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Alisa Ueno
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Born December 21, 1989 (1989-12-21) (age 31)
Tokyo, Japan

Alisa Ueno (植野有砂, born December 21, 1989) is a Japanese singer, disk jockey, model, fashion designer, businessperson and internet personality based in Tokyo. She is best known for featuring on the Sofi Tukker song "Best Friend" alongside Nervo and the Knocks.


Ueno started her DJ career in 2009, while she was a university student.

She has acted in giant summer beach music festivals like Electric Zoo and giant domestic music festival like Electrox, and also she has acted in big night clubs in Japan and overseas. Other than her main act performances, she performed opening acts for Nervo (NO.1 female DJ on DJ Mag Top 100), Afrojack, Diplo and Lil Jon. She also worked with well-known artist like Steve Aoki and Charli XCX.

In 2015, she joined Nervo's "Hey Ricky (featuring Kreayshawn, Dev and Alisa)" as a featuring artist and debuted worldwide as a singer.

From 2016 she was selected as Night Ambassador of Shibuya 3 years in a row, and she was also selected as the life of party for Japanese dance music scene.

In 2017, she joined a tour for world-famous samurai guitarist Miyavi as a back DJ, and she performed at many music festivals and parties. Including her performances at worldwide fashion brand Fendi and beauty brand Yves Saint Laurent Beaute events she performs more than 120 times a year.

She joined Sofi Tukker’s song "Best Friend (feat. Nervo, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno)". This song which she joined as a songwriter and featuring artist was on Top 100 US (Hot 100) single chart for 5 weeks in a row. She is the 8th Japanese person and 3rd Japanese solo female artist of all time to be on this record. Furthermore, " Best friend (feat. Nervo, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno)" was used as global TV commercial song of Apple "iPhone X", global underwear brand Triumph’s TV commercial song, and for soundtrack of the video game "FIFA 18" and also was used as background music for the movie "Ocean's 8" and so on. In addition, the song was number 1 on iTunes Dance chart for 26 countries, and it was number 1 on Japanese Shazam chart.



Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Hey Ricky"
(Nervo featuring Kreayshawn, Dev and ALISA)
2015 Collateral
"Best Friend"
(Sofi Tukker featuring Nervo, the Knocks and Alisa Ueno)
2017 10 61 86 13 45 1 2 81 Treehouse
"Is That It"
(Alisa Ueno & Vigiletti)
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