Yui Mizuno

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Yui Mizuno
Yui Mizuno (YUIMETAL) November 2014.jpg
Yui Mizuno performing with Babymetal in 2014
Background information
Native name 水野 由結
Birth name Yui Mizuno
Also known as Yuimetal (in Babymetal)
Born (1999-06-20) June 20, 1999 (age 18)
Origin Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Genres Kawaii metal, J-pop, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Idol, singer, model, actor
Instruments vocals, guitar
Years active 2010–present
Labels Amuse, Inc.
Associated acts Sakura Gakuin (2010–2015)
Babymetal (2010–present)

Yui Mizuno (水野 由結, Mizuno Yui, born June 20, 1999) is a Japanese idol, singer and model. She is a member of the kawaii metal group Babymetal and a former member of the girl group Sakura Gakuin.

Biography[edit]

On August 2, 2010, at the age of 11, Yui Mizuno, at the same time with Moa Kikuchi, joined Sakura Gakuin, an idol group managed by the talent agency Amuse, Inc.. The group had not yet released its debut single.[1][2] The group members were also divided into smaller subgroups, so-called clubs. Each club had its own musical group that recorded its own songs. Kikuchi and Mizuno first became members of the "Baton Club" and its musical group Twinklestars and later together with Suzuka Nakamoto (as leader and lead singer) formed a heavy music club[3] and its heavy metal-themed group Babymetal. Before the heavy music club was created by the management, none of the three heavy music club members knew what heavy metal was.[4]

During a bus trip, Yui and Moa wrote the Babymetal song "Song 4" (4の歌) together, under the writing credits Black Babymetal.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Her official blog, managed by Amuse, Inc., the same talent management agency[6] relates how, when in third grade, a member of Mizuno's family was diagnosed with an unspecified "life-threatening" illness. Being too young to be allowed into the intensive care unit, she had to wait in the waiting room every day while worrying about their well being. The doctors proposed that they would play music that Mizuno listened to often in the waiting room, which at the time was the girl group Karen Girl's (future Babymetal co-member Suzuka Nakamoto performed in the group at the time). She states that the music gave her courage and power to get through the situation, and later when her family had made it out of the hospital, Yui wanted to become a Karen Girl. During Legend D, a Babymetal concert from 2012, the group performed a cover of the Karen Girl's song "Over the Future". Mizuno says that moment was when her dreams came true.[7]

Associated acts[edit]

  • Sakura Gakuin (April 2010—March 29, 2015)
    • Twinklestars (Sakura Gakuin subunit)
    • Minipati (Sakura Gakuin subunit)
  • Babymetal (2010—present)
    • Black Babymetal (Babymetal subunit)

Discography[edit]

With Sakura Gakuin[edit]

  • Sakura Gakuin 2010 Nendo: Message (2011)
  • Sakura Gakuin 2011 Nendo: Friends (2012)
  • Sakura Gakuin 2012 Nendo: My Generation (2013)
  • Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo: Kizuna (2014)
  • Sakura Gakuin 2014 Nendo: Kimi ni Todoke (2015)

With Babymetal[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television
  • MW Dai-Zero-shō: Akuma no Game (MW-ムウ- 第0章 ~悪魔のゲーム~) (2009)
  • Sagasō! Nippon Hito no Wasuremono (2009)
  • Kioku no Umi (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "水野 由結 - アミューズ オフィシャル ウェブサイト". Amuse. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  2. ^ "菊地 最愛 - アミューズ オフィシャル ウェブサイト". Amuse. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Alex (10 July 2014). "Did Babymetal invent 'cute metal' and what is it?". BBC. UK. Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  4. ^ "BABYMETAL: 'Cutest Headbangers On The Planet'". Razor TV (in Japanese and English). Singapore. December 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  5. ^ "K-bleJungle intervista BABYMETAL (KJ on the Road)". Associazione Ochacaffè. 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Music/Sakura Gakuin". TV Tropes. TVTropes.com. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "15歳". Sakura Gakuin Official Website. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 

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