At the moment there are two groups that fall into limbo between being a Junior group and a career debuted group:
|Blue: Nakayama Yuma, Red: Yamada Ryosuke, Yellow: Chinen Yuri|
Members: Nakayama Yuma, Yamada Ryosuke & Chinen Yuri
NYC is a bit of an oddity among the oddities as two of the three members, Yamada Ryosuke and Chinen Yuri, are members of Hey! Say! JUMP as well and were no longer considered Juniors when that group was announced and got their own section on the OHPs. But NYC also came about in a rather jumbled way to begin with.
NYC’s start is tied to the creation of Nakayama Yuma w/B.I.Shadow back in 2009. This group was announced as a newly debuted group, with Nakayama Yuma, a Kansai Junior, and the Tokyo Junior group of four, B.I.Shadow. Their debut song was announced to be the theme song of the drama Nakayama was set to star in, Koishite Akuma. Soon after though NYC boys was announced, which would be YuBIS with Yamada Ryosuke and Chinen Yuri, as Nakayama, Yamada and Chinen had the first letter of their last names to spell NYC with. With that announcement the debut single for both groups was released later in 2009 to great confusion if these groups were one off debuts or would be sticking around.
In the end Johnny’s surprised everyone with making it neither as they announced that only the NYC trio will be going on to continue releasing CDs while the boys from B.I. Shadow would be dropped from the group. The first NYC single was released in 2010 and was a cover of Hikaru Genji’s song Yuuki 100%, which has remained a song that the group has performed the most since their formation.
NYC has released about one single per year and have performed on Kouhaku Uta Gassen since 2009 (their first performance as NYC boys). The group has performed in concert, but always a part of a HSJ tour and never being solo headliners.
The released a single in 2012 which was a double A-side with the first being a NYC song and the other being a solo song for Nakayama. Since then the group has gone back to its usual hiatus with Yamada and Chinen busy with HSJ activities.
Even though Yamada and Chinen are not Juniors, Nakayama is still considered to be one so their releases still fall under the Junior sections. And it is also why the group falls into the odds and ends section as there has not been another group like NYC.
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