In a recent video on their fan club membership site, Hey! Say! JUMP made a significant announcement. They've decided not to perform their debut song "Ultra Music Power" in the future. The group also confirmed that they will retain their existing name.
In the video, the eight members discussed their decision not to sing any of their debut songs in the future. Ryosuke Yamada, one of the members, explained that they made this choice due to the increasing popularity of the chant "J! Johnnys." While they feel a deep connection to their debut song, they believe it's best not to continue performing it.
Yamada also emphasized the strong bond within the group, expressing their desire to keep working under the name JUMP, despite suggestions from their agency to change the abbreviation. They requested their fans' continued support and promised to update them as soon as any decisions regarding their name are made.
In the world of Japanese pop music, discussions about group names are ongoing, with other notable artists considering changes as well. It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out in the coming days. Stay tuned for updates as these artists navigate the evolving landscape of their industry.