Babe (ベイブ pronounced "Babe"), stylized "BaBe", was a Japanese pop duo, composed of Tomoko Kondo and Yukari Nikaido. They debuted in February 1987 with "Give Me Up", a cover of Michael Fortunati's original song. From February 1987 to February 1990 they had several hits including "I Don't Know", "Somebody Loves You", and "Get a Chance!".

BaBe
OriginTokyo, Japan
GenresPop, J-pop
Years active1987–1990
LabelsPony Canyon
Past membersTomoko Kondo
Yukari Nikaido

Their highest single ranking on the Oricon charts was #4 in 1987 for Somebody Loves You.[1] They sang "Get A Chance!" as the end theme and post-credits music video in the third Project A-ko anime and the television adaptation of Hana no Asuka-gumi!. They also sang an all English song, "Love in the First Degree" (a cover of the Bananarama single).[2]

They disbanded in February 1990 because of Yukari's marriage and pregnancy.

MembersEdit

  • Tomoko Kondo (近藤 智子, Kondō Tomoko) was born on February 17, 1968 in Tokyo, Japan.[3]
  • Yukari Nikaido (二階堂 ゆかり, Nikaidō Yukari) was born on August 29, 1967 in Tokyo, Japan.[3]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Bravo! - June 21, 1987
  • Nice! - December 5, 1987
  • Good! - January 5, 1988
  • Fight - June 21, 1988
  • Brand New - April 21, 1989
  • Contrast - February 22, 1990
  • The Best of BaBe - May 21, 1990
  • BaBe Best - March 20, 2002

SinglesEdit

  • "Give Me Up" - February 21, 1987
  • "I Don't Know!" - May 2, 1987
  • "Somebody Loves You" - September 10, 1987
  • "Hold Me" - October 21, 1987
  • "Tonight" - January 21, 1988
  • "Get a Chance" - May 11, 1988
  • "Wake Up!" - August 31, 1988
  • "She Has a Dream" - March 1, 1989

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