Birth name : 亀井 絵里 (Kamei Eri)
Born : December 23, 1988 Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
Origin : Tokyo, Honshū, Japan
Occupations : SingerGenres : Pop
Eri Kamei (亀井 絵里 Kamei Eri?, born December 23, 1988 in Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan) was a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. She joined in late 2003 as a sixth generation member along with Miki Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. She graduated on December 15, 2010 in Yokohama Arena along with Junjun and Linlin.
Kamei was selected from the Morning Musume Love Audition 2002 to join Morning Musume as a member of the sixth generation. She first appeared on the single "Shabondama" and her first album was Ai no Dai 6 Kan. Towards late 2004, Kamei is thought to have opened up after receiving her own segment on the Japanese variety show Hello! Morning, where she had been a regular since her debut. In the segment, known as "Eric Kamezō no Maido Arii!" (エリック亀造の毎度ありぃ!?), she, along with her co-host Yuko Nakazawa, and most often several guests promote the latest products from the Hello! Project. Her segment was removed from the show in the winter of 2005, but she still stars in the rest of the show as a regular. In 2004, Kamei appeared in the 2004 Hello! Project shuffle units unit H.P. All Stars. She was also involved in Morning Musume Sakuragumi when Morning Musume was split into two groups. In 2009, Kamei was put in the group Tanpopo as the fourth generation along with fellow Morning Musume member Aika Mitsui, Berryz Kobo member Yurina Kumai and Cute member Chisato Okai. On August 8, 2010, Kamei's graduation from Hello! Project was announced by Tsunku on his blog and at that day's Hello! Project concert. Due to her suffering from atopic dermatitis, she was unable to continue her activities and therefore graduated on the last day of the Autumn Tour in 2010.