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Lovelys
Lovelys-RioSakiAlbum
Lovelys promoting "RioSaki"
General Information

Former Names

Lovelys!!!! (2013-2016)

Origin

Osaka, Japan

Genre(s)

J-pop

Years active

2013–present

Label

UPG Record

Associated acts

Yes Happy!

Members

Current
Miyazaki Rio (2013-)
Yagi Saki (2014-)
Former
Kokoro (2013-2016)
Sayaka (2013-2016)

Lovelys (pronounced as ラブリーズ), formerly stylized as Lovelys!!!!, is a Japanese pop duo managed by UP-FRONT KANSAI.

MembersEdit

Current Members
Former Members
  • Kokoro (こころ; Pink[2]) (Graduated September 25, 2016)
  • Sayaka (さやか; Orange[2]) (Graduated September 25, 2016)

HistoryEdit

UPK-Lovelys-Oct2016

Lovelys, October 2016

UPK-Lovelys-Jan2015

Lovelys!!!!, January 2015

2013Edit

In 2013, as a result of their joint lives together, UP-FRONT KANSAI formed Lovelys!!!! with soloist Miyazaki Rio and Yes Happy! members Kokoro and Sayaka.[3] While in the group, Kokoro and Sayaka continued their Yes Happy! activities, and Miyazaki also continued her solo activities.

2014Edit

On June 17, during the group's Ustream program Lovelys!!!!TV, it was announced that Yagi Saki had been added to the group as a fourth member after she had successfully passed the UP-FRONT KANSAI audition.[4]

On December 31, Lovelys!!!! performed as the opening act for both parts of the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2014 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ in Osaka.[5]

2015Edit

On April 22, Lovelys!!!! released a full album, titled Hello!girls!! -Maido Lovelys!!!! Desse-.

2016Edit

On April 20, it was announced that Kokoro would take a break from Lovelys!!!! due to her poor health and would solely concentrate on Yes Happy! activities. From May onwards, Lovelys!!!! would continue as three members.[6]

On July 24, Lovelys!!!! performed as the opening act for the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER ~Rainbow Carnival~ concert in Osaka.[7]

On August 5, they performed in the TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016.[8]

On August 9, Kokoro resumed Lovelys!!!! activities. However, she and Sayaka announced their graduation from the group on September 25 to focus on Yes Happy! activities, which Lovelys!!!! would then become a duo.[3]

On October 22, Lovelys!!!! held their first live as only two members.[9] The live was joint with Up Up Girls (Kari) and also had Yes Happy! as the MCs.

On November 3, the duo announced at an event they would be renamed as "Lovelys" without the exclamation marks.[10]

Lovelys performed as the opening act for the Morning Musume '16 Concert Tour Aki ~MY VISION~ on November 23 and for the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~ on November 26.[11]

On December 31, Lovelys performed "OH YEAH" in the second part of the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.[12]

2017Edit

On February 18 and 19, Lovelys performed as the opening act for the Hello! Project 2017 WINTER ~Kaleidoscope~ concerts.[13]

On July 15 and 16, they performed as the opening act for the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concerts in Osaka.[14]

On September 25, Lovelys will release their first album, titled RioSaki.[15]

On October 7 and November 18, they will perform as the opening act for the Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2017 Aki ~We are MORNING MUSUME~.[16]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  1. [2017.09.25] RioSaki
Full Album

TriviaEdit

  • The group's mascot is a plush animal described as "the child of an axolotl and a rabbit" named Upagi (うぱぎ) that belongs to Yagi Saki. Upagi also has its own Twitter account.

ReferencesEdit

External LinksEdit

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