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Iida Kaori
飯田圭織
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Iida Kaori, July 2016
Background Information
Also Known As Kaorin (かおりん?)
Johnson
Born August 8, 1981 (1981-08-08) (age 37)
Origin Hokkaido, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Leo Leo
Height 168cm
Genres J-Pop, Euro-enka
Occupation Singer, actress, model
Years Active 1997-present
(21 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (1997-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION(2012-2013)
UP-FRONT CREATE (2013-present)
Label zetima
Chichuukai
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Tanpopo, Morning Musume Otome Gumi, Aoiro 7, 10-nin Matsuri, Odoru 11, 11WATER, Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, H.P. All Stars, Puripuri Pink, Dream Morning Musume
Blog Iida Kaori Official Blog
Morning Musume Information
Joined September 7, 1997
Generation 1st Generation
Member Color       Dark Blue
Graduated January 30, 2005

Iida Kaori (飯田圭織) is a Japanese pop singer, actress, and talent under UP-FRONT CREATE. She is best known as a founding member of the Hello! Project pop group Morning Musume, which she also became the second-ever leader of the group. She was also a member of the Morning Musume sub-group Tanpopo, as well as Dream Morning Musume.

She is known for keeping her hair long throughout her Morning Musume career and also for "spacing out" frequently.

BiographyEdit

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Iida Kaori, 2013

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Iida Kaori, April 2011

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Iida Kaori, 2010

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Iida Kaori, December 2005

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Iida Kaori, May 2004

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Iida Kaori, Febrary 2004 in Otome Gumi

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Iida Kaori, January 2004

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Iida Kaori, November 2003

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Iida Kaori, February 2003

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Iida Kaori, 2002

Early LifeEdit

Iida Kaori was born on August 8, 1981 in Muroran, Hokkaido Prefecture.

1997Edit

In 1997, Iida was one of 10 runners-up in a talent contest for a new female vocalist for the rock band Sharam Q, which was fronted by Tsunku. After the contest, Tsunku offered Iida and four of the other runners-up (Abe Natsumi, Nakazawa Yuko, Ishiguro Aya, and Fukuda Asuka) the chance to be taken under his wing on one condition: They sell 50,000 CDs of their song "Ai no Tane" within 5 days. The quintet accomplished that task in 4 days and formed Morning Musume.[1][2]

1999-2001Edit

In 1999, Tsunku placed Iida into sub-group Tanpopo with Ishiguro Aya and 2nd generation Morning Musume member Yaguchi Mari. They specialized in singing slower, more mature songs. Together they made four singles and one album. After Ishiguro graduated from Morning Musume and Tanpopo in January 2000, Iida and Yaguchi performed Tanpopo songs as a duet until Tsunku placed 4th generation Morning Musume members Kago Ai and Ishikawa Rika into the sub-group. Tanpopo's style was also given a revamping, with songs being more upbeat and pop-ish, but nonetheless still slower than Morning Musume. In this formation, Tanpopo released 3 more singles, a compilation album, and a compilation DVD.

In 2000, Hello! Project's first shuffle units were created in March and Iida was made a member of the punk-rock themed group, Aoiro 7.

After Morning Musume's then-leader, Nakazawa Yuko, graduated in the spring 2001, Iida took on the role as the group's leader.

In July 2001, Hello! Project's annual shuffle units debuted and Iida was made a member of 10nin Matsuri.

2002Edit

In July, Tanpopo, along with other Morning Musume sub-groups Petitmoni and Minimoni, experienced changes in their membership; partly due to graduating Morning Musume members and partly to showcase the newer members. As a result, Iida graduated from Tanpopo along with Yaguchi Mari and Kago Ai.

Hello! Project's 2002 shuffle units debuted in July and Iida was made a member of Odoru♡11.

This year, Iida began pursuing a solo career. She released two albums outside of Hello! Project in which she sang covers of French, Greek, and Italian songs (in their respective languages). She also had two singles in Japanese, released in advance of her impending graduation from Morning Musume—though still set in a Mediterranean-esque style; many Western fans of Morning Musume and Hello! Project have described the style of Iida's solo material as "Euro-enka". In Morning Musume, Iida mostly sang harmony with a few solo lines. Her signature song in Morning Musume is "Yume no Naka", from the group's first album.

2003Edit

Hello! Project's 2003 shuffle units debuted in July and Iida was made a member of 11Water.

In September, Morning Musume was "split" into 2 sub-groups, and Iida was made leader of Morning Musume Otome Gumi.

2004Edit

In May, it was announced that Iida would be graduating from Morning Musume. She would be graduating during the 2005 spring tour.[3]

There was only one annual shuffle unit formed in December 2004, the H.P. All Stars, and it was comprised of all the then-current talents of Hello! Project. Iida was the only member of Hello! Project to have participated in all shuffle units since the tradition started.

On December 29, Iida released her third album, Avenir ~Mirai~, this time within Hello! Project and in Japanese.

2005Edit

On January 30, Iida graduated from Morning Musume to further pursue her solo career. Yaguchi Mari took over her role as Morning Musume's leader upon Iida's graduation. At the time, her tenure of over 7 years was the longest of any Morning Musume member.

In June, Iida Kaori was made a member of the shuffle unit Puripuri Pink.

On December 21, Iida released Plein d'Amour ~Ai ga Ippai~, her fourth album. This album featured songs in Japanese and many European cover songs in their original languages. This was her first album to be released since she graduated from Morning Musume.

2007Edit

In early 2007, Iida was chosen alongside Abe Natsumi, Goto Maki, Niigaki Risa and Kusumi Koharu to be a member of Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, a unit created to celebrate Morning Musume's 10th anniversary. Their first single, "Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA", was released on January 24.

2009Edit

After the tragic death of her first son, she stated that in his memory, she would continue her career. She returned to the concert stage at the Hello! Project 2009 Winter Elder Club Kouen ~Thank you for your LOVE!~ tour, her first performance in one year and four months. She also performed at the Hello! Project 2009 Winter Kettei! Hello☆Pro Award '09 ~Elder Club Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ concert on February 1, in which she commemorated her graduation from Hello! Project along with 21 other Elder Club members.[4]

Beginning in April, she joined M-line club.[5]

2010Edit

In September, an event for Morning Musume's 1st generation members was announced to take place on January 13 and November 20. The members were set to give a small performance and give fans a chance to interact with them at a small venue and listen to them sing many of the songs they sang when they first joined Morning Musume.[6]

Also in September, she joined the new unit Afternoon Musume with seven other OG members to promote Georgia coffee drinks.[7]

On December 23, Iida held a Christmas special live, titled Kaori Iida Christmas Live 2010 Ce Soir,tu es mon Pére Noël à moi ~Konya wa Anata ga Santa Claus~.[8]

2011Edit

On January 27, Iida announced on her blog that she would be holding two small live events in February. She said that she would be performing love songs at Vinoteca Stage and they will be love themed for Valentine’s Day. The event dates would be held on February 8 and on February 14.

On January 28, it was announced that Iida was part of the OG member group Dream Morning Musume and that they would be releasing the groups first album, called Dorimusu ①, on April 20.

2013-2017Edit

On October 1, 2013, she was transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE.

On July 20, 2016, Iida released her fifth solo album and her first release since 2005, titled ONDAS.

In 2017, the unit Morning Musume 20th was formed to celebrate Morning Musume's 20th anniversary. The unit was formed by the five original members, including Iida, and the fourteen members of Morning Musume '17.[9]

Personal LifeEdit

On January 9, 2018, Iida announced that her father, who was being medically treated for an illness for the past four years, had suddenly passed away at age 60 at the end of 2017.[10]

On July 6, 2007, Iida's agency announced that she was ten weeks pregnant and getting married to Kenji (full name Nakagawa Kenji), a former member of the disbanded rock band 7HOUSE, which was produced by Tsunku.[11] Her marriage was registered the next day. Iida went on a maternity leave after the last Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai Concert Tour 2007 Natsu ~Thank You My Dearest~ concert on September 1.

On February 3, 2008, Iida released a statement to her fanclub that she had given birth to a baby boy on January 22 at 10:30 am.[12] Tragically, it was announced on November 28 that her son had died on July 27 from renal failure. He was hospitalized immediately after being born due to kidney problems, and Iida spent her time going to and from the hospital to visit him. But in April, he was released from the hospital, and she began spending her days looking after him at home.[13]

On December 25, 2012, Iida announced on her blog that she was pregnant with her second child. Iida reported, "I’ve entered my stable period and I’m due next spring! Day after day, I wasn’t feeling very well… but now, I’m very healthy and recently, I feel small movements in my stomach. I love our child and I’m looking forward to its everyday growth." She continued, "It will become lively from now on, but please continue to support me."[14] Her son was born on May 14, 2013, healthy and weighing 2.9kg.[15]

On May 1, 2017, Iida announced that she was pregnant with her third child and would give birth in the fall.[16] Her first daughter was born that September 19.[17]

ProfileEdit

  • Hobbies: Drawing
  • Special skills: Communicating, making puns
  • Favorite color: Red
  • Favorite flowers: Roses, tulips
  • Favorite season: Summer
  • Favorite words: LOVE & PEACE
  • Favorite food: Oysters, scallions, cream bread
  • Disliked food: Fried tofu, bacon

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

# Release Date Title
1 2003-04-23 Os Avrio ~Ai wa Matte Kurenai~ (オサヴリオ ~愛は待ってくれない~)
2 2003-10-22 Paradinome ~Koi ni Mi wo Yudanete~ (パラディノメ ~恋に身をゆだねて~)
3 2004-12-29 Avenir ~Mirai~ (アヴニール ~未来~)
4 2005-12-21 Plein d'Amour ~Ai ga Ippai~ (プラン・ダムール~愛がいっぱい~)
5 2016-07-20 ONDAS

SinglesEdit

# Release Date Title
1 2004.02.04 Aegekai ni Dakarete (エーゲ海に抱かれて)
2 2004.07.28 Door no Mukou de Bell ga Natteta (ドアの向こうでBellが鳴ってた)

CompilationsEdit

  • [2004.12.22] Hello! Project - Petit Best 5 (#14 Aegekai ni Dakarete)
  • [2005.12.21] Hello! Project - Petit Best 6 (#10 Sakura no Hana ga Saku Koro)

Solo SongsEdit

Group SongsEdit

DVDsEdit

ConcertsEdit

  • [2007.??.??] Shounan SPECIAL LIVE 2007 ~Ajisai~ Vol. 6 Iida Kaori (湘南SPECIAL LIVE 2007~あじさい~Vol.6 飯田圭織)

Singles Participated InEdit

Morning MusumeEdit

TanpopoEdit

Morning Musume 20thEdit

Morning Musume Otome GumiEdit

Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen KinentaiEdit

Aoiro 7Edit

10-nin MatsuriEdit

Odoru 11Edit

11WATEREdit

H.P. ALL STARSEdit

Puripuri PinkEdit

Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit

Dream Morning MusumeEdit

WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

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TV ShowsEdit

  • [2000] Morning Musume no Heso (モーニング娘。のへそ)
  • [2000] Friday Night wa Onegai! Morning (フライデーナイトはお願い!モーニング)
  • [2000-2005] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング)
  • [2004] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)

TV DramasEdit

New drama

  • [1998] Taiyo Musume to Umi (太陽娘と海)
  • [2001] Kochira Dai San Shaikabu (こちら第三社会部)
  • [2002] Mikeneko Holmes no Hanzaigaku Kouza (三毛猫ホームズの犯罪学講座)
  • [2012] Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
  • [2012] Hancho ~Keishicho asaka han~ Dai 6・7 wa (ハンチョウ〜警視庁安積班〜 第6・7話)

AnimeEdit

  • [2011] Pink no Bulldog ~Utau WAN WAN~ (as Kororo)

CommercialsEdit

  • [2000] Glico Mousse Pocky

RadioEdit

  • [2003-03-??] Iida Kaori - Konya mo Koushin Chū! (飯田圭織・今夜も交信中!)
  • [2005-04-02] Chichukai Sound Stroll (地中海 Sound Stroll)

TheatreEdit

  • [2011.03.15-21] SAMURAI Banka ~Boushuu Bakumastuhen~ (SAMURAI挽歌~房州幕末編~)
  • [2011.08.31-09.11] Torimakashi produce "Shimokita hakoniwa HERATs" (トリマカシproduce「下北箱庭HERATs」)

PublicationsEdit

PhotobooksEdit

SoloEdit

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# Title Release date ISBN
1 Kaori KAORI Kaori (かおりKAORI圭織) 2002-05-02 ISBN 4-8470-2708-6
2 Hello! Project 2005 Winter All-Stars Dairanbu ~A HAPPY NEW POWER! Iida Kaori Sotsugyo Special~ (オールスターズ大乱舞~飯田圭織卒業スペシャル~) 2005.03.16 ISBN 4-8124-2077-6

GroupEdit

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# Title Release date ISBN
1 Hamilton Island Morning Musume (with Morning Musume) 2001.01.18  ?
2 Chain! Chain! Chain! (with Morning Musume) 2002.03.01  ?
3 Morning Musume Gonagoto Photobook 2002.03.28  ?
4 ポケットモーニング娘。〈Vol.2〉 (Pocket Morning Musume. (Volume 2)) (With Abe Natsumi, Yaguchi Mari, Goto Maki) 2003-09-??  ?
5 Alo-Hello! Morning Musume (アロハロ! モーニング娘。写真集) (with Morning Musume) 2004.11.17  ?
6 エーゲ海―相田翔子&飯田圭織 (The Agean: Shoko Aida & Kaori Iida) 2004-01-28 ISBN 4-0489-4254-9
7 Hello! Project 2005 Winter オールスターズ大乱舞 ~A HAPPY NEW POWER! 飯田圭織卒業スペシャル (Hello! Project 2005 Winter All-Stars Dairanbu ~A HAPPY NEW POWER! Iida Kaori Sotsugyo Special~) 2005-03-16  ?

Essay BooksEdit

  • [1999-05-??/2001-06-??] Paranoia Diary (パラノイアダイアリー, Paranoia Daiarī)
  • [2001-12-??] Sketchbook of Heart (心のスケッチブック。, Kokoro no Suketchi Bukku)
  • [2002-12-??] Lion's Margin (ライオンのマルジャン, Raion no Marujan) (with Kamata Toshi)

MagazinesEdit

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  • [2001.11] TV Guide

TriviaEdit

  • As a member of Morning Musume, Iida had the most singles under her belt with a grand total of 26 (including “Ai no Tane”) until 5th Generation members Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa surpassed this in 2009.
  • Iida is an experienced acoustic guitar player.
  • Her nickname, “Johnson,” comes from the hosts of Utaban constantly referring to her as such. The origin comes from the February 16, 1999 episode where Ishibashi Takaaki decided to associate each member with a baseball player (so he could remember them easier), and Iida supposedly resembled Davey Johnson. Iida’s nickname is the only one that stuck.
  • She is the only member of Hello! Project to have been in a shuffle unit each year, and each year she has been in the largest group, with the exception of 2005, in which she was in Puripuri Pink which tied Elegies for largest, both with four members.
  • She attended Hokkaido Sapporo Tousei High School and later transferred to Tokyo Municipal Yoyogi High School, where she attended alongside SPEED member Uehara Takako.
  • She loves to draw and has published a few children’s books.
  • Her long hair was a trademark of her image, but she cut it short not long after her graduation from Morning Musume. Since then, she has grown it out long again.
  • Fans and members have remarked that she must be “communicating with aliens,” due to her frequent blank and spacey expressions.
  • She, Yasuda Kei, and Ishikawa Rika appeared in the TV Drama Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen.
  • She is the one who came up with the nickname “Ayaya” for Matsuura Aya.
  • She helped Maeda Yuki join Hello! Project.
  • Prior to joining Morning Musume, she appeared in a battery commercial back in Sapporo. She was even a finalist in Komuro Tetsuya’s auditions held by ASAYAN at the same time.
  • She once said in an interview that her dream was to be a happy mother.
  • She considers herself her rival.
  • She was the last one to leave Morning Musume in her generation.
  • She was the youngest member to become leader of Morning Musume until 9th leader Fukumura Mizuki.
  • At the Dream Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai, she was the only one to change her hairstyle during the concert, appearing at the encore with a welded tail on her left shoulder, while she had her hair down her back for the entire concert up until that point.
  • She is the sixth former Morning Musume member to only graduate from Morning Musume and not Hello! Project. The first being Nakazawa Yuko, the second being Goto Maki, the third being Yasuda Kei, the fourth being Abe Natsumi, and the fifth being Tsuji Nozomi and Kago Ai.
  • She and Junjun are the tallest members of Morning Musume.
  • She and Abe Natsumi were born in the same hospital 2 days apart from each other.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Nakazawa Yuko

Leader of Morning Musume
2001–2005

Succeeded by
Yaguchi Mari

Preceded by
First

Leader of Morning Musume Otome Gumi
2003–2004

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
First

Longest serving member of Morning Musume
2005–2009

Succeeded by
Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa

Family TreeEdit

   
   
Nakagawa Kenji
(b.1979)
   
   
   
   
   
   
Iida Kaori
(b.1981)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
First Son
(2008)
   
   
Second Son
(b.2013)
   
   
First Daughter
(b.2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "モーニング娘。" (in Japanese). ASAYAN. 1997-09-14.
  2. "モーニング娘。'14『結成17年目★再評価のワケとは? 2014年はさらなる“勝負”へ』" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2014-01-29.
  3. Tsunku, Iida Kaori, Ishikawa Rika. "モーニング娘。に関してつんく♂及び飯田圭織・石川梨華より皆様へメッセージが届きました。" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2004-05.
  4. "ハロプロよ永遠なれ!なっち、あややら感涙の卒業ライブ" (in Japanese). natalie. 2009-02-03.
  5. "HOME." (in Japanese). M-line club official site. 2009-04-05. (Archived)
  6. http://www.up-fc.jp/m-line/news_Info.php?id=1301
  7. "娘。OGがジョージアCMで新ユニット「アフタヌーン娘δ」" (in Japanese). natalie. 2010-09-07.
  8. http://blog.oricon.co.jp/iikaori/archive/803/0
  9. "モーニング娘。オリジナル&現役メンバーのコラボシングル「愛の種(20th Anniversary Ver.)」配信限定でリリース!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-11-01.
  10. "父。" (in Japanese). Iida Kaori Official Blog. 2018-01-09.
  11. "[飯田圭織] 妊娠3ヶ月、元7HOUSEケンジと結婚へ" (in Japanese). natalie. 2007-07-06.
  12. "元モー娘。飯田圭織が男児を出産!「喜びと感動に溢れ、涙が止まりませんでした」" (in Japanese). eltha. 2008-02-03.
  13. "元モー娘。飯田圭織、長男が6カ月で死去 腎臓疾患で闘病…朝に様子が急変" (in Japanese). Daily Sports online. 2008-11-29.
  14. "元モー娘。飯田圭織が第2子妊娠 来春出産予定「毎日の成長がとても楽しみ」" (in Japanese). eltra. 2012-12-25.
  15. "元モー娘。飯田が第2子男児出産「幸せいっぱい」 " (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2013-05-14.
  16. "ご報告。" (in Japanese). Iida Kaori Official Blog. 2017-05-01.
  17. "ご報告。" (in Japanese). Iida Kaori Official Blog. 2017-09-19.

External LinksEdit


Iida Kaori
Singles
01, 02
Albums
01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Participated Units
Morning Musume, Tanpopo, Aoiro 7, 10nin Matsuri, Odoru♡11, 11WATER, H.P. All Stars, Puripuri Pink, Dream Morning Musume


Tanpopo
Former Members
1st Gen: Ishiguro Aya, Iida Kaori, Yaguchi Mari
2nd Gen: Ishikawa Rika, Kago Ai
3rd Gen: Konno Asami, Niigaki Risa, Shibata Ayumi
4th Gen/#: Kamei Eri, Mitsui Aika, Kumai Yurina, Okai Chisato
Singles
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Albums
Original: TANPOPO 1
Best: All of Tanpopo, Tanpopo / Petitmoni Mega Best
Other
Tanpopo Single V Clips ①
Related Units
Morning Musume, Minimoni, Melon Kinenbi, Berryz Koubou, ℃-ute