Qian Lin


Linlin, Lili

Data di Nascita

11 Marzo 1991


Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Cina


J-Pop, C-pop



Anni di Attività

1999–2011, 2011-Presente

Etichetta Discografica


Gruppi Associati

Morning Musume, Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, Minimoni, Ex-ceed!, Muten Musume

Sito Web


Linlin (リンリン/琳琳) (Vero nome: 銭琳 Qián Lín; nata l'11 Marzo 1991 a Zhejiang, China) is a Chinese pop singer. She is best known for being a member of Hello! Project as an eighth generation member of the all-girl Japanese pop group Morning Musume and the leader of Shin Minimoni. She joined Hello! Project in 2007 as a member of Hello! Pro Egg, later that year she was added to Morning Musume alongside Junjun. She graduated from the group on December 15, 2010 with Kamei Eri and Junjun.



Linlin, May 2013


Linlin, December 2012


LinLin,December 2012


Linlin, 2012


Linlin, August 2012


Linlin, 2011


Linlin, November 2010

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Linlin, October 2010 in Muten Musume


Linlin, September 2010


Linlin, June 2010


When Linlin was in the second grade of elementary school (1999), she was scouted by a local television station. Since then, she has been active in the entertainment industry, appearing in many television dramas and other shows as a host.


Through the recommendation of a friend of Tsunku, Linlin joined Hello! Project as a part of Hello! Pro Egg as the Mysterious ponytailed girl (according to fans). On March 15, she was officially announced to be joining the eighth generation of all girl J-pop group Morning Musume, along with Junjun, as a "foreign student". After seeing her perform at concerts, Tsunku was impressed and believed that she and Junjun would be a key for Morning Musume's planned expansion into Asia in 2007.


Three days later, she made her Japanese television debut on Hello! Morning. Within the same week, she moved to Tokyo, Japan.

On August, Morning Musume collaborated with Takarazuka to perform their musical Cinderella the Musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Linlin took the role of a page and a princess.


In 2009, Tsunku announced on his blog that Linlin would become the leader of Shin Minimoni, with S/mileage member Fukuda Kanon and Hello! Pro Egg members Takeuchi Akari and Miyamoto Karin.


On May 16, 2010, Linlin announced with Junjun that they would be performing with Natsuyaki Miyabi and former Morning Musume member Kusumi Koharu in Shanghai during June as a special 4-nin unit later to be called Ex-ceed!.

It was announced by Tsunku on August 8th, that Linlin would graduate from Hello! Project and Morning Musume along with fellow Chinese 8th Gen member Junjun and 6th Generation member Kamei Eri. A quote from Tsunku:

About the graduation of Junjun and Linlin, 8th generation members (foreign students)

In May 2007, both of them joined the Morning Musume'。'as foreign students and today, while being skilled singers and entertainers, they also greatly improved their japanese proficiency and they are now grown-up women. This is why I took the decision to graduate both of them at the same time as Eri Kamei on the last day of the Morning Musume'。'Autumn 2010 concert tour.

After graduation, they will enter a period of preparation before focusing on their singers and entertainer career in China.

Linlin's graduation was held on December 15, 2010.

She has since returned to China.


In June, Linlin returned to Japan, shortly after she returned to Japan, Junjun announced she would also be returning to Japan.

Linlin along with Saho Akari from Up Up Girls (Kari) formed a special unit and performed in a mini-live for a Chinese girl’s Harajuku fashion show in China.


On July 11, Linlin was hit by a scooter. She was at home recovering from her wounds for a week.

Linlin's words about the incident:

Looking for that certain despicable motorized scooter.~ Who was the one who ran into me? How can someone run into another person and then run away!!! It really hurts! Alright~But, being alive is a good thing. I have to return home to nurse my wounds and I won’t be able to work for a whole week


On January 9, during an interview with Sakurai Takamasa, it was announced that Linlin is preparing to debut as a soloist in China. Her debut album is due this Spring at the earliest and there are plans for concerts in China.

In September, Linlin will be participate in the 48th annual Golden Bell Awards.


  • Birth name: Qián Lín (銭琳, 钱琳, チェン・リン)
  • Stage Name: Linlin (琳琳, リンリン)
  • Nicknames: Linlin, Linlin-chan, Rinko, Panda
  • Birthdate: Template:Birthday
  • Birthplace: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Height: 153.3 cm
  • Blood Type: B
  • Western Zodiac: Pisces
  • Eastern Zodiac: Goat
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • January 2007: Egg
    • 2007-03-15: Member
    • 2007-03-15: Morning Musume Member
    • 2010-12-15: Graduated
    • 2007-03-15: Member
    • 2010-12-15: Graduated
  • Years is Morning Musume: 3 Years
  • Former Morning Musume Color: Teal
  • Favorite Food: Seafood, crepes
  • Favorite Phrase: "YEAH"
  • Favorite Colors: White, Red, Black
  • Hobbies: Singing, dancing, playing piano, guitar, swimming
  • Skills: Imitations, MC-ing, acting.
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Concert Units:
  • Other:


Extended Play

Solo Songs

Group Songs


Morning Days vol.1Morning Days 5 - Kamei, Niigaki, LinlinJunJun & Linlin Morning Musume Graduation DVDMorning Days FC Tour Tokubetuhen Eri,JunJun,LinLin Graduation Trip in Aichi

  • [2007.09.26] Morning Days Vol.1 (with Li Chun and Kamei Eri)
  • [2010.09.XX] Morning Days 5 - Eri, Risa, Linlin in Nikko (Morning Days 5 バスツアー in 日光 新垣里沙 亀井絵里 リンリン )
  • [2010.11.13] Morning Musume. JunJun & LinLin Graduation Memorial
  • [2011.03.30] Morning Days FC Tour Tokubetuhen Eri, JunJun, LinLin Graduation Trip in Aichi (Morning Days FCツアー特別編 Eri・JunJun・LinLin 卒業旅行 in 愛知)

Discography Participated In



  • [2009] Yona Yona Penguin (よなよなペンギン)


  • [2007] ハロー! モーニング (Hello! Morning)
  • [2007–2008] ハロモニ@ (Haromoni@)
  • [2008] ベリキュー! (Berikyuu!)
  • [2008–2009] よろセン! (Yorosen!)
  • [2011-] 小伢儿 (Xiaoya'er; Small Children)



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  • [2010] Chinese STAR (with Junjun)
  • [2013] Table-Top Game


Concert Photobooks


  • [2011.02.16] Morning Musume Live Shashinshū "Rival Survival" ~Kamei Eri Junjun Linlin Sotsugyō Special (モーニング娘。ライブ写真集「ライバル サバイバル」 ~亀井絵里・ジュンジュン・リンリン卒業スペシャル~)


  • She was the only member to not have initially auditioned for Morning Musume. Fujimoto Miki was discovered at the fourth generation auditions before joining in 2003, and fellow Chinese member Junjun auditioned in Beijing.
  • Before she was chosen to become a Morning Musume member, she was previously a Hello! Pro Egg member. She was known as the mysterious ponytail girl.
  • Her favourite food is Crepes.
  • She can play the piano and guitar as well as sing.
  • She stated in a DVD Magazine that she wakes up every morning and looks in the mirror and laughs. This supposedly keeps her in a good mood for the rest of the day.
  • Niigaki Risa compared Linlin's liveliness to that of Ishikawa Rika.
  • Linlin's talent in singing became more noticeable after performances of her lines in "Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou?" and Platinum 9 DISCO's "Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuduku You na Mirai de Are!" performance where she was able to demonstrate the strength of her voice.
  • In Yorosen!, she taught Morning Musume about China.
  • Both Linlin and Junjun's debut and last single began with the word 'Onna' which translates to 'Girl'. Her debut single being Onna ni Sachi Are and last single being Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game.
  • She was the first Morning Musume member to come from Hello! Pro Egg.
  • She is the fifth former Morning Musume member (with Kamei Eri and Junjun) to graduate from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project. The first being Fukuda Asuka, the second being Ishiguro Aya, the third being Ichii Sayaka, and the fourth being Kusumi Koharu.
  • On an episode of Music Fighter she was asked to give a nickname to Nakazawa Yuko, and she gave her the nickname "Blonde Fatass".
  • She currently does cosplay videos and gaming events and commercials.
  • She stated on her blog that she is very afraid of the dark.
  • She and Junjun are the only Chinese members Morning Musume has ever had.

See Also

Honorary Titles

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Mika Todd

Leader of Shin Minimoni.

Succeeded by
Fukuda Kanon 

External Links

3° Gen/Shin: Takeuchi Akari, Miyamoto Karin
1° Gen: Yaguchi Mari, Tsuji Nozomi, Kago Ai, Mika Todd
2° Gen: Takahashi Ai
3° Gen/Shin: Linlin, Fukuda Kanon
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Originale: Minimoni Song Daihyakka 1 Kan, Minimoni Songs 2
Colonne Sonore: Minimoni THE Movie Okashi na Daibouken! Original Soundtrack
Minimoni THE Movie Okashi na Daibouken!
Gruppi Associati
Morning Musume, Tanpopo, Coconuts Musume, W, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, S/mileage, Juice=Juice

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