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Murata Megumi
村田めぐみ
Megumimurata
Background Information
Also Known As Mechi, Mura, Megumin, "Doctor"
Born March 3, 1981 (1981-03-03) (age 35)
Origin Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Capricorn Capricorn
Height 160cm
Genres Japanese Pop
Occupation Singer
Years Active 2000-2011, 2013
Label Zetima
Associated Acts Melon Kinenbi, 10-nin Matsuri, Odoru 11, 11WATER, H.P. All Stars
Blog http://archive.is/20130218214543/ameblo.jp/murata-megumi/ Official Ameblo Blog (archived)

Murata Megumi (村田めぐみ) is a singer formerly under UP-FRONT Agency. She graduated from Hello! Project with the rest of the Elder Club in 2009, and was a member of Melon Kinenbi until their disbandment in 2010. In 2011, she retired from show business, but she has participated in a couple of events with the briefly reunited Melon Kinenbi since then.

BiographyEdit

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Murata Megumi, 2009

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Murata Megumi, 2008

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Murata Megumi, 2007

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Murata Megumi, 2006

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Murata Megumi, 2005

1999Edit

Murata passed the second Morning Musume & Heike Michiyo Imōtobun Audition Morning Musume & Michiyo Heike Imōtobun Audition, out of about 4,000 total people to audition. The final four were: Saito Hitomi, Murata, Ohtani Masae, and Shibata Ayumi were chosen to form a new Hello! Project group, called Melon Kinenbi. Murata was originally leader of the group at the time of its founding in 1999, until leadership was given to Saito in September 2002.

2006Edit

She was easily recognizable amidst the ever-growing Hello! Project because she was currently the only member who wore glasses full-time, since they first appeared during the promotion of MI DA RA Matenrou. However, since 2006 she has appeared without her glasses and started wearing contacts.

2009Edit

Megumi graduated from the Hello! Project with the Elder Club in March 2009, but continued with Melon Kinenbi until the group separated in May 2010.

2010Edit

In May 2010, Melon Kinenbi officially disbanded.

It was announced in June 26, 2010, that Murata would remain contracted and re-signed with Up-Front Agency, the company behind Hello! Project, and pursue a solo career.

On July 1, 2010, Murata altered her stage name slightly, as of writing it in all-katakana (ムラタメグミ) instead. She also opened up a blog in July.

In August, Megumi opened up a Twitter account.

2011Edit

On March 2, 2011, It was announced through her blog that Murata would soon be leaving the Entertainment Industry. Though Murata had planned on leaving March 31, 2011, she cancelled her planned graduation due to her family's being affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.

As of March 31, 2011, Murata Megumi has officially left Up Front Agency as planned. She posted on her blog a short message saying goodbye to show business and Up Front Agency as well as posting a goodbye message to her fans for 11 years of support.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Murata Megumi (村田めぐみ)
  • Nicknames: Mechi, Mura, Megumin, "Doctor"
  • Birthday: March 3, 1981 (1981-03-03) (age 35)
  • Birthplace: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood type: O
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Hobbies: Enjoying movies, collecting tiny items, reading
  • Special skills: Drawing portraits, giving pieces of advice
  • Favorite colors: Purple, baby pink, iridescent
  • Favorite flowers: Hydrangeas, daffodils, cherry blossoms, pink roses, sweetpeas
  • Favorite season: Spring
  • Favorite movies: Chicago, Forrest Gump
  • Favorite word: Cuticles
  • Favorite food: Mapo tofu
  • Disliked food: Meat
  • Favorite song: Koi Hitoyo
  • Hello! Project groups:
  • Shuffle units:

Singles Featured InEdit

Melon KinenbiEdit

10nin MatsuriEdit

Odoru 11Edit

11WATEREdit

H.P. ALL STARSEdit

Solo SongsEdit

  • [2007.12.12] Lunch (ランチ)

WorksEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • [2005.11.11-2005.11.15/2005.11.29-2005.11.30] Majojjo Rika-chan no Magical Biyuden (魔女っ娘。梨華ちゃんのマジカル美勇
  • [2005.08.18-2006.09.29] Musume Dokyu! (娘DOKYU!)
  • [2008.03.25-??] Ikkakusenkin Yamawake Q! "Sekininsha wa Omae da!" (一攫千金ヤマワケQ! "責任者はお前だ!")

RadioEdit

  • [2005.04.01-2008.03.29] TBC Fun Field Mōretsu Mōdasshu (ふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)
  • [2008.04.05-2008.06.28] Hello! Project Melon Kinenbi no "Muratajio" (ハロー!プロジェクト メロン記念日の“ムラタジオ)
  • [2010-??-?? - ??] Satomi Doi no Yokohama Lohas" Radio Honjitsu (「土井里美のヨコハマろはす」ラジオ日本)

TheaterEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • Murata became the first (and to date only) member of Melon Kinenbi to be included on Hello! Project's official list of graduates, being the only member still with Up-Front.
  • For several years her "trademark" within the group was wearing glasses. But since 2006, she has rarely worn them, saying that the glasses had become "too comfortable" to her - while performing she wears contact lenses, but still wears glasses at home.
  • Originally she was the group's leader, but she felt unfit for the task and the responsibility was given to the second-oldest member, Saito Hitomi. She then became sub-leader.
  • Murata was one of the more active members of the group, appearing regularly on Hello! Morning, and hosting concerts.

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

Leader of Melon Kinenbi
1999 - 2002

Succeeded by
Saito Hitomi

External LinksEdit


Melon Kinenbi
Former Members
Saito Hitomi (L), Murata Megumi (SL), Otani Masae, Shibata Ayumi
Singles
Major: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Indies: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Other: ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!
Albums
Original: 1st Anniversary, THE Nimaime, MELON'S NOT DEAD
Mini: Melon Juice
Best: FRUITY KILLER TUNE, MEGA MELON, URA MELON
Other
Concerts


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