Maki Goto Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Jan 30, 2024 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on Aug 25, 2022
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Maki Goto is a sensational pop singer in Japan with many hit songs.
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About Maki Goto

Maki Goto is a Japanese singer, lyricist, model, and former actress.

Maki was born on September 23, 1985, in Edogawa City in Tokyo, Japan. This 36-year-old legend started her musical career in 1999 when she joined Morning Musume.

She was the only one to pass the audition for Morning Musume. She was only 13 years old when she joined Morning Musume and Hello! Project. Maki Goto made her debut with the single 'Love Machine,' and it became a national hit, selling over a million copies. Maki Goto became a top overnight idol. Maki Goto was the lead vocalist in her group until she graduated in 2002 after working with Morning Musume for three years. In 2002, she started her solo career. Her last single was ‘Do It Now’. She released her debut mini-album 'Sweet Black' with the stage name Sweet Black feat.

Maki Goto Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Maki Goto’s net worth?

As of 2022, as a successful Japanese pop singer, Maki Goto has an estimated net worth of $1-5 million.

How much does Maki Goto earn per year?

Maki Goto earns mainly through her singing and acting deals, but her exact annual income remains unknown.

Maki Goto spends mostly on her clothing wardrobe. She has a simple and elegant lifestyle. She likes to spend on food and travel a lot.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Maki Goto?

Maki Goto is 5 ft 3 in (160cm) tall.

How old is Maki Goto?

Born on September 23, 1985, Maki Goto is 36 years old as of June 2022.

Childhood And Education

Maki was born to Shoichi Goto and Tokiko Goto of Japan, in 1985. Maki Goto graduated in March 2004 from Meguro Nihon University Junior High School. As a child, she was involved in music from the beginning and wanted to become a singer even before her debut. She is a school dropout because she stopped attending school after being bullied.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Maki Goto’s family?

Maki Goto also has two children, a boy and a girl.

The famous Japanese singer and model have three siblings - two older sisters and a younger brother. Yuki Goto, her brother, is a YouTuber and an ex-singer from the Japanese music duo ‘EE Jump’.

Maki Goto’s father, Shoichi Goto, passed away in 1996 after falling during mountaineering. Maki lost her Mother, Tokiko Goto, in 2010 after she fell from the third floor of their home in Tokyo.

Who is Maki Goto's partner?

Maki Goto married her non-celebrity husband in 2014 and had a baby girl and a baby boy in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Maki Goto is known best for her Pop singing and hit singles. She is a J- Pop and R&B singer.

Maki Goto has been associated with many record labels. They include Zetima, Avex Trax, Rythm Zone, Piccolo Town, and Up-Front Group. Morning Musume and her single ‘Love Machine’ made her a hit.

Maki Goto joined Morning Musume in 1999 and stayed associated with it for three years and one month. In 2002, Maki left Morning Musume to pursue a solo career and has since released four albums and several singles.

In 2003, she participated in a movie called ‘Seishun Bakachin Ryorijuku'.

In 2005, she was associated with DEF.DIVA, which was a short-lived Hello! Project group. In 2007, Maki Goto decided to leave the Hello! Project.

In 2008, Maki signed with the record label Rhythm Zone under Avex. She also started her Sweet Black Project, which was a collaboration between J-WAVE, Avex, and Mixi. All the fans took this show well as nearly 30,000 messages were received after a week.

In 2009, Goto released her first single (digital) with Avex, ‘Fly Away’. Post that, Goto released her second single (digital), ‘Lady-Rise’. Maki modeled later that year in Japan’s biggest fashion event, ‘Tokyo Girls Collection’. Maki's successful albums are 'Sweet Black' (2009), 'Makking Gold 1' (2003), 'How To Use Sexy' (2007). Her other albums 'Ai Kotoba' (Voice) (2011) and '2 Paint It Gold' (2004), also had major hits.

In 2010, She returned to the music scene and announced her official debut in collaboration with Sweet Black. In 2011, Maki Goto appeared on the TV show ‘Kamisun’. Later that year, Goto Maki attended Takahashi Ai’s graduation concert. Finally, in December, her last concert streamed live Dream Morning Musume performed and sang ‘Love Machine’.

She has released multiple albums and has played multiple roles in television and films. Her concerts and unpublished songs made her very famous among the public.

Charity Work

Maki Goto has inspired many youngsters through her work and kindness. Before going on a hiatus in 2011, Maki Goto performed at the A-Nation concert in August 2011. The proceeding of which, including tickets and merchandise sale revenue, was donated to charity. In 2011, she donated funds collected from the auction of her PV 'You' performance outfit to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Earlier that year, in July, she donated 800,000 YEN (5000 USD) to charity from the auction of her gloves.

What awards has Maki Goto won?

Maki Goto was awarded the youngest member of Hello! Project and Morning Musume in 1999-2000

Maki Goto’s Hobbies And Interests

Maki Goto loves to collect Polaroids. One of Maki's favorite hobbies is cooking, and she enjoys watching movies.

Her favorite colors are yellow, pink, and white.

She is a fan of monster hunter, and she loves playing air hockey.

When it comes to food, she loves Mont blanc, ice cream, and rice. Maki does not like liver, sea urchin, avocado, and papaya.

Other Interesting Maki Goto Facts And Trivia

  • She opened a new Ameba blog, attended concerts, and performed live in the subsequent few years, where she posted about her marriage on July 22, 2014. She also revealed her pregnancy through the blog.
  • In 2018, she modeled for a fashion show with her two-year-old daughter, who made her modeling debut.
  • In 2020, she opened up two new YouTube channels. One for gaming and other lifestyle/beauty related.
  • In 2021 and 2022, Maki tested positive for covid 19.
  • She has a blood type O positive.
  • Maki Goto's zodiac sign is Libra.
  • She has brown eyes.
  • Maki Goto’s official blog - ‘G-motion’ with other Ameba blogs.
  • Maki got her fame from her debut at 13 years of age when she joined Morning Musume. Her tenure in Morning Musume lasted 1,128 days.
  • The pop singer from Japan made her Debut album - 'Makking Gold 1'.
  • 'Love Machine' was her hit single that made her an overnight success.
  • In 2008, Goto signed with Avex Group sub-label Rhythm Zone Of Japan and returned to the music scene at A-nation '08.
  • She was cast in 'Mini Moni' the TV as Gocchin, 'Monster Hunter Stories'.
  • Her ambition was to become a singer, even prior to Morning Musume.
  • The icon from Japan wrote a self-written song named 'Hear Me'. She performed the unreleased song to date, drawing media attention for the first time since her graduation.
  • Maki Goto has many nicknames. Her first nickname was Gomaki. It was given to her when she joined Morning Musume. Her fans used Gocchin as her second official nickname.
  • She bought a house for her family after her successful stint in Morning Musume.

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Meguro Nihon University

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Shoichi Goto, Tokiko Goto
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