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April Babaran (エイプリル・ババラン) is a former Japanese singer as part of the group Coconuts Musume within Hello! Project.

BiographyEdit

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April (center) with Mika (left) and Chelsea (right), September 1999

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April, August 1999

1998 Edit

In November, the Pacific Dream Pop Singer Competition was held in Hawaii, USA by Sony Music Entertainment Japan, offering a record deal to the overall winner. International finals was held at the Nagoya Hard Rock Cafe in December.

1999 Edit

In March, Ayaka, Chelsea, AprilDanielle, and Mika were announced as the winners of the audition.

On May 27, Coconuts Musume were first introduced on an episode of ASAYAN, and on July 23, they released their debut single, Halation Summer / Summer Night Town (English Version).

In August, the group made their debut in Taiwan and released the Taiwanese edition of their first single. The music videos for both "Halation Summer" and "Summer Night Town (English Version)" were shot there.

On August 25, Coconuts Musume released their second single, DANCE & CHANCE.

In October, the group released a collection of their music videos on VHS and DVD titled Coconuts Musume.

In November, it was announced that they were searching for a sixth member of the group.

2000 Edit

In January, it was announced that Chelsea and April had graduated from the group to continue their education back in Hawaii. Rumors were spread about how the girls had problems adjusting to life and culture in Japan as they spoke no Japanese, and had wished to go back home permanently.

April returned to Hawaii afterwards, and has not been in the public eye since.

ProfileEdit

  • Birth Name: April Babaran (エイプリル・ババラン)
  • Legal Name April Babaran Cortez
  • Birthday: April 15, 1983 (1983-04-15) (age 37)
  • Ethnicity: Filipino
  • Birthplace: Hawaii, United States
  • Height: 156cm
  • Western Zodiac: Aries
  • Eastern Zodiac: Pig (Boar in Japan)
  • Hello! Project Groups:

  • Specialty: Hula dancing
  • Interests: Swimming, cycling, bowling, billiards, and dancing.
  • Favorite Music: R&B and Hawaiian.
  • Favorite Food: Pasta
  • Favorite Phrase: "Ee, honto ni?" {Huh, you mean it?}[1]

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Trivia Edit

  • Has at least two children, one born in 2010.
  • April's sister, Kristina Babaran, was in a Hawaiian girl group called Forté.

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