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PARADISES is a Japanese idol group under WACK, formed in March 2020, when GANG PARADE was split into two separate units. It was primarily formed from the four least senior members of GANG PARADE, but has since also incorporated members outside of the group.
Members[edit | edit source]
- Terashima Yuka
- Tsukino Usagi (On hiatus from January 30th, 2021)
- Kila May
- Utauuta (Joined December 26th, 2020)
- Amemiya Kanon (Joined March 27th, 2021)
- Yuki Reysole (Join date TBA)
Former Members[edit | edit source]
- Haruna Bad Chiiiin (Left before the announcement of the group's formation)
History[edit | edit source]
On March 28th, 2020, it was announced at the end of the WACK AUDiTiON CAMP 2020 that GANG PARADE would be split into two groups, PARADISES and GO TO THE BEDS. The starting lineup of PARADISES consisted of GANG PARADE members Terashima Yuka, Tsukino Usagi, Naruhaworld and WAgg trainee Kila May (replacing Haruna Bad Chiiiin who left WACK before the split was even announced).
Music videos for both groups and their debut livestreamed performances immediately followed, and PARADISES' debut digital single, GOOD NIGHT, was released the following day. The debut split EP of both groups, G/P, was distributed on April 1st.
On May 22nd, Kila May officially debuted as a member of PARADISES, and the group announced their debut album and instagram page.
PARADISES released their debut album, also called PARADISES, on July 22nd.
PARADISES held their first one-man live on September 6th. That same day, they released a new song, ENVIES, on digital platforms.
In early October, it was announced that PARADISES would be adding a new member from WAgg. On October 10th, a special audition, PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai, will be held in order to choose the member who will be promoted.
The theme song for PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai, PLEASE LISTEN TO MY, was released on November 1st. The song incorporates the members of WAgg who are participating in the audition. PLEASE LISTEN TO MY was later released on the CD, WAgg to PARADISES no Subarashiki Sekai to Mirai.
As part of the PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai audition, PARADISES released a digital EP, Special Xmas Songs + XXX, on December 23rd. The EP featured guest vocals by WAgg members who had performed well in the first part of the audition.
The PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai audition ended on December 26th, where it was announced that Utauuta had won the audition and would join PARADISES. In addition, current member Tsukino Usagi would temporarily trade groups, becoming a member of WAgg for six months.
2021[edit | edit source]
Tsukino Usagi officially went on hiatus from PARADISES in January, in order to concentrate on her activities in WAgg.
Utauuta's first performance with PARADISES took place on January 30th. At the same time, PARADISES released the compilation album, PARADISES (REFRESH ver.) on digital platforms. Less than a week later, PARADISES announced an EP, PARADISES RETURN, to be released at the end of the month. The lead track from the album was released as a digital single the same day. This was followed by Kienai Mono a week later.
In early April, it was announced that AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki (as Yuki Reysole) would be joining PARADISES sometime in the near future.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Albums[edit | edit source]
- [2020.07.22] PARADISES (Album)
- [2020.12.23] Special Xmas Songs + XXX
- [2021.01.30] PARADISES (REFRESH ver.)
- [2021.03.03] PARADISES RETURN
Singles[edit | edit source]
- [2020.03.29] GOOD NIGHT (Digital Single)
- [2020.04.01] G/P
- [2020.09.06] ENVIES (Digital Single)
- [2020.11.01] PLEASE LISTEN TO MY (Digital Single)
- [2020.12.14] WAgg to PARADISES no Subarashiki Sekai to Mirai (Track #2 only)
- [2021.02.07] PARADISES RETURN (Digital Single)
- [2021.02.14] Kienai Mono (Digital Single)
- [2021.02.21] cry wanna (Digital Single)
Live Events[edit | edit source]
Oneman Lives[edit | edit source]
2020[edit | edit source]
|02/28||PARADISES RETURN||Shibuya WWW, Tokyo|
|04/29-05/08||PARADISES IN WONDERLAND TOUR|
Joint Events[edit | edit source]
|08/08||"WACK FUCKiN' SORRY PARTY"||Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall||PiA livestreamed no-audience event|
|11/14||PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai -SHOWCASE-||Kamakura Geijutsukan, Kanagwa||With WAgg; Part of the PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai audition.|
|12/14||PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai -TEAM BATTLE-||Nagoya City Assembly Hall|
|12/26||"LAST FANTASTIC FOUR" "PARADISES to WAgg no Subarashiki Mirai FINAL STAGE-" FINAL MISSION||Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo||With WAgg; PARADISES no Subarashiki Mirai audition finale. Utauuta's joining and Tsukino Usagi's temorary trade to WAgg was announced.|
|01/16-03/18||TO BE CONTiNUED WACK TOUR|
Other[edit | edit source]
2020[edit | edit source]
|October 4th||Tokyo Idol Festival Online 2020||Tokyo||Event appearance; see also WACK presents DREAMLIGHTS in TIF|