Yuki Kashiwagi

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Yuki Kashiwagi
Native name 柏木由紀
Born (1991-07-15) July 15, 1991 (age 23)
Origin Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Japanese idol, singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006-present
Labels Avex / YukiRing[1]
Associated acts AKB48, French Kiss
Website yukiring.jp

Yuki Kashiwagi (柏木 由紀 Kashiwagi Yuki?, born July 15, 1991 in Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture), is a member of the Japanese idol girl groups AKB48 and NMB48. She auditioned for AKB48 on December 3, 2006, and is now a member of Team B. She was previously the captain of Team B before she was replaced by Ayaka Umeda as the captain.[2] She is also a member of AKB48 sub-group French Kiss. Her talent agency is Watanabe Productions.[3] Her nickname is Yukirin.

Career[edit]

She joined AKB48 after an audition in December 3, 2006 and debuted as a member of Team B at the "AKB48 1st Anniversary Live - Seizoroi da ze! AKB!" concert. Before her theater debut, as part of the "AKB48 Haru no Chotto Dake Zenkoku Tour - Madamada da ze 48" tour, she appeared in Yuko Oshima's position on March 17 at the Aichi Welfare Pension Hall and on March 18 at the Fukuoka International Conference Hall. Her first AKB48 theater performance as a Team B member was on April 4, 2007. On March 25, 2009, she joined Watanabe Productions. On April 25, 2009, she became a weathergirl on Tokyo Broadcasting System TV's "Hiruobi".[4] She came 9th place in the member elections for the single "Iiwake Maybe"[5] and was made captain of Team B on August 23, 2009. Her first solo photobook was released on September 20, 2009.[6] In 2010, She was made a member of three-piece AKB48 sub-group French Kiss. During the AKB48 third general election in 2011, she was ranked third place by popular votes, after Yuko Oshima and Atsuko Maeda.[7]

Umeda Ayaka replaced Kashiwagi as the Captain of Team B, during the reformation of teams at the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012.[8]

On February 6, 2013, Kashiwagi made a solo debut on her personal label "YukiRing", with the single "Shortcake".

In the annual general elections held in 2013, Kashiwagi came in fourth place with a total of 96,905 votes. [9]

She then released her second solo single, "Birthday Wedding" on October 16, 2013. [10]

In AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri, held February 24, 2014, she became a member of NMB48's Team N while remaining in AKB48's Team B. [11] She made her first appearance as a member of NMB48 during the group's solo concert in Saitama Super Arena on April 5, 2014. [12] She made her debut at the NMB48 theater on April 30, 2014. [13]

In the group's annual general elections in 2014, Kashiwagi came in third place with a total of 104,364 votes. [14]

Kashiwagi received her first center position for the group's 39th single, Green Flash since her debut in 2006.[15] This single has two centers, the other center being Haruna Kojima. [15]

Discography[edit]

Solo singles[edit]

Year No. Title Release date Chart position Sales
(Oricon)[16]
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
[16]
Billboard
Japan
Hot
100
*
First
week
Total
2013 1 "Shortcake" February 6, 2013 (2013-02-06) 2 2[17] 104,799 127,530
2 "Birthday Wedding" [18] October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16) 2 2[19] 65,000 76,220

Singles with AKB48[edit]

Singles with NMB48[edit]

Singles with French Kiss[edit]

Main article: French Kiss (band)

Stage units[edit]

Team B 1st Stage (Seishun Girls)
  1. Kinjirareta Futari
  2. Fushidara na Natsu
Team B 2nd Stage (Aitakatta)
  1. Namida no Shonan
  2. Rio no Kakumei
  3. Koi no Plan
  4. Senaka Kara Dakishimete
Team B 3rd Stage (Pajama Drive)
  1. Temodemo no Namida
Team B 4th Stage (Idol no Yoake)
  1. Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate
Team B 5th Stage (Theater no Megami)
  1. Yokaze no Shiwaza
Umeda Team B Waiting Stage
  1. Namida ni Shizumu Taiyou
Team B 3rd Stage (Pajama Drive) - REVIVAL
  1. Junjou Shugi
Team N 4th Stage (Koko ni Datte Tenshi wa Iru)
  1. Zipper
  2. Hajimete no Hoshi
  3. 100nen Saki Demo

Appearances[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Variety[edit]

Anime[edit]

Musicals[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • AKB48 Ashita Made Mou Chotto (April 28, 2008 -, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting)
  • ON8 (April 20, 2009 -, bayfm)
  • Holiday Special bayfm meets AKB48 3rd Stage ~Real~ (September 15, 2008, bayfm)
  • AKB48 Konya wa Kaeranai (November 29, 2008 - Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting)
  • Kashiwagi Yuki no YUKIRIN TIME (2012- )
  • AKB48 no All Night Nippon (Irregular appearances)
  • Listen? ~Live 4 Life~ (Irregular appearances)
  • ON8+1 (Irregular appearances)

Concerts[edit]

with AKB48
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 (January 21–24, 2008)
  • Live DVD wa Derudarou kedo, Yappari Name ni Kagiruze (August 23, 2008)
  • AKB48 Masaka, Kono Concert no Ongen wa Ryuushutsu shinai yo ne? (November 23, 2008)
  • End of the Year Thanksgiving: We're going to shuffle AKB! Give your regards to SKE as well (20 December 2008)
  • AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2009 (January 18, 2009)
  • AKB48 Bunshin no Jutsu Tour (August 15, 2009)
  • AKB48 Natsu no Saruobasan Matsuri (September 13, 2009)
Solo
  • Kashiwagi Yuki 3rd Solo Live Nete no Samete mo Yukirin World ~Motto Muchuu ni Sasechauzo♡~ (2013 concert, 2014 DVD/BD) [20][21][22]

Publications[edit]

  • Kashiwagi Yuki First Photobook Ijou Kashiwagi Yuki Deshita (September 28, 2009)
  • Kashiwagi Yuki Second Photobook Yu, Yu, Yukirin (April 19, 2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YukiRing". Avex Marketing. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.akb48.co.jp/members/
  3. ^ http://www.watanabepro.co.jp/mypage/artist/kashiwagiyuki.html
  4. ^ http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/4365203/
  5. ^ http://sankei.jp.msn.com/entertainments/entertainers/090709/tnr0907090601000-n1.htm
  6. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/deview/69734/
  7. ^ http://www.tokyohive.com/2011/06/live-updates-akb48s-3rd-senbatsu-general-election-results/
  8. ^ "Reformation of AKB48 in Tokyo Dome Concert" (in Japanese). 2012-08-24. 
  9. ^ "AKB48 32ndシングル選抜総選挙 開票結果". AKB48 Blog (in Japanese). 2014-06-08. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "柏木由紀、史上初の抜擢「女の子の憧れです」". modelpress (in Japanese). 2013-09-12. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "【AKB組閣】“チームB一筋”柏木由紀、NMB48初兼任「私、最年長…」". Oricon (in Japanese). 2014-02-24. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "柏木由紀「おばちゃんて呼ばないで」 NMB48として初ステージ". Oricon (in Japanese). 2014-04-05. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "柏木由紀、大阪・NMB48劇場に初降臨 山本彩らとパフォーマンス". modelpress (in Japanese). 2014-05-01. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "「AKB48 37thシングル 選抜総選挙」開票結果". AKB48 Blog (in Japanese). 2014-06-07. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "AKB柏木、9年目で初センター こじはると2人体制". Oricon (in Japanese). 25 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan. Hanshin Contents Link and Prometheus Global Media. 2013-02-18. 
  18. ^ "Kashiwagi Yuki unveils details on 2nd solo single". Natalie.mu. 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2013-09-12. Lay summaryTokyohive. 
  19. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan. Hanshin Contents Link and Prometheus Global Media. 2013-10-28. 
  20. ^ http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2013/08/kashiwagi-yuki-to-release-2nd-solo-single-3rd-solo-live-at-yokohama-arena
  21. ^ http://natalie.mu/music/news/98334
  22. ^ http://yukiring.jp/discography

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