BeForU was an all-girl J-Pop idol group created in 2000 for the Konami music simulation games. The group later had a major label debut under aves in 2006 before later being moved to Gambit. The group disbanded in 2009 after the release of their fourth album.
Konami and Toshiba Emi, a famous Japanese agency held an audition for forming an all-girl pop group to produce soundtracks for their games. Naoki Maeda, the producer for Konami was there and ended up choosing the girls. Four girls ended up winning the audition and became the 1st generation of the group. A contest was later held to determine the name of the group. The winner of the contest supposedly received a CD. The winner was BeForU which was a play on words of the popular D.D.R. song B4U.
There song Dive was heavily promoted prior to the release of D.D.R. 5th mix. It had previously appeared on D.D.R. Extra Mix. Dive was later deemed a success and the group continued to produce more songs for Konami.
Shiyuna left the group to pursue her studies. Her departure caused the 2nd generation auditions to happen. This time, the second generation auditions weren't limited to girls only. And while they were originally planning on adding 2 members, somewhere along the way, there was a tie for either 1st or 2nd place and three members were added. The members added were Arisawa Miharu, Sotohana Risa and Minami Sayaka and they were called "BeForU NEXT".
- Maehara Shiyuna (前原しゆな; Left in 2004)
- Sotohana Risa (外花りさ; Graduated 2007)
- Shiraishi Noria (白石紀亜; Graduated 2007)
- Arisawa Miharu (有沢みはる; Left 2007)
- Komatsu Yoma (小松奈央; Left 2007)
- Minami Sayaka (南さやか; Left 2008)
- [2004.11.28] BeForU I
- [2006.02.14] BeForU II
- [2007.03.14] BeForU III Breaking Into The Probability Changes
- [2008.10.08] Shangrila (シャングリラ)
- [2004.11.18] KI・SE・KI
- [2006.11.01] Red Rocket Rising
- [2006.12.22] Get set GO!! ~BeForU astronauts set~
- [2007.01.17] Strike Party!!!
- [2007.07.11] Yohanabi (夜花火; Night Fireworks)
- [2008.09.10] SHANGRI-LA
- [2006.05.26] BeForU First Live at Zepp Tokyo 2006
- [2007.07.23] Going Happy! ~BeForU Major Debut Kinen~
- [2007.08.06] BeForU LIVE 2007 ZEPP TOKYO
- [2008.10.05] Four Piece / Live 2008 (BeForU / Riyu Kosaka)
- [2007.03.04] 6NOTES
- [2006.06.04] LITTLE WINGS
- [2006.12.30] BeForU Major Debut Kinen One Man Live (BeForUメジャーデビュー記念ワンマンLIVE)