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Exile

Exile = 1st generation J Soul Brothers that became Exile + 2nd generation J Soul Brothers + 2 additional members

14 members – 4 vocals, 2 vocals& performers, 8 performers

Debut: They debuted in 1999 as J Soul Brothers  as 5 members (Sasa as vocal and Hiro, Matsu, Usa, Makidai as dancers)

1999-2001 as J Soul Brothers
2001- as Exile (line change)
2007-2009 2nd generation J Soul Brothers (joined with Exile later)
2009 – as Exile with 14 members (as today)
In 2010 was formed the 3rd generation JSB

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Hiro

Name: Hiroyuki Igarashi

Born: June 1, 1969 in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Hight / Weight: 174cm / 63kg

Position: Performer, Leader

Extra info:

- Was in a group ZOO
- In 1999 he started the group J Soul Brothers
- CEO of the LDH agency
- In 2012 he married actress Ueto Aya

Matsu

Name: Toshio Matsumoto

Born: May 27, 1975 in Kawasaki, Japan

Hight / Weight: 170cm / 58kg

Position: Performer

Extra info:

- With J Soul Brothers since beginning
- In 1994 he established with Makidai dance group Baby Nail
- He is a fashion designer for 24 karats, Exile label

Makidai

Name: Daisuke Maki

Born: October 27, 1975 in Yokohama, Japan

Hight / Weight: 180cm / 65kg

Position: Performer

Extra info:

- With J Soul Brothers since beginning
- In 1994 he established with Matsu dance group Baby Nail
- In 2008 he debuted as DJ Makadai

Usa

Name: Yoshihiro Usami

Born: February 2, 1977 in Yokohama, Japan

Hight / Weight: 177cm / 65kg

Position: Performer

Extra info:

- With J Soul Brothers since beginning
- He realised a book Dance Earth which showed his travels around the world to discover dances

Kenchi

Name: Kenichirō Teratsuji

Born: September 28, 1979 in Yokohama, Japan

Hight / Weight: 180cm / 69kg

Position: Performer

Extra Info:

- Part of 2nd generation J Soul Brothers (2007-2009)

Keiji

Name: Keiji Kuroki

Born: January 21, 1980 in Kiyotake, Japan

Hight / Weight: 180cm / 69kg

Position: Performer

Extra Info:

- Part of 2nd generation J Soul Brothers (2007-2009)

Atsushi

Name: Atsushi Satō

Born: April 30, 198o in Koshigaya, Japan

Hight / Weight: 175cm / 67kg

Position: Vocal

Extra info:

- Vocal in Exile since 2001
- In 2000 he participated in the same audition battle as Nesmith but didn’t win
- Was futured on Boyz II Man song Muzak

Tetsuya

Name: Tetsuya Tsuchida

Born: February 18, 1981 in Yokusuka, Japan

Hight / Weight: 175cm / 65kg

Position: Performer

Extra Info:

- Part of 2nd generation J Soul Brothers (2007-2009)

Akira

Name: Ryōhei Kurosawa

Born: August 23, 1981 in Iwata, Japan

Hight / Weight: 184cm / 74kg

Position: Performer

Extra info:

- Joined the group in June 2006
- Beside being part of Exile he is also an actor
- Started to dance at age of 16
- Played in drama Tumbling

Nesmith

Name: Ryuta Karim Nesmith

Born: August 1, 1983 in Akita Prefecture, Japan

Hight / Weight: 181cm / 69kg

Position: Vocal & performer

Extra info:

- Has a black father and japanese mother
- In 2000 he participated in the same audition battle as Atsushi but didn’t win
- Debuted in 2001 in duo STEEL
- In 2006 released a solo single Tsuishin
- In 2006 participated in the same audition as Takahiro, where he became finalist but wasn’t selected
- Even not being selected as replacement for Shun he was put into 2nd generation J Soul Brothers that debuted in 2007 and became later part of Exile in 2009

Naoto

Name: Naoto Kataoka

Born: August 30, 1983 in Tokorozawa, Japan

Hight / Weight: 170cm / 65kg

Position: Performer

Extra Info:

- Part of 2nd and 3rd generation J Soul Brothers (2007-2009, 2010-)

Naoki

Name: Naoki Kobayashi

Born: November 10, 1984 in Inzai, Japan

Hight / Weight: 187cm / 74kg

Position: Performer

Extra Info: 

- Part of 2nd and 3rd generation J Soul Brothers (2007-2009, 2010-)

Takahiro

Name: Takahiro Tasaki

Born: December 8, 1984 in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Hight / Weight: 180cm / 63kg

Position: Vocal

Extra info:

- Joined the group in september 2006 after Shun left and public auditioned in the same show as Nesmith
- Was fan of the group before joining

Shokichi

Name: Shokichi Yagi

Born: October 3, 1985 in Hokkaido, Japan

Hight / Weight: 182cm / 72kg

Position: Vocal & performer

Extra info:

- Part of 2nd generation J Soul Brothers
- Youngest of the group
- In 2006 he auditioned for the same show as Takahiro and Nesmith but failed

~Ex-member~

Sasa

- He was member of J Soul Brothers and left in 2001

Shun

Name: Shunsuke Kiyokiba

Born: January 11, 1980 in Ube, Japan

Hight / Weight: 173cm / 63kg

Position: Vocal

Extra info:

- Was vocal in Exile since 2001
- Left the group in march 2006 to start solo career

Discography:

- Album:

  • Our Style (2002)
  • Styles of beyond (2003)
  • Exile Entertainment (2003)
  • Asia (2006)
  • Exile Evolution (2007)
  • Exile Love (2007)
  • Aisubeki Mirai e (2009)
  • Negai no Tō (2011)
  • Exile Japan/Solo (2012)

- Best of album:

  • Perfect Best (2005)
  • Exile Catchy Best (2008)
  • Exile Entertainment Best (2008)
  • Exile Ballad Best (2008)
  • Exile Best Hits -Love Side/Soul Side- (2012)

- Other album:

  • The Other Side of Ex Vol. 1 (2003)
  • Appreciation to the Million Breakthrough (2004)
  • Heart of Gold: Street Future Opera Beat Pops (2004)
  • Exile Perfect Year 2008 Ultimate Best Box (2009)

- Singels:

  • Your Eyes Only: Aimai na Boku no Katachi (2001)
  • Style (2001)
  • Fly Away (2002)
  • Song for You (2002)
  • Cross: Never Say Die (2002)
  • Ex-style: Kiss You (2002)
  • We Will: Ano Basho de (2003)
  • Breezin’: Together (2003)
  • Let Me Luv U Down feat. Zebra & Maccho (2003)
  • Choo Choo Train (2003)
  • Eternal… (2003)
  • Kizuna (2003)
  • O’ver (2003)
  • Carry On (2004)
  • Real World (2004)
  • Heart of Gold (2004)
  • Hero (2004)
  • Exit (2005)
  • Tada…Aitakute (ただ…逢いたくて) (2005)
  • Yes! (2006)
  • Everything (2006)
  • Lovers Again (2007)
  • Michi (2007)
  • Summer Time Love (2007)
  • Toki no Kakera / 24 karats: type EX (時の描片 ~トキノカケラ~) (2007)
  • I Believe (2007)
  • Pure / You’re my sunshine (2008)
  • The Birthday: Ti Amo (2008)
  • Last Christmas (2008)
  • The Monster: Someday (2009)
  • The Hurricane: Fireworks (2009)
  • The Generation: Futatsu no Kuchibiru (2009)
  • Fantasy (2010)
  • Motto Tsuyoku (もっと強く Stronger) (2010)
  • I Wish For You (2010)
  • Each Other’s Way (Tabi no Tochū) (2011)
  • Rising Sun / Itsuka kitto… (2011)
  • Anata e / Ooo Baby (2011)
  • All Night Long (2012)
  • Bow & Arrows (2012)
  • EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ (こんな世界を愛するため) (2013)
  • Flower Song (2013)

Collaboration:

  • Glay – Scream (2005)
  • Kumi Koda – Won`t be long (2006)
  • Exile Tribe - 24karats Tribe of Gold (2012)

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