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℃-ute promoting "The Power"
General Information

Origin

Japan

Genre

J-Pop

Years active

2005–present

Choreographer

Yoko

Labels

zetima (2006-present)
Pony Canyon (Korea)

Agency

UP-FRONT AGENCY (2005-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)

Associated acts

Hello! Project Kids, BeriKyuu, Berryz Koubou, 4KIDS, Aa!, Athena & Robikerottsu, Buono!, Cat's♥Eye 7, DIY♡, Dia Lady, Guardians 4, HI-FIN, High-King, Kira☆Pika, Petitmoni V, Tanpopo#, Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai, ZYX, Sexy Otonajan, H.P. All Stars, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Hello! Project Akagumi, Wonderful Hearts, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers, Triplet

Website

Hello! Project Official Website

Members

Yajima Maimi (2005-Present)
Nakajima Saki (2005-Present)
Suzuki Airi (2005-Present)
Okai Chisato (2005-Present)
Hagiwara Mai (2005-Present)

Former Members

Murakami Megumi (2005-2006)
Arihara Kanna (2006-2009)
Umeda Erika (2005-2009)

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BeriKyuu at a glance.

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℃-ute is an all-female Japanese pop group within Hello! Project. The character "℃" (degree Celsius) is substituted for "C" in notation for the purpose of expressing ardor—the hyphen does not have any meaning in particular. The proper pronunciation for this group in Japanese is kyūto (キュート) with pitch accents on both "ū" and "o". Their combined CD and DVD sales exceed 1 million copies in Japan alone. ℃-ute's highest selling single is Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin with 67,748 copies sold and their lowest selling single is Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko with 19,830 copies sold.

MembersEdit

Current MembersEdit

Former MembersEdit

For more on Member Colors, please go to Member Colors.

History Edit

2002–2004: Hello! Project KidsEdit

On June 30, 2002, all members of ℃-ute were initially selected during the audition for Hello! Project Kids.[1] Later in the same year, Suzuki Airi and Hagiwara Mai became members of 4KIDS, and appeared in the Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken!. A year later, some of the members were placed in bands led by Morning Musume members: Suzuki was selected to be in Aa!,[2] while Umeda Erika, Yajima Maimi, and Murakami Megumi were in ZYX. Both units were short-lived, and their activity stopped when half of the Hello! Project Kids were choosen to form Berryz Koubou in January 2004.[3] The kids passed over would later form ℃-ute.

2005Edit

In 2004, half of Hello! Project Kids were choosen to form Berryz Koubou, which was formed with the intention of rotating the kids throughout the unit. However the idea was eventually dropped. The remaining girls formed ℃-ute.[4] The group was officially announced on June 11, 2005,[4] though its formation had been rumored for several months prior.

2006Edit

In January, Arihara Kanna, a Hello Pro Kenshuusei, was added at the start of the Hello! Project Winter 2006 tour, as part of the Wonderful Hearts team.

On October 31, Murakami Megumi left the group suddenly without any graduation ceremony. Like Morning Musume before them, at their debut concert each of the group's members were given a color used for merchandise, costumes, and the like. Those colors: Umeda Erika - yellow; Yajima Maimi - pink; Nakajima Saki - orange; Suzuki Airi - green; Okai Chisato - blue; Hagiwara Mai - purple; and Arihara Kanna - red.

2007Edit

On February 21, ℃-ute's first official single Sakura Chirari was released. In the first week it ranked fifth on the Oricon charts, a feat not even accomplished by Morning Musume (who had ranked 6th on their debut single). With their debut single, they became the youngest group (with the average age of 13) to rank in the top 10.

On December 30, ℃-ute was chosen as "Best New Artist" by Japan Record Awards, 14 out of the 21 panel judges voted for them. Producer Tsunku received the award while the screen showed the girls crying at the dressing rooms after their performance.

On December 31, ℃-ute performed at the 58th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen as part of a special group with Morning Musume and Berryz Koubou. Hagiwara Mai became the youngest person to participate in Kouhaku Uta Gassen, breaking Kago Ai's record. (Hagiwara's record was broken the following year.)

2008Edit

At the end of 2008, ℃-ute was nominated for the main Japan Record Award, the Grand Prix, for the song "Edo no Temari Uta II", which was chosen as one of the best works of the year, but lost to Exile and had to be contented with a Gold Award.

2009Edit

On June 29, ℃-ute announced their 10th Single. They later announced the title as "EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!" on July 9.

On July 10, Arihara Kanna left ℃-ute and Hello! Project.

Umeda Erika graduated on October 25, to study on becoming a fashion model. This is the third member to leave the group but the first to have a graduation ceremony. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!, released in September, was Umeda's last single in ℃-ute. The single ranked #2 weekly and topped the daily charts with a #1 position in its first week, this is the first time for the group to reach #1 daily and currently ℃-ute's highest-charting single overall.

At their First Event as a 5-nin Group each of the members were given a new color used for merchandise, costumes, and the like. Those colors are now: Yajima Maimi - red; Nakajima Saki -blue; Suzuki Airi -pink ; Okai Chisato - green; Hagiwara Mai -yellow.

On November 2, ℃-ute announced their 11th single titled SHOCK! which will be released on January 6, 2010.

2010Edit

On January 8, ℃-ute announced their 5th album Shocking 5 which will be released on February 24.

℃-ute announced on a live radio show that they would be opening up a blog.

SHOCK!, ℃-ute's eleventh major single, was released on January 6. It topped at #1 for the daily charts and #5 for the week, selling 18,665 copies. This is the first a-side of a single to have all solo lines given to only one person (Airi) with the rest of the group singing only the chorus as well as their first single as a 5-nin Group. The following month on February 24, 2010, their 5th studio album, Shocking 5, was released.

On February 23, 2010, it was announced that Nakajima Saki will be a part of Morning Musume's stage play FASHIONABLE.

On March 2, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 12th single on April 28.

On March 11, ℃-ute's 12th single title was announced to be Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~.

On April 16, ℃-ute opened up their own Gree blog.

On April 28, ℃-ute's 12th major single, Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~, was released. It ranked at #3 on the daily chart and #5 on weekly.

On June 29, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 13th single titled Dance de Bakoon! on August 25.

On August 25, ℃-ute's 13th major single, Dance de Bakoon!, was released.

On September 9, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 14th single titled Aitai Lonely Christmas on December 1.

On October 15, ℃-ute opened up their own Youtube Channel.

On December 1, in tribute to the Christmas season, ℃-ute's next single, Aitai Lonely Christmas, was released.

On December 24, it was announced that ℃-ute and S/mileage wil be having a concert together.

On December 27, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 15th single titled Kiss me Aishiteru on February 23, 2011.

2011Edit

On February 1, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 6th album titled Chou! WONDERFUL 6.

On February 23, ℃-ute released their fifteenth major single Kiss me Aishiteru.

On March 6, ℃-ute official Facebook page opened.

On March 12, it was announced that ℃-ute events are cancelled do to earthquake and tsunami.

On March 23, a new release date was set for ℃-ute's 6th album which will be released on April 6.

On March 31, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 16th single titled "Momoiro Sparkling which will be released on May 25.

Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute will star in a play called Jikuu no Tobira (Door of Time).

On June 17, it was announced that ℃-ute and Berryz Koubou will be having a fall concert tour.

On June 18th, ℃-ute will be broadcasting their ℃-ute Concert Tour 2011 Spring ~Chou! Chou WONDERFUL Tour~, live through their official Youtube channel (ocutechannel) from Yokosuka Geijutsu Theater. Suzuki commented that this concert will be the first concert in Japan to be broadcast live on Youtube, and she hopes that more people get to know them through it.

On June 18, ℃-ute's spring concert entitled ℃-ute Concert Tour 2011 Spring ~Chou! Chou WONDERFUL Tour~ was broadcast live on the group's Youtube channel. The live stream was a big success. As it was later confirmed by the band's leader Yajima Maimi in her blog and by the management of the Up-Front Agency on Twitter, there were 93,144 Youtube viewers who watched the broadcast.

On June 23, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 17th single titled Sekaiichi Happy na Onna no Ko, which will be released on September 7.

On August 28, it was announced that ℃-ute and Berryz Koubou will be releasing a single on November 9. It is titled "Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku". It will be the ending to the movie Ousama Game which stars Berryz Koubou's Kumai Yurina and ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi. Members of both groups will be making short appearances in the movie.

It has been announced that ℃-ute, along with S/mileage, would perform at this year's 24H TV Marathon.

On September 23, it was announced that ℃-ute's five star radio will be ending. The show will end on September 27.

On November 24, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 7th album titled Dainana Shou "Utsukushikutte Gomen Ne" on February 8, 2012.

2012Edit

On February 8, the group's 7th album, titled Dainana Shou "Utsukushikutte Gomen ne", was released.

On April 8, ℃-ute performed at the idol festival Idol Yokochō Matsuri, giving their first non-Hello! Project joint concert in their entire career. The music news provider BARKS praised the "power performance" that was "overwhelming from beginning to end" and demontrated the "number one" band's unity out of the whole Hello! Project.

On April 18, ℃-ute's 18th single "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" was released. The music video for the song was uploaded on ℃-ute's official YouTube channel on March 12. With more than 40,000 copies sold within the first week and reaching number 3 of the Oricon weekly singles chart, the single became their highest-selling single to date, breaking the record of their 3rd major single "Tokaikko Junjou".

On June 20, ℃-ute released its second collaboration CD single with the fellow Hello! Project Kids group Berryz Koubou, titled "Chou HAPPY SONG". The title tune is a mix of two previously published songs, Berryz Koubou's "Because happiness" and ℃-ute's "Shiawase no Tochuu" from their 2012 albums. Both tracks were intentionally composed and produced by Tsunku to form a new song when played simultaneously. The trick was originally scheduled to be announced at a summer Hello! Project concert, but was uncovered by fans in mid-April. The song became a hot topic on the Internet, and a set of the three tracks, "Because happiness", "Shiawase no Tochū ", and "Chou Happy Song", was hastily released as a digital download single on April 28.

Also in June, it had been announced that ℃-ute's concert at the Yokosuka Arts Theater on June 30 would be broadcast live on YouTube.

On September 5, ℃-ute released their 19th single, titled "Aitai Aitai Aitai na". The song was premiered at the first concert of the Hello! Project 15th Anniversary Live 2012 Summer tour, on July 21 at the Onyx Theater in Osaka.

On November 21, ℃-ute released their 2nd Best-of album, ② ℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album.

On November 28th, a rumor was leaked by a person who concerned with a TV drama that airs in January, that the 20th single would be titled "Kono Machi", a Moritaka Chisato cover, which would be expected be released in February 6, 2013.

On December 16, it was confirmed that ℃-ute's 20th single is in fact Kono Machi and it's set to be released on February 6, 2013.

2013Edit

On February 6, ℃-ute's 20th single, Kono Machi, was released.

℃-ute will star in the stage play Sakura no Hanataba. The play will run from March 14 through March 24.

On The release event of ℃-ute's Crazy Kanzen na Otona,  it was announced that on July 5, ℃-ute will have a Cutie Circuit concert in Paris for the first time. Also on September 10, ℃-ute will have their annual ℃-ute no Hi Concert at Nippon Budokan.

On June 29, ℃-ute received a certification from the Japan Anniversary Council to make "℃-ute no Hi" (℃-ute's Day) a national day.

On July 10, ℃-ute released their 22nd single Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma in 6 editions: 2 regular and 4 limited. The rank in 4th on the oricon weekly chart, selling a total of 64,080 making it ℃-ute highest selling single until the release of Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin .

On August 16, it was announced ℃-ute and S/mileage will have a joint live house fanclub tour, titled “Naruchika 2013 Aki ℃-ute x S/mileage” from October 5 to December 8.

On November 6, ℃-ute released their 23rd single Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin.. The single ranked 3rd on the oricon weekly single chart and sold a total of 67,748 copies, making it ℃-ute's highest selling single to date.

2014Edit

On January 26, 2014 at a release event, ℃-ute's 24th single, titled "Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all", was announced. The single was released on March 5, in 5 editions.

On February 24, it was announced that ℃-ute would be collaborating with Reebok to promote their product Your Reebok, where one personally customize their Reebok, for the March 2014. Both "Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita" and "Love take it all" were used for their collaboration "Your Reebok x ℃-ute".[5][6]

On March 5, it was announced that ℃-ute's "Love take it all" would be the inauguration CM song for 2014 BS-TBS' Idol Campaign. They will also have a 6-episode TV show called ℃-ute no Challenge TV every last Thursday of the month on BS-TBS.[7]

On April 15th it was announced that Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute were invited to attend the 15th Japan Expo in Paris as Guest of Honor.[8]

On May 3, it was announced by Yajima Maimi during the last MC corner of ℃-ute Concert Tour 2014 Haru ~C-ute no Honne~ that C-ute will be performing at Budokan on September 10, "℃-ute no Hi".

On July 16th, ℃-ute released their 25th single The Power / Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version).

On August 23rd it was announced the ℃-ute has set two world records (the longest passing of an egg in a relay (1 hour and 30 minutes) and the most snacks eaten in a relay (1 hour). The records were achieved at a public recording of their TV-show with respectively 259 and 346 of their fans at Asakasa Blitz. [9]

On September 27th, ℃-ute will perform at the 2014 Aomori SHOCK ON open-air music festival alongside Berryz Koubou and other artists.[10]

On November 19th, ℃-ute will release their 26th single.

Group Name OriginEdit

℃-ute was named by Tsunku . According to him and the Hello! Project official website, the English word cute means "(little and) lovely, pretty" ((小さくて) かわいらしい,可憐な). Wanting to somehow express the girls' overflowing fervor (enthusiasm), he substituted "℃" for "C".

Members Line-upEdit

  • 7 Members Line-up (June 2005 - January 2006)
  • 8 Members Line-up (January 2006 - October 2006) with the addition of Arihara Kanna
  • 7 Members Line-up (November 2006 - April 2009) without Murakami Megumi
  • 6 Members Line-up (April 2009 - October 2009) without Arihara Kanna
  • 5 Members Line-up (October 2009- present) without Umeda Erika

DiscographyEdit

For more of singles and albums, please visit ℃-ute Discography

  1. [2006.10.25] Cutie Queen Vol.1(キューティークイーン VOL.1)
  2. [2007.04.17] 2 Mini ~Ikiru to Iu Chikara~ (②mini~生きるという力~)
  3. [2008.03.12] 3rd ~LOVE Escalation!~ (3rd~LOVEエスカレーション~)
  4. [2009.01.28] 4 Akogare My STAR (④ 憧れ My STAR)
  5. [2010.02.24] Shocking 5 (ショッキング5)
  6. [2011.04.06] Chou WONDERFUL! 6 (超WONDERFUL!⑥)
  7. [2012.02.08] Dainana Shou "Utsukushikutte Gomen ne" (第七章「美しくってごめんね」)
  8. [2013.09.04] 8 Queen of J-POP
Best Albums
  1. [2009.11.18] ℃-ute Nandesu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! 1 (℃-uteなんです!全シングル集めちゃいましたっ!①)
  2. [2012.11.21] ② ℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album (②神聖なるベストアルバム)
  3. [2013.07.06] ℃-ute Cutie Sélection ~A nos Amis de France !~ (Limited)
  4. [2013.12.30] "COUNTDOWN JAPAN 13/14" Shutsuen Kinen! ℃-ute 12/30 Setlist Album (Limited)

Major Singles
  1. [2007.02.21] Sakura Chirari
  2. [2007.07.11] Meguru Koi no Kisetsu
  3. [2007.10.17] Tokaikko Junjou
  4. [2008.02.27] LALALA Shiawase no Uta
  5. [2008.04.23] Namida no Iro
  6. [2008.07.30] Edo no Temari Uta II
  7. [2008.11.26] FOREVER LOVE
  8. [2009.04.15] Bye Bye Bye!
  9. [2009.07.01] Shochuu Omimai Moushiagemasu
  10. [2009.09.16] EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!
  11. [2010.01.06] SHOCK!
  12. [2010.04.28] Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~
  13. [2010.08.25] Dance de Bakoon!
  14. [2010.12.01] Aitai Lonely Christmas
  15. [2011.02.23] Kiss me Aishiteru
  16. [2011.05.25] Momoiro Sparkling
  17. [2011.09.07] Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko
  18. [2012.04.18] Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku
  19. [2012.09.05] Aitai Aitai Aitai na
  20. [2013.02.06] Kono Machi
  21. [2013.04.03] Crazy Kanzen na Otona
  22. [2013.07.10] Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma
  23. [2013.11.06] Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin
  24. [2014.03.05] Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all
  25. [2014.07.16] The Power / Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version)
  26. [2014.11.19] TBA
Indie Singles
  1. [2006.05.06] Massara Blue Jeans
  2. [2006.06.03] Soku Dakishimete
  3. [2006.07.09] Ooki na Ai de Motenashite
  4. [2006.07.29] Wakkyanai (Z)
  5. [2008.03.20] Koero! Rakuten Eagles
  6. [2010.10.13] Akuma de Cute na Seishun Graffiti
Collaboration Singles
  1. [2011.06.22] Ai wa Katsu (愛は勝つ) (Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers)
  2. [2011.08.06] Makeruna Wasshoi! (負けるな わっしょい!) (Bekimasu)
  3. [2011.11.09] Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku (甘酸っぱい春にサクラサク) (Berryz Koubou×℃-ute)
  4. [2011.11.16] Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (ブスにならない哲学) (Hello! Project Mobekimasu)
  5. [2012.04.28] Chou HAPPY SONG (超HAPPY SONG) (Berryz Koubou×℃-ute)

  1. [2006.09.06] Music V Tokushuu 1 ~Cutie Visual~
  2. [2006.12.06] Cutie Circuit 2006 Final in YOMIURI LAND EAST LIVE ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
  3. [2007.04.18] ℃-ute Debut Tandoku Concert 2007 Haru ~Hajimatta yo! Cutie Show~
  4. [2007.07.18] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2007 Haru ~Golden Hatsu Date~
  5. [2007.09.05] Gekidan Gekiharo Dai 2 Kai Kouen "Neru Ko wa C-ute" (劇団ゲキハロ第2回公演 寝る子は℃-ute)
  6. [2007.11.21] Cutie Circuit 2007 ~MAGICAL CUTIE TOUR & September 10 is ℃-ute's Day~
  7. [2007.12.19] ℃-ute Live Tour 2007 Aki ~Houkago no Essence~
  8. [2008.07.02] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2008 ~LOVE Escalation!~
  9. [2008.07.09] Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute Nakayoshi Battle Concert Tour 2008 Haru ~Berryz Kamen vs Cutie Ranger~ with ℃-ute tracks
  10. [2008.11.12] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2008 Natsu ~Wasuretakunai Natsu~
  11. [2008.12.17] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2008 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
  12. [2009.01.21] Gekidan Gekiharo Dai 4 Kai Kouen "Keitai Shousetsuka" (劇団ゲキハロ第4回公演『携帯小説家』 )
  13. [2009.06.24] Music V Tokushuu 2 ~Cutie Visual~
  14. [2009.07.22] °C-ute Concert Tour 2009 Haru ~A B °C~
  15. [2009.09.23] Gekidan Gekiharo Dai 6 Kai Kouen Ataru mo Hakke!? ( ℃-ute「劇団ゲキハロ第6回公演「あたるも八卦!?」」 )
  16. [2009.10.28] Alo Hello! ℃-ute DVD
  17. [2009.11.25] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2009 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
  18. [2010.01.27] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2009 Natsu Aki ~Cutie JUMP!~
  19. [2010.02.17] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2009 ~FIVE~
  20. [2010.07.07] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2010 Haru ~Shocking LIVE~
  21. [2010.11.24] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2010 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
  22. [2010.12.08] Music V Tokushuu 3 ~Cutie Visual~
  23. [2010.12.22] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2010 Natsu Aki ~Dance Special!! "Chou Uranaito!!"~
  24. [2011.01.09] Cutie Musical (Akuma no Tsubuyaki) ~Akuma de kyutto na seishun Graffiti~ ( キューティー・ミュージカル「悪魔のつぶやき」~アクマでキュートな青春グラフィティ~)
  25. [2011.07.13] ℃-ute & S/mileage Premium Live 2011 Haru ~℃ & S Collaboration Daisakusen~ (with S/mileage)
  26. [2011.09.28] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2011 Spring ~Chou! Chou WONDERFUL Tour~
  27. [2011.11.24] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2011 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
  28. [2011.11.30] Gekidan Gekiharo Dai 11 Kai Koen Sengoku Jieitai ~Sengoku Jieitai, Josei Jieikan Shishu Seyo~ (劇団ゲキハロ 第11回公演 戦国自衛隊 〜戦国自衛隊・女性自衛官死守セヨ〜) (with Berryz Koubou)
  29. [2011.11.30] Gekidan Gekiharo Dai 11 Kai Koen Sengoku Jieitai ~Jyosei Jieikan Kikan seyo~ (劇団ゲキハロ第11回公演 戦国自衛隊〜女性自衛官帰還セヨ〜) (with Berryz Koubou)
  30. [2011.12.21] ℃-ute Zen Single MUSIC VIDEO Blu-ray File 2011
  31. [2012.02.29] Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute Collaboration Concert Tour 2011 Autumn ~BeriKyuu Island~ (with Berryz Koubou)
  32. [2012.07.11] Alo-Hello! 2 ℃-ute DVD
  33. [2012.08.15] ℃-ute Concert Tour Haru Natsu 2012 ~Utsukushikutte Gomen ne~
  34. [2012.09.10] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2012 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
  35. [2013.03.06] Music V Tokushuu 4 ~Cutie Visual~
  36. [2013.05.15] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2012~2013 Fuyu ~Shinseinaru Pentagram~
  37. [2013.08.28] Sakura no Hanataba
  38. [2013.09.25] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Treasure Box~
  39. [2013.12.18] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~Voyage à Paris~
  40. [2013.12.18] ℃-ute Budokan Concert 2013 "Queen of J-POP ~Tadori Tsuita Onna Senshi~"
  41. [2014.03.12] Alo-Hello! 3 ℃-ute DVD
  42. [2014.04.23] Naruchika 2013 Aki ℃-ute x S/mileage
  43. [2014.09.10] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~First Trip to Taipei~

WorksEdit

TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2014.04.24-present] °C-ute no Challenge TV (℃-uteのチャレンジTV)[11]

PhotobooksEdit

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  • [2007.02.21] So ℃-ute!
  • [2009.10.28] Alo! Hello ℃-ute Photobook (アロハロ!℃-ute写真集)
  • [2010.09.10] ℃-ute photo comic "°Compact °Cream" (℃-ute photo comic 『 ℃ompact ℃ream ( コンパクト ドリーム ) 』)
  • [2011.12.07] Cutest
  • [2012.07.24] Alo-Hello! ℃-ute 2012 (アロハロ!℃-ute 2012)
  • [2013.09.10] °C-ute 1st Official Book "9gatsu 10ka wa °C-ute no Hi" (℃-ute 1st オフィシャルブック 『9月10日は℃-uteの日』)
  • [2014.01.25] Alo! Hello ℃-ute 2014 (アロハロ! ℃-ute 2014)

Trivia Edit

  • September 10th is the official ℃-ute no Hi (℃-uteの日; ℃-ute's Day).
  • ℃-ute's Hagiwara Mai held the record of being the youngest participant ever at the 58th Kōhaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦) on December 31, 2007, being only 11 years old at the time, until 2011.
  • Although Suzuki Airi is the main singer, fellow member Yajima Maimi and former member Murakami Megumi received a substantial amount of lines and solos in song as well. More recently, Okai Chisato has gotten a substantial amount of lines and solos as well.
  • They were the first Hello! Project group to have a Facebook page.
  • They were the first group in Japan to broadcast a concert live on YouTube. It streamed live on their channel (ocutechannel) on June 18, 2011.
  • All of the group's major label singles have reached the Top 10 in the Weekly Oricon Chart.
  • As of early September 2014, the average age in the group is 20 years old.
  • ℃-ute is the only group to have all members appear in the drama Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen.
  • They are the only group to rearrange all the member colors after a graduation.
  • As of January 2013, July is the month when they released most singles, 5 singles, including indie singles. If not including indie singles, February and April becomes the months when they released most singles, both with 4 major singles.
  • They have no member born in the fall. Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki & Hagiwara Mai are all born in February, Suzuki Airi in April and Okai Chisato in June. All former members were born in May or June as well.
  • They used their own logo in every single until the release "Kono Machi", when they started using other fonts for writing the group's name.
  • They are currently known as the strongest performers in Hello! Project and are noted for their unity as a group.
  • Are known to challenge many different things for the concerts and lives, such as a flag dance and pole dancing.
  • Noted for their hard choreagraphy and stage presence.
  • They have recently been capturing more attention, especially to a female audience, in the idol world.
  • All the current ℃-ute members own a dog.

Awards & RecognitionsEdit

  • The youngest group (with the average age of 13) to rank in the top 10.
  • Nominated for the "Best Newcomer Award" at Best Hits Kayosai 2007 (lost to RSP).
  • 49th Japan Record Award: Newcomer Artist Award 2007.
  • 49th Japan Record Award: Best New Artist Award 2007.
  • Youngest group to win the Best New Artist Award.
  • 50th Japan Record Award: Best Works of the Year Award 2008.
  • Nominated for the "Excellence award" at 50th Japan Record Awards (lost to EXILE).
  • September 10th, "℃-ute no Hi" (℃-uteの日; ℃-ute's Day) officially a national day.
  • The longest passing of an egg in a relay (Guinness World Records).
  • The most snacks eaten in a relay (Guinness World Records).

Total Sales CountEdit

Year Group Sales Collaboration Sales Total Sales
2006 35,350 0 35,350
2007 151,375 0 186,725
2008 191,467 10,810 389,002
2009 145,659 0 534,661
2010 141,792 0 676,453
2011 94,512 89,540 860,505
2012 143,518 62,634 1,066,657
2013 242,483 0 1,309,140
2014 126,961+ 2,259+ TBA

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hello! Morning. Broadcast Date: 2002-06-30.
  2. Tsunku. "<ハロー!プロジェクト新ユニット「あぁ!」に関する公式文章>" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-09-12.
  3. Tsunku. "『Berryz工房』(ベリーズこうぼう)誕生について" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-01-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tsunku. "℃-ute (キュート) に関して" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2005-06-11.
  5. "【Your Reebok x ℃-ute】 ついに心の叫びが..." (in Japanese). Reebok Japan (@Reebokjp) via Twitter. 2014-03-10.
  6. "【YourReebok x ℃-ute】遂に完結..." (in Japanese). Reebok Japan (@Reebokjp) via Twitter. 2014-03-26.
  7. "℃-uteがBS-TBSキャンペーンの顔に!新番組も" (in Japanese). Dwango.jp News. 2013-03-05.
  8. "GUEST OF HONOR of 15th Japan Expo in Paris Goes to Berryz & ℃-ute!!". Tokyo Girls' Update. 2014-04-15.
  9. http://hellonewsservice.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/c-ute-set-two-world-records/
  10. TommyVD. "Berryz Kobo and °C-ute invited to perform at Aomori SHOCK ON 2014". Hello! News Service. 2014-08-01.
  11. ℃-ute. "℃-ute、BS-TBSキャンペーンアイドル就任で新番組開始" (in Japanese). natalie. 2014-03-05.

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