| Maeda Yuki |
Also known as
August 28, 1979
Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Japanese pop, Enka
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.
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".
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.
In 2002, she participated in several of the "Douyou Pops" series releases.
On February 21, she released her third single "Tokyo Yoimachigusa".
On July 16, she released her fouth single "Tokyo Kirigirisu".
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 ".
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".
On September 26, she released her eighth single "Ai Ai Daiko".
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.
On April 4, she released her tenth single "Mianeyo ~Gomennasai~".
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.
In November, Maeda Yuki gave birth to a son.
- Name: Maeda Yuki (前田有紀)
- Nicknames: Yukidon
- Birthdate: August 28, 1979
- 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
H.P. ALL STARSEdit
Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit
|#||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|
Nishi Shinjuku de Atta Hito (西新宿で逢ったひと)
|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|
|#||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
- Hello! Project 2002 ~Kotoshi mo Sugoizo!~ (#6 Chigiri (契り))
- Uta Doki! (Mou Ichido Aitai (もう一度逢いたい))
- Hello! Project 2003 Winter ~Tanoshin Jattemasu!~ (#5 Yosakoi Setsu (よさこい節 ))
- Hello! Project 2005 Winter ~A Happy New Power! Shirogumi~
- Hello! Project 2005 Winter All-Stars Dairanbu ~A HAPPY NEW POWER! Iida Kaori Sotsugyou Special~
- Hello Project Concert Tour Winter 2007 ~Elder Club THE CELEBRATION~
- 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
-  Tokyo (東京)
-  Olivia wo ki Kinagara (オリビアを聴きながら)
-  FAR AWAY
- 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 is one of the few enka soloists under Hello! Project.
- She didn't have her first charting single, "Tokyo Kirigirisu", until she signed with the Up-Front Works label, zetima in 2003.
|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|