Momoiro Clover Z
About Momoiro Clover Z
An idol group with a hyperactive sound and a passion for breaking with convention, Momoiro Clover Z has become one of Japan’s most beloved pop outfits.
∙ Formed in 2008, Momoiro Clover—the Z wasn’t added until three years later—started out on the street, performing for passersby in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park.
∙ Battle and Romance, the group’s 2011 debut LP, spent 124 weeks on the Japanese charts, peaking at No. 2.
∙ In 2013, they performed at Yokohama’s Nissan Stadium (Japan’s largest at the time), and the following year they headlined Tokyo’s National Stadium—the first female group to do so.
∙ Fans of hard rock and heavy metal, Momoiro Clover Z have collaborated with Yngwie Malmsteen, former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman, and legendary rockers Kiss.
∙ Their color-coded costumes nod to Japanese anime and sci-fi, and they recorded theme music for such iconic franchises as Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z, and Sailor Moon.
∙ The group has appeared in several films, and after starring in 2015’s Maku ga Agaru, they were voted winners of the Japanese Film Academy Prize Popularity Award.