Sexy Zone

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Sexy Zone
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Pony Canyon Inc.
Associated acts B.I.Shadow
Website http://sexyzone.ponycanyon.co.jp/
Members Kento Nakajima
Fuma Kikuchi
Shori Sato
So Matsushima
Marius Yo

Sexy Zone is a five-member Japanese boy band managed by Johnny & Associates.

Overview[edit]

Sexy Zone was announced as a group in a press conference in September 29, 2011.[1][2][3] Johnny & Associates's CEO Johnny Kitagawa said, "The group name came from Michael Jackson's sexiness".[3] The members were revealed to be Kento Nakajima, Fuma Kikuchi, Shori Sato, So Matsushima, and Marius Yo. Kitagawa chose the members considering the "sexiness of men".[1]

After the press conference, the members appeared in Teigeki Johnnys Imperial Theatre Special "Kis-My-Ft2 with Johnny's Jr.", and premiered their debut song "Sexy Zone", which was subsequently released on November 16, 2011 from Pony Canyon.[2] This song was also the image song of the 2011 FIVB Women's World Cup and the 2011 FIVB Men's World Cup. The group were special supporters of 2011 FIVB World Cup.[4]

Members[edit]

Name Date of birth Birthplace
Kento Nakajima (中島健人?) March 13, 1994 Tokyo, Japan
Fuma Kikuchi (菊池風磨?) March 7, 1995 Tokyo, Japan
Shori Sato (佐藤勝利?) October 30, 1996 Tokyo, Japan
So Matsushima (松島聡?) November 27, 1997 Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Marius Yo (マリウス葉?) March 30, 2000 Heidelberg, Germany

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album information Peak chart positions Sales
JPN[5]
2012 One Sexy Zone 1 JPN: 95,421
2014 Sexy Second 1 JPN: 159,720

Singles[edit]

Year Single information Peak chart positions Sales
JPN[6]
2011 "Sexy Zone"
  • Format: CD, DVD
  • Release date: November 16, 2011
  • Record label: Pony Canyon
  • Language: Japanese
  • Distributor: Pony Canyon
1 JPN: 240,964
2012 "Lady Diamond "
  • Format: CD, DVD
  • Release date: April 11, 2012
  • Record label: Pony Canyon
  • Language: Japanese
  • Distributor: Pony Canyon
1 JPN: 144,573
"Sexy Summer ni Yuki ga Furu "
  • Format: CD, DVD
  • Release date: October 06, 2012
  • Record label: Pony Canyon
  • Language: Japanese
  • Distributor: Pony Canyon
1 JPN: 113,280
2013 "Real Sexy! / Bad Boys "
  • Format: CD, DVD
  • Release date: May 01, 2013
  • Record label: Pony Canyon
  • Language: Japanese
  • Distributor: Pony Canyon
1 JPN: 168,580
"Byebye Dubai: See You Again / A My Girl Friend"
  • Format: CD, DVD
  • Release date: October 09, 2013
  • Record label: Pony Canyon
  • Language: Japanese
  • Distributor: Pony Canyon
1 JPN: 167,946
2014 "King & Queen & Joker"
  • Format: CD, DVD
  • Release date: May 14, 2014
  • Record label: Pony Canyon
  • Language: Japanese
  • Distributor: Pony Canyon
1 JPN: 167,271
"Otoko never give up"
  • Format: CD, DVD
  • Release date: October 1, 2014
  • Record label: Pony Canyon
  • Language: Japanese
  • Distributor: Pony Canyon
- JPN: -

Video releases[edit]

Release date Title Oricon DVD overall
chart peak
Oricon Blu-ray
chart peak
August 15, 2012 Sexy Zone Arena Concert 2012[7] 1[8] 2[8]
February 13, 2013 Johnny's Dome Theatre: Summary 2012 Sexy Zone[9] 2[10] 1[10]
August 28, 2013 Sexy Zone Japan Tour 2013[11] 1[11] 4[11]
August 12, 2014 Sexy Zone Spring Tour Sexy Second[12] 1[12] 1[12]

Appearances[edit]

TV variety programs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "セクシーさ売りにジャニーズに新ユニット". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese) (Nikkan Sports). 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b "ジャニーズ歴代最年少14・2歳!新グループ誕生". スポニチ Sponichi Annex (in Japanese) (Sports Nippon). 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ a b "ジャニーズ新ユニット「Sexy Zone」最年少デビュー". Sports Hochi (in Japanese) (Hochi Shimbun). 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ "新しい時代を創る…国際派ジャニーズ新ユニットが誕生!! スペシャルサポーターにSexy Zoneが就任!!". とれたてフジテレビ (in Japanese) (Fuji Television). 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  5. ^ Oricon Chart
  6. ^ Oricon Chart
  7. ^ "DISCOGRAPHY". Sexy Zone Official Site (in Japanese). Pony Canyon. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  8. ^ a b "Sexy Zoneが最年少新記録で快挙達成!". WEBオリ★スタ (Oricon). 2012-08-22. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  9. ^ "DISCOGRAPHY". Sexy Zone Official Site (in Japanese). Pony Canyon. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  10. ^ a b "【オリコン】Sexy Zone、史上最年少でBD首位 ももクロ抜く平均15.6歳". ORICON STYLE (Oricon). 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  11. ^ a b c "【オリコン】Sexy Zone、最新ライブDVDが総合首位". ORICON STYLE (in Japanese) (Oricon). 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  12. ^ a b c "【オリコン】Sexy Zone、映像作品2冠 DVD・BDで自己最高週間売上更新". ORICON STYLE (in Japanese) (Oricon). 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2014-08-20. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Sexy Zone Official Site". Sexyzone.ponycanyon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  14. ^ "ジャニーズJr.ランドのなかまたち | ジャニーズJr.ランド". Bs-sptv.com. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  15. ^ "テレビ朝日|ミュージックステーション". Tv-asahi.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  16. ^ "テレビ朝日|ミュージックステーション". Tv-asahi.co.jp. 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  17. ^ "テレビ朝日|ミュージックステーション". Tv-asahi.co.jp. 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 

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