Happiness is a Japanese pop vocal and dance group under the agency LDH JAPAN, signed to the label rhythm zone. The group was formed in 2008 and released an indie DVD single, titled "Happy Talk", in 2009. They made their major debut with the single "Kiss Me" in February 2011.
- Current Members
Pre-debut and indie debut
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 formation
MAYU was added to the group and announced on December 25 2009, before the group made their major debut on February 9, 2011 with the release of their first major label single, "Kiss Me". 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, including their single "We Can Fly", before leaving the group in October 2012, citing she wanted to focus on her studies.
In November 2011, Happiness was confirmed to be joining sister groups Dream and Flower in the collective group E-girls. Member MAYU also went on a hiatus in August 2012 to undergo medical treatment after being diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis.
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 tour
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 would go from November 9 until December 20, 2016. It was also announced that Fujii Karen would be part of the sub-unit ShuuKaRen, alongside her sister and Flower member Fujii Shuuka.
On February 8, the group released their 10th single "REWIND".
On August 27, the group participated on the annual festival a-nation, being their first time participating on it.
The group released their 11th single "GOLD" on September 10. The single ranked #1 on Oricon's weekly singles chart on the following week, being their first #1 single.
On January 16, the group released their first digital single "POWER GIRLS".
On June 12, they released "POWER GIRLS" as their twelfth single.
On September, the group released their 13th single "Chao Chao".
On August 25, the girls performed at the online concert LIVE×ONLINE IMAGINATION "E-girls / Happiness / Sudannayuzuyully".
On December 15, it was announced that YURINO and Suda Anna will be leaving the group and LDH JAPAN on December 31. The group will continue activities with the remaining five members. In addition, the group will be performing at the LIVE×ONLINE BEYOND THE BORDER E-girls LAST LIVE, as the last activity of the 7-member lineup.
- [2011.02.09] Kiss Me
- [2011.04.27] Friends
- [2011.08.17] Wish
- [2012.05.16] We Can Fly
- [2013.08.07] Sunshine Dream ~Ichido Kiri no Natsu~
- [2014.05.28] JUICY LOVE
- [2014.11.19] Seek A Light
- [2015.10.14] Holiday
- [2016.02.03] Sexy Young Beautiful
- [2017.02.08] REWIND
- [2017.09.20] GOLD
- [2019.06.12] POWER GIRLS
- [2019.09.11] Chao Chao
- Digital Singles
- Pre-release Digital Singles
- [2013.07.31] Sunshine Dream ~Ichido Kiri no Natsu~
- Video Releases
- [2009.10.21] Happy Talk (DVD single) (indies)
- [2011.06.29] DJ MAKIDAI - "Really Into You" feat. Happiness
- [2011.07.06] DJ MAKIDAI - Treasure MIX 3 (#1 "Really Into You" feat. Happiness)
- [2014.06.18] DJ MAKIDAI - EXILE TRIBE PERFECT MIX (#6 "Really Into You (Sound Goes Around Remix)" / DJ MAKIDAI feat. Happiness)
- [2017.02.01] DANCE EARTH PARTY - Ⅰ (#17 "Pocket" feat. Happiness)
- Music Videos
-  EXILE - "Someday (Kodomo Version)"
-  EXILE - "24karats STAY GOLD (KIDS & GIRLS version)"
-  EXILE - "Rising Sun"
-  Mister Donut
- [2016.11.09-2017.01.17] Happiness LIVE TOUR 2016 GIRLZ N' EFFECT
- Tours Featured In
-  E-girls LIVE TOUR 2014 "COLORFUL LAND"
-  E-girls LIVE TOUR 2015 "COLORFUL WORLD"
-  E-girls LIVE TOUR 2016 "E.G. SMILE"
-  E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~
-  E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
-  E-girls PERFECT LIVE 2011▶2020
-  LIVE×ONLINE IMAGINATION "E-girls / Happiness / Sudannayuzuyully"
- Concerts Featured In
-  LIVE×ONLINE BEYOND THE BORDER E-girls LAST LIVE
- [2021.12.31] LIVE×ONLINE COUNTDOWN 2021▶︎2022
- Official Website (under renewal)
- Universal Music Official Profile
- LDH Profile
- Official Twitter
- Official YouTube
- Official Ameblo Blog (archived)
- Official Gree Blog (archived)
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