|Birthday:|| December 6, 1980|
Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
|Team:||Morning Musume (formerly)|
|Occupation:||Singer, musician and actress|
|Relatives:|| Slider Petrolski (adoptive husband)|
Annie (adoptive daughter)
Dusty Crophopper (adoptive son)
|Friends:|| Akane Haga|
|Appearences and Voices|
Kei Yasuda (保田圭, Legal Name: Kei Kozaki (小崎圭)) is a Japanese singer, musician, and actress formerly under UP-FRONT PROMOTION's Hello! Project. She was member and sub-leader of Morning Musume. Yasuda, along with Mari Yaguchi and Sayaka Ichii, were the second generation of singers to be recruited into Morning Musume. She's a part of Dream Morning Musume.
Yasuda Kei was born on December 6, 1980 in Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture to a couple whose name are undisclosed.
After the second generation joined, Morning Musume went on to produce one album and three more singles until Asuka Fukuda decided to graduate to further pursue her studies. Yasuda was given almost all of Fukuda's lines in future performances of these early songs. She had also collaborated with other Morning Musume members in special projects during these early days. One of the more notable ones was when she co-wrote and co-sang with Natsumi Abe the song "Sanpo" for a radio contest. It became wildly popular and a petition was circulated to make it an official single, though that never did happen.
Yasuda and Ichii sang a particularly catchy duet known as "Otome no Shinrigaku" (Girl's Psychology) for Morning Musume's second album. In response to the popularity, Tsunku decided to group them together with the third generation member, Maki Goto to create Morning Musume subgroup Petitmoni (also known as Pucchimoni) in 2001. Their first single, "Chokotto LOVE", has sold over a million copies since its release date.
After Ichii graduated from Morning Musume and Petitmoni, fourth generation member Hitomi Yoshizawa was placed into the subgroup. Yasuda had taken on the role of leader of Petitmoni and the group continued to produce three singles and an album.
Yasuda graduated in mid-2003, to concentrate on an acting career. At the same time when Morning Musume's 6th generation became full-fledged members. Tsunku commented that this one-time sixteen-member formation will be the largest Morning Musume will ever be. During her graduation concert, Yasuda sang a remixed rock version of "Never Forget", which was also Fukuda's graduation song. Additionally, as a special gift, Tsunku gave Yasuda a CD of her own soloist version of "AS FOR ONE DAY", her last single with Morning Musume.
Following Yasuda's graduation, Iida was given the title of leader of Morning Musume and Yaguchi was given the title of sub-leader. Petitmoni's leadership was handed over to Yoshizawa, and two members were added (fifth generation Morning Musume member Makoto Ogawa and Coconuts Musume's Ayaka Kimura) and Goto was removed. This new line up of Petitmoni never had another release, but a few of their songs were featured on compilation albums.
After Morning MusumeEdit
Yasuda is still in Hello! Project after graduation and has acted in dramas outside of H!P. Within H!P, she has collaborated with Yuko Nakazawa and other H!P artists on 2 Folk Songs albums, performed and MCed in Natsumi Abe's first solo concert, sang backup for Maki Goto's single "Daite Yo! Please Go On," and had hosted Morning Musume's weekly TV show Hello! Morning until Ishikawa Rika took that position. Yasuda had participated in the H.P. All Stars single "ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!" and the Puripuri Pink shuffle unit. Puripuri Pink was a new type of shuffle unit, since it was the first unit to feature graduated Morning Musume members, who were usually not included in the shuffles.
During a promotional appearance on Utaban in 2004, Yasuda revealed that she has been learning psychology, how to play golf, how to play the flute, and also that she is pursuing a career in the theater.
In August 2007, she acted with Kimura Ayaka in the Otona no Mugicha play Chigaimasu Sisters.
On March 31, 2009, Yasuda graduated from Hello! Project along with the rest of the H!P Elder Club.
On May 25, 2009, she took the photos for the Hello! Pro Eggs photobook that would be sold in June at the Shinjin Kouen ~Nakano STEP~ concert.
On September 21, 2009, Kei had to have surgery to remove her tonsils. On her blog she revealed that she has had chronic tonsillitis since the time of her debut and as a result has gotten fevers since then.
In September of 2010, She joined the unit Afternoon Musume with 7 of her fellow OG members.
On September 8, 2010, it was announce that Yasuda along with Natsumi Abe and Koharu Kusumi will be in a stage play titled Abe Naikaku. The play is about the prime minister and politics. The performances starting and lasting from December 22-27 of the same year.
On January 28, 2011, It was announced that Yasuda was part of the OG member group Dream Morning Musume and that they will be releasing the groups first album, called "Dorimusu ①", on April 20, 2011.
Yasuda, Natsuyaki Miyabi, and Sudo Maasa will perform in a comedy play titled B・B ~bumpy buddy~. It will be performed on May 15, 2012.
On February 15, theuflicks channel release the first episode of UF Licks show, where Yasuda, along with Tasaki Asashi, was the host for the episode. At the end of the event, she revealed that she will attend Forest For Rest ~SATOYAMA e Ikou~ SATOYAMA movement in YOKOHAMA on March 2nd and 3rd.
On May 2, it was announced that she will be getting married to Kozaki Yoichi.
On May 29, Yasuda and Kozaki Yoichi registered their marriage and are now legally married.
On August 7, it was announced that Yasuda's father was reported missing. At an event, Yasuda said she hasn't been able to contact him in any way since May and filed a report for a missing person to the police department in July. The police are currently searching for the man.
On December 14 and 15 Yasuda Kei and Makoto Ogawa hosted a Christmas Dinner show titled Yasuda Kei Ogawa Makoto Christmas Dinner Show 2013
Sometime in late 2013, Yasuda was transferred to J.P. Room.
Kei wears a teal shirt with a red cardigan over it. She also wears red joggers and olive shoes. She has long black hair.
to be added
- Her official YouTube username is YasudaOfficial.
|1st Generation||Yuko Nakazawa • Aya Ishiguro • Kaori Iida • Natsumi Abe • Asuka Fukuda|
|2nd Generation||Kei Yasuda • Mari Yaguchi • Sayaka Ichii|
|3rd Generation||Maki Goto|
|4th Generation||Rika Ishikawa • Hitomi Yoshizawa • Nozomi Tsuji • Ai Kago|
|5th Generation||Ai Takahashi • Asami Konno • Makoto Ogawa • Risa Niigaki|
|6th Generation||Miki Fujimoto • Eri Kamei • Sayumi Michishige • Reina Tanaka|
|7th Generation||Koharu Kusumi|
|8th Generation||Aika Mitsui • Junjun • Linlin|
|9th Generation||Mizuki Fukumura • Erina Ikuta • Riho Sayashi • Kanon Suzuki|
|10th Generation||Haruna Iikubo • Ayumi Ishida • Masaki Sato • Haruka Kudo|
|11th Generation||Sakura Oda|
|12th Generation||Haruna Ogata • Miki Nonaka • Maria Makino • Akane Haga|
|13th Generation||Kaede Kaga • Reina Yokoyama|
|14th Generation||Chisaki Morito|
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