Nigicco was formed for the promotion of Niigata prefecture’s local agricultural product “Yawahada Negi (soft scallion)” in July 2003. They made their CD debut with a single called “Koisuru Negicco”.
Though they are based in Niigata, they appeared on the TV commercial of “Team CEO”, an ecological project from 2006 to 2009. And in 2010, they appeared at “Negi Summit”, held in Fukaya City Saitama, another region known for scallion, letting their name known nation wide. In December they won the first prize in “Local Idol Contest” held in Tokyo, making it to the top of local idols.
On June 3rd, 2011, they became the first artist from idol label by Tower Records , “T-Palette Records”. They are one of the pioneers of the local idols taking the idol scenes in Japan recently.
Official Website: http://negicco.net/
Label site: http://tower.jp/label/t-paletterecords