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nela



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PostSubject: NewS   December 18th 2007, 20:24

2003 2004: Formation and debut
NewS was formed on September 2003 and consisted of nine members from different Johnny's Jr. groups. The name 'NewS' was derived from the four global directions North, East, West and South[1] and Tomohisa Yamashita was chosen as the leader of the group. On November 7, 2003, their first single was released, NewS Nippon. It was a limited release, available only at 7-Eleven stores (corresponding to the release date of Nov 7) as the 2003 Volleyball Championship's official song.
A month later in December, member Takahiro Moriuchi left Johnny's Entertainment, thus resulting in an eight member group.
May 12, 2004, NEWS released their official debut single, Kibou ~Yell~. Changing the usual styling of their name from 'NewS' to 'NEWS'[2], the single was ranked #1 on the Oricon Charts. The success of this single lead to the release of another single, Akaku Moyuru Taiyou, just three months later.


2005 2006: Rise to popularity and scandals
Following their success in 2004, 2005 proved to be a fruitful year as NEWS released another two singles and their first album, touch.
However, just when NEWS seemed to be one of the most popular groups in Japan, on July 16, 2005, member Hiroki Uchi got himself involved in a case of underaged drinking and was suspended by his agency[2][3], leaving a seven member NEWS.
On January 31, 2006, Hironori Kusano of the group was accused of another incident of underaged drinking and became the second NEWS member to be suspended.


May 2006: NEWS on hiatus
Releasing their 6th single on 15 March 2006, it was announced that NEWS was to be put on hiatus due to the temporary suspension of two of their members. NEWS held a 'NEWS Spring Tour 2006' before stopping their activities officially on 1 May 2006.
Members who were not related to the scandals were allowed to carry on with their solo activities, but no group activities would be carried on during this period until further notice.


December 2006 2007
The return of NEWS
NEWS' return was announced on December 30, 2006, but as a 6 member group. Hiroki Uchi and Hironori Kusano also return but in the demoted position of "trainees". On January 1, 2007, NEWS made their first ever performance after their return in the Johnny's Concert Countdown 2007.
March 21, 2007, NEWS's first single after their hiatus, Hoshi wo Mezashite, ranked #1 on the Oricon charts and became their second highest single after Kibou ~Yell~.
Their single was followed by a two-month concert tour around the nation. A NEWS DVD, Never Ending Wonderful Story, was released on 8 August 2007 featuring the highlights of the tour. A two-day NEWS concert in Taipei was proposed on the 6 October and the 7 October[4]. Unfortunately an unexpected typhoon striking the Taiwanese capital city on the concert's first day resulted in a postponement of the first concert event. Instead, two concerts were held on the second day[5].

NEWS simultaneously released their 7th single and 2nd album on November 7; both releases reached the top of the Oricon charts, with their single "weeeek" selling 263,000 copies and their album "pacific" selling 196,000 copies.

This was the 10th time in Oricon history in which an artist reached #1 on both the single and the album charts, with the last occurrence achieved by KAT-TUN in April 2006. Other artists whom had accomplished such include SMAP, KinKi Kids, Masaharu Fukuyama, Ayumi Hamasaki, WANDS, as well as Seiko Matsuda. Those two releases also extended NEWS' streak of chart-toppers thus far, all seven of their singles and both of their albums had became #1 on the chart rankings.



Members

Active members
Tomohisa Yamashita (山下 智久, Yamashita Tomohisa?)
Born: April 9, 1985
Usually referred to as: Yamapi, Yamashita-kun, Pi-chan
Ryo Nishikido (錦戸 亮, Nishikido Ryō?)
Born: November 3, 1984
Usually referred to as: Ryo, Ryo-chan, Ryo-tan, Nishikido-kun, or Dokkun
Keiichiro Koyama (小山 慶一郎, Koyama Keiichirō?)
Born: May 1, 1984
Usually referred to as: Koyama, Kei-chan, Koyama-kun
Takahisa Masuda (増田 貴久, Masuda Takahisa?)
Born: July 4, 1986
Usually referred to as: Massu, Bu-chan, Masuda-kun
Shigeaki Kato (加藤 成亮, Katō Shigeaki?)
Born: July 11, 1987
Usually referred to as: Shigeaki, Shige, Kato-kun, Geshi
Yuya Tegoshi (手越 祐也, Tegoshi Yuya?)
Born: November 11, 1987
Usually referred to as: Tegoshi, Tego-rin, Tesshi, Tego-nyan, Tegoshi-kun

Trainees
Hiroki Uchi (内 博貴, Uchi Hiroki?)
Born: September 10, 1986
Usually referred to as: Hiro, Uchi or Uchi-kun, or some random name by best friend, Ryo
Hironori Kusano (草野 博紀, Kusano Hironori?)
Born: February 15, 1988
Usually referred to as: Kusano, Notti or Kusano-kun, Hiro
While there is no indication at present that they will be rejoining NEWS, Uchi and Kusano will be performing in the 2007 Shonentai Playzone.[3][8]


Former members
Takahiro Moriuchi (森内 貴寛, Moriuchi Takahiro?)
Born: April 17, 1988

Discography

Album
Album # Album information Copies sold Used name Cover
1st touch
Released: April 27, 2005
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: Platinum
271,745 NEWS
2nd pacific
Released: November 7, 2007
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: n/a
222,072 NEWS


Singles
All singles except for NEWS Nippon,which was sold in 7-11 stores,therefore not being included on the Oricon charts,reached number 1 on the Oricon charts, being one of the three groups in Johnny's Entertainment that have achieved this. The others are the KinKi Kids and KAT-TUN.
Single # Single information Copies sold Used name Cover
1st NEWS Nippon (NEWSニッポン)
Released: November 7, 2003
Promotional Single
Only sold in 7/11 Stores
Limited Edition: 500,000 copies
Unknown NewS
2nd Kibou~Yell~ (希望~Yell~)
Official Debut
Released: May 12, 2004
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: 2x platinum
400,000 NEWS
3rd Akaku Moyuru Taiyou (紅く燃ゆる太陽)
Released: August 11, 2004
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: Platinum
250,000 NEWS
4th Cherish (チェリッシュ)
Released: March 16, 2005
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: Platinum
261,584 NEWS
5th Teppen
Released: July 13, 2005
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: Platinum
245,209 NEWS
6th Sayaendou|Sayaendou / Hadashi no Cinderella Boy (サヤエンドウ/裸足のシンデレラボーイ)
Released: March 15, 2006
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: Platinum
222,848 NEWS
7th Hoshi wo Mezashite (星をめざして)
Released: March 21, 2007
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: Platinum
310,505 NEWS
8th weeeek
Released: November 7, 2007
Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
RIAJ Certification: Platinum
327,261 NEWS
All official singles have reached the number 1 position on the Oricon charts


DVDs


NEWS Nippon 0304 April 7, 2004
Summary of Johnny's World (with KAT-TUN and Ya-Ya-Yah) April 19, 2005
Touch Limited Edition DVD April 27, 2005
Hoshi wo Mezashite (星をめざして) Limited Edition DVD March 21, 2007
Never Ending Wonderful Story DVD August 8, 2007

Other activities
Note: Works such as dramas, movies and shows featuring the minority of NEWS is not listed here. Instead, please refer to the members' respective pages.


Concerts
NEWSnowConcert Winter Concert 2004/2005
NEWS East-to-West Spring Concert 2005
Summary 2004 (with Junior groups including KAT-TUN and Ya-Ya-yah)
Summary 2005 (with Junior group Ya-ya-yah)
A Happy "NEWS" Year 2006 (January 1 January 9, 2006)
NEWS Spring Tour 2006 (March 25 April 30, 2006)
Spring Concert Tour 2007 (February 17 April 15, 2007)
NEWS First Concert 2007 in Taipei (October 6 October 7, 2007)[4]
NEWS Winter Concert Tour 2007

Commercials

TBC Aesthetic Salon (エステティックサロンTBC)
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   December 19th 2007, 13:02

Very Happy Very Happy
Thanks for posting!
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   December 21st 2007, 08:27

no problem. XD they were my very first asain band . i fell in love with massu's voice and his chubby chubby cheeks, at first and then i saw yamapi in there and then my eyes and heart turned to yamapi. but then after a while i got to hear tego's AWESOME!!!!!! voice and totally fell head over heels for his voice. lookwise,, he still had to go through puberty XD but i think he has the best voice in JE"S. all this happend with one song CHERISH . thats why i will always cherish NewS forever lol.

just have to say BRING BACK UCHI AND KUSANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   January 1st 2008, 06:23

NEWS. < 3
They're probably my favorite Jpop group at this moment. Tegoshi has a really beautiful voice, ne~?
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   January 4th 2008, 06:11

NEWS!!!!!!!
I like them so much too!! ~
Well, they aren't my fave..but I like them so much!
My fave member is Ryo Chan! He's so cute! I likehis voice!...
I was very happy that they have turned!!!! ~
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   January 4th 2008, 16:50

I like NEWS!!!
I like Tegoshi and Massu *O*!!! they are so kawaii!!!
but... I don't like Ryo ... he is very bad!!! pale
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   January 7th 2008, 20:27

Ahaha. Ryo-chan isn't all that bad. Though, Shige will always be my ichiban. < 3
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   January 9th 2008, 21:01

lol ryo ain't that bad thats just his character. thats why i love him . and tego i think he has he BEST voice in the whole JE =) seriously that kid can sing , he;s soo talented.
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   March 28th 2008, 19:35

Tego really does have an awesome voice. Though, I think if he could learn to control it just a bit better, the lives would be wonderful.
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   April 17th 2008, 21:06

My favorite member is Ryo-Chan. I swear, I can't get enough of him when he sang code in live especially when he keeps yelling and I think his voice his very sexy.
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   April 18th 2008, 23:06

I've read a rumor about News telling that Ryo would quit the band and Toma Ikuta would enter (i'll try to look for the article)... What would you think of that?

Personnally, I would be sad to loose Ryo, however, I like too much Toma too regret this exchange :p
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   April 19th 2008, 04:58

I would cried really hard lmao..ryo was the first guy I like out of whole JE so I am really devoted to ryo-chan. I heard bout the rumor too at first I was like "what the hell? noooooo...ryo chan..." as much as I like toma I dont want ryo to quit because honestly I dont like K8 nor their songs but if ryo decides to quit news and focus in K8 I would support whatever decision he makes. Since i am a fan of his then i have to support whatever decisions he makes.
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   April 23rd 2008, 15:10

Yes... In the Countdown, Ryo was quite running in every ways as far as he had to be with NEWS and their clothes, then to change, go on another stage to sing with Kanjani8... (sometimes late) It was funny to see it but he might have so more work to do...

On the other side, Toma Ikuta needs a fix group to belong! As the activity of the 3 tops is almost inexistant..
I would like the change...
Moreover, Yamapi and Ryo are both leading News, this might creates problems to choice who will sing first, behind... As he already has the leading place in K8, this is a choice he might not regret. ^^
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   May 11th 2008, 08:32

NewS is my ichiban for jpop! Very Happy
i loovvee Pi! What a Face

ha why dont you guys join this forum>> newsinternational.aforumfree.com

it has EVERYTHING about NewS! seriously the best NewS' forum!
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   May 13th 2008, 19:40

thxxx!! are you on this forum too?
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   May 13th 2008, 21:05

lyra wrote:
thxxx!! are you on this forum too?

yup! Smile
i'm using the same username >> akucun
have you join it lyra?
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   June 21st 2008, 20:38

Oh. My.
Check out Yamapi.

Warning! This picture contains nudity.

Spoiler:
 

Can anyone explain this?
What's the article about?
Why THAT photo?
Why a non-Asian girl?

*Just being too curious*

All I know it's an article from AN AN Magazine...
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   June 23rd 2008, 06:07

Cath wrote:
Oh. My.
Check out Yamapi.

Warning! This picture contains nudity.

Spoiler:
 

Can anyone explain this?
What's the article about?
Why THAT photo?
Why a non-Asian girl?

*Just being too curious*

All I know it's an article from AN AN Magazine...

I dont know what is it bout but since your asking it, I am curious too but I hate that model..
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PostSubject: Re: NewS   June 24th 2008, 16:42

minilight1080 wrote:
Cath wrote:
Oh. My.
Check out Yamapi.

Warning! This picture contains nudity.

Spoiler:
 

Can anyone explain this?
What's the article about?
Why THAT photo?
Why a non-Asian girl?

*Just being too curious*

All I know it's an article from AN AN Magazine...

I dont know what is it bout but since your asking it, I am curious too but I hate that model..

this thing is an old issue for your information. if you guys join the forum i posted before, the members there talk a lot about it. so join the forum! Razz
then we can talk more about it. mostly pi's fans want to kill that model lol!
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