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Natsumi Abe (安倍なつみ, born 10 August 1981, in Hokkaido Prefecture) is a Japanese singer and actress and is a former member of Morning Musume. Her nickname is Nacci or Nacchi. Her younger sister, Asami Abe, is also a J-pop singer.
Natsumi was one of the first members of the group chosen in 1997. She was also the lead girl for many of the singles especially before Maki Goto joined, most notable in Furusato ('Hometown') where all the other girls sang harmonies/back-up only. Natsumi has had a few solo songs including the theme for a commercial she was in and Otoko Tomodachi from Morning Musume's 4th album Ikimasshoi!. She also has lead roles in Morning Musume productions like their play, Love Century and their movie, Pinch Runner. Natsumi also has done quite a bit of acting in television dramas such as Nurseman.
Natsumi has never been a part of a Morning Musume subgroup but has lead each shuffle group she has been in. She was also the lead of Morning Musume Sakura Gumi until her graduation (at the end of the Hello! Project Winter tour on January 25th, 2004).
She released her first single, 22 sai no Watashi, on August 13, 2003, just a few days after her 22nd birthday. Her first full length CD was released shortly afterwards, containing many soloist versions of Morning Musume songs.
At one time, Natsumi was the most popular member of Morning Musume, and many songs featured her as a lead singer. However, it wasn't until the summer of 2003 that Natsumi officially went solo. Natsumi graduated not too long after that, in the early winter of 2004 to continue on with her solo career. She continued to release more singles while actively participating in other Hello! Project activities such as concerts, the special soloist group Nochiura Natsumi (with Aya Matsuura and Maki Goto), and the Hello! Project super shuffle unit "All for One & One for All" (sang with all other soloists and groups within H!P at the time).
In late 2004, there was a plagarism scandal with some her essays and poems in her photobooks (which were copied off others' pieces) and she took a three-month personal leave, cease participation from all H!P-related activities (including Kaori Iida's graduation concert in January). She came back in February 2005 and has been participating in H!P activities once again (most notably Nochiura Natsumi's upcoming tour).
- Name: 安倍なつみ, 安倍夏美 (Natsumi Abe)
- Nickname: Nacci, Nacchi
- Birthday: August 10, 1981
- Sign: Leo
- Birth Place: Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan
- Blood type: A
- Height: 152cm
- Hobbies: Smiling, Talking, Poetry, Singing, Cooking
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Morning Musume (1997–2004)
- Nochiura Natsumi (2004–)
- DEF.DIVA (2005–)
- Morning Musume Sakura Gumi (2003–2004)
- Shuffle Units:
- 2000: Kiiro 5
- 2001: 10nin Matsuri
- 2002: Odoru 11
- 2003: SALT5
- 2004: H!P. All Stars
- [2003.04.30]Haha to Musume no Duet Song (母と娘のデュエットソング)
- [2003.08.12]22sai no Watashi (22歳の私)
- [2004.06.01]Datte Ikite Kanakucha (だって 生きてかなくちゃ)
- [2004.08.10]Koi no Telephone GOAL (恋のテレフォン GOAL)
- [2005.04.19]Yume Naraba (夢ならば)
- [2005.08.30]Koi no Hana (恋の花)
- Hitoribocchi (一人ぼっち)
- [1999.12] ナッチ (Nacci)
- [2001.11.01] なつみ (Natsumi)
- [2003.04] Album 1998ー2003
- [2004.02.24] 出逢い (Deai)
- [2005.05.26] Fu (ふう)
- [2005.11] アロハロ！ (Alo Hallo!)
- [2003.10] 安倍なつみ, 安倍夏美 2004カレンダー
- [2004.09] 安倍なつみ, 安倍夏美 2005カレンダー
- [2005.10.12] 安倍なつみ, 安倍夏美 2006カレンダー
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