- Miki redirects here, if you are looking for the 12th generation member of Morning Musume with the same name, head to Miki Nonaka and if you are looking for the IdolMaster character with the same name, head to Miki Hoshii
|Birthday:|| February 26, 1985|
|Friends:|| Murray Clutchburn|
|Enemies:|| Lord Business|
|Appearences and Voices|
|First appearance:||Leo and Diesel 10 pop Bubble|
Miki Fujimoto, now Miki Shoji, is a Japanese singer, idol and talent signed under J.P. ROOM. She is best known as a former member of Morning Musume. She originally joined Hello! Project as a solo artist, discovered during the fourth generation auditions for Morning Musume in 2000, and debuted as a solo artist in 2002. She was later added to the group along with the new sixth generation audition winners in 2003.
Fujimoto Miki was born on February 26, 1985 in Hokkaido, Japan. As a child, she wanted to become an enka singer due to the influence of her grandmother.
She auditioned for avex dream 2000 in 1999, singing "Depend on you" by Hamazaki Ayumi, but did not passed. The following year, in 2000, Fujimoto participated in the 3rd Morning Musume Auditions hoping to become a 4th generation member. Even though she didn't make it to the finals, Hello! Project offered her training lessons for a shot to debut one day. During her training period, she also worked as a receptionist at Up-Front Agency.
Fujimoto began her activities as an official Hello! Project member on October 1, 2001, with the premier of Shin Bishoujo Nikki. Sometime that same month, it was announced during the program that Fujimoto would officially debut as a soloist.
Fujimoto originally started out as a solo singer in 2002 in Hello! Project, becoming the first of six members to debut under Hello! Project after losing the fourth generation auditions Morning Musume audition in 2000.
In October 2002, she was placed in the one-shot unit, Gomattou, with two other prominent pop soloists under Hello! Project, Maki Goto (a former Morning Musume member), and Matsuura Aya. She was also in the Hello! Project Shuffle group Odoru 11.
On February 5th, she released her single, Boogie Train ‘03.
On February 26, on her 18th birthday, she released her first album, MIKI1. This was the end of her solo career because after a successful performance on the music program on New Year's Eve, "Kōhaku Uta Gassen," producer Tsunku added her to Morning Musume as a sixth generation member. With five solo singles, plus an album and solo concert tour, Miki was a surprise addition into Morning Musume. Her first single within the band is 'Shabondama'.
In 2003, when Morning Musume was split into two groups, she was placed in Morning Musume Otome Gumi and was also placed in the shuffle group 11WATER.
In April, When Mari Yaguchi abruptly resigned from the group, Fujimoto became the sub-leader of Morning Musume, supporting Hitomi Yoshizawa as the new leader. She also joined the shuffle unit Sexy Otonajan.
On June 15, it was announced that Fujimoto and Matsuura Aya would join together in a new Hello! Project duo called GAM. Their debut single was released on September 13, and after two other singles, their debut LP was released on May 23, 2007.
On May 6, after the graduation of then-leader Hitomi Yoshizawa, Fujimoto took her place as the fifth leader of Morning Musume.
On May 24, Fujimoto was rumored to be in the latest edition of the Japanese gossip magazine Friday —the same magazine responsible for the cancellation of Ai Kago's contract— pictured walking with Tomoharu Shōji, a member of the comedy duo Shinagawa Shōji. Friday explained that they had a two-hour dinner together, drove to Fujimoto's apartment, then went to the sauna, returning to Shōji's apartment just after midnight. It soon became apparent that she was to be involved in a scandal that would jeopardize her position in Morning Musume. After seeing the article, Up-Front Agency had no intention to deal with the situation since there was no proof of them dating.
On the May 26 edition of Young Town Doyōbi (a radio show with Takahashi Ai, Fujimoto and Sanma Akashiya), she confirmed that the pictures were of her, and that she had been going out with Tomoharu Shōji. She also mentioned that she was going to talk to the head of Up-Front Agency, Naoki Yamazaki, about the situation.
On June 1, Fujimoto resigned from her position in Morning Musume. She would continue with GAM and remain contracted with Hello! Project and Up-Front Agency.
After Morning MusumeEdit
In October, Fujimoto did not participate in the Hello! Project 2008 Winter Concert. There are claims that she was still under punishment from the scandal early that year.
On February 11, after over six months away from the public, it was announced that Fujimoto would release a single entitled "Okitegami." The single, a collaboration with fellow Up-Front singer Takao Horiuchi, was released on April 23. Through extensive promotion it eventually sold over 24,000 copies.
In June, it was announced that Fujimoto would play the part of Rizzo in the fall musical, Grease.
On March 24, it was announced that Fujimoto Miki and comedian Shoji Tomoharu from comedy duo Shinagawa Shouji will complete their 2-year-long relationship with a wedding in July.
On July 3, Miki and Shoji officially married, the wedding took place in Hawaii
On August, Fujimoto was set to perform in Japan Festa in Bangkok.
On June 2, Miki had a traffic accident, where she rear-ended a taxi at a stop light, there were no injuries. She posted an apology to everyone on her blog.
In September, She joined the unit Afternoon Musume with 7 of her fellow OG members.
On January 28, it was announced that Fujimoto was part of the OG member group Dream Morning Musume and that they would be releasing the groups first album, "Dorimusu ①," on April 20th.
On February 24, it was announced that Fujimoto Miki opened up a Yakiniku restaurant in Yokohama. According to Miki all of the menu items would be 99% off as a special discount on opening day. The restaurant opened on February 26.
On June 1, Fujimoto Miki went attended event to help promote Scalp-D Shampoo.
On June 6, Miki modeled for “a.g. plus,” a clothing company. They put up a photo gallery with about 10 photos for fans to enjoy on the site.
On September 9, It was announced that Fujimoto Miki was pregnant with her first child.
On January 2nd, Fujimoto announced that she would be having a baby boy.
On March 27, at 7:03 AM, Fujimoto Miki gave birth to her first child. After the birth both of them were perfectly healthy. The baby boy has around 3065 grams, and was named Toranosuke.
On January 13, Fujimoto Miki returned from maternity leave and performed her single, Romantic Ukare Mode, at Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~.
On March 2nd and 3rd, Fujimoto participated in SATOYAMA e Yukou ~Forest For Rest~ along with other Hello! Project and UP-FRONT PROMOTION members.
On November 26, Fujimoto Miki went to the 6th Annual Parenting Award, in which she received an award in the Mama Category.
On November 8th, Fujimoto and her son, Toranosuke, went to watch Juice=Juice's Performance at Ajinomoto Stadium.
On January 30, Fujimoto updated her official blog and announced that she was 4 months pregnant with her second child. In the blog entry titled "To everyone," Fujimoto announced, "Some people may already know from some media reports, but at this time, I've been blessed with a second child. I've currently entered my fourth month." She expressed, "I'm in good physical condition, and I'm also filled with happy feelings." She continued, "I'm sure there will be different difficulties with my second child, but right now, I want to cherish my time with Toranosuke. I hope everyone who reads my blog will teach me many things again."
On August 1st, at 1:32 AM, Fujimoto gave birth to her second child, a girl named Tsubasa.
Miki wears a yellow shirt with a green cardigan over it, yellow joggers and green shoes. She wears glasses and has brown hair.
To Be Added
- Miki shares the same name as current Morning Musume member Miki Nonaka and IdolM@ster character Miki Hoshii.
- Her official YouTube username is Miki Fujimoto.
|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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