Umeda Erika (梅田えりか)
- Nickname: Ume-san (梅さん), Eri (えり), Erika (えりか), Umeeri (うめえり)
- Birth Date: May 24, 1991
- Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 170 cm
- Favorite Subject: Music
Umeda Erika was a member of °C-ute, under Hello! Project. She was also a member of ZYX along with Tsugunaga Momoko, Yaguchi Mari, Yajima Maimi, Murakami Megumi, and Shimizu Saki.
In 2002, Umeda successfully passed the Hello! Project Kids Audition.
Umeda was assigned to be the leader (based on age) but she didn’t feel she could hold the responsibility so leadership went to Yajima Maimi (second oldest).
It was revealed in July 2009 that Umeda Erika would be part of ZYX-α along with Niigaki Risa, Kusumi Koharu, Tsugunaga Momoko, Sudou Maasa, Tokunaga Chinami, Wada Ayaka, and Ogawa Saki.
It was announced on August 1, 2009 that Umeda Erika would graduate from Hello! Project and C-ute on the last day of the tour October 25, 2009 to become a fashion model and continue her studies in that area.
In March of 2010, Umeda signed to model agency ILLUME.
- Yaguchi Mari gave her the nickname Ume-chan.
- She has an older sister.
- She was the oldest of the Hello! Project Kids
- Her best friend in C-ute was Murakami Megumi. Recently, she has become close to Yajima Maimi and Okai Chisato.
- She is good friends with Tomomi Itano from AKB48.
- She has three Shih Tzus (RAMU-chan, MUU-chan, RUNA-chan.)
- More recently, she has named her favorite food as yakiniku, her least favorite food as bitter melon, and her charm point as “a row of 3 moles on the right of my cheek.”
- Is good friends with Natsuyaki Miyabi and Sato Natsuki
- °C-ute (2005 – 2009)
- Hello! Project Kids (2002 – 2009)
- ZYX (2003)
- H.P. All Stars (2004)
- ZYX-α (2009)