moves from WEA Music to Sony Music Entertainment. －|
| Participates in Yuzo Kayama’s tribute album “60 CANDLES.”
Covers the song “Oyome Ni Oide” (Come To Be My Bride) for the album.
Releases first greatest-hits album “‘SMILING’ ~THE BEST OF NORIYUKI MAKIHARA~.” The album achieves sales of over 1.9 Million copies
in the six and a half years following its release.
Releases the music video collection
“‘SMILING’ ~THE VIDEO COLLECTION~.”
Releases seventeenth single “Sunao” (Honest).
Releases second greatest-hits album, the ballad-collection
“‘SMILING 2’ ~THE BEST OF NORIYUKI MAKIHARA~.”
Releases eighteenth single “Montage.”
Releases eighth album “Such a Lovely Place.”
First greatest-hits album “‘SMILING’ ~THE BEST OF NORIYUKI MAKIHARA~” wins the Japan Gold Disc Award for “Pop Album of the Year.”
| Releases thirteenth single “Secret Heaven.”
This is Makihara’s first English-language single and is released as
a 12cm CD from Makihara’s own record label “River Way.”
This is Makihara’s first single in over one year and eight months and
includes remix versions by top London-based recording artists.
Releases fourteenth single “COWBOY.” This becomes
Makihara’s second English-language single.
Releases sixth album
"ver.1.0E LOVE LETTER FROM THE DIGITAL COWBOY."
This is Makihara’s first all English-language album.
Releases remix album “LOVE CALLS FROM THE DIGITAL COWGIRL” on both CD and LP formats. The album contains remixes by top International and Japanese artists.
Releases fifteenth single “Dou Shiyoumo Nai Boku Ni Tenshi Ga Orite Kita” (An Angel Came To Good-For-Nothing Me).
This is Makihara’s fist Japaanese language single in
over two years and a month.
Releases seventh album “UNDERWEAR.”
This is Makihara’s first Japanese language album in over two years.
Releases sixteenth single “Mada Ikiteru Yo” (I’m Still Alive).
|Releases eleventh single “Futatsu No Negai” (Two Wishes).
Releases twelfth single “SPY.”
Releases fifth album “PHARMACY.”
Launches “CONCERT TOUR ’94-’95 － WELCOME TO MY ‘PHARMACY’” with 56 shows in 30 cities, including 6 days at Tokyo Kousei Nenkin Kaikan (Tokyo Welfare Pension Culture Service Center). Tour attracts a total audience of over 150,000.
|Simultaneously releases seventh single “Kanojo No Koibito” (Her Lover)
and concert video “Kimi Ha Boku No Takaramaono (You Are My Treasure)
Launches “CONCERT TOUR ’93 － Kimi Ha Boku No Takaramono”
(You Are My Treasure) with 39 shows in 37 cities. Tour ends on July 25th
at Tokyo Kousei Nenkin Kaikan Hall
(Tokyo Welfare Pension Culture Service Center).
Launches radio program “Makihara Noriyuki’s HITACHI CLOSE TO YOU.”
Program is broadcast every Sunday afternoon from 13:00 to 13:30
across the 30-station affiliate JFN network.
Releases eighth single “No. 1.”
Releases ninth single “Zuru Yasumi” (Playing Hooky).
Launches “CONCERT TOUR ’93-’94 － SELF PORTRAIT” with 43 shows
in 34 cities, including 5 days at Tokyo Kousei Nenkin Kaikan
(Tokyo Welfare Pension Culture Service Center). Tour attracts a
total audience of over 100,000.
Releases fourth album “SELF PORTRAIT.” Album debuts at #1
on the ORICON album chart and becomes Makihara’s second consecutive
Million-Selling album with sales of over 1.2 Million copies.
Releases tenth single “Yuki Ni Negai Wo”
(When You Wish Upon The Snow).
|Launches "'92 STOVE LEAGUE TOUR” with shows in 13-cities across |
Japan and total attendance of over 18,000, with the final show
at Shibuya Koukai Dou on February 21th.
Third single “Donna Toki Mo.” (Whenever.) wins the Japan Gold Disc Award
for the “Best Five Singles of 1992.” The song is also selected as
the march song for the
Spring National Invitational High-School Baseball Tournament.
Releases fifth single “Mou Koi Nante Shinai”
(I Don’t Want To Fall In Love Anymore).
Releases third album “Kimi Ha Boku No Takaramono” (You Are My Treasure). Album becomes Makihara’s first Million-Selling album.
Launches “CONCERT TOUR ’92 － Kimi Ha Boku No Takaramono”
(You Are My Treasure) with 36 shows in 32 cities and an total audience of
over 70,000. Tour ends on December 3rd at Tokyo NHK Hall.
Releases sixth single “Kitakaze ~Kimi Ni Todoki Masu You Ni”
(Northern Breeze ~With Hopes That It Will Reach You).
|Releases second single "ANSWER."|
Launches “Mini Live Tour 91” with 35 shows in 22 cities.
The piano-accompaniment only tour lasts until October 20th,
with the final show at Osaka Miyako Event Hall.
Releases third single “Donna Toki Mo.” (Whenever.).
Third single "Donna Toki Mo." (Whenever.) tops the ORICON singles chart.
Launches first full-band, major venue concert tour "Boku Wa Kokoni
Imasu" (I Am Here) with dates in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.
Releases second album
"Kimi Ha Dare To Shiawase Na Akubi Wo Shimasu Ka"; (Who Do You Want To Yawn
Third single ";Donna Toki Mo."; (Whenever.) crosses
the 1 Million mark in sales and goes on to sell over 1.9 Million copies
Launches radio program ";Makihara Noriyuki No All Night Nippon";
which airs until September, 1992.
Hosts radio program “MUSIC GUMBO” on FM 802. Show airs until March 27th, 1994.
Releases fourth single “Fuyu Ga Hajimaru Yo” (Winter Is Coming).
Makes an appearance on Japan’s two most popular year-end music programs, “Nihon Record Taisho” (The Japan Record Awards) and “Kohaku Uta Gassen” (NHK Year-end Grand Song Festival).
Receives the Grand Prix award
and wins the “Ten-Thousand Jury” prize at the AXIA MUSIC AUDITION ’89.
Performs in public for the first time at the WEA MUSIC Domestic Music convention
held in Tokyo (Tokyo Harajuku Quest Hall) and Osaka (Osaka IMP Hall).
Releases first single "NG" and debut album "Kimi Ga Warau Toki Kimi No Mune Ga Itamanai Youni"
(For Your Heart Not To Hurt When You Smile).