ASP (Japanese group)

ASP is a Japanese alternative idol girl group formed by WACK in 2021. They debuted with the studio album, Anal Sex Penis, on May 26, 2021.[1]

ASP
OriginJapan
Genres
Years active2021–present
LabelsWACK
Avex Trax
Members
  • Yumeka Nowkana?
  • Nameless
  • Mog Ryan
  • Matilder Twins
  • Wonker Twins
  • CCCCCC
  • Riontown
Past members
  • Naayu

HistoryEdit

On March 27, 2021, WACK announced that a new group, ASP, had been formed. Initially the members faces were hidden until they reached 20,000 followers on Twitter. Eventually after the gradual reveal of their faces the members were confirmed to be former Carry Loose member Yumeka Nowkana?, former Wagg trainee Naayu, Nameless and Mog Ryan.[2] They released their debut studio album, Anal Sex Penis, on May 26.[1] Their first single, "The Man Calling", was released on September 22.[3] Naayu left ASP on November 24 due to a worsening foot injury.[4] During Naayu's final live show with the group, ASP introduced twin sisters, Matilder and Wonker, as new members.[5]

They released their second studio album, Placebo, on January 5, 2022.[6] On March 26, it was announced that two new members, CCCCCC and Riontown, would join the group on May 7.[7] Their second single, "Bollocks", was released on April 13.[8] On May 24, they released the digital single "Haikei Rockstarsama 2022".[9] "They made their major label debut with the single, "Hyper Cracker", through Avex Trax on August 31.[10] On November 30, they released the digital single "I won't let you go".[11]

They will release their first EP on April 5, 2023.[12]

MembersEdit

CurrentEdit

  • Yumeka Nowkana? (ユメカ・ナウカナ?)
  • Nameless (ナ前ナ以)
  • Mog Ryan (モグ・ライアン)
  • Matilder Twins (マチルダー・ツインズ)
  • Wonker Twins (ウォンカー・ツインズ)
  • CCCCCC (チッチチチーチーチー)
  • Riontown (リオンタウン)

FormerEdit

  • Naayu (ナアユ)

TimelineEdit

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
Sales
Oricon[13] Billboard[14]
Anal Sex Penis 13 13
Placebo
  • Released: January 5, 2022
  • Label: WACK Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6 8

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Sales Album
Oricon[13] Billboard[17]
"The Man Calling" 2021 17 Non-album singles
"Bollocks" 2022 9
"Haikei Rockstarsama 2022" (拝啓 ロックスター様2022)
"Hyper Cracker" 8 53
"I won't let you go"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

CollaborationsEdit

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Sales Album
Oricon[13]
"Against the World" with Yuki Kashiwagi 2021 16 Non-album single

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "WACK's new idol group ASP announces debut album 'ANAL SEX PENiS'". Tone Deaf. April 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "New idol group ASP announce debut album "ANAL SEX PENiS"". Arama! Japan. April 10, 2021.
  3. ^ "ASPが渡辺淳之介監督のMV「the MAN CALLiNG」公開". Ototoy. September 13, 2021.
  4. ^ "ASPナアユが全国ツアーファイナルをもって脱退、足の怪我の悪化に伴い". Natalie. November 12, 2021.
  5. ^ "ASP、双子の新メンバー加入& 「NO REASON」MV公開& グループ最大規模のライヴ決定". Ototoy. November 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "ASP、新体制初アルバム『PLACEBO』より4曲無料公開". Story Writer. December 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "ASP新メンバーがリリイベで突如発表、名前は「チッチチチーチーチー」と「リオンタウン」". Story Writer. April 9, 2022.
  8. ^ "ASP新シングル「BOLLOCKS」初回盤特典はナアユのサイン入り、「SAKEBE」ライブ映像公開". Natalie. March 3, 2022.
  9. ^ "ASP、メジャーデビュー記念"5円"シングルをタワレコで数量限定リリース". Barks. May 24, 2022.
  10. ^ "ASP、メジャーデビューシングル「Hyper Cracker」先行配信". Barks. August 2, 2022.
  11. ^ "ASP、大切な人への想いを綴る新曲「I won't let you go」リリース". Barks. November 30, 2022.
  12. ^ "ASP、メジャー1st EP来年4/5リリース決定。WACK代表 渡辺淳之介より100万円プレゼント企画"ASPなりのブラックフライデー"実施". Skream!. December 24, 2022.
  13. ^ a b c "ASP | Oricon Style". Oricon. Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  14. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums". Billboard Japan. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Album Sales 2021/06/02". Billboard Japan.
  16. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Album Sales 2022/01/12". Billboard Japan.
  17. ^ ""Hyper Cracker"".
  18. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales 2021/09/29".
  19. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales 2022/04/20".
  20. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales 2022/09/07".
  21. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales 2021/12/08".