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Motohiro Hata

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Motohiro Hata

Post by masterjz on Tue May 11, 2010 6:01 pm

I knew this guy can make it to the mainstream Very Happy

Motohiro Hata (秦基博, Hata Motohiro?, born 11 October 1980) is a Japanese singer-songwriter. He debuted under the major label BMG Japan in 2006 with the single "Synchro" (シンクロ, Shinkuro?).

Hata is the youngest of three brothers. He moved to Yokohama when he was 2. He began playing guitar at 3, after his eldest brother got 3,000 yen from a friend. In junior high school, he begin writing songs, and in high school started working fully as a musician.

In 1999, he performed at his first big concert at the F.A.D Yokohama live house, after a referral by one of his friends.

In 2004, he released an independent EP, "Orange no Haikei no Akai Seibutsu" (オレンジの背景の赤い静物, Red Object with an Orange Background?). In 2006 he was signed to Augusta Records after catching the attention of one of the staff members. He was the opening act of Augusta Camp 2006 in July. He debuted with the single "Synchro" (シンクロ, Shinkuro?).

His 2008 single "Kimi, Meguru, Boku" (キミ、メグル、ボク, You, Turn, Me?), was his first top 20 hit, reaching #15 on Oricon charts. Since then, he has had six top 20 singles and two top 10 albums. "Kimi, Meguru, Boku" was used as the opening theme for the anime series Itazura na Kiss.

In 2010, his single "Toumei Datta Sekai" premired as the opening for the seventh season of Naruto: Shippuden.


* Orange no Haikei no Akai Seibutsu (2004) (independent EP)
* Bokura o Tsunagu Mono (2007) (EP)
* Contrast (2007)
* Alright (2008)
* Best of Green Mind '09 (2010) (acoustic album)

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