Haruka Kudo (singer)

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This article is about the Morning Musume member. For the Japanese voice actress, see Haruka Kudō (voice actress).
Haruka Kudō
工藤遥
Also known as Kudū (くどぅー?)[1][2]
Born (1999-10-27) October 27, 1999 (age 14)
Origin Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Genres Japanese pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2010–present
Labels Zetima
Associated acts Hello! Pro Egg (2010–2011)
Morning Musume (2011–present)
Hello! Project Mobekimasu
Website helloproject.com/morningmusume

Haruka Kudō (工藤 遥 Kudō Haruka?, born on October 27, 1999 in Saitama Prefecture)[1] is a Japanese pop singer. She is a tenth-generation member of the pop group Morning Musume. Prior to joining Morning Musume, Kudō was a Hello! Pro Egg member.[1][2] Kudo is the youngest member in history to join Morning Musume, at 11 years and 11 months old, surpassing Ai Kago's 11 year record.

Biography[edit]

2010[edit]

On March 27, 2010, at the 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kōen sangatsu: Yokohama Gold! concert, Kudō was introduced as a new member of Hello! Pro Egg.[3]

Haruka Kudō debuted in concert on May 1, 2010, at the Hello! Project presents: Hello Fest in Odaiba Gurume Park festival.[3][4]

2011[edit]

In 2011, Haruka participated in the 10th generation auditions for Morning Musume. Throughout September, she appeared weekly on the TV show Hello Pro! Time in the segment dedicated to the auditions.

Also in September, it was announced that Haruka Kudō would take part in two stage plays: Ribbon: Inochi no Audition, starting October 8, and 1974, starting December 14. The latter will also feature Karin Miyamoto, a fellow Hello! Pro Egg.[5][6]

On September 29, 2011, at a concert at Nippon Budokan, which was part of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai Believe: Takahashi Ai Sotsugyō Kinen Special, it was announced that Haruka Kudō passed the auditions alongside 3 other girls: Haruna Iikubo, Ayumi Ishida, and Masaki Satō.[2][7]

Hello! Project groups and units[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Morning Musume
Hello! Project Mobekimasu

DVDs[edit]

  • Kūkan Jelly "Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni" (空間ゼリー『今がいつかになる前に』?) (February 2011)[8]

Solo DVDs[edit]

# Title Release date Chart
position
Label
Oricon
Weekly
DVD
Chart
[9]
1 Greeting: Kudō Haruka
  (Greeting ~工藤 遥~?)
2012 e-Hello! series[10]
2 Haruka (HARUKA?) November 7, 2012 30 Zetima (EPBE-5452)[11]
3 Kudo Haruka DVD "Haruka -Thirteen-
  (工藤遥DVD 「遥 - thirteen -」?)
May 15, 2013 Up-Front Works (UFBW-2083)

Bibliography[edit]

Solo photobooks[edit]

  1. Do (October 27, 2012, Wani Books, ISBN 978-4847045035)
    Haruka Kudo's 1st solo photobook[12]

Filmography[edit]

TV dramas[edit]

Appearances[edit]

TV shows[edit]

  • Hello Pro! Time (ハロプロ!TIME?) (September 2011 —)

Concerts[edit]

Hello! Project Egg
  • Hello! Project presents: Hello Fest in Odaiba Gurume Park (プロジェクト プレゼンツ~ハロ☆フェス in お台場グルメPARK~?) (May 2010)
Morning Musume
  • Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai Believe: Takahashi Ai Sotsugyō Kinen Special (コンサートツアー2011秋 愛BELIEVE~高橋愛 卒業記念スペシャル~?) (September 2011)
  • Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku ~Rock-chan~
  • Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku ~Funky-chan~
  • Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Haru: Ultra Smart (February 18, 2012 (2012-02-18) — May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13))

Theater plays[edit]

  • Kūkan Jelly Vol. 12 "Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni" (空間ゼリー vol.12「今がいつかになる前に」"Before Today Becomes Another Day"?) (October 30–November 7, 2010, Big Tree Theater (ja), Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo)[13]
  • Re-Born: Inochi no Audition (リボーン~命のオーディション~"?, "Re-Born: The Audition for Life") (October 8–17, 2011, Space Zero hall (ja), Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo)[5][6]
  • 1974 (Ikunayo ~ Please Don't Go) (December 14, 2011–)[5][6]

TV shows[edit]

  • Hello Pro! Time (ハロプロ!TIME?) (September 2011 – present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "モーニング娘。10期メンバー 決定!" (in Japanese). Up-Front DC Co., Ltd. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "モーニング娘。新メン発表&高橋愛5期メン再集結に涙の熱唱" (in Japanese). Plantech Co., Ltd. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ a b "GWお台場ハロプロ祭りで真野恵里菜、℃-uteら笑顔" (in Japanese). Natalie (Natasha, Inc.). 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ "℃-ute、真野恵里菜、スマイレージら、お台場で<ハロ☆フェス>開催" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ a b c "スマイレージ・サブメンも参加!「ハロプロエッグ」が新発表会ライブ開催". De View, Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  6. ^ a b c "スマイレージ・サブメンも参加!「ハロプロエッグ」が新発表会ライブ開催". De View, Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Inc., Yahoo Japan Corporation. 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  7. ^ "モーニング娘。10期メンバー4人発表 明日卒業の高橋愛は「進化」に期待" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  8. ^ "空間ゼリー『今がいつかになる前に』". Gekidan Project. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  9. ^ "工藤遥のDVDランキング │オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  10. ^ e-Hello! 工藤 遥DVD 『Greeting 〜工藤 遥〜』 ダイジェスト on YouTube
  11. ^ "Sony Music Shop 工藤 遥(モーニング娘。)・タイトル未定・CD・DVD・ブルーレイ・アーティストグッズ・書籍・雑誌の通販". 
  12. ^ "モーニング娘。工藤遥1stソロ写真集『Do』 12/10/27発売". Wani Books. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  13. ^ "空間ゼリーvol.12『今がいつかになる前に』". Gekidan Online. Up-Front Agency Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2011-10-01. 

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