Bright (Japanese band)
|Genres||Pop, R&B, Gospel|
|Labels||Rhythm Zone (2008-present)|
|Associated acts||K, Yuya Matsushita|
The chorus group named Ko Spellers (子スペラーズ?) was formed in 2001 with the members Nagi, Mi-Mi and Meg. These members of the group were childhood friends from elementary school. In 2003, they decided to expand the group into a 4 member group, Nanaka was then admitted while the band changed its name to "BRIGHT".
On April 25, 2007, the band debuted from Rhythm Republic, Avex Group's indies label. At the average age of 17, their success got so big that they were transferred to the Avex major label Rhythm Zone. On January 16, 2008, the band released their first major label mini-album named Brightest Star. Although the mini-album didn't chart well on the Oricon charts their popularity increased.
On April 17, 2013, it was suddenly announced through the group's blog that BRIGHT would disband after their One Man Live concerts in May. The last date that they are to perform is the 12th May in Tokyo. After their last performance, the group has said that they would part ways. This may have been due to the group's declining popularity as they struggled to gain popularity since their debut.
- Nagi (重村渚, born August 2, 1990 in Hyogo Prefecture)
- Mi-Mi (井上みづき, born September 28, 1990 in Osaka Prefecture)
- Meg (中谷萌美, born March 6, 1991 in Osaka Prefecture)
- Nanaka (小林菜々香, born May 30, 1992 in Osaka Prefecture)
- Brightest e.p.01 (Released April 25, 2007)
- Brightest e.p.02 (Released August 8, 2007)
- Brightest Star (Released January 16, 2008) #133 on Oricon
- Sorairo (Released April 9, 2008) #45 on Oricon
- Tegami feat.K / One Summer Time (Released July 16, 2008) #39 on Oricon
- I'll Be There (Released November 19, 2008) #48 on Oricon
- Kotoba ni Dekinakute/Shining Butterfly (Released May 20, 2009) #64 on Oricon
- Feelin' You (Released August 5, 2009) #76 on Oricon
- Love: Aru Ai no Katachi
- Bad Girl!! feat. SKY-HI(AAA) / Autabi ni Suki ni Natte (Released November 23, 2011) #48 on Oricon with 3,000 sales
- Kimi ga Iru Kara: Kokoro no Tonari de (Released February 15, 2012)
- Kirai...Demo Suki: Aishiteru
- Shining Star
- Notes 4 You (Released January 14, 2009) #47 on Oricon
- Real (February 24, 2010) #38 on Oricon
- IN HARMONY (October 20, 2010)
- BRIGHT (March 21, 2012)
- BRIGHT BEST (August 22, 2012)
- "BRIGHT official website" (in Japanese). Rhythm Zone. 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
- "BRIGHT official website Profile" (in Japanese). Rhythm Zone. 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2008-05-23.