Thelma Aoyama (青山テルマ), born on October 27, 1987 in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan is a Japanese pop and R&B singer.|
When she was ten years old she began to sing and discovered gospel music. At twelve she moved to Los Angeles with her family, two years later they returned back to Japan; this time moving to Tokyo where she attended the American School in Japan and received voice training. Currently, Aoyama is studying at Sophia University in Tokyo.
Aoyama first release in the music industry was a collaboration single with DS455 in June 2007, which broke the top fifty. She debuted with ONE WAY three months later, which peaked in the top one hundred of the Oricon chart. A few weeks later she was featured on a single by SoulJa called ここにいるよ feat. 青山テルマ. The single was a long charting hit despite only reaching #6. It has sold over 100,000 copies.
Aoyama released an answer song in early 2008, そばにいるね feat. SoulJa. It reached the #1 position on Japan’s Oricon charts and sold over 450,000 compact discs. In September 2008, the Guinness World Records certified the song as “the best selling download single in Japan” for the number of full-track downloads.