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Lovelys (pronounced as ラブリーズ), formerly stylized as Lovelys!!!!, is a Japanese pop duo managed by UP-FRONT KANSAI.

Members[]

Current Members
Former Members
  • Kokoro (こころ;      Pink[2]) (Graduated September 25, 2016)
  • Sayaka (さやか;      Orange[2]) (Graduated September 25, 2016)

History[]

2013[]

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.

2014[]

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]

2015[]

On April 22, Lovelys!!!! released a full album, titled Hello!girls!! -Maido Lovelys!!!! Desse-.

2016[]

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 5, they performed in the TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016.[8]

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.[9] The live was joint with Up Up Girls (Kakko 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.[10]

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.[11]

On December 31, Lovelys performed "OH YEAH" in the second part of the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.[12]

2017[]

On February 18 and 19, Lovelys performed as the opening act for the Hello! Project 2017 WINTER ~Kaleidoscope~ concerts.[13]

On July 15 and 16, they performed as the opening act for the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concerts in Osaka.[14]

On September 14, it was announced that they would host their own show on Radio Kansai, titled Dore Dore♡Lovelys.[15] The first episode aired on October 4.

On September 25, Lovelys released their first album, titled RioSaki.[16]

On October 7 and November 18, they performed as the opening act for the Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2017 Aki ~We are MORNING MUSUME~.[17]

2019[]

On November 20, Lovelys released their first single, Tatakau Otona / Ippatsu Gyakuten / Loneliness Road.[18]

2020[]

On March 28, the Dore Dore♡Lovelys radio show came to an end and had its last broadcast through Radio Kansai.[19]

On April 1, Lovelys announced that they would be hosting their own daily radio show titled Lovelys Cup Men Radio 🍥 (Lovelysカップ麺ラジオ🍥) through Radiotalk. Each broadcast is archived on their Radiotalk page.[20]

2021[]

On July 1, Lovelys announced that they would be hosting their own podcast called Lovelys no Love Topi (Lovelysのラブトピ), which will be available for free every Saturday at 22:00 JST starting on July 10 through podcast services such as Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more.[21]

On November 7, Lovelys announced at their 5th anniversary event that they would be releasing their second single, Kidoku Mushi Keisatsu.[22] On December 15, the release date was revealed to be January 8, 2022.[23]

2022[]

On March 31, Lovelys opened their official website.[24]

Discography[]

Studio Albums
  1. [2017.09.25] RioSaki
Full Albums

Works[]

Radio[]

  • [2017-2020] Dore Dore♡Lovelys (ドレドレ♡Lovelys)
  • [2020-] Lovelys Cup Men Radio 🍥 (Lovelysカップ麺ラジオ🍥)

Podcast[]

  • [2021-] Lovelys no Love Topi (Lovelysのラブトピ)

Trivia[]

  • The group's mascot is a plush animal named Upagi (うぱぎ) belonging to Yagi Saki. Upagi is described as "the child of an axolotl father and a rabbit mother" and its birthday is June 11, 1993. Upagi also has its own Twitter and its own Instagram. A solo song by Yagi Saki from Upagi's perspective was included on the group's first album.
  • Former member Sayaka coined their group name "Lovelys!!!!". "Lovely" is derived from the group's former manager as a 4-member unit, Aino Masumi, while the number of exclamation marks correlated with the number of members at the time.[25]
  • Lovelys actually celebrates the anniversary of when they rebranded from Lovelys!!!! to Lovelys in November 2016 as opposed to celebrating the anniversary of when Lovelys was first formed as Lovelys!!!! in 2013, or the anniversary of when they became a duo act in May 2016.
  • In 2019, Lovelys revealed that in order to save costs, Yagi Saki is in charge of video editing and Miyazaki Rio is in charge of audio editing for their content. The duo self-produces their lives, costumes, goods, and more.[26]

Gallery[]

References[]

  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. "LINE UP" (in Japanese). TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2016.
  9. "ミュージックJパーク" (in Japanese). Miyazaki Rio Offical Blog. 2016-10-22.
  10. "11/3 Lovelys!!!!→Lovelys" (in Japanese). Miyazaki Rio Official Blog. 2016-11-03.
  11. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/798543489201905664
  12. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/806341722519183360
  13. "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.
  14. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/884368013771784192
  15. https://twitter.com/drdr_lovelys/status/909718661505589248
  16. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/908898865339711488
  17. "「モーニング娘。誕生20周年記念コンサートツアー2017秋」大阪公演オープニングアクトのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-09-21.
  18. https://twitter.com/UFK_lovelys/status/1185841578729857024
  19. https://twitter.com/ufk_lovelys/status/1243838600648646662?s=21
  20. https://twitter.com/ufk_lovelys/status/1245291408581259265?s=21
  21. https://twitter.com/ufk_lovelys/status/1410541187925123073?s=21
  22. https://twitter.com/ufk_lovelys/status/1457311383989542917?s=21
  23. https://twitter.com/ufk_lovelys/status/1471063079794675716?s=21
  24. https://twitter.com/ufk_lovelys/status/1509549030317379586?s=21
  25. https://ameblo.jp/iehapi/entry-11571107499.html
  26. https://jocr.jp/raditopi/2019/11/26/6560/

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