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Iyo Matsumoto

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Birth name
Matsumoto Iyo (松本伊代)

Iyo Matsumoto

Associated acts
Cutie Mommy


Years active

Hiromi (m. 1993)


TV actress

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June 21, 1965 (age 50) Ota, Tokyo, Japan (

TV personality singer actress

オールウェイズ I・Y・O [30th Anniversary BEST ALBUM]

Similar People
Hiromi, Yu Hayami, Chiemi Hori, Hidemi Ishikawa, Naoko Kawai

Music group
Cutie Mommy (Since 2005)

Iyo Matsumoto (松本伊代, Matsumoto Iyo, born June 21, 1965), married name Iyo Ozono (小園伊代, Ozono Iyo) is a Japanese TV personality, singer and actress. She is currently signed to Production No Title.


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Early life

Matsumoto was born in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan. She attended Morimura Academy (森村学園, Morimura Gakuen) through all of kindergarten, elementary and middle school and continued in Horikoshi High School. She completed her studies in Toita Women's College.


She debuted in the entertainment business in 1981 after being scouted by the agency Bond Kikaku. Dubbed "Toshihiko Tahara's little sister", her singing career was launched the same year with the single "Sentimental Journey". In 1982, she was awarded the Newcomer Prize at the 24th Japan Record Awards.

From 1984 to 1986, she hosted the midnight TV show All Night Fuji.

Matsumoto teamed up with fellow idols Yū Hayami and Chiemi Hori in 2005 to form the unit Cutie Mommy, with whom she released two singles.

In 2009, she released SWEET 16 BOX, a box set that compiled all of the albums from her idol career and a bonus CD and DVD. Included was her first new song in 19 years, titled "Watashi no Koe wo Kiite" (私の声を聞いて), which was written by Ami Ozaki.

As a commemoration for the 30 years of her debut, in 2012 she held a concert at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel's Stellar Ball and released a best-of album which included a handshake ticket.

Personal life

In 1993, she married Japanese comedian Hiromi. She is the mother of two children.

Studio albums

  • Sentimental I-Y-O (センチメンタルI・Y・O) (1981)
  • Something I-Y-O (サムシングI・Y・O) (1982)
  • Only Seventeen (オンリー・セブンティーン) (1982)
  • Endless Summer (エンドレス・サマー) (1983)
  • Yume Hitotsu Shinkirou (夢ひとつ蜃気楼) (1983)
  • Sugar Rain (1984)
  • Believe (ビリーヴ) (1984)
  • Sentimental Dance Club (センチメンタル ダンス クラブ) (1985)
  • Tenshi no Baka (天使のバカ) (1986)
  • Kaze no You ni (風のように) (1987)
  • Private File (1989)
  • Innocence (1989)
  • MARiAGE (1991)
  • Compilation albums

  • Always I-Y-O (30th Anniversary BEST ALBUM) (オールウェイズI・Y・O [30th Anniversary BEST ALBUM])
  • Other songs

  • "BOYFRIEND A GOGO" (from Beautiful Katamari)
  • "Watashi no Koe wo Kiite" (私の声を聞いて)
  • References

    Iyo Matsumoto Wikipedia