NMB48’s Sayaka Yamamoto, the sexy Japanese idol who celebrated her 23rd birthday on July 14, 2016 will be holding a tour as a solo artist in November 2016.
She will release a solo album on November 26. The album does not have a title now. After the album is released, NMB48’s Sayaka Yamamoto will be embarking on what is called a “Zepp Tour.” The tour will start on November 2 at the Zepp Venue in Nagoya. Here is the list of the other tour dates:
- November 8, 2016 (Zepp Tokyo)
- November 14, 2016 (Zepp Sapporo) Hokkaido
- November 21, 2016 (Zepp Nanba) Osaka
- November 22, 2016 (Zepp Nanba) Osaka
Yamamoto will become the 2nd famous Japanese idol to release a solo album. Former AKB48 singer and center Atsuko Maeda released a solo album called Selfish on June 22, 2016. I wrote a Sayaka Yamamoto tribute post earlier and this nationwide tour will add to her work portfolio in entertainment. Among the most notable achievements in Sayaka’s career they include:
- Being named the captain of NMB48’s Team N
- Being ranked in the top 10 in the AKB48 Senbatsu Elections for 3 consecutive years. Yamamoto was ranked at #6 in the 6th Senbatsu Election, #6 in the 7th Senbatsu Election, and a career high #4 in the 8th Senbatsu Election (2016).
- Being named as part of a duo with Miyuki Watanabe. Together, Watanabe and Yamamoto are called SayaMilky. This is because Miyuki’s nickname is Milky and Sayaka’s nickname is Sayanee.
Congratulations to NMB48’s Sayaka Yamamoto as she is about to take the next big step in her career!
Note: as of December 2016, Yamamoto’s solo album is titled Rainbow.