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InfoEdit

  • Origin: Tokyo, Honshū, Japan
  • Genre: Japanese pop
  • Years active: 1997-present
  • Label: Zetima

Morning Musume (モーニング娘。; Morning Girls.), sometimes referred to as Momusu (モー娘。) or Momusume (often in tabloids, news, モー娘。), is the lead group of Hello! Project. The group formed in 1997 on a talent show called ASAYAN. It quickly became, and still is, one of Japan's top all girl groups with a number of hit records and albums. They have sold over 18,474,047 copies in Japan alone. They were masterminded by Yamazaki Naoki and managed by their producer Tsunku who is responsible for the composition of the majority of their songs and lyrics, production of their CD-sleeve covers, designing of their costumes and make-up and their live shows. Currently, they are one of the most successful Japanese pop idol girl groups, holding the second highest overall single sales (of a female group) on the Oricon charts as of February 2012, with the Oricon record of most top ten singles with an amount of 53, and they have sold over 18 million copies in Japan alone.

Musume (娘), in this context, means girl. The group is known for their ever-fluctuating line-up, with "graduations" and auditions held nearly every year. 2008 was the only year so far in which no line-up changes occurred and that line-up has been the longest unchanging lineup so far going over 2 years with no graduations or new members until Kusumi Koharu graduated in December 2009. In recent years, the group has been making a concerted attempt to break into new markets in Asia, Europe and the US, performing at EXPOs worldwide. Morning Musume's highest selling single is LOVE Machine with 1,760,000 copies sold. Morning Musume's lowest selling single is Pyocopyoco Ultra with 34,050 copies sold.

MembersEdit

Mizukibrain

Fukumura Mizuki
9th generation
Birthday: October 30, 1996 (age 21) 
Member color: Dark Pink
Years in Morning Musume: 6
Number of singles participated in: 19

Leader

Erinabrain

Ikuta Erina
9th generation
Birthday: July 7, 1997 (age 20)
Member color: Yellow-Green
Years in Morning Musume: 6
Number of singles participated in: 19 

Sub-Leader

Harunabrain

Iikubo Haruna
10th generation
Birthday: November 7, 1994 (age 23) 
Member color: Honey
Years in Morning Musume: 6
Number of singles participated in: 16
Sub-Leader

Ayumibrain

Ishida Ayumi
10th generation
Birthday: January 7, 1997 (age 20) 
Member color: Blue
Years in Morning Musume: 6
Number of singles participated in: 16

Masakibrain

Sato Masaki
10th generation
Birthday: May 7, 1999 (age 18)
Member color: Emerald Green
Years in Morning Musume: 6
Number of singles participated in: 16

Sakurabrain

Oda Sakura
11th generation
Birthday: March 12, 1999 (age 18)
Member color: Lavender
Years in Morning Musume: 5
Number of singles participated in: 12

Ogata Haruna-547917
Ogata Haruna
12th generation

Birthday: February 15th, 1999 (18)
Member color: Sea Blue
Years in Morning Musume: 3
Number of singles participated in: 6

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Nonaka Miki
12th generation

Birthday: October 7, 1999 (18)
Member color: Purple Years in Morning Musume: 3
Number of singles participated in: 6

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Makino Maria
12th generation

Birthday: February 2, 2001 (16)
Member color: Light Pink
Years in Morning Musume: 3
Number of singles participated in: 6

Haga Akane-547913
Haga Akane
12th generation

Birthday: March 7, 2002 (15)
Member color: Light Orange
Years in Morning Musume: 3
Number of singles participated in: 6

Kaede Kaga
Kaga Kaede
13th generation

Birthday:
November 30th, 1999 (18)
Member color: Red
Years in Morning Musume: 1
Number of singles participated in: 1

Reina Yokoyama
Yokoyama Reina
13th generation

Birthday:
February 22nd, 2001 (16)
Member color: Gold Years in Morning Musume: 1
Number of singles participated in: 1

Latest Single/AlbumEdit

Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0
Morning Musume。'14 Beyond the time and space (Promotion Ver04:54

Morning Musume。'14 Beyond the time and space (Promotion Ver.)

Morning Musume。'14 Password is (Promotion Ver04:39

Morning Musume。'14 Password is (Promotion Ver.)

TriviaEdit

  • Morning Musume recieved eight new members in 2011 (both 9th Gen and 10th Gen of 4 each), ages 11-16 years old, while everyone else in Morning Musume was in their 20's (besides Mitsui Aika).
  • Sayashi Riho and Suzuki Kanon are the first members to have been born after the group's formation in 1997.
  • Kudo Haruka is the youngest person to ever join Morning Musume at the age of 11 (one month from being 12) and auditioning at age 11. (She beat Kago Ai's record which was set at the age of 12.)
  • Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa were the longest serving Leader and Sub-Leader for 4 years.
  • Fukumura Mizuki is the youngest member to become Sub-Leader at 16.
  • Iida Kaori is the youngest member to become Leader of Morning Musume at the age of 19.
  • From a total of 33 members that have been or are currently in Morning Musume, 7 have a surname starting with "I"(IshiguroIchiiIidaIshikawaIkutaIshidaIikubo).
  • Six generations in a row have a former Hello! Pro Kenshuusei: the 8th Generation has LinLin, the 9th Generation has Fukumura Mizuki, 10th Generation has Kudo Haruka, the 11th Generation has Oda Sakura, the 12th Generation has Makino Maria and Haga Akane and the 13th Generation has Kaga Kaede and Yokoyama Reina
  • The year 1999 has the most member births out of any year with 6 members being both that year, in order it is: Ogata Haruna (February 15th), Oda Sakura (March 12th), Sato Masaki (May 7th), Nonaka Miki (October 7th), Kudo Haruka (October 27th), and Kaga Kaede (November 30th). Coincidently they all are blood type A.
  • Out of all 53 singles, Morning Musume has only 18 with a full Japanese title.
  • 9th Generation member Suzuki Kanon is the only current member who has yet to participate in a unit since joining Hello! Project.
  • 1st Generation Fukuda Asuka is the only former member who has never participated in any type of unit or subgroup during her time in Hello! Project.
  • Goto Maki and Fukuda Asuka are the only members to get solo lines in every single from their debut till their graduation.
  • Takahashi Ai had the lead vocals in singles the most often while she was a member.
  • Seventeen former Morning Musume members have gotten married, that being Ishiguro Aya, Ichii Sayaka, Iida Kaori, Tsuji Nozomi, Fujimoto Miki, Yaguchi Mari, Nakazawa Yuko, Kago Ai, Yasuda Kei, Takahashi Ai, Goto Maki, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Abe Natsumi, Junjun, Linlin, Niigaki Risa and Ishikawa Rika.
  • Yaguchi Mari was the smallest Morning Musume member at only 145 cm (4 ft. 9 in.) and 39 kg (86 lbs.).
  • Takahashi Ai was the second Morning Musume member to be at least 25 years old and the first to reach that age while in the group (1st generation member Nakazawa Yuko was 24 when the group was formed) and her last single in the group was released in her birthday.
  • Niigaki Risa was the first member who postponed her graduation.
  • Two out of the four Hello! Project members that have left due to a illness were from Morning Musume. (Kamei Eri and Mitsui Aika).
  • From 2009 till 2011, every last Morning Musume single of the year was the last single for a graduating member (Kimagure Princess, Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game and Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!/Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai!).
  • 2010 is the only year when Morning Musume released 2 albums (10 MY ME in March and Fantasy! Juuichi in December).
  • All the 12th Generation Members wear glasses/contact lenses.
  • Mitsui Aika was the only 8th gen member for 4 months and was the youngest member in Morning Musume for 4 years.
  • Ikuta Erina and Ishida Ayumi are the only members to be born in the same year when the group was formed and are both older then Morning Musume.
  • Morning Musume's current leader, Michishige Sayumi, is the first leader to not previously be a sub-leader since the creation of the sub-leader position. She is also the longest serving member, being in the group for over 11 years.
  • The 11th and 13th generations are the only generations to be entirely composed of Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • The 7th, 12th, and 13th generations are the only generations to hold more than one audition.
  • The 12th generation is currently the only generation in the group to have debuted in a triple A-side single, and also the only generation where their debut single didn't have a B-side.
  • 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2015 are the only years where no new members were added.

Birthday calendarEdit

January
7th, Ishida Ayumi
12th, Mitsui Aika
19th, Ishikawa Rika
20th, Yaguchi Mari
February
2nd, Makino Maria
7th, Kago Ai
11th, Junjun
15th, Ogata Haruna
22nd, Yokoyama Reina
26th, Fujimoto Miki
March
7th, Haga Akane
11th, Linlin
12th, Oda Sakura
April
11th, Yoshizawa Hitomi
May
7th, Sato Masaki & Konno Asami
12th, Ishiguro Aya
28th, Sayashi Riho
June
17th, Tsuji Nozomi
19th, Nakazawa Yuko
July
7th, Ikuta Erina
13th, Michishige Sayumi
15th, Kusumi Koharu
August
5th, Suzuki Kanon
8th, Iida Kaori
10th. Abe Natsumi
September
14th, Takahashi Ai
23rd, Goto Maki
October
7th, Nonaka Miki
20th, Niigaki Risa
27th, Kudo Haruka
29th, Ogawa Makoto
30th, Fukumura Mizuki
November
7th, Iikubo Haruna
11th, Tanaka Reina
30th, Kaga Kaede
December
6th, Yasuda Kei
17th, Fukuda Asuka
23rd, Kamei Eri
31st, Ichii Sayaka

Total Sales CountEdit

Year Group Sales Collaboration Sales Total Sales
1997 50,000 0 50,000
1998 1,466,860 0 1,516,860
1999 3,367,161 0 4,884,021
2000 5,689,222 0 10,573,243
2001 3,951,718 0 14,524,961
2002 1,961,143 0 16,486,104
2003 1,153,935 31,628   17,671,667
2004 907,593 61,440   18,640,700
2005 488,144 0 19,128,844
2006 357,373 0 19,486,217
2007 391,759 0 19,877,976
2008 189,828 0 20,067,804
2009 308,767 0 20,376,571
2010 226,653 0 20,603,224
2011 200,989 58,924 20,863,137
2012 320,955 0 21,184,092
2013 410,310 0 21,594,402
2014 502,154 6,923 22,103,479
2015 258,122 0 22,361,601
2016 380,131 0 22,741,732
2017 0+ 0+ TBA

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