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Lovelys
UPK-Lovelys-Oct2016
Lovelys, October 2016
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 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-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 their first 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 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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10]

On December 31, Lovelys performed "OH YEAH" in the second part of the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.[11]

2017Edit

On February 18 and 19, Lovelys performed as the opening act for the Hello! Project 2017 WINTER ~Kaleidoscope~ concerts.[12]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

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

  1. UP-FRONT KANSAI TALENT (in Japanese).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Lovelys!!!!メンバー紹介" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT KANSAI Channel (via YouTube). 2015-09-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lovelys!!!!に関する大事なお知らせ" (in Japanese). Yes Happy! Official Blog. 2016-08-09.
  4. "Lovelys!!!!" (in Japanese). Miyazaki Rio Official Blog. 2014-06-27.
  5. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/543398505520181249
  6. "Lovelys!!!!メンバーこころに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Yes Happy! Official Blog. 2016-04-20.
  7. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/755606857570324480
  8. "ミュージックJパーク" (in Japanese). Miyazaki Rio Offical Blog. 2016-10-22.
  9. "11/3 Lovelys!!!!→Lovelys" (in Japanese). Miyazaki Rio Official Blog. 2016-11-03.
  10. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/798543489201905664
  11. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/806341722519183360
  12. "Hello! Project 2017 WINTER オープニングアクトのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-01-25.

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