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Bitter & Sweet
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Bitter & Sweet promoting "Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai Shoot"
General Information

Origin

Japan

Genre(s)

J-pop

Years active

2013–present

Label

UP-FRONT WORKS UP-FRONT WORKS (label), PICCOLO TOWN

Associated Acts

LoVendoЯ, Love Bitter EX

Website

http://bittersweet-official.com/

Members

Tasaki Asahi
Hasegawa Moemi

Bitter & Sweet (pronounced as ビタースウィート; Bittersweet) is a Japanese pop duo under UP-FRONT CREATE, consisting of Tasaki Asahi and Hasegawa Moemi.

MembersEdit

HistoryEdit

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Bitter & Sweet, October 2016

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Bitter & Sweet, December 2015

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Bitter & Sweet, February 2015

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Bitter & Sweet, September 2014

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Bitter & Sweet, March 2014

2013Edit

In the December 13 episode of UF LICKS, soloist Tasaki Asahi announced that she would be placed in a new two-member unit.[1][2] On December 20, Hasegawa Moemi was announced as her new partner.[3]

In the December 27 episode of UF LICKS, it was revealed that the unit had already begun recording their first song, and the name of their unit was announced to be Bitter & Sweet.[4]

Bitter & Sweet performed for the first time on December 31 at the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.[5]

2014Edit

On March 19, Bitter & Sweet released their first indies DVD single, "Bitter & Sweet / Install", under the UP-FRONT WORKS label.

From April 15 to July 24, Bitter & Sweet was the supporting act for the LoVendoЯ LIVE TOUR 2014 SprinteЯ ~Bitter&Sweet~.

On September 3, they released their second indies DVD single, "Darenimo Naisho / Gesshoku".

2015Edit

On February 11, Bitter & Sweet released their third indies single, "Ren'ai WARS / Koigokoro".

On April 3, they began broadcasting their own radio show titled Bitter & Sweet no POP'n Music on FM Nagasaki.[6]

From May 10 to 17, they held their first solo live, Bitter & Sweet 1st SHOWCASE.

On August 16, they held their second solo live, Bitter & Sweet 2nd SHOWCASE.

On November 23, it was announced the Bitter & Sweet would form the collaborative unit Love Bitter EX with LoVendoЯ band members Okada Marina, Uozumi Yuki, and Miyazawa Marin.[7] The unit would hold a live tour in spring 2016.

On December 23, Bitter & Sweet released their first mini album #Bitasui on the first day of Bitter & Sweet 3rd SHOWCASE.

2016Edit

On July 24, they held the Bitter & Sweet SUMMER LIVE 2016 ~Natsu no Atsusa ni, vitamin sweet! Bitasui~ at Harujuku La Donna.[8]

Bitter & Sweet's weekly radio show Bitter & Sweet no POP'n Music ended on September 30.[6] It was replaced on October 4 by Bitter & Sweet no GOLDEN SOUNDay♪ on FM PORT.[9]

On December 10, they held the Bitter & Sweet WINTER LIVE 2016 ~Hyouri Ittai~ at Harujuku La Donna.[10]

2017Edit

On February 18, during the Bitter & Sweet LIVE 2017 ~Hikari~ at AOYAMA RizM, the duo announced they would make their major debut on May 17 with the single "Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai Shoot" under the PICCOLO TOWN label.[11]

DiscographyEdit

Mini Albums
  1. [2015.12.23] #Bitasui

Indies Singles
  1. [2014.03.19] Bitter & Sweet / Install (DVD Single)
  2. [2014.09.03] Darenimo Naisho / Gesshoku (DVD Single)
  3. [2015.02.11] Ren'ai WARS / Koigokoro
Major Singles
  1. [2017.05.17] Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai Shoot

WorksEdit

InternetEdit

RadioEdit

  • [2015–2016] Bitter & Sweet no POP'n Music (Bitter&SweetのPOP'n Music)
  • [2016–] Bitter & Sweet no GOLDEN SOUNDay♪ (Bitter&SweetのGOLDEN SOUNDay♪)

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "LovendoЯツアー、田﨑あさひからのお知らせ、石川梨華、城太郎ライブ他(12/13/2013)#44" (in Japanese). UF LICKS (via YouTube). 2013-12-13.
  2. "お知らせ" (in Japanese). Tasaki Asahi Official Blog. 2013-12-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "田﨑あさひのユニットパートナーが登場!、保田圭、中島卓偉、城太郎ライブ他(12/20/2013)#45" (in Japanese). UF LICKS (via YouTube). 2013-12-20.
  4. "LoVendoЯツアー最終日映像!スタジオに中島卓偉!田﨑あさひ・長谷川萌美ユニット名発表!他(12/27/2013)#46" (in Japanese). UF LICKS (via YouTube). 2013-12-27.
  5. "カウントダウンにカウントダウン!" (in Japanese). Hasegawa Moemi Official Blog. 2013-12-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "FM長崎「Bitter&SweetのPOP'n Music」終了のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet. 2016-10-06.
  7. "LoVendoЯ&ビタスイ、5人編成のライブツアー開催" (in Japanese). natalie. 2015-11-23.
  8. "2016年7月24日 「Bitter & Sweet SUMMER LIVE 2016 ~ 夏の暑さに、vitamin sweet! #ビタスイ ~」に関するお知らせ♪​動画を公開!" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2016-07-22.
  9. "Bitter & Sweet レギュラーラジオ番組決定!!" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2016-09-14.
  10. "『2016年12月10日「Bitter & Sweet WINTER LIVE 2016 ~表裏一体~」に関するお知らせ♪』動画を公開!" (in Japanese). Bitter & Sweet Official Site. 2016-12-06.
  11. "Bitter & Sweet、5月17日メジャーデビュー発表!「今なんか言ったら泣く」田﨑あさひは感涙" (in Japanese). Girls News. 2017-02-18.

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