Yamazaki Aoi make her debut with an album titled “Tsunagaru” on August 22nd. Yamazaki Aoi is an 18-year-old college student from Sapporo. When she was 16 years old, she took both first place and the special judges’ prize in the YAMAHA-sponsored talent search “The 3rd Music Revolution“. AKB48’s producer Akimoto Yasushi, who participated as a judge in the contest, had nothing but praise when asked about the young singer. “The quality of her music, and her wording is especially wonderful,” he said enthusiastically.