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generasia:Featured article for 2020 week 25

FAKY promoting Re:wrapped (2020)


FAKY (フェイキー) is a female Japanese pop five-member dance and vocal group under the avex trax sub-label rhythm zone. In July 2013, teasers of the group members were released through avex trax's official YouTube channel, and on the 29th a promotional video was released for their debut song "Better Without You".

After they debuted with YouTube exclusive tunes, they started to release the songs digitally in January 2014. Their first single, "P.O.V.", was announced with a video shoot but was quickly cancelled. On June 16, 2014, it was announced that the group would be ceasing activities for the remainder of the year, with the group planning for their comeback under a revamped FAKY in 2015. Nevertheless, they decided to release a digital mini-album titled The One in early July. Here, the song "P.O.V." found its place in the track listing.

In September 2015, a comeback sign and a new FAKY logo were uploaded to their official social networks and website. On October 16th, the first teaser was uploaded for their return, titled "FAKY is BACK", and new member Akina was introduced. They released three digital singles simultaneously on October 21st: "Afterglow", "You", and "Candy". Those songs, along with two new ones, were released on the digital mini-album CANDY on May 24, 2016.

On November 16, 2018, member Anna announced that she would be departing from the group to pursue an acting career. After her departure, FAKY announced that they added two new members, Taki and Hina, and would continue as a five-member group.

Their digital retake album, Re:wrapped, is released this week on June 17th.