is a Japanese singer and actress, a former member of Morning Musume
, and currently a member of Dream Morning Musume
On August 13, 2003, she released her first single, "22 Sai no Watashi," which means "Me, 22 years old," just a few days after her 22nd birthday. Her first full length album, Hitoribotchi
, was then released on February 4, 2004, containing many solo versions of Morning Musume songs.
In August 2005, her fifth single, "Koi no Hana," which means "Flower of Love," was released, and she also became a member of the Hello! Project special unit Def.Diva
together with Maki Goto
, Rika Ishikawa
and Aya Matsuura
in October. June 2006 saw Abe release "The Stress," a cover of the 1989 song by pop idol Chisato Moritaka
In October of the same year "Amasugita Kajitsu" was released, reaching 5th on the Oricon Chart
, the highest place she achieved since "Koi no Telephone Goal" in 2004.
On October 5, 2008, Abe performed... Read More