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Maeda Yuki
前田有紀
Yuki
General Information

Also known as

Yukidon

Born

August 28, 1979 (1979-08-28) (age 37)

Origin

Ehime Prefecture, Japan

Genres

Japanese pop, Enka

Occupations

Singer

Years active

2000–2012

Labels

zetima (2003-2004)
Rice Music (2004-2012)

Associated acts

Akagumi 4, SALT5, H.P. All Stars, Elder Club

Maeda Yuki(前田有紀, Born August 28, 1979 in Ehime Prefecture, Japan)is a Japanese singer. Maeda joined Hello! Project and became a soloist in 2000, debuting her first single "Naki Usagi" under the renowned enka label Teichiku. She has been in the Hello! Project shuffle units: SALT5, Akagumi 4 (as Shinoda Miho replacement), and H.P. All Stars. She graduated with the rest of the Elder Club in 2009.

BiographyEdit

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2000Edit

On April 4, she made her television debut on the Hello! Project show, "Idol o Sagase".

On April 12, she released her first single "Naki Usagi".

2001Edit

On January 1, she released her second single "Tokyo You Turn".

On January 20, she presented songs at three events in Nagoya.

On March 31, she was apart of "FamilyMart presents! Hello! Project Athletes" at Saitama Super Arena.[citation needed]

2002Edit

In 2002, she participated in several of the "Douyou Pops" series releases.

On February 21, she released her third single "Tokyo Yoimachigusa".

2003Edit

In 2003, she joined the shuffle unit SALT5. In the group she sang her first rap song, "GET UP! Rapper".

On July 16, she released her fouth single "Tokyo Kirigirisu".

2004Edit

In mid-2004 she was transferred to another Up-Front Works label, Rice Music.

In 2004, She was apart of H.P. All Stars which was the Hello! Project Shuffle Unit. Unlike previous (and following) years, where there had been three sepearate units, H.P. All Stars was the only shuffle unit of the year. Also unlike previous years, H.P. All Stars consisted of members from all of Hello! Project at the time and not just members from Morning Musume.

On January 1, she released her fifth single "Sarasara no Kawa". On September 29, she released her sixth single "Nishi Shinjuku de Atta Hito ".

2006Edit

In 2006, she appeared on the Hello! Project show "Uta Doki! Pop Classics" as a semi-regular.

On July 26, she released her seventh single "Omae no Namida wo Ore ni Kure".

2007Edit

From June 9-17, Maeda appeared in the stage play "Tokyo" alongside Shibata Ayumi.[1]

On September 26, she released her eighth single "Ai Ai Daiko".

From November 28 to December 2, she appeared in the stage play "Olivia wo ki Kinagara" longside Yoshizawa Hitomi and Kimura Ayaka.[2]

2009Edit

On February 25, she released her ninth single "Kenchana ~Daijoubu~".

On March 31, she graduated from Hello! Project along with the rest of the Elder Club.

She released her first album, Maeda Yuki – Zenkyoku Shuu ~Kenchana~ on September 9. From September 27-30, she appeared in the stage play "FAR AWAY" alongside Abe Natsumi and Kimura Ayaka.[3]

2010Edit

On April 4, she released her tenth single "Mianeyo ~Gomennasai~".

2012Edit

On June 22, Maeda Yuki announced through her blog that she would be married and was five months pregnant, and that she would retire from her singing career.

In November, Maeda posted on Twitter that she gave birth to a daughter.

2014 Edit

In November, Maeda Yuki gave birth to a son.

2016Edit

On April 20, she announced that she was pregnant with her third child. She gave birth to a son on August 8.[4][5]

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Maeda Yuki (前田有紀)
  • Nicknames: Yukidon
  • Birthdate: August 28, 1979 (1979-08-28) (age 37)
  • Birthplace: Ehime Prefecture, Japan
  • Raised: Kochi,  Kochi Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Star Sign: Virgo
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, taking pictures, listening to favorite CDs
  • Favorite colors: Light blue, black, red
  • Favorite flowers: Roses, baby's breaths
  • Favorite season: Summer
  • Favorite words: Effort, sympathy
  • Favorite food: Chicken, fruits
  • Disliked food: Salmon roe
  • Moto: "Ring Angel Hair" (laughs)
  • Shuffle units:
  • Up-Front PROMOTION:

Singles Featured InEdit

SALT5Edit

H.P. ALL STARSEdit

Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

# Title Release date First week sales Total sales
1 Naki Usagi (鳴きうさぎ) 2000.04.12 ? Didn't chart
2 Tokyo You Turn (東京 You ターン) 2001.01.01  ? Didn't chart
3 Tokyo, Yoimachigusa. (東京, 宵町草。) 2002.02.21  ? Didn't chart
4 Tokyo Kirigirisu (東京きりぎりす) 2003.07.16 905 1,661
5 Sarasara no Kawa (さらさらの川 ) 2004.01.01 1,013 2,185
6

Nishi Shinjuku de Atta Hito (西新宿で逢ったひと)

2004.09.29 1,470 3,030
7 Omae no Namida wo Ore ni Kure (お前の涙を俺にくれ) 2006.07.26 500 500
8 Ai Ai Daiko (相愛太鼓 ) 2007.09.26 760 760
9 Kenchana ~Daijoubu~ (ケンチャナ ~大丈夫~) 2009.02.25 852 1,241
10 Mianeyo ~Gomennasai~ (ミアネヨ ~ごめんなさい~ ) 2010.04.04 471 751
11 Busan Hatsu (釜山発) 2011.05.25 509 1,491

AlbumsEdit

# Title Release date First week sales Total sales
1 Maeda Yuki Zenkyoku Shuu ~Kenchana~ (前田有紀 全曲集 〜ケンチャナ〜) 2009.09.9  ? Didn't chart
2 Busan Hatsu ~Kankoku Series Best~ 2011.11.23  ? Didn't chart

Other Albums / Compilation AlbumsEdit

  • Itsuki Hiroshi Duet Special Selection 14
  • Saishin Enka! Hayari Uta Best 16
  • Nagoya Misonoza Koen Live 2002 "Uta Mai Sou"
  • Enka kyouen! Saishin Hayari-uta
  • Petit Best series
  • Douyou Pops series

ConcertsEdit

DVDEdit

  • Hello! Project Douyou Eizou Shuu ~Ponkikies21~
  • Atarashii Douyou
  • Itsuki Hiroshi 55sei Happy Birthday Concert in Yokohama Arena
  • Showa Kayou Teater Shyuuchakueki
  • Gekidan Senior Graffiti Yokosuka Story
  • Gekidan Senior Graffiti Showa Kayo Theater - Far Away

WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

  • [2007] Tokyo (東京)
  • [2007] Olivia wo ki Kinagara (オリビアを聴きながら)
  • [2009] FAR AWAY

TriviaEdit

  • Since her debut, she has released on average one single per year.
  • She is known for having a shy nature and often appears timid in front of cameras.
  • She is in no way related to the former Whiteberry vocalist of the same name.
  • Iida Kaori is the main reason why Maeda became a part of Hello! Project.
  • She got the nickname Yukidon from Iida.
  • She didn't have her first charting single, "Tokyo Kirigirisu", until she signed with the Up-Front Works label, zetima in 2003.
  • She is one of the few enka soloists under Hello! Project.
  • She shares the same surname as former S/mileage member Maeda Yuuka, and former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Maeda Irori.

External LinksEdit


Maeda Yuki
Singles
1. Naki Usagi | 2. Tokyo You Turn | 3. Tokyo, Yoimachigusa. | 4. Tokyo Kirigirisu | 5. Sarasara no Kawa | 6. Nishi Shinjuku de Atta Hito | 7. Omae no Namida wo Ore ni Kure | 8. Ai Ai Daiko | 9. Kenchana ~Daijoubu~ | 10. Mianeyo ~Gomennasai~ | 11. Busan Hatsu
Albums
1. Maeda Yuki Zenkyoku Shuu ~Kenchana~ | 2. Busan Hatsu ~Kankoku Series Best~
Participated Units
SALT5, H.P. All Stars



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