Matsuura Aya
Matsuura Aya, 2013
Nicknames Ayaya
Birth Info
Born June 25, 1986 (1986-06-25) (age 33)
Origin Hyogo, Japan
Blood Type B
Zodiac Sign Cancer Cancer
Height 159cm
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, singer, actress, model
Years Active 2001–present
Label zetima
Associated Acts GAM, Gomattou, DEF.DIVA, 3nin Matsuri, Odoru 11, SALT5, Nochiura Natsumi, H.P. All Stars, Elder Club, Gabaro Nippon Ai wa Katsu
Soloist Info

Matsuura Aya (松浦亜弥; Legal Name: Tachibana Aya (橘亜弥); born June 25, 1986 in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan) was a soloist under Hello! Project until she graduated on March 31, 2009. She has been on many TV Shows and has been a spokesperson in many commercials, including Pretz, Gogo no Kocha, and Pocky.


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Matsuura Aya, 2012


Matsuura Aya, 2011

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Matsuura Aya, 2010





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Matsuura Aya, October 2004


Matsuura Aya auditioned in 2000 for the 4th Morning Musume & Heike Michiyo Protegee Audition, and was selected along with Sheki Dol to become a part of what was later known as Hello! Project.


She debuted in 2001 with the single "Dokki Doki! LOVE Mail." Her debut performance with Hello! Project was at the April 2001 Morning Musume Live Revolution 21 Haru concert.


Her debut album, First KISS, followed after a number of single releases. She then quickly became a favorite amongst Hello! Project fans.


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. She also participated in various shuffle units with other Hello! Project artists. In other works, Matsuura has appeared in many commercials, dramas, a few films, and starred in a musical called Sougen no Hito in 2003, for which she also did the soundtrack.


On June 15, Matsuura and Fujimoto Miki formed a new unit named GAM. Their first single, Thanks!, was released in September and reached the #5 position on the Oricon charts.

On September 30, she was the main protagonist in the movie, Sukeban Deka Codename = Asamiya Saki, opposite Ishikawa Rika. She was also a co-host of the musical variety show Utawara Hot Hit 10.

On October 9, both concerts she was supposed to hold that day were canceled due to ill health. Soon several unsourced rumours 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. On 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.

Since her 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 on her appearance on Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ on October 23.


On March 8, Matsuura—as a secret guest—performed 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.


Matsuura released her fifth studio album, Omoi Afurete, on January 21, and her 21st single, Chocolate Damashii, was released on February 11 for Valentine’s Day.

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


Matsuura opened up a Twitter account. The account was confirmed via her managers account. The account was opened on September 29. [1]


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On August 30, it was announced Matsuura was diagnosed with endometriosis .

On November 9, she announced a best-of album would be released. It would commemorate the 10th anniversary of her debut as a Hello! Project soloist. Matsuura Aya 10TH ANNIVERSARY BEST was later released on December 21.


On December 31, it was announced that Matsuura will be getting married to w-inds. lead singer, Tachibana Keita. 


On August 4, Matsuura and Tachibana submitted their marriage application and became legally married. Their wedding ceremony was held in Oahu, Hawaii on October 7.

On October 1, she was transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE.


On September 22, Tachibana announced Matsuura was 7 months pregnant and was expected to give birth to their first child before the year's end.[1]

On December 21, Tachibana and Matsuura announced via their agencies that they become the parents of a healthy baby girl.





July 2001 in 3nin Matsuri

  • Birth/Stage Name: Matsuura Aya (松浦亜弥)
  • Legal Name: Tachibana Aya (橘亜弥)
  • Date Married: August 4, 2013
  • Family: Husband/w-inds.'s lead singer Tachibana Keita (age 29), Daughter
  • Nickname: Ayaya (あやや), Ayarin.
  • Birth Date: June 25, 1986 (1986-06-25) (age 33)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Birth Place: Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Height: 159 cm
  • Nochiura Natsumi Color: Green
  • 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
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Concert Units:
  • Shuffle Units:
  • Other:



Best Albums

Other Albums


  1. [2001.04.11] Dokki Doki! LOVE Mail (ドッキドキ! LOVE メール)
  2. [2001.06.13] Tropica~l Koishite~ru (トロピカ~ル恋して~る)
  3. [2001.09.05] LOVE Namida Iro (LOVE涙色)
  4. [2001.11.28] 100 Kai no KISS (100回のKISS)
  5. [2002.02.06] ♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡ (♡桃色片想い♡)
  6. [2002.05.29] Yeah! Meccha Holiday (Yeah! めっちゃホリディ)
  7. [2002.09.19] The Bigaku (The 美学)
  8. [2002.12.11] Sougen no Hito (草原の人)
  9. [2003.03.12] Ne~e? (ね~え?)
  10. [2003.06.04] GOOD BYE Natsuo (GOOD BYE 夏男)
  11. [2003.09.26] THE LAST NIGHT
  12. [2004.01.28] Kiseki no Kaori Dance. (奇跡の香りダンス。)
  13. [2004.03.10] Hyacinth (風信子)
  14. [2004.07.14] YOUR SONG ~Seishun Sensei~ (YOUR SONG ~青春宣誓~)
  15. [2004.10.20] Watarasebashi (渡良瀬橋)
  16. [2005.02.23] Zutto Suki de Ii desu ka (ずっと好きでいいですか)
  17. [2005.09.21] Ki ga Tsukeba Anata (気がつけば あなた)
  18. [2006.02.01] Suna wo Kamu You ni... NAMIDA (砂を噛むように···NAMIDA)
  19. [2007.08.29] Egao (笑顔)
  20. [2008.05.21] Kizuna (きずな)
  21. [2009.02.11] Chocolate Damashii (チョコレート魂)

Digital Singles

Other Singles

PV Compilation DVDs

Image DVDs

Concert DVDs

To see the entire list of concerts go [[Matsuura Aya Concerts|here].

Discography Participated In




  • [2001] Saigo no Kazoku
  • [2002] Aya no DNA (亜弥のDNA)
  • [2002] Tenshi no Utagoe ~Shounibyou no Kiseki~
  • [2003] Futari ~Watashitachi ga Eranda Michi~
  • [2003] Namahousou wa Tomaranai
  • [2003] VICTORY! Futto Girls no Seishun
  • [2004] Aijou Ippon!
  • [2004] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
  • [2006] Inochi no Kiseki
  • [2009] THE QUIZ SHOW
  • [2011] Sakura to Satsuki (サクラとさつき)


  • [2003] Musical Sougen no Hito (ミュージカル 草原の人)
  • [2004] Musical Real Audition!! (ミュージカル リアルオーディション!!)
  • [2006] Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リボンの騎士 ザ・ミュージカル)
  • [2007] Sukedachi (すけだち )
  • [2008] Mariya - Honki de Only You (本気でオンリーユー)


  • [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)


  • 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

  • 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)






  • [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?)


  • [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

  • [2002] 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)


  • She is one of the most active H!P members in acting, having been in over half a dozen TV dramas.
  • 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.

Total Sales Count

Year Year Sales Total Sales
2001 411,720 411,720
2002 1,040,981 1,452,701
2003 739,902 2,192,603
2004 484,520 2,677,123
2005 279,363 2,956,486
2006 65,403 3,021,889
2007 38,498 3,060,387
2008 20,790 3,081,177
2009 14,811 3,095,988
2010 2,669 3,098,657
2011 3,053 3,101,710


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