The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY Release Second Single With Extras for Overseas Fans


The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY, Japan’s international rule breakers, threaten to lick all who underestimate them with second single “Pelo”, out now globally. Special bundles for the single include exclusive A3 poster, t-shirt and download card, available only for the release outside of Asia via JPU Records.

“Pelo” is Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound of licking or slurping, and is the title song from the six-track single. Its message is a feisty one: “underestimate me and you’ll get licked”, and sees the pair poke their tongues out at anyone that stands in their way.

Formed of Rie Kaneko and Rei Kuromiya, the twosome were originally part of a three-person unit known as LADYBABY, whose debut release “Nippon Manju” went instantly viral upon its release in 2015 and has accumulated more than 19 million hits on YouTube. As LADYBABY, the group had sold out headline shows in New York, Los Angeles and Cologne, as well as featuring as a guest at London’s Hyper Japan event. In 2016, LADYBABY became a duo and decided it was best to change its name to reflect the line-up change, becoming known as The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY, and signed with major Japanese label King Records for domestic activities.

“Pelo” is The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY’s second single, available now as a download card with options of including a t-shirt as well as an A3 poster, featuring the single’s artwork and lyric translations of all included tracks.

The Idol Formerly Known As LADYBABY – Pelo
Track List
1. Pelo
3. Easter Bunny
4. Pelo -off vocal ver.-
5. LADY BABY BLUE -off vocal ver.-
6. Easter Bunny -off vocal ver.-

T-shirt + A3 Poster (with lyric translations) + Download card: £24.99
A3 Poster (with lyric translations) + Download Card: £9.99
Download Card only: £4.99