|Also known as||Yukidon|
|Born||August 28, 1979|
|Origin||Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan|
|Labels||Teichiku, Zetima, Rice Music|
|Associated acts||Akagumi 4, Salt5, H.P. All Stars|
Yuki Maeda(前田 有紀Maeda Yuki, born August 28, 1979 in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan) is a former Japanese enka singer within Hello! Project. She started her career under the enka record label Teichiku in 2000 with her debut single "Naki Usagi", but did not have any charting singles in Japan until she signed with Up-Front Works and their label Zetima in 2003. In mid-2004 she was transferred to another Up-Front Works' label, Rice Music.
Kōchi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the south coast of Shikoku. The capital is the city of Kōchi.
Enka (演歌) is a popular Japanese music genre considered to resemble traditional Japanese music stylistically. Modern enka, however, is a relatively recent musical form, while adopting a more traditional musical style in its vocalism than ryūkōka music, popular during the prewar years.
Hello! Project is the umbrella name for all-female recording artists and groups under the Japanese idol entertainment company Up-Front Promotion, a subsidiary of Up-Front Group.
The following CDs are released by Teichiku, Zetima, and Rice Music.
Zetima (ゼティマ) is a Japanese record label owned by Up-Front Works, a Japanese entertainment management company. The label is handled by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Outside Japan the label is most famous for releasing music by several participants in Hello! Project, the most famous of these being Morning Musume. Former Zetima acts include Michiyo Heike, Minimoni and Naomi Tamura.
Rice Music is a Japanese record label owned by Up-Front Works, a Japanese entertainment management company. The label is handled by King Records. The label tends to focus on enka or enka-inspired pop music.
|#||Title||Release date||Peak rank|
|1||" Naki Usagi "(鳴きうさぎ)||April 12, 2000||–|
|2||" Tokyo You Turn "(東京 You ターンTōkyō You Tān)||January 1, 2001||–|
|3||" Tokyo, Yoimachigusa "(東京, 宵町草。)||February 21, 2002||–|
|4||" Tokyo Kirigirisu "(東京きりぎりす)||July 16, 2003||#134|
|5||" Sarasara no Kawa "(さらさらの川, "The River of Rustling")||January 1, 2004||#130|
|6||" Nishishinjuku de Atta Hito "|
(西新宿で逢ったひと, "The People Who Met in Nishinshinjuku")
|September 29, 2004||#83|
|7||" Omae no Namida o Ore ni Kure "(お前の涙を俺にくれ)||July 26, 2006||#182|
|8||" Ai Ai Daiko "(相愛太鼓)||September 26, 2007||#119|
|9||" Kenchana: Daijōbu "(ケンチャナ～大丈夫～)||February 25, 2009||#118|
|10||"Mianeyo: Gomennasai"(ミアネヨ ～ごめんなさい～)||April 7, 2010||#106|
|11||"Pusan-hatsu"(釜山発)||May 25, 2011||#130|
|1||Maeda Yuki Zenkyoku-shū: Kenchana(前田有紀 全曲集 ～ケンチャナ～)||September 9, 2009|
|2||Pusan-hatsu: Kankoku Series Best(釜山発 ～韓国シリーズベスト～)||November 22, 2011|
Yuko Nakazawa is a Japanese pop and enka singer, and actress, best known as one of the original members of the all-female J-pop group Morning Musume. She is also a member of Japanese pop group Dream Morning Musume.
The Hello! Project shuffle units were an annual event in the Japanese idol collection Hello! Project between 2000 and 2005. Members of existing Hello! Project groups and soloists were shuffled into three separate units for a season-long collaboration. Shuffle units formed between 2000 and 2002 released separate singles with A-side tracks of different styles but follow a common theme. Because of the nature of their releases, these units compete against each other to see which unit can sell the most singles. However, songs of the participating units in 2003 and 2005 were released together as an extended play or album and, therefore, the sales competition between units stopped. No shuffle units were formed in 2004 because the then-current Hello! Project groups and soloists formed a single unit called H.P. All Starts instead.
Coconuts Musume was a group from Hello! Project that was formed and promoted as the "girls from Hawaii." After nine years, the group officially disbanded when Ayaka Kimura graduated from Hello! Project.
Maeda is a Japanese surname. An archaic romanization includes Mayeda. It can refer to:
Chichūkai Label is a Japanese record label owned by Up-Front Works, a Japanese entertainment management company, and is handled by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Japan. The label specializes in releasing music inspired by the music of some of the countries by the Mediterranean Sea, most prominently France, Italy and Greece, or even cover versions of songs from those countries.
Atsuko Maeda is a Japanese singer and actress known for her work in the Japanese idol group AKB48. Maeda was one of the most prominent members in the group, and placed first among all AKB48 and sister group candidates in the group's general 2009 and 2011 elections, and second in the 2010 election. She also appeared on many of its album covers. On March 25, 2012, she announced her graduation from AKB48; it was held on August 27. She has since continued with a solo singing and acting career.
"Meguru Koi no Kisetsu" is the second major single from the Japanese pop group Cute, released on July 11, 2007 on the Zetima label. The limited edition features a DVD with the PV.
"Love Namidairo" is a song recorded by Japanese singer Aya Matsuura for her debut studio album, First Kiss. It was released as the album's third single on September 5, 2001, through Zetima.
Buono! were a Japanese girl group part of the Hello! Project collective, consisting of members Momoko Tsugunaga and Miyabi Natsuyaki from Berryz Kobo, and Airi Suzuki from Cute. Their vocals are backed by the band Dolce, which formerly went under name Busters! in 2008. Buono! was formed in 2007 initially to produce the opening and ending theme songs to the anime Shugo Chara! After the show's end, they moved to the Zetima label and continued releasing songs until their disbandment in 2017.
Yuki Kashiwagi, is a member of the Japanese idol girl groups AKB48, NGT48 and a former member of NMB48. She auditioned for AKB48 on December 3, 2006, and is now a member of AKB48's Team B and NGT48's Team NIII. She was previously the captain of Team B before she was replaced by Ayaka Umeda as the captain. She was also a member of AKB48 sub-group French Kiss. Her talent agency is Watanabe Productions. Her nickname is Yukirin.
Yuuka Maeda is a former Japanese pop idol singer, and was one of the four founding members of S/mileage. She retired from S/mileage, Hello! Project and Up-Front Agency on December 31, 2011.
Irori Maeda is a Japanese pop singer and former member of the Japanese idol group AKBN0. She is a former Hello Pro Egg member. She joined Hello! Project in 2006 as a member of Hello! Pro Egg. In 2011, she left Hello Project for AKBN0. She left AKBN0 in 2012.
Aki Yashiro, real name Akiyo Masuda, is a Japanese enka singer and painter. Her stage name "Yashiro" is adopted from her hometown, "Yatsushiro" (八代).
Moshi Kōkō Yakyū no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" o Yondara is a 2011 Japanese live-action film directed by Makoto Tanaka which was released in Japanese cinemas on 4 June 2011. It is based on the bestselling book of the same name and followed a preceding anime series also of the same name.
Gin Maeda is a Japanese actor. He had a regular role in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo films, beginning with the first in the series (1969), as Sakura's husband.
Up-Front Group Co., Ltd. is a Japanese holding company for various entertainment companies. Its subsidiaries include the talent agency Up-Front Promotion and Up-Front Works, a music production and sales company that manages such record labels as Zetima, Piccolo Town, and Hachama.
Yuki or Yūki/Yuuki are separate Japanese given names used for females or males, though they can be romanized the same way.
Hello Pro Kenshusei is a pre-debut training group established by Japanese entertainment agency Up-Front Group within Hello! Project in 2004.
|This Hello! Project–related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|