Also known as
August 10, 1981 (age 31)
Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan
Natsumi Abe (安倍なつみ; Abe Natsumi), born August 10, 1981 in Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan, is a Japanese singer and actress, and a former member of Morning Musume. In Morning Musume, she often took the lead in the songs. As a solo artist she has sold over 594,458 copies in Japan alone. Abe Natsumi's highest selling single is 22sai no Watashi. She's a part of Morning Musume OG.
Abe Natsumi was one of 5 runners-up in a 1997 talent contest for a new Japanese rock idol. After the contest, musician and producer Tsunku offered Abe and four of the other runners-up (Iida Kaori, Nakazawa Yuko, Ishiguro Aya, and Fukuda Asuka) the chance to be taken under his wing on one condition: that they sell 50,000 CDs of their song "Ai no Tane" in 5 days. The quintet accomplished that task in four days, and, thus, in 1997, Morning Musume was born (and their first official single "Morning Coffee" was released in 1998). The group has since been increasingly popular in Japan, has achieved a cult following in the Western world and is infamous for its fluctuation of memberships, with members "graduating" and joining frequently.
She released her first single, "22 Sai no Watashi", on August 13, 2003, just a few days after her 22nd birthday.
Abe also teamed up with Yosumi Keiko, a former member of Rokusenmon, as a so-called "mother and daughter" duo and released a single to prepare her for her solo efforts. To date she has released two albums, one mini album, and ten solo singles.
On February 4, 2004, her first full length album, Hitoribocchi, was released, containing many solo versions of Morning Musume songs.
On April 25, she graduated from Morning Musume to pursue a solo career.
Near the end of 2004, Abe Natsumi was accused of plagiarizing some poetry works which were included in her poetry collection books and recited in her radio program many times. The poems were published in the book NATCHI, which was released on June 1, 2000. Some of the works she published were from famous producer Komuro Tetsuya and the singer aiko.
The song that was already recorded and supposed to be released as a single was Nariyamai Tambourine, which never was publicly released because Abe was suspended. The song was only released in 2008 in Abe's Best album as a new track.
In September 2005, she became a member of the Hello! Project special unit DEF.DIVA together with Goto Maki, Ishikawa Rika, and Matsuura Aya. The single "Takaramono" was also released in November credited as "Sen", who is the main character of the drama "Takaramono", played by Abe.
June 2006 saw Abe release "The Stress," a cover of the 1989 song by pop idol Chisato Moritaka. In October of the same year "Amasugita Kajitsu" was released, reaching 5th on the Oricon Chart, the highest place she achieved since "Koi no Telephone Goal" in 2004.
Abe was prosecuted after causing a traffic accident on October 6, 2007. According to police, she was making a right turn out of a car park on Sunday evening when she hit a motorbike. Abe was unhurt but the rider suffered minor injuries to his elbow and back. Abe had had her driving license for less than a year and still had a learner's sticker on her car.
On October 5, 2008, Abe performed in an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Sunshine City building in Ikebukuro. She was joined by other artists who were popular in the 1980s, such as Hiroko Moriguchi and Ayumi Nakamura.
On March 31, 2009, Abe graduated from Hello! Project along with the rest of Elder Club.
She also joined the special unit for former Morning Musume members called Afternoon Musume that is going to promote Georgia Coffee drinks
On January 28, 2011, It was announced that Abe was part of the OG member group Dream Morning Musume and that they will be releasing the groups first album, called "Dreams. 1", on April 20th, 2011.
Abe held a Fan Club tour from March 20-22, for 3 days and 2 nights at Hokkaido. 
In May, it was announced that she would star in the drama adaptation of "Arakawa Under the Bridge".
Abe played Lucy in the musical Dracula, based off another Dracula musical from Graz, Austria. The musical ran from August 20 to September 18. 
- Name: Abe Natsumi (安倍なつみ)
- Nickname: Nacchi (ナッチ)
- Birthdate: August 10, 1981 (age 31)
- Birthplace: Hokkaido, Japan
- Blood type: A
- Height: 152 cm
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Black
- Hello! Project Status:
- 1997-09-07: Member
- 1997-09-07: Morning Musume Member
- 2004-04-25: Graduated Morning Musume
- 2004-11-30: Suspended
- 2005-02-07: Member
- 2009-03-31: Graduated
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 1997-09-07: Member
- 2004-11-30: Suspended
- 2005-02-07: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 6 Years
- Former Morning Musume Color: Light Pink
- Eastern Zodiac: Rooster
- Western Zodiac: Leo
- Hobbies: Looking at different fashions, Singing, Smiling, Talking, Poetry, Cooking, Sleeping
- Favorite words: Freedom, life, love, heart
- Favorite colors: Baby pink, Blue, sparkling colors
- Favorite flowers: Sunflowers, gerberas, cherry blossoms
- Favorite season: Autumn
- Favorite food: Sushi
- Disliked food: Cilantro, pickles, wasabi
- Favorite song: 22sai no Watashi
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- [2007.03.14] 25 ~Vingt-Cinq~ (25～ヴァンサンク～)
- [2008.12.10] Abe Natsumi ~Best Selection~ 15 Shoku no Nigaoe Tachi (安倍なつみ 〜Best Selection〜 15色の似顔絵たち)
- [2006.11.18] Musical "Hakujaden ~White Lovers~" Song Selection (ミュージカル「白蛇伝～White Lovers～」ソング・セレクション) (musical album)
- [2003.05.01] Haha to Musume no Duet Song (with Yosumi Keiko) (母と娘のデュエットソング)
- [2003.08.13] 22sai no Watashi (22歳の私)
- [2003.11.19] Mirakururun Grand Purin! / Pi~hyara Kouta (as Purin-chan with Minihamus) (ミラクルルン グランプリン！/ピ〜ヒャラ小唄)
- [2004.06.02] Datte Ikitekanakucha (だって 生きてかなくちゃ)
- [2004.08.11] Koi no Telephone GOAL (恋のテレフォン GOAL)
- [2005.04.19] Yume Naraba (夢ならば)
- [2005.08.31] Koi no Hana (恋の花)
- [2005.11.30] Takaramono (as Sen) (たからもの)
- [2006.04.12] Sweet Holic (スイートホリック)
- [2006.06.28] The Stress (ザ・ストレス)
- [2006.10.04] Amasugita Kajitsu (甘すぎた果実)
- [2007.05.09] Too far away ~Onna no Kokoro~ (Too far away ～女のこころ～)
- [2007.10.24] Iki wo Kasanemashou (息を重ねましょう)
- [2008.01.16] 16sai no Koi Nante (with Yajima Maimi) (16歳の恋なんて)
- [2008.12.03] Screen (スクリーン)
- [2010.09.15] Ameagari no Niji no you ni (雨上がりの虹のように)
Main article: Abe Natsumi Concerts
- [2004.10.27] Abe Natsumi First Concert Tour 2004 ~Anata Iro~ (安倍なつみファーストコンサートツアー2004 ～あなた色～)
- [2006.01.25] Abe Natsumi Concert Tour 2005 Aki ~24 Carat~ (安倍なつみコンサートツアー2005秋 ～24カラット～)
- [2006.08.23] Abe Natsumi Concert Tour 2006 Haru ~Otomechikku Bank~ (安倍なつみコンサートツアー2006春 ～おとめちっくBａｎｋ～)
- [2006.12.27] NATSUMI ABE ACOUSTIC LIVE at Shibuya O-EAST
- [2007.07.11] Abe Natsumi Concert Tour 2007 Haru ~25 Vingt-Cinq~ (安倍なつみコンサートツアー２００７春 ２５～ヴァンサンク～)
- [2008.02.06] Abe Natsumi Special Live 2007 Aki ~Acoustic Nacchi~ (安倍なつみ Special Live 2007秋 ～Acousticなっち～)
- [2008.11.05] Abe Natsumi Birthday Special Concert
- [2009.01.28] Abe Natsumi Concert Tour 2008 Aki ~Angelic~ (安倍なつみコンサートツアー2008秋 ～Angelic～)
- [2009.11.11] Abe Natsumi Summer Live Tour 2009 ~Yappari Sneaker ga Suki~ -Tour FINAL- "Arata na Chikai" (安倍なつみ Summer Live Tour 2009～やっぱりスニーカーがすき！～Tour FINAL “新たな誓い”)
- [2011.03.02] Abe Natsumi Fall Tour 2010 ~Autumn Voice~ (安倍なつみ 秋ツアー2010～Autumn Voice～)
- [2012.08.10] Abe Natsumi Birthday Live 2012 ~thanks all~ (安倍なつみ Birthday Live2012 ～thanks all～)
-  Abe Natsumi Special Live 2013 ~twinkle night~
Singles Participated InEdit
- Ai no Tane
- Morning Coffee
- Summer Night Town
- Daite HOLD ON ME!
- Memory Seishun no Hikari
- Manatsu no Kousen
- LOVE Machine
- Koi no Dance Site
- Happy Summer Wedding
- I WISH
- Ren'ai Revolution 21
- Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~
- Souda! We're ALIVE
- Do it! Now
- Koko ni Iruzee!
- Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
- AS FOR ONE DAY
- Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~
- Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT
Morning Musume Sakura GumiEdit
Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen KinentaiEdit
Dream Morning MusumeEdit
H.P. ALL STARSEdit
- Hello! Morning (ハロー！モーニング。, April 9, 2000 – April 1, 2007)
- Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
-  Taiyo musume to umi (太陽娘と海)
-  Aiken Rosinante no Sainan ~Mukai Ryūta no Dōbutsu Nikki! (向井荒太の動物日記～愛犬ロシナンテの災難～)
-  Saigo no Natsuyasumi (最後の夏休み )
-  Shinshun Wide Jidaigeki Mibugishiden~Shinsengumi (新春ワイド時代劇 壬生義士伝～新撰組 )
-  Nurseman (ナースマン)
-  Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (時をかける少女 )
-  Mikeneko Holmes no Hanzaigaku Kouza (三毛猫ホームズの犯罪学講座 )
-  Last Present (ラストプレゼント)
-  Koinu no Waltz (仔犬のワルツ)
-  Takaramono (たからもの)
-  The Hit Parade ~Geinoukai wo Kaeta Otoko, Watanabe Shin Monogatari (ザ・ヒットパレード～芸能界を変えた男・渡辺晋物語～ )
-  Prison Girl (プリズンガール)
-  Konyakusha Kara no Isho ~Tokoutain ni Sasageta 60nen Ai~ (婚約者からの遺書～特攻隊員に捧げた60年愛～ )
-  Natsugumo Agare (夏雲あがれ )
-  Arakawa Under the Bridge (荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ)
- [2006-10-13] Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!)
- [1999-2000] Abe Natsumi no Super Morning Rider (安倍なつみのスーパーモーニングライダー )
- [2001-2003] Airmoni. (エアモニ。)
-  TBC FUN Field Moretsu Moodush (TBC FUNふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)
- [2008-2009] InterFM "FIVE STARS" (on Mondays) (インターFM 「FIVE STARS」)
-  bayfm FRIDAY NIGHT MEETING (Anata ni Aetara) (安倍なつみ「あなたに会えたら」)
-  Love Century - Yume wa Minakerya Hajimaranai (LOVEセンチュリー -夢はみなけりゃ始まらない)
-  Morning Town (モーニングタウン)
-  Edokko Chushingura (江戸っ娘。忠臣蔵)
-  Okaeri. (おかえり。)
-  Ribbon no Kishi: The Musical (リボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル )
-  Hakujaden ~White Lovers~ (白蛇伝～White Lovers～)
-  Gekidan Senior Graffiti Shouwa Kayou Shiataa "FAR AWAY" (劇団シニアグラフィティ 昭和歌謡シアター『FAR AWAY』)
-  Turandot (トゥーランドット)
-  Sanmon Opera (三文オペラ)
-  Little Shop of Horrors (リトルショップ・オブ・ホラーズ)
-  Abe Naikaku (安倍内閣)
-  Kotekino Kanata (狐笛のかなた)
-  Arashiga Oka (嵐が丘)
-  Dracula (ドラキュラ)
-  Morning Cop (モーニング刑事。)
-  Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー)
-  Tottoko Hamutarou - Hamu Hamu Hamuuja! Maboroshi no Princess (とっとこハム太郎 ハムハムハムージャ！幻のプリンセス)
-  [Koinu Dan no Monogatari] (仔犬ダンの物語, "Puppy Dan's Story")
-  Tokkaekko (とっかえっ娘。)
-  Tottoko Hamutarou - Hamu Hamu Grand Prix Aurora Tani no Kiseki - Ribbon-chan Kiki Ippatsu (とっとこハム太郎 ハムハムグランプリン オーロラ谷の奇跡 リボンちゃん危機一髪!)
-  Arakawa Under the Bridge (荒川アンダー ザ ブリッジ)
|#||Title||Release date||ISBN||Photobook Information|
|December 1999||ISBN 4-8470-2556-3||First solo photobook.|
|November 11, 2001||ISBN 4-8470-2685-3||Second solo photobook.|
|February 25, 2004||ISBN 4-8470-2794-9||Third solo photobook.|
|–||Natsumi Abe in Hello! Project 2004 Summer||September 28, 2004||ISBN 4-8124-1836-4|
|May 27, 2005||ISBN 4-8470-2864-3||Forth solo photobook.|
|–||Abe Natsumi - Triangle Energy|
(後浦なつみ Triangle Energy)
|July 6, 2005||ISBN 4-8124-2249-3|
|5||Alo-Hello! Abe Natsumi|
|November 1, 2005||ISBN 4-0489-4262-X||Fifth solo photobook.|
|6||Écru||June 12, 2006||ISBN 4-8470-2938-0||Sixth solo photobook.|
|7||sCene||March 28, 2007||ISBN 978-4-0489-4487-8||Seventh solo photobook.|
|8||Cám Ơn||November 25, 2007||ISBN 4-8470-4053-8||Eighth solo photobook. Photographed in Vietnam.|
|9||End Of Summer||August 27, 2008||ISBN 4-8470-4053-8||Eighth solo photobook. Photographed in Vietnam.|
|10||Natsu-Mi||October 30, 2010||ISBN 4-8470-4053-8||Eighth solo photobook. Photographed in Vietnam.|
|11||Subway||July 14, 2012||Ninth solo photobook.|
|1||Pocket Morning Musume (Vol.2)|
|September 2003||ISBN 4-8463-0526-0|
|–||Natsumi Abe & Berryz Koubou - Hello! Project 2005 Summer||May 25, 2005||ISBN 4-9025-7705-4|
|–||Natsumi Abe & v-u-den - Hello! Project 2006 Winter||April 2006||ISBN 4-8124-2677-4|
Essay books Edit
|1||Album - 1998–2003||April 2003||ISBN 4-8470-1499-5|
|2||Sensei no Dōyōki Ushitsu Isshoni Utaō! Kuizu Tsuki Dōyō Zenshū|
|July 2003||ISBN 4-0610-4696-9|
|3||22 Sai no Nacchi22歳のなっち||September 2003||ISBN 4-8846-9335-3|
|4||Believe||October 2003||ISBN 4-8980-9137-7|
|5||Abe Natsumi Photo & Essay Yōkō (Hikari)|
|May 21, 2004||ISBN 4-8124-1
- Natsumi Abe 2004 Calendar (October 2003)
- Natsumi Abe 2005 Calendar (September 2004)
- Natsumi Abe 2006 Calendar (October 12, 2005)
- Natsumi Abe 2007 Calendar (October 2006)
- Natsumi Abe 2010 Calendar (August 2010)
- [2005.11.02] Alo-Hello! Abe Natsumi DVD (アロハロ! 安倍なつみ DVD)
- [2007.03.28] Alo-Hello! 2 Abe Natsumi DVD (アロハロ! 2 安倍なつみ DVD)
- [2007.03.28] SCENE Making DVD ~Special Edition~ (SCENE メイキングDVD ～特別編集版～)
- [2008.09.03] Nacchural.
- [2010.11.03] Natsu Umi (夏 海)
- Attended Hokkaido Noboribetsu High School (currently known as Hokkaido Noboribetsu Seiryou High School).
- Tsuji Nozomi calls her "Nachimi." Nakazawa Yuko and Yasuda Kei sometimes call her "Natsuan". Rinne was the first person to call her "Naccho". Yaguchi Mari calls her "Nacchio"
- Abe has credited her desire to become a singer during her time in middle school when she was feeling depressed after being bullied, she heard JUDY AND MARY's "Chiisa na Koro Kara" playing on the radio. Even now, she still has a great deal of respect for YUKI, the former lead singer of the band.
- Abe got the name of "Natsumi" from a 1979 TV drama series called "Chotto My Way" in which Momoi Kaori played the main character named "Asai Natsumi," and Abe's mother decided to name her daughter "Natsumi."
- As shown on ASAYAN, she originally wasn't the main vocalist for Morning Coffee. Iida Kaori was original main vocalist, but Tsunku changed his mind, and the rest is history.
- She is pretty good at table tennis.
- She and Iida Kaori were both born in the same hospital. They share the same month in birthday with only 2 days apart.
- She is the fourth former Morning Musume member to only graduate from Morning Musume and not Hello! Project. The first being Nakazawa Yuko, the second being Goto Maki, and the third being Yasuda Kei.
- Niigaki Risa is actually her fan.
Total Sales CountEdit
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