|Native name 横山 由依|
Years active 2010-present
Origin Kyoto, Japan
Name Yui Yokoyama
TV shows NMB48 Geinin!
|Born December 8, 1992 (age 23) (1992-12-08) |
Occupation(s) Japanese idol, singer, actress
Music groups AKB48 (Since 2010), NMB48, Not Yet (Since 2011), Team Surprise (Since 2012)
Albums Teppen Tottande!, Team A 4th Stage "Tadaima, パジャマドライブ, Tsugi no Ashiato, 1830m
The Best of Ini Talkshow - Pada Bingung pas Ngomong Sama Yui Yokoyama
Ini Sahur 22 Juni 2016 Part 1/8 - Michelle Joan dan Yui Yokoyama AKB48
Yui Yokoyama (横山 由依, Yokoyama Yui, born December 8, 1992 in Kyoto) is a singer, actress and member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. She is the General Manager of the AKB48 Group.. She has served as the captain of [AKB48] Team A, and was a former member of AKB48 sister group NMB48. Since 2011, Yokoyama is also a member of the group Not Yet.
- The Best of Ini Talkshow Pada Bingung pas Ngomong Sama Yui Yokoyama
- Ini Sahur 22 Juni 2016 Part 18 Michelle Joan dan Yui Yokoyama AKB48
- Not Yet singles
- Variety shows
- TV dramas
Yokoyama's first attempt to join AKB48 or a sister group was for SKE48's second generation, but her audition was unsuccessful. She later passed the auditions with AKB48, and became a ninth-generation kenkyusei (trainee) member on September 20, 2009. She was the first of her generation to be promoted, which took place at AKB48 Tokyo Matsuri on October 10, 2010, and where she became a member of Team K.
In 2011, she secured her first participation on an AKB48 single title track by placing 19th in the AKB48 general elections. Her first A-side single was "Everyday, Katyusha".
In 2012, she placed 15th in the AKB48 general elections.
In the AKB48 Tokyo Dome Concert in 2012, it was announced that Yokoyama would join NMB48 and therefore hold a concurrent position between AKB48's Team A and NMB48. In the same year in November, she sang on the A-side for NMB48's sixth single "Kitagawa Kenji".
In 2013, she placed 13th in the AKB48 general election and third in its rock-paper-scissors tournament. On April 28, 2013, NMB48 revoked her concurrency and she remained in AKB48.
On December 8, 2014, it was revealed that Yokoyama would succeed Minami Takahashi's job as the General Director of AKB48 after Takahashi's leaving. With the graduation of Minami Takahashi scheduled for April 8, 2016, Yui becomes the current "Soukantoku" on December 8, 2015 during 10th anniversary stage of AKB48 Theater.