Asuka Kuramochi

Asuka Kuramochi (倉持 明日香, Kuramochi Asuka, born September 11, 1989, in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a singer, actress, and a former member of the idol group AKB48 under Team K.[2]

Asuka Kuramochi
倉持 明日香
Asuka Kuramochi at Japan Expo 2009, Paris
Asuka Kuramochi at Japan Expo 2009, Paris
Background information
Also known as
  • Mocchii(もっちぃ)
  • Mochiko(もちこ)
Born (1989-09-11) September 11, 1989 (age 31)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
GenresJ-pop
Years activeJuly 2007 - present
LabelsAvex (Avex Trax)[1]
King Records
Associated actsAKB48
WebsiteKuramochiAsuka.jp

CareerEdit

2007Edit

  • On May 27, she passed AKB48 first trainee audition (AKB48 第一回研究生(4期生)オーディション).

2008Edit

  • On March 4, it was announced she would become a Team K member at the himawari-group performance.[3]

2009Edit

  • In June–July 2009, she was ranked 21st in the 2009 AKB48 Senbatsu Election.

2010Edit

2011Edit

  • In May–June 2011, she was ranked 21st in the 2011 AKB48 Senbatsu Election.

2012Edit

  • In June 2012, she was ranked 22nd in the 2012 AKB48 Senbatsu Election.

2013Edit

  • In April 2013, it was announced she would be releasing her first solo single, Itsumo Soba ni, on May 29 under the major label Avex.[1][4]

2015Edit

  • On July 18, Asuka announced that she will be graduating from AKB48 to pursue a career in sportscasting. Her final performance day was on August 17.[5]

Solo Single SalesEdit

  • Itsumo Soba ni Released 29 May 2013 - 31,424+

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The single will be released under Avex in 5 different types." (ustar (April 6, 2013). "AKB48's Kuramochi Asuka to make her solo debut". tokyohive. 6Theory Media. Retrieved April 11, 2013.)
  2. ^ 倉持明日香のプロフィール [Asuka Kuramochi's Profile] (in Japanese). oricon ME inc. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  3. ^ 倉持明日香 AKB48名鑑 - スポニチ Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Sports Nippon Newspapers. Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  4. ^ "Kuramochi Asuka Releasing Single on May 29th, Photobook and CM Also Planned". 2013-04-06. Archived from the original on 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  5. ^ 倉持明日香、AKB卒業宣言「スポーツキャスター目指します!」 Sankei Sports (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2015-07-18.

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