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Abe Erie (阿部絵里恵), better known by the stage names Erie, DJ Erie and Dream Erie, is a Japanese pop singer, performer and DJ. She was a member of girl groups Dream and E-girls.

On December 31, 2016, she graduated from Dream and E-girls and retired from the entertainment industry.

Biography

Early Life

Abe was born on September 3, 1987 in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

She was part of avex's Artist Academy prior to auditioning.[1]

2002

Abe appeared in a TV commercial for avex's 2002 nationwide talent search. In the video, Abe appeared to be auditioning for the label and performed dream's "SINCERELY -ever dream-".

On July 7, Abe was announced as one of the new members of dream, joining alongside Takamoto Aya, Ai Risa, Yamamoto Sayaka, Nakashima Ami and Nishida Shizuka.

2008

In 2008, with DRM changing their name to Dream, Abe started to use her given name romanized, Erie, as stage name.

2011

On April 24, she was announced as member of E-girls, having a concurrent position between the group and Dream.

2014

In April, she participated on the line-up of the unit DANCE EARTH PARTY, participating on the single "PEACE SUNSHINE" alongside the Dream members. She also participated on DANCE EARTH's project Changes.

2015

On October 7, she announced that she would be retiring from the performer position on E-girls but would remain on the group contributing as a DJ.[2]

2016

On October 28, she revealed to be graduating from both Dream and E-girls and would also retire from the entertainment industry in the end of the year. She revealed to be "wanting to start her life from zero" with the current line-up of Dream completing 15 years in the group on July 7 and would go study abroad once she graduates.[3]

On December 31, she officially graduated from Dream and E-girls and retired from the entertainment industry.

Present days

After retiring from the entertainment industry, Erie took some time off to herself by traveling to other countries. She also kept working as a DJ[4] and started doing modeling works.[5] She also remains contact with the other former Dream members, as she celebrate their birthdays with them.[6][7]

Discography

Main article: List:Erie Discography Featured In

Albums

Remix Albums

Works

Music Video Appearances

  • [2005] Amano Kousei - Kibou ga Oka

Gallery

Main article: Erie/Gallery

Trivia

  • She is half-Japanese, half-Korean.
  • Former Representative Number: 03
  • Former Representative Color: Light Blue
  • Favorite Movies: I Am Legend, District 9, 28 Weeks Later, The Human Centipede, Bolt, Air Buddy
  • Favorite Artist: Michael Jackson
  • Charm Point: Muscles
  • Likes horror movies and zombies
  • In that past she was chubby and was nicknamed "エリブタ" (Eri-pig)
  • Dream: For E-girls to do a zombie-themed music video
  • Erie had an instagram account (@erie_dream03) until January 1, 2017, same day she graduated from Dream and E-girls, when she deleted the account. The website for her DJ activities (http://djerie.jp/ (archived)) closed on January 6. She then opened a new Instagram account on September 3, 2017, same day as her 30th birthday.

Honorary Titles

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Tachibana Kana

Longest serving member of Dream
2014 – December 2016

Succeeded by
Shizuka, Aya and Ami

References

  1. From book dream wa Dream no Yume wo Miru., 2016
  2. Message from Dream Erie
  3. Dreamからのお知らせ
  4. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp1cMNbBQfn/
  5. https://www.instagram.com/p/BmfqY-Plpiq/
  6. https://www.instagram.com/p/BlaQIRflXML/
  7. https://www.instagram.com/p/BipOVq-ldtT/

External Links

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Current Members SAYAKA · Kaede · Fujii Karen · YURINO · Suda Anna · Washio Reina · Bando Nozomi · Sato Harumi (Leader) · Ishii Anna · Yamaguchi Nonoka · Takebe Yuzuna
Former Members
Dream Sayaka · Erie · Shizuka · Aya · Ami
Happiness MIMU · Sugieda Mayu · MIYUU · Kawamoto Ruri
Flower Mizuno Erina · Muto Chiharu · Ichiki Kyoka · Fujii Shuuka · Shigetome Manami · Nakajima Mio
E-girls Oishi Miyuu · Vats Mira · Kizu Reina · Takeda Kyoka · Inagaki Rio (Rabbits) · Nakajima Momoka (Bunnies) · Hagio Misato (Rabbits) · Ikuta Risa (Rabbits) · Watanabe Marina (Rabbits) · Hanayama Mizuki (Rabbits)
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Discography
Albums Studio Albums 1. Lesson 1 · 2. COLORFUL POP · 3. E.G. TIME · 4. E.G. CRAZY · 5. E.G. 11
Best Albums 1. E.G. SMILE -E-girls BEST-
Other Albums "E.G. TIME" non-stop mix Mixed by DJ Erie · HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM · E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 -E.G.11- SET LIST · E-girls a-nation 2018 SET LIST · E.G. SUMMER MIX 2020 · E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
Singles Singles 1. Celebration! · 2. One Two Three · 3. Follow Me · 4. THE NEVER ENDING STORY · 5. CANDY SMILE · 6. Gomennasai no Kissing You · 7. Kurukuru · 8. Diamond Only · 9. E.G. Anthem -WE ARE VENUS- · 10. Odoru Ponpokorin · 11. Highschool♡love · 12. Mr.Snowman · 13. Anniversary!! · 14. Dance Dance Dance · 15. Merry×Merry Xmas★ · 16. E.G. summer RIDER · 17. Pink Champagne · 18. Go! Go! Let's Go! · 19. Love ☆ Queen · 20. Kitakaze to Taiyou · 21. Aishiteru to Itte Yokatta · 22. Pain, pain · 23. Cinderella Fit · 24. Bessekai
Digital Singles 1. JUST IN LOVE · 2. My Way · 3. Perfect World · 4. EG-ENERGY · 5. So many stars
Other Singles Limited Collection
Video Releases Live Concerts 1. E-girls LIVE 2017 ~E.G.EVOLUTION~ · 2. E-girls LIVE TOUR 2018 ~E.G. 11~
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Concerts / Tours
Tours 1. COLORFUL LAND · 2. COLORFUL WORLD · 3. E.G. SMILE · 4. E.G. 11 · 5. PERFECT LIVE 2011▶2020
Concerts E-girls LIVE 2015 at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN · E.G.EVOLUTION
Concerts Featured In EXILE: EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~
EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~ · HiGH&LOW THE LIVE
E.G.family: E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
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Singles 1. Inochi no Rhythm · 2. PEACE SUNSHINE · 3. BEAUTIFUL NAME · 4. DREAMERS' PARADISE · 5. NEO ZIPANG ~UTAGE~ · 6. POPCORN
Digital Singles 1. To The World · 2. HEART OF A LION · 3. WAVE · 4. HAPPiLA
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Dream · EXILE · EXILE THE SECOND · Crystal Kay · Sandaime J Soul Brothers · GENERATIONS
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