Also known as : Chris (コリス Korisu?) (nickname)
Born : October 17, 1988 Mibu, Tochigi, Japan
Genres : J-pop
Occupations : Actress, idol, singer
Yuko Oshima 大島優子 Ōshima Yūko?, born October 17, 1988 in Tochigi Prefecture is a member of Japanese idol group AKB48's Team K, and a subunit of the group, Not yet. She has been a contributing member for all of AKB48's singles since "Aitakatta" in October 2006, excluding Janken Tournament singles. In 2009, she was voted second popular and lost to Atsuko Maeda. In 2010, she was voted the most popular member of the group, in a poll for which members fans want to appear on the group's single "Heavy Rotation". However during the 2011 3rd senbatsu election, she lost first place to Atsuko Maeda once again having dropped to second place. During the 2012 fourth senbatsu, election she placed first with 108,837 votes and became the new center of AKB48.
In 1996, Oshima was signed as a child actor, with Central Kodomo Gekidan. In 2005, she began working as a junior idol in the short lived idol project Doll's Vox, produced by The Alfee vocalist Toshihiko Takamizawa. In 2006, at the AKB48's second audition to form Team K, Oshima was selected as one of 17 successful applicants, out of a pool of 12,000 applications. In April, she began working full-time with the group, and featured on the group's first single with DefStar Records, "Aitakatta", in October 2006.
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