Yuko Nakazawa

Yuko Nakazawa
'''Yuko Nakazawa''' (born June 19, 1973 in Kyoto, Japan) is a Japanese pop-enka singer and former leader of the Hello! Project mothership group Morning Musume. She's tough as nails and will shout in Kansai dialect when she's pissed.

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Birthday
1973-06-19
Nickname
Yuu-chan Big Sis Misoji
Birthname
Yuko Nakazawa
Sign
Gemini
Hometown
Fukuchiyama Kyoto Japan
Country
Japan
Ethnicity
Asian
Height
5'3"
Weight
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Job
Singer
Hobbies
Map Driving
Assets
Legs Voice Badass Yankii Style
Vices
Kansai Dialect Misoji
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Piercings
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Breast
34
Waist
23"
Hips
34"
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Yuko Nakazawa (born June 19, 1973 in Kyoto, Japan) is a Japanese pop-enka singer and former leader of the Hello! Project mothership group Morning Musume. She's tough as nails and will shout in Kansai dialect when she's pissed. Tread carefully when making "old age" jokes - this thirty-year-old idol doesn't take too kindly to them.

Nakazawa was one of the five original members of the group, and the first leader. She graduated in 2001 because she felt physically limited in keeping up with the rest of the group.

Yuko Nakazawa Career

Nakazawa was one of the five runner-ups in a 1997 contest to find a new female vocalist for the rock band Sharan Q. Tsunku, the producer, gave the five a challenge: sell 50,000 copies of their demo single in five days, and he would produce them as their own act. Nakazawa and the other four met the challenge in four days. They were dubbed Morning Musume.

In 1999, due in part to Morning Musume's success, Nakazawa began a solo career. This continued even after her graduation, though it has slowed down somewhat due to lack of interest in enka music.

In addition to her solo career, Nakazawa often appeared on the "Folk Songs" series. She has been featured on all five albums in the series.

Because she graduated soon after Morning Musume reached peak success, Nakazawa has not been featured in any subgroups, and participated in only one shuffle unit during her time in the group. She made a surprising reappearance in the shuffles in 2005, as a member of Puripuri Pink.

Nakazawa's age is often joked about - she was the oldest member of Morning Musume at 24 when she first joined, and is the oldest member of the Hello! Project.

Since her graduation, Nakazawa has appeared in several plays and dramas, as well as hosting Hello! Morning until its end in 2007.

Yuko Nakazawa Releases

Albums

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Release date
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1 Dai 1 Shou 1998-12-12
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2 Dai 2 Shou ~Tsugari~ 2004-07-22
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Singles

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Release date
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1 Karasu no Nyoubou 1998-10-05
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2 Odaiba Moonlight Serenade 1998-12-02
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3 Junjou Koushinkyoku 1999-06-09
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4 Shanghai no Kaze 2000-07-12
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5 Kuyashi Namida Porori 2001-02-15
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6 Futari Gurashi 2001-08-01
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7 Tokyo Bijin 2002-08-28
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8 GET ALONG WITH YOU 2003-05-21
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9 Genki no nai Hi Komoriuta / Nagaragawa no Hare 2004-02-11
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10 Do My Best 2004-05-26
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11 Urara 2006-09-27
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12 Danna-sama 2007-10-10
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Photobooks

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# Title Release date
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1 Feather 2001-08-??
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2 Watashi ga Omou, Konna Onna 2002-11-??
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