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iDOL Street is a Japanese pop idol project and record label under Avex Group. The label was officially launched on October 2, 2010. Today its line-up includes two main acts: SUPER GiRLS and The World Standard.

HistoryEdit

2008-2010: Beginnings, SUPER GiRLSEdit

The concept for iDOL Street was first conceived in 2008. In September 2009, the iDOL Street project was officially launched.

Near the end of 2009, Avex began the avex Idol Audition 2010. The winners were announced on June 12, 2010, as a new group known as SUPER GiRLS. This group would become the flagship group of iDOL Street.

On October 2, 2010, the iDOL Street label was officially launched, and Avex announced that SUPER GiRLS would make their major debut that December with their first studio album.

2011-2013: Street-sei, Cheeky Parade, GEMEdit

On June 12, 2011, iDOL Street introduced the first fifteen members of the trainee group iDOL Street Street-sei.

On February 19, 2012, iDOL Street's second main group, Cheeky Parade, was introduced. It was announced on September 22, 2012, that they would release their major debut single the following year.

On December 25, 2012, iDOL Street revealed the starting line-up of their third group, GEM. After some member changes in 2013, it was announced on October 13 of that year that GEM would release their major debut single on January 1, 2014.[1]

On August 7, 2013, a new unit called hanarichu, consisting of five members of the Street-sei, was announced as a collaboration between iDOL Street and the website hana Girl.

2014-The World Standard, etc presentEdit

On February 23, 2014, SUPER GiRLS leader Yasaka Saori graduated from the group to pursue a career as a musical actress. She remained under iDOL Street and became the label's first solo act.

On January 10, at a SUPER GiRLS live show, Goto Aya announced that she would be graduating from the group and retiring from show business. Goto stated that she had "found another dream" that she wanted to pursue.[3] She will officially graduate in March 2015.

SUPER Girls released their fourth album SUPER CASTLE on March 9.

iDOL Street revealed the starting line-up of their fourth group, The World Standard which has 5 members.

On March 13 during a release event for their new album SUPER CASTLE, Katsuta Rino and Arai Reira announced that they would be graduating from the group. Katsuta stated she wanted to pursue a dream of being sportscaster, Arai will take this time to think about her dream of being in the fashion industry.[4]They will officially graduate on June 25 after SUPER GiRLS Tokyo Dome Performance.

On June 25 five new members were introduced as the 3rd chapter members, Kidoguchi Sakurako and Abe Yumeri from TOKYO Yume Piyo-gumi, Ozawa Runa and Nagao Shiori from NAGOYA Chubu, and Ishibashi Hotaru. Maeshima Ami replaced Shimura Rika as leader of SUPER GiRLS.

On August 31 SUPER GiRLS released their 14th single Rabusama!!! which was the new-line up debut.

On September 29 at their SUPER☆GiRLS Super Live 2016 ~STARTING~ @AKASAKA BLITZ performance it was announced that Asakawa Nana will be the center of their 15th Single Koi☆Kirameke-tion!!! which will be released on December 21.

On March 5 it was announced via iDOL Street website that Maeshima Ami will graduate on March 31 to pursue being a musical actress and voice actor.[5]

On April 17, it was announced that Kidoguchi would halt all idol activites due to poor health conditions. She would be absent from all SUPER GiRLS concerts and activites till mid-July

On April 26 SUPER GiRLS will release their 16th single Sweet☆Smile. This is their first single without Maeshima Ami.

On June 17 it was announced that Mizote Ruka would be the new leader.

On September 20 it was revealed that Kidoguchi Sakurako withdrew from the group after a period of being on hiatus, SUPER GiRLS will release their 17th single ASE TO NAMIDA NO CINDERELLA STORY on 29 November. This is their first single without Kidoguchi Sakurako and that Yumeri had changed her color to Baby Pink.

On December it was revealed Runa Ozawa will be going on hiatus and halt all idol activities due to poor physical conditions. She would be absent from all SUPER GiRLS concerts and activites until she recovers.

On 10th August 2017, The street-sei members had graduated, thus making the street-sei group disbanded.

On January 15 2018 it was announced GEM would Disband in the spring, the remaining members will be transferred to other iDOL Street group. Avex will reorganize iDOL Street by doing member exchange.

On January 31st, it was revealed that Ozawa Runa graduated and withdrew from the group after a period of being on hiatus.

On February 1, it was announced via iDOL Street website that Shimura Rika and Tanaka Mirei will both graduate on March 31 (for Mirei) and on 24th June (for Rika).

SUPER GiRLS will release their 18th single Kira Kira☆Sunshine on 2 May. This is the first single without Ozawa Runa and Tanaka Mirei.

GEM officially disbanded on 25th March at the end of their last live concert tour named Thank You Gemily.

On April 12, 2018 Cheeky Parade announced they will disband July 31, 2018.

Current MembersEdit

SUPER GiRLS
The World Standard

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://twitter.com/avex_idol_gem/status/389606240466108416

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