Born April 1, 1974, MOMO (real name: Hitomi Momoi) is a japanese singer-songwriter from Sapporo, Hokkaido. She was active in I've from 2001 to 2006.
In 1995, she began her musical activities with RYO forming a unit initially called P・O・R, debuting with their mini-album RISE on the same year. The name was later changed to POR in 2001. MOMO was in charge of vocals, lyrics, keyboard, composition, arrangement and programming, while RYO was in charge of playing drums, bass, guitar, as well as mixing and mastering.
Their last release was the album Kono Yubi Tomare, in 2006. The group then officially suspended its activities in 2009, with an extensive discography, having so far recorded more than 80 original songs in about 12 discs, among singles and albums.
MOMO joined I've Sound in 2001, debuting on the I've x POR collaboration album G-Mix with the remix of uneasy. Two days later of that release, she also debuted with her first original I've song Velocity of sound, one of her most famous, along with philosophy, DROWNING, GREEDY and D-THREAD. After appearing on several compilations and recording a bunch of game songs, MOMO departed from I've in 2006 to focus on her own musical activities.
TTB studio era
FrogTrack Records era
In 2011, she launched her own label called FrogTrack Records, active since then. While her artistic name remains as Hitomi Momoi, on the same year she changed the name notation to モモイヒトミ, in full katakana. MOMO released many discs limited to live performances, with some of their tracks getting included on her Kaeru no Uta album series. While producing new tracks, she also rearranged several of her songs from POR discography and re-released them under her brand new solo career.