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Heike Michiyo (平家充代; Hello! Project stage name 平家 みちよ), later known simply as Michiyo (みちよ), is a Japanese pop singer. She is considered to be the first Hello! Project member due to winning the ASAYAN audition. She left Hello! Project in 2002 and went on to become an indie soloist producing her own music.
Heike Michiyo was born on April 6, 1979, in Nabari, Mie, Japan. She began writing songs in middle school.
In August 1997, Heike won the "Sharam Q Rock Vocalist Audition" that Tsunku held on the TV show ASAYAN between April and August on TV Tokyo to find a new female vocalist for his band Sharam Q.
On November 5, 1997, Heike's debut single, GET (which was the song all the girls had to sing in the final round of the Sharam Q audition), produced by Sharam Q, was released on the Warner Music Japan label. The single peaked at #24 on the weekly Oricon charts, charting for six weeks.
Heike never actually joined Sharam Q, but still went on to become a solo artist in Hello! Project under the name Heike Michiyo.
On November 6, 1997, her first live event was held at the Nippon Budokan to an audience of ten thousand.
In April 1998, She joined the radio show "Sound Planet" which she stayed on as a regular until 2002. She also appeared as a mini regular on the television shows Taiyou Musume to Umi and Wine Musume Koi Monogatari.
Starting October 4, 1998, she also had her own radio show called "Heike Michiyo Teenage Beat!", which lasted until the beginning of 1999.
Throughout 1999, Heike hosted a reality/infotainment show alongside Nakazawa Yuko titled Idol wo Sagase!.
On April 3, 1999, she started another radio show, "Heike Michiyo Weekend Rendezvous" to replace "Heike Michiyo Teenage Beat!" This show ran for over two years before ending in September 2001.
Heike participated as a member of Hello! Project's shuffle unit Kiiro 5.
In October of 2000, she joined the late-night mini-series, Diary Beautiful Girl, Beautiful Girl Diary 2, a mini-drama, that lasted till 2001.
In April 2001, she joined the Tokyo, late-night mini-series Pretty Education, that lasted till September of the same year.
In May 2001, she starred in the musical LOVE Century -Yume wa Minakerya Hajimaranai-, along with Morning Musume.
Heike participated in the shuffle unit 7nin Matsuri.
In October 2001, she joined the late-night mini-series, New Anime Diary, that lasted till March of 2002.
In July 2002, Heike participated in the shuffle unit Sexy 8.
In March of 2007, Michiyo announced on her blog that she was three months pregnant and had married the father of her child. On November 1st, 2007, she gave birth to a baby girl.
On October 13, 2012, at 12:23 A.M., her second child, a son, was born.
On December 31st, Heike made her first H!P-related performance in 11 years, at the New Year's countdown show.
On December 20, she held a mini-live titled Michiyo Acoustic Mini Live. This was her first live show in six years.
- Name: Heiko Michiyo (平家充代)
- Stage Name: Heike Michiyo (平家みちよ); Michiyo (みちよ)
- Birthdate: April 6, 1979
- Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
- Blood type: B
- Hello! Project Status:
- [1997.08.31] Member
- [2002.11.07] Graduated
- Eastern Zodiac: Goat
- Western Zodiac: Aries
- Hobbies: Mairi Shrine, travel, novel writing, aroma, and floor cleaner
- Other details:
- Respects: JS BACH
- Favorite Colors: White, Gold, Pink
- Favorite Words: Confidence and charm, Rainbow, Crystal, Angel, Wings, Love, World
- Favorite Places: home, Los Angeles, Hawaii
- Favorite Brands: Justin Davis, Cartier, VelVet Stone, and Play boy.
- Favorite Food: Taishi Akira, crab, and peperoncino
- Disliked Food: Celery
- Favorite Songs: true colors by CYNDY LAUPER, Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio, You Gotta Be by Des'ree, Habanera by Bizet, Vltava by B. Smetana, and Violin Concerto in D minor for two 2 by JS BACH
- Hello! Project Shuffle Groups:
Under Hello! Project
With Morning Musume:
- [1998.09.30] Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ OST (#1 Dakedo Aishisugite' -Mix for Screen, #2 Onegai Nail (Heike Michiyo & Morning Musume), #5 Tsuyoku naranakucha...ne)
As Michiyo (independent):
Under Hello! Project
- [1997.11.05] GET
- [1998.02.15] Sotsugyou ~TOP OF THE WORLD~
- [1998.07.01] Daikirai
- [1998.10.25] Dakedo Aishisugite
- [1999.02.10] Anata no Yume ni Naritai
- [1999.07.28] scene
- [2000.05.17] One Room Natsu no Koi Monogatari
- [2000.08.09] Ai no Chikara
- [2001.02.07] Kekkyoku Bye Bye Bye
- [2001.11.07] Propose
- [2002.06.05] Murasaki Shikibu
As Michiyo (Independent)
- [04.07.1998-06.30.1998] Sun Girl and the Sea (TV Tokyo) - Cast
- [10.02.1998-02.18.1998] Wine girl love story (Tokyo)
- [01.05.1999-12.28.1999] Sagase idols! ( Tokyo , The program ends on March 26, 2002)
- [01.04.2000-03.29.2000] Morning. Navel (Tokyo, The program ends September 29, 2000)
- Tokyo, late-night mini-series Band Show
- [10.2.2000-03.30.2001] Diary Beautiful Girl, Beautiful Girl Diary 2 (TV Tokyo [ diary girl in a mini-drama])
- [04.02.2001-09.28.2001] Pretty Education (Tokyo)
- [10.01.2001- 03.29.2002] New Anime Diary (TV Tokyo)
- [04.03.1998-09.27.2002-03.12.2008] Saundopuranetto ( BERRY RADIO )
- [10.04.1998-03.28.1999] Heike Michiyo Teenage Beat! ( FM Mie)
- [04.03.1999-09.30-2001] Heike Michiyo Uikuendorandeu ( FM Mie )
- [01.2001-03.2002] Heike Michiyo until either ( a favor in January 2001 - March 2002)
- [06.10.2001-10.05.2002] Heike ★ Hetchara regards Yossui ( CBC )
- MAX MUSIC Yuan Tan ( MBS Radio )
- [05.03.2001-05.27.2001] LOVE Century -Yume wa Minakerya Hajimaranai- - (Morning. Cast)
-  Heike Michiyo, Morning Musume First Concert "HELLO!" (平家みちよ・モーニング娘。ファーストコンサート「HELLO!」)
-  Morning Musume/Heike Michiyo "Morning Cop Daite Hold on Me!" (モーニング娘。・平家みちよ「モーニング刑事。抱いて HOLD ON ME!」) (screening/photo session/mini live/handshake event tour)
-  Morning Musume/Heike Michiyo school festival "Morning Cop Daite Hold on Me!" (モーニング娘。・平家みちよ学園祭「モーニング刑事。抱いて HOLD ON ME!」) (screening/mini live)
-  Heike Michiyo "Sotsugyou Memorial Live" (平家みちよ「卒業メモリアルライブ」)
-  Jecica Release Event/Azumazaka Tour '04 (「JECICA発売記念・東阪ツアー'04」)
-  Koimizuki Release Even/Azamazaka Tour '05 (「恋水姫発売記念・東阪ツアー'05」)
-  Michiyo Tour 2005 "Unaffected" (みちよ Tour 2005 『unaffected』)
- Her love of music began in elementary school as she studied classical composers and in junior high school (with other students), she started writing lyrics and started composing.
- Known to be the first member and leader of Hello! Project.
- Nakazawa Yuko (who is six years older than her) referred to her as "Dai Senpai," or "Big Leader."
- She graduated from high school in Osaka
- Shares the same birthday with S/mileage member Katsuta Rina
Total Sales CountEdit
|Year||Year Sales||Total Sales|
|Singles||Major: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11|
Indies: 01, 02
|Albums||Original: Teenage Dream|
Best: For ourself ~Single History~
Indies: JECICA, Koimizuki, Fantasia
Soundtrack: Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~
|Participated Units||Kiiro 5, 7nin Matsuri, Sexy 8|