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Studio album by AKB48
Released January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)
Recorded 2015–2016
Genre J-pop
Label You, Be Cool! / King
Producer Yasushi Akimoto
AKB48 chronology
0 to 1 no Aida
Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake wo Shitteiru

Thumbnail(サムネイル) is the eighth studio album by Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It will be released on 25 January 2017. [1] This album features the singles "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby", "High Tension", as well as "365 Nichi no Kamihikouki", the main theme from NHK's Asadora series, Asa ga Kita . This is the last album to feature long-time member and former AKB48 Team A Haruna Kojima.

Japanese idol

An idol is a young starlet manufactured and marketed for image, attractiveness, and personality in Japanese pop culture. In entertainment, idols are primarily singers, but they are also trained in a wide range of roles, such as acting, modeling, and appearing in variety shows.

AKB48 Japanese idol group

AKB48 are a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara area in Tokyo, where the group's theater is located. The group includes 134 members as of December 2018, aged from their early teens to their mid-20s. AKB48's producer, Yasushi Akimoto, wanted to form a girl group with its own theater and performing daily so fans could always see them live. This "idols you can meet" concept includes teams which can rotate performances and perform simultaneously at several events and "handshake" events, where fans can meet group members. Akimoto has expanded the AKB48 concept to several sister groups in China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, with an upcoming group announced for India.

Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby single by AKB48

"Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby", is the 42nd single by the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. It was released in Japan on December 9, 2015. As of February 22, 2016, it has sold 1,041,763 copies. It was number-one on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart and was also number-one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100.


Track listing

Thumbnail – Side A
1."Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby"Yoshifumi Kōchi 4:40
2."365 Nichi no Kamihikouki" Toshikazu Kadono, Hiroki Aoba  4:40
3."Kimi wa Melody"you-meAKB48 ft. Graduated Members4:42
4."Tsubasa wa Iranai"Makoto Wakatabe 4:35
5."Love Trip"Haruyuki8th Sousenkyo Senbatsu Members5:50
6."Shiawase wo Wakenasai"Michihiko Yanai8th Sousenkyo Senbatsu Members4:50
7."Hikari to Kage no Hibi"Shūtarō Katagiri 4:28
8."High Tension"Satori Shiraishi 3:48
9."Ano Hi no Jibun"  4:09
10."Get you!"Yūsuke Itagaki Sashining Musume 3:45
11."Tanjobi TANGO"  4:20
12."Coin Toss"  3:41
13."Hibiwareta Kagami"  4:31
14."Ayamachi"  Sayaka Yamamoto featuring Junichi Inagaki 4:51
Side B
1."Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby"4:40
2."365 Nichi no Kamihikouki"4:40
3."Kimi wa Melody"4:42
4."Tsubasa wa Iranai"4:35
5."Love Trip"5:50
6."Shiawase wo Wakenasai"4:50
7."Hikari to Kage no Hibi"4:28
8."High Tension"3:48
9."Ano Hi no Jibun"4:09
10."Aokusai Rock"3:54
11."Runner's High"3:50
12."Dakara Kimi ga Sukina no ka?"4:20


Graduated Members

Haruka Shimazaki Japanese idol, former member of idol group AKB48, actress

Haruka Shimazaki is a Japanese singer, actress, and former member of the Japanese idol group AKB48. She was in Team A. She graduated from the group in 2016.

Minami Takahashi Japanese idol

Minami Takahashi is a Japanese singer, tarento and former member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48 under Team A. She became the first General Director of AKB48 and its sister groups. In an interview with Nippon Television in June 2010, AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto described her as the "eldest daughter of the 48 sisters". She is commonly part of the main lineup for the AKB48 singles. She is a member of the AKB48 sub-group no3b, along with AKB48 member Minami Minegishi and ex-member Haruna Kojima.

Yuko Oshima Japanese actress and singer

Yuko Oshima is a former member of Japanese idol girl group AKB48, of which she was the captain of Team K. She is also a member of the AKB48 subunit Not Yet. In addition to the singles that involved the rock-paper-scissors tournaments, she sang on the title tracks for all of AKB48's singles since "Aitakatta" in October 2006. She placed among the top two of the annual AKB48 general elections from 2009 to 2013.


Morning Musume Japanese girl group

Morning Musume '19, formerly simply Morning Musume and colloquially referred to as Momusu, are a Japanese female idol group, holding the second highest overall single sales on the Oricon charts as of February 2012, with the Oricon record of most top ten singles with an amount of 64, and they have sold over 21 million copies in Japan alone.

Junichi Inagaki is a Japanese popular music singer.

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