Yui Yokoyama

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Yui Yokoyama
Native name 横山 由依
Born (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 22)
Origin Kyoto, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) 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 K. She is a former member of AKB48 sister group NMB48. She debuted in 2012 in Team A and now is in Team K.[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.[citation needed] 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.[5]

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 the AKB48 Tokyo Dome Concert in 2012, it was announced that Yokoyama would join NMB48 and therefore hold a concurrent position between AKB48's Team A and NMB48.[6] In the same year in November, she sang on the A-side for NMB48's sixth single "Kitagawa Kenji".[7]

In 2013, she placed 13th in the AKB48 general election and third in its rock-paper-scissors tournament. On April 28, 2013, NMB48 revoked her concurrency and she remained in AKB48.[8]

On December 8, 2014, it was revealed that Yokoyama would succeed Minami Takahashi's job as the General Director of AKB48 after Takahashi's leaving.[9]

Discography[edit]

AKB48 singles[edit]

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

NMB48[edit]

Not Yet singles[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Films[edit]

  • NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Owarai Seishun Girls! (2013), herself[10]
  • Yume wa Ushi no Oishasan (2014), narration[11]
  • NMB48 Geinin! The Movie Returns Sotsugyō! Owarai Seishun Girls!! Aratanaru Tabidachi (2014), cameo

Bibliography[edit]

Photobooks[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. 
  5. ^ AKB48わずか13日で再び48人に 研究生・横山由依昇格&超実力派メンバーが復活 (in Japanese). GMO Mobile Inc. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  6. ^ AKB横山由依、“兼任”NMB48劇場で初歌唱 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  7. ^ NMB48、新曲名は実在の「北川謙二」 (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  8. ^ AKB横山由依、NMBに涙で別れ (in Japanese). Daily Sports. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  9. ^ AKB48高橋みなみ「卒業」発表 後継は横山由依 (in Japanese). Tokyo Sports. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  10. ^ NMB48 げいにん! THE MOVIE お笑い青春ガールズ! (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  11. ^ 夢は牛のお医者さん (in Japanese). PIA Corporation. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  12. ^ ゆいはん:横山由依ファースト写真集 (in Japanese). National Diet Library. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 

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