Momoko Tsugunaga

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Momoko Tsugunaga
Momoko Tsugunaga at MTV VMAJ 2014.jpg
Momoko Tsugunaga at MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2014
Background information
Native name 嗣永 桃子
Also known as Momo, Momo-chan, Momochi, Pi-chicchi, Tsugu-San
Born (1992-03-06) March 6, 1992 (age 23)
Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Genres Japanese pop
Occupation(s) Japanese Idol
Years active 2002–present
Labels Piccolo Town, Pony Canyon, zetima
Associated acts Berryz Kobo
Buono!
Country Girls
Hello! Project Kids
ZYX
H.P. All Stars
Website www.helloproject.com

Momoko Tsugunaga (嗣永 桃子 Tsugunaga Momoko?, born March 6, 1992 in Kashiwa, Chiba) is a Japanese pop singer and idol. Her career began in 2002 when she successfully auditioned for the Hello! Project Kids with 15 other girls, and was selected as one of the eight members of Berryz Kobo. Since then, she has continued to sing in that group and has become a part of three smaller groups composed of Hello! Project Kids members, ZYX, Berryz Kobo, and Buono!. Tsugunaga is the leader of Buono! and the playing manager of Country Girls.

Career[edit]

Tsugunaga joined Hello! Project in 2002 at the age of 10 with the other 15 Hello! Project Kids.

In 2004, Berryz Kobo was created, and Tsugunaga was selected as one of the group's members.[1] In the same year she was a member of Little Gatas, an official Hello! Project futsal team in which the members are made up from Berryz Kobo and °C-ute and was later a reserve member for Gatas Brilhantes H.P.

In 2007, she was selected together with °C-ute member Airi Suzuki, and fellow Berryz Kobo member Miyabi Natsuyaki for the Hello! Project sub-group Buono!, which mainly produced opening and ending songs for the Anime Shugo Chara!,[2] but has now gone on to release more singles.

Berryz Kobo held a concert in Saitama Super Arena for first time in 2007 and it was also the first time that Tsugunaga sang a solo.[citation needed] She interpreted Koi wa Hipparidako[clarification needed], which is part of their first album, 1st Chou Berryz.

Tsugunaga was named as the official leader of Buono! in 2010.

Hello! Project groups and units[edit]

Discography[edit]

For Momoko Tsugunaga's releases with Berryz Kobo and Buono!, see Berryz Kobo discography and Buono!.

DVD[edit]

Title Release date Label / Notes Highest
position
Oricon
Weekly
DVD
Chart
Momo Only[3] December 3, 2008 Piccolo Town 32[4]
Momo OK September 9, 2009 Piccolo Town 20[5]
Momochi DVD Zukan (ももち DVD図鑑?) October 27, 2010 Piccolo Town 58[6]
Momo Play (ももプレ♡?) March 6, 2011 e-LineUP! limited edition
Momo Play 2: Kaitō Momo Seine (ももプレ♡2 〜怪盗モモセーヌ〜?) December 23, 2011 e-LineUP! limited edition
Momochi Hatachi (ももち はたち?) April 25, 2012 Piccolo Town 94[7]
Momo Play 3: Rest Another Day (ももプレ3 〜Rest Another Day〜?) March 6, 2013 e-LineUP! limited edition

Bibliography[edit]

Photobooks[edit]

Photo-essays[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語?, "Puppy Dan's Story") (December 14, 2002)
  • Promise Land ~Clovers no Daibōken~ (Promise Land ~クローバーズの大冒険~?, "Promise Land ~Clovers's Adventure~") (July 17 – September 6, 2004)
  • Gomennasai (ゴメンナサイ?) (October 29, 2011)
  • Ōsama Game (王様ゲーム?) (December 17, 2011)

TV dramas[edit]

TV shows[edit]

  • Musume Dokyu! (娘DOKYU!?) (April 28–29, May 4–6, 2005,TV Tokyo)

Radio[edit]

Starting April 7, 2009, she also hosts her own radio show "Momoko no Puripuri Princess" on JOQR every Tuesday (23:35 to 23:50), replacing Berryz Koubou's Kiritsu Rei Chakuseki.

Hello! Project groups[edit]

Shuffle units[edit]

  • H.P. All Stars (2004)
  • Bekimasu (2011)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011)

Concert units[edit]

  • Hello! Project Shirogumi (2005)
  • Wonderful Hearts (2006–)

Others[edit]

  • Little Gatas (2004–2007)
  • Gatas Brilhantes H.P. (2007–) (Reserve player)

References[edit]

External links[edit]