Fairies is a Japanese girl group formed back in 2011. They are managed by Vision Factory, but their record label is Sonic Groove, a sublabel of the well known giant Avex.

 

The name of the band, relates with the fact that they are all still schoolgirls. The band members are Rikako Inoue (Purple), Sora Nomoto (Blue), Momoka Ito (Red), Mahiro Hayashida (Yellow), Miria Fuyita (Orange) and Miki Shimomura (Pink). Kawane Kiyomura (Green) left the group in January 2013.

All the members are really young, their ages range from 15 to the oldest, Rikako, who is 17. The main concept behind the making of this band was to create a group that would make it big overseas, like other Japanese and Korean bands.

 

Their debut single was “More Kiss/Song for You” and it was released on September 21st, 2011. It was so successful that they were named the best newcomer of the year and were awarded the Best New Artist Award at the 53rd Japan Record Awards, beating other great artists like 2NE1 and Super Girls.

Their 6th single to be released since their debut was “Hikari no hate ni”, and it was released on July 24th, 2013. It had a great success as it also was the first time that their music was featured as the opening of an anime.

 

Fairies is a nice band with young talented girls and you should definitely keep an eye on them!

 

Chelo – April 2014

 

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