Not Yet (band)

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Not Yet
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Nippon Columbia
(Future Seven sub-label)
Associated acts AKB48
Website columbia.jp/notyet/
Members Yuko Oshima (AKB48)
Rie Kitahara (AKB48)
Rino Sashihara (HKT48)
Yui Yokoyama (AKB48)

Not Yet (stylized as Not yet, pronounced as Notto Yetto (ノット・イェット?)) is a sub-unit of the all-female Japanese pop group AKB48.

History[edit]

The formation of Not Yet was announced at AKB48's Request Hour Set List Best 100 2011 on January 21, 2011.[1] Their producer Yasushi Akimoto, who is also the producer of AKB48, revealed he named the group "Not Yet" because the members' dancing and singing skills were, as he described, not very good yet.[1] They released their debut single "Shūmatsu Not Yet (週末Not yet?, "Weekend Not Yet") on March 16, 2011.[2] The song, written by Akimoto, is about lovers who cannot wait for the weekend.[1] Their album already, released on April 23, 2014, reached number one on the Weekly Oricon Albums Chart, selling 68,111 copies.[3]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release Title Copies Sold Chart positions Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[4]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[5]
RIAJ digital tracks*
[6]
2011 "Shūmatsu Not Yet" (週末Not yet?, "Weekend Not yet") 247,688 1 1 2 already
"Naminori Kakigōri" (波乗りかき氷?) 208,164 1 1 6
"Perapera Perao" (ペラペラペラオ?) 211,686 2 2 14
2012 "Suika Baby" (西瓜BABY?, "Watermelon Baby") 171,574 1 2 9
2013 "Hirihiri no Hana" (ヒリヒリの花?) 127,855 1 1[7] -

*RIAJ Digital Tracks established April 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "AKB48大島優子率いる新ユニット「Not yet」デビュー決定!" (in Japanese). Oricon. January 21, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "AKB48からまたも新ユニット誕生、Not yetが3/16デビュー" (in Japanese). Barks. January 24, 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2014年04月21日~2014年04月27日のCDアルバム週間ランキング(2014年05月05日付)". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "アーティスト:Not yet". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Style. 
  5. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  6. ^ 有料音楽配信チャート (in Japanese). RIAJ. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard-japan.com. October 7, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 

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