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Happy New Year from BE:FIRST

03/01/2023 2023-01-03 05:33:00 JaME Source: Press Release Author: Christine

Happy New Year from BE:FIRST

BE:FIRST wish their fans around the world a Happy New Year and share their memories of 2022 and goals for 2023.


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The past year was truly one packed with "firsts" for boy group BE:FIRST. They released their first full album BE:1, embarked on their first one-man tour, collaborated with an international artist for the first time, performed at a number of large festivals and ended the year by taking part in the famous Kohaku Uta Gassen.

To ring in the New Year, the members have recorded a quick English video message for their fans around the world.


In addition, to give fans some insight into their mindset going into 2023, they've also shared some of their memories of 2022 and goals for this year.

What are your thoughts about your busy and successful 2022?

LEO: We had many ‘first-time’ experiences in 2022. It is all thanks to the love and support from people around us. We hope to do even better this year.

With those ‘first-time’ experiences in 2022, please share something memorable to you.

SHUNTO: BMSG FES ‘22 was definitely one of the most impressive memories amongst all of us. While BE:FIRST is new to the music scene as well as BMSG as a management company, it was an honour for all of us including other artists to get together to work on creating such an event. It certainly excites us for next year’s events!

JUNON: It would have to be the release of our first album, BE:1. We also had the opportunity to perform in some major music festivals during the summer. It was fun collaborating with Jonas Blue during his set. Speaking of a recent event, we participated in the recent Asia Artist Awards (AAA) for the first time. There have been so many memories from this year.


What is BE:FIRST’s goal in 2023?

SOTA: What we’ve been aiming for in 2022 remains the same in this New Year; and that is to pursue BE:FIRST’s music and show the world who we are as a group. Please stay tuned and root for us!

Please share your individual goals or challenges for 2023.

RYOKI: I’d like to fulfill my role as an artist, actor, and simply as a human being...(laughs)

MANATO: My personal goal...I want to be more physically fit.

RYUHEI: I would like to go abroad. Maybe we can do a boot camp somewhere.

SOTA: I got an opportunity as a dance instructor and mentor choreographer in New Zealand at the start of the year, so I would like to utilize my talent when and where needed. That would be my second goal. My first goal is to grow together with BE:FIRST and as an artist.

LEO: For me, it would be to reach my ideal as a member of BE:FIRST, and also to become the ideal ‘me’. Additionally, I want to broaden my ability to express myself. Oh, I also want to increase my cooking repertoire.

SHUNTO: I want to get a driver’s license. I will turn 20 years old this year. It sounds cool to drive a car. (SOTA cuts in here saying, "You should declare 'I want to become an adult'" and JUNON adds “He hasn’t grown up yet” as a joke.)

JUNON: I want to take care of myself by eating and sleeping well. (Everyone else agrees, saying “That’s most important!”)

A performance of Bye-Good-Bye that BE:FIRST recorded for YouTube Fanfest Japan 2022 can be viewed below, followed by footage of Shining One from BMSG FES'22. Footage of BMSG FES'22, which featured performances from BE:FIRST and all of the other artists and trainees signed to SKY-HI's company BMSG, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on January 25th.


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