Best! Morning Musume 2
Best! Morning Musume 2 is the second "best of" compilation from the Japanese female idol group Morning Musume and it was released March 31, 2004, selling a total of 180,897 copies, it contains ten of the A-sides released since the release of Best! Morning Musume 1 in 2002, including several cuts not available on any other Morning Musume album; the album was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for physical sales. Best! Morning Musume 2 would be the last full-length CD release to feature Natsumi Abe, who graduated from the group earlier in the year. Unlike the first singles compilation, graduated members Abe, Maki Goto and Kei Yasuda are all represented both on the cover and in the liner notes; the album comes in a special package. "Go Girl: Koi no Victory" "Do It! Now" "Koko ni Iruzee!" "Ai Araba It's All Right" "The Peace!" "Mr. Moonlight: Ai no Big Band" "Shabondama" "Sōda! We're Alive" "As for One Day" "Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyōtanjima" "Dekkai Uchū ni Ai ga Aru" "Yah!
Aishitai" Best! Morning Musume 2 entry at Up-Front Works
Compact disc is a digital optical disc data storage format, co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982. The format was developed to store and play only sound recordings but was adapted for storage of data. Several other formats were further derived from these, including write-once audio and data storage, rewritable media, Video Compact Disc, Super Video Compact Disc, Photo CD, PictureCD, CD-i, Enhanced Music CD; the first commercially available audio CD player, the Sony CDP-101, was released October 1982 in Japan. Standard CDs have a diameter of 120 millimetres and can hold up to about 80 minutes of uncompressed audio or about 700 MiB of data; the Mini CD has various diameters ranging from 60 to 80 millimetres. At the time of the technology's introduction in 1982, a CD could store much more data than a personal computer hard drive, which would hold 10 MB. By 2010, hard drives offered as much storage space as a thousand CDs, while their prices had plummeted to commodity level. In 2004, worldwide sales of audio CDs, CD-ROMs and CD-Rs reached about 30 billion discs.
By 2007, 200 billion CDs had been sold worldwide. From the early 2000s CDs were being replaced by other forms of digital storage and distribution, with the result that by 2010 the number of audio CDs being sold in the U. S. had dropped about 50% from their peak. In 2014, revenues from digital music services matched those from physical format sales for the first time. American inventor James T. Russell has been credited with inventing the first system to record digital information on an optical transparent foil, lit from behind by a high-power halogen lamp. Russell's patent application was filed in 1966, he was granted a patent in 1970. Following litigation and Philips licensed Russell's patents in the 1980s; the compact disc is an evolution of LaserDisc technology, where a focused laser beam is used that enables the high information density required for high-quality digital audio signals. Prototypes were developed by Sony independently in the late 1970s. Although dismissed by Philips Research management as a trivial pursuit, the CD became the primary focus for Philips as the LaserDisc format struggled.
In 1979, Sony and Philips set up a joint task force of engineers to design a new digital audio disc. After a year of experimentation and discussion, the Red Book CD-DA standard was published in 1980. After their commercial release in 1982, compact discs and their players were popular. Despite costing up to $1,000, over 400,000 CD players were sold in the United States between 1983 and 1984. By 1988, CD sales in the United States surpassed those of vinyl LPs, by 1992 CD sales surpassed those of prerecorded music cassette tapes; the success of the compact disc has been credited to the cooperation between Philips and Sony, which together agreed upon and developed compatible hardware. The unified design of the compact disc allowed consumers to purchase any disc or player from any company, allowed the CD to dominate the at-home music market unchallenged. In 1974, Lou Ottens, director of the audio division of Philips, started a small group with the aim to develop an analog optical audio disc with a diameter of 20 cm and a sound quality superior to that of the vinyl record.
However, due to the unsatisfactory performance of the analog format, two Philips research engineers recommended a digital format in March 1974. In 1977, Philips established a laboratory with the mission of creating a digital audio disc; the diameter of Philips's prototype compact disc was set at 11.5 cm, the diagonal of an audio cassette. Heitaro Nakajima, who developed an early digital audio recorder within Japan's national public broadcasting organization NHK in 1970, became general manager of Sony's audio department in 1971, his team developed a digital PCM adaptor audio tape recorder using a Betamax video recorder in 1973. After this, in 1974 the leap to storing digital audio on an optical disc was made. Sony first publicly demonstrated an optical digital audio disc in September 1976. A year in September 1977, Sony showed the press a 30 cm disc that could play 60 minutes of digital audio using MFM modulation. In September 1978, the company demonstrated an optical digital audio disc with a 150-minute playing time, 44,056 Hz sampling rate, 16-bit linear resolution, cross-interleaved error correction code—specifications similar to those settled upon for the standard compact disc format in 1980.
Technical details of Sony's digital audio disc were presented during the 62nd AES Convention, held on 13–16 March 1979, in Brussels. Sony's AES technical paper was published on 1 March 1979. A week on 8 March, Philips publicly demonstrated a prototype of an optical digital audio disc at a press conference called "Philips Introduce Compact Disc" in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Sony executive Norio Ohga CEO and chairman of Sony, Heitaro Nakajima were convinced of the format's commercial potential and pushed further development despite widespread skepticism; as a result, in 1979, Sony and Philips set up a joint task force of engineers to design a new digital audio disc. Led by engineers Kees Schouhamer Immink and Toshitada Doi, the research pushed forward laser and optical disc technology. After a year of experimentation and discussion, the task force produced the Red Book CD-DA standard. First published in 1980, the stand
I Wish (Morning Musume song)
"I Wish" is a song by J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released September 6, 2000 as their tenth single. It sold a total of 654,640 copies. "I Wish" was the song used in Japanese commercials for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, which featured the girls in the commercials. Lead vocals in the song are Maki Goto, it was a number-one hit on the Oricon Charts in Japan. I Wish Akogare My Boy I Wish 1st generation: Yuko Nakazawa, Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe 2nd generation: Kei Yasuda, Mari Yaguchi 3rd generation: Maki Goto 4th generation: Rika Ishikawa, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Nozomi Tsuji, Ai Kago
Natsumi Abe is a Japanese singer and actress, a former member of Morning Musume, a member of Dream Morning Musume. She was born in Hokkaidō, Japan. On August 13, 2003, she released her first single, "22 Sai no Watashi," which means "Me, 22 years old," just a few days after her 22nd birthday, her first full-length album, was released on February 4, 2004, containing many solo versions of Morning Musume songs. In August 2005, her fifth single, "Koi no Hana," which means "Flower of Love," was released, she became a member of the Hello! Project special unit Def. Diva together with Maki Goto, Rika Ishikawa and Aya Matsuura in October; the single "Takaramono" was released in November credited as "Sen", the main character of the drama "Takaramono", played by Abe. In the spring of 2006, Abe released a new single, "Sweet Holic", together with a new album, "2nd ~Shimiwataru Omoi~". June 2006 saw. In October of the same year "Amasugita Kajitsu" was released, reaching 5th on the Oricon Chart, the highest place she achieved since "Koi no Telephone Goal" in 2004.
On October 5, 2008, Abe performed in an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Sunshine City building in Ikebukuro. She was joined by other artists who were popular in the 1980s, such as Hiroko Moriguchi and Ayumi Nakamura, it was announced on October 19, 2008, on the official Hello! Project website, that Abe will graduate from Hello! Project along with the rest of Elder Club on March 31, 2009. On September 15, 2010, Abe released her 12th single, "Ameagari no Niji no Yō ni". In 2010, it was announced that Natsumi Abe was going to form a new group named "Dream Morning Musume" with several other former Morning Musume members. In summer 2011, Natsumi Abe was cast in the live action drama Arakawa Under the Bridge as P-ko. On October 7, 2007, Abe's car collided with a motorcyclist in Tokyo; the motorcyclist suffered minor injuries. She had obtained her driver's license only in July of that year. Hello! Morning Futarigoto Aiken Rosinante no Sainan ~Mukai Ryūta no Dōbutsu Nikki! Nurseman Angel Hearts Koinu no Waltz Takaramono Arakawa Under the bridge Hello Pro Yanen!!
Morning Cop Pinch Runner Tokkaekko Last Present Koinu Dan no Monogatari Prison Girl Tokyo Decibels Natsumi Abe 2004 Calendar Natsumi Abe 2005 Calendar Natsumi Abe 2006 Calendar Natsumi Abe 2007 Calendar Official Hello! Project discography Abe Natsumi file at JaME Official Home Page Official Blog
Morning Coffee (song)
"Morning Coffee" is a song by J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released as their first official single on January 28, 1998 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 200,790 copies. In 2004, it was re-released as part of the Early Single Box and again in 2005 as a 12 cm CD; the lead vocalist of the single was Natsumi Abe. Early on, Tsunku had decided. Before the recording on the second day, Tsunku changed his mind and told the group that he was going to change the lead vocals to Abe instead. A re-arranged and re-recorded version of this song was featured as the B-side for Morning Musume's 14th single, "Souda! We're Alive", it is the group's only major-label single to feature the original members, as the second generation would join before the release of "Summer Night Town". It is their first and only single to be released by the defunct Up-Front Works label One Up Music and distributed through Warner Music Japan, as One Up Music would end its distribution deal with Warner and change its name to Zetima before the release of the group's next single.
Distribution rights for Zetima would be given to Sony Music Japan's sub label Epic Records for "Summer Night Town", Morning Musume's first album "First Time" and all of Zetima's subsequent releases. The "Ai no Tane" tracks were composed by Tetsutarō Sakurai. All other tracks were composed by Tsunku. Morning Coffee – 4:32 Ai no Tane – 4:11 Morning Coffee – 4:32 Morning Coffee – 4:32 Ai no Tane – 4:11 Morning Coffee – 4:32 Morning Coffee – 1st generation: Yuko Nakazawa, Aya Ishiguro, Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe, Asuka Fukuda 1998-02-09 – Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ 2000-10-08 – Hello! Morning - Episode 027 Hello! First Live at Shibuya Kohkaido Morning Musume Memory Seishun no Hikari Morning Musume First Live at Budokan ~Dancing Love Site 2000 Haru~ Morning Musume Live Revolution 21 Haru Morning Musume Concert Tour 2002 Haru "Love Is Alive!" Morning Musume Concert Tour 2003 "15nin de Non Stop!" Morning Musume Sakuragumi Hatsukouen ~Sakura Saku~ Hello! Project 2005 Winter All-Stars Dairanbu ~A Happy New Power!
Iida Kaori Sotsugyo Special~ Morning Musume Concert Tour 2005 Haru ~Dai 6 kan Hit Mankai~ Nochiura Natsumi Concert Tour 2005 Haru "Triangle Energy" Morning Coffee entry on the Up-Front Works official website
Koi no Dance Site
"Koi no Dance Site" is the eighth single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released on January 26, 2000 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 1,229,970 copies making it their second highest selling single and a number-two hit on the Oricon Charts. In 2004, it was re-released as part of the Early Single Box and again in 2005 as a 12 cm CD; the song makes an appearance in the Japanese Nintendo DS game Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. "Koi no Dance Site" is the source of "Sexy Beam", which became a catchphrase for Mari Yaguchi and went on to be referenced in anime and games such as Silent Hill. It is the only Morning Musume single to date to feature group members contributing to the instrumental backing track, as several of the members can be heard blowing police whistles during the song's choruses and closing moments; the original 8cm CD release was housed in a J-card-type 12cm slimline single case instead of the then-industry CD snap-pack packaging. The case itself was 7 mm thick, showing the artwork through the front, as well as through the spine and part of the back of the case.
The CD itself was inserted upside down, allowing the artwork of the disc itself to show through the transparent back of the case. This is one of only two 8cm CD singles released by Morning Musume to adhere this packaging. Koi no Dance Site – 4:29 Koi wa Rock'n' Roll – 5:08 Koi no Dance Site – 4:25 Koi no Dance Site – 4:29 Koi no Dance Site – 8:07 Koi no Dance Site – 5:38 Koi no Dance Site – 6:49 Koi no Dance Site Koi wa Rock'n' Roll Koi no Dance Site Koi no Dance Site Koi no Dance Site 1st generation: Yuko Nakazawa, Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe 2nd generation: Kei Yasuda, Mari Yaguchi, Sayaka Ichii 3rd generation: Maki Goto Entries on the Up-Front Works official website CD, LP, VHS
Rika Ishikawa, is a Japanese idol and model associated with the Hello! Project banner and best known as a former member of the pop group Morning Musume, she was the leader of the Japanese pop idol trio v-u-den until June 2008. She is working as a soloist, a member of the Japanese pop idol group Ongaku Gatas, in the pop duo Hangry & Angry as Angry, as a current member of Dream Morning Musume. Rika Ishikawa was born on January 19, 1985 in Yokosuka, Japan. Ishikawa joined Morning Musume as a fourth generation member along with Hitomi Yoshizawa, Nozomi Tsuji, Ai Kago, made her debut in 2000 along with the rest of the fourth generation on the band's tenth single, "Happy Summer Wedding". In 2001 with her Morning Musume obligations, Ishikawa became a featured member of the then-semi-dormant Hello! Project pop group Country Musume and a second-generation member of Morning Musume's first subgroup, Tanpopo, she participated in her first shuffle group recording, 3-nin Matsuri, with fellow Morning Musume/Tanpopo member Ai Kago and solo singer Aya Matsuura.
One of Ishikawa's most referenced vocal parts during her Morning Musume days was a frantic spoken word piece in the middle eight of their 2003 single "Shabondama". She said a spoken word piece at the end of the song "The Peace!" which she has said was one of her favorite Morning Musume moments. In September 2004, her new trio, v-u-den, released their debut single, she graduated from Morning Musume on May 7, 2005, after five singles, v-u-den released their debut album, Suiteroom Number 1, in November 2005. Ishikawa has starred in a Hamtaro movie with her Ecomoni partner, Sayumi Michishige, soloist Aya Matsuura, she was a Pocky Girl, plays for Gatas Brilhantes H. P.. Ishikawa graduated from Morning Musume on the last day of the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2005 Haru ~Dai 6 Kan Hit Mankai!~, on May 7, 2005. During this concert, 7th generation member Kusumi Koharu was introduced into Morning Musume and replaced her spot. After her graduation, she replaced Nakazawa Yuko as the host of Hello! Morning till it ended in 2007.
Ishikawa starred in Sukeban Deka: Codename = Asamiya Saki, the fourth live-action adaptation film of Sukeban Deka opposite Aya Matsuura, released September 30, 2006. In line with Mari Yaguchi's involvement in the Japanese 2007 adaptation of the popular 1955 Broadway play, "Damn Yankees", Rika will be double cast with fellow 4th Generation ex-Morning Musume member, Nozomi Tsuji, in "When Will You Return?" in 2007 at the Nissei Theatre in Tokyo and the Osaka City Center. In mid-2007, Ishikawa joined the Japanese idol group Ongaku Gatas along with fellow members of Gatas Brilhantes H. P.. On October 12, 2008 it was announced that she is paired up with fellow ex-Morning Musume member Hitomi Yoshizawa in the new unit Hangry & Angry in collaboration with a Harajuku fashion store of the same name. Hangry & Angry will be making their first United States performance at Sakura-Con in Seattle, Washington in April 2009, it was announced on October 19, 2008, on the official Hello! Project website, that Ishikawa will graduate from Hello!
Project along with the rest of Elder Club on March 31, 2009. Ishikawa joined the newly formed group, "Dream Morning Musume" in 2010 alongside other former Morning Musume members. On January 1, 2010 Ishikawa opened up an official blog. On March 13, 2017, she married a professional baseball player, Ryoma Nogami and has announced her pregnancy with her first child, she gave birth to a baby boy sometime in late April 2018. Ongaku Gatas Ecomoni v-u-den DEF. DIVA Morning Musume Morning Musume Otomegumi Tanpopo Country Musume ni Ishikawa Rika Romans Shuffle Groups 3-nin Matsuri Sexy 8 7Air H. P. All Stars Hangry & Angry Dream Morning Musume Abcho 2000 – Pinch Runner 2002 – Tokkaekko 2003 – Koinu Dan no Monogatari 2003 – 17sai ~Tabidachi no Futari~ 2004 – Tottoko Hamtaro Hamu Hamu Hapa Radaicho! 2006 – Yo-Yo Girl Cop Eeruseeme 2003 – J Beef "Oniku Suki Suki" Official blog Profile at UP-FRONT AGENCY Official Hangry & Angry website