, is a Japanese pop
singer and TV and radio hostess, associated with the Hello! Project
banner and best known as a former member of Hello! Project's mothership J-pop group, Morning Musume
. She was the leader of the trio v-u-den
until June, 2008. She is working as a soloist and a member of the group Ongaku Gatas
, the duo Hangry & Angry
, and a current member of Dream Morning Musume
Ishikawa joined Morning Musume
as a fourth generation member along with Hitomi Yoshizawa
, Nozomi Tsuji
, and Ai Kago
, and made her debut in 2000 along with the rest of the fourth generation on the band's tenth single, "Happy Summer Wedding
In 2001, simultaneously with her Morning Musume obligations, Ishikawa became a featured member of the then-semi-dormant Hello! Project group Country Musume
and a second-generation member of Morning Musume's first subgroup, Tanpopo
. She also participated in her first shuffle group
recording, 3-nin Matsuri, with fellow Morning Musume/Tanpopo member Ai Kago and solo singer Aya Matsuura
(previously, she had been a replacement member in the 2000 shuffle group Aoiro 7).
One of Ishikawa's most referenced vocal parts during her Morning Musume days was a frantic spoken word piece in the middle eight of their 2003 single "Shabondama
". She also said a spoken word piece at the end of the song "The Peace!
" which she has said was one of her favorite Morning Musume moments.
In September 2004, her new trio, v-u-den, released their... Read More