MOMO

Hitomi Momoi モモイヒトミ ・ 桃井ひとみ

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PROFILE

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.

P・O・R era

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.

IVE era

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

After POR disbanded, MOMO started her solo activities under her real name, Hitomi Momoi, with the mixed kanji/hiragana notation 桃井ひとみ. In 2009, she released her first single Yuudachi, in collaboration with Atsuhiko Nakatsubo label TTB studio, later also providing vocals for the song Wonderful Days.

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.

DISCOGRAPHY

as MOMO

SPLIT SINGLES

2002 ・ philosophy

2005Velocity of sound


I'VE COMPILATIONS

2001G-Mix

2002Disintegration

2003LAMENT

2003OUT FLOW

2003ANIM Music Disc

2004Mixed Up

2005COLLECTIVE

2007 ・ I've MANIA Tracks Vol. I

2009I've MANIA Tracks Vol. II

2010EXTRACT

2010I've MANIA Tracks Vol. III

2012 ・ G.C.BEST

2014 ・ master groove circle NIJIIRO

2015The Time ~12 Colors~

2017I've C-VOX 2000-2014

2019 ・ I've groove DJ mix feat MOGRA

2021 ・ I've 20th Anniversary E-VOX


I'VE in OTHER COMPILATIONS

2005 ・ ANIM Vocal Collection

2014 ・ etude 10th anniversary edition


I'VE SOUNDTRACKS

2001Sonic Princess OST


NON-I'VE COMPILATIONS

2004 ・ Spotlight Kid 01


as I've Special Unit

2003 ・ I've PV Collection Vol. 03

2005 ・ Fair Heaven

2007 ・ I've MANIA Tracks Vol. I

2012 ・ G.C.BEST

2015 ・ See You ~Chiisana Eien~

2017 ・ I've C-VOX 2000-2014

as POR

SINGLES

2000Christmas☆Chef

2002soup

2003Motto Motto


REMIX SINGLE

???? POpRa'q


ALBUMS

2000Kamihanki

2001Shimohanki

2003CYCLE

2004Thalys

2006Kono Yubi Tomare


MINI-ALBUMS

1995RISE

1997 ・ Yuuenchi

2004 ・ Kotodama Sakiwau Uta


BEST ALBUM

2001 ・ orgel


I'VE COMPILATIONS

2001G-Mix

2004Mixed Up (arrangement)

as Hitomi Momoi

SINGLES

2009 ・ Yuudachi

2013 ・ Lilac no Saku Machi

2017 ・ DIC411


SPLIT SINGLE

2001 ・ The whereabouts in the sun


ALBUMS

2011Kaeru no Uta

2014Kaeru no Uta 2

2016Kaeru no Uta 3


MINI-ALBUMS

2010Live Limited Vol. 1

2010Live Limited Vol. 2

2011Live Limited Vol. 3

2012Live Limited Vol. 4

2013Live Limited Vol. 5

2015Live Limited Vol. 6

2018Live Limited Vol. 7

2020DecadeCycle

2022 ・ Live Limited Vol. 8


as UTAMOMO

(with Kaori Utatsuki)

2019 ・ Shine / Ano Koro no Bokutachi wa


with Eiko Shimamiya

2021 ・ Ano Toki no Mama de

LYRICS