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Eri Kamei (亀井 絵里, Kamei Eri, born December 23, 1988 in Arakawa, Tokyo) is a Japanese pop singer and model. She is a former member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. She joined in late 2003 as a sixth generation member along with Miki Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. She graduated on December 15, 2010 in Yokohama Arena along with Junjun and Linlin.
|Born||December 23, 1988|
Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
|Other names||Kame (Turtle), Aho-Kame, Kamezou Eric|
Kamei was selected from the Morning Musume Love Audition 2002 to join Morning Musume as a member of the sixth generation. She first appeared on the single "Shabondama" and her first album was Ai no Dai 6 Kan.
Towards late 2004, Kamei is thought to have opened up after receiving her own segment on the Japanese variety show Hello! Morning, where she had been a regular since her debut. In the segment, known as "Eric Kamezō no Maido Arii!" (エリック亀造の毎度ありぃ!), she, along with her co-host Yuko Nakazawa, and most often several guests promote the latest products from the Hello! Project. Her segment was removed from the show in the winter of 2005, but she still stars in the rest of the show as a regular.
On August 8, 2010, Kamei's graduation from Hello! Project was announced by Tsunku on his blog and at that day's Hello! Project concert. Along with Junjun and Linlin they graduated at the end of Morning Musume's 2010 Fall Concert. Kamei performed Haru Beautiful Everyday as her graduation song.
|Hello Hello! Morning Musume Sixth Generation Member Shashinshū (ハロハロ! モーニング娘。6期メンバー写真集)||July 15, 2003||Kadokawa Shoten
|Photobook with Sayumi Michishige and Reina Tanaka|
|Kamei Eri (1st写真集「亀井絵里」)||December 23, 2004||Wani Books
|First solo photobook|
|Days (2nd写真集「DAYS」)||September 16, 2005||Wani Books
|Second solo photobook|
|Seventeen Years Old (3rd写真集「17才」)||May 26, 2006||Wani Books
|Third solo photobook|
|Love Hello! Eri Kamei Photobook in Phuket (ラブハロ！亀井絵里写真集inプーケット)||February 28, 2007||Kadokawa Group Publishing
|Fourth solo photobook†|
|Maple||October 11, 2007||Wani Books
|Fifth solo photobook, photographed in Vancouver, Canada|
|Eri (亀井絵里写真集全集「ERI」)||April 3, 2008||Wani Books
|Photobook complete works|
|20 (Hatachi) (亀井絵里写真集「20(はたち)」)||December 23, 2008||Wani Books
|Sixth solo photobook, photographed in Okinawa and Shibuya|
|Sweet||February 25, 2010||Wani Books
|Seventh solo photobook|
† An exclusive digital version of this photobook was also released for cell phone users. Entitled Jungle, and retailing for 525 yen, it was released on February 19, 2007. A second batch of photographs was made available on February 21.
|Hello Hello! (ハロハロ!)||July 16, 2003||DVD with Sayumi Michishige and Reina Tanaka|
|Love Hello! Kamei Eri DVD (ラブハロ!亀井絵里DVD)||March 14, 2007||First solo DVD|
|20 Dreams (20 DREAMS)||January 14, 2009||Second solo DVD|
- Hoshisuna no Shima, Watashi no Shima - Island Dreamin' (星砂の島、私の島～Island Dreamin'～, Released September 29, 2004)
- Ribon no Kishi: The Musical (リボンの騎士 ザ ミュージカル, 2006)
- Cinderella (シンデレラtheミュージカル, 2008) – As Stepsister Portia
|Show||Start date||End date||Station|
|Hello! Morning (ハロー！モーニング。)||June 1, 2003||April 1, 2007||TV Tokyo|
|Sore Yuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)||September 29, 2003||December 26, 2003|
|Futarigoto (二人ゴト)||April 26, 2004||April 28, 2004|
|July 14, 2004||July 22, 2004|
|Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den (魔女っ娘。梨華ちゃんのマジカル美勇伝)||October 7, 2004||December 15, 2004|
|Musume Dokyu (娘DOKYU)||April 11, 2005||September 1, 2006|
|Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)||April 8, 2007||September 28, 2008|
|Yorosen! (よろセン!)||October 6, 2008||March 27, 2009|
|Jewelpet (ジュエルペット, as voice of Rinko Kōgyoku)||April 5, 2009||March 28, 2010|
|Program||Start date||End date||Station|
|TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu (TBC Funふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)||April 1, 2005||April 15, 2005||TBC Radio|
|May 30, 2005||June 10, 2005|
|Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!)||June 26, 2005||ABC Radio|
|December 18, 2005|
|June 11, 2006|
|December 17, 2006|
|B.B.L.||November 6, 2005||November 13, 2005||FM-FUJI|
|Gaki・Kame||April 8, 2007||September 27, 2008|
|Five Stars||April 6, 2009||December 13, 2010||InterFM|
- 「モーニング娘。９期メンバーオーディション」について／卒業について. Tsunku (in Japanese). Tsunku's official blog. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
- "Eri Kamei, Junjun, Linlin to graduate from Morning Musume". Tokyograph. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
- "ASCII 24 News, ASCII.jp：角川ザテレビジョン、モー娘。の亀井絵里の音声付き電子写真集をケータイ向けに配信" (in Japanese). ASCII MEDIA WORKS. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
- "Five Stars InterFM" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Site. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-03-31.[permanent dead link]
- "4/6よりモーニング娘。新垣・亀井のレギュラーラジオスタート！". Hello! Project, UP-FRONT WORKS Co., Ltd. 2009-03-30. Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2010-06-08. (web archive)
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