Most Hello! Project artists' recordings are published by UP-FRONT WORKS on the zetima, PICCOLO TOWN, or hachama record labels. Iida Kaori's Mediterranean-styled works were released under the Chichuukai label, and Maeda Yuki's under the Rice Music label. Many early Hello! Project groups, such as Country Musume, Coconuts Musume, Sheki-Dol, and Heike Michiyo, had their early works released on other labels, though all eventually moved to zetima.
The "mothership" group of Hello! Project is Morning Musume, having co-founded Hello! Project with former soloist Heike Michiyo. Morning Musume is featured foremost in many aspects of the company because of their history of success. Due to the number of graduating members over the years, Morning Musume was surpassed in seniority for the first time in late 2014 by Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute, but returned to the position in mid-2017, after both groups had left Hello! Project. As of June 2019, the current leader of Hello! Project is Morning Musume's leader Fukumura Mizuki.
Since its creation in 1998, the main producer and songwriter of Hello! Project was Tsunku, the lead singer of Sharam Q, until he resigned from his position as the general producer in October 2014. While Tsunku continues working with Hello! Project as a songwriter, UP-FRONT WORKS' chief director Hashimoto Shin became in charge of Hello! Project's overall music direction. Three recording directors are also assigned to work on different groups with the occassional exception: Taisei, the keyboardist of Sharam Q, is in mainly charge of ANGERME and Juice=Juice; Yamao Masato is mainly in charge of Tsubaki Factory; and Kamata Koji is mainly in charge of Morning Musume '21 and all other songs written by Tsunku.
- 1 History
- 2 Members
- 3 Leaderships
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Total Sales
- 8 References
- 9 External Links
In 1997, rock group Sharam Q, fronted by Tsunku, began auditions for a female vocalist. These auditions aired via the reality show ASAYAN, and resulted in Heike Michiyo being crowned the winner. Tsunku, however, decided to give five of the runner-ups—Nakazawa Yuko, Abe Natsumi, Iida Kaori, Fukuda Asuka, and Ishiguro Aya—a chance to become a group in their own right, and named them Morning Musume. The girls were set the task of selling 50,000 copies of "Ai no Tane", their demo single, in just five days. They sold the required number of copies in four days, and subsequently became an official group.
On January 26, 1998, Heike Michiyo and Morning Musume opened an official fanclub together called Hello!. Just two days later, Morning Musume's debut single, "Morning Coffee", was released under the One Up Music label and charted at #6 on the Oricon weekly chart. In August 1998, Morning Musume and Heike Michiyo held their first official joint live under the title Hello! First Live at Shibuya Kohkaido. Morning Musume's first official unit Tanpopo was formed in late 1998, and their second official unit Petitmoni was formed in late 1999.
In 1998, the Morning Musume Tsuika Audition took place, resulting in the addition of "second generation" Morning Musume members Ichii Sayaka, Yaguchi Mari, and Yasuda Kei. In November that same year, the Geinoujin Shin Unit Audition began on ASAYAN and the Pacific Dream Pop Singer Contest began in Hawaii. Taiyou to Ciscomoon and Coconuts Musume would be formed the following year in 1999 from the winners of these auditions.
In March 1999, auditions for Country Musume were held on the TV Tokyo show Idol wo Sagase!. At the same time, the 1st Morning Musume & Heike Michiyo Protegee Audition was held, resulting in the addition of Miyoshi Chinatsu as a soloist.
In April 1999, the official fanclub was renamed Hello! Project. A month later in May, the 2nd Morning Musume & Heike Michiyo Protegee Audition took place and resulted in the four-member group Melon Kinenbi.
In July 1999, Hello! Project's first live concert Hello! Project '99 was held at Yokohama Arena.
In March 2000, the first Hello! Project shuffle units were formed. Shuffle units would be formed every summer up to 2005 (with the exception of 2004), after which the concept was abandoned in 2006.
In May 2000, Matsuura Aya became a soloist after participating in the 4th Morning Musume & Heike Michiyo Protegee Audition. Kitagami Ami and Oki Ibuki participated in the same audition, and went on to form Sheki-Dol the same year.
In March 2001, Morning Musume co-founder and leader Nakazawa Yuko announced her graduation from the group. The actual graduation took place on April 15, and Nakazawa was subsequently named as leader of the entirety of Hello! Project. Nakazawa's graduation garnered considerable media attention, the first time the group had truly caught the attention of the mainstream press.
Sheki-Dol announced they were going to disband in early 2002 due to a member needing medical care.
Between April and June 2002, the first and only Hello! Project Kids auditions were held. These auditions resulted in acquiring the future members of Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute. It also spawned off-shoot auditions such as auditions for Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Hello Pro Kansai.
On July 31, 2002, a major reformation of all of the groups within Hello! Project began, which was referred to as "Haromageddon" (ハロマゲドン) (a pun on "Hello" (ハロ) and "Armageddon" (ハルマゲドン)) and "the 7/31 incident" by fans.
In February 2006, former Morning Musume member and sub-leader of duo W, Kago Ai, was caught smoking in public while underage and dating a much older man. Kago was suspended from her activities and eventually began an attempt to return. On March 26, 2007, Kago was again caught smoking and her contract was instantly terminated.
In June 2007, it was announced that Konno Asami, who had graduated from Hello! Project a year prior to study at university, would be returning. Konno became the first person to have graduated from Hello! Project to return.
On October 28, 2007, former Morning Musume member Goto Maki, who had been inactive for some time, graduated from Hello! Project as a soloist. She later transferred to Avex Entertainment in June 2008.
In April 2008, the debut of Hello Pro Kansai group SI☆NA was announced. The group never officially debuted and never recorded a song, though they occasionally appeared on television shows and radio.
In September 2008, it was announced that, as a result of the Taiwanese auditions, the six-member group Ice Creamusume and the duo Frances & Aiko, both still only children, were formed under Hello Pro Taiwan.
2008 also marked the first time in a decade that Morning Musume had not performed at the annual NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen event, after ten consecutive appearances. The only Hello! Project member to appear on that year's show was Satoda Mai, marking the first appearance of a Country Musume member.
In February 2009, it was announced that Hello! Project would begin a series of auditions in South Korea. The sole winner was Jang Da Yeon, who only participated in Hello Pro Egg activities before withdrawing sometime after 2011.
On February 1, 2009, at Yokohama Arena, Hello! Project held its largest concert ever, the Hello! Project 2009 Winter Kettei! Hello☆Pro Award '09 ~Elder Club Sotsugyou Kinen Special~, featuring 21 groups and 72 members. During the concert, then-Hello! Project leader Nakazawa Yuko passed her leadership position to Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai.
Later in 2009, several of the old, dormant units were revived. Tanpopo, Minimoni, Petitmoni, ZYX, Aa! and v-u-den all returned with new line-ups, and High-King returned from hiatus with its original members. These groups became known as "Chanpuru" units.
After Niigaki Risa's graduation from Morning Musume and Hello! Project in May 2012, Michishige Sayumi took over as leader of Morning Musume and Hello! Project. Mitsui Aika also graduated from Morning Musume and stayed in Hello! Project as a solo act. That same month, Hello Pro Egg also changed its name to Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
In 2012, UP-FRONT AGENCY created the SATOYAMA movement to promote environmentalism and preserve culture in rural areas. It spawned several units consisting of Hello! Project members and other talent under UP-FRONT GROUP such as Peaberry, DIY♡, Harvest, and GREEN FIELDS, as well the creation of the TV show Hello! SATOYAMA Life.
On January 30, 2013, the YouTube channel Hello! Project Station opened and would deliver news, music video previews, concert performances, behind the scenes, and other projects featuring Hello! Project members weekly.
On February 3, during the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~ concert in Fukuoka, a new unit was announced. Its founding members were Miyazaki Yuka, and Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Kanazawa Tomoko, Takagi Sayuki, Otsuka Aina, Miyamoto Karin and Uemura Akari, with each member representing a fruit. On February 25, their member colors and the unit's name Juice=Juice were revealed.
In March 2013, UP-FRONT AGENCY introduced the SATOUMI movement to co-exist with the SATOYAMA movement, but instead focus on sea life and coastal communities. The units Dia Lady, Plumeria (later renamed HI-FIN), and Mellowquad were announced as part of the new movement. A new SATOYAMA movement unit named Jurin was also announced in July 2013.
On July 26, 2013, Hello! Project changed its logo. The new logo had a navy blue background, which would later change to a brighter blue color, with the white text "Hello! Project" in middle and "since 1998" underneath it.
On August 2, 2014, during the Hello! Project 2014 SUMMER ~KOREZO!~ concert, Shimizu Saki announced that Berryz Koubou would go on indefinite hiatus after the conclusion of their spring 2015 tour.
In October 2014, after the Morning Musume '14 Live Concert in New York, Tsunku resigned as Hello! Project's general producer in order to rest and spend more time with his family after his vocal cords were removed due to laryngeal cancer. He would continue as one of UP-FRONT WORKS' songwriters and remain as Morning Musume's sound producer, but would decrease his amount of work. Tsunku's resignation was unknown to public until September 2015, when he confessed to it in the memoir Dakara, Ikiru. he had released.
On November 5, 2014, it was revealed that Country Musume would be revived as Country Girls, with a new line-up of two Hello Pro Kenshuusei members, three Morning Musume '14 audition participants, and Tsugunaga Momoko as the playing manager.
On November 26, 2014, Michishige Sayumi graduated from Morning Musume '14 and Hello! Project at Yokohama Arena. At the time of her graduation, she was the longest serving member of Morning Musume. ℃-ute leader Yajima Maimi became the new leader of Hello! Project.
On December 17, 2014, following the announcement made in September that they would add third generation members and also be changing the group name, S/mileage's new name was revealed to be ANGERME.
On January 2, 2015, a new unit made up of eight Hello Pro Kenshuusei members was announced during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert. On February 25, the group's name was revealed to be Kobushi Factory. The name was chosen with the help of Shimizu Saki, who wanted them to carry on the spirit of Berryz Koubou.
On March 3, 2015, Berryz Koubou performed their last concert before their indefinite hiatus, Berryz Koubou Last Concert 2015 Berryz Koubou Ikube!, at Nippon Budokan. They had been a group for 11 years, 1 month, and 17 days and graduated on the 11th anniversary of their debut.
On April 29, 2015, another new unit composed of six Hello Pro Kenshuusei members was announced to Japanese media and on Hello! Project Station. The group name Tsubaki Factory was once again chosen with Shimizu Saki's help, who wanted them to also pass on the spirit of Berryz Koubou as a sister and rival group to Kobushi Factory.
On July 21, 2015, Hello! Project officially opened their first official smartphone app, Hello! Project Mobile or "Hello! Moba" for short. The 400 yen monthly subscription plan allowed users of the app to gain access to exclusive content such as "Hello! Gacha" or the popular Pocket Morning questionnaires. Users with the 700 yen monthly subscription plan could also gain access to "Hello! Radio".
On October 29, 2015, Sayashi Riho announced her graduation from Morning Musume '15 in order to study English and dance abroad, but would stay as a member of Hello! Project. Following her graduation on December 31, she was listed as a Hello! Project solo act.
On August 20, 2016, ℃-ute announced they would disband in June 2017 after a concert at Saitama Super Arena. On November 5, 2016, fellow former Hello! Project Kids member Tsugunaga Momoko announced that she would also retire from entertainment in spring 2017.
On December 31, 2016, at the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~, Yajima Maimi announced that ANGERME leader Wada Ayaka would become the new leader of Hello! Project at the start of 2017 with Morning Musume '16 leader Fukumura Mizuki as the first ever sub-leader of Hello! Project. Wada is the first former Hello Pro Egg to hold this position.
On June 9, 2017, it was announced that Country Girls would change to a new system after Tsugunaga Momoko's departure. The group would become semi-active with three of the group's members joining other Hello! Project groups as concurrent members for their main activities. An announcement video was later uploaded to the Hello! Project Station YouTube channel, revealing the new placements of the transferring Country Girls members and a few promoted Hello Pro Kenshuusei, including a new group led by Ichioka Reina.
On June 12, 2017, ℃-ute held their last concert, titled ℃-ute Last Concert in Saitama Super Arena ~Thank you team℃-ute~, a day after the 12th anniversary of their formation. A few weeks later, Tsugunuaga Momoko graduated from Country Girls and Hello! Project at the Tsugunaga Momoko Last Live ♥Arigatou Otomomochi♥ on June 30, 2017, the day of Hello! Project Kids' 15th anniversary.
On September 8, 2017, Inaba Manaka announced her return to Hello! Project after a year and half long hiatus due to health issues, which resulted in her graduating from her debut group Country Girls during her absence. She would advise Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido as their new leader, but also pursue individual activities as a Hello! Project solo act.
On October 23, 2017, a new YouTube channel titled tiny tiny was announced to start on October 26. The hosts are Sharam Q's Makoto, who is also known for being the longtime MC of Hello! Project concerts, and Kato Noriko. Each week, an active Hello! Project member or OG member is brought on as a guest to deliver "small pleasures that would unexpectedly become a great source of happiness and brighten the lives of viewers".
On February 28, 2018, an Instagram campaign, titled "Hello Pro here" (or "H!P here"), was announced in order to grow closer with international fans. Fans have been asked to take photos and videos of famous attractions and famous products where they live, while also showing their love for Hello! Project, and to post it on Instagram with the hashtag "#hp_here". Out of all the posts shared, one person will be randomly selected to appear on Hello! Project Station and speak with a member. The campaign also allows fans to promote their cities for concerts to take place there in the future. A month prior to this announcement, fans outside of Japan have also been encouraged to send in questions for Hello! Project Station's MC talk corner.
On May 1, 2018, staff announced that a new web show based on viewer feedback was being planned for summer 2018. It would include future projects with international fans similar to the "#hp_here" campaign on Hello! Project Station. The show, which was later announced as the OMAKE CHANNEL, began on August 1, 2018.
On May 11, 2018, the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition began, searching for members of a new group led by Ichioka Reina and a second new group including Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime in its line-up.
On October 19, 2018, the two new groups were named CHICA#TETSU and Ame no Mori Kawa Umi, and it was announced that together they would form the combined group named BEYOOOOONDS alongside the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition winners.
On December 7, 2018, it was announced that another solo talent, Sayashi Riho, who had been on hiatus since she graduated from Morning Musume at the end of 2015, decided to graduate from Hello! Project at the end of November when her exclusive contract with UP-FRONT PROMOTION had ended.
On December 31, 2018, during Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2018 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ first part, Wada Ayaka announced that Fukumura Mizuki would become the new leader of Hello! Project after her graduation.
On March 30, 2020, Kobushi Factory disbanded.
On May 11, 2020, an official Hello! Project TikTok account opened up, and select songs from the current active groups were made available to use for editing in the app.
On June 15, 2020, after months of concerts and events being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UP-FRONT PROMOTION announced their plans for the annual summer concerts. Unlike previous years, these concerts featured the members performing solo covers of J-Pop ballads by artists outside of Hello! Project. In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, and closeness in the venue are prohibited, the venues were filled to 50% capacity, and wearing masks was required to enter. They made the decision to hold the concerts despite the pandemic due to the members' desire to stand on stage as soon as possible.
On February 10, 2021, the special compilation album Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol.7 was released as part of a seven part series. Unlike the previous six volumes, which were all released in 2014, this volume commemorated the theatrical release of the 2021 film Ano Koro, a movie based on a true story of the life of a Hello! Project fan and the camaraderie that fans form in their passionate support of Hello! Project idols. Ano Koro was released in theaters on February 19, 2021.
On March 12, 2021, the official HELLO! PROJECT STREAM ONLINE STORE website opened. Through the site, fans are able to purchase streaming tickets to access digital video recordings of concerts, events, or other shows featuring Hello! Project or M-line club acts. These recordings are not streamed live, and are available for repeated viewing during a set period of time.
On July 5, 2021, it was revealed at Hello Dream. that the Hello! Project Shin Member Audition 2021 (ハロー！プロジェクト 新メンバーオーディション2021) would start on July 20, 2021, in search of new members to join the new Hello! Project group.
On December 3, 2021 it was announced that the Mokudora 24 drama Mayonaka ni Hello! featuring Hello! Project members would begin broadcasting via TV Tokyo every Thursday starting on January 13, 2022. The drama stars Kikuchi Momoko as an avid Hello! Project fan named Mariko, and Ohara Yuno as Mariko's daughter Misaki, who runs a guesthouse. Hello! Project members would be making appearances in each episode of the drama as guest performers at the guesthouse.
- See also: Hello! Project/Members
- Current Leader of Hello! Project: Fukumura Mizuki (June 19, 2019 - Present)
|Name||Date Formed / Joined|
|Morning Musume '22
|September 7, 1997|
|January 28, 1998|
(joined Hello! Project)
(formerly S/mileage (スマイレージ))
|April 4, 2009|
|Juice=Juice||February 3, 2013|
|April 29, 2015|
|BEYOOOOONDS||October 19, 2018|
|OCHA NORMA||December 12, 2021|
|Trainees||Date Formed / Joined|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
Hello! Project Leaders
|#||Name||Period of time||Length of time|
|1st||Nakazawa Yuko||April 15, 2001 - March 31, 2009||7 Years, 11 Months, 16 Days|
|2nd||Takahashi Ai||April 1, 2009 - September 30, 2011||2 Years, 5 Months, 29 Days|
|3rd||Niigaki Risa||October 1, 2011 - May 18, 2012||7 Months, 17 Days|
|4th||Michishige Sayumi||May 19, 2012 - November 26, 2014||2 Years, 6 Months, 7 Days|
|5th||Yajima Maimi||November 27, 2014 - December 31, 2016||2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days|
|6th||Wada Ayaka||January 1, 2017 - June 18, 2019||2 Years, 5 Months, 17 Days|
|7th||Fukumura Mizuki||June 19, 2019 - Present||2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days|
Hello! Project Sub-leaders
The sub-leader position was established on May 6, 2003 when Yasuda Kei graduated from Morning Musume. After the Elder Club graduation, no sub-leader was announced to take her place until Fukumura Mizuki became Hello! Project sub-leader on January 1, 2017.
|#||Name||Period of time||Length of time|
|1st||Yasuda Kei||May 5, 2003 - March 31, 2009||5 Years, 10 Months, 25 Days|
|2nd||Fukumura Mizuki||January 1, 2017 - June 18, 2019||2 Years, 5 Months, 17 Days|
Current Main Group Leaders
|Morning Musume||Fukumura Mizuki||November 27, 2014||Ikuta Erina||November 27, 2014|
|Ishida Ayumi||December 31, 2018|
|ANGERME||Takeuchi Akari||June 19, 2019||Kawamura Ayano||June 19, 2019|
|Juice=Juice||Uemura Akari||November 25, 2021||Inaba Manaka
|December 31, 2021|
|Tsubaki Factory||Yamagishi Riko||August 8, 2015||Niinuma Kisora||December 31, 2021|
|BEYOOOOONDS||N/A||CHICA#TETSU||Ichioka Reina||June 26, 2017|
|Ame no Mori Kawa Umi||Takase Kurumi||October 19, 2018|
|SeasoningS||Hirai Miyo||January 24, 2021|
- Names in BOLD are current leaders.
|Group||Leader||Period of time||Length of time|
|Morning Musume||Nakazawa Yuko||September 7, 1997 – April 15, 2001||3 Years, 7 Months, 8 Days|
|Country Musume||Azusa||April 27, 1999 – August 23, 1999||3 Months, 27 Days|
|Coconuts Musume||Chelsea||June 26, 1999 – January 2000||8 Months, 5 Days|
|Melon Kinenbi||Murata Megumi||August 10, 1999 – September 2002||3 Years, 22 Days|
|Coconuts Musume||Ayaka||January 2000 – April 30, 2008||8 Years, 3 Months, 28 Days|
|Country Musume||Rinne||May 30, 2000 – October 13, 2002||2 Years, 4 Months, 13 Days|
|Morning Musume||Iida Kaori||April 16, 2001 – January 30, 2005||3 Years, 9 Months, 14 Days|
|Melon Kinenbi||Saito Hitomi||September 2002 – May 3, 2010||8 Years, 7 Months, 29 Days|
|Country Musume||Asami||October 14, 2002 – January 27, 2007||4 Years, 3 Months, 13 Days|
|Berryz Koubou||Shimizu Saki||January 14, 2004 – March 3, 2015||11 Years, 1 Month, 17 Days|
|v-u-den||Ishikawa Rika||August 10, 2004 – June 29, 2008||3 Years, 10 Months, 25 Days|
|Morning Musume||Yaguchi Mari||January 31, 2005 – April 14, 2005||2 Months, 14 Days|
|Morning Musume||Yoshizawa Hitomi||April 15, 2005 – May 6, 2007||2 Years, 21 Days|
|℃-ute||Yajima Maimi||June 11, 2005 – June 12, 2017||12 Years, 1 Day|
|Morning Musume||Fujimoto Miki||May 7, 2007 – June 1, 2007||25 Days|
|Morning Musume||Takahashi Ai||June 2, 2007 – September 30, 2011||4 Years, 3 Months, 28 Days|
|Ice Creamusume||Shenshen||September 21, 2008 – November 2010||2 Years, 1 Month, 11 Days|
|ANGERME||Wada Ayaka||April 4, 2009 – June 18, 2019||10 Years, 2 Months, 14 Days|
|Morning Musume||Niigaki Risa||October 1, 2011 – May 18, 2012||7 Months, 17 Days|
|Morning Musume||Michishige Sayumi||May 19, 2012 – November 26, 2014||2 Years, 6 Months, 7 Days|
|Juice=Juice||Miyazaki Yuka||June 13, 2013 – June 17, 2019||6 Years, 4 Days|
|Morning Musume||Fukumura Mizuki||November 27, 2014 – present||7 Years, 1 Month, 28 Days|
|Kobushi Factory||Hirose Ayaka||March 8, 2015 – March 30, 2020||5 Years, 22 Days|
|Tsubaki Factory||Yamagishi Riko||August 8, 2015 – present||6 Years, 5 Months, 16 Days|
|CHICA#TETSU||Ichioka Reina||June 26, 2017 – present||4 Years, 6 Months, 29 Days|
|Ame no Mori Kawa Umi||Takase Kurumi||October 19, 2018 – present||3 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days|
|Juice=Juice||Kanazawa Tomoko||June 18, 2019 – November 24, 2021||2 Years, 5 Months, 6 Days|
|ANGERME||Takeuchi Akari||June 19, 2019 – present||2 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days|
|SeasoningS||Hirai Miyo||January 24, 2021 - present||1 Year, 0 Months, 0 Days|
|Juice=Juice||Uemura Akari||November 25, 2021 - present||0 Years, 1 Month, 30 Days|
- ^ ^ For leadership periods that begin or end with a inexact date (month and year are only provided), the length is calculated by the first day of that month.
- Petit Best series
- [2000.04.26] Petit Best ~Ki Ao Aka~ (プッチベスト～黄青あか～)
- [2001.12.19] Petit Best 2 ~3・7・10~ (プッチベスト2～三・7・10～)
- [2002.12.18] Petit Best 3 (プッチベスト3)
- [2003.12.17] Petit Best 4 (プッチベスト4)
- [2004.12.22] Petit Best 5 (プッチベスト5)
- [2005.12.26] Petit Best 6 (プッチベスト6)
- [2006.12.20] Petit Best 7 (プッチベスト7)
- [2007.12.12] Petit Best 8 (プッチベスト8)
- [2008.12.10] Petit Best 9 (プッチベスト9)
- [2009.12.02] Petit Best 10 (プッチベスト10)
- [2010.12.15] Petit Best 11 (プッチベスト11)
- [2011.12.07] Petit Best 12 (プッチベスト12)
- [2012.12.05] Petit Best 13 (プッチベスト13)
- [2013.12.11] Petit Best 14 (プッチベスト14)
- [2014.12.10] Petit Best 15 (プッチベスト15)
- [2015.12.16] Petit Best 16 (プッチベスト16)
- [2016.12.14] Petit Best 17 (プッチベスト17)
- [2017.12.13] Petit Best 18 (プッチベスト18)
- [2018.12.12] Petit Best 19 (プッチベスト19)
- [2020.01.08] Petit Best 20 2020 (プッチベスト20 2020)
- Remix albums
- [2002.10.30] CLUB Hello! TRANCE REMIX
- Hawaiian albums
- [2002.12.10] Hello! Project Best 1
- [2002.12.10] Hello! Project Best 2
- [2003.04.26] Hello! Project Best 3
- Mega Best albums
- [2008.12.10] Hello! Project Special Unit Mega Best
- [2008.12.10] Hello! Project Shuffle Unit Mega Best
- Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! series
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 1
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 2
- [2014.06.09] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 3
- [2014.06.09] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4
- [2014.08.13] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 5
- [2014.08.13] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 6
- [2021.02.10] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol.7
- [2009.07.15] Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~
- English Language Cover Albums
- [2001.12.19] Cover Morning Musume! ~Various Artist Covers "MORNING MUSUME"!~
- [2002.12.18] Cover Morning Musume Hello! Project!
- [2003.01.29] Hip Hits! Morning Musume Hello! Project International Collection
- Folk Songs / Douyou Pops
- [2001.11.29] FOLK SONGS (Ichii Sayaka with Nakazawa Yuko)
- [2001.11.29] The Douyou Pops 1 Christmas to Fuyu no Uta Shuu
- [2002.02.20] The Douyou Pops 2 Haru no Uta Shuu)
- [2002.05.22] FOLK SONGS 2 (Nakazawa Yuko, Matsuura Aya, Melon Kinenbi, Ishii Rika)
- [2002.06.25] The Douyou Pops 3 Natsu no Uta Shuu
- [2002.09.04] The Douyou Pops 4 Aki no Uta Shuu
- [2002.10.23] FS3 FOLK SONGS 3 Nakazawa Yuko, Goto Maki, Fujimoto Miki
- [2002.12.04] Shinsaku Douyou Pops 1
- [2003.03.06] Shinsaku Douyou Pops 2
- [2003.05.21] FS4 FOLK SONGS 4 Nakazawa Yuko, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, Melon Kinenbi
- [2004.02.25] FS5 Sotsugyou Nakazawa Yuko, Yasuda Kei, Goto Maki, Abe Natsumi, Matsuura Aya, Country Musume,
- [1999.07.23] Garage Opening Theme Song Shuu
- [1999.10.27] Garage Opening Theme Song Shuu Vol. 2
- [2000.01.26] Garage Opening Theme Song Shuu Vol. 3
- [2000.04.19] Garage Opening Theme Song Shuu Vol. 4
- [2002.11.27] Ai no Merry Christmas
- [2009.12.23] TOHOKU RAKUTEN GOLDEN EAGLES 5TH ANNIVERSARY "SONGS of RAKUTEN EAGLES " (Morning Musume, DEF.DIVA, GAM, ℃-ute)
- Radio Drama CDs
- See: Radio Drama Series
- Hello! Channel the DVD
- See: Hello! Channel the DVD
- [2020.10.21] Hello! Project Visual Commentary ~Member Osusume Live Eizou~ (ハロー！プロジェクト ビジュアルコメンタリー ～メンバーおすすめライブ映像～)
- Video Games
- [2000.04.27] Hello! Project 2000 Ashita no Ase, Fuu. (Hello!Project 2000 明日の汗、フー。)
- [2002.03.27] Hello! Project 2002 Perfect Harmony!
- [2002.04.24] Hello! Project 2002 Perfect Smile - Super Fine Photo Book
- [2002.08.28] Hello! Project 2002 Happy Dream ― Super Fine Photo Book 2
- [2003.03.13] Hello! Project 2003 Hora ne! Aishiteru (Hello!Project 2003 ほらネ!あいしてるっ)
- [2005.11.09] Hello! Project Town (ハロプロ タウン)
- Concert Photobooks
- [2001.05.10] Hello! Project 2001 Sugoizo! 21st Century GREEN BOOK
- [2001.05.10] Hello! Project 2001 Sugoizo! 21st Century RED BOOK
- [2001.09.28] Hello! Project 2001 TOGETHER! SUMMER PARTY
- [2002.09.13] Hello! Project 2002 Minna Shiawase ni Na~re! (Zenpen) (Hello!Project 2002 みんな幸せにな〜れっ!(前編))
- [2002.09.13] Hello! Project 2002 Minna Shiawase ni Na~re! (Kohen) (Hello!Project 2002 みんな幸せにな〜れっ!(後編))
- [2003.04.03] Hello! Project 2003 Tanoshin Jattemasu! (Hello!Project 2003 楽しんじゃってます!)
- [2003.10.16] Hello! Project 2003 Natsu Yossha! Bikkuri Summer!! Kanzen Hozonban Super Review "Minna, Arigato." (Hello!Project 2003夏 よっしゃ!ビッグリサマー!! 完全保存版スーパーレビュー『みんな､ありがと。』)
- [2004.09.01] Hello! Project 2004 summer Natsu no Doon! (Hello!Project 2004 summer 夏のドーン!)
- [2005.03.16] Hello! Project 2005 Winter All-Stars Dairanbu Iida Kaori Sotsugyou Special (Hello!Project2005 winterオールスターズ大乱舞 飯田圭織卒業スペシャル)
- [2005.03.16] Hello! Project 2005 Winter HAPPY BOX Akagumi (Hello!Project 2005 winter HAPPY BOX 紅組)
- [2005.03.16] Hello! Project 2005 Winter HAPPY BOX Shirogumi (Hello!Project 2005 winter HAPPY BOX 白組)
- [2005.09.07] Hello! Project 2005 NATSU NO KAYOU SHOW'05 SELECTION! COLLECTION!
- [2006.03.10] Hello! Project 2006 Winter Zeninshuu GO! (Hello!Project 2006 Winter 全員集GO!)
- [2006.08.31] Hello! Project 2006 Summer Wonderful Hearts Land Kanzen Hozonban Siper Review (Hello!Project 2006 Summer ワンダフルハーツランド 完全保存スーパーレビュー)
- [2009.03.18] Hello! Project 2009 Winter ~ Complete LIVE Shashinshuu (Hello!Project 2009 Winter〜コンプリートLIVE写真集)
- [2012.03.30] Hello! Project 2012 Winter Hello★Pro Tengoku Live Shashinshuu ~Rock-chan & Funky-chan~ (Hello!Project 2012 Winter ハロ★プロ天国ライブ写真集〜ロックちゃん＆ファンキーちゃん〜)
- Minna Daisuki, Chu!
- [2002.05.10] Hello! Project 2002 Minna Daisuki, Chu! Hajimete no Tezukuri Album (Hello!Project 2002 みんな大好き、チュッ！初めての手づくりアルバム)
- [2002.10.09] Hello! Project 2002 Minna Daisuki, Chu! 2 Tezukuri Album (Hello!Project 2002 みんな大好き､チュッ! 2手づくりアルバム)
- [2003.04.16] Hello! Project 2003 Minna Daisuki, Chu! 3 Ii Koto Ariso! (Hello!Project 2003 みんな大好き、チュッ！3いいことありそっ！)
- [2003.10.18] Hello! Project 2003 Minna Daisuki, Chu! 4 Egao ga Ippai! (Hello!Project 2003 みんな大好き、チュッ！4笑顔がいっぱいっ!)
- [2004.04.01] Hello! Project 2004 Minna Daisuki, Chu! 5 Hello Pro Times (Hello!Project 2004 みんな大好き、チュッ！5ハロプロ・タイムズ)
- [2004.10.14] Hello! Project 2004 Minna Daisuki, Chu! 6 Hello Pro News (Hello!Project 2004 みんな大好き、チュッ！6ハロプロニュース)
- [2005.04.15] Hello! Project 2005 Minna Daisuki, Chu! 7 Hello Pro Note (Hello!Project 2005 みんな大好き、チュッ！7ハロプロ・ノート)
- [2006.04.14] Hello! Project 2006 Winter Minna Daisuki, Chu! 8 Best Self Shot (Hello!Project 2006 winter みんな大好き、チュッ！8ベストセルフショット)
- [2006.04.14] Hello! Project 2006 Winter Minna Daisuki, Chu! 8 Kawaii NG? Shot (Hello!Project 2006 Winter みんな大好き､チュッ!8かわいいNG?ショット)
- [2006.09.28] Hello! Project 2006 Summer Minna Daisuki, Chu! 9 Egao! Hengao! Kime Pose! (Hello!Project 2006 Summer みんな大好き、チュッ！9 笑顔！変顔！決めポーズ！)
- Best Shot!!
- [2005.03.23] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.14
- [2006.03.31] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.15
- [2007.02.01] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.16
- [2009.03.29] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.17
- [2010.03.24] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Haru Vol.18
- [2012.03.28] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.19
- [2013.03.18] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.20
- [2014.01.25] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.21
- [2015.03.25] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.22
- [2016.03.23] Hello! Project BEST SHOT!! Vol.23
- Concert Books
- [2010.05.15] Mobekimasu! & Shuffle Date "Hello! Project 2010 Winter Uta Chou Fuugetsu" (モベキマス！＆シャッフルデート『Hello!Project 2010 Winter 歌超風月』)
- [2011.04.08] Hello! Project 2011 Winter Kangei Shinsen Matsuri (Hello!Project 2011 Winter 歓迎新鮮まつり)
- Guide Books
-  Hello! Project 10th Anniversary DATA BOOK 2009
- [2013.11.08] HELLO! PROJECT COMPLETE SINGLE BOOK
- [2015.03.18] HELLO! PROJECT COMPLETE ALBUM BOOK
- [2018.04.02] HELLO! PROJECT COMPLETE SINGLE BOOK 20th Anniversary Edition
- Hello! Channel Official Mook
- See: Hello! Channel
- Hello Pro Maruwakari BOOK
- See: Hello Pro Maruwakari BOOK Series
- [1999.01.05 - 2002.03.26] Idol wo Sagase!
- [2000.01.04 - 2000.09.29] Morning Musume no Heso
- [2000.04.02 - 2007.04.01] Hello! Morning
- [2002.04.02 - 2002.12.24] Morning Musume Tsuushin (モーニング娘。通信)
- [2003.03.31 - 2003.09.27] Sexy Onnajyuku (セクシー女塾)
- [2003.09.29 - 2003.12.26] Soreyuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)
- [2004.01.05 - 2004.04.02] Yoroshiku! Senpai (よろしく!センパイ)
- [2004.04.05 - 2004.10.01] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
- [2004.10.04 - 2004.12.24] Majokko Rikachan no Magical Biyuuden
- [2005.01.05 - 2005.04.01] Musume Document 2005 (娘。ドキュメント2005)
- [2005.04.04 - 2006.05.05] Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
- [2006.05.08 - 2006.09.29] Musume DOKYU! Eruda Yonchoume no Hitobito (娘DOKYU!～絵流田4丁目の人々～)
- [2006.10.02 - 2008.03.28] Uta Doki! Pop Classics
- [2006.11.04 - 2007.02.17] ℃-ute has come. ~℃-ute ga Yatte Kita~
- [2007.04.08 - 2008.09.28] Haromoni@
- [2008.03.31 - 2008.10.03] Berikyuu!
- [2008.10.06 - 2009.03.27] Yorosen!
- [2009.04.02 - 2010.03.25] Bijo Houdan
- [2010.04.01 - 2011.04.14] Bijo Gaku
- [2011.04.21 - 2012.05.24] Hello Pro! TIME
- [2012.06.07 - 2013.12.26] Hello! SATOYAMA Life
- [2014.01.09 - 2019.03.25] The Girls Live
- [2014.04.24 - 2014.09.25] ℃-ute no Challenge TV
- [2019.04.01 - 2020.03.31] AI・DOL PROJECT
- [2019.08.28 - present] Hello Pro! TOKYO Sanpo (ハロプロ!TOKYO散歩)
- [2020.04.07 - present] Hello Dream. (ハロドリ。)
- [2020.04.15 - 2020.04.22] KURAGAE ~Watashitachi no Koto, Oshite Kudasai!~ (KURAGAE –私たちのこと、推してください！-)
- [2020.07.04 - 2020.07.20] Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!" (Hello!Project presents…「ソロフェス！」)
- [2020.09.26] ANGERME no Kekkyoku wa LOVE desho!! (アンジュルムの結局はLOVEでしょ!!)
- [2021.07.26 - 2022.01.10] Ikuze! Tsubaki Factory (行くぜ！つばきファクトリー)
- [2021.08.16] Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes! 2" (Hello!Project presents…「ソロフェス！2」)
- [2006.03.03 - 2006.11.24] Hello Pro Hour
- [2018.08.26 - 2018.11.13] Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019.03.21 - 2022.01.05] Hello Pro Dance Gakuen
- [2019.04.27 - 2020.08.13] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
- [2019.10.24 - 2020.07.30] Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE
- [2019.11.19 - 2020.01.28] Hello Pro ONE×ONE
- [2020.07.19 - 2020.08.16] Hello Pro Live Jikkyou!
- [2020.10.30 - 2021.03.26] Hello! Project presents... "premier seat"
- [2020.11.12 - 2020.12.17] Hello Pro no Collab NIGHT!
Many of the groups/girls in Hello! Project host radio shows or have in the past. They include guest speakers, upcoming release previews, the girls' selected choices of music and often funny radio skits or segments.
- [1997.11.02 - present] Young Town Douyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日) - Akashiya Sanma (main host), Murakami Shoji, Iikubo Haruna (since 2013.04), Yokoyama Reina (since 2017.12.16) with various guest appearances
- [2012.04.14 - present] Morning Musume '21 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。'21のモーニング女学院〜放課後ミーティング〜) - Morning Musume '21
- [2013.04.04 - present] BAKUNAI (爆夜〜BAKUNAI) - Ganso Bakushouo, Uemura Akari and Dambara Ruru (since 2021.11.28) with various guest appearances
- [2013.10.03 - present] We are Juice=Juice - Juice=Juice
- [2014.04.05 - present] Hello! SATOYAMA&SATOUMI Club - Ono Mizuho (since 2017.07), Takase Kurumi (since 2019.06) with occasional guests Ono and Takase alternate as hosts
- [2014.09.30 - present] 60TRYbu (60TRY部) - Takeuchi Akari (Tuesdays; since 2015.12), Kishimoto Yumeno (Tuesdays; since 2020.01) with various guests Takeuchi and Kishimoto alternate as hosts
- [2015.01.04 - present] AS1422 (アンジュルムステーション1422) - ANGERME
- [2015.04.01 - present] JAPAN Hello Pro NETWORK (JAPAN ハロプロ NETWORK) - rotating hosts
- [2016.05.03 - present] Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi (ハロ！モバ宣伝会議) - Nonaka Miki, Kawamura Ayano (since 2019.03), Maeda Kokoro (since 2019.03) *Hello! Project Mobile exclusive radio show
- [2016.05.31 - present] Morning Musume '21 Makino Maria no Marian♥LOVErin Desu♥ (モーニング娘｡'21牧野真莉愛のまりあん♥LOVEりんですっ♥) - Makino Maria
- [2016.07.06 - present] Airi's Potion - Suzuki Airi
- [2017.04.06 - present] Morning Musume '21 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'21のモーニングダイアリー) - Morning Musume 12th generation, 13th generation, 14th generation, 15th generation
- [2017.06.07 - present] Fukumura no Heya (ふくむらの部屋) - Fukumura Mizuki *Hello! Project Mobile exclusive radio show
- [2017.07.18 - present] Tonari no Yajiman Ka (隣のやじまん家) - Yajima Maimi *Hello! Project Mobile exclusive radio show
- [2018.01.05 - present] Tsubaki Factory no Camellia Night (つばきファクトリーのキャメリアナイト) - Tsubaki Factory
- [2019.04.04 - present] Juice=Juice Inaba Manaka no manakan Palette Box (Juice=Juice 稲場愛香の manakan Palette Box) - Inaba Manaka
- [2020.01.05 - present] Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!! (ハロプロ研修生の只今ラジオ勉強中！！) - Hello Pro Kenshuusei
- [2020.04.01 - present] BEYOOOOONDS no O no Kazu wa Itsutsu Desu (BEYOOOOONDSのOの数は5つです) - BEYOOOOONDS
- [2020.04.04 - present] BEYOOOOONDS no Byo~~~~~tto Tobikoe Night! (BEYOOOOONDSのビヨ～～～～～っと飛び越えナイト！) - BEYOOOOONDS
- [2020.04.16 - present] GIRLS♡GIRLS♡GIRLS = FULL BOOST Inoue Rei no Music Letters (GIRLS♡GIRLS♡GIRLS = FULL BOOST 井上玲音のMusic Letters) - Inoue Rei
- [2020.10.03 - present] Music Palette♪ - Miyazaki Yuka
- [2021.12.04 - present] BEYOOOOONDS no DOYOOOOOB! (BEYOOOOONDSのDOYOOOOOB!) - Ichioka Reina and Kiyono Momohime with a different OCHA NORMA member each week
- [2022.01.01 - present] Miyamoto Karin no Zatsudan Radio (宮本佳林の雑談ラジオ) - Miyamoto Karin
- [2022.01.02 - present] OCHA NORMA Ishiguri Kanami no Hello! Real☆School (OCHA NORMA 石栗奏美のHello! リアル☆スクール) - Ishiguri Kanami
- Last updated: February 10, 2020
|Morning Musume (1997-present)||23,423,416*|
|Heike Michiyo (1997-2002)||243,980|
|Nakazawa Yuko (1998-2009)||353,592|
|Taiyou to Ciscomoon (1999-2000)||735,952|
|Coconuts Musume (1999-2001)||21,250|
|Country Musume (1999-2009)||451,232|
|Melon Kinenbi (2000-2009)||363,060|
|Maeda Yuki (2000-2009)||11,619|
|Matsuura Aya (2001-2009)||3,101,710|
|Goto Maki (2001-2007)||2,029,422|
|Fujimoto Miki (2002-2009)||536,484|
|Iida Kaori (2003-2009)||42,228|
|Abe Natsumi (2003-2009)||721,314|
|Morning Musume Otome Gumi (2003-2004)||217,177|
|Morning Musume Sakura Gumi (2003-2004)||232,530|
|Berryz Koubou (2004-2015)||1,684,795|
|Nochiura Natsumi (2004-2005)||106,362|
|Kusumi Koharu (2006-2009)||369,019|
|Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai (2007)||75,896|
|Tsuji Nozomi (2007)||5,452|
|Ongaku Gatas (2007-2009)||67,575|
|Athena & Robikerottsu (2007-2008)||12,284|
|Mano Erina (2008-2013)||280,262|
|Shugo Chara Egg! (2008-2009)||36,463|
|Guardians 4 (2009-2010)||41,909|
|Country Girls (2015-2019)||163,352|
|Kobushi Factory (2015-2020)||274,821*|
|Tsubaki Factory (2015-present)||301,016*|
- Last updated: April 23, 2013
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