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  • Born

    11 October 1980 (age 37)

  • Born In

    Miyazaki, Japan

Motohiro Hata (秦基博) 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).

Hata is the youngest of three brothers. He was born in Nichinan Miyazaki, Japan and moved to Yokohama when he was 2. He began playing guitar at 3. In junior high school, he begin writing songs, and in high school started working fully as a musician. After graduating, he started doing his own compositions. 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). Late 2006, Motohiro released his first single, "Synchro" (シンクロ) followed by the mini-album "Bokura o Tsunagu Mono" (僕らをつなぐもの), and a version of Synchro was used as the theme of WOWOW's dorama , "真夜中のマーチ". One of his biggest hits was the single "Uroko" (鳞(うろこ)), released on 6 June 2007, followed soon by "Ai Chou" (青い蝶) in September, along with his first album, "Contrast" (コントラスト), which debuted in 5th place in the Oricon Charts with 25 thousand copies sold in its first week.

His 2008 single "Kimi, Meguru, Boku" (キミ、メグル、ボク), was his first top 20 hit, reaching #15 on Oricon charts. The song 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 August of 2009 he released the single "Halation". And early 2010, the live album called "Best of Green Mind '09". Soon, he released the single "Ai" (アイ), followed by his new single: "Tōmei Datta Sekai" (透明だった世界), which premiered as the opening for the seventh season of Naruto Shippuuden. And then, he released the single "METRO FILM" (メトロ・フィルム), followed by his 3rd album: Documentary.

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