℃-ute was a Japanese pop group within Hello! Project that was formed in June 2005. 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 "Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ / Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight!" with 73,018 copies sold and their lowest selling single is "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko" with 19,830 copies sold.
On August 20, 2016, it was announced that ℃-ute would disband following a final live concert at Saitama Super Arena on June 12, 2017.
- 1 Members
- 2 History
- 3 Activities Outside Japan
- 4 Group Name Origin
- 5 Members Line-up
- 6 Discography
- 7 Publications
- 8 Works
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Awards & Recognitions
- 11 Total Sales Count
- 12 See Also
- 13 References
- 14 External Links
Members[edit | edit source]
- Main article: ℃-ute Members
Feb. 7, 1992 (28)
Feb. 5, 1994 (26)
Apr. 12, 1994 (26)
June 21, 1994 (26)
Feb. 7, 1996 (24)
History[edit | edit source]
2002–2004: Hello! Project Kids[edit | edit source]
On June 30, 2002, all members of ℃-ute were initially selected during the audition for Hello! Project Kids. 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!, 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 chosen to form Berryz Koubou in January 2004. The kids passed over would later form ℃-ute.
2005[edit | edit source]
In 2004, half of Hello! Project Kids were chosen 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. The group was officially announced on June 11, 2005, though its formation had been rumored for several months prior.
2006[edit | edit source]
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 and costumes.
2007[edit | edit source]
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 in their 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.)
2008[edit | edit source]
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 content with a Gold Award.
2009[edit | edit source]
On June 29, ℃-ute announced their 10th single. They later announced the title as "EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!" on July 9.
Umeda Erika graduated on October 25, to study on becoming a fashion model. This was 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 was 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 would be released on January 6, 2010.
2010[edit | edit source]
On January 8, ℃-ute announced their 5th album, Shocking 5, which was 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 March 2, it was announced that ℃-ute would 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 August 25, ℃-ute released their 13th single titled Dance de Bakoon!
On October 15, ℃-ute opened up their own YouTube Channel.
On December 1, in tribute to the Christmas season, ℃-ute's 14th single, Aitai Lonely Christmas, was released.
On December 24, it was announced that ℃-ute and S/mileage would be having a concert together.
2011[edit | edit source]
On February 1, it was announced that ℃-ute would 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's official Facebook page opened.
On March 12, it was announced that ℃-ute events were cancelled due to the earthquake and tsunami.
On March 31, it was announced that ℃-ute will be releasing their 16th single titled "Momoiro Sparkling which will be released on May 25.
On April 6, ℃-ute's 6th album was released.
Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute starred in a play called Jikuu no Tobira (Door of Time).
On June 17, it was announced that ℃-ute and Berryz Koubou would be having a Fall concert tour.
On June 18th, ℃-ute would 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 would be the first concert in Japan to be broadcast live on YouTube, and she hoped that more people got to know them through it. The live stream was a big success. As it was later confirmed by the band's leader Yajima Maimi in her blog and by UP-FRONT AGENCY on Twitter, there were 93,144 YouTube viewers who watched the broadcast.
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 was announced that ℃-ute, along with S/mileage, would perform at that year's 24H TV Marathon.
On September 7, ℃-ute released their 17th single titled Sekaiichi Happy na Onna no Ko.
On September 27, ℃-ute's five star radio came to an end.
2012[edit | edit source]
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 of their entire career. The music news provider BARKS praised the "power performance" that was "overwhelming from beginning to end" and demonstrated 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 their second collaboration CD single with 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.
2013[edit | edit source]
℃-ute starred in the stage play Sakura no Hanataba. The play ran from March 14 through March 24.
On September 10, ℃-ute held 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. They ranked 4th on the Oricon weekly chart, selling a total of 64,080, making it ℃-ute's highest selling single until the release of "Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin."
On November 6, ℃-ute released their 23rd single "Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin." The single ranked 3rd on the Oricon weekly singles chart and sold a total of 67,748 copies.
2014[edit | edit source]
On January 26, 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 customizes their Reebok, for March 2014. Both "Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita" and "Love take it all" were used for their collaboration "Your Reebok x ℃-ute".
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 would also have a 6-episode TV show called ℃-ute no Challenge TV every last Thursday of the month on BS-TBS.
On July 16, ℃-ute released their 25th single "The Power / Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version)."
On August 23, it was announced the ℃-ute had 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. 
On November 19, ℃-ute released their 26th single "I miss you / THE FUTURE."
On November 20, ℃-ute performed alongside other artists at Tower Records' 35th anniversary event.
2015[edit | edit source]
On April 1, ℃-ute released their 27th single "The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~ / Gamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare." This single would be their 10th year anniversary commemoration.
On October 28, ℃-ute released their 28th single "Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ / Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight!" Both a-sides are the official squad hymn and cheer song for the Japan Wrestling Federation.
On December 23, they released their 9th studio album, ℃maj9.
2016[edit | edit source]
On April 20, they released their 29th single "Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP!"
On August 20, it was announced that ℃-ute will disband next June after a concert at Saitama Super Arena. Since February, when all five members became at least 20 years of age, they began thinking of the group's future. When they were told they would perform at Saitama Super Arena, they discussed three options: stay as a group, but graduate from Hello! Project; go on hiatus; or disband, which is what they chose. As ℃-ute began and grew as part of Hello! Project, the members want the group to end as "℃-ute of Hello! Project" after 12 years. When the Saitama Super Arena concert is concluded, the members will go on to fulfill their individual goals.
On November 2, ℃-ute released their 30th single, "Mugen Climax / Ai wa Maru de Seidenki / Singing ~Ano Koro no You ni~."
℃-ute appeared during the first night of Fuji TV's 2016 FNS Kayousai on December 7 in a collaborative performance with Moritaka Chisato, and also during the second night on December 14, performing in an idol shuffle medley with other groups including Morning Musume '16. When ℃-ute performed "Kiss me Aishiteru" they received a video message from Tsunku who praised how well they have done in the past 10 years.
2017[edit | edit source]
On January 5, during the first concert of ℃-ute Shinshun Concert 2017 ~℃OMPASS~, ℃-ute announced that their final concert at Saitama Super Arena would be held on June 12, the day after their 12th anniversary. They also announced March 22 as the initial release date for their final single, later titled "To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises", but it was postponed to March 29 due to "production issues".
On March 8, it was announced that a collaboration café named ℃afe ℃-ute would be open for a limited time from April 28 to May 14 at AREA-Q in Harajuku, Tokyo. The café had a board on which fans could write encouraging messages for the Saitama Super Arena concert; exhibited the group's 12 year history with members' favorite costumes, photos, and videos; and served original food and drinks conceptualized by the ℃-ute members.
On May 3, ℃-ute released their third compilation and final album, ℃OMPLETE SINGLE COLLECTION.
℃-ute officially disbanded on June 12 at 9:10 p.m. at the end of the ℃-ute Last Concert in Saitama Super Arena ~Thank you team℃-ute~.
A last photobook, including behind the scene photos of their final concert, titled Brilliant - Hikari Kagayaku was released on September 10.
Activities Outside Japan[edit | edit source]
On May 24, 2014, they held their first concert in Taipei, Taiwan.
On April 15, 2014 it was announced that Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute were invited to attend the 15th Japan Expo in Paris, France as guests of honor. They held a joint concert on July 3 at Paris Nord Villepinte.
On May 21 and 22, 2016, they held two concerts in Hong Kong and Taipei, Taiwan.
On January 24, 2017, ℃-ute announced that they would perform a Cutie Circuit concert in Mexico on April 13 with a fan meet on April 14, and a Cutie Circuit concert in Paris, France on April 16 with a fan meet on April 17. The concerts were their last overseas.
Group Name Origin[edit | edit source]
℃-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-up[edit | edit source]
- 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 - June 2017) without Umeda Erika
Discography[edit | edit source]
For more of singles and albums, please visit ℃-ute Discography
- [2006.10.25] Cutie Queen VOL.1
- [2007.04.17] ② mini ~Ikiru to Iu Chikara~
- [2008.03.12] 3rd ~LOVE Escalation!~
- [2009.01.28] ④ Akogare My STAR
- [2010.02.24] Shocking 5
- [2011.04.06] Chou WONDERFUL! ⑥
- [2012.02.08] Dainana Shou "Utsukushikutte Gomen ne"
- [2013.09.04] ⑧ Queen of J-POP
- [2015.12.23] ℃maj9
- Best Albums
- [2009.11.18] ℃-ute Nandesu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! ①
- [2012.11.21] ② ℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album
- [2013.07.06] ℃-ute Cutie Sélection ~A nos Amis de France !~ (Limited)
- [2013.12.30] "COUNTDOWN JAPAN 13/14" Shutsuen Kinen! ℃-ute 12/30 Setlist Album (Limited)
- [2017.05.03] ℃OMPLETE SINGLE COLLECTION
- Major Singles
- [2007.02.21] Sakura Chirari
- [2007.07.11] Meguru Koi no Kisetsu
- [2007.10.17] Tokaikko Junjou
- [2008.02.27] LALALA Shiawase no Uta
- [2008.04.23] Namida no Iro
- [2008.07.30] Edo no Temari Uta II
- [2008.11.26] FOREVER LOVE
- [2009.04.15] Bye Bye Bye!
- [2009.07.01] Shochuu Omimai Moushiagemasu
- [2009.09.16] EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!
- [2010.01.06] SHOCK!
- [2010.04.28] Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~
- [2010.08.25] Dance de Bakoon!
- [2010.12.01] Aitai Lonely Christmas
- [2011.02.23] Kiss me Aishiteru
- [2011.05.25] Momoiro Sparkling
- [2011.09.07] Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko
- [2012.04.18] Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku
- [2012.09.05] Aitai Aitai Aitai na
- [2013.02.06] Kono Machi
- [2013.04.03] Crazy Kanzen na Otona
- [2013.07.10] Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma
- [2013.11.06] Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin
- [2014.03.05] Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all
- [2014.07.16] The Power / Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version)
- [2014.11.19] I miss you / THE FUTURE
- [2015.04.01] The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~ / Gamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare
- [2015.10.28] Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ / Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight!
- [2016.04.20] Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP!
- [2016.11.02] Mugen Climax / Ai wa Maru de Seidenki / Singing ~Ano Koro no You ni~
- [2017.03.29] To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises
- Indie Singles
- [2006.05.06] Massara Blue Jeans
- [2006.06.03] Soku Dakishimete
- [2006.07.09] Ooki na Ai de Motenashite
- [2006.07.29] Wakkyanai (Z)
- [2008.03.20] Koero! Rakuten Eagles
- [2010.10.13] Akuma de Cute na Seishun Graffiti
- Collaboration Singles
- [2011.06.22] Ai wa Katsu (愛は勝つ) (Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers)
- [2011.08.06] Makeruna Wasshoi! (負けるな わっしょい!) (Bekimasu)
- [2011.11.09] Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku (甘酸っぱい春にサクラサク) (Berryz Koubou×℃-ute)
- [2011.11.16] Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (ブスにならない哲学) (Hello! Project Mobekimasu)
- [2012.04.28] Chou HAPPY SONG (超HAPPY SONG) (Berryz Koubou×℃-ute)
- [2006.10.18] Kirarin☆Revolution Song Selection (#3 Ooki na Ai de Motenashite)
- [2006.12.20] Petit Best 7 (#11 Ooki na Ai de Motenashite)
- [2007.12.12] Petit Best 8 (#9 Sakura Chirari)
- [2008.12.10] Petit Best 9 (#3 Edo no Temari Uta II, #14 Koero! Rakuten Eagles)
- [2009.07.15] Chanpuru 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Cover album~ (#2 Ai wa Katsu - with Mano Erina)
- [2009.12.02] Petit Best 10 (#3 EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!)
- [2010.12.15] Petit Best 11 (#4 Dance de Bakoon!)
- [2011.12.07] Petit Best 12 (#8 Kiss me Aishiteru, #9 Momoiro Sparkling, #10 Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku - with Berryz Koubou, #11 Seishun Gekijou - with Berryz Koubou).
- [2012.12.05] Petit Best 13 (#5 Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku, #6 Aitai Aitai Aitai na , #11 Chou HAPPY SONG with Berryz Koubou)
- [2013.12.11] Petit Best 14 (#5 Crazy Kanzen na Otona, #6 Adam to Eve no Dilemma)
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 1 (#7 Bye Bye Bye!) (Limited Release)
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 3 (#6 Ooki na Ai de Motenashite) (Limited Release)
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4 (#4 Tokaikko Junjou, #7 Kimi no Senpou, #13 Crazy Kanzen na Otona, #18 Neruko wa ℃-ute) (Limited Release)
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 5 (#5 ENDLESS LOVE ~I Love You More~) (Limited Release)
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 6 (#13 Kanashiki Amefuri, #15 Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko) (Limited Release)
- [2014.12.10] Petit Best 15 (#5 Love take it all, #6 Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version))
- [2015.12.16] Petit Best 16 (#3 Gamusha LIFE, #4 Tsugi no Kado wo Magare)
- [2016.12.14] Petit Best 17 (#1 Jinsei wa STEP!, #10 Jinsei wa STEP! (Lil'Yukichi Remix) feat.Cherry Brown)
- [2017.12.13] Petit Best 18 (#1 Zenbu Owatta Kaerimichi)
- [2020.01.08] Petit Best 20 2020 (Disc 1 #19 Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko; Disc 2 #1 Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~, #3 Urayanjau, #7 Final Squall; Disc 3 #8 Yuuwaku no Kyuujitsu)
- [2006.09.06] Music V Tokushuu ① ~Cutie Visual~
- [2006.12.06] Cutie Circuit 2006 Final in YOMIURI LAND EAST LIVE ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
- [2007.04.18] ℃-ute Debut Tandoku Concert 2007 Haru ~Hajimatta yo! Cutie Show~
- [2007.07.18] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2007 Haru ~Golden Hatsu Date~
- [2007.09.05] Gekipro Gekiharo Dai 2kai Kouen "Neruko wa ℃-ute" (劇団ゲキハロ第2回公演 寝る子は℃-ute)
- [2007.11.21] Cutie Circuit 2007 ~MAGICAL CUTIE TOUR & September 10 is ℃-ute's Day~
- [2007.12.19] ℃-ute Live Tour 2007 Aki ~Houkago no Essence~
- [2008.07.02] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2008 ~LOVE Escalation!~
- [2008.07.09] Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute Nakayoshi Battle Concert Tour 2008 Haru ~Berryz Kamen vs Cutie Ranger~ with ℃-ute tracks
- [2008.11.12] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2008 Natsu ~Wasuretakunai Natsu~
- [2008.12.17] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2008 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
- [2009.01.21] Gekipro Gekiharo Dai 4kai Kouen "Keitai Shosetsuka" (劇団ゲキハロ第4回公演『携帯小説家』)
- [2009.06.24] Music V Tokushuu ② ~Cutie Visual~
- [2009.07.22] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2009 Haru ~AB℃~
- [2009.09.23] Gekidan Gekiharo Dai 6kai Kouen "Atarumo Hakke!?" (℃-ute「劇団ゲキハロ第6回公演「あたるも八卦！？」」)
- [2009.10.28] Alo Hello! ℃-ute DVD
- [2009.11.25] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2009 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
- [2010.01.27] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2009 Natsu Aki ~Cutie JUMP!~
- [2010.02.17] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2009 ~FIVE~
- [2010.07.07] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2010 Haru ~Shocking LIVE~
- [2010.11.24] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2010 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
- [2010.12.08] Music V Tokushuu ③ ~Cutie Visual~
- [2010.12.22] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2010 Natsu Aki ~Dance Special!! "Chou Uranaito!!"~
- [2011.01.09] Cutie Musical "Akuma no Tsubuyaki" ~Akuma de Cute 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〜)
- [2011.07.13] ℃-ute & S/mileage Premium Live 2011 Haru ~℃ & S Collaboration Daisakusen~ (with S/mileage)
- [2011.09.28] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2011 Spring ~Chou! Chou WONDERFUL Tour~
- [2011.11.24] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2011 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
- [2011.11.30] Gekipro Gekiharo Dai 11kai Kouen "Sengoku Jieitai" ~Josei Jieikan Shishu Seyo~ (劇団ゲキハロ第11回公演 戦国自衛隊〜女性自衛官死守セヨ〜) (with Berryz Koubou)
- [2011.11.30] Gekipro Gekiharo Dai 11kai Kouen "Sengoku Jieitai" ~Josei 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)
- [2011.12.21] ℃-ute Zen Single MUSIC VIDEO Blu-ray File 2011
- [2012.02.29] Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute Collaboration Concert Tour 2011 Autumn ~BeriKyuu Island~ (with Berryz Koubou)
- [2012.07.11] Alo-Hello! 2 ℃-ute DVD
- [2012.08.15] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2012 Haru Natsu ~Utsukushikutte Gomen ne~
- [2012.09.10] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2012 ~9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi~
- [2013.03.06] Music V Tokushuu ④ ~Cutie Visual~
- [2013.05.15] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2012~2013 Fuyu ~Shinseinaru Pentagram~
- [2013.08.28] Sakura no Hanataba
- [2013.09.25] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Treasure Box~
- [2013.12.18] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~Voyage à Paris~
- [2013.12.18] ℃-ute Budokan Concert 2013 "Queen of J-POP ~Tadori Tsuita Onna Senshi~"
- [2014.03.12] Alo-Hello! 3 ℃-ute DVD
- [2014.04.23] Naruchika 2013 Aki ℃-ute x S/mileage
- [2014.09.10] ℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~First Trip to Taipei~
- [2014.10.08] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2014 Haru ~℃-ute no Honne~
- [2014.12.17] ℃-ute (910) no Hi Special Concert 2014 Thank You BeriKyuu! in Nippon Budokan
- [2015.01.07] Japan Expo 15th Anniversary: Berryz Kobo×℃-ute in Hello!Project Festival
- [2015.03.04] ℃-ute Concert Tour 2014 Aki ~Monster~
- [2015.06.10] Music V Tokushuu ⑤ ~Cutie Visual~
Publications[edit | edit source]
- See Also: ℃-ute Publications
Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2007.02.21] So ℃-ute!
- [2009.10.28] Alo! Hello ℃-ute Photobook (アロハロ！℃-ute)
- [2010.09.10] ℃-ute photo comic "℃ompact ℃ream" (℃-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)
- [2014.01.25] Alo-Hello! ℃-ute 2014 (アロハロ! ℃-ute 2014)
- [2017.09.10] Brilliant - Hikari Kagayaku (Brilliant - 光り輝く)
Books[edit | edit source]
- [2013.09.10] ℃-ute Official Book "9gatsu 10ka wa ℃-ute no Hi"
- [2015.06.11] ℃-ute 10th Anniversary Book
- [2017.05.01] ℃-ute Last Official Book
Works[edit | edit source]
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2005–2006] Hello! Morning (2 episodes)
- [2006-2007] ℃-ute has come. ~℃-ute ga Yatte Kita~
-  Berikyuu!
- [2008–2009] Yorosen!
-  Bijo Houdan (美女放談) (4 episodes)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life
- [2014–2017] The Girls Live
-  ℃-ute no Challenge TV
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Neruko wa ℃-ute
-  Keitai Shosetsuka
-  Atarumo Hakke!?
-  Akuma no Tsubuyaki
-  Sengoku Jieitai (Stageplay)
-  Sakura no Hanataba
Internet[edit | edit source]
-  Hello Pro Hour (8 episodes)
- [2013–2017] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–2017] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- 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.
- ºC-ute is known to challenge many different things for the concerts and lives, such as a flag dance, pole dancing, and a chair dance.
- They are 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.
- Currently, 25 videos have already over 1 million views in their official YouTube channel.
Awards & Recognitions[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- Cable Music 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.
- Most people to pass an egg (Guinness World Records).
- The most snacks eaten in a relay (Guinness World Records).
Total Sales Count[edit | edit source]
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See Also[edit | edit source]
- ℃-ute Members
- ℃-ute Discography
- ℃-ute Publications
- ℃-ute Concerts & Events
- Gallery:℃-ute Music Videos
- Side:℃-ute Special Performances in Concerts
References[edit | edit source]
- Hello! Morning. Broadcast Date: 2002-06-30.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tsunku. "℃-ute （キュート） に関して" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2005-06-11.
- "【Your Reebok x ℃-ute】 ついに心の叫びが..." (in Japanese). Reebok Japan (@Reebokjp) via Twitter. 2014-03-10.
- "【YourReebok x ℃-ute】遂に完結..." (in Japanese). Reebok Japan (@Reebokjp) via Twitter. 2014-03-26.
- "℃-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.
- TommyVD. "Berryz Kobo and °C-ute invited to perform at Aomori SHOCK ON 2014". Hello! News Service. 2014-08-01.
- "℃-uteの日！(舞美)" (in Japanese). ℃-ute Official Blog. 2015-09-10.
- "FNS「うたの夏まつり」に三代目JSB、セカオワ、Perfume、星野源ら" (in Japanese). natalie. 2016-06-18.
- "℃-uteに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-20.
- "Announcement concerning ℃-ute." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-08-20.
- "「フジテレビ系列『2016FNS歌謡祭 第1夜』」に℃-uteの出演決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-12-01
- Yajima Maimi. "2016 FNS歌謡祭 第1夜♡(舞美)" (in Japanese). ℃-ute Official Blog. 2016-12-08.
- "「フジテレビ系列『2016FNS歌謡祭 第2夜』」にモーニング娘。'16、℃-uteの出演決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-11-19.
- "『FNS歌謡祭』2週連続8時間半超え生放送 嵐、三代目JSBら総勢110組以上集結" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2016-11-19.
- "℃-ute、結成日翌日に解散「新たな一歩を皆さんと迎えたいんです」" (in Japanese). natalie. 2017-01-05.
- "「℃-ute / 31st ニューシングル」発売日未定延期に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-01-30.
- "「℃-ute / 31st ニューシングル」発売日に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-02-07.
- "℃-uteコラボレーションカフェ「℃afe ℃-ute」開催決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-03-08.
- ℃afe ℃-ute Site
- ℃afe ℃-ute (@cafec_ute) Twitter
- "℃-ute、さいたまスーパーアリーナで見せた有終の美。「team℃-ute愛してるよ！」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2017-06-12.
- "℃-ute、4385日におよんだteam℃-uteとの歴史に幕" (in Japanese). natalie. 2017-06-12.
- "GUEST OF HONOR of 15th Japan Expo in Paris Goes to Berryz & ℃-ute!!". Tokyo Girls' Update. 2014-04-15.
- "Aviso importante de parte de ℃-ute (01/24/2017)" (in Japanese). ℃-ute (via YouTube). 2017-01-24.
- "℃-ute back to Mexico! “℃-ute Cutie Circuit ～¡De vuelta a México!～ !!”" (English). UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-01-24.
- "℃-uteのメキシコ公演“℃-ute Cutie Circuit ～¡De vuelta a México!～”開催決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-01-25.
- "Annonce importante de la part de ℃-ute (24/01/2017)" (in Japanese). ℃-ute (via YouTube). 2017-01-24.
- "℃-ute back to France! “℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~De retour à Paris~ !!”" (English and French). UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-01-24.
- "℃-uteのフランス・パリ公演“℃-ute Cutie Circuit ～De retour à Paris～”開催決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-01-25.
- ℃-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.
- "Most people to pass an egg", Guinness World Records
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Official Hello! Project Page (Archived)
- UP-FRONT WORKS Special Encyclopedia Site
- Discography: UP-FRONT WORKS (Archived)
- Official Google+ Page
- Official Facebook Page
- Official Youtube Channel
- Official Gree Blog
- Official Ameba Blog
- ℃-ute Staff Twitter
- Wikipedia: English, Japanese