Matsuura Aya (松浦亜弥) is a Japanese singer. She was an idol soloist under Hello! Project until her graduation on March 31, 2009. She has appeared on several TV shows and has been a spokesperson in many commercials, including Pretz, Gogo no Kocha, and Pocky. Since the end of 2013, Matsuura has been on hiatus from entertainment activities.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Profile
- 3 Discography
- 4 Discography Participated In
- 5 Works
- 6 Publications
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See Also
- 9 Total Sales Count
- 10 References
- 11 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
2000[edit | edit source]
2001-2002[edit | edit source]
She debuted in 2001 with the single "Dokki Doki! LOVE Mail". Her debut performance with Hello! Project was in April at Morning Musume's Live Revolution 21 Haru ~Osaka Jou Hall Saishuu Bi~ concert.
Her debut album, First KISS, was released in 2002 following a number of single releases and she also participated in various shuffle units with other Hello! Project artists. She quickly became a favorite among Hello! Project fans.
2005[edit | edit source]
Matsuura had released four studio albums and a collection of singles that have achieved respectable placings on the Oricon chart, though so far she has yet to make it to the top spot. She previously had a radio show called Let's do it!! and also had a radio show called Matsuura Aya no All Night Nippon that started on March 30, 2005.
2006[edit | edit source]
On October 9, both concerts she was supposed to hold that day were cancelled due to ill health, and several unsourced rumors emerged considering the possibility that she might be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder. Following the cancellation of the two concerts, Matsuura’s management confirmed the rumors, reporting that the young idol had been taking painkillers to continue working and scheduled a press conference to discuss her condition. The following day, Matsuura made a public statement on PBS apologizing to her fans and expressing her desire to get back to her singing career as soon as possible.
Following the press conference, Matsuura returned to her normal hosting duties on her weekly radio show, Matsuura Aya no All Night Nippon and returned to singing in a limited capacity, as demonstrated in her appearance on Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ on October 23.
2008[edit | edit source]
On March 8, Matsuura performed as a secret guest at the opening ceremony of the Fourth Special Olympics Japan Winter National Games, a national event in preparation of the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Boise, Idaho. She performed the song "Kizuna", which was released on May 21 as her 20th single.
It was officially announced on October 18, that Matsuura would be graduating from Hello! Project along with the rest of Elder Club.
2009[edit | edit source]
Matsuura graduated from Hello! Project on March 31.
On August 26, Matsuura opened her own blog called "Ayablog" and announced that her upcoming tour would be her last for two or three years
2010[edit | edit source]
Matsuura opened up a Twitter account on September 29. The account was confirmed via her manager's account.
2011[edit | edit source]
On August 30, it was announced Matsuura was diagnosed with endometriosis.
On November 9, she announced a best of album would be released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her debut as a Hello! Project soloist. Matsuura Aya 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST was later released on December 21.
2012[edit | edit source]
On December 31, it was announced that Matsuura would be getting married to w-inds. lead singer, Tachibana Keita.
2013[edit | edit source]
On August 4, Matsuura and Tachibana submitted their marriage application and became legally married after dating for the past 12 years. Their wedding ceremony was held in Oahu, Hawaii on October 7.
On October 1, she was transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE.
On December 31, Matsuura performed in the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.
2014[edit | edit source]
On September 22, Tachibana announced Matsuura was seven months pregnant and was expected to give birth to their first child before the year's end.
On December 24, Tachibana and Matsuura announced via their agencies that they became the parents of a healthy baby girl. The couple did not reveal the details on the baby including her name and her exact date of birth.
2017[edit | edit source]
On September 16, UP-FRONT CREATE announced that Matsuura's contract had expired on September 15. A discussion on her future activities due to its upcoming expiration resulted in an amicable termination of her exclusive management contract with UP-FRONT GROUP. It was also reported that Matsuura plans on joining her husband's agency, RISINGPRODUCTION, in the future.
2018[edit | edit source]
On July 8, Tachibana revealed Matsuura was pregnant with their second child after he posted on Twitter: "I will soon be the father of two children. Please continue supporting us hereafter." On July 31, he announced that Matsuura had given birth with an Instagram photo of all four family members' hands.
2020[edit | edit source]
On December 9, Tachibana announced that Matsuura had given birth to their third child with an Instagram photo.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Birth/Stage Name: Matsuura Aya (松浦亜弥)
- Legal Name: Tachibana Aya (橘亜弥)
- Nickname: Ayaya (あやや), Ayarin.
- Birthdate: June 25, 1986
- Birthplace: Himeji, Hyogo, Japan
- Blood Type: B
- Height: 159 cm (5 ft 2.5 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Cancer
- Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
- Nochiura Natsumi Color: Yellow-Green
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Concert Units:
- Shuffle Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Shopping
- Special skill: Tennis
- Favorite colors: White, black, pink, tear color
- Favorite word: Love
- Favorite food: Rice, miso soup, fruits
- Disliked food: broccoli, cauliflower, celery, parsley
Discography[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Matsuura Aya Discography
- Studio Albums
- [2002.01.01] First KISS (ファーストKISS)
- [2003.01.29] T・W・O
- [2004.01.01] ×3
- [2006.11.29] Naked Songs
- [2007.10.10] Double Rainbow (ダブル レインボウ)
- [2009.01.21] Omoi Afurete (想いあふれて)
- [2010.11.24] Click you Link me
- Best Albums
- [2003.12.15] 2003-Nendo Natsu Hawaii Genteiban Single Best
- [2005.03.24] Matsuura Aya Best 1 (松浦亜弥ベスト1)
- [2005.03.25] 2005-nendo Hawaii Genteiban Single Best
- [2011.12.21] Matsuura Aya 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST (松浦亜弥 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST)
- Other Albums
- [2003.03.05] Sougen no Hito Original Cast Ban (ミュージカル『草原の人』オリジナルキャスト盤) (musical soundtrack)
- Major Singles
- [2001.04.11] Dokki Doki! LOVE Mail (ドッキドキ! LOVE メール)
- [2001.06.13] Tropica~l Koishite~ru (トロピカ~ル恋して~る)
- [2001.09.05] LOVE Namida Iro (LOVE涙色)
- [2001.11.28] 100 Kai no KISS (100回のKISS)
- [2002.02.06] ♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡ (♡桃色片想い♡)
- [2002.05.29] Yeah! Meccha Holiday (Yeah! めっちゃホリディ)
- [2002.09.19] The Bigaku (The 美学)
- [2002.12.11] Sougen no Hito (草原の人)
- [2003.03.12] Ne~e? (ね~え?)
- [2003.06.04] GOOD BYE Natsuo (GOOD BYE 夏男)
- [2003.09.26] THE LAST NIGHT
- [2004.01.28] Kiseki no Kaori Dance. (奇跡の香りダンス。)
- [2004.03.10] Hyacinth (風信子)
- [2004.07.14] YOUR SONG ~Seishun Sensei~ (YOUR SONG ~青春宣誓~)
- [2004.10.20] Watarasebashi (渡良瀬橋)
- [2005.02.23] Zutto Suki de Ii desu ka (ずっと好きでいいですか)
- [2005.09.21] Ki ga Tsukeba Anata (気がつけば あなた)
- [2006.02.01] Suna wo Kamu You ni...NAMIDA (砂を噛むように···NAMIDA)
- [2007.08.29] Egao (笑顔)
- [2008.05.21] Kizuna (きずな)
- [2009.02.11] Chocolate Damashii (チョコレート魂)
- Digital Singles
- [2011.03.30] Futari Osaka (ふたり大阪)
- Other Singles
- MV Compilations
- Image DVDs
- Concert DVDs
- Main article: Matsuura Aya Concerts
- [2002.08.07] Matsuura Aya First Concert Tour 2002 Haru "First Date"
- [2003.02.19] Yeah! Meccha Live at Nakano Sun Plaza
- [2003.09.18] Concert Tour 2003 Haru ~Matsu Ring PINK~
- [2004.02.04] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2003 Aki ~Ayaya Hit Parade!~
- [2004.08.11] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2004 Haru ~Watashi to Watashi to Anata~
- [2004.12.01] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2004 Aki ~Matsu◇Crystal◇Yoyogi Special~
- [2005.07.20] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2005 Haru 101 Kaime no KISS ~HAND IN HAND~
- [2005.12.07] Hello☆Pro Party~! 2005 ~Matsuura Aya Captain Kouen~
- [2006.03.29] Suna wo Kamu You ni... NAMIDA ~Studio Live~
- [2006.09.06] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2006 Haru ~OTONA no NAMIDA~
- [2006.10.25] Live in Shanghai
- [2007.01.17] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2006 Aki "Shinka no Kisetsu..."
- [2008.01.23] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2007 Aki ~Double Rainbow~
- [2008.09.24] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2008 Haru "AYA The Witch"
- [2008.11.XX] Matsuura Aya Fan Club Event 2008
- [2009.11.XX] Matsuura Aya Maniac Live Vol.2
- [2009.12.23] Matsuura Aya Concert Tour 2009 Aki ~Omoi Afurete~
- [2010.10.XX] Matsuura Aya Maniac Live Vol.3
- [2012.05.XX] Matsuura Aya Maniac Live Vol.4
- [2013.11.XX] Matsuura Aya Maniac Live Vol.5
- [2015.02.11] Matsuura Aya Luxury Christmas Night 2013 at COTTON CLUB
Discography Participated In[edit | edit source]
- 3nin Matsuri
- Odoru 11
- H.P. All Stars
- Nochiura Natsumi
- Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers
- Hello! Project
- The Douyou Pops 1 Christmas to Fuyu no Uta Shuu
- Petit Best 2 ~3・7・10~
- The Douyou Pops 2 Haru no Uta Shuu
- Folk Songs 2
- The Douyou Pops 3 Natsu no Uta Shuu
- The Douyou Pops 4 Aki no Uta Shuu
- Shinsaku Douyou Pops 1
- Petit Best 3
- Shinsaku Douyou Pops 2
- Petit Best 4
- FS5 Sotsugyou
- Petit Best 5
- Petit Best 6
- Petit Best 7
- Petit Best 8
- Hello! Project Shuffle Unit Mega Best
- Hello! Project Special Unit Mega Best
- Petit Best 9
- Petit Best 10
- TOHOKU RAKUTEN GOLDEN EAGLES 5TH ANNIVERSARY "SONGS of RAKUTEN EAGLES"
- Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4
- Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 5
- Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 6
- Petit Best 20 2020
Works[edit | edit source]
DVD/VHS[edit | edit source]
- [2001.04.25] Bi Shoujo Nikki Part 1 (美・少女日記 Part 1) VHS
- [2001.06.27] Bi Shoujo Nikki Part 2 (美・少女日記 Part 2) VHS
- [2001.09.27] Bi Shoujo Nikki Part 3 (美・少女日記 Part 3) VHS
- [2001.12.12] Bi Shoujo Nikki Part 4 (美・少女日記 Part 4) VHS
- [2002.12.11] Bi Shoujo Nikki (新・美少女日記) DVD
- [2002.12.11] Bi Shoujo Nikki II (美・少女日記II) DVD
- [2004.12.08] Sexy Onna Juku ～Dotou no Sexy Shiren – Sono Rekishi～ Extra DVD
Films[edit | edit source]
-  Ao no Honoo (青の炎)
-  Sukeban Deka:Codename = Asamiya Saki
TV[edit | edit source]
-  Saigo no Kazoku
-  Aya no DNA
-  Tenshi no Utagoe ~Shounibyou no Kiseki~
-  Futari ~Watashitachi ga Eranda Michi~
-  Namahousou wa Tomaranai
-  VICTORY! Futto Girls no Seishun
-  Aijou Ippon!
-  Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
-  Inochi no Kiseki
-  THE QUIZ SHOW
-  Sakura to Satsuki (サクラとさつき)
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Musical Sougen no Hito (ミュージカル 草原の人)
-  Musical Real Audition!! (ミュージカル リアルオーディション!!)
-  Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リボンの騎士 ザ・ミュージカル)
-  Sukedachi (すけだち )
-  Mariya - Honki de Only You (本気でオンリーユー)
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2001-2005] Matsuura Aya Let's do it!
- [2001-2002] Tsunkuban (Koratsu Matsuura Corner)
- [2002-2003] Young Town Doyoubi
- [2005-2006] Matsuura Aya no All Night Nippon
- [2007-2009] FIVE STARS (DJ on Tuesday's)
Commercials[edit | edit source]
- Pretz (2002 – 2006, Ezaki Glico)
- Tessera (2002 – 2004, Shiseido)
- Gogo no Kocha (2003 – 2008, Kirin Beverage)
- Colorio Printer (2003 – 2005, Epson)
- Sega PuyoPuyo Fever (2004)
- Papico (2004 – 2006, Ezaki Glico)
- Pocky (2004 – 2005, Ezaki Glico)
- Sky PerfecTV! (2004 – 2005, SKY Perfect Communications)
- Super Mild (2004 – 2005, Shiseido)
- Scooter Let's 4 (2004 – 2005, Suzuki)
- Nissin Yakisoba UFO (2005 – 2006, Nissin)
- Aoyama Trading (Youfuku Aoyama) (2005 – 2008)
- Youpack (2005 – 2006, Japan Post)
- Scooter Address V50 (2006, Suzuki)
- Expressway ETC (2007, Organization for Road System Enhancement) -- song only
- Center-in (2007, Unicharm)
- Fried Chicken (2008, FamilyMart) -- also the song "Kichin to Chicken" lyrics and music by Fujioka Fujimaki, a folk song duo.
- Mezamashi Gohan (2009, MAFF)
- Top "Clear Liquid" (since 2009, Lion)
- Vitamin Water (since 2009, Suntory), etc.
- JT Roots Aroma Impact III (since 2010)
Video games[edit | edit source]
- Guitar Freaks 8th mix / Drummania 7th mix (Momoiro Kataomoi, covered by Yu Uchida)
- Donkey Konga (Japanese version, Momoiro Kataomoi covered by an unknown artist)
- Daigasso! Band Brothers (Yeah! Meccha Holiday, instrumental)
- Go-Go-Tea Miniature Golf (Kirin Beverage)
- Donkey Konga 2 (Japanese Version, Yeah! Meccha Holiday)
Publications[edit | edit source]
Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Solo[edit | edit source]
- [2001.12.01] Matsuura Aya (Photobook) (松浦亜弥 1st写真集)
- [2003.02.14] Alo-Hello! Matsuura Aya (アロハロ!松浦亜弥)
- [2004.01.15] Ma! Chura (まっ！ちゅら)
- [2004.06.25] Alo-Hello! 2 Matsuura Aya (アロハロ！2 松浦亜弥)
- [2005.03.19] a
Group[edit | edit source]
- [2005.07.06] Nochiura Natsumi Live "TRIANGLE ENERGY" (後浦なつみライブ「TRIANGLE ENERGY」) (With Nochiura Natsumi)
- [2005.10.11] AYA MATSUURA & COUNTRY MUSUME. - Hello! Project 2005 Natsu no Kayou Show '05 Selection! Collection! (AYA MATSUURA & COUNTRY MUSUME。―Hello!Project2005夏の歌謡ショー 05’セレクション!コレクション!) (With Country Musume)
- [2003.04.11] Ayaya to Mikitty (アヤヤとミキティ?)
Movie[edit | edit source]
- [2006.09.29] Sukeban Deka Codename Asamiya Saki OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK (スケバン刑事 コードネーム＝麻宮サキ ＯＦＦＩＣＩＡＬ ＰＨＯＴＯ ＢＯＯＫ)
Essay Books[edit | edit source]
-  Bromides
- [2002.06.25] Matsuura Aya Sugao no Memorial (松浦亜弥 素顔のメモリアル)
- [2002.09.01] Matsuura Aya no AYA.YA Waarudo Meccha Ayaya! (松浦亜弥のAYA・YAワールドめっちゃあやや!)
- [2003.06.25] Matsuura Aya Love (松浦亜弥Love)
- [2003.07.26] Ayaya ni Naritai (あややになりたい)
- [2004.03.27] Aya to Ayaya (亜弥とあやや) (With Onuki Nobuaki)
- [2004.07.07] AYA MATSUURA Concert Tour 2004 Spring ~Watashi to Watashi to Anata~ Photobook (AYA MATSUURA Concert Tour 2004 Spring~私と私とあなた~Photobook)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She is one of the most active H!P members in acting, having been in over half a dozen TV dramas. She starred in dramas before her CD debut.
- She became one of the increasing number of Hello! Project acts to perform overseas, with a solo concert in Shanghai.
- She is the first Hello! Project soloist to release five singles in one year.
- She has the largest number of overall CD sales of any soloist in Hello! Project.
- Matsuura's nickname is Ayaya, given to her by Iida Kaori. She got the idea from the chorus of the Morning Musume single Koi no Dance Site. Heike Michiyo and Rinne had already given her the nickname Machuura, but Matsuura needed one that was easier to remember. 
- When auditioning, Matsuura sang Hamasaki Ayumi's FAR AWAY.
See Also[edit | edit source]
Total Sales Count[edit | edit source]
|Year||Year Sales||Total Sales|
References[edit | edit source]
- "あやや、橘慶太と“12年愛”ゴールイン「私の青春には、すべて彼がいます」" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2014-08-04.
- "メロン記念日&太シスの限定復活に2200人が熱狂 ハロプロ初のカウントダウンライブ" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2014-01-05.
- "あやや大喜び！年内ママに！妊娠が子宮内膜症“最善の治療”に" (in Japanese). Yahoo! News. 2014-09-22.
- "Tachibana Keita & Matsuura Aya have become parents to a baby girl!". tokyohive. 2014-12-24.
- "松浦亜弥に関するご報告" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT CREATE. 2017-09-16.
- "橘慶太&松浦亜弥に第2子誕生 橘がインスタで発表「家族が増えました」 " (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2018-07-31.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Official website
- Official Twitter
- Official Blog
- Producer Tsunku talks about Matsuura Aya releases
- Sukeban Deka: Codename Asamiya Saki movie website
|Members||Matsuura Aya | Fujimoto Miki|
|Singles||Major: 1. Thanks! | 2. Melodies | 3. LU LU LU|
Indie: Daisuki Rakuten Eagles
|Albums||1st GAM ~Amai Yuuwaku~|
|Other||GAM 1st Concert Tour 2007 Shoka ~Great Aya & Miki~|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume | Odoru♡11 | Gomattou | Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers|