SCANDAL was formed in August, 2006 with four high school girls who went to the same vocal & dance school in Osaka, Japan. They started performing as SCANDAL with aggressive sounds and pop characters.
In March 2008, they were invited to the Japanese culture convention, Sakura-Con, in Seattle and they went to six cities in the U.S to see over 7,000 of their fans. In July 2008, they brought 10,000 people to Japan Expo in France and 8,000 to Anime Comic Fest in Hong Kong in August.
On October 21st, they released their first album “BEST★SCANDAL” and ranked 5th on Oricon chart in their first week of the release. It was the first time in seven and a half years for the girl band’s album to be awarded with 5th in their first week of the release.
In 2009, they were awarded the New Face Award from Japan Record Award. – New Artist Their 7th single “Shunkan Sentimental” a tie-in song with the smash-hit animation series “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST”, has again scored high on the charts. #7 on ORICON and #4 on the Reco-choku full (full track download) chart.
They released their 2nd album “TEMPTATION BOX” in August 2010, and this was awarded 3rd place on Oricon daily chart. In October, “Scandal nanka Buttobase” was released, and awarded 3rd place on Oricon weekly chart, the highest ranking on Oricon weekly in their history ever.
In April 2011, single “HARUKA” was released and it also ranked #3. In August 2011, their 3rd original album “BABY ACTION” was released, followed by “VIDEO ACTION”, 1st video clip collection DVD.
They also went on an Asian tour, their first tour outside Japan, and gathered 2,500 audiences from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. In March 28 2012, SCANDAL held a concert in Nippon Budokan, one of the high status venues in Japan.
They have recently announced their SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015 “HELLO WORLD” for next year and will be performing in 5 countries including U.S., U.K, France, Taiwan and Hong Kong.