Ciao Bella Cinquetti (チャオ ベッラ チンクエッティ), formerly known as THE Possible (THE ポッシボー) or even sometimes The Possibooooo, was a Japanese pop group. The six members of THE Possible were chosen from Hello Pro Egg, and all members graduated from Hello Pro Egg on October 7, 2007 when NICE GIRL Project! was formed. They have served as backup dancers for Hello! Project and Tokito Ami.
THE Possible was initially produced by TNX as part of NICE GIRL Project!. They transferred to Victor Entertainment in 2012, but later transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE in 2015 as part of the label PICCOLO TOWN.
On April 24, 2018 it was announced that Ciao Bella Cinquetti would be disbanding on August 2, 2018 after one last live performance.
Members[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Ciao Bella Cinquetti Members
Nov. 1, 1989 (31)
Oct. 3, 1992 (28)
Mar. 15, 1993 (27)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Jun. 12, 1993 (27)
History[edit | edit source]
2006[edit | edit source]
On August 2, 2006, it was announce during the stageplay "CRY FOR HELP" at Tsunku Town THEATER that Morozuka Kanami, Hashimoto Aina and Akiyama Yurika were debuting in a new Hello Pro Egg unit called "THE Possible." Ose Kaede joined in September, and Okada Robin Shoko and Goto Yuki joined on October 1st. The six member group released their first indies single, "Young DAYS!!," on October 22nd and their second indies single, "Hatsukoi no Kakera," on December 10th.
2007[edit | edit source]
On February 18, their third indie single Shushoku=GOHAN no Uta, was released.
On March 14, THE Possible released their first album, ① Be Possible!.
On June 13, they released two indie singles, their fourth indie single, Natsu no Tropical Musume. (featuring Hashimoto and Akiyama) and their indie fifth single, Kingyo Sukui to Hanabi Taikai (featuring Okada and Goto).
2008[edit | edit source]
On February 20, they released their eighth indie single, Love Message!.
On April 30, THE Possible had their major debut with the single Kazoku e no Tegami.
On August 6, their second major single, Ijiwaru Crazy Love, was released.
On September 17, the group released their first compilation album, Kyuukyoku no THE Possible Best Number Shuu ①.
2009[edit | edit source]
On January 7, they released their third major single, Shiawase no Katachi.
On September 9, they released their fourth major single, Family ~Tabidachi no Asa~, their first single without Ose.
2010[edit | edit source]
On October 6, they released their fifth major single, and first double A-side, Watashi no Miryoku / LOVE^2 Paradise.
2011[edit | edit source]
On August 6, they released their first mini album, 6nenme Start!, in commemoration of their debut anniversary.
On November 25, THE Possible released their first live single, Shiawase Hanabi Go Go GOOO! ~Buchinomese! Dai Pinch!~, the single had a limited release and was only sold at concerts. Their other two live singles released in 2012 were distributed in the same manner.
2012[edit | edit source]
On March 28, THE Possible released their second studio album, ②Shiawase no Akashi.
On June 10, the members revealed at a live performance that they had switched labels from TN-Mix to Victor Entertainment. Despite the change of labels, they remained managed by TNX.
On August 29, they released their sixth major single, and their first single under Victor Entertainment, Nanja Korya?!.
2013[edit | edit source]
It was revealed that THE Possible would be guests at Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu. This was the first time in over 5 years that THE Possible would be part of a Hello! Project event.
On February 20, the group released their second compilation album, Aratamemashite, THE Possible Desu! ~Nyuumon Hen Best~.
On April 1, Victor Entertainment established a label specialized for female idols called VERSIONMUSIC, and announced THE Possible as one of the artists under the new label. The general release of Zenryoku Banzai! My Glory! would be the group's first under the new label.
On April 4th, after 7 years since their formation, 2nd generation member Okada Robin Shoko announced on her blog that she was named leader of THE Possible. Four months later, on August 1, Hashimoto Aina announced in her blog that she was named the sub-leader of the group.
On September 11, they released their eighth major single, Otome! Be Ambitious!.
On December 29, it was announced that fans would be able to vote for which song would be featured on THE Possible's next single, to be released March 2014. Fans could choose between six songs and vote on one by voting online, mailing a postcard, or voting at the venue for a performance by THE Possible. The results of the poll were announced on January 17, 2014, and "Yuuki Super Ball!" was chosen as their next single with the other five songs used as B-sides for different editions.
2014[edit | edit source]
On March 26, they released their ninth major single, Yuuki Super Ball!.
On July 23, THE Possible released Zenryoku Banzai! My Movie!, a compilation DVD of all of their music videos under Victor Entertainment.
On September 3, their third studio album, 1116 was released.
2015[edit | edit source]
On April 1, THE Possible was transferred from TNX to UP-FRONT CREATE after the dissolution of NICE GIRL Project!. As a result, they switched labels from Victor Entertainment's VERSIONMUSIC to UP-FRONT WORKS' PICCOLO TOWN.
On June 10, it was announced that they would be renamed to Ciao Bella Cinquetti.
On July 8, they released their 10th major single, and their first under their new name, Omotesandou / Futakotamagawa / Never Never Give Up. This would be the group's first triple A-side, as well as their highest charting single.
On August 10, it was announced that Akiyama Yurika had graduated from the group.
On November 29, following the conclusion of Fukuda Kanon's graduation concert, it was reported that Fukuda's debut as a lyricist after graduation would be for Ciao Bella Cinquetti's song "Doushiyou, Watashi" off their 11th major single to be released on January 27, 2016.
2018[edit | edit source]
On April 24, it was announced that Ciao Bella Cinquetti would be disbanding on August 2 with their last live performance Ciao Bella Cinquetti LAST LIVE ~Thank You! Dearest~. The four members had discussed the disbandment with staff after their performance at Nakano Sun Plaza on January 9, with the reason behind the disbandment being that they had accomplished all that they had wanted as a group and instead want to focus on individual activities.
On August 2, Ciao Bella Cinquetti celebrated their twelfth anniversary with their disbandment concert. Moreover, former members Ose Kaede and Akiyama Yurika made a surprise appearance in the second encore at the end of Young DAYS!!, their debut single and last song performed as a group. The concert concluded with all of the current members saying "THEポッシボーでした!" in tribute to their original name.
2020[edit | edit source]
On May 9, the four members remotely collaborated for a video where they sang their debut song "Young DAYS!!" from the safety of their individual homes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. They also participated in the UP-FRONT GROUP Telework Gasshou collaboration video earlier that month.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Ciao Bella Cinquetti Discography
- Studio albums
- [2007.03.14] ① Be Possible!
- [2012.03.28] ②Shiawase no Akashi
- [2014.09.03] 1116
- [2016.08.03] Alive 4 U!!!!
- Mini albums
- [2011.08.31] 6nenme Start!
- Best albums
- [2008.09.17] Kyuukyoku no THE Possible Best Number Shuu ①
- [2013.02.20] Aratamemashite, THE Possible Desu! ~Nyuumon Hen Best~
- Indies singles
- [2006.11.19] Young DAYS!!
- [2006.12.10] Hatsukoi no Kakera
- [2007.02.18] Shushoku=GOHAN no Uta
- [2007.06.13] Natsu no Tropical Musume. feat. Akiyama Yurika and Hashimoto Aina
- [2007.06.13] Kingyo Sukui to Hanabi Taikai feat. Okada Robin Shoko and Goto Yuki
- [2007.08.01] Kaze no Uwasa
- [2007.11.07] HAPPY 15
- [2008.02.20] Love Message!
- Major singles
- [2008.04.30] Kazoku e no Tegami
- [2008.08.06] Ijiwaru Crazy love
- [2009.01.07] Shiawase no Katachi
- [2009.09.09] Family ~Tabidachi no Asa~
- [2010.10.06] Watashi no Miryoku / LOVE^2 Paradise
- [2012.08.29] Nanja Korya?!
- [2013.04.10] Zenryoku Banzai! My Glory!
- [2013.09.11] Otome! Be Ambitious!
- [2014.03.26] Yuuki Super Ball!
- [2015.07.08] Never Never Give Up / Omotesandou / Futakotamagawa
- [2016.01.27] Doushiyou, Watashi / Ichigo Ichie
- [2017.08.02] High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! / Wadachi
- Digital Singles
- [2017.12.20] Nando mo Nando mo...
- Collaboration singles
- [2007.05.16] TAWAWA Natsu Bikini (with Tokito Ami)
- [2010.06.02] Yabe~Nabe~ na Atsuryoku Be~na~ (with Oto no Moto (Fujii Takashi & Tsubaki Oniyakko))
- [2012.03.21] Playball (Mikage Masahide with Razz Like Air / THE Possible & Ogawa Mana)
- [2014.09.17] Mugen, Fly High!! (Team Makenki)
- Live singles
- [2011.11.25] Shiawase Hanabi Go Go GOOO! ~Buchinomese! Dai Pinch!~
- [2012.01.15] Kibou to Seishun no Hikari ~Come on! Pika! Pika!~
- [2012.02.25] Sakurairo no Romantic
- [2007.09.19] THE Possible Hatsu Shuen Kouen!! (THE ポッシボー初主演公演！！)
- [2007.09.19] Tokito Ami with THE Possible Live '07 ~Ami Kore Possi Kore(~時東ぁみ with THE ポッシボー ライブ'07~ぁみコレ ポッシコレ~) (With Tokito Ami)
- [2008.05.17] THE Possible Live Document DVD -2008.3.3 Yokohama Blitz ~Yokohama ☆ Koi no Catch Ball~ Hatsu Tandoku Live e no Michi- (THE ポッシボー ライブドキュメントDVD-2008.3.3横浜BLITZ～横浜☆恋のキャッチボー～初単独ライブへの道-)
- [2009.01.30] THE Possible 2008 Aki ~SEXY Generation~ (THE ポッシボー 2008秋～SEXY ジェネレーション～)
- [2009.07.04] THE Possible Live 2009 Haru ~Shiawase no Katachi Kansha no Katachi~ (THE ポッシボーライブ2009春～幸せの形 感謝の形～)
- [2012.05.27] THE Possible Tandoku Live 2012 Shiawase no Akashi (THE ポッシボー 単独ライブ2012 幸せの証)
- Video collection DVDs
- [2007.05.09] THE Possible Single V Clips ① (THE ポッシボー シングルVクリップス①)
- [2008.12.03] THE Possible Single V Clips ② (THE ポッシボー シングルVクリップス②)
- [2014.07.23] Zenryoku Banzai! My Movie! (全力バンザーイ！My Movie！)
- Image DVDs
- [2008.03.21] Hajimete no Mizugi DE Possible! in OKINAWA (初めての水着 DE ポッシボー! )
- [2008.09.26] Baribari Mizugi DE Possible! ~A Team~ (バリバリ水着DEポッシボー ～Aチーム～)
- [2008.09.26] Baribari Mizugi DE Possible! ~B Team~ (バリバリ水着DEポッシボー ～Bチーム～)
- [2011.08.02] THE Possible 5 Shuunen Kinen DVD "Gonen Jukusei" (THE ポッシボー 5周年記念DVD「五年熟成」)
Publications[edit | edit source]
Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2007.07.13] Doki☆Doki☆Possible (ドキ☆ドキ☆ポッシボー)
- [2007.07.13] Kyapi♡Kyapi♡Possible (キャピ♡キャピ♡ポッシボー)
- [2008.08.25] Baribari Mizugi DE Possible! (バリバリ水着DEポッシボー！)
Manga[edit | edit source]
- [2007.10.15] THE Possible ~Robin to Mahou no Apron~ (THE ポッシボー ～ロビンと魔法のエプロン～; THE Possible ~Robin and the Magical Apron~)
Mooks[edit | edit source]
- [2016.08.02] Kessei 10shuunen Memorial Mook "THE Possible → Ciao Bella Cinquetti 10 Years and The Future Alive 4U!!!!" (結成10周年メモリアル・ムック 『THE ポッシボー → チャオ ベッラ チンクエッティ 10 Years and The Future Alive 4U!!!!』)
Calendar[edit | edit source]
- [2016.09.09] Ciao Bella Cinquetti 2017 Calendar
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Ciao Bella Cinquetti Members
- Ciao Bella Cinquetti Discography
- Ciao Bella Cinquetti Concerts & Events
- Gallery:Ciao Bella Cinquetti
- Gallery:Ciao Bella Cinquetti Music Videos
Total Sales Count[edit | edit source]
|Year||Year Sales||Total Sales|
References[edit | edit source]
- "リーダーになりました" (in Japanese), I am ROBIN, Okada Robin Shoko, 2013-04-04
- "8年目を控えて。" (in Japanese), Ai Kotoba., Hashimoto Aina, 2013-08-01
- "Vote to choose the new single from The Possible", J-Pop Idols, 2013-12-19
- "The Possible – Yuuki Super Ball", J-pop Idols, 02.16.2014