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Motohiro Hata

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Motohiro Hata

Background information

Birth name Motohiro Hata (秦基博)

Born 11 October 1980 (age 37)

Nichinan Miyazaki, Japan

Origin Yokohama, Japan

 J-Pop
 punk rock[1] (early)

Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter

Instruments Acoustic guitar

Years active 2004–present

Labels Add Nine Records (2004)

Augusta Records (2006–present)

BMG Japan (2006–2009)

Ariola Japan (2009–2016)

Universal Music Japan(2017–present)

Associated acts  Fukumimi

 Seiji Kameda

 Daesung

Website Motohiro Hata Official Web Site

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).[2]


 1Biography
 2Discography
 3Awards and nominations
 4References
 5External links

Hata is the youngest of three brothers. He moved to Yokohama when he was 2. He began
playing the guitar at age 3, after his eldest brother got 3,000 yen from a friend. In junior high
school, he began writing songs, and after entering high school started working fully as a
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. "Kimi, Meguru, Boku" was used as the opening theme for the
anime series Itazura na Kiss. Since then, he has had six top 20 singles and two top 10 albums.
In 2010, his song "Tōmei Datta Sekai" premiered as the opening for the seventh
season of Naruto: Shippuden.
In 2012 he sang the song "Altair" under the name "Motohiro Hata meets Sakamichi no Apollon"
for the ending of the anime Kids on the Slope, which premiered on 12 April 2012.
The song "Goodbye Isaac" was the fourth ending track to the anime Space Brothers.
In 2013, his cover of "Rain" by Senri Oe was featured as the ED for The Garden of
Words by Makoto Shinkai.
In 2014, "Himawari no Yakusoku" (ひまわりの約束 Promise of Sunflower) was used as the
theme song for the 3D-animated movie Stand by Me Doraemon (STAND BY ME ドラえもん).

Main article: Motohiro Hata discography

 Contrast (2007)
 Alright (2008)
 Documentary (2010)
 Signed Pop (2013)
 Ao no Kokei (2015)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Billboard Japan Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2014 Motohiro Hata Artist of the Year[4] Nominated

CD Shop Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2011 Documentary Grand Prix

Japan Record Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2014 Evergreen Planning Award[5] Won

MTV Video Music Awards Japan

Year Nominee/work Award Result

2008 Motohiro Hata Best New Artist Won

2009 "Forever Song" Best Male Video Nominated

2016 "Sumire" Best Male Video Nominated

1. Jump up^ Greenberg, Adam. "Hata Motohiro - Biography &
History". AllMusic. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
2. Jump up^ "Profile". Motohiro Hata Official Site (in Japanese).
Retrieved October 24, 2017.
3. Jump up^ "Motohiro Hata : Biography". Barks. Retrieved October
24, 2017.
4. Jump up^ Okada, Mariko (January 16, 2015). "Billboard Japan
Music Awards: See Winners of the Combined Twitter & Karaoke
Votes". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
5. Jump up^ "「第56回日本レコード大賞」、大賞&最優秀新人賞が
明らかに". Rockin'On Japan. December 31, 2014.
Retrieved October 24, 2017.

External links[edit]
 Hata Official Site
 Sony Music Label Site



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 Living people
 Japanese pop musicians
 Japanese male singers
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