January 1, 2011


In April 2009, a new unit of 4 girls, S/mileage, all from Hello! Pro Egg (idol trainees), has been formed to debut in major. The name S/mileage comes from the mix of the word “smile” and “age”. To reach this major level, their producer Tsunku♂ asked the group to gather 10 000 pictures of people smiling. In 2010, as they succeeded, S/mileage began their carrier in major on May, 26th and they won the Newcomer Artist of the Year award during the 52th Japan Records Awards.... Read More