NEWS

NEWS
NEWS (2012)

NEWS (2012)

NEWS is a Japanese male idol group produced by Johnny Kitagawa under Johnny & Associates. Their official debut single, Kibou~Yell~, was released on May 12, 2004 under Johnny’s Entertainment.
Trivia
  • NEWS stands for the four compass directions those are North, East, West and South.
  • Their first single, NEWS Nippon, was only available in limited edition at 7-11 stores. At the time, the unit was only formed to promote the women’s volley ball tournament, which is why their single NEWS Nippon was not their official debut single.
  • Morita Takahiro left NEWS before debut single was released.
  • Two former members, Nishikido Ryo and Uchi Hiroki, came from Kansai Jr. They did second debut with their Kansai unit, Kanjani8.
  • Uchi Hiroki left NEWS on December 2003 due his underage drinking in public. He restarted his career as a trainee. The rank ‘trainee’ is lower than the position of a Johnny’s Jr.
  • Kusano Hironori left NEWS in 2006 due his underage drinking. He restarted his career as a trainee.
  • Their original name is “NewS” but changed to “NEWS” on December 30, 2006.
  • Uchi Hiroki and Kusano Hironori had graduated from their trainee status on January 2008.
  • On October 2001, Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo left NEWS. Nishikido returned his activities with Kanjani8 meanwhile Yamashita Tomohisa continued activitities as a soloist.
Members
  • Kato Shigeaki
  • Koyama Keichiiro
  • Masuda Takahisa
  • Tegoshi Yuya
Former Members
Discography
Single
  1. [2003.11.07] NEWS Nippon (NEWSニッポン)
  2. [2004.05.12] Kibou~Yell~ (希望 ~Yell~)
  3. [2004.08.11] Akaku Moyuru Taiyou (紅く燃ゆる太陽)
  4. [2005.03.16] Cherish (チェリッシュ)
  5. [2005.07.13] TEPPEN
  6. [2006.03.15] Sayaendou/Hadashi no Cinderella Boy (サヤエンドウ/裸足のシンデレラボーイ)
  7. [2007.03.21] Hoshi wo Mezashite (星をめざして)
  8. [2007.11.07] weeeek
  9. [2008.02.27] Taiyou no Namida (太陽のナミダ)
  10. [2008.05.08] SUMMER TIME
  11. [2008.10.01] Happy Birthday
  12. [2009.04.29] Koi no ABO (恋のABO)
  13. [2010.03.31] Sakura Girl (さくらガール)
  14. [2010.11.03] Fighting Man
  15. [2012.07.18] Chankapana (チャンカパーナ)
  16. [2012.12.12] WORLD QUEST/Pokopon Pekorya (WORLD QUEST/ポコポンペコーリャ)
  17. [2014.06.11] ONE -for the win-
Album
  1. [2005.04.27] touch
  2. [2007.11.07] pacific
  3. [2008.11.19] color
  4. [2010.09.15] LIVE
  5. [2013.07.17] NEWS
Best Album
  1. [2012.06.13] NEWS BEST
DVD
  1. [2004.04.07] NEWS Nippon 0304
  2. [2005.04.19] SUMMARY of Johnny’s Worldwith KAT-TUN
  3. [2007.08.08] Never Ending Wonderful Story
  4. [2008.08.13] NEWS CONCERT TOUR pacific 2007 2008 -THE FIRST TOKYO DOME CONCERT-
  5. [2009.11.04] NEWS Live Diamond
  6. [2010.12.22] NEWS DOME PARTY 2010 LIVE! LIVE! LIVE! DVD
  7. [2013.01.30] NEWS LIVE TOUR 2012 ~Utsukushii Koi ni Suru yo~
  8. [2014.03.19] NEWS 10th Anniversary in Tokyo Dome
Concert
  1. [2004] A Happy “NEWS” year 2004
  2. [2004] SUMMARY of Johnnys World
  3. [2004] NEWSnowCONCERT ~NEWS no Konsatou~
  4. [2005] NIPPON EAST TO WEST SPRING CONCERT ~Nihon Oudan Taisetsu na Hito e~
  5. [2005] Johnnys Theater “SUMMARY 2005”
  6. [2006] A HAPPY “NEWS” YEAR 2006
  7. [2006] NEWS SPRING TOUR 2006
  8. [2007] NEWS Concert Tour 2007
  9. [2007] NEWS FIRST CONCERT 2007 in Taipei
  10. [2007] NEWS CONCERT TOUR “pacific” 2007-2008
  11. [2008] NEWS WINTER PARTY DIAMOND
  12. [2010] LIVE! LIVE! LIVE! NEWS DOME PARTY 2010
  13. [2012] NEWS LIVE TOUR ~Utsukushii Koi ni Suru yo
  14. [2013] NEWS LIVE TOUR 2013 NEWS MAKES YOU HAPPY! MAKES THE WORLD HAPPIER!
Media Apperance
Variety Show
  • The Shonen Club
CM
  • [2007-2010] Crymson RUSS-K
  • [2008-] Lawson Genki ni Naro-son Campaign
  • [2008-2010] KOSÉ Happy Bath Day
  • [2010] Dwango
External Links

Gallery

NEWS (2003)

NEWS (2003)

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