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Hirai Miyo (平井美葉) is a Japanese pop singer and dancer under Hello! Project as the leader of the sub-group SeasoningS and a member of the combined group BEYOOOOONDS.

Biography[]

Hirai Miyo, March 2021

Hirai Miyo, November 2019

Hirai Miyo, August 2019

Hirai Miyo, August 2019

Hirai Miyo, April 2019

Hirai Miyo, December 2018

Early Life[]

Hirai Miyo was born on December 11, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan

2016[]

Hirai participated in the Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition, but failed.[2]

2017[]

In the fall, Hirai participated in the Hello! Project Shin Member Audition. She was one of the 89 candidates remaining in the second round, but she failed to become a finalist.[3]

2018[]

On December 3, during the BEYOOOOONDS Ouen Kikaku FC Event 2018 ~Fuyu no Jin ZIN~ at Yamano Hall, Hirai was revealed alongside Kobayashi Honoka and Satoyoshi Utano as the three winners of the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition.[4] They would be part of BEYOOOOONDS together with CHICA#TETSU and Ame no Mori Kawa Umi.[5]

2019[]

In June, Hirai joined the Hello! Project Dance Club alongside Satoyoshi Utano.[6]

On December 11, Hirai celebrated her 20th birthday in a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS Hirai Miyo Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.

2020[]

On December 11, Hirai celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS Hirai Miyo Birthday Event 2020, with two shows at LANDMARK HALL.

2021[]

On January 24, Hirai was announced as the leader of SeasoningS.[7]

On December 11, Hirai celebrated her 22nd birthday in a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / SeasoningS Hirai Miyo Birthday Event 2021, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL. Her photobook Belles feuilles was announced on the same day.

2022[]

On April 19, Hirai began hosting a new Hello! Project Mobile radio show titled Miyo-chan Ka no Engawa replacing Yajima Maimi's radio show Tonari no Yajima Ka.[8][9][10]

Personal Life[]

She has an older sister.

When Hirai joined BEYOOOOONDS, she was in her first year of university.[11] As of April 2019, Hirai is currently in second year of university.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Hirai Miyo:

  • Miyo (みよ)[1]
  • Miyo-chan (みよちゃん): Used by BEYOOOOONDS members.[12][13][14]
  • Miyo~n (みよ〜ん): A nickname given to her by Suzuki Keita when she joined BEYOOOOONDS.[15]
  • Miyorin (みよりん)
  • MiyoMiyo (みよみよ)

Profile[]

  • Special Skills: Dance, painting
  • Hobbies: Photography, watching theater, dance
  • Favorite Music Genres: K-pop, Western
  • Favorite Sport: Dance
  • Motto: "Mi wo sutete koso ukabuse mo are" (身を捨ててこそ浮かぶ瀬もあれ; Nothing ventured, nothing gained)
  • Favorite Hello! Project song: Ashita Tenki ni Naare
  • Looks Up To: Ishida Ayumi, Nonaka Miki[16]

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Hirai Miyo/Discography

    Original Songs[]

    • [2019] Boat

    Fanclub DVDs[]

    Publications[]

    Main article: Hirai Miyo/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]

    Works[]

    Theater[]

    TV Programs[]

    Internet[]

    Radio[]

    • [2022–] Miyo-chan Ka no Engawa (みよちゃん家の縁側) (Hello! Project Mobile exclusive)

    Trivia[]

    • She has learned 14 years of classical ballet and half a year of both jazz and contemporary dance under a teacher. She also took hip hop for half a year when she entered university.[17]
    • She did not truly enjoy dancing until she was in middle school, when she discovered Sugawara Koharu and was impressed by her dancing.[17]
    • She became a fan of Takarazuka in 2007 after watching a TV broadcast of the Flower Troupe's Grand Romance "Akechi Kogorou no Jikenbo ― Kurotokage" ~Edogawa Rampo Saku "Kurotokage" Yori~ and TUXEDO JAZZ performances.[18]
    • Her favorite Takarazuka show is "Wakaki Hi no Uta wa Wasureji".
    • She is interested in writing lyrics and song composition.
    • She applied to the Takarazuka Music School at one point.
    • She became a fan of Hello! Project after her older sister showed her music videos. Her desire to become a performer and her admiration of Hello! Project idols for their high skills led to her taking the audition.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    First
    Oldest Member of SeasoningS
    January 24, 2021 – Present
    Succeeded by
    Incumbent
    Preceded by
    First
    Leader of Seasonings
    January 24, 2021 – Present
    Succeeded by
    Incumbent

    References[]

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "シューティングを超えるアイドル「ハロプロ2.0」BEYOOOOONDSインタビュー(3)" (in Japanese). ENTAME next. 2019-04-18.
    2. Interview with Hirai Miyo / BEYOOOOONDS (English translation). Idol and Read #30. 2022-03-07
    3. Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #1. AbemaTV. 2017-11-13.
    4. "BEYOOOOONDS 加入メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-12-03.
    5. "新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-10-19.
    6. Hirai Miyo. "広島2日目〜harmony〜!そして昨日は憧れのダンス部! 平井美葉" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-07-14.
    7. "3人へのお知らせ【BEYOOOOONDS】" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official YouTube Channel. 2021-01-24.
    8. https://twitter.com/halomoba/status/1506933778962616328?s=21
    9. https://twitter.com/halomoba/status/1516404548998668289?s=21
    10. https://twitter.com/halomoba/status/1516742056030633984?s=21
    11. Nishida Shiori. "12人のBEYOOOOONDS!西田汐里" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog. 2018-12-03.
    12. Shimakura Rika. "はぴば♡島倉りか" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog. 2018-12-11.
    13. Eguchi Saya. "♡スキップるんるん♡江口紗耶" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog. 2018-12-19.
    14. 14.0 14.1 Yamazaki Yuhane. "ʚ 新しい仲間 ɞ 山﨑夢羽" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog. 2019-01-04.
    15. 15.0 15.1 "BEYOOOOONDS FCイベント2018 ~冬の陣ZIN ~" (in Japanese). Suzuki Keita Official Blog. 2018-12-03.
    16. Nishida Shiori. "尊敬する先輩。西田汐里" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog. 2018-12-13.
    17. 17.0 17.1 Hirai Miyo. "踊ること。平井美葉" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-01-10.
    18. Hirai Miyo. "タカラヅカ! 平井美葉" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-01-22.

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