Lǐ Chún (李纯), currently known as Lǐ Qìnyáo (李沁謡) in China and best known by her Japanese stage name Junjun (ジュンジュン), is a Chinese singer and actress. She was announced to be joining as an eighth generation member of Morning Musume on March 15, 2007. Along with Linlin, she is one of only two members in the history of Morning Musume that is not of Japanese origin. She graduated from the group on December 15, 2010 with Kamei Eri and Linlin.
JunJun was born on January 11, 1988 in China, to a couple whose name are undisclosed.
Junjun participated in the Super Girl contest and then made it into the top 50, but did not win.
After losing the contest, Japanese producer Tsunku had contacted her, along with other Super Girl contestants who had also failed, and held an audition for Morning Musume in Beijing, China, that was even kept from the members themselves.
On March 15, Junjun, along with Linlin, were officially announced to be joining the eighth generation of all girl J-pop group Morning Musume as a "foreign student". Tsunku believed that she and Linlin would be a key for Morning Musume's planned expansion into Asia in 2007. Three days later, on March 18, she made her Japanese television debut on Hello! Morning. Within the same week, she moved to Tokyo, Japan.
Her first stage appearance took place during Morning Musume leader Yoshizawa Hitomi's graduation concert on May 6, 2007 at Saitama Super Arena.
It was announced that Morning Musume would collaborate with the female theatre group Takazuka in production of Cinderella the Musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The musical started on the 8th of August. Junjun took on the role of a page and a princess during the production.
It was announced that Morning Musume would attend the annual event, Anime Expo in Los Angeles California in July 2009. All the current lineup including Junjun attended the event as guests of honor. Morning Musume held autograph sessions and a concert at the convention. The number of fans that attended the event was over 7,000 people. For the Hello! Project Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~, she was assigned to be apart of the new shuffle group, Zoku v-u-den (続・美勇伝) alongside Michishige Sayumi and Sugaya Risako.
On May 16, 2010, Junjun announced with Linlin 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, 2010 that Junjun would graduate from Hello! Project and Morning Musume along with fellow Chinese 8th Gen member Linlin and 6th Generation member Kamei Eri.
|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.
Junjun's graduation was held on December 15, 2010. She has since returned to China.
In June, Junjun returned to Japan, shortly before, Linlin also returned to Japan. It was announced on Junjun's weibo account that she would be appearing in a movie entitled "Ai yi Miao".
In September, Junjun enrolled in the Beijing Film Academy.
Later in the year, she became one of the promotional Game Girls for a Chinese game called Rise of Dynasty.
On November 3, Junjun married Chinese musician and music producer Zheng Nan.
In May 2015, Junjun announced through her Weibo account that she has changed her Chinese name from Lǐ Chún (李纯) to Lǐ Qìnyáo (李沁謡) for her professional work, but did not disclose the reasons behind the change.
On May 28, she revealed through her Weibo account that she gave birth to her first child.
When Junjun joined Morning Musume, she was 19 years old.
- Current Stage Name: Lǐ Qìnyáo (李沁謡)
- Japanese Stage Name: Junjun (ジュンジュン)
- Birth Name: Lǐ Chún (李純, リー・チュン)
- Nicknames: JJ, Junko (ジュンコ), Banana Jun, Jun-chan, Panda
- Birthdate: January 11, 1988 (February 11, 1988 according to family registrar)
- Birthplace: Yueyang, Hunan, China
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 168 cm (5 ft 6.1 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Capricorn
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2007-03-15: Morning Musume Member
- 2010-12-15: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- 2007-03-15: Joined UP-FRONT AGENCY
- 2010-12-15: Graduated
- Years in Morning Musume: 3 Years
- Former Morning Musume Color:
- Blue (2007-2010)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Zoku v-u-den (2009-2010)
- Concert Units:
- Main article: Junjun/Discography
- [2010.11.13] Morning Musume Junjun & Linlin Sotsugyou Memorial
- Main article: Junjun/Publications
- [2011.02.16] Morning Musume Live Shashinshuu "Rival Survival" ~Kamei Eri Junjun Linlin Sotsugyou 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~)
-  Hello! Morning (ハロー！モーニング。)
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
- [2007, 2008] Tunnels no Minasan no Okagedeshita (とんねるずのみなさんのおかげでした) (2 episodes)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
-  FUJIWARA no Arigatai to Omoe! (FUJIWARAのありがたいと思えッ!) (3 episodes)
-  Bijo Houdan (美女放談) (2 episodes)
-  Bijo Gaku (美女学)
-  Hanbun Esper (半分エスパー)
-  Fēicháng Zhái (非常宅)
-  Nǚrén Bāng•Niūer(女人幫•妞兒)
-  Shēnyè dí Shì (深夜的士)
-  Tiě Xiě Hóng Ān (鐵血紅安)
-  Xiǎo Shídài Zhī Zhézhǐ Shídài (小時代之摺紙時代; Tiny Times)
-  Yǒngbào Xīngxīng de Yuèliàng (擁抱星星的月亮)
-  Dōngfāng Zhànchǎng (東方戰場)
-  Keitai Deka The Movie 3: Morning Musume Kyuushutsu Daisakusen! ~Pandora no Hako no Himitsu~ (ケータイ刑事 THE MOVIE3 モーニング娘。救出大作戦！～パンドラの箱の秘密)
-  Ài Yī Miǎo (爱一秒; Love in a Second)
-  Mèngbǎogǔ (夢寶穀)
-  Quánmín Mùjí (全民目擊; Silent Witness)
-  Guǐ Hūn (詭婚)
-  Hēisè Wǎngshì (嘿澀往事)
-  Chǒunán Dà Fānshēn (醜男大翻身)
-  Yīlíhégǔ (伊黎河穀)
-  Yuàn Wú Suìyuè (愿无岁月)
-  Càiniǎo Biànxíng Jì (菜鸟变形计)
-  Dōngyóu (東遊)
-  Dreaming Places Makes Us Dream
Junjun's Date of Birth
According to the Morning Musume application and her family register lists her birthday as February 11, 1988. She was actually born on January 11. The mistake was made by her mother when she filled the family registration, she wrote February 11 instead of Junjun's actual birthdate. She later noticed that she made a mistake by one whole month. Junjun prefers to celebrate her actual birthday, January 11, despite all the confusion.
|Oldest Member of Zoku v-u-den
2009 – 2010