Girl Next Door (band)

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Girl Next Door
OriginJapan
Genres
Years active2008–2013
Labels Avex Trax
Website girlnextdoor.jp
Past membersChisa
Daisuke Suzuki
Yuji Inoue

Girl Next Door was a Japanese pop musical trio that debuted in 2008 on the Avex Trax label. The band consists of vocalist Chisa, guitarist Yuji Inoue and Daisuke Suzuki on keyboard. On September 3, 2013, the group's fifth anniversary, the band formally announced plans to dissolve Girl Next Door within the year. [1] Their final performance as a group was held at SHIBUYA-AX on December 8, 2013.

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History

Girl Next Door was formed in March, and subsequently made their official debut in September 2008. Originally a dancer in the Kansai area, Chisa entered the Avex Artist Academy in 2005, and met Daisuke Suzuki (keyboardist) who was a respectable songwriter. Chisa and Suzuki recorded many demo tracks which eventually caught the eye of Avex CEO, Max Matsuura. Yuji Inoue(Guitarist) then joined the two, and Girl Next Door was formed and debuted with their 1st single: " Gūzen no Kakuritsu " (偶然の確率) in September 2008.

Chisa was born on November 16, 1985 and grew up in Hyōgo Prefecture. Her full name is Chisa Maekawa (前川 千紗). Girl Next Door's debut single, "Gūzen no Kakuritsu", was placed online on several sites from May 29, 2008. As of July 2008, there were two million views. Over a period of three months from their debut, they have released three singles. On December 24, 2008, they released their self-titled debut album including songs from the three singles. On December 22, 2008, the band's official fanclub "Next Door" opened.

The band's fifth single "Infinity" was released on June 10, 2009. It is also the theme song for the 2009 Spring TV show Atashinchi no Danshi and became their first No. 1 single on Oricon weekly single charts. [2] They also sang the OP song of the game Tales of VS. using the song "Be Your Wings". The trio released their 6th single "Be Your Wings/Friendship/Wait for You" on August 5, 2009. It was their first triple A-side single.

On January 20, 2010, they released their second album Next Future including songs from the four singles and became their first No. 1 album with the first week sales of around 56,000 copies on Oricon weekly album charts. [3] [4]

Discography

Singles

ReleaseTitleOricon Singles ChartsBillboard Japan ChartsLegal Downloads
(all formats)
Album
Peak PositionsSalesHot 100Hot AirplayHot Singles
DailyWeeklyMonthlyYearlyDebutOverall
2008/09/03" Gūzen no Kakuritsu " (偶然の確率))331712531,02558,137111- Girl Next Door
2008/10/08" Drive away/Shiawase no Jōken " (Drive away/幸福の条件)331821821,08133,474111-
2008/11/19" Jōnetsu no Daishō/ESCAPE " (情熱の代償/ESCAPE)132125,11730,884111-
2009/04/15"Seeds of Dream"231719325,26934,266111- Next Future
2009/06/10"Infinity"111413930,64147,598111-
2009/08/05"Be your wings/FRIENDSHIP/Wait for you"341919121,80134,354333-
2009/11/25"Orion"893931516,33822,993162310-
2010/06/16"Freedom"4948-8,85812,015182312- Destination
2010/10/13"Ready to Be a Lady"6834-9,13812,972111411-
2010/12/22" Unmei no Shizuku ~Destiny's Star~/Hoshizora Keikaku " (運命のしずく~Destiny's star~/星空計画)"47484629,38613,487103511-
2011/04/13"Silent Scream"121548-5,7167,056191916-
2011/09/07"Dadapara!!" (ダダパラ!!)1623--4,6225,282384835- Agaruneku!
2011/10/19"Rock Your Body"1921---4,286739328-
2011/11/16"Boogie-woogie Night" (ブギウギナイト)2233--2,8833,32876-42-
2012/05/30"Signal"1731--3,2113,60090---Life of Sound
2012/09/19"All My Life"1840--1,560---59-
2013/02/27"Standing for You"----

Albums

ReleaseTitleOricon Singles ChartsLegal Downloads
(all formats)
Peak PositionsSales
DailyWeeklyMonthlyYearlyDebutOverall
2008/12/24 Girl Next Door 13335171,165212,844
2010/01/20 Next Future 1159056,43691,138
2011/04/27Destination352926316,39324,545
2011/12/28Agaruneku!919--5,5238,271
2012/03/07Single Collection1326--4,1564,156
2013/03/13Life of Sound------

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References

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