Sexy Zone

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Sexy Zone
Also known as セクシーゾーン
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Pony Canyon Inc.
Associated acts B.I.Shadow
Website http://sexyzone.ponycanyon.co.jp/
Members
Kento Nakajima
Fuma Kikuchi
Shori Sato
Sou Matsushima
Marius Yo

Sexy Zone is a Japanese boy band managed by Johnny & Associates. It started in 2011.[1][2][3] The five members of the band are Nakajima Kento, Kikuchi Fuma, Sato Shori, Matsushima Sou, and Marius Yo. They were chosen because of their male sexiness.[1]

Sexy Zone first performed at Johnnys Imperial Theatre Special with their first song "Sexy Zone". This was released on November 16, 2011, by Pony Canyon.[2] This song is also the theme song of the 2011 FIVB Women's World Cup and the 2011 FIVB Men's World Cup. They are special supporters of 2011 FIVB World Cup.[4]

Members[change | change source]

  • Nakajima Kento (March 13, 1994). He was born in Tokyo. In 2008 he was signed up by Johnny & Associates. His first band was B.I.Shadow. His first CD was released on June 4, 2009. His next group was NYCboys with Chinen Yuri and Yamada Ryosuke from the band Hey!Say!JUMP, and with Nakayama Yuma from B.I.Shadow. They provided the theme music for the women's volleyball World Grand Prix 2009. Kento joined Sexy Zone in 2011. In 2012 he began studying sociology at the Meiji Gakuin University.
  • Kikuchi Fuma (March 7, 1995)
  • Sato Shori (October 30, 1996)
  • Matsushima Sou (November 27, 1997)
  • Yo Marius (March 30, 2000)

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Number Release Date Title Rank Sales Certification
1 November 14, 2012 "Sexy Zone" 1 95,421 RIAJ:

Single[change | change source]

Number Release Date Title Rank Sales Certification
1 November 16, 2011 "Sexy Zone" 1 240,964[5] RIAJ: Gold
2 April 11, 2012 "Lady Diamond" 1 144,573[6] RIAJ: Gold
3 October 3, 2012 "Sexy Summer" 1 113,280 RIAJ: Gold
4 May 1, 2013 "Real Sexy! / Bad Boys" 1 139,000

Appearances[change | change source]

Variety Program[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "セクシーさ売りにジャニーズに新ユニット". Nikkan Sports (Nikkan Sports). 2011年9月30日. http://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/p-et-tp0-20110930-842678.html. Retrieved 2011年9月30日.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ジャニーズ歴代最年少14・2歳!新グループ誕生". スポニチ Sponichi Annex (Sports Nippon). 2011年9月30日. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2011/09/30/kiji/K20110930001723670.html. Retrieved 2011年9月30日.
  3. "ジャニーズ新ユニット「Sexy Zone」最年少デビュー". Sports Hochi (Hochi Shimbun). 2011年9月30日. http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/news/20110930-OHT1T00015.htm?from=yol. Retrieved 2011年9月30日.
  4. "新しい時代を創る…国際派ジャニーズ新ユニットが誕生!! スペシャルサポーターにSexy Zoneが就任!!". とれたてフジテレビ (Fuji Television). 2011年10月5日. http://www.fujitv.co.jp/fujitv/news/pub_2011/111005-241.html. Retrieved 2011年10月15日.
  5. N/A. "【オリコン】Sexy Zone、歴代最年少「14.4歳」で首位デビュー". oricon.co.jp. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/rankmusic/2003931/. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  6. Oricon reveals first half rankings for 2012!
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Sexy Zone Official Site". Sexyzone.ponycanyon.co.jp. http://sexyzone.ponycanyon.co.jp/schedule.html. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  8. "ジャニーズJr.ランドのなかまたち | ジャニーズJr.ランド". Bs-sptv.com. http://www.bs-sptv.com/jrland/member/index.html. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  9. "テレビ朝日|ミュージックステーション". Tv-asahi.co.jp. http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/music/contents/m_lineup/1085/index2.html. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  10. "テレビ朝日|ミュージックステーション". Tv-asahi.co.jp. 2011-11-18. http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/music/contents/m_lineup/1086/index2.html. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  11. "テレビ朝日|ミュージックステーション". Tv-asahi.co.jp. 2012-04-27. http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/music/contents/m_lineup/1106/index2.html. Retrieved 2012-12-02.

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