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EMPiRE is a group formed by WACK and avex consisting of YU-Ki EMPiRE、YUKA EMPiRE、MAYU EMPiRE、MiDORiKO EMPiRE、MAHO EMPiRE、MiKiNA EMPiRE.
In August of 2017, through BiSH’s free event “TBS3”, the start of the group and the group members were announced.
In January of 2018 EMPiRE released their album “THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!!” and joined BiSH on their nationwide tour, performing as the opening act of each concert. Their first album placed 1st on Japan’s iTunes chart, first on Oricon Digital Weekly Chart a week before their official debut, and placed #4 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart while placing #7 on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart.
On May 1st, EMPiRE held their first solo concert at the Akasaka Blitz which sold out.
They followed this up with the release of their mini-album “EMPiRE originals” which was released first on iTunes before other services and placed #1 on the Japanese iTunes charts, making it consecutive #1 albums on iTunes. Their release of “THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!! [NEXT EDiTiON]” also charted at #2 on the chart and their April release of “THE EMPiRE STRiKES START!!” charted at #4.
Their “EMPiRE NEXT EDiTiON TOUR” with 6 members was also very successful.