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Happiness is a Japanese pop vocal and dance unit under the agency LDH and the label rhythm zone. The group formed in 2009 and released their debut DVD single, titled "Happy Talk", under LDH's own indies label. They are considered to be one of EXILE's sister groups and have been backup dancers for them. They made their major debut with the single "Kiss Me" in February 2011.

In 2013, Suda Anna and Kawamoto Ruri, from non debuted groups included on E-girls, joined the group. They also changed Universal Music Japan's sub-label from UNIVERSAL SIGMA to NAYUTAWAVE RECORDS. In 2014, the group moved from Universal Music to rhythm zone.

MembersEdit

Main article: Happiness/Members
Current Members
Former Members

HistoryEdit

Pre-debut and indie debutEdit

Happiness first appeared during EXILE's 2008 Live Tour as backup dancers, at the time being a five-member unit consisting of MIYUU, MIMU, KAREN, SAYAKA, and KAEDE. YURINO was then added to the group after an LDH audition in 2009 before the group was set to debut as a group. They released their indie debut DVD single, "Happy Talk", on October 21, 2009. It was also used as the theme song for Japanese brand Mister Donuts.

2009-2014: Major label and E-girls formationEdit

MAYU was added to the group and announced on December 25 2009,[1] before the group made their major debut on February 9, 2011 with the release of their first major label single, "Kiss Me".[2] They went on to release several more singles throughout 2011. MIMU was absent from the group's promotions after going on hiatus in December 2011,[3] including their single "We Can Fly", before leaving the group in October 2012, citing she wanted to focus on her studies.[4]

In November 2011, Happiness was confirmed to be joining sister groups Dream and Flower in the collective group E-girls.[5] Member MAYU also went on a hiatus in August 2012 to undergo medical treatment after being diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis.[6]

E-girls members Suda Anna and Kawamoto Ruri joined the group in May 2013 as a dancer and vocalist respectively,[7] and the group released their fifth single, "Sunshine Dream ~Ichido Kiri no Natsu~".

MIYUU was announced as the new leader of the group on January 30, 2014.[8] Sugieda Mayu, after months of hiatus, left both Happiness and E-girls on April 7, 2014.[9]

Happiness changed labels in 2014, moving from Universal Music to E-girls label rhythm zone and continued to promote with them, releasing their sixth single, "JUICY LOVE", on May 28, 2014 and their seventh single, "Seek A Light", on November 19, 2014, between E-girls singles.

2015-2016: GIRLZ N' EFFECT and first tourEdit

After 11 months since "Seek A Light"'s release, the group released the single "Holiday" on October 14.

On December 27, 2015, Happiness announced their ninth single, "Sexy Young Beautiful", released on February 3, 2016.

On August 11, 2016, it was revealed on E-girls' last day of their third tour E-girls LIVE TOUR 2016 "E.G. SMILE", that Happiness will be releasing their second album GIRLZ N' EFFECT on October 12, 2016. They also announced the group's first tour Happiness LIVE TOUR 2016 GIRLZ N' EFFECT that will go from November 9 until December 20, 2016. It was also announced that Fujii Karen will be part of the sub-unit ShuuKaRen, alongside her sister and Flower member Fujii Shuuka.

On November 26, 2016, the unit SudannaYuzuYully, including members Suda Anna and YURINO announced to be debuting on March 1, 2017 with the single "OH BOY".

2017Edit

In November 1, 2016, the group announced their 10th single "REWIND", that it was released on February 8, 2017.

The group will be releasing their 11th single "GOLD" in September 10.

DiscographyEdit

Main article: Happiness Discography
Albums
  1. [2012.06.20] Happy Time
  2. [2016.10.12] GIRLZ N' EFFECT
Singles
  1. [2011.02.09] Kiss Me
  2. [2011.04.27] Friends
  3. [2011.08.17] Wish
  4. [2012.05.16] We Can Fly
  5. [2013.08.07] Sunshine Dream ~Ichido Kiri no Natsu~
  6. [2014.05.28] JUICY LOVE
  7. [2014.11.19] Seek A Light
  8. [2015.10.14] Holiday
  9. [2016.02.03] Sexy Young Beautiful
  10. [2017.02.08] REWIND
  11. [2017.09.20] GOLD
Digital Singles
  1. [2013.07.31] Sunshine Dream ~Ichido Kiri no Natsu~
Video Releases
  1. [2009.10.21] Happy Talk (DVD Single) (indies)
Compilations / Other
  1. [2011.06.29] DJ MAKIDAI - "Really Into You" feat. Happiness
  2. [2011.07.06] DJ MAKIDAI - Treasure MIX 3 (#1 Really Into You feat. Happiness)
  3. [2014.06.18] DJ MAKIDAI - EXILE TRIBE PERFECT MIX (#6 Really Into You <Sound Goes Around Remix> / DJ MAKIDAI feat. Happiness)
  4. [2017.02.01] DANCE EARTH PARTY - (#17 Pocket feat. Happiness)

FilmographyEdit

Tours
  1. [2016.11.09-2017.01.17] Happiness LIVE TOUR 2016 GIRLZ N' EFFECT
Music Videos
  1. [2009] EXILE - "Someday (Kodomo Version)"
  2. [2011] EXILE - "24karats STAY GOLD (KIDS & GIRLS version)"
  3. [2011] EXILE - "Rising Sun"
Commercials

Happiness through the yearsEdit

TriviaEdit

Main article: Happiness/Trivia

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://ameblo.jp/happiness-official/entry-10747989513.html
  2. http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2011/01/dance-unit-happiness-announces-major-debut-single-kiss-me/
  3. http://aramatheydidnt.livejournal.com/3314356.html
  4. http://www.dramanewsnetwork.com/happiness-performer-mimu-to-withdraw-from-the-group/
  5. http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2011/11/e-girls-to-release-their-1st-single-celebration
  6. http://www.universal-music.co.jp/happiness/news/2012/08/20120810live/
  7. http://www.universal-music.co.jp/happiness/news/2013/05/20130527topics/
  8. http://ameblo.jp/happiness-official/entry-11761178337.html
  9. http://ameblo.jp/happiness-official/entry-11816007132.html

External LinksEdit

Happiness
Trivia | Category | Happiness songs template
Members
Current Members SAYAKA | Kaede | Fujii Karen | MIYUU (Leader) | YURINO | Suda Anna | Kawamoto Ruri
Former Members MIMU | Sugieda Mayu
Discography
Indie Singles 1. Happy Talk
Major Singles 1. Kiss Me | 2. Friends | 3. Wish | 4. We Can Fly | 5. Sunshine Dream ~Ichido Kiri no Natsu~ | 6. JUICY LOVE | 7. Seek A Light | 8. Holiday | 9. Sexy Young Beautiful | 10. REWIND | 11. GOLD
Digital Singles 1. Sunshine Dream ~Ichido Kiri no Natsu~
Albums 1. Happy Time | 2. GIRLZ N' EFFECT
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. Happiness LIVE TOUR 2016 GIRLZ N' EFFECT
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts E-girls | ShuuKaRen | SudannaYuzuYully

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