Cheeky Parade

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Cheeky Parade
Also known as Chikipa
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop
Years active 2012 – present
Labels iDOL Street
Associated acts
Website www.cheekyparade.jp
Members Asami Watanabe
Yūna Sekine
Rino Shimazaki
Yuriya Suzuki
Marin Yamamoto
Hina Nagai
Mariya Suzuki
Past members Seran Mizorogi
Momoka Kodakari

Cheeky Parade (チィキィ パレード), also known as Chikipa (チキパ) is a Japanese girl group formed by Avex Trax in 2011.[1]

History[edit]

Formed in 2012, Cheeky Parade is one of Japan’s rising girl idol groups. Their unique style fuses Japanese Idol music with the seemingly limitless energy of the 9 girls that make up Cheeky Parade. The group’s name fittingly represents both the girl’s saucy attitude and the parade-like excitement they generate. Cheeky Parade is on the Avex idol label, “iDOL Street”, and debuted with their 1st single “BUNBUN NINE9’” in January 2013. Their 1st single ranked in at #4 on the Oricon weekly chart, and their 2nd single and 3rd singles, “C.P.U !?” and “Mugendai Shoujo” also made the top five, ranking in at #5 and #4 respectively. Cheeky Parade made history as the first Japanese act to ever perform at the CBGB Music & Film Festival.[2]

In October 2014, Cheeky Parade was invited to do a special live in New York City's Times Square. Recordings of the trip were featured in the music video for "CANDY POP GALAXY BOMB!!" including their live and appearance at New York Comic Con.

On 28 June 2016, Marin Yamamoto and Mariya Suzuki started a two-year hiatus with GEM member Maaya Takeda to study abroad in Los Angeles, CA to study music and dance.[3]

In April 2017, Cheeky Parade performed a remix version of "Shout along!" at SXSW 2017 live from Tokyo via NTT Japan Factory's "cyber teleportation" technology. The performance could be found in iDOL Street's official YouTube channel.

On 19 May 2017, members Seran Mizorogi and Momoka Kodakari announced their departure from Cheeky Parade. Their last live with Cheeky Parade was held on 9 June 2017.

During January 2015, members members Asami Watanabe, Seran Mizorogi, and Hina Nagai formed a subunit called NERFY GUINER BIEBER with Watanabe as WATANABE (ワタナベ) , Mizorogi as ROGY (ロギー), and Nagai leading as GUINER (ガイナー).[4] The subunit performs as an opening act for Cheeky Parade. After Mizorogi's departure from Cheeky Parade in 2017, Rino Shimazaki joined the subunit as Motherky (マザーキー).[5]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Name Nickname Birth date Age Birthplace Notes
Asami Watanabe
(渡辺 亜紗美)
Asamin
(あさみん); Watanabe
(ワタナベ)
27 September 1994 22 Tochigi Prefecture Dance leader

Member of NERFY GUINER BIEBER as WATANABE (2016–present)

Yūna Sekine
(関根 優那)
Yū-nyan
(ゆ~にゃん)
28 September 1994 22 Saitama Prefecture Former Leader (2012 - 2016)
Rino Shimazaki
(島崎 莉乃)
Rinono
(りのの); Motherky
(マザーキー)
15 May 1996 21 Kanagawa Prefecture Member of NERFY GUINER BIEBER as MOTHERKY (2017–present)
Yuriya Suzuki
(鈴木 友梨耶)
Yuriya
(ゆりゃ)
28 August 1996 21 Tokyo Current Leader (2016–present)

Sister to Mariya Suzuki.

Marin Yamamoto
(山本 真凜)
Marin
(まりん)
11 June 1997 20 Mie Prefecture On hiatus since 28 June 2016
Hina Nagai
(永井 日菜)
Hina-chun
(ひなchuン); Guiner
(ガイナー)
6 February 1998 19 Tokyo Leader of NERFY GUINER BIEBER as GUINER (2016–present)
Mariya Suzuki
(鈴木 真梨耶)
Marya
(まりゃ)
26 September 1999 17 Tokyo On hiatus since 28 June 2016

Sister to Yuriya Suzuki.

Former Members[edit]

Name Nickname Birth date Age Birthplace Notes
Seran Mizorogi
(溝呂木 世蘭)
Seran
(せらん);

Rogy
(ロギー)

22 April 1997 20 Tokyo Former member of NERFY GUINER BIEBER (2016 - 2017)

Left 9 June 2017

Momoka Kodakari
(小鷹狩 百花)
Momo
(もも)
21 February 1999 18 Osaka Prefecture Left 9 June 2017

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Release date Featured Songs Chart position Sales
(Oricon)
Certification Notes
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
Billboard
Japan

Hot
100
First
week
Total
Cheeky Parade I 27 November 2013
  1. INTRODUCTION ~dIscovery~
  2. C.P.U!?
  3. Check it Out (チェケラ, Chekera)
  4. Cheeky Fighter (チィキィファイター)
  5. After School Catharsis (放課後カタルシス, Houkago Catharsis)
  6. Older Warrior (年上コイモヨヲ, Toshiue Koimoyowo)
  7. Space Flight Sensation (宇宙飛行センセーション, Uchuu Hikou Sensation)
  8. Love Teleportation (恋テレポーテーション, Koi Teleportation)
  9. BUNBUN NINE9'
  10. Challenger
  11. Infinity Girl A (無限大少女∀, Mugendai Shoujo∀)
  12. Happy Days
  13. Cheeky dreamer
14 35 8,487 8,908 -
  • Older Warrior (年上コイモヨヲ, Toshiue Koimoyowo) is sung by Yūna Sekine, Yuriya Suzuki, and Hina Nagai.
  • Space Flight Sensation (宇宙飛行センセーション, Uchuu Hikou Sensation) is sung by Momoka Kodakaru and Mariya Suzuki.
  • Love Teleportation (恋テレポーテーション, Koi Teleportation) is sung by Asami Watanabe, Rino Shimazaki, Seran Mizorogi, and Marin Yamamoto.
Together 18 June 2014 Together - - - - - Mini Album with solo versions of "Together" by all nine members.
Cheeky Parade II 1 June 2016
  1. SINFONIA ~Apocalypse of Monster~
  2. M.O.N.ST@R
  3. Hungry
  4. Kizuna PUNKY ROCK !! (キズナPUNKY ROCK !!)
  5. Shake It Out! (シェケナ!, Shekena)
  6. Lost+Found
  7. Happy Fancy Music
  8. faith
  9. SKY GATE
  10. Colorful Starlight (カラフルスターライト)
  11. CANDY POP GALAXY BOMB!!
  12. WE ARE THE GREATEST NINE9’
- - - - -

Singles[edit]

Title Release date Featured Songs Chart position Sales
(Oricon)
Certification Notes
Oricon
Weekly
Singles
Chart
Billboard
Japan

Hot
100
First
week
Total
Cheeky Dreamer 1 April 2012 - - - - - Indie Single (5,000 copies only)
BUNBUN NINE9′ 9 January 2013
  1. BUNBUN NINE9'
  2. Tactics
4 36 22,176 24,495 -
C.P.U!? 10 April 2013
  1. C.P.U!?
  2. Unrequited Love Factory (片想いファクトリー, Kataomoi Factory)
5 65 18,623 19,616 -
Infinity Girl A (無限大少女∀, Mugendai Shoujo∀) 4 September 2013
  1. Infinity Girl A (無限大少女∀, Mugendai Shoujo∀)
  2. Cheeky Fighter (チィキィファイター)
4 24 28,340 29,231 -
CANDY POP GALAXY BOMB!! / Kizuna PUNKY ROCK !! (キズナPUNKY ROCK !!) 12 December 2014
  1. CANDY POP GALAXY BOMB!!
  2. Kizuna PUNKY ROCK !! (キズナPUNKY ROCK !!)
- - - - -
M.O.N.ST@R / Colorful Starlight (カラフルスターライト) 15 July 2015
  1. M.O.N.ST@R
  2. Colorful Starlight (カラフルスターライト)
  3. Glory Days
- - - - -
SKY GATE 24 February 2016
  1. SKY GATE
  2. FAITH
  3. GARLIC&ONION
- - - - -
  • Last single to feature Marin Yamamoto and Mariya Suzuki before hiatus.
  • First single to include a song by NERFY GUINER BIEBER.
Hands up! 2016
  1. Hands up!
  2. Let's Party!
- - - - - First single to not feature Marin Yamamoto and Mariya Suzuki before hiatus.
Shout along! 2017
  1. Shout along!
  2. Shampoo & conditioner
22 - 4,993 - -
  • Last single to feature Seran Mizorogi and Momoka Kodakari before their departure from Cheeky Parade.
  • Second single to include a song by NERFY GUINER BIEBER

Music videos[edit]

Title Official
YouTube
link
Single Album Notes
BUNBUN NINE9′ watch BUNBUN NINE9' Cheeky Parade I
watch Another Version 1
C.P.U !? watch C.P.U !? Panorama Version
Infinity Girl A (無限大少女∀, Mugendai Shoujo∀) watch Infinity Girl A (無限大少女∀, Mugendai Shoujo∀) Outside Version
Check it Out (チェケラ, Chekera) watch -
Together watch Together Together Call and Response Version
watch "Special Product from Tochigi Asami" ver. ("栃木の名産亜紗美"ver., "Tochigi no Meisan Asami"ver.)
watch "It's Yūna" ver. ("やっぱ優那だな" ver., "Yappa Yuuna dana" ver.)
watch "Little Demon Seran" ver. ("小悪魔世蘭"ver., "Koakuma Seran" ver.)
watch "The Lovely Flower is Yuriya" ver. ("好きなお花は友梨耶"ver., "Suki na Ohana wa Yuriya"ver.)
watch "I'm Marin" ver. ("俺の真凜"ver., "Ore no Marin"ver.)
watch "Shimazaki Out" ver. ("島崎アウト"ver.)
watch "Nagai Player" ver. ("永井選手"ver., "Nagai Senshu"ver.)
watch "I Love Momoka" ver. ("百花が好きやねん" ver., "Momoka ga Suki yanen" ver.)
watch "Number One cheeky Mariya-hho" ver. ("一番cheeky真梨耶っほー"ver., "Ichiban cheeky Mariya-hho"ver.)
CANDY POP GALAXY BOMB!! watch CANDY POP GALAXY BOMB!! / Kizuna PUNKY ROCK !! (キズナPUNKY ROCK !!) Cheeky Parade II
M.O.N.ST@R watch M.O.N.ST@R / Colorful Starlight (カラフルスターライト) Down the Road ver.
Colorful Starlight (カラフルスターライト) watch
SKY GATE watch SKY GATE
GARLIC&ONION watch - As NERFY GUINER BIEBER
WE ARE THE GREATEST9' watch - Cheeky Parade II
Hands up! watch Hands up! - Short ver.
Shampoo & conditioner watch Shout along! - As NERFY GUINER BIEBER
Shout along! watch -
OHANA watch - - As NERFY GUINER BIEBER

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanki (2012-09-23). "Idol unit ‘Cheeky Parade’ to debut in 2013". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  2. ^ To, Jeffrey (December 24, 2014). "An Exclusive Interview with J-Pop Idol Group Cheeky Parade". Nihongogo. Nihongogo. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "PROFILE | Cheeky Parade オフィシャルウェブサイト". cheekyparade.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-07-23. 
  4. ^ ガイナー◉◉1/6来日公演@渋谷 (2016-02-10). "みんなー! おきてるー??夜でもHAPPY!ガイナーよ!実はみんなにスペシャルなお知らせがあるの! ガイナーのMVが完成したの! 「GARLIC&ONION 」 checkー! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zajhq7M7fxY …pic.twitter.com/An43xGoqkZ". @CP_Japan2015. Retrieved 2017-07-23.  External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ アイドルストリート 公 式 (2017-07-22), GUINER CHANNEL Vol 1 NEW MEMBER AUDITION, retrieved 2017-07-23 

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