In 2010, she was voted the most popular member of the group, in a poll for which members fans want to appear on the group's single "Heavy Rotation". However during the 2011 3rd senbatsu election, she lost first place to Atsuko Maeda once again having dropped to second place. During the 2012 fourth senbatsu election, she placed first with 108,837 votes and became the new center of AKB48. Oshima was born in Yokohama, and was raised in Tochigi Prefecture. Her mother is from Hokkaido.
In 1996, Oshima was signed as a child actor, with Central Kodomo Gekidan. In 2005, she began working as a junior idol in the short lived idol project Doll's Vox, produced by The Alfee vocalist Toshihiko Takamizawa. In 2006, at the AKB48's second audition to form Team K, Oshima was selected as one of 17 successful applicants, out of a pool of 12,000 applications. In April, she began working full-time with the group, and featured on the group's first single with DefStar Records, "Aitakatta", in October 2006. On August 24, 2012, on the first day of the long-awaited Tokyo Dome 3-concert series, a big AKB48 teams' rearrangement was announced.
As part of it, Yuko Oshima is being appointed the captain of Team K. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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