Sayuri (さユり, born June 7, 1996 in Fukuoka) is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter, affiliated with Yamaha Music.


Sayuri began composing music during her second year of junior high school.[3] In 2012, she was awarded the Grand Prix at the finals of the fifth Music Revolution, a competition sponsored by Yamaha Music.[4] Afterwards, she became active as an indie artist. She adopted the name Sanketsu Shōjo Sayuri (酸欠少女さユり, lit. "Hypoxia Girl Sayuri") which is symbolic of her calling herself a 2.5-dimensional parallel singer-songwriter.

She held her first solo live in March 2015 at Tsutaya O-nest in Tokyo. Later that year, Sayuri made her major debut at 19, performing the ending theme song for Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace.[5]



YearTitlePeak chart positionRelease date
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[6]Billboard Japan[7]
2015"Mikazuki" (ミカヅキ, "Crescent Moon")2035August 26, 2015
2016"Sore wa Chiisa na Hikari no You na" (それは小さな光のような, "It Is Like A Small Light")1715February 24, 2016
2016"Ru-Rararu-Ra-Rurararu-Ra-" (るーららるーらーるららるーらー, "Ru-Rararu-Ra-Rurararu-Ra-")TBATBAJune 24, 2016

Awards and nominations

The following table lists out some of the most important awards received by the artist.

YearCeremonyAwardNominated workResult
2012Yamaha Music's 5th Music Revolution[4]Grand Prix"るーららるーらーるららるーらー"Won
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award[8]Won