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Gem$tones (ジェムストーン; Pronounced: Gemstones) is an indies unit formed with several members from Hello!Project DIVAS. and Fantasy Kenshuusei.

In January 2017, they released their first major single.

They are currently gaining nationwide acknowledgment with consistent high sales, both psychical and digital wise.

Members

Name Birthdate Birthplace Blood Type Gem Group Role Notes
Fukuda Miki
(福田 三木)
August 1, 1997 (1997-08-01) (age 21) Tokyo
(Japan)
AB Pearl Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist Leader (2015-Present), Fantasy Kenshuusei (2011-2016)
Umemoto Marika
(梅本マリカ)
February 26, 1998 (1998-02-26) (age 20) Aichi
(Japan)
O Tourmaline Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist Sub-Leader (2015-Present),
Hello!Project DIVAS. (2014-2016)
Im Jihyun
(임 김지현)
August 30, 1998 (1998-08-30) (age 20) Seoul
(South Korea)
A Amethyst Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2016)
Egami Chikako
(江上千賀子)
October 16, 1998 (1998-10-16) (age 20) Hiroshima
(Japan)
O Fire Opal Main Dancer, Sub Rapper Hello!Project DIVAS. (2015-2016)
Ayase Sora (綾瀬 ソーラ) October 29, 1999 (1999-10-29) (age 18) Saitama
(Japan)
A Citrine Main Vocalist, Center Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2016)
Ogata Aya
(緒方 アヤ)
November 5, 1999 (1999-11-05) (age 18) Mie
(Japan)
Diamond Lead Vocalist Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2016)
Furusawa Kayo
(古澤佳代)
December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17) (age 18) Kanagawa
(Japan)
Emerald Visual, Sub Vocalist, Face of the Group Hello!Project DIVAS. (2015-2016)
Kurosawa Ruby
(黒澤ルビー)
August 6, 2001 (2001-08-06) (age 17) Aichi
(Japan)
B Star Ruby Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Ace Hello!Project DIVAS. (2015-2016)

Gem$tone Dawn Members

Name Birthdate Birthplace Blood Type Gem Group Role Notes
Umemoto Marika
(梅本マリカ)
February 26, 1998 (1998-02-26) (age 20) Aichi
(Japan)
O Tourmaline Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub-Vocalist Main Group Sub-Leader (2015-Present),
Hello!Project DIVAS. (2014-2016)
Egami Chikako
(江上千賀子)
October 16, 1998 (1998-10-16) (age 20) Hiroshima
(Japan)
O Fire Opal Main Dancer, Main Rapper Hello!Project DIVAS. (2015-2016)
Ayase Sora (綾瀬 ソーラ) October 29, 1999 (1999-10-29) (age 18) Saitama
(Japan)
A Citrine Main Vocalist Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2016)
Furusawa Kayo
(古澤佳代)
December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17) (age 18) Kanagawa
(Japan)
Emerald Lead Vocal, Visual Hello!Project DIVAS. (2015-2016)

Gem$tone Dusk Members

Name Birthdate Birthplace Blood Type Gem Group Role Notes
Fukuda Miki
(福田 三木)
August 1, 1997 (1997-08-01) (age 21) Tokyo
(Japan)
AB Pearl Main Dancer, Lead Vocal Main Group Leader (2015-Present), Fantasy Kenshuusei (2011-2016)
Im Jihyun
(임 김지현)
August 30, 1998 (1998-08-30) (age 20) Seoul
(South Korea)
A Amethyst Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocal Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2016)
Ogata Aya
(緒方 アヤ)
November 5, 1999 (1999-11-05) (age 18) Mie
(Japan)
Diamond Lead Vocal Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2016)
Kurosawa Ruby
(黒澤ルビー)
August 6, 2001 (2001-08-06) (age 17) Aichi
(Japan)
B Star Ruby Main Vocal Hello!Project DIVAS. (2015-2016)

History

2015

On May 4, 2015 the unit was announced with for members from Fantasy Kenshuusei and four members form Hello!Project DIVAS. They'll be starting off on an indies single and work their way onto their major debut. On that same say their member colors and the leaders were announced.

On July 14, they released their first indies single titled "GREEN GARDEN / Heart ni Ai wo Zukyuun!!" it sold a total of 4,782 copies.

On October 12, they released their second indies single titled "MADNESS -Trick or Treat- / Kabocha QUEEN" it sold a total of 4,190 copies.

On December 13, they released their third indies single titled "CONTDOWN! / Team Gem!" which sold a total of 7,381 copies. On December 14, it was announced by Miki and Marika they the group will be pushing really hard for a major debut in 2016 and the group is in plans to release a mini album.

2016

On March 1, it was announced that Gem$tones will release their first digital single on March 22, it is titled "Monku o Iwanai Teishi Namida "First Take Ver"', The single will not have any promotion. It sold a total of 12,687 copies online.

On April 1, Gem$tones announced the rest of the titles for the singles they will release in 2016. On April 5, they will release their fourth indies single titled "GEM$TONES Anthem -We're Here- / Rose Petals", the single sold a total of 11,093 copies. On April 7, it was announced that Gem$tones will release their debut mini album titled "Mini Song Set list ~Lets Go 2 School!~" on July 13, the song will feature all the groups original non released songs, an original song for the album, and two other songs.

On July 3, the group released their fifth indie single titled "Electric Dance Step ~TYPE B VERSION~ / Watashitachi no Yona On'nanoko" it sold a total of 6,094 copies.

On August 8, it was announced that the group will be having their Major Debut in 2017. They will warp up their indies period with one last single and one last indie digital single and two mini albums.

2017

In January 1, they released their major debut single, it ranked at Number 2, and sold a total of 95,587 copies in total.

On October 28, it was revealed by an insider that Gem$tones would be releasing a March single. They along with several other groups upcoming 2018 singles were also revealed.

2018

On January 1, Fukuda Miki announced that since it's been one full year since they had their major debut, and to celebrate that, the group will be promoting in different genres this year, as well as the formation of sub-units as well.

On Janaury 14, it was announced that they would be releasing a completion album in February containing all of their current singles.

On Janaury 27, Fukuda Miki announced the groups first concert tour.

On April 7, The group announced its first two official sub-units, Gem$tone Dawn and Gem$tone Dusk. Both sub-units will be promoting near the end of the year. Gem$tone Dawn will be promoting a more cute image, while Gem$tone Dusk will be promoting a more girl crush image.

On May 3, Fukuda Miki announced that the group would be holding back from releasing any other singles for 2018 due to group discussion, the members themselves had asked for this discision themselves.

On October 2, the group announced that they would be coming back as a group with a new single in January. This will be their first single in exactly 7 months as their previous single was released in May of 2018.

Discography

Studio Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 May 14, 2018 Gem Attack 53,251 33,581 2 N/A

Completion Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 February 26, 2018 Gem Collection Vol.1 64,004 43,490 3 N/A

Indie Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 July 13, 2016 Mini Song Set List ~Lets Go 2 School!~ 8,256 N/A 10 N/A
2 August 17, 2016 Share The Gem$ 6,269 N/A 7 N/A
3 December 6, 2016 Gem$tones Is Here To Stay 3,566 4,276 9 NA

Singles

Indies Singles

# Released Name Oricon Rank Sales Album Song Center
1 July 14, 2015 GREEN GARDEN / Heart ni Ai wo Zukyuun!! - 4,782 Mini Song Set List ~Let's Go 2 School~ Ruby / Kayo
2 October 12, 2015 MADNESS -Trick or Treat- / Kabocha QUEEN - 4,190 Share The Gem$ Sora / Aya
3 December 13, 2015 COUNTDOWN! / Team Gem! - 7,381 Miki / Jihyun
4 April 5, 2016 GEM$TONES Anthem -We're Here- / Rose Petals - 11,093 Gem$tones Is Here To Stay Chikako / Marika
5 July 3, 2016 Electric Dance Step ~TYPE B VERSION~ / Watashitachi no Yona On'nanoko
(私たちのような女の子: Girls like us)
- 6,094 Miki / Kayo
6 October 18, 2016 The road behind us / Secret 4 10,490 Sora / Ruby

Indie Digital Singles

# Released Name Oricon Rank Sales Album Song Center
1 March 22, 2016 Monku o Iwanai Teishi Namida "First Take Ver"
(文句を言わない停止涙 "First Take Ver": Tears that won't stop "First Take Ver")
78 11,568 Gem$tones Is Here To Stay Aya
2 November 2, 2016 Seiko
(成功: Success)
- 11,487 Ruby

Major Singles

# Released Song Sales Certifications Oricon Rank Album Song Center
Physical Digital
1 January 1, 2017 Kiss Kiss Kiss / I Miss You, I Hate You / Jumon o Tonaemasu
(呪文を唱えます: Cast a Spell)
95,587 10,487 N/A 2 Gem Collection Vol.1 Ruby / Aya / Kayo
2 March 29, 2017 BLACK WIDOW / STRAWBERRY BUBBLE TEA 86,698 8,488 N/A 2 Jihyun / Miki
3 July 10, 2017 Ai No Rosoku
(愛の蝋燭: Candle of Love)
89,577 14,315 N/A 2 Sora
4 November 21, 2017 Me and You ~Together Forever~ / Palm Trees 90,285 21,274 N/A 2 Chikako / Marika
5 March 27, 2018 Shiranai / Atarashi Gakunen / Koe O Dashite Warau
(知らない / 新しい学年 / 声を出して笑う: I Don't Know / A New School Year / Laugh Out Loud)
83,122 22,925 N/A 3 Gem Attack Kayo / Sora / Miki
6 May 7, 2018 I Don't Like Your Lies / On'nanoko No Konran
(女の子の混乱: Girl Confusion)
79,111 23,458 N/A 2 Jihyun / Ruby
7 January 7, 2019 Anata wa Watashi O Aishiteimasu Ka?
(あなたは私を愛していますか?: Your in love right?)
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Aya
Original Songs

All the dates show when the songs where performed.

  • [2015.07.11] Watashi Wa Ai, Watashi No Seikatsu No Naka De Yuiitsu No Ai Wa Anata (私は愛、私の生活の中で唯一の愛はあなた: The only love in my life I love is you)
  • [2015.12.31] Raindrops
  • [2016.03.14] Magica
  • [2016.04.01] Ame no Mae ni Odayakana (雨の前に穏やかな: The calm before the rain)
Cover Songs

All the dates show when the songs where performed.

  • [2016.04.01] CLOSER - Oh My Girl Cover

Concerts and Tours

Headling Tours

  1. [2018.04.07 - 2018.05.27] Gem$tones Haru 2018 Tour ~Grand Run~
  2. [2018.10.06 - 2018.12.08] Gem$tones Aki 2018 Tour ~Winter Kiss~

Member and Group Photobooks

Group Photobooks

  1. [2018.01.01] Group Major Love Year I
  2. [2018.05.04] Origins 3rd Year

Fukuda Miki's Photobooks

  1. [2017.08.01] 20 Miki

Umemoto Marika's Photobooks

  1. [2018.02.26] Maybe....20sai

Im Jihyun's Photobooks

  1. [2018.08.30] 20th Century Jihyun

Furusawa Kayo's Photobooks

  1. [2017.03.13] Kayo In Paradise
  2. [2017.12.18] Kayo 17sai ~ 18sai
  3. [2018.04.02] Blooming Kayo
  4. [2018.09.28] Sakura Moyo no dress (さくら模様のドレス: Sakura Pattern Dress)

Trivia

  • They are the second group to have gemstones as their colors, the first being A.L.C.H.E.M.I.S.T.
  • Im Jihyun is the only member to not be of Japanese decent.
  • The group is known for their really close sister bond.
  • It is hinted that they might also debut in Korea as well, but it is currently unknown right now when.
  • As of January 1, 2018, the members heights are:
    • Fukuda Miki: 167cm (5.5 Feet)
    • Umemoto Marika: 166 (5.4 and a Half)
    • Im Jihyun: 173cm (5.7 Feet)
    • Egami Chikako: 158 (5.2 Feet)
    • Ayase Sora: 163cm (5.3 and a Half)
    • Ogata Aya: 164cm (5.4 Feet)
    • Furusawa Kayo: 170cm (5.6 Feet)
    • Kurosawa Ruby: 161cm (5.3 Feet)
  • As of 2017, they are the only group that was formed in 2015 to have no member changes.

Total Sales Count

Year Single Sales Digital Single Sales Album Sales Digital Album Sales Total Sales
2015 16,353 N/A N/A N/A 16,353
2016 27,677 23,055 18,091 4,276 89,452
2017 362,147 54,564 N/A N/A 505,163
2018 162,233 46,383 117,255 77,071 908,105