BeForU discography

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BeForU discography
Releases
Studio albums 4
Compilation albums 0
EPs 1
Singles 6
Music videos 5
Soundtracks 8

This is the discography of J-pop girl group BeForU. BeForU was a J-Pop group from December 31, 2000 to December 12, 2007. DDR sound producer, Naoki Maeda conceived a vision a for a four girl group. Thousands of girls auditioned in the first Bemani Auditions, (which also consisted of a sound producing contest). At the end four girls won: Shiyuna Maehara, Riyu Kosaka, Noria Shiraishi, and Yoma Komatsu. These girls went on to create BeForU.

BeForU debuted in 2000 with their popular song "DIVE," which was notable as being the first J-POP song in the Dance Dance Revolution series. BeForU was produced by Naoki Maeda, one of the lead Konami musical producers. At the present time, they were primarily producing songs in the whole BEMANI series.

"BeForU" is a play on words. For fans of Bemani, a popular song from Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix was the song "B4U." Both are plays on the words "before you." In another play on words, when BeForU originally formed, they had four members. In 2004, Maehara left the group. BeForU then welcomed three new members bringing the total to six.

Their first album: "BeForU" was released on November 28, 2003.
Their first single with Konami: KI・SE・KI was released on September 1, 2004.
Their second album: BeForU II was released on February 14, 2006. Their first single with avex: "Red Rocket Rising" was released on November 1. 2006.

In addition to the songs the group BeForU has done, the members of BeForU have been successful on solo, performing additional popular Bemani songs.

BeForU performed live for the first time in Zepp Tokyo on February 19, 2006. Their performances were recorded and released on DVD later that year, BeForU FIRST LIVE at ZeppTokyo 2006.

At a secret live event on August 6, 2006, BeForU announced that they had been signed to Avex Records. Both Riyu Kosaka and Noria Shiraishi released solo singles on October 11, Yamato Nadeshiko (Yamato Nadeshiko), LOVE②くらっち (LOVE²Clutch), respectively, in addition to Red Rocket Rising.

On December 22, 2006, BeForU released Get set GO!! 〜BeForU Astronauts Set〜, which contained the single "Get set GO!!", and "Strike Party!!!", was released on January 17, 2007. "Strike Party!!!" is featured during the ending credits of the 3rd season of the anime MAJOR.

BeForU released an EP called 6Notes on March 3 that was under their Be+Wings Records label. Each of the 6 songs is a solo by each member.

BeForU's third album, BeForU III: Breaking Into the Probability Changes was released on March 14, 2007 BeForU performed live at Zepp Tokyo for BeForU LIVE 2007. In addition to BeForU III, Riyu has released a solo project called Guilty Sky for the anime CLAYMORE.

Due to illness, Miharu Arisawa has retired. Similarly, Yoma Komatsu has chosen to depart for personal reasons. These two members are unable to perform at a scheduled concert on December 30, where a "graduation" took place for Noria and Risa Sotohana. Both Risa and Noria plan to move on to solo careers.[citation needed]

Albums[edit]

BeForU

BeForU II

BeForU III

シャングリラ

  • Released: October 8, 2008
  • Label: Gambit

EPs[edit]

6Notes (by Riyu Kosaka, Noria Shiraishi, Yoma Komatsu, Sayaka Minami, Miharu Arisawa, and Lisa Sotohana)

Singles[edit]

"KI・SE・KI" from the album BeForU II

"Red Rocket Rising" from the album BeForU III

"Get set GO!! 〜BeForU Astronauts Set〜" from the album BeForU III

  • Released: December 22, 2006
  • Label: avex mode

"Strike Party!!!" from the album BeForU III

  • Released: January 17, 2007
  • Label: avex mode

夜花火

Shangri-La

  • Released: September 10, 2008
  • Label: Gambit

Live Concerts/ DVDs[edit]

RIYU KOSAKA FIRST LIVE at O-EAST 2005

BeForU FIRST LIVE at ZeppTokyo 2006

Going Happy!!

BeForU LIVE at ZEPPTOKYO 2007

Riyu's Summer Vacation.

BeForU Four Piece / Riyu Kosaka Live 2008

  • Label: Gambit

Solo Singles[edit]

true... (by Riyu Kosaka)

"Riyu Kosaka & Noria Special CD-Box" (by Riyu Kosaka & Noria) from the album BeForU III

"LOVE②くらっち" (by Noria) from the album BeForU III

"Yamato Nadeshiko" (by Riyu Kosaka) from the album BeForU III

"Danzai no Hana: Guilty Sky" (by Riyu Kosaka) from the album Every Struggle

"Dober Man" (by Riyu Kosaka) from the album Every Struggle

"Platinum Smile" (by Riyu Kosaka) from the album Every Struggle

"ココロの跡" (by Riyu Kosaka) from the album Every Struggle

Solo albums[edit]

Begin (by Riyu Kosaka)

Every Struggle (by Riyu Kosaka)

Solo EPs[edit]

Fall From the Cherry Tree (by Cosmos ~Sayaka Minami & Emi Minami~)

Soundtracks[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution[edit]

Dance Dance Revolution 4th Mix Original Soundtrack

  • Released: March 16, 2001
  • Label: Toshiba Emi
  • Tracks: DIVE

Dance Dance Revolution 5th Mix Original Soundtrack

  • Released: September 19, 2001
  • Label: Toshiba Emi
  • Tracks: DIVE

DDRMAX Dance Dance Revolution 6th Mix Original Soundtrack

  • Released: November 21, 2001
  • Label: Toshiba Emi
  • Tracks: true... ~Radio Edit~, Firefly, DIVE ~More Deep & Deeper Style~, true... ~Trance Sunrise Mix~, true...

DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix Original Soundtrack

  • Released: June 19, 2002
  • Label: Toshiba Emi
  • Tracks: ever snow, Candy♥, Dive to the Night, BRE∀K DOWN!!

Dance Dance Revolution Extreme Original Soundtrack

  • Released: March 26, 2003
  • Label: Toshiba Emi
  • Tracks: GRADUATION ~それぞれの明日~, LOVE♥SHINE, TEARS

Dance Dance Revolution Party Collection Original Soundtrack

  • Released: December 26, 2003
  • Label: Toshiba Emi
  • Tracks: Freedom

Dance Dance Revolution Festival & Strike Original Soundtrack

  • Released: February 15, 2006
  • Label: Toshiba Emi
  • Tracks: KI-SE-KI (DDR edit)

Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova Original Soundtrack

  • Released: January 25, 2007
  • Label: Konami
  • Tracks: Peace (^^)v, Honey♂Punch, Morning Glory, Baby's Tears

Anime[edit]

Sky Girl's Opening Theme ~Baby's Tears/Kosaka Riyu~ & Original Soundtrack

  • Released: August 25, 2006
  • Label: Konami Media Entertainment
  • Tracks: Baby's Tears, Can I Fall in Love With "U"?, Baby's Tears ~DDR SuperNOVA Japanese edit~, .Baby's Tears (instrumental)