9nine

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9nine
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Background information
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop, pop
Years active 2005–present
Labels Gate Records (2005)
Victor Entertainment (2009–2010)
SME Records (2010–)
Website www.9nine-web.com
Members Uki Satake
Sayaka Nishiwaki
Umika Kawashima
Kanae Yoshii
Hirona Murata
Past members Azusa Matsuzawa
Miwako Wagatsuma
Rubi Katō
Marie Ashida
Mai Yoshida
Midori Yamaoka
Madoka Shimogaki
Moe Miura

9nine (pronounced as "nine") is a girl idol group, founded in 2005 by LesPros Entertainment (レプロエンタテインメント?). It was created as a nine-member group (hence the name), but currently consists of five girls. In 2010, 9nine switched to the label SME Records and aimed for the highest position in the musical industry. The band changed its music style from typical idol pop to electropop. The group's 2012 single "Shōjo Traveller" became its first to reach the Top 10 of the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart.[1] The self-titled album 9nine, that soon followed, debuted at number 8.[1]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Uki Satake (佐武 宇綺 Satake Uki?), born (1992-03-08) March 8, 1992 (age 22) – main vocal
  • Sayaka Nishiwaki (西脇 彩華 Nishiwaki Sayaka?), born (1992-09-30) September 30, 1992 (age 21) – main vocal, 2nd generation leader (Sayaka Nishiwaki is Perfume's Ayaka Nishiwaki's little sister[2])
  • Kanae Yoshii (吉井 香奈恵 Yoshii Kanae?), born (1993-04-08) April 8, 1993 (age 21) (joined in September 2010) – main vocal
  • Umika Kawashima (川島 海荷 Kawashima Umika?), born (1994-03-03) March 3, 1994 (age 20) (joined in January 2007) – lead vocal
  • Hirona Murata (村田 寛奈 Murata Hirona?), born (1996-12-29) December 29, 1996 (age 17) (joined in September 2010, with Kanae Yoshii) – lead vocal

Former members[edit]

  • Azusa Matsuzawa (松沢 梓 Matsuzawa Azusa?), born (1992-04-15) April 15, 1992 (age 22) (left in January 2007)
  • Miwako Wagatsuma (我妻 三輪子 Wagatsuma Miwako?), born (1991-02-11) February 11, 1991 (age 23) (same as above)
  • Rubi Katō (加藤 瑠美 Katō Rubi?), born (1990-07-24) July 24, 1990 (age 23) (left in December 2007)
  • Marie Ashida (芦田 万莉恵 Ashida Marie?), born (1990-12-23) December 23, 1990 (age 23) – 1st generation leader (left on March 31, 2009)
  • Mai Yoshida (吉田 茉以 Yoshida Mai?), born (1990-10-30) October 30, 1990 (age 23) (same as above)
  • Midori Yamaoka (山岡 みどり Yamaoka Midori?), born (1990-11-25) November 25, 1990 (age 23) (same as above)
  • Madoka Shimogaki (下垣 真香 Shimogaki Madoka?), born (1991-12-15) December 15, 1991 (age 22) (joined in January 2007, with Umika Kawashima, left on August 31, 2010)
  • Moe Miura (三浦 萌 Miura Moe?), born (1992-12-16) December 16, 1992 (age 21) (left at the same time as above)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

CD singles[edit]

# Title Release Date Type Album Maximum Rank[3]
GATE RECORDS
1 Sweet Snow February 14, 2006 (2006-02-14) CD+DVD
CD
ビクターエンタテインメント
2 Show TIME June 4, 2008 (2008-06-04) CD second 9 162
3 Smile Again October 21, 2009 (2009-10-21) First Limited Edition A<CD>
First Limited Edition B<CD>
44
4 Hikari no Kage (ヒカリノカゲ?) January 20, 2010 (2010-01-20) 28
SME Records
5 Cross Over December 1, 2010 (2010-12-01) First Limited Edition <CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition <CD>
Regular Edition <CD>
9nine 25
6 SHINING☆STAR March 9, 2011 (2011-03-09) 13
7 Natsu Wanna Say Love U (夏 wanna say love U?) July 20, 2011 (2011-07-20) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>
Regular Edition <CD>
15
8 Tick Tock 2nite (チクタク☆2NITE?) December 21, 2011 (2011-12-21) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition C<CD+DVD>
Regular Edition <CD>
12
9 Shōjo Traveller (少女トラベラー?) January 25, 2012 (2012-01-25) 9
10 Ryusei no kuchizuke(流星のくちづけ) June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) CUE 10
11 Īaru! Kyonshī feat. Hao Hao! Kyonshī Girl / Brave
(イーアル!キョンシー feat.好好!キョンシーガール/Brave?)
November 14, 2012 (2012-11-14) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>
Regular Edition 1<CD>
Regular Edition 2<CD>
11
12 White Wishes December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition C<CD+DVD>
Limited Edition<CD>
Regular Edition <CD>
13 colorful February 6, 2013 (2013-02-06) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>
Limited Edition(Luxury Stadora)<CD+DVD>
Regular Edition <CD>
13
14 Evolution No.9 June 12, 2013 (2013-06-12) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+12P Photobook>
Regular Edition <CD>
11
15 Re: November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>First Limited Edition D<CD+16PPhotobook>
Regular Edition <CD>
6
16 With you/With me March 12, 2014 (2014-03-12) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD>First Limited Edition D<CD+16PPhotobook>
Limited Edition(Magi)<CD>
Regular Edition <CD>
4

Digital singles[edit]

# Title Release date Album
1 Shine July 26, 2006 (2006-07-26)
2 Natsu Fuku (夏服?) August 30, 2006 (2006-08-30)
3 Shiroi Hana (白い華?) February 14, 2007 (2007-02-14) First 9
4 Sky (CM Version) April 30, 2008 (2008-04-30) Second 9
5 Merry-Go-Round (メリーゴーランド?) June 25, 2008 (2008-06-25)
6 Sakura Prelude (サクラプレリュード?) March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25)
7 Unbalance (アンバランス?) May 20, 2009 (2009-05-20)
8 Happy×2 Eyes July 29, 2009 (2009-07-29)

Albums[edit]

# Release Date Title Type Maximum Rank[4]
Victor Entertainment, Inc
1 First 9 (first9?) March 21, 2007 (2007-03-21) CD
2 Second 9 (second 9?) July 9, 2008 (2008-07-09) 186
SME Records
3 9nine March 7, 2012 (2012-03-07) First Limited Edition A<CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+Photobook>
Regular Edition<CD>
8
4 Cue (CUE?) March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13) First Limited Edition A<2CD+DVD>
First Limited Edition B<CD+DVD+Photobook>
Regular Edition<CD>
15

DVD[edit]

# Title Release date Charts
Oricon
Weekly
DVD
Chart[5]
Top
position
1 It's Show Time!! Ver: Sakura '09 Part 1
(It's SHOW TIME!! Ver:SAKURA '09 Part.1?)
May 20, 2009 (2009-05-20)
2 It's Show Time!! Ver: Sakura '09 Part 2
(It's SHOW TIME!! Ver:SAKURA '09 Part.2?)

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Title Official
YouTube
link
"Happy×2 Eyes" (9nine × Maybelline New York) watch
"Smile Again" preview
"Hikari no Kage" preview
"Cross Over" watch [6]
"Shining Star" watch [6]
"Natsu Wanna Say Love U" watch [6]
"Tick Tock 2nite" watch [6]
"Shōjo Traveller" watch [6]
"Ryūsei no Kuchizuke" watch [6]
"Īaru! Kyonshī feat. Hao Hao! Kyonshī Girl" watch [6]
"White Wishes" watch [6]
"colorful"
"Evolution No.9"
"Re:"
"With you/With me" watch [6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]