Girl Next Door (band)

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This article is about Japanese pop trio. For their debut self-titled album, see Girl Next Door (Girl Next Door album). For other uses, see Girl Next Door.
Girl Next Door
Origin Japan
Genres Pop, house, trance, rock, eurobeat
Years active 2008–2013
Labels Avex Trax
Website http://girlnextdoor.jp/
Past members Chisa
Daisuke Suzuki
Yuji Inoue

Girl Next Door was a Japanese pop musical trio that debuted in 2008 on the Avex Trax label. The band consists of vocalist Chisa, guitarist Yuji Inoue and Daisuke Suzuki on keyboard. On September 3rd, the group's fifth anniversary, the band formally announced plans to dissolve Girl Next Door within the year.[1] Their final performance as a group was held at SHIBUYA-AX on December 8th, 2013.

History[edit]

Girl Next Door was formed in March, and subsequently made their official debut in September 2008. Originally a dancer in the Kansai area, Chisa entered the Avex Artist Academy in 2005, and met Daisuke Suzuki (keyboardist) who was a respectable songwriter. Chisa and Suzuki recorded many demo tracks which eventually caught the eye of Avex CEO, Max Matsuura. Yuji Inoue(Guitarist) then joined the two, and Girl Next Door was formed and debuted with their 1st single: "Gūzen no Kakuritsu" (偶然の確率?) in September 2008.

Chisa was born November 16, 1985 and grew up in Hyōgo Prefecture. Her full name is Chisa Maekawa (前川 千紗?). Girl Next Door's debut single, "Gūzen no Kakuritsu" (偶然の確率?), was placed online on several sites from May 29, 2008. As of July 2008, there were two million views. Over a period of three months from their debut, they have released three singles. On December 24, 2008, they released their self-titled debut album including songs from the three singles. On December 22, 2008, the band's official fanclub "Next Door" opened.

The band's fifth single "Infinity" was released on June 10, 2009. It is also the theme song for the 2009 Spring TV show Atashinchi no Danshi and became their first No. 1 single on Oricon weekly single charts.[2] They also sang the OP song of the game Tales of VS. using the song "Be Your Wings". The trio released their 6th single "Be Your Wings/Friendship/Wait for You" on August 5, 2009. It was their first triple A-side single.

On January 20, 2010, they released their second album Next Future including songs from the four singles and became their first No. 1 album with the first week sales of around 56,000 copies on Oricon weekly album charts.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release Title Oricon Singles Charts Billboard Japan Charts Legal Downloads
(all formats)
Album
Peak Positions Sales Hot 100 Hot Airplay Hot Singles
Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Debut Overall
2008/09/03 "Gūzen no Kakuritsu" (偶然の確率)?) 3 3 17 125 31,025 58,137 1 1 1 - Girl Next Door
2008/10/08 "Drive away/Shiawase no Jōken" (Drive away/幸福の条件?) 3 3 18 218 21,081 33,474 1 1 1 -
2008/11/19 "Jōnetsu no Daishō/ESCAPE" (情熱の代償/ESCAPE?) 1 3 21 25,117 30,884 1 1 1 -
2009/04/15 "Seeds of Dream" 2 3 17 193 25,269 34,266 1 1 1 - Next Future
2009/06/10 "Infinity" 1 1 14 139 30,641 47,598 1 1 1 -
2009/08/05 "Be your wings/FRIENDSHIP/Wait for you" 3 4 19 191 21,801 34,354 3 3 3 -
2009/11/25 "Orion" 8 9 39 315 16,338 22,993 16 23 10 -
2010/06/16 "Freedom" 4 9 48 - 8,858 12,015 18 23 12 - Destination
2010/10/13 "Ready to be a lady" 6 8 34 - 9,138 12,972 11 14 11 -
2010/12/22 "Unmei no Shizuku ~Destiny's Star~/Hoshizora Keikaku" (運命のしずく~Destiny's star~/星空計画?)" 4 7 48 462 9,386 13,487 10 35 11 -
2011/04/13 "Silent Scream" 12 15 48 - 5,716 7,056 19 19 16 -
2011/09/07 "Dadapara!!" (ダダパラ!!?) 16 23 - - 4,622 5,282 38 48 35 - Agaruneku!
2011/10/19 "Rock Your Body" 19 21 - - - 4,286 73 93 28 -
2011/11/16 "Boogie-woogie Night" (ブギウギナイト?) 22 33 - - 2,883 3,328 76 - 42 -
2012/05/30 "Signal" 17 31 - - 3,211 3,600 90 - - - Life of Sound
2012/09/19 "All My Life" 18 40 - - 1,560 - - - 59 -
2013/02/27 "Standing For You" - - - -

Albums[edit]

Release Title Oricon Singles Charts Legal Downloads
(all formats)
Peak Positions Sales
Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Debut Overall
2008/12/24 Girl Next Door 1 3 3 35 171,165 212,844
2010/01/20 Next Future 1 1 5 90 56,436 91,138
2011/04/27 Destination 3 5 29 263 16,393 24,545
2011/12/28 Agaruneku! 9 19 - - 5,523 8,271
2012/03/07 Single Collection 13 26 - - 4,156 4,156
2013/03/13 Life of Sound - - - - - -

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