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PINK CRES. (ピンククレス) was a three-member Japanese pop vocal group under UP-FRONT CREATE led by former Berryz Koubou member Natsuyaki Miyabi.

With lessons daily, their goal was to become a fashionable group that would grab the attention of not only men but also women.[1] Their sound producer was YUCCO, the leader of the vocal group PLΛTINUM who also writes them songs under the name MEROA.[2][3]

On June 30, 2021, the group disbanded after their last live, and members Kobayashi Hikaru and Nihei Yuuka subsequently left UP-FRONT CREATE, while Natsuyaki Miyabi remained under the agency as a solo singer.[4]

Members[]

Leader
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Natsuyaki Miyabi
Member
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Kobayashi Hikaru
Member
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Nihei Yuuka
夏焼雅
Aug. 25, 1992 (28)
Chiba
 
小林ひかる
Apr. 19, 1994 (27)
Tokyo
 
二瓶有加
Oct. 20, 1995 (25)
Tokyo
 
Supporting Members
  • DJ JURI

History[]

PINK CRES., February 2020

PINK CRES., May 2019

PINK CRES., April 2019

PINK CRES., June 2018

PINK CRES., June 2017

PINK CRES., May 2016

2015-2016: Formation[]

On April 30, 2015, in the first episode of the web show GREEN ROOM, Natsuyaki Miyabi stated her intentions to start a new idol group following the indefinite hiatus of Berryz Koubou in March.[5][6]

On July 1, 2015, the 2015 Natsuyaki Miyabi Shin Group Member Audition began in search of members for Natsuyaki's new group.[7] On September 24, the audition staff announced there were no winners, but began a re-recruitment for the audition on the same day.[8]

On April 1, 2016, it was announced that Nihei Yuuka and Kobayashi Hikaru, the only two finalists from the second recruitment, had both won the 2015 Natsuyaki Miyabi Shin Group Member Audition and had become members of Natsuyaki's new group.[9]

On May 20, 2016, it was announced the group had joined M-line club[10] and would hold their debut fanclub event on August 6.[11] At the event, the group performed their first two original songs: "Last Love" and "Summer wonderland".[12][13]

On August 25, 2016, the group performed as guests at Buono! Festa 2016 with ℃-ute and Country Girls[14] and were supported by DJ JURI.[15] The group's name was announced as PINK CRES. at the concert, where they performed two more original songs titled "Warning ~Mirai Keihou~" and "Uwa no Sora".[16][17]

On December 8, 2016, PINK CRES. performed at GIRLS ROCK alongside ANGERME.[18]

2017[]

On January 13, the group appeared as PINK CRES. feat. DJ JURI at Ima Mekashinai to vol.2 -Enbu no Utage- Show Case Edition.[19] They performed a new song together titled "Tell me why".[20]

On June 28, PINK CRES. released their first indie album titled crescendo.[21] It was pre-released on May 22 at the venue of Buono!'s final live, Buono! Live 2017 ~Pienezza!~, where PINK CRES. performed as guests.[22]

On July 18, a collaboration between PINK CRES. and the fashion brand gonoturn was announced. Together they designed a cute rabbit bottle holder that would begin being sold on the day of their first live.[23]

On July 23, they held their first live, PINK CRES. 1st LIVE ~crescendo~, at Shinjuku ReNY.[24] They were supported by DJ JURI and four back-up dancers. YUCCO, the leader of the vocal group PLΛTINUM and also PINK CRES.'s sound producer (writing songs under the name MEROA), made a guest appearance during the show.[25] PINK CRES. also debuted a new song titled "Sing to The SKY".[26]

On October 28, they held the PINK CRES. LIVE ~Halloween Special!~ as part of the Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Kinen Zen'yasai ~One by One~. They performed a new song titled "Sweet Girl's Night" and announced they would hold a live on February 7, 2018.[27][28]

On December 1, PINK CRES. released "Sweet Girl's Night" as a digital single.[29]

2018[]

On February 7, it was announced at the PINK CRES. LIVE 2018 ~P・I・N・K~ that they would release their second album before the summer.[30] The title was later announced as Etcetera, and it was released on June 27.[31]

2019[]

PINK CRES. was scheduled to release their third indie album as a mini album, titled "No Borders", on February 6,[32][33] but due to "production issues" it was postponed until further notice.[34] As of late March, it was reported that the album was still in production.[35]

On May 5, they began a weekly radio show on their official YouTube channel, titled PINK CRES. Secret Room.[36][37]

On May 22, they released their first indie single, titled "Tokyo Confusion / Uchuu no Onna wa Amakunai".[38]

On August 2, PINK CRES. perform at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2019 on the SMILE GARDEN stage alongside BEYOOOOONDS and other idols for a Hello! Project Special Stage titled Berryz Koubou Daisuki Special! ~Natsuyaki Miyabi (PINK CRES.) & BEYOOOOONDS & TIF Senbatsu Special Collab~.[39]

On December 28, it was announced that PINK CRES. would make their major debut on February 26, 2020 with their 2nd single, "Roulette".[40]

2020[]

On February 26, PINK CRES. released their major debut single, and 2nd single overall, "Roulette". Release events for the single from February 8 through February 9 were cancelled due to all three members being diagnosed with influenza,[41] and all release events after February 26 were cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.[42][43] As a result, the single was promoted through various social media promotional campaigns,[44][45] as well as an internet autograph signing session livestreamed through YouTube on April 17. Natsuyaki Miyabi was absent due to poor condition from allergies.[46]

On March 11, it was announced that the PINK CRES. LIVE 2020 Haru ~Roulette~, set to run from March 20 to April 5, was cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.[47]

On October 7, PINK CRES. released their third album, Soleil.[48][49]

2021[]

On March 19, it was announced that the group will be disbanding on June 30. Around the end of 2020, Kobayashi Hikaru and Nihei Yuuka discussed with Natsuyaki Miyabi about graduating from the group and, as result of the discussions and the staff respecting their decisions, the group will be disbanding on June 30 with Kobayashi and Nihei also leaving UP-FRONT CREATE. Natsuyaki will remain in the agency and will start new activities with focus on singing.[4]

On June 7, it was announced that the group would be holding a last live titled PINK CRES. LAST LIVE ~LOVE YOU ♡ PINK CLASS.~ on June 30, which will be distributed on HELLO! PROJECT STREAM ONLINE STORE without audience.[50][51]

On June 30, the group officially disbanded after the PINK CRES. LAST LIVE ~LOVE YOU ♡ PINK CLASS.~. Afterwards, Kobayashi Hikaru and Nihei Yuuka also left UP-FRONT CREATE.

Activities Outside Japan[]

On February 11 and 12, 2017, PINK CRES. appeared as special guests at Japan Festa in Bangkok 2017,[52][53] for which they had a live performance on February 11.[54] They held a photo exhibition of their trip from March 20 to March 24 in Tokyo[55] and released a photobook of it on May 28, including more photos.[56]

On July 30, 2017, PINK CRES. performed at Japan Expo Malaysia 2017.[57]

On September 9, 2017, they appeared at The 2nd ASEAN-Japan TV Festival Public Event in Quezon City, Philippines.[58]

A photobook of their trip to Malaysia and the Philippines was released on October 28, 2017 as merchandise for the PINK CRES. LIVE ~Halloween Special!~.[59]

Group Name Origins[]

"PINK" is often associated as cute color for girls and is the group's official color. "CRES." is an abbreviation for the musical term "crescendo", which means music gradually increasing in loudness and represents the group's goal to "gradually grow louder and louder" around the world.[60][16][17]

Discography[]

Indie Albums
  1. [2017.06.28] crescendo
  2. [2018.06.27] Etcetera
Major Albums
  1. [2020.10.07] Soleil

Indie Singles
  1. [2019.05.22] Tokyo Confusion / Uchuu no Onna wa Amakunai
Major Singles
  1. [2020.02.26] Roulette
Digital Singles

Publications[]

Photobooks[]

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  • [2017.05.28] PINK CRES. PhotoBook Vol.1 (Bangkok)
  • [2017.10.28] PINK CRES. PhotoBook Vol.2 (Malaysia/Philippines)

Concerts & Events[]

PINK CRES. Concerts/Tours[]

Other Concerts[]

PINK CRES. Events[]

Works[]

TV Programs[]

Radio[]

  • [2019–2020] PINK CRES. Secret Room (PINK CRES. シークレットルーム) (YouTube)

Trivia[]

  • As PINK CRES. did not have a group name for four months after it was formed, it was jokingly called Miyabi Factory (ミヤビファクトリー) by Natsuyaki Miyabi and fans during that time.[61]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. http://www.pinkcres.com/#about
  2. "「PINK CRES. 1st LIVE 〜crescendo〜」よりお知らせ!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2017-06-26.
  3. "PINK CRES.、初ワンマンに新宿ReNY熱狂「ピンクのペンライトが綺麗すぎて」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2017-07-24.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "PINK CRES.活動終了のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2021-03-19.
  5. "【GREEN ROOM#1】 カントリー・ガールズ、℃-ute、Bitter & Sweetの舞台裏映像!ゲストMC:田﨑あさひ(Bitter & Sweet)" (in Japanese). GREEN ROOM (via YouTube). 2015-04-30.
  6. "夏焼 雅、音楽活動は新しいグループで" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2015-04-30.
  7. "♡オーディション‼︎♡" (in Japanese). Natsuyaki Miyabi Official Blog. 2015-06-29.
  8. "♡お知らせ♡" (in Japanese). Natsuyaki Miyabi Official Blog. 2015-09-25.
  9. "アプカミ#10 夏焼雅 新グループ・オーディション最終合宿#03、℃-ute「何故 人は争うんだろう?」MV裏側 & コーラスREC、アプガMV解禁、卓偉ライブ映像他 (04/01/2016)" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via Youtube). 2016-04-01.
  10. "夏焼雅 新グループ M-line club加入のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2016-05-20.
  11. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「夏焼雅新グループお披露目イベント」開催決定!" (in Japanese). 2016-06-21.
  12. https://twitter.com/tricot7girlz/status/761817852428955648
  13. https://twitter.com/musiclies/status/761839736289759232
  14. "Buono!、念願の日本武道館公演が決定" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-01-01.
  15. "♡PINK CRES.♡" (in Japanese). Natsuyaki Miyabi Official Blog. 2016-09-04.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Buono!、武道館で約4年ぶり単独ライブ。夏焼雅の新グループは「PINK CRES.」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-08-25.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "PINK CRES.:夏焼雅の新グループ名お披露目 「少しずつ成長していけたら」" (in Japanese). MANTANWEB. 2016-08-25.
  18. "12月8日(木)開催「GIRLS ROCKS」に、PINK CRES.が出演!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2016-10-18.
  19. "♡お知らせ♡" (in Japanese). Natsuyaki Miyabi Official Blog. 2016-11-25.
  20. "アプカミ#53 つばきファクトリー「初恋サンライズ」MV裏側 &「うるわしのカメリア」 ボーカルREC、堀内孝雄、中島卓偉MV、PINK CRES.、松原健之ライブ映像ほか (2/3/2017)" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2017-02-03.
  21. "PINK CRES. 1stアルバム「crescendo」6月28日発売決定!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2017-04-28.
  22. "【ライブレポート】Buono!、ラストライブ“完食”。「皆の心の中にずっと残っていってほしい」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2017-05-22.
  23. "PINK CRES.×gonoturnのコラボアイテムが完成!" (in Japanese). gonoturn Official Site. 2017-07-18.
  24. "「PINK CRES. 1st LIVE 〜crescendo〜」開催決定!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2017-05-19.
  25. "夏焼 雅率いるPINK CRES. 初のワンマンライブが大盛況" (in Japanese). Dwango.jp News. 2017-07-23.
  26. "PINK CRES.、初ワンマンに新宿ReNY熱狂「ピンクのペンライトが綺麗すぎて」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2017-07-24.
  27. https://twitter.com/s3y4m5/status/924192838597754880
  28. "「PINK CRES. LIVE 2018(仮タイトル)」FC先行受付のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2017-11-10.
  29. "『Sweet Girl's Night』配信開始のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. (via YouTube). 2017-11-22.
  30. "新作リリースを発表! Berryz工房活動停止中の夏焼雅がPINK CRES.で新たな挑戦!" (in Japanese). TOKYO IDOL NET. 2018-02-08.
  31. "PINK CRES. 2ndアルバム「えとせとら」6月27日(水)発売決定!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2018-04-12.
  32. https://twitter.com/pinkcres_staff/status/1072180442617368576
  33. "PINK CRES. 3rdアルバム発売決定!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2018-12-10.
  34. "PINK CRES.ミニアルバム発売日延期のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2018-12-20.
  35. Nihei Yuuka. "やっと言える!! にへ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official blog. 2019-03-22.
  36. https://twitter.com/pinkcres_staff/status/1125040451809996800
  37. "【第1回目】PINK CRES. シークレットルーム 【ラジオ】" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. (via YouTube). 2019-05-05.
  38. "PINK CRES. ニューシングル発売決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official website. 2019-03-20.
  39. https://twitter.com/pinkcres_staff/status/1148915685067640833
  40. https://twitter.com/niheiyu_ka1020/status/1210870606306017281?s=21
  41. "PINK CRES. 2020年2月8日,9日開催 『ルーレット』 リリースイベントに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2020-02-06.
  42. "PINK CRES. 2020年2月26日『ルーレット』 リリースイベント池袋マルイ7Fイベントスペース での開催中止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2020-02-23.
  43. "PINK CRES. 2020年2月26日発売セカンドシングル『ルーレット』施策『PINK CRES.×TOWER RECORDS GO AROUND TOUR “Roulette”』及びリリースイベント中止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2020-02-26.
  44. "『PINK CRES.「ルーレット」オリジナルトランプ』プレゼント Twitterキャンペーンのお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2020-02-19.
  45. "PINK CRES. 2ndシングル「ルーレット」発売記念 SNS拡散企画" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2020-02-21.
  46. "夏焼雅ネットサイン会欠席のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2020-04-17.
  47. "PINK CRES.ライブツアー中止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2020-03-11.
  48. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_f9or7OWcU
  49. http://www.pinkcres.com/news/detail/12253
  50. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygFtB2nAHxg
  51. "6月30日(水)無観客配信ライブチケット受付開始!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. 2021-06-07.
  52. "2月11日(土)・12日(日)「ジャパンフェスタ イン バンコク2017」にPINKCRES.の出演決定!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES official site. 2016-11-24.
  53. "Greeting from PINK CRES. Special Guest of Japan Festa in Bangkok 2017" (in Japanese with Thai subtitles). Japan Expo Thailand (via YouTube). 2016-12-8.
  54. "PINK CRES.ライブ in バンコク 写真レポート「JAPAN FESTA IN BANGKOK 2017」" (in Japanese). Thailand Hyperlinks. 2017-02-12.
  55. "3月20日(月・祝)〜 PINK CRES.写真展開催のお知らせ(情報更新)" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official site. 2017-03-21.
  56. https://twitter.com/pinkcres_staff/status/868474854483173376
  57. "7月30日(日)「JAPAN EXPO MALAYSIA 2017」出演決定!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official site. 2017-07-18.
  58. "9月9日(土)「The 2nd ASEAN-Japan TV Festival Public Event」出演決定!" (in Japanese). PINK CRES. official site. 2017-09-01.
  59. https://twitter.com/pinkcres_staff/status/923875829821489152
  60. "夏焼雅新グループ グループ名決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT CREATE. 2016-08-25.
  61. https://www.instagram.com/p/BHOXCRzj7Sx/


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