Lovelys, October 2016
Lovelys (pronounced as ラブリーズ), formerly Lovelys!!!!, is a Japanese pop duo managed by UP-FRONT KANSAI.
- Current Members
- Former Members
- Kokoro (こころ; Pink) (Graduated September 25, 2016)
- Sayaka (さやか; Orange) (Graduated September 25, 2016)
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. While in the group, Kokoro and Sayaka continued their Yes Happy! activities, and Miyazaki also continued her solo activities.
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.
On December 31, Lovelys!!!! performed as the opening act for both parts of the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2014 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ in Osaka.
On April 22, Lovelys!!!! released their first full album, titled Hello!girls!! -Maido Lovelys!!!! Desse-.
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.
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.
On November 3, the duo announced at an event they would be renamed as "Lovelys" without the exclamation marks.
On December 31, Lovelys performed "OH YEAH" in the second part of the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.
- [2015.04.22] Hello!girls!! -Maido Lovelys!!!! Desse-
- 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.
- ↑ UP-FRONT KANSAI TALENT (in Japanese).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Lovelys!!!!メンバー紹介" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT KANSAI Channel (via YouTube). 2015-09-05.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Lovelys!!!!に関する大事なお知らせ" (in Japanese). Yes Happy! Official Blog. 2016-08-09.
- ↑ "Lovelys!!!!" (in Japanese). Miyazaki Rio Official Blog. 2014-06-27.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/543398505520181249
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/755606857570324480
- ↑ "ミュージックJパーク" (in Japanese). Miyazaki Rio Offical Blog. 2016-10-22.
- ↑ "11/3 Lovelys!!!!→Lovelys" (in Japanese). Miyazaki Rio Official Blog. 2016-11-03.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/798543489201905664
- ↑ https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/806341722519183360
- ↑ "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.