Heartsdales

Heartsdales was a Japanese-American hip pop duo composed of sisters Yumi Sugiyama (杉山ユミ, Sugiyama Yumi) and Emi Sugiyama (杉山エミ, Sugiyama Emi), known by their stage names Rum and Jewels, respectively.

Yumi was born on December 17, 1981 and Emi on December 4, 1976 in Tokyo, Japan. Their family moved to the Yonkers area of New York right after Yumi was born, due to their father's job as an interior designer. In 1995, the family moved back to Japan, and Yumi attended Tama Art University and Emi attended Keio University.

In summer 2001, Yumi and Emi appeared on the TV audition program Asayan after sending in a demo. They won the competition, and landed a contract with Avex Entertainment. They adopted the name "Heartsdales" as a reference to the hamlet of Hartsdale, New York.

They released their first album, Radioactive, in 2002 under Avex Record's sublabel Cutting Edge. Their first single, "So Tell Me," was ranked 6th on the Oricon music rankings. Since then, they released 6 albums and 14 singles. Artimage is Heartsdales' management office, who also manages other Japanese hip-hop artists such as M-Flo and Double.

On June 22, 2006, Heartsdales announced on their official website that they were going to split up to pursue new endeavors. Yumi now lives in New York City and has started a design studio, "Studio Yumi," and attends the Parsons The New School for Design. Emi lives in Tokyo.

Yumi announced on her blog that she gave birth to her son weighing 7.7 pounds (3.5 kg) on June 25, 2010.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Heartsdales - Sugar Shine 2003 CD, Album
No Image Heartsdales - 冬 Gonna Love ♥ 2006 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video
Heartsdales - The Legend 2006 CD, Compilation
Heartsdales - Shining 2005 CD, Single
Heartsdales - Heart Attack 2: The Remixes 2005 CD, Compilation, Copy Protected
Heartsdales - So Tell Me 2002 Vinyl, 12"
No Image Heartsdales - 冬 Gonna Love ♥ 2006 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Heartsdales - Ultra Foxy 2006 CD, Album, Copy Protected
Heartsdales - Ultra Foxy E.P 2006 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Heartsdales - Hey DJ! 2005 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Heartsdales - Radioactive 2002 CD, Album
Heartsdales - Heart Attack 3-The Remixies & Video Clips 2006 CD, Album, DVD, Album
Heartsdales - Heart Attack! ~The Remixes&Video Clips~ 2004 CD, Compilation, Copy Protected, DVD, DVD-Video
Heartsdales - Super Star E.P. 2005 Vinyl, 12"
No Image Heartsdales - 冬 Gonna Love ♥ 2006 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video
Heartsdales - That's Why / So Tell Me (DJ Hasebe Remix) 2002 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Heartsdales - Super Star 2005 CD, Album, Copy Protected
Heartsdales - Baby Shine / Girls Don’t Cry 2002 Vinyl, 12"
Heartsdales - The Legend 2006 CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, DVD
No Image Heartsdales - Angel Eyes 2005 CD, Maxi-Single
Heartsdales - The Legend 2006 CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, DVD

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