Satoda Mai (里田まい) is a Japanese pop singer. For a long time she was the only member of the group Country Musume. After the group was revived as Country Girls, she became its supervisor. Satoda was also a member of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and its associated music group Ongaku Gatas, and she was captain of the Hokkaido-based futsal team, Sapporo CEREBIES.
She was a frequent guest on the Japanese television quiz show Quiz! Hexagon II, as part of the units Pabo, Aladdin, and Satoda Mai with Gouda Kazoku (also called Satoda Mai with Gouda Kyoudai). The show came to an end in September 2011, after host Shinsuke Shimada was forced to retire from show business due to his connections with the Yamaguchi-gumi.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Profile
- 3 Discography
- 4 Discography Participated In
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 See Also
- 8 Honorary Titles
- 9 References
- 10 External Links
Satoda Mai was born on March 29, 1984 in Hokkaido, Japan.
In 2000, Satoda participated Morning Musume 3rd Tsuika Audition, but failed to make it to the final ten.
In January 2002, she was added to Country Musume.
On December 31, Satoda was the only Hello! Project member to perform in the annual Kohaku Uta Gassen.
In 2009, she was in the PV "Tsuru no Uta 'M'" by Tsuruno Takeshi.
On May 5th, she was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassadors in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture.
On November 15, Satoda announced she was in a relationship with Tohoku Rakuten Eagles pitcher Tanaka Masahiro. They met at the beginning of the year as co-stars on the New Year's TV show Pro Yaguu All-Star Sports Festival, and they began dating over the summer.
On January 2, Satoda was a surprise guest on the opening day of Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Viva!~, which she came stage during the performance of the Country Musume song "Uwaki na Honey Pie".
On January 22, it was announced that her husband, Tanaka Masahiro, signed a 7-year 155 million dollar contract to the New York Yankees after receiving offers from various teams. The next day, Satoda was featured in the cover of NY Daily News sports section, with an article that talks about her career as a "pop star." Both of them were expected to move to New York.
On August 7, it was announced that the Country Musume Shin Member Audition had ended and no new members were chosen. Months later, on November 5, a new line-up was announced with Country Musume renamed as Country Girls. Satoda would not be an active member, but the group's supervisor.
On September 6, Satoda announced that she was 5 months pregnant with her first child.
On February 15, she gave birth to a son. He was born at 1:36pm and weighed 3,360 grams (7.4lbs).
- Birth Name: Satoda Mai (里田舞)
- Stage Name: Satoda Mai (里田まい)
- Legal Name: Tanaka Mai (田中舞)
- Spouse: Husband Tanaka Masahiro (married. January 26, 2012)
- Nicknames: Sato-chan (さとちゃん), Maimai (まいまい), Maichin (まいちん)
- Birthdate: March 29, 1984
- Birthplace: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
- Currently Resides in: New York, United States
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 161.5 cm (5 ft 3.5 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Aries
- Eastern Zodiac: Rat
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-01-02: Member
- 2009-03-31: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Former Ongaku Gatas Color: Orange
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Other Groups:
- [2009.12.09] Satoda Mai with Gouda Kyoudai (with Gouda Kyoudai)
- [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai ~Love Hello! Satoda Mai DVD~
Discography Participated In
- Country Musume
- [2001.12.12] Country Musume Daizenshuu ①
- [2006.08.23] Country Musume Daizenshuu ②
- [2008.10.12] Country Musume Mega Best
- Ongaku Gatas
- [2008.02.06] 1st GOODSAL
- Hello! Project
- [2001.12.19] Petit Best 2 ~3・7・10~
- [2002.12.18] Petit Best 3
- [2003.12.17] Petit Best 4
- [2004.12.22] Petit Best 5
- [2005.12.21] Petit Best 6
- [2006.12.20] Petit Best 7
- [2007.12.12] Petit Best 8
- [2008.12.10] Petit Best 9
- [2009.12.02] Petit Best 10
- [2008.12.10] Hello! Project Shuffle Unit Mega Best
- [2008.12.10] Hello! Project Special Unit Mega Best
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 1
- Soundtrack Albums
- Hexagon All Stars
- [2008.10.22] We LOVE Hexagon
- [2009.10.21] We LOVE Hexagon 2009
- [2010.11.17] We LOVE Hexagon 2010
- [2011.11.23] We LOVE Hexagon 2011
- Country Musume
- [2002.04.17] Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~
- [2002.11.13] BYE BYE Saigo no Yoru
- [2003.07.24] Uwaki na Honey Pie
- [2003.12.05] Senpai ~LOVE AGAIN~
- [2004.08.04] Shining Itoshiki Anata
- Ongaku Gatas
- [2007.09.12] Narihajimeta Koi no BELL
- [2007.12.05] Yattarouze!
- [2008.09.10] Come Together
- [2010.03.06] READY! KICK OFF!!
- Sexy 8
- [2002.07.03] Shiawase Desu ka?
- [2003.07.09] Kowarenai Ai ga Hoshii no
- [2003.08.20] SEXY NIGHT ~Wasurerarenai Kare~
- H.P. All Stars
- [2004.12.01] ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!
- [2005.06.22] Inshouha Renoir no You ni
- [2007.09.26] Koi no Hexagon
- [2010.03.17] Shiawase ni Narou / Koi (幸せになろう / 恋)
- [2008.07.30] Hi wa, Mata Noboru
- [2010.07.14] Bokura ni wa Tsubasa ga Aru ~Oozora e~ (僕らには翼がある〜大空へ〜) (with Hexagon All Stars)
- Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers
- [2011.06.22] Ai wa Katsu
- Hexagon All Stars
- [2010.07.14] Bokura ni wa Tsubasa ga Aru ~Oozora e~ (僕らには翼がある〜大空へ〜) (with Tsubasa)
- [2003.10.04] Satoda Mai (里田まい )
- [2007.03.21] my life
- [2007.11.07] Satoda Mai no Obaka Densetsu (里田まいのおバカ伝説)
- [2007.12.26] Mai-Thai (マイタイ)
- [2009.12.17] Satoda Mai Official Book Hitori Dakedo Country Musume Desu (里田まいオフィシャルブック ひとりだけどカントリー娘。です)
- [2011.08.08] Sekaiichi Oishii Gohan no Tabekata (世界一おいしいごはんの食べ方)
-  Tokkaekko
- [2010.03.06] Kenka Banchou Gekijou-ban ~Zenkoku Seiha (喧嘩番長 劇場版〜全国制覇)
- [2010.09.11] Kimi ga Odoru, Natsu (君が踊る、夏)
-  Sexy Onna Juku
- [2007.06.27] Gekidan Senior Graffiti Yokosuka Story
- [2007.xx.xx] Heisei Revolution ~Back to the Byakkotai~ (平成レボリューション 〜バックトゥザ・白虎隊〜)
- [2008.02.16] Hekisa na Futari (ヘキサな二人)
- [2010.08.25] Satoda Mai Interview Motteko Shoten (里田まい インタビュー モッテコ書店)
- [2011-2012] Personal Computer Joshi-bu (パソコン女子部)
Oldest Member of Country Musume
Youngest Member of Country Musume
Leader of Pabo
Supervisor of Country Girls
- UP-FRONT CREATE Profile
- UP-FRONT AGENCY Profile (archived)
- Satoda Mai Official Blog "Satoda Mai no Satoda"