Junjun (singer)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.
Li Chun
李纯/李純
Morning Musume 20100703 Japan Expo 22.jpg
Japan Expo 2010 at Paris France.
Background information
Birth name 李纯/李純 (Li Chun)
Also known as Junjun, Jun Jun
Born (1988-01-11) January 11, 1988 (age 26)
Yueyang, Hunan, China
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2007-present
Labels Zetima
Associated acts Morning Musume, Zoku v-u-den

Li Chun (simplified Chinese: 李纯; traditional Chinese: 李純; pinyin: Lǐ Chún; born January 11, 1988 in Yueyang, Hunan, China) is a Chinese singer and actress. Better known as Junjun (ジュンジュン?), she is a former member of the Japanese girl group Morning Musume. Along with Qian Lin, she is one of the non-Japanese members in the history of Morning Musume.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 2006, Li Chun participated the Super Girl singing contest, but failed to enter the top 10.[1] After the contest, Tsunku contacted her and the other Super Girl contestants, who failed to reach the top 10, and held an audition for Morning Musume in Beijing, China. The said audition was even kept secret from the members of Morning Musume themselves.[2]

On March 15, 2007, Li was officially announced to be joining the eighth generation of all girl J-pop group Morning Musume as a "foreign student".[1][3] Tsunku believed that she and Qian would be the key for Morning Musume's planned expansion into Asia in 2007.[2][4][5] Three days later, on March 18, she made her Japanese television debut on Hello! Morning. Within the same week, she moved to Tokyo, Japan.[2]

Her first stage appearance took place during Morning Musume leader Hitomi Yoshizawa's graduation concert on May 6, 2007 at Saitama Super Arena.

In 2009, she was assigned to be a part of the new shuffle group zoku v-u-den, along with Morning Musume member Sayumi Michishige and Berryz Kobo member Risako Sugaya.

On August 8, 2010, Tsunku announced that in the Morning Musume 2010 Rival Survival fall concert tour Junjun would graduate from Morning Musume along with Linlin and Eri Kamei.[6][7] They graduated on the last day of the tour, which occurred on December 15. Junjun sung "Furusato" as her graduation song.

In late August 2011, she was announced to be cast in a Chinese school-life film "Love for a Second" and as of early September 2011, she was discovered to be enrolling in the famous Beijing Film Academy, studying Performance Arts.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "モーニング娘。新メンバーに関して、つんく♂より皆様へのお知らせ。" (in Japanese). Retrieved 15 March 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c "takungpao.com: 早安少女組最後板斧挽人氣" (in Chinese). 17 March 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "Sanspo news article" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 20 March 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Shocker! Morning Musume to get two new members". Hello!Online. Retrieved 15 March 2007. 
  5. ^ "cnhan.com: 超女加入日本"早安少女組"" (in Chinese). 18 March 2007. 
  6. ^ "モー娘。から亀井ら3人が卒業! 4年ぶり新メンバーオーディション開催へ". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Yahoo Japan Inc. 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2010-08-12. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Kamei, LinLin, JunJun to graduate from Morning Musume; 9th Gen audition announced". Hello!Online. 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  8. ^ JunJun back in school. takamaruyo. Retrieved on 2011-09-21.

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