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Morning Musume
モーニング娘。

Morning Musume, live in concert, May 2007.
Standing (L to R): Miki Fujimoto, Koharu Kusumi, Reina Tanaka, Aika Mitsui, Sayumi Michishige, Eri Kamei, Ai Takahashi. Kneeling (L to R): Risa Nigaki, Hitomi Yoshizawa.
Background information
Also known as Momusu
Origin Flag of Japan Tokyo, Honshū, Japan
Genre(s) Japanese pop
Years active 1997–present
Label(s) Zetima
Associated
acts
Country Musume, GAM, Kaori Iida, Maki Goto, Minimoni, Natsumi Abe, Petitmoni, Tanpopo, v-u-den, W, Yuko Nakazawa
Website Hello! Project.com
Members
Ai Takahashi
Risa Niigaki
Eri Kamei
Sayumi Michishige
Reina Tanaka
Koharu Kusumi
Aika Mitsui
Li Chun
Qian Lin
Former members
Miki Fujimoto
Hitomi Yoshizawa
Makoto Ogawa
Asami Konno
Mari Yaguchi
Rika Ishikawa
Kaori Iida
Ai Kago
Nozomi Tsuji
Natsumi Abe
Kei Yasuda
Maki Goto
Yuko Nakazawa
Sayaka Ichii
Aya Ishiguro
Asuka Fukuda

Morning Musume (モーニング娘。 Mōningu Musume.?) is an all-girl J-pop group from Japan. They are sometimes also referred to as "Momusu" (モー娘。 Mōmusu.?). Their act revolves around singing and dancing to generally upbeat melodies. They are the lead group of Hello! Project, masterminded by Naoki Yamazaki,[1] and managed by producer Tsunku, who composes nearly all the lyrics and melodies for their songs. Currently, Morning Musume is Japan's Best Selling Female Group.[2] Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... J-Pop is a form of Japanese pop music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Zetima ) is a Japanese record label owned by Up-Front Works, a Japanese entertainment management company. ... Country Musume ) is a female pop group in the Hello! Project umbrella of singers (the more popular idols within H!P include Morning Musume, Aya Matsuura, Maki Goto, and others). ... GAM ) is a new project under the Hello! Project umbrella consisting of Aya Matsuura and Miki Fujimoto. ... Kaori Iida Kaori Iida (飯田圭織: Iida Kaori) (Born August 8, 1981, Hokkaido, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer and actress, associated with Hello! Project and best known as a founding member of the girl band Morning Musume. ... Maki Goto , born September 23, 1985 in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan) is a J-pop singer and part of Hello! Project. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Natsumi Abe , born August 10, 1981 in Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan), is a Japanese singer and actress, and a former member of Morning Musume. ... Petitmoni ) was the second official subgroup of J-Pop girl group Morning Musume. ... This artilce is about a JPop group. ... v-u-den ) (also romanized Viyuden, Biyuden, v-u-den) is a J-pop group inside Hello! Project. ... W (Double You) ) was a J-pop duo associated with Hello! Project. ... Yuko Nakazawa ), born June 19, 1973, Kyoto Prefecture in Japan, is a Japanese pop singer and actress, best known as a founding member of the all-female supergroup Morning Musume. ... Ai Takahashi Ai Takahashi ) is a Japanese pop singer associated with Hello! Project, best known as a member of Morning Musume and its most popular subgroup, MiniMoni. ... Risa Niigaki , born October 20, 1988 in Kagoshima, but moved to Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan at the age of 6), is a member of the Japanese pop-group, Morning Musume. ... Eri Kamei , born December 23, 1988) is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. ... Sayumi Michishige , born July 13, 1989 in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan), is a sixth generation member of the J-pop group Morning Musume. ... Reina Tanaka , real name 田中麗奈) born November 11, 1989 in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, is one of the sixth generation members of Morning Musume. ... Koharu Kusumi Koharu Kusumi ), born July 15, 1992 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan) is the newest addition to Morning Musume, being the only 7th generation Morning Musume member (the last generation to only have 1 member was the third generation member Maki Goto). ... Aika Mitsui ), born on January 12, 1993 in ÅŒtsu City[1], Shiga Prefecture, Japan, is the newest member of J-pop group Morning Musume, joining as the sole member of the eighth generation. ... Li Chun , born on February 11, 1988 in Hunan, China), real name Lǐ Chún (李純), is one of the two latest members of all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, the other being Qian Lin. ... Qian Lin , born on March 11, 1991 in Hangzhou, China), real name Qián Lín (銭琳), is one of the two latest members of all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, the other being Li Chun. ... Miki Fujimoto , born February 26, 1985 in Takikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan), is an ex-solo artist from Hello! Project. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ogawa Makoto Ogawa Makoto is a fifth generation member of Morning Musume. ... Asami Konno , born May 7, 1987) is a former fifth generation member of Morning Musume. ... Born 20th January, 1983, Mari Yaguchi (矢口真里) has been one of the most versatile but underrated members of the Hello! Project. ... Rika Ishikawa , born January 19, 1985 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan), is a Japanese pop singer, TV and radio hostess, associated with the Hello! Project banner and best known as a former member of Hello! Projects mothership band, the J-pop all-female supergroup Morning Musume. ... Kaori Iida Kaori Iida (飯田圭織: Iida Kaori) (Born August 8, 1981, Hokkaido, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer and actress, associated with Hello! Project and best known as a founding member of the girl band Morning Musume. ... Ai Kago ) (born February 7, 1988 in Yamatotokada, Nara, Japan, nicknamed Aibon) is a former member of the Hello! Project Japanese pop collective. ... Nozomi Tsuji born June 17, 1987 in Tokyo, Japan), is the leader of W (Double U), a J-pop duo group, a former fourth generation member of J-pop idol group Morning Musume, and a former founding member of Morning Musume subgroup MiniMoni. ... Natsumi Abe , born August 10, 1981 in Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan), is a Japanese singer and actress, and a former member of Morning Musume. ... Kei Yasuda ), born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on December 6, 1980, is a former member and co-leader of J-pop group Morning Musume. ... Maki Goto , born September 23, 1985 in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan) is a J-pop singer and part of Hello! Project. ... Yuko Nakazawa ), born June 19, 1973, Kyoto Prefecture in Japan, is a Japanese pop singer and actress, best known as a founding member of the all-female supergroup Morning Musume. ... Sayaka Ichii joined the girl group Morning Musume in 1998. ... Aya Ishiguro (nickname: Ayappe, Japanese: 石黒彩, real name: Aya Yamada (山田亜弥)) is a singer, writer, TV personality and fashion designer in Japan (but is most famous for her participation in J-Pop group Morning Musume). ... Asuka Fukuda ) (born December 17, 1984) is a Japanese singer, and she was a member of Morning Musume until April 18, 1999. ... J-pop (or Jpop) is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... Hello! Projects logo Hello! Project ) is the umbrella name for all-female idol Japanese pop recording artists collective that is under contract of the Up-Front Group. ... Tsunku ), real name Mitsuo Terada , born October 29, 1968 in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan), is a Japanese record producer, songwriter, and vocalist. ...


Musume (?) in this context, means girl. "Morning" is derived from Japanese-English term "morning set" (corresponding to "breakfast special"). The group is particularly well-known for its ever fluctuating line-up, with "graduations" and auditions occurring nearly each year. Over the years there has also been several splinter groups, (including, but not limited to, Tanpopo and Pucchi Moni) and Morning Musume often works closely with other Hello! Project acts, including but not limited to Aya Matsuura, Berryz Kobo, Melon Kinenbi, and v-u-den. Sotsugyō ) is the Japanese word for graduation. ... Look up audition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This artilce is about a JPop group. ... Petitmoni ) was the second official subgroup of J-Pop girl group Morning Musume. ... Hello! Projects logo Hello! Project ) is the umbrella name for all-female idol Japanese pop recording artists collective that is under contract of the Up-Front Group. ... Aya Matsuura , born June 25, 1986 in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) is a female J-pop artist and actress within Hello! Project. ... Berryz Kobo Literally Berryz Workshop. Sometimes romanized as Berryz Koubou or Berryz Kōbō) is a J-pop group within Hello! Project. ... Melon Kinenbi sometimes romanized as Melon Kinen-Bi) is a J-pop group within Hello! Project. ... v-u-den ) (also romanized Viyuden, Biyuden, v-u-den) is a J-pop group inside Hello! Project. ...

Contents

History

Promotional picture of "Morning Coffee"
Promotional picture of "Morning Coffee"

Japanese producer Tsunku started the group in 1997 through an audition for a female rock vocalist for his band Sharan Q. The audition was held on the Japanese TV show Asayan. The winner was Heike Michiyo, later to become a soloist under what would eventually become known as Hello! Project. However, Tsunku decided to form a girl group consisting of five of the runners-up: Yuko Nakazawa, Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida, Asuka Fukuda, and Aya Ishiguro. They were issued a challenge to sell 50,000 copies of their demo single, "Ai no Tane," within five days. They managed the feat in four, in a very grassroots manner, and Tsunku began his mission to create the most famous all-girl group in Japan. Image File history File links Morning_Musume_-_Morning_Coffee. ... Image File history File links Morning_Musume_-_Morning_Coffee. ... Tsunku ), real name Mitsuo Terada , born October 29, 1968 in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan), is a Japanese record producer, songwriter, and vocalist. ... Sharan Q (シャ乱Q, translated Revolution Q or Plain Gauze Rebellion Q), officially spelled Sharam Q, is a Japanese pop/rock band composed of Tsunku (つんく - Vocals), Hatake (はたけ - Guitar), Makoto (まこと - Drums), and Taisei (たいせー - Keyboard). ... ASAYAN, originally known as 浅草橋ヤング洋品店 ), was a talent search variety show that appeared on TV Tokyo. ... Hello! Projects logo Hello! Project ) is the umbrella name for all-female idol Japanese pop recording artists collective that is under contract of the Up-Front Group. ... Yuko Nakazawa ), born June 19, 1973, Kyoto Prefecture in Japan, is a Japanese pop singer and actress, best known as a founding member of the all-female supergroup Morning Musume. ... Natsumi Abe , born August 10, 1981 in Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan), is a Japanese singer and actress, and a former member of Morning Musume. ... Kaori Iida Kaori Iida (飯田圭織: Iida Kaori) (Born August 8, 1981, Hokkaido, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer and actress, associated with Hello! Project and best known as a founding member of the girl band Morning Musume. ... Asuka Fukuda ) (born December 17, 1984) is a Japanese singer, and she was a member of Morning Musume until April 18, 1999. ... Aya Ishiguro (nickname: Ayappe, Japanese: 石黒彩, real name: Aya Yamada (山田亜弥)) is a singer, writer, TV personality and fashion designer in Japan (but is most famous for her participation in J-Pop group Morning Musume). ... A song which is regarded as Morning Musumes 0th song, because in order to debut, Morning Musume had to sell 50,000 CDs of this song over a span of five days. ...

1998

In early 1998, the girls were ready with their first official single, "Morning Coffee."[3] The success of this single (hitting #6 on the Japanese pop charts) brought them three new members known as the Second Generation: Kei Yasuda, Mari Yaguchi, and Sayaka Ichii, bringing the total member count to eight. The second single, Summer Night Town,[4] was the first single of the new lineup—a mature pop tune about unsuccessfully attempting to hide one's true feelings. Their third single, "Daite Hold on Me!,"[5] continued in the same vein musically as Summer Night Town, and managed to hit #1 on the charts. During this time, leader Nakazawa started her solo career. The single Morning Coffee (モーニングコーヒー) was the first official single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 28 January 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 200,790 copies. ... Kei Yasuda ), born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on December 6, 1980, is a former member and co-leader of J-pop group Morning Musume. ... Born 20th January, 1983, Mari Yaguchi (矢口真里) has been one of the most versatile but underrated members of the Hello! Project. ... Sayaka Ichii joined the girl group Morning Musume in 1998. ... The single Summer Night Town was the second single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 May 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 417,330 copies. ... The single Daite HOLD ON ME! was the third single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 9 September 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 410,850 copies. ...


First Time[6] was released in July 1998, featuring the singles "Ai no Tane" and "Morning Coffee." First Time ) is the first album from the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, consisting of only the 1st and 2nd generation members. ... A song which is regarded as Morning Musumes 0th song, because in order to debut, Morning Musume had to sell 50,000 CDs of this song over a span of five days. ... The single Morning Coffee (モーニングコーヒー) was the first official single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 28 January 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 200,790 copies. ...


This year, Tsunku also formed Tanpopo, the first subgroup of Morning Musume, with Kaori Iida, Aya Ishiguro, and Mari Yaguchi. Tanpopo touted slower, more mature songs. This artilce is about a JPop group. ... Kaori Iida Kaori Iida (飯田圭織: Iida Kaori) (Born August 8, 1981, Hokkaido, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer and actress, associated with Hello! Project and best known as a founding member of the girl band Morning Musume. ... Aya Ishiguro (nickname: Ayappe, Japanese: 石黒彩, real name: Aya Yamada (山田亜弥)) is a singer, writer, TV personality and fashion designer in Japan (but is most famous for her participation in J-Pop group Morning Musume). ... Born 20th January, 1983, Mari Yaguchi (矢口真里) has been one of the most versatile but underrated members of the Hello! Project. ...


1999

Promotional picture of "LOVE Machine"
Promotional picture of "LOVE Machine"

1999 kicked off with the group's fourth single "Memory Seishun no Hikari,"[7] failing to hit #1 but managing to snag #2 on Oricon. The song contained a rap section and intense vocal harmonization on the girls parts. This was Asuka Fukuda's last single with Morning Musume, making her currently the shortest-lived member at 2 years. Asuka claimed that she was leaving in order to focus on her studies, only to drop out of school soon after. Image File history File links 07_-_LOVE_Machine. ... Image File history File links 07_-_LOVE_Machine. ... The single Memory Seishun no Hiakri was the fourth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 10 February 1999 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 410,850 copies. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Asuka Fukuda ) (born December 17, 1984) is a Japanese singer, and she was a member of Morning Musume until April 18, 1999. ...


"Manatsu no Kōsen"[8] was released in May and was a summer tune. It went to #3 on the charts (the sales were halved from Memory Seishun no Hikari); Morning Musume's chart position was visibly lagging at this point in time, their fifth single, "Furusato,"[9] only sealing the fact. "Furusato" was entirely sang by Natsumi Abe; the other members harmonizing discreetly. This single was #5, and the sales numbers were once again halved. Manatsu no Kōsen ) is the fifth single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released on May 12, 1999 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 235,010 copies. ... The single Furusato was the sixth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 14 July 1999 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 170,670 copies. ...


Second Morning[10] was released in July 1999, and contained the singles "Daite Hold on Me!," "Memory Seishun no Hikari," "Manatsu no Kōsen," and "Furusato." "Daite Hold on Me!" and "Manatsu no Kōsen" were remixed. Second Morning Released 1999-07-28 Genre J-Pop Length 56 min 28 s Record label zetima Producer Tsunku セカンドモーニング (English: Second Morning) was the second album from the lead Hello! Project J-Pop group Morning Musume and sold a total of 428,990 copies. ...


Eager to add new life to the group, Tsunku held auditions for the Third Generation of Morning Musume. Expectations for the Third Generation audition were to admit two girls to the group, but ultimately only one girl was added. That girl was Maki Goto, who was thirteen when selected, making her the youngest member of Morning Musume at the time. The group's seventh single, "Love Machine,"[11] sold 1,646,630 copies, making it a major hit; it is still their highest-selling single to date. The song touted an image of Japan as the future "envy of the world" and cheered the masses during a period of economic recession. It was Maki Goto's first single and Aya Ishiguro's last. Its wild success dramatically increased the idol popularity of the group. Maki Goto , born September 23, 1985 in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan) is a J-pop singer and part of Hello! Project. ... Love Machine was the seventh single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume released September 9, 1999 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 1,646,630 copies making it a massive hit and also making it their highest selling single. ...


Soon Goto was paired with Kei Yasuda and Sayaka Ichii to form the subgroup Petitmoni (also known as Pucchi Moni). Petitmoni's first single, "Chokotto Love," rivaled the success of "Love Machine," selling over 1,123,610 copies. Kei Yasuda ), born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on December 6, 1980, is a former member and co-leader of J-pop group Morning Musume. ... Sayaka Ichii joined the girl group Morning Musume in 1998. ... Petitmoni ) was the second official subgroup of J-Pop girl group Morning Musume. ... Chokotto LOVE ) is the first single of the subgroup Pucchimoni. ...


2000

Promotional picture of "Happy Summer Wedding"
Promotional picture of "Happy Summer Wedding"

2000 first saw the release of "Koi no Dance Site,"[12] which hit #2 and sold over a million—400,000 copies away from reaching Love Machine's success. The group was also now down to seven members—Aya Ishiguro left the group before the single was released in order to marry Shinya, drummer of rock band Luna Sea. Image File history File linksMetadata 09_-_Happy_Summer_Wedding. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 09_-_Happy_Summer_Wedding. ... The single Koi no Dance Site was the eighth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released January 26, 2000 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 1,229,970 copies making it their second highest selling single. ... Shinya Yamada born January 13, 1970, Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan), simply known as Shinya ), is former member and drummer of Japanese visual rock band Luna Sea. ... Luna Sea is a Japanese hard rock band. ...


The second event of 2000 was the creation of "shuffle units," in which all members of Tsunku's then 16-member family, Hello! Project, were shuffled around to form three one-time groups: Akagumi 4, Kiiro 5, and Aoiro 7. The idea was to battle for the highest single sales. This was achieved by Akagumi 4 which, to no surprise, boasted Maki Goto as the lead vocals. Hello! Project shuffle units (シャッフルユニット) is an annual event in the Japanese idol group, Hello! Project that started in 2000. ... Hello! Projects logo Hello! Project ) is the umbrella name for all-female idol Japanese pop recording artists collective that is under contract of the Up-Front Group. ... Hello! Project shuffle units (シャッフルユニット) is an annual event in the Japanese idol group, Hello! Project that started in 2000. ... Hello! Project shuffle units (シャッフルユニット) is an annual event in the Japanese idol group, Hello! Project that started in 2000. ... Hello! Project shuffle units (シャッフルユニット) is an annual event in the Japanese idol group, Hello! Project that started in 2000. ... Maki Goto , born September 23, 1985 in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan) is a J-pop singer and part of Hello! Project. ...


In March, their third studio album, 3rd -Love Paradise-[13] was released. Despite having "Love Machine" and "Koi no Dance Site" on its tracklist, it did not manage to claim the #1 spot, but did sell more than 800,000 copies, making it Morning Musume's highest-selling studio album to date. 3rd -Love Paradise- ) is the third album from the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released on March 23, 2000. ... The single Love Machine was the seventh single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 9 September 1999 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 1,646,630 copies making it a massive hit and also making it their highest selling single. ... The single Koi no Dance Site was the eighth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released January 26, 2000 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 1,229,970 copies making it their second highest selling single. ...


This year also brought a new generation search. The Fourth Generation consisted of Rika Ishikawa, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Nozomi Tsuji, and Ai Kago, lending a completely different feel to the group by adding the 12-year-old duo of Tsuji and Kago. After their debut single, "Happy Summer Wedding,"[14] (continuing the legacy of #1 hits with 990,950 copies sold,) Sayaka Ichii graduated to pursue her own music career. She became the vocalist of Japanese group Cubic Cross and later married fellow member Naoki Yoshizawa (no relation to Hitomi Yoshizawa). Rika Ishikawa , born January 19, 1985 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan), is a Japanese pop singer, TV and radio hostess, associated with the Hello! Project banner and best known as a former member of Hello! Projects mothership band, the J-pop all-female supergroup Morning Musume. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nozomi Tsuji born June 17, 1987 in Tokyo, Japan), is the leader of W (Double U), a J-pop duo group, a former fourth generation member of J-pop idol group Morning Musume, and a former founding member of Morning Musume subgroup MiniMoni. ... Ai Kago ) (born February 7, 1988 in Yamatotokada, Nara, Japan, nicknamed Aibon) is a former member of the Hello! Project Japanese pop collective. ... The single Happy Summer Wedding was the ninth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 17 May 2000 and It sold a total of 990,950 copies. ...


With Ishiguro and Ichii gone, both Tanpopo and Petitmoni revised their lineups—Hitomi Yoshizawa joined Petitmoni, and Ai Kago and Rika Ishikawa were added to Tanpopo. Meanwhile, Mari Yaguchi had started performing informally with Ai Kago and Nozomi Tsuji in concerts as Mini Moni, a group tailored towards younger audiences with all the members being less than 150 cm (about 5 ft) tall. Mika Todd of Coconuts Musume was later added into the group and Tsunku made them official. Their debut single, "Minimoni Jankenpyon!," was a #1 hit. Mini Moni (ミニモニ。, also known as Minimoni. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Coconuts Musume (Japanese: ココナッツ娘。, ) is a group from Hello! Project that was formed and promoted as the girls from Hawaii. // Members Ayaka Kimura (1998-) Mika Todd (1998-2004) Danielle DeLaunay (1998-2001) Chelsea Ching (1998-2000) April Barbaran (1998-2000) Lehua Sandbo (2000-2002) History Originally consisting of Ayaka Kimura, Mika... Minimoni. ...


As an idol group, they were extremely successful, drawing comparisons to the popularity of former girl idol group Speed. "I Wish"[15] and "Renai Revolution 21"[16] (Yuko Nakazawa's last single) continued the trend of happy pop songs becoming staple hits for the group. Morning Musume also began their tradition of performing in musicals each year, breaking new ground as idols with their hit musical, Love Century -Yume wa Minakerya Hajimaranai-. Debut Album: Starting Over 2nd Album: RISE Movie Soundtrack: Andromedia BEST Album: MOMENT Final Album: Carry On My Way Memorial Album: Dear Friends 1 Memorial Album: Dear Friends 2 Charity Album: One More Dream + Remix Charity Album: BEST Hits Live 2004 Charity Album: Bridge Speed is an infamous and highly... I Wish was the tenth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released September 6, 2000 and It sold a total of 654,640 copies. ... The single Renai Revolution 21 was the eleventh single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released December 13, 2000 and It sold a total of 986,040 copies. ...


2001

In April 2001, group leader Yuko Nakazawa graduated to concentrate more on her solo career (stating her age as a factor as well—she felt it was limiting her ability to meet the physical demands of the group's activities) making Kaori Iida and Kei Yasuda Morning Musume's co-leaders. During this time, the popular Rika Ishikawa was "lent" out to the rather dormant group, Country Musume. She did not officially join, but she sang with them for a short period of time. Country Musume ) is a female pop group in the Hello! Project umbrella of singers (the more popular idols within H!P include Morning Musume, Aya Matsuura, Maki Goto, and others). ...

Promotional picture of "The Peace!"
Promotional picture of "The Peace!"

By July 2001 the string of #1 hits had yet to be broken with the release of the single "The Peace!."[17] The Peace! was another somewhat bizarre pop tune, beginning with an almost fight song-like call and response, and featuring Rika Ishikawa as the lead. She had a dialog in the middle of the song, plenty of solo lines, and took center in the dance and the cover shot. The promotional video echoed the song's strangeness by placing the group in the middle of what appears to be a gigantic public bathroom, displaying the girls dancing amongst the urinals and posing for photographs in the stalls; supposedly as a response to hidden camera footage of the members that had recently surfaced, filmed from a toilet in their production offices.[18] Image File history File links 12_-_The_Peace!.jpg‎ Source: Hello! Project -Official Site- This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or artwork in... Image File history File links 12_-_The_Peace!.jpg‎ Source: Hello! Project -Official Site- This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or artwork in... The Peace! was the twelfth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released July 25, 2001 and it sold a total of 682,320 copies. ...


At the end of January 2001, the best selling Hello!Project album to date, at 2,259,510 copies, was released: "Best! Morning Musume 1."[19] It featured 15 tracks, the only original song being "Say Yeah! -Motto Miracle Night-." The Album Best! Morning Musume 1 (ベスト!モーニング娘。1) is the first Best Of compilation from JPop Idol group Morning Musume, and was released January 31, 2001. ...


At the end of 2001, four new girls joined the group as the Fifth Generation through the audition "Love Audition 21:" Ai Takahashi, Asami Konno, Makoto Ogawa, and Risa Niigaki, bringing the roster to 13 girls. However, their first single "Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~,"[20] (done obviously in the style of big band,) it featured Fourth Generation member Hitomi Yoshizawa as the central focus and main vocalist of the song. Ai Takahashi Ai Takahashi ) is a Japanese pop singer associated with Hello! Project, best known as a member of Morning Musume and its most popular subgroup, MiniMoni. ... Asami Konno , born May 7, 1987) is a former fifth generation member of Morning Musume. ... Ogawa Makoto Ogawa Makoto is a fifth generation member of Morning Musume. ... Risa Niigaki , born October 20, 1988 in Kagoshima, but moved to Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan at the age of 6), is a member of the Japanese pop-group, Morning Musume. ... Mr. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s. ...


2002

Promotional picture of "Souda! We're Alive"
Promotional picture of "Souda! We're Alive"

In February, "Souda! We're Alive,"[21] another hit, was released. It featured many different styles combined into one song, centered on Mari Yaguchi. Image File history File links 14_-_Souda!_We're_ALIVE.jpg‎ Source: Hello! Project -Official Site- This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or... Image File history File links 14_-_Souda!_We're_ALIVE.jpg‎ Source: Hello! Project -Official Site- This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or... The single Souda! WE’RE ALIVE was the fourteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 21 February 2002 and it sold a total of 443,630 copies. ...


In July 2002, "Do it! Now"[22] was released. This single finally broke the line of #1 hits and came in at #3—a surprising fact to many, considering it was Maki Goto's last single. The single Do it! Now was the fifteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 24 July 2002 and It sold a total of 310,600 copies. ...


Morning Musume's fourth studio album, 4th Ikimasshoi![23] was released in March 2002 after a two year wait. It is the first studio album from the group to reach #1 on Oricon. It featured the singles "Renai Revolution 21," (rerecorded with the current 13-person formation,) "The Peace!," (in a 'full', longer version,) "Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~," (with added dialog at the beginning,) and "Souda! We're Alive." 4th Ikimasshoi! ) was J-pop Idol group Morning Musumes 4th album and was released March 27, 2002. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... The single Renai Revolution 21 was the eleventh single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released December 13, 2000 and It sold a total of 986,040 copies. ... The Peace! was the twelfth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released July 25, 2001 and it sold a total of 682,320 copies. ... Mr. ... The single Souda! WE’RE ALIVE was the fourteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 21 February 2002 and it sold a total of 443,630 copies. ...


Late 2002 was marked by the graduation of Maki Goto and a mass re-shuffle of the sub-units. Tsunku removed Kaori Iida, Mari Yaguchi, and Ai Kago from Tanpopo, adding in Asami Konno, Risa Niigaki, and Ayumi Shibata of Melon Kinenbi to join Rika Ishikawa. Tanpopo only released one single with this lineup before the group was put on an indefinite hiatus status. Makoto Ogawa and Ayaka Kimura of Coconuts Musume joined Hitomi Yoshizawa in Petitmoni to replace Kei Yasuda and Maki Goto, but the group did not even release a single, only performing in concerts. Their song "Wow Wow Wow" was later released on the Hello! Project's compilation CD Petit Best 4. In Mini Moni, Mari Yaguchi was replaced by Ai Takahashi and the new lineup went on to put out several singles and a second album until member Mika Todd graduated in May 2004, adding Mini Moni to the list of "indefinite hiatus" subgroups. Shibata Ayumi December 2005 Ayumi Shibata (February 2, 1984-) is a member of Melon Kinen-Bi, a Japanese all-girl pop group which is part of the Hello! Project. ... Melon Kinenbi sometimes romanized as Melon Kinen-Bi) is a J-pop group within Hello! Project. ... Ayaka Kimura (木村絢香, born October 30, 1981 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) joined Hello! Project in 1999. ...


In October "Koko ni Iruzee!"[24] was released, a fast-paced, feel-good song about making the most of life and music's ability to unite the world. It was #1 on Oricon. The single Koko Ni Iruzee! was the sixteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 30 October 2002 and It sold a total of 228,542 copies. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ...


2003

Promotional picture of "As for One Day"
Promotional picture of "As for One Day"

The unique child-like tune "Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyōtanjima"[25] was released in February of 2003 as the group's seventeenth single. It is significant because it was a cover song, marking the first time Tsunku did not write a single's lyrics. Image File history File links 18_-_AS_FOR_ONE_DAY.jpg‎ Source: Hello! Project -Official Site- This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or artwork in... Image File history File links 18_-_AS_FOR_ONE_DAY.jpg‎ Source: Hello! Project -Official Site- This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music or artwork in... Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyōtanjima ) (meaning Morning Musumes Unexpected Contradiction Island) was the seventeenth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released February 19, 2003. ... Tsunku ), real name Mitsuo Terada , born October 29, 1968 in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan), is a Japanese record producer, songwriter, and vocalist. ...


April brought the notably successful single "As for One Day"[26]—a synthesizer-driven song about lost love—which sold 129,893 copies and hit #1 in Oricon charts, and was the last time a Morning Musume single got #1 until "Aruiteru" (released late 2006). This single was the last for Kei Yasuda. The single As For One Day was the eighteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 23 April 2003 and It sold a total of 129,893 copies. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Aruiteru ) is the thirty-first single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ...


Before the Sixth Generation auditions were held, the group released the album No.5.[27] It was unique in a few ways. It was the last studio album to feature Kei Yasuda and Natsumi Abe as full members of the group. It was also the first Morning Musume studio album to feature a former member, as Maki Goto guests on "Yes! Pocky Girls" and "Sotsugyō Rōko." It only featured two singles: "Do it! Now" and "Koko ni Iruzee!." No. ... The single Do it! Now was the fifteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 24 July 2002 and It sold a total of 310,600 copies. ... The single Koko Ni Iruzee! was the sixteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 30 October 2002 and It sold a total of 228,542 copies. ...


In mid-2003, three new girls were added as the Sixth Generation: Eri Kamei, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. After she pulled off a successful appearance on the New Year's music program "Kōhaku Uta Gassen" with several Morning Musume members dancing as backup, Tsunku also added in Miki Fujimoto (originally an up-and-coming solo singer under Hello! Project) as part of the Sixth Generation. Their debut concert was also Kei Yasuda's graduation concert, and Tsunku has said that this one-time 16-member group is the largest Morning Musume will ever be. Eri Kamei , born December 23, 1988) is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. ... Sayumi Michishige , born July 13, 1989 in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan), is a sixth generation member of the J-pop group Morning Musume. ... Reina Tanaka , real name 田中麗奈) born November 11, 1989 in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, is one of the sixth generation members of Morning Musume. ... Miki Fujimoto , born February 26, 1985 in Takikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan), is an ex-solo artist from Hello! Project. ...


The Sixth Generation's first single was "Shabondama,"[28] which featured "break-up" lyrics, a seemingly spontaneous dance routine, and rolled "r"s. The single Shabondama ) was the nineteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 30 July 2003 and it sold a total of 151,104 copies. ...


Mari Yaguchi became Morning Musume's sub-leader after Kei's graduation and was also put in charge of training and assisting the trainee group of Hello! Project Kids, eventually forming a group with 5 of them, known as ZYX. Hello! Project Kids is a Japanese music group of 15 young girls chosen out of 27,958 applicants. ... ZYX was made of of 5 H!P kids including Umeda Erika, Yajima Maimi, Tsugunaga Momoko, Shimizu Saki, and Murakami Megumi, and the leader Mari Yaguchi. ...


Later in 2003, Morning Musume was split into two subgroups so that it could tour more cities (especially smaller cities that could not support a 15-member troupe). Morning Musume Sakuragumi, which focused on slower and more traditional love songs, included Natsumi Abe, Mari Yaguchi, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Ai Kago, Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Asami Konno and Eri Kamei. Morning Musume Otomegumi, which had more upbeat pop songs with a slight rock flavor, featured Kaori Iida, Rika Ishikawa, Nozomi Tsuji, Makoto Ogawa, Miki Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. Sakuragumi released two singles: "Hare Ame Nochi Suki" and "Sakura Mankai," and Otomegumi released two singles as well: "Ai no Sono ~Touch my Heart!~" and "Yūjō ~Kokoro no Busu ni wa Naranee!~." Morning Musume Sakuragumi ) is one of the subgroups that divided the group Morning Musume in 2003. ... Morning Musume Otomegumi ) is one of the subgroups that divided the group Morning Musume in 2003. ... Hare Ame Nochi Suki ♥ ) is the first single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume subgroup Morning Musume Sakuragumi. ... Sakura Mankai ) is the second single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume sub-group Morning Musume Sakuragumi. ... Ai no Sono ~Touch My Heart!~ ) is the first single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume subgroup Morning Musume Otome Gumi. ... YÅ«jō ~Kokoro no Busu ni wa Naranee!~ ) is the second single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume subgroup Morning Musume Otomegumi. ...


The last single of Morning Musume in 2003 to feature the entire group was "Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~,"[29] which had the members girlishly proclaiming the victory of their love. The single Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~ ) was the twentieth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 6 November 2003. ...


2004

Promotional picture of "Ai Araba It's All Right"
Promotional picture of "Ai Araba It's All Right"

In January 2004, Natsumi Abe (known as "the face of Morning Musume" to the general public) graduated to pursue a soloist career. Her last single was "Ai Araba It's All Right,"[30] Morning Musume's last song to sell more than 100,000 copies. "Ai Araba It's All Right" had uplifting lyrics (as would be expected, with the title), and a cheery dance sequence. Image File history File links 21_-_Ai_Araba_IT'S_ALL_RIGHT.jpg‎ Source: Hello! Project -Official Site- This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or cover... Image File history File links 21_-_Ai_Araba_IT'S_ALL_RIGHT.jpg‎ Source: Hello! Project -Official Site- This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or cover... Ai Araba Its All Right ) (meaning If There is Love Its All Right) was the twenty-first single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 21 January 2004. ...


The group soon released another single, "Roman ~My Dear Boy~."[31] The song showcased an almost rock flavor and centered its lyrics around offering "a dance" to a boy. This was followed by their twenty-third single, "Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari,"[32] which is unique in that it was actually about the Morning Musume girls themselves—each member got a verse about their personality. This song would later be remade several times as "Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari 2" and "Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari 3," included in their sixth and seventh album respectively. This single also marked the graduation of Fourth Generation members Nozomi Tsuji and Ai Kago in August, to focus on "W", their new duo group. The single Roman ~My Dear Boy~ was the twenty-second single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 12 May 2004 and it sold a total of 87,255 copies. ... The single Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari was the twenty-third single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 22 July 2004 and It sold a total of 91,789 copies. ... W (Double You) ) was a J-pop duo associated with Hello! Project. ...


In mid-2004, Morning Musume's second best-of album, Best! Morning Musume 2[33] was released and featured "Yah! Aishitai" as the only new track. It had a lukewarm reception at best, compared to their first best-of compilation. The album Best! Morning Musume 2 (ベスト!モーニング娘。2) is the second Best of comiplation from JPop idol group Morning Musume and it was released March 31, 2004. ...


Seventh Generation auditions (named "Lucky 7" to commemorate the Seventh Generation, the seventh year of Morning Musume, and seven auditioning locations across Japan) were held in various Japan cities in late 2004, resulting in six finalists. However, on January 9, 2005, Tsunku surprised everyone by announcing that no one in the Lucky 7 audition would be added to Morning Musume, citing that he had set his expectations extra-high this year in hopes of finding an "ace." This was the first time an audition had ended with no new members.


In November 2004, Morning Musume released "Namida ga Tomaranai Hōkago,"[34] a ballad that placed the notably weak singers Asami Konno, Sayumi Michishige, and Rika Ishikawa against the velvety vocals of Miki Fujimoto and Ai Takahashi as the five leads. Namida ga Tomaranai Hōkago ) (meaning Tears That Wont Stop After School) was the twenty-fourth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released November 3, 2004. ...


Following this single Morning Musume Early Single Box[35] was released. It was a 9-CD set containing their first eight singles with a bonus track on each one, as well as a karaoke CD of some of their more popular tunes from the early years. Early Single Box is the first Box set compilation from J-Pop Idol group Morning Musume, and was released December 15, 2004. ...


Finally, at the end of 2004, the group's yearly album was released. Their sixth studio album, named Ai no Dai 6 Kan,[36] hit stores in December. It contained three singles: "Roman ~My Dear Boy~," "Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari," and "Namida ga Tomaranai Hōkago." This was Ai Kago, Nozomi Tsuji, Kaori Iida, Mari Yaguchi, and Rika Ishikawa's last credited studio album. Ai No Dai 6 Kan (Kanji:愛の第6æ„Ÿ, English A 6th Sense of Love) is the 6th studio album by Japanese girl group Morning Musume. ... The single Roman ~My Dear Boy~ was the twenty-second single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 12 May 2004 and it sold a total of 87,255 copies. ... The single Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari was the twenty-third single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 22 July 2004 and It sold a total of 91,789 copies. ... Namida ga Tomaranai Hōkago ) (meaning Tears That Wont Stop After School) was the twenty-fourth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released November 3, 2004. ...


2005

Promotional picture of "Iroppoi Jirettai"
Promotional picture of "Iroppoi Jirettai"

On January 30, 2005 - then-leader and last First Generation member Kaori Iida graduated to pursue a solo singer/artist career, with Mari Yaguchi taking on leadership role with Hitomi Yoshizawa as subleader. Her last single was "The Manpower!!!,"[37] which sung about the abilities of the human race and was also the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles theme song. The beginning of 2005 also saw the beginning of Musume Document 2005, which covered behind-the-scenes material, historical footage, and interviews. ImageMetadata File history File links 27_-_Iroppoi_Jirettai. ... ImageMetadata File history File links 27_-_Iroppoi_Jirettai. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The single The Manpower!!! THE マンパワー!!! was the twenty-fifth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 19 January 2005 and It sold a total of 67,860 copies. ... The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles ) are a baseball team founded in 2004 to begin play in 2005 in the Japanese Pacific League. ...


In February 2005, Tsunku started another audition for Morning Musume's Seventh Generation. He noted that he was still intent on finding an "ace." This audition resulted with Koharu Kusumi finally being chosen as the sole "miracle" member of the new generation. Koharu Kusumi Koharu Kusumi ), born July 15, 1992 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan) is the newest addition to Morning Musume, being the only 7th generation Morning Musume member (the last generation to only have 1 member was the third generation member Maki Goto). ...


On April 10, 2005, photos were taken of Mari Yaguchi with a male actor (scheduled to be published in a gossip magazine Friday! on the 15th). On April 14, 2005, Yaguchi announced that she would "retire" from Morning Musume and would continue on with solo activities. In her public statement, Yaguchi said that due to the scandal and its publicity, she could no longer sustain an "idol" image befitting of Morning Musume. Because of the nature of her departure (resignation rather than graduation), Yaguchi did not receive a graduation concert. Sub-leader Hitomi Yoshizawa took over as the leader of Morning Musume, and Miki Fujimoto became sub-leader as of July 15, 2005. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Neighborly gossips in the Altstadt in Sindelfingen, Germany Gossip consists of casual or idle talk of any sort, usually slanderous and/or devoted to discussing others. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Just days after Yaguchi resigned, on April 27, 2005, the group's twenty-sixth single, "Osaka Koi no Uta"[38] was released. The final version featured Yaguchi still, presumably because they did not have enough time to rerecord and remix it. The lyrics are in an Osaka dialect. This single was also Rika Ishikawa's last. She graduated on May 7, 2005 to assume full-time leadership of the Hello! Project trio known as v-u-den. April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The single Osaka Koi no Uta 大阪 恋の歌 (meaning Osaka Love Song)was the twenty-sixth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 April 2005 and It sold a total of 59,287 copies. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... v-u-den ) (also romanized Viyuden, Biyuden, v-u-den) is a J-pop group inside Hello! Project. ...


Kusumi's first single with Morning Musume was July's "Iroppoi Jirettai,"[39] a flamenco styled song, which was considered to be the biggest hit of the year—selling around 20,000 more copies than anything else. A 3 city handshake event was organized for the promotion of this single. The single Iroppoi Jirettai 色っぽい じれったい (meaning Sexy Impatience) was the twenty-seventh single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 July 2005 and It sold a total of 81,582 copies. ...


Morning Musume's last single of 2005 was "Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~,"[40] which was a remake of a previous album-only song about the importance of using your intuition and not taking good things for granted. "Koi wa Hassō Do The Hustle!" was going to be the title track for the single, but due to poor preview results, became the coupling track instead. The single Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ will be the twenty-eighth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and will be released 9 November 2005. ...


On December 31, 2005, graduated Morning Musume members Mari Yaguchi, Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe, Yuko Nakazawa, Ai Kago, Nozomi Tsuji, Rika Ishikawa, Maki Goto, and Kei Yasuda joined the current lineup of Morning Musume to perform the band's signature hit "Love Machine" on the 2005/2006 edition of Kōhaku Uta Gassen.[41] The performance was Yaguchi's first since leaving Morning Musume eight and a half months earlier. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kōhaku Uta Gassen ), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on the New Years Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHKs networks and some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters which bought...


2006

Promotional picture of "Aruiteru"
Promotional picture of "Aruiteru"

On January 16, 2006, it was announced that Morning Musume had won a Kanagawa Image Up Award in recognition of Hello! Project's support of an anti-pollution campaign. Yoshizawa, Fujimoto, and Takahashi represented the band to accept the award.[42][43] Image File history File links Morning_Musume_-_Aruiteru. ... Image File history File links Morning_Musume_-_Aruiteru. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In February, the group released their seventh studio album, Rainbow 7.[44] It was the first album for Kusumi and the last for Konno and Ogawa. The album features "The Manpower!!!," "Osaka Koi no Uta," "Iroppoi Jirettai," and "Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~" (in a remixed form). Kaori Iida, Rika Ishikawa and Mari Yaguchi are not credited anywhere in the liner notes although their vocals appear. Three of the songs on the album are performed by smaller clusters of several group members, and are credited in the liner notes to the featured members involved, rather than to the entire group. Rainbow 7 ) is the seventh album by the J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... The single The Manpower!!! THE マンパワー!!! was the twenty-fifth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 19 January 2005 and It sold a total of 67,860 copies. ... The single Osaka Koi no Uta 大阪 恋の歌 (meaning Osaka Love Song)was the twenty-sixth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 April 2005 and It sold a total of 59,287 copies. ... The single Iroppoi Jirettai 色っぽい じれったい (meaning Sexy Impatience) was the twenty-seventh single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 July 2005 and It sold a total of 81,582 copies. ... The single Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ will be the twenty-eighth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and will be released 9 November 2005. ...


In March 2006, "Sexy Boy ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~" was released. It featured an easy-to-learn dance and a parapara style. It was considered to be a relative success. Sexy Boy ~Soyo Kaze ni Yorisoutte~ ) (meaning Sexy Boy ~Nestled by the Breeze~) is the twenty-ninth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Para Para (Japanese: パラパラ; also Para-Para or ParaPara) is a popular Japanese solo dance. ...


On April 28, 2006, it was announced by Tsunku from his official website that Fifth Generation members Asami Konno and Makoto Ogawa were going to graduate. Konno graduated on July 23, 2006 to attend University and Ogawa graduated on August 27, 2006 to study English abroad. Both have left Morning Musume, but only Konno has left Hello! Project entirely; Ogawa intends to return after completing her studies, and is still pictured as a soloist on Hello! Project's official website.[45][46][47] is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Konno and Ogawa's last single was "Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan",[48] which, yet again, featured a parapara type arrangement, with a rock 'n' roll flair. It was the group's 30th single, and a limited-edition CD of all past 30 singles mixed into a thirteen-minute track was included on the first pressing. Unfortunately, sales did not add up to the hype or the significance, and Ambitious clocked in as Morning Musume's lowest-selling single yet. Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan ) is the thirtieth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Para Para (Japanese: パラパラ; also Para-Para or ParaPara) is a popular Japanese solo dance. ...


In mid-2006, the group performed the musical Ribbon no Kishi. Ai Takahashi took the main role; the secondary role was played by alternating members. There was also a mini-concert at the end of each performance, which served as Ogawa's real "graduation concert"—the Wonderful Hearts 2006 concert was initially intended for Konno's graduation only, although Ogawa wore a special outfit and read her graduation comments as well. (A last minute decision that fans were unaware of before the concert began). As for Ribbon no Kishi, an album with a selection of songs was released: Ribbon no Kishi The Musical Song Selection.[49] Princess Knight, also known as Choppy and the Princess, was a 1967 Japanese childrens animated series called Ribbon No Kishi that was dubbed into English and brought over to Western audiences in 1970. ...


Also in mid-2006, the Eighth Generation audition for Morning Musume was announced by Tsunku, called Morning Musume Happy 8 Audition. The audition started on August 27, 2006 and ended in Tokyo on October 22, 2006. On December 10, 2006's Hello! Morning, it was announced that the only new member was Aika Mitsui.[50] The show had a piece of audition footage each week leading up to December 10, 2006. is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hello! Morning ) is a weekly Japanese TV show featuring members of Hello! Project on TV Tokyo. ... Aika Mitsui ), born on January 12, 1993 in ÅŒtsu City[1], Shiga Prefecture, Japan, is the newest member of J-pop group Morning Musume, joining as the sole member of the eighth generation. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The last single release of 2006 was "Aruiteru,"[51] which was a huge hit. It was the first single at the #1 spot after 3½ years (since "As for One Day.") The song's lyrics were credited for its success, with lines like "walking, you're not alone because everyone's here with you, praying for peace."[52] It was a bit of a turn from the hyper singles the group had been releasing. Tsunku's group, Sharan Q, also made a rock cover of this song. Aruiteru ) is the thirty-first single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... The single As For One Day was the eighteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 23 April 2003 and It sold a total of 129,893 copies. ... Sharan Q (シャ乱Q, translated Revolution Q or Plain Gauze Rebellion Q), officially spelled Sharam Q, is a Japanese pop/rock band composed of Tsunku (つんく - Vocals), Hatake (はたけ - Guitar), Makoto (まこと - Drums), and Taisei (たいせー - Keyboard). ...


Their first mini-album, 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini!,[53] was released in December. It featured five tracks by solo and/or smaller combinations of band members. It also featured the single "Aruiteru." 7. ... Aruiteru ) is the thirty-first single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ...


2007

Promotional picture of "Egao Yes Nude"
Promotional picture of "Egao Yes Nude"

In early 2007, Morning Musume Tanjō 10 Nen Kinentai (モーニング娘。誕生10年記念隊?), a unit consisting of Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe, Maki Goto, Risa Niigaki, and Koharu Kusumi, was created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Morning Musume. They released a commemorative single called "Bokura ga Ikiru My Asia" (僕らが生きる My Asia?).[54] The members chosen symbolize the beginning of the group; how they had five members ranging in age from 13 - 24. Additionally, each member was from an odd-numbered Generation (Kaori Iida and Natsumi Abe from the First Generation, Maki Goto from the Third, Risa Niigaki from the Fifth, and Koharu Kusumi from the Seventh). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA ) a special single celebrating J-pop idol group Morning Musumes 10th anniversary. ... Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA ) a special single celebrating J-pop idol group Morning Musumes 10th anniversary. ... Bokura ga Ikiru My Asia ) is the first single of Morning Musumes 10th anniversary unit Morning Musume Tanjō 10 Nen Kinentai ). Five past and present members—Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe, Maki Goto, Risa Niigaki and Koharu Kusumi—were chosen by Tsunku to participate in this single. ... Bokura ga Ikiru My Asia ) is the first single of Morning Musumes 10th anniversary unit Morning Musume Tanjō 10 Nen Kinentai ). Five past and present members—Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe, Maki Goto, Risa Niigaki and Koharu Kusumi—were chosen by Tsunku to participate in this single. ...


On January 2, 2007, an announcement was made during Hello! Project's 2007 Winter concert: the group's leader up until then, Hitomi Yoshizawa would graduate from Morning Musume on May 6, 2007, the last day of Morning Musume's 2007 spring tour. The concert was at the Saitama Super Arena, in Yoshizawa's hometown of Saitama.[55] is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Saitama Super Arena Saitama Super Arena ) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chuo-ku, Saitama, Saitama, Japan. ...


In February, the first single with Eighth Generation member Aika Mitsui was released, "Egao Yes Nude."[56] This was the first PV of Morning Musume to appear on the Dohhh!Up site (a streaming website of Hello! Project media). The single went up against tougher competition than "Aruiteru" had, only landing them a #4 spot, although it sold relatively the same number of copies. The song has a funky, disco feel, and is highly-reminiscent of some of the oldest songs of Morning Musume, most notably Summer Night Town. Egao YES Nude ) is the thirty-second single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... The single Summer Night Town was the second single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 May 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 417,330 copies. ...


On the March 11, 2007 edition of the weekly TV show Hello! Morning, producer Tsunku revealed he would make an important announcement the following episode. Several days later, on the 15th, he announced that two other Eighth Generation members would be joining the group—Li Chun and Qian Lin, both of Chinese ancestry, were to join as "exchange students."[57] Tsunku stated the two new members would be an important key for their group's planned expansion into Asia. They made their stage debut on May 6, at Saitama Super Arena, during current leader Yoshizawa's graduation.[58] This is notable, as they are the first non-Japanese members of the group. is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Hello! Morning ) is a weekly Japanese TV show featuring members of Hello! Project on TV Tokyo. ... Tsunku ), real name Mitsuo Terada , born October 29, 1968 in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan), is a Japanese record producer, songwriter, and vocalist. ... Li Chun , born on February 11, 1988 in Hunan, China), real name Lǐ Chún (李純), is one of the two latest members of all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, the other being Qian Lin. ... Qian Lin , born on March 11, 1991 in Hangzhou, China), real name Qián Lín (銭琳), is one of the two latest members of all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, the other being Li Chun. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Saitama Super Arena Saitama Super Arena ) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Chuo-ku, Saitama, Saitama, Japan. ...


On March 21, 2007, the group's eighth studio album, Sexy 8 Beat was released.[59] It was the first album for Aika Mitsui and the last album for Hitomi Yoshizawa and Miki Fujimoto. It featured the singles "Aruiteru," "Egao Yes Nude," "Sexy Boy ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~," and "Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan." is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... SEXY 8 BEAT is the eighth studio album by the all-girl Japanese pop supergroup Morning Musume. ... Aruiteru ) is the thirty-first single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Egao YES Nude ) is the thirty-second single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Sexy Boy ~Soyo Kaze ni Yorisoutte~ ) (meaning Sexy Boy ~Nestled by the Breeze~) is the twenty-ninth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan ) is the thirtieth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ...


In late April, Morning Musume released their 33rd single, "Kanashimi Twilight."[60] The song style was a huge departure from almost anything Morning Musume had released prior to it, displaying a loud, rock arrangement and the angriest lyrics since Shabondama. Kanashimi Twilight ) is the thirty-third single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... The single Shabondama ) was the nineteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 30 July 2003 and it sold a total of 151,104 copies. ...


With the success of Kanashimi Twilight, on May 1 Morning Musume became the Best Selling Female Group in Japan with 11,085,000 copies sold—their fifth Oricon record. The achievement surpasses the previous record set by Pink Lady of 11,037,000 copies sold. is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pink Lady was a Japanese female pop music duo of the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring Mitsuyo Nemoto (Mie) and Keiko Masuda (Kei). In Japan, they are fondly remembered for the incredible run of pop-chart hits they enjoyed from roughly 1976 to 1979, but in the United States...


On May 6, 2007, Hitomi Yoshizawa graduated. Miki Fujimoto took her place as leader and Ai Takahashi replaced Fujimoto as sub-leader. is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


As of June 1, 2007, Miki Fujimoto resigned from Morning Musume, due to the tabloid magazine Friday running an article depicting Fujimoto and comedian Tomoharu Shoji in a relationship[61][62]. Ai Takahashi replaced Fujimoto as leader (a position the latter occupied for the briefest period in the band's history—26 days), and Risa Niigaki became subleader. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Morning Musume's 34th single Onna ni Sachi Are was released on July 25, 2007. It features the debut of new 8th Generation members Li Chun and Qian Lin. The single reached #2 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart, with sales of 43,364 copies. Onna ni Sachi Are ) is the thirty-fourth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and the first for eight generation members Li Chun and Qian Lin. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Li Chun , born on February 11, 1988 in Hunan, China), real name Lǐ Chún (李純), is one of the two latest members of all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, the other being Qian Lin. ... Qian Lin , born on March 11, 1991 in Hangzhou, China), real name Qián Lín (銭琳), is one of the two latest members of all-girl J-pop group Morning Musume, the other being Li Chun. ...


Discography

This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by the Japanese girl band Morning Musume. ...

Albums

1. First Time
2. Second Morning
3. 3rd -Love Paradise-
4. 4th Ikimasshoi!
5. No.5
6. Ai no Dai 6 Kan
7. Rainbow 7
8. Sexy 8 Beat

First Time ) is the first album from the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, consisting of only the 1st and 2nd generation members. ... Second Morning Released 1999-07-28 Genre J-Pop Length 56 min 28 s Record label zetima Producer Tsunku セカンドモーニング (English: Second Morning) was the second album from the lead Hello! Project J-Pop group Morning Musume and sold a total of 428,990 copies. ... 3rd -Love Paradise- ) is the third album from the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released on March 23, 2000. ... 4th Ikimasshoi! ) was J-pop Idol group Morning Musumes 4th album and was released March 27, 2002. ... No. ... Ai No Dai 6 Kan (Kanji:愛の第6感, English A 6th Sense of Love) is the 6th studio album by Japanese girl group Morning Musume. ... Rainbow 7 ) is the seventh album by the J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... SEXY 8 BEAT is the eighth studio album by the all-girl Japanese pop supergroup Morning Musume. ...

Singles

0. "Ai no Tane"
1. "Morning Coffee"
2. "Summer Night Town"
3. "Daite Hold on Me!"
4. "Memory Seishun no Hikari"
5. "Manatsu no Kōsen"
6. "Furusato"
7. "Love Machine"
8. "Koi no Dance Site"
9. "Happy Summer Wedding"
10. "I Wish"
11. "Renai Revolution 21"
12. "The Peace!"
13. "Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~"
14. "Souda! We're Alive"
15. "Do it! Now"
16. "Koko ni Iruzee!"
17. "Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyōtanjima"
18. "As for One Day"
19. "Shabondama"
20. "Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~"
21. "Ai Araba It's All Right"
22. "Roman ~My Dear Boy~"
23. "Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari"
24. "Namida ga Tomaranai Hōkago"
25. "The Manpower!!!"
26. "Osaka Koi no Uta"
27. "Iroppoi Jirettai"
28. "Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ōkiizo!~"
29. "Sexy Boy ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~"
30. "Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan"
31. "Aruiteru"
32. "Egao Yes Nude"
33. "Kanashimi Twilight"
34. "Onna ni Sachi Are"

A song which is regarded as Morning Musumes 0th song, because in order to debut, Morning Musume had to sell 50,000 CDs of this song over a span of five days. ... The single Morning Coffee (モーニングコーヒー) was the first official single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 28 January 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 200,790 copies. ... The single Summer Night Town was the second single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 May 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 417,330 copies. ... The single Daite HOLD ON ME! was the third single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 9 September 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 410,850 copies. ... The single Memory Seishun no Hiakri was the fourth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 10 February 1999 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 410,850 copies. ... Manatsu no Kōsen ) is the fifth single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released on May 12, 1999 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 235,010 copies. ... The single Furusato was the sixth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 14 July 1999 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 170,670 copies. ... Love Machine was the seventh single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume released September 9, 1999 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 1,646,630 copies making it a massive hit and also making it their highest selling single. ... The single Koi no Dance Site was the eighth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released January 26, 2000 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 1,229,970 copies making it their second highest selling single. ... The single Happy Summer Wedding was the ninth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 17 May 2000 and It sold a total of 990,950 copies. ... I Wish was the tenth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released September 6, 2000 and It sold a total of 654,640 copies. ... The single Renai Revolution 21 was the eleventh single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released December 13, 2000 and It sold a total of 986,040 copies. ... The Peace! was the twelfth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released July 25, 2001 and it sold a total of 682,320 copies. ... Mr. ... The single Souda! WE’RE ALIVE was the fourteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 21 February 2002 and it sold a total of 443,630 copies. ... The single Do it! Now was the fifteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 24 July 2002 and It sold a total of 310,600 copies. ... The single Koko Ni Iruzee! was the sixteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 30 October 2002 and It sold a total of 228,542 copies. ... Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyōtanjima ) (meaning Morning Musumes Unexpected Contradiction Island) was the seventeenth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released February 19, 2003. ... The single As For One Day was the eighteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 23 April 2003 and It sold a total of 129,893 copies. ... The single Shabondama ) was the nineteenth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 30 July 2003 and it sold a total of 151,104 copies. ... The single Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~ ) was the twentieth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 6 November 2003. ... Ai Araba Its All Right ) (meaning If There is Love Its All Right) was the twenty-first single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 21 January 2004. ... The single Roman ~My Dear Boy~ was the twenty-second single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 12 May 2004 and it sold a total of 87,255 copies. ... The single Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari was the twenty-third single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 22 July 2004 and It sold a total of 91,789 copies. ... Namida ga Tomaranai Hōkago ) (meaning Tears That Wont Stop After School) was the twenty-fourth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released November 3, 2004. ... The single The Manpower!!! THE マンパワー!!! was the twenty-fifth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 19 January 2005 and It sold a total of 67,860 copies. ... The single Osaka Koi no Uta 大阪 恋の歌 (meaning Osaka Love Song)was the twenty-sixth single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 April 2005 and It sold a total of 59,287 copies. ... The single Iroppoi Jirettai 色っぽい じれったい (meaning Sexy Impatience) was the twenty-seventh single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 27 July 2005 and It sold a total of 81,582 copies. ... Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ōkiizo!~ ) is the twenty-eighth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released November 9, 2005. ... Sexy Boy ~Soyo Kaze ni Yorisoutte~ ) (meaning Sexy Boy ~Nestled by the Breeze~) is the twenty-ninth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan ) is the thirtieth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Aruiteru ) is the thirty-first single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Egao YES Nude ) is the thirty-second single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Kanashimi Twilight ) is the thirty-third single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. ... Onna ni Sachi Are ) is the thirty-fourth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and the first for eight generation members Li Chun and Qian Lin. ...

Milestones

  • Kōhaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦?) youngest participant – 12 year old Ai Kago (51st Kōhaku – December 31, 2000)
  • All of their singles except for the first, Morning Coffee, have ranked in the Oricon Weekly Singles Top 5.
  • Oricon – Most consecutive #1 by a female group in Japan
  • Oricon – Most Top 10 singles by a female group in Japan
  • Oricon – Most #1 singles by a female group in Japan, beating the previous record set by Pink Lady.
  • Oricon – Most consecutive Top 10 singles by a female group in Japan.[63]
  • Oricon – Best selling female group in Japan—11 million 85 thousand copies sold, becoming their fifth Oricon record.[64]

Kōhaku Uta Gassen ), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on the New Years Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHKs networks and some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters which bought... Kōhaku Uta Gassen ), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on the New Years Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHKs networks and some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters which bought... Ai Kago ) (born February 7, 1988 in Yamatotokada, Nara, Japan, nicknamed Aibon) is a former member of the Hello! Project Japanese pop collective. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The single Morning Coffee (モーニングコーヒー) was the first official single of JPop idol group Morning Musume and was released 28 January 1998 as an 8CM CD and It sold a total of 200,790 copies. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Pink Lady was a Japanese female pop music duo of the late 1970s and early 1980s, featuring Mitsuyo Nemoto (Mie) and Keiko Masuda (Kei). In Japan, they are fondly remembered for the incredible run of pop-chart hits they enjoyed from roughly 1976 to 1979, but in the United States... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ... Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ...

Subgroups

Not to be mistaken with shuffles units or other separate groups of Hello! Project.

This artilce is about a JPop group. ... Petitmoni ) was the second official subgroup of J-Pop girl group Morning Musume. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Splinter Groups

Morning Musume Sakuragumi ) is one of the subgroups that divided the group Morning Musume in 2003. ... Morning Musume Otomegumi ) is one of the subgroups that divided the group Morning Musume in 2003. ...

See also

The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by the Japanese girl band Morning Musume. ... This is a list of appearances for J-pop group Morning Musume. ... This is a list of auditions held for the J-pop group Morning Musume. ... Gatas Brilhantes H.P. ) is the Hello! Project futsal (indoor soccer) club. ...

References

All Up-Front Works Discography pages are in Japanese.

  1. ^ Hello Non-Pro Hour with Jinryuichi: So who's the boss? Yamazaki Naoki or Tsunku?
  2. ^ Morning Musume becomes Japan's Best Selling Female Group! (2007-05-01).
  3. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Morning Coffee
  4. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Summer Night Town
  5. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Daite Hold on Me!
  6. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – First Time
  7. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Memory Seishun no Hikari
  8. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Manatsu no Kōsen
  9. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Furusato
  10. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Second Morning
  11. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Love Machine
  12. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Koi no Dance Site
  13. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – 3rd -Love Paradise-
  14. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Happy Summer Wedding
  15. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – I Wish
  16. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Renai Revolution 21
  17. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – The Peace!
  18. ^ J-Pop's dream factory
  19. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Best! Morning Musume 1
  20. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~
  21. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Souda! We’re Alive
  22. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Do it! Now
  23. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – 4th Ikimasshoi!
  24. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Koko ni Iruzee
  25. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyōtanjima
  26. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – As for One Day
  27. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – No.5
  28. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Shabondama
  29. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~
  30. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Ai Araba It's All Right
  31. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Roman ~My Dear Boy~
  32. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari
  33. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Best! Morning Musume 2
  34. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Namida ga Tomaranai Hōkago
  35. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Morning Musume Early Single Box
  36. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Ai no Dai 6 Kan
  37. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – The Manpower!!!
  38. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Osaka Koi no Uta
  39. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Iroppoi Jirettai
  40. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~
  41. ^ Cult of Pop » Hello! Project’s Kouhaku Medley
  42. ^ Ikimasshoi.
  43. ^ (Japanese) MSN Mainichi Interactive
  44. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Rainbow 7
  45. ^ (Japanese) つんく♂オフィシャルコメント
  46. ^ (Japanese) Hello! Project -Official Site-
  47. ^ http://www.ribbonnokishi.com/news/0508.html
  48. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan
  49. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Ribbon no Kishi The Musical Song Selection
  50. ^ http://www.tsunku.net/comments03.htm
  51. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Aruiteru
  52. ^ (Japanese) BARKS - news article on Aruiteru
  53. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini!
  54. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Bokura ga Ikiru My Asia
  55. ^ (Japanese) Hello! Project -Official Site-
  56. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Egao Yes Nude
  57. ^ Official Hello! Project site news
  58. ^ (Chinese) news.cn: 兩名中國女孩加盟日本流行組合“早安少女組”. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  59. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Sexy 8 Beat
  60. ^ Up-Front Works Discography – Kanashimi Twilight
  61. ^ Nikkan Sports (Japanese) (June 1, 2007).
  62. ^ Yahoo! News Japan (Japanese) (June 1, 2007).
  63. ^ Morning Musume makes history (2006-11-15).
  64. ^ (Japanese) Morning Musume surpasses Pink Lady (2007-05-01).

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

External links

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  • Official Hello! Project profile
  • ThePPN: Morning Musume
  • Ikimasshoi News
  • Hello!Online Morning Musume & H!P NewsFeeds

Image File history File links 書.svg‎ The Chinese character 書, in regular script. ... The UTF-8-encoded Japanese Wikipedia article for mojibake, as displayed in ISO-8859-1 encoding. ... Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji   ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. ... Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Manyogana 万葉仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Rōmaji ローマ字 For other meanings of Kana, see Kana (disambiguation). ...

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