Shimamura Uta (島村嬉唄) is a Japanese idol. She is a former member of Country Girls under Hello! Project. On June 12, 2015, it was announced that she had left Country Girls and Hello! Project due to contract issues.
Shimamura Uta was born on June 24, 2000 in Kanagawa, Japan.
In mid-2014, Shimamura participated in the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition! after her mother submitted the audition form for her. She made it to the fourth round (training camp), but was not selected to join the group.
On June 12, it was announced Shimamura had withdrawn from Country Girls and Hello! Project due to disagreements about her contract between management and her family.
Statement from UP-FRONT PROMOTION
|We thank you for always supporting Hello!Project.
This announcement may be sudden, but we would like to announce that our contract with Country Girls member Shimamura Uta has been cancelled midway.
Shimamura Uta joined in November last year, with Country Musume being renamed to Country Girls and making a new start, and even achieved a CD debut as Country Girls in March of this year.
After that, in the process of repeatedly discussing about the future with her family, and considering it from the point of view of going through activities as the idol group Country Girls, it became clear that there was a gap that could not be filled between her family and our company. Recently, with the family discussing about "Wanting to quit" on one hand, we had no other choice but to make a decision as this had gone beyond the scope of our company’s management responsibility, and we arrived at this midway cancellation.
As a result, Country Girls, excluding supervisor Satoda Mai, have become a 5 person group, but the remaining members have accepted the reality, and they strongly feel that they have to work even harder than they have so far.
To the fans, we truly apologize for causing you worry, but we would like to ask for even greater assistance for Country Girls from you.
Statement from Satoda Mai
|On this occasion, the office contacted me to inform that Country Girls member Shimamura Uta-chan was withdrawing from the group, which was truly surprising.
Since Country Girls have only just started, it truly is a pity.
The loss of members is something I’ll never get used to. It’s sad to part.
However, I believe that this is a decision that came at the end of a lot of thought by herself and her family, so we could not refuse it.
And for the current 5 members, I’d like them to work even harder!
Everyone, I beg for your kind, continued support for Country Girls!
When Shimamura joined Country Girls in November 2014, she was a second year middle school student. She graduated from high school in March 2019.
- Name: Shimamura Uta (島村嬉唄)
- Nickname: Uta-chan (うたちゃん)
- Birthdate: June 24, 2000
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 151 cm (4 ft 11.4 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Cancer
- Eastern Zodiac: Dragon
- Hello! Project Status:
- Country Girls Color: Daisy
- Kyurushite Color: Yellow
- Hello! Project groups:
- Country Girls (2014-2015)
- Shuffle Units:
- Patisserie (2015)
- Other Groups:
- Kyururin te shitemite (2021-present)
- See also: List:Shimamura Uta Other Q&As
- Specialty: Becoming liked by animals, illustrations, singing ballads
- Hobby: Classical ballet, karaoke, games, snorkeling
- Favorite Colors: White, pink, red, yellow
- Favorite Sports: Short-distance run
- Motto: "Ichigo ichie" (一期一会; One time, one meeting)
- Looks Up to: Natsuyaki Miyabi, Sayashi Riho, Michishige Sayumi, Tsugunaga Momoko, Satoda Mai
- [2017.05.18] Hello Pro Specia~l
- [2015.02.09] BOMB (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.02.20] CD Journal (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.02.24] B.L.T (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.02.28] Gekkan Entame (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.03.06] BIG ONE GIRLS (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
- [2015.03.19] Weekly Famitsu (with Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai)
-  The Girls Live
- She was the first member of Country Girls from Kanagawa prefecture.
- The SATOYAMA Taiken Tour Dai 3 Dan! Country Girls to Sugosu 1paku 2ka Bus Tour in Ashikaga was the last activity she participated in as a member of Country Girls before her sudden withdrawal.
- On December 31, 2019, she posted a tribute to Country Girls on Instagram, thanking all of the members for the time she spent with them in the group.
- Both of her official colors while in Country Girls and Kyururin te shitemite are yellow colors.
- Gallery:Shimamura Uta
- List:Shimamura Uta Discography Featured In
- List:Shimamura Uta Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Shimamura Uta Other Q&As
- "『カントリー娘。』改め『カントリー・ガールズ』について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2014-11-05.
- "カントリー娘。「カントリー・ガールズ」に改名で再始動！ “ももち”も加入" (in Japanese). AliveM.net. 2014-11-05.
- Morino Hiroaki, Nakano Jun. "島村嬉唄 ライブ撮りおろし＆インタビュー「初々しさに先輩たちもメロメロ 熱視線を集める未経験少女」" (in Japanese). LoGirl. 2015-01-24. English Translation: acorntimes. "Shimamura Uta LoGIRL Interview." Times of Acorn (via Tumblr). 2015-01 (Archived: 2015-01-30).
- Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Kenshuuchuu. Broadcast Date: 2015-03-15.
- カントリー・ガールズ > プロフィール > 島村嬉唄" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-01.
- Sankei Sports. 2014-11-05 Issue. (Reference Image)
- ハロプロ カントリー・ガールズ 新メンバープロフィール (in Japanese), YouTube, 2015.03.15
- Country Girls Profile (archived)
- Country Girls Official Blog (inactive)
- Personal Instagram
- Personal Twitter