Minami Hoshino

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Minami Hoshino
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Born (1998-02-06) February 6, 1998 (age 24)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan


Years active2011-present
Known forNogizaka46
Musical career
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  • J-pop
  • Vocals
  • Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Associated acts
  • Nogizaka46

Hoshino Minami born February 6, 1998 is a Japanese idol singer, and actress. She is a member of Japanese idol group Nogizaka46[1].

Early life

Hoshino was born on February 6, 1998 in Chiba Prefecture.[2] She was a member of the track team in junior high school.[3]



Hoshino successfully auditioned for the first generation of the idol group Nogizaka46. She debuted with the group's first release (Guruguru Curtain) on February 22, 2012. As of 2020, Hoshino has performed as part of the main selection group on every Nogizaka46 single except for 7th (Barrette) and 8th (Natsu no Free & Easy) singles.

On July 1, 2012, she appeared in the group's first solo commercial with AC Japan.[4] With this performance, she was chosen 6th in the "Readers' Choice CM Awards" for Best New Talent ("CM NOW", December 10, 2012, Genkosha), surpassing Nogizaka46 who was 8th in the same category.[5]

On April 10, 2018, her first solo photobook, titled, was published. The photos in the book were taken on location in Portugal.[6]

Selected works


Year Title Role Channel Source
2015 Minami 100% HITS! SPACE SHOWER TV Plus [7]
2016 Sara Kurosaki TV asahi [8]
2019 Rin Akiyoshi Nippon TV [9]


AC Japan, July 1, 2012


  • Byakuya-Shobo, April 10, 2018


  1. "星野みなみ|メンバー紹介|乃木坂46公式サイト". Nogizaka46 Official Web Site (in 日本語). Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  2. "星野みなみ". The Asahi Shimbun DISITAL (in 日本語). Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  3. "よくわかる!星野みなみ徹底解剖". natalie (in 日本語). Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  4. "乃木坂46・星野みなみ、グループ初の単独CM「公共マナーでキレイに」". ORICON NEWS (in 日本語). July 2, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  5. CM NOW. Vol. Vol.160 (January 2, 2013 ed.). Genkosha (玄光社). 2012-12-10. p. 67. ASIN B00A7ZCLGO. {{cite book}}: |volume= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  6. "乃木坂46星野みなみ、ポルトガル撮影の1st写真集刊行". natalie (in 日本語). February 6, 2018. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  7. "星野みなみ主演「あたし、本と旅する」放送決定!". The Television (in 日本語). September 25, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  8. "乃木坂46齋藤飛鳥&星野みなみ、ドラマ初W主演が決定「号泣してしまいました」". modelpress (in 日本語). June 9, 2016. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  9. "乃木坂46齋藤飛鳥主演ドラマ「ザンビ」与田祐希ら新キャスト21人発表". modelpress (in 日本語). January 13, 2019. Retrieved March 3, 2021.

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