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Motohiro Hata
   
Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 29
Appearing in a total number of: 2 charts | Total period running: 186 days
Biography

Motohiro Hata (秦基博 Hata Motohiro?, born 11 October 1980) is a Japanese singer-songwriter. He debuted under the major label BMG Japan in 2006 with the single "Synchro" (シンクロ Shinkuro?). 
Hata is the youngest of three brothers. He moved to Yokohama when he was 2. He began playing the guitar at age 3, after his eldest brother got 3,000 yen from a friend. In junior high school, he began writing songs, and after entering high school started working fully as a musician. 

In 1999, he performed at his first big concert at the F.A.D Yokohama live house, after a referral by one of his friends. 

In 2004, he released an independent EP, "Orange no Haikei no Akai Seibutsu" (オレンジの背景の赤い静物 Red Object with an Orange Background?). In 2006 he was signed to Augusta Records after catching the attention of one of the staff members. He was the opening act of Augusta Camp 2006 in July. He debuted with the single "Synchro" (シンクロ Shinkuro?). 

His 2008 single "Kimi, Meguru, Boku" (キミ、メグル、ボク You, Turn, Me?), was his first top 20 hit, reaching #15 on Oricon charts. "Kimi, Meguru, Boku" was used as the opening theme for the anime series Itazura na Kiss. Since then, he has had six top 20 singles and two top 10 albums. 

In 2010, his song "Tōmei Datta Sekai" premiered as the opening for the seventh season of Naruto: Shippuden. 

In 2012 he sang the song "Altair" under the name "Motohiro Hata meets Sakamichi no Apollon" for the ending of the anime Kids on the Slope, which premiered on 12 April 2012. 
The song "Goodbye Issac" was the fourth ending track to the anime Space Brothers. 

In 2013, his cover of "Rain" by Senri Oe was featured as the ED for The Garden of Words by Makoto Shinkai. 

In 2014, "Himawari no Yakusoku" (ひまわりの約束) (Promise of Sunflower) was used as the theme song for the 3D-animated movie Stand by me Doraemon (jap. STAND BY ME ドラえもん). 

Discography: 
Orange no Haikei no Akai Seibutsu (2004) (independent EP) 
Bokura o Tsunagu Mono (2007) (EP) 
Contrast (2007) 
Alright (2008) 
Best of Green Mind '09 (2010) (acoustic album) 
Documentary (2010) 
End Roll (2012) (independent EP) 
Signed Pop (2013) 
Hitomimibore (2013) 
Evergreen (2014) (compilation album)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Motohiro Hata in the news
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Ólafur Arnalds Releases Record Store Day Exclusive: Limited Edition Re:member Vinyl And Brand-New String Quartet Recordings On 7" (12/04/2019) The Infamous Stringdusters' "Exquisite Musicianship" (Relix) On 'Rise Sun' Out This Friday, April 5 (04/04/2019)
Skanners/Animae Silentes' Tomas Valentini Endorsed By Dr Strings! (14/03/2019) The Upside Down... The Aisle: Vitamin String Quartet's 'Geek Weeding Forever, Vol. 3' Out March 8, 2019 (22/02/2019)
Soka Performing Arts Center Presents Alexander String Quartet With Joyce Yang (20/02/2019) Banana Slug String Band Duet Opens Premiere Of Bumblebee Kids With Award-Winning, Fun And Interactive, Nature-Themed Songs On March 10, 2019 (05/02/2019)
Yamaha CG-TA Introduces Transacoustic Technology To CG Series Nylon String Guitars (24/01/2019) Yamaha Re-Thinks How Student Strings Are Made And Played (24/01/2019)
The Infamous Stringdusters Announce New Album 'Rise Sun' Due April 5, 2019 (19/01/2019) 2019 Marks 20th Anniversary For Vitamin String Quartet (16/01/2019)
Danish String Quartet Receives Grammy Nomination For Prism I (07/12/2018) Strung And The Namm Foundation Fight To Save Music With Guitar String Bracelets (04/12/2018)
Samuel Proffitt & Yoke Lore Releases "Stringsnoise" (01/12/2018)
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