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Danielle Delaunay, 2005


Danielle Delaunay, 2000

Danielle Delaunay (Japanese: ダニエル・デラウニー) is a singer. She was one of the original members of Coconuts Musume, being a member of the group from June 1999 to April 2001. She graduated from the group and Hello! Project to pursue her college education.



Following her graduation from Hello! Project, she spent a year studying musical theory in Los Angeles, before moving to England to study at the Conservatoire for three years, graduating in 2005. She went on to pursue a theatre career in Hertfordshire, England.


In May 2007, it was announced that she had formed a new band called Delaunay. The band had a promotional deal with Netlive which presented videos, songs and updates about the band over the next six months. They actively performed in London, UK, until they split at the end of the year.

In 2008, she married former Delaunay guitarist Joti Mangat. The couple welcomed their first son later that year, and their second son in 2011.

She currently runs a vocal training studio in Paia, Hawaii called Danielle Delaunay Voice Studio.


  • Name: Danielle Delaunay
  • Birthday: September 6, 1983 (1983-09-06) (age 37)
  • Birthplace: Maui, Hawaii, United States
  • Location: Hertfordshire, England
  • Height: 5' 3"
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Shuffle Groups:
  • Other:
    • Delaunay (2007)


Original songs
  • Mother Dear
  • Hana no Furu Soro (花の降る空) ("Mother Dear" Japanese version)
  • Not Yet At Least
  • Too Close
  • Good Enough
  • Shoestring

Singles Featured In

Coconuts Musume

Akagumi 4



  • "Waterworld" Appeared as a photo double for Tina Majorino and was an extra on the set.
  • "Baywatch" Co-starring appearance as "Cindy" in the pilot film.


  • [2012] Hawaii Five-0 (season 3 episode 1, as Maria Gold)


  • "Eve" in production of "The Apple Tree".
  • Female lead as "Louisa" in musical production of "The Fantasticks".
  • Female lead as "Jaguar" in musical production of "Yanomamo".
  • Chorus role in musical production of "Scrooge".
  • Female lead as "Little Mary" in musical production of "10 Nights in a Barroom".
  • Chorus role in musical production of "Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd".


  • Opal Car Commercial
  • Clorox Commercial


  • Ruebelle Designs Model
  • Japanese Fashion Magazine


  • Danielle studied Speech Level Singing with Seth Riggs, David Stroud and Joy Fields.
  • She graduated from the Conservatoire of Acting and Musical Theatre in 2005.


  • She is of Native American descent.
  • She was once the face of Ruebelle Designs.
  • Despite not being able to speak Japanese, Danielle was known for having a fun, bubbly personality and a great singing voice to match.
  • She has had 6 Singles Released, 5 Music Videos, 4 National tours (10,000 - 20,000 audience members).
  • She has had 2 years of television / print ads / online promotions / appearances / performances, rigorous dance rehearsals, collaborations with national stars: Tsunku, producer and Morning Musume.
  • She had a 2 year recording contract in Coconuts Musume with Sony Music Japan and Galaxy Productions Japan.
  • During one of Morning Musume's trips to Hawaii, Goto Maki was attempting to make a decorative bowl out of a pineapple. Delaunay then cut it into pieces thinking Maki was trying to gut out the pineapple.

External Links

Coconuts Musume
1st Generation Ayaka (Leader) | Chelsea (Former Leader) | April | Danielle | Mika
2nd Generation Lehua
Singles 1. Halation Summer / Summer Night Town (English Version) | 2. DANCE & CHANCE | 3. Tokonatsu Musume | 4. Watashi mo "I LOVE YOU" | 5. Jounetsu Yuki Miraisen
Other Collaborations: Morning Musume Single Medley ~Hawaiian~ | Hawaiian de Kiku Morning Musume Single Collection
Other: Coconuts Musume | The Single
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Kiiro 5 | Aoiro 7 | Akagumi 4 | Minimoni | 7nin Matsuri | 10nin Matsuri | Happy♡7 | Sexy 8 | Petitmoni | 7AIR | 11WATER | ROMANS | H.P. All Stars
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