Yui Yokoyama

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Yui Yokoyama
Native name 横山由依
Born (1992-12-08) December 8, 1992 (age 21)
Origin Kyoto, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupations Japanese idol, singer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010-present
Labels You, Be Cool! / King
Associated acts AKB48, NMB48, Not Yet

Yui Yokoyama (横山由依 Yokoyama Yui?, born December 8, 1992 in Kyoto) is a singer, actress and member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48, in which she serves as the captain of Team A. She is a former member of AKB48 sister group NMB48. She debuted in 2010 in Team K and now is in Team A.[1] Since 2011, Yokoyama is also a member of the group Not Yet.[2][3][4]

Biography[edit]

Yokoyama's first attempt to join AKB48 or a sister group was for SKE48's second generation, but her audition was unsuccessful. She later passed the auditions with AKB48, and became a ninth-generation kenkyusei (trainee) member on September 20, 2009. She was the first of her generation to be promoted, which took place at AKB48 Tokyo Matsuri on October 10, 2010, and where she became a member of Team K.[citation needed]

In 2011, she secured her first participation on an AKB48 single title track by placing 19th in the AKB48 general elections. Her first A-side single was "Flying Get".

In 2012, she placed 15th in the AKB48 general elections.

In 2013, she placed 13th in the AKB48 general election and third in its rock-paper-scissors tournament.

In the AKB48 Tokyo Dome Concert,[year needed] it was announced that Yokoyama would join NMB48 and therefore hold a concurrent position between AKB48's Team A and NMB48. In November,[year needed] she sang on the A-side for NMB48's sixth single "Kitagawa Kenji". On April 28, 2013, NMB48 revoked her concurrency and she remained in AKB48.

Discography[edit]

AKB48 singles[edit]

2010
2011
2012
2013

NMB48[edit]

Not Yet singles[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AKB48公式サイト|メンバー情報" (in Japanese). 
  2. ^ "AKB48大島優子率いる新ユニット「Not yet」デビュー決定!" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  3. ^ "AKB48新ユニットNot yet、本日AX公演で初お披露目" (in Japanese). Natalie (Natasha, Inc.). 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  4. ^ "AKB48 creates new sub-unit with Oshima, Kitahara, Sashihara, Yokoyama". Tokyograph. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 

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