Hata Motohiro (秦基博) is a singer-songwriter managed by Office Augusta agency and signed to the label Universal Music.

Biography

Hata Motohiro was born on October 11, 1980, in Nichinan, Miyazaki as the youngest of three brothers, and moved to Yokohama, Kanagawa in July 1988.[1] When he was 12 years old, his eldest brother got him a guitar for 3,000 yen for the first time, and Motohiro started composing music from junior high school and began making music in earnest from high school.[2][3]

At a last live in high school, Motohiro played in front of an audience for the first time, and by the time he entered university, he began to appear at the live house F.A.D YOKOHAMA in Yokohama with a friend of him.[4] Since then, he has been performing live activities in Shibuya and Shimokitazawa, mainly in Yokohama.

On January 20, 2004, Motohiro released his indie mini-album Orange no Haikei no Akai Seibutsu.

At the end of 2005, the staff of Office Augusta, who happened to celebrate at the live house where Motohiro performed, called him out, and soon he became been a member of the agency in March 2006.[5] He appeared in Augusta Camp 2006 held in July and performed as the opening act.[6] He then made his major debut on November 8, with the single "Synchro". The song set a new record for the number of FM power plays nationwide (43 stations).[7]

On September 26, 2007, Motohiro released his first album Contrast, and from November 24, his national tour Hata Motohiro 1st LIVE TOUR "CONTRAST" was held at seven locations nationwide, mobilizing about 10,000 people.[8] On December 27, a special live BACK TO F.A.D! was held at F.A.D YOKOHAMA.[9]

On March 15, 2008, "Uroko -Director's Cut Ver.-" won the BEST MALE VIDEO on Space Shower TV's SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards 08.[10]

On March 6, 2009, Motohiro held his first solo performance at Nippon Budokan, and from May 4, his first acoustic tour GREEN MIND 2009 was held at 21 locations nationwide.[11]

On October 16, 2013, Motohiro released his self-selection album Hitomi Mibore.[12]

On April 18, 2014, it was announced that Motohiro would be in charge of the theme song for the movie STAND BY ME Doraemon[13], and on August 6, the theme song "Himawari no Yakusoku" was released as a single.[14] On October 29, his best album evergreen was released. It won the Planning Award on the 56th Japan Record Award.[15]

On July 3, 2015, Motohiro was appointed as the goodwill ambassador for "Aomori Jomon" to spread information on the charm and value of the Jomon archaeological sites in Aomori Prefecture.[16]

From November 1, 2016, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his debut, Motohiro held his first national arena tour Hata Motohiro 10th Anniversary ARENA TOUR "All The Pieces". In the same performance, he announced that he would hold his first stadium live at Yokohama Stadium next spring to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his debut.[17]

On May 4, 2017, Motohiro held his first outdoor solo live HATA MOTOHIRO 10th Anniversary LIVE AT YOKOHAMA STADIUM to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his debut, mobilizing 25,000 people.[18] On the same day, "Girl", which was the theme song of the TV drama Koi ga Heta demo Ikitemasu, was released as his first recut single included in his fourth album Signed POP.[19] On June 14, his first all-time best album All Time Best Hata Motohiro was released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his debut.[20]

On August 27, 2020, Motohiro's first unattended live Hata Motohiro Live at F.A.D YOKOHAMA 2020 was held at F.A.D YOKOHAMA.[21]

Discography

Indies mini albums

  1. [2004.01.20] Orange no Haikei no Akai Seibutsu (オレンジの背景の赤い静物 Red Stills on an Orange Background?)

Mini albums

  1. [2007.03.07] Bokura wo Tsunagu Mono (僕らをつなぐもの Things That Connect Us?)

Studio albums

  1. [2007.09.26] Contrast (コントラスト?)
  2. [2008.10.29] ALRIGHT
  3. [2010.10.06] Documentary
  4. [2013.01.30] Signed POP
  5. [2015.12.16] Ao no Koukei (青の光景 Blue Spectacle?)
  6. [2019.12.11] Copernicus (コペルニクス?)

Best albums

  1. [2013.10.16] Hitomi Mibore (ひとみみぼれ?)
  2. [2014.10.29] evergreen
  3. [2017.06.14] All Time Best Hata Motohiro (All Time Best ハタモトヒロ?)

Live acoustic albums

  1. [2010.03.03] BEST OF GREEN MIND '09
  2. [2011.06.15] BEST OF GREEN MIND 2010

EPs

  1. [2012.02.08] End Roll (エンドロール?)

Singles

  1. [2006.11.08] Synchro (シンクロ?)
  2. [2007.06.06] Uroko (鱗(うろこ) Fish Scales?)
  3. [2007.09.12] Aoi Chou (青い蝶 Blue Butterfly?)
  4. [2008.04.23] Kimi, Meguru, Boku (キミ、メグル、ボク You, Turn, Me?)
  5. [2008.06.04] Niji ga Kieta Hi (虹が消えた日 The Day When the Rainbow Disappeared?)
  6. [2008.10.08] Forever Song (フォーエバーソング?)
  7. [2009.01.21] Asa ga Kuru Mae ni (朝が来る前に Before the Morning Comes?)
  8. [2009.08.12] Halation
  9. [2010.01.13] Ai (アイ Love?)
  10. [2010.08.11] Toumei Datta Sekai (透明だった世界 Formerly Transparent World?)
  11. [2010.09.08] Metro Film (メトロ・フィルム?)
  12. [2011.06.15] Minazuki (水無月 June?)
  13. [2012.10.31] Dear Mr. Tomorrow
  14. [2013.01.16] Hatsukoi/Goodbye Isaac (初恋/グッバイ・アイザック First Love/Goodbye Isaac?)
  15. [2013.05.29] Kotonoha (言ノ葉 Words?)
  16. [2014.04.23] Dialogue Monologue (ダイアローグ・モノローグ?)
  17. [2014.08.06] Himawari no Yakusoku (ひまわりの約束 Promise of Sunflower?)
  18. [2015.06.03] Suisai no Tsuki (水彩の月 Watercolor Moon?)
  19. [2015.09.09] Q & A
  20. [2016.02.24] Sumire (スミレ Violets?)
  21. [2016.10.19] 70 Oku no Piece/Owari no Nai Sora (70億のピース/終わりのない空 7 Billion Pieces/Endless Sky?)
  22. [2017.05.03] Girl
  23. [2019.11.06] Raspberry Lover
  24. [2021.01.27] Nakiwarai no Episode (泣き笑いのエピソード Episode of Tears and Laughter?)

Analog singles

  1. [2018.11.03] Hana ( Flower?)

Collaboration singles

  1. [2012.05.30] Altair (アルタイル?) - Hata Motohiro meets Kids on the Slope

Digital singles

  1. [2019.03.13] Aogeba Aozora (仰げば青空 If You Look Up, the Blue Sky?)

Video releases

  1. [2009.09.16] LIVE AT BUDOKAN
  2. [2011.11.23] BEST MUSIC CLIPS 2006-2011
  3. [2011.11.23] 5th Anniversary DVD BOX BEST MUSIC CLIPS 2006-2011+DOCUMENTARY TOUR FINAL+GREEN MIND 2011
  4. [2012.06.27] GREEN MIND AT BUDOKAN+LIVE AT OSAKA-JO HALL ~5TH ANNIVERSARY~
  5. [2012.06.27] GREEN MIND AT BUDOKAN
  6. [2012.06.27] LIVE AT OSAKA-JO HALL ~5TH ANNIVERSARY~
  7. [2013.05.29] GREEN MIND 2012
  8. [2013.12.25] Signed POP TOUR
  9. [2014.04.30] Hata Motohiro Visionary live 2013 -historia-
  10. [2015.04.29] GREEN MIND 2014
  11. [2016.10.19] HATA MOTOHIRO CONCERT TOUR 2016 -Ao no Koukei-
  12. [2017.11.08] LIVE AT YOKOHAMA STADIUM -10th Anniversary-

Music provided

  • Hitoto Yo "Uke Irete" - Kuuchuu Buranko (空中ブランコ Trapeze?) (composition)
  • Toki Asako "BEST! 2004-2011" - Yawarakai Kehai (やわらかい気配 Soft Sign?) (composition)
  • Nanba Shiho "Otome Shikkaku" - Kami wo Kiru Hachi no Riyuu (髪を切る8の理由。 8 Reasons to Cut Your Hair.?) (composition)
  • Yamashita Tomohisa "Asobi" - HELLO (lyrics)
  • V6 - Beautiful World (lyrics & composition)
  • Kumiko "Samishii Toki wa Renka wo Utatte/Koi ni Ochiru" - Samishii Toki wa Renka wo Utatte (さみしいときは恋歌を歌って Sing a Love Song When It Feels lonely?) (composition)
  • Hanazawa Kana - Zara Zara (ざらざら Rough?) (composition)
  • D-LITE - D-Day (composition)
  • Kamishiraishi Mone "and..." - Kokuhaku (告白 Confession?) (lyrics & composition)
  • Fukumimi "Bright/Swing Swing Sing" - Swing Swing Sing (lyrics & composition)
  • Bakarhythm - "Ikura da to Omou?" Tte Kikareru to Kinchou Suru (Hatarhythm) (lyrics & composition)
  • Suginami Junior Chorus - Saikou no Bokura (最高のぼくら The Best of Us?) (composition)
  • Haruleo - Sayonara Kuchibiru (さよならくちびる Goodbye Lips?) (lyrics & composition)

Collaborative works

  • Ohashi Takuya "Hajimari no Uta" - Sorosoro Ikanakucha (VOICE×VOICE Vol.1: Hata motohiro) (そろそろいかなくちゃ (VOICE×VOICE Vol.1: 秦基博)?)
  • Hirai Ken "Canvas/Kimi wa Suteki♡" - Cry & Smile!!
  • Fukumimi "DANCE BABY DANCE/Natsu wa Korekara da!" - DANCE BABY DANCE, Natsu wa Korekara da!, Yozora no Mukou ~Augusta Camp 2007~, Hoshi no Kakera wo Sagashi ni Ikou Again ~Augusta Camp 2007~
  • Fukumimi "10th Anniversary Songs~Tribute to COIL~" - DANCE BABY DANCE, Ramen'95, Paste Part, 64
  • Monsieur Kamayatsu "1939~MONSIEUR" - Ano Toki Kimi wa Wakakatta feat. Hata Motohiro (あの時君は若かった feat. 秦 基博?)
  • Tomita Lab - Parallel feat. Hata Motohiro (パラレル feat. 秦 基博?)
  • Various Artists "Sweet Voices - Gentle Boyfriends HARCO Selection" - Yawaraka na Gogo ni Osoi Choushoku wo (やわらかな午後に遅い朝食を?)
  • Various Artists "THIS IS FOR YOU~THE YELLOW MONKEY TRIBUTE ALBUM" - SPARK
  • Sakai Yu "Coming Up Roses" - Pierrotic feat. Hata Motohiro (ピエロチック feat. 秦 基博?)
  • Fukumimi "Bright/Swing Swing Sing" - Bright, Swing Swing Sing
  • Fukumimi - It's Alright Mama
  • Fukumimi "ALL TIME BEST ~Fukumimi 20th Anniversary~" - Hachigatsu no Yume (八月の夢 August Dream?)

Publications

Books

  • [2007.10.02] Play on the Guitar Hata Motohiro/Contrast
  • [2009.02.04] Play on the Guitar Hata Motohiro/ALRIGHT
  • [2009.12.28] Band Score Hata Motohiro/LIVE AT BUDOKAN
  • [2010.04.30] Play on the Guitar Hata Motohiro/BEST OF GREEN MIND '09
  • [2010.11.12] Play on the Piano Hata Motohiro/my favorite songs
  • [2013.04.12] Official Score Hata Motohiro/Play on the Guitar Complete Song Collection
  • [2014.06.05] Play on the Piano Hata Motohiro/my favorite songs
  • [2015.03.21] Play on the Guitar Hata Motohiro/evergreen

Awards

  • 2010 4th CD Shop Awards - Semi-grand Prize (Documentary)
  • 2013 USEN HIT J-POP Ranking No.1 (Girl)
  • 2014 56th Japan Record Awards - Planning Award (evergreen)
  • 2015 ISUM Bridal Music Awards (Himawari no Yakusoku)
  • 2015 JOYSOUND Annual Overall Ranking No.1 (Himawari no Yakusoku)

Trivia

  • Motohiro took his education at the Tsutsujigaoka Elementary School in Yokohama City, the Yamoto Junior High School in Yokohama City, and the Hosei University Second High School.[22]
  • Motohiro graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration, Hosei University.[23]
  • Motohiro's hobbies include baseball, bowling, and billiards. He especially loves bowling, and there is an anecdote that he broke his right arm during a baseball play the next day after doing six bowling games and still continued to play bowling with his left arm. In the music video for "Kimi, Meguru, Boku", there is a scene where he himself played bowling.


Gallery


References

  1. "総力特集 Vol.9『秦 基博』 | 秦 基博 履歴書".
  2. " 迷い悩んだ経験が、始まりだった 秦 基博(前編)".
  3. "総力特集 Vol.9『秦 基博』 | 秦 基博 履歴書".
  4. "迷い悩んだ経験が、始まりだった 秦 基博(前編)".
  5. "総力特集 Vol.9『秦 基博』 | 秦 基博 履歴書".
  6. Profile.
  7. "総力特集 Vol.9『秦 基博』".
  8. "秦 基博、全国ツアー終了とともに追加公演発表".
  9. "秦 基博 凱旋公演決定!!".
  10. "<MVA08>、BUMP OF CHICKENが史上初の3冠".
  11. "秦 基博の毎年恒例<GREEN MIND>、2011年は故郷宮崎のみで開催".
  12. "秦基博、新作「一耳惚れ」は初の自選アルバム".
  13. "秦 基博、「STAND BY ME ドラえもん」の主題歌担当".
  14. "第56回輝く!日本レコード大賞(2014年)".
  15. "『第56回 輝く!日本レコード大賞』にて三代目JSBが大賞を受賞".
  16. "秦基博&レキシ、世界遺産登録目指す「あおもり縄文大使」に任命".
  17. "秦基博、来年5月に横浜スタジアムでワンマンライブ".
  18. "【秦 基博】『HATA MOTOHIRO 10th Anniversary LIVE AT YOKOHAMA STADIUM』2017年5月4日 at 横浜スタジアム".
  19. "秦基博「Girl」、前田敦子主演でキュンとくるMV完成".
  20. "秦基博「All Time Best ハタモトヒロ」特典映像の詳細明らかに".
  21. "秦 基博、原点の地から“ライブハウスで音楽を聴く喜び”を届けた無観客ライブ".
  22. "秦基博さん(本校音楽部OB・シンガーソングライター)がNHK番組(SONGS)に出演".
  23. "9月 :: 法政大学".


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