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J Soul Brothers (Japanese boyband)

I don't know that many Japanese boybands. It's funny but I mostly know Korean groups and Japanese solo singers! I know KAT-TUN, Arashi (although they're more of a rock group, I think) and Hey! Say! JUMP but not many more. A friend recently introduced to me the band (or vocal and dance unit) J Soul Brothers, so I thought today I'd do a post about them. And of course it fits into the J-pop and K-pop theme I'm doing this month! This is a good opportunity to find more J-pop boybands too. :)


The J Soul Brothers were originally formed in 1998 but have gone through two line-up changes. The current incarnation- full title Sandaime (Third Generation) J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE* or J Soul Brothers III- was formed in 2010 by HIRO who is the leader of Japanese boyband EXILE (which has an impressive 19 members!) and founding member of the First Generation J Soul Brothers.  It was decided that EXILE and former Nidaimie (Second Generation) J Soul Brothers members NAOTO and Naoki Kobayashi would be the leaders of the new group. ELLY and Kenjiro Yamashida (members of  EXILE theatre group Gekidan EXILE) joined next and then Takanori Iwata, Ryuji Imachi and Hiroomi Tosaka completed the group. The final two were selected after winning EXILE's talent competition Vocal Battle Audition 2

The newest J Soul Brothers debuted in November 2010 with the.single Best Friend's Girl. They released two more singles, On Your Mark ~Hikari no Kiseki~ and Love Song and then their debut album J Soul Brothers in June 2011.

To date the group have released 5 studio albums- their debut in 2010, Tribal Soul (2011), Miracle (2013), Blue Impact (2014) and their latest Planet Seven which came out at the beginning of the year.. They've also released one compilation album, The Best (2014) and 19 singles, including the first 3, Fighters, O: Zero, S.A.K.U.R.A (which translates as "Cherry Blossoms), R.Y.U.S.E.I (Meteor) and Starting Over.

Some of J Soul Brothers' highest selling singles are Fighters (which was the theme song for the Japanese drama Rokudenashi Blues), O: Zero and R.Y.U.S.E.I. Their last 3 albums have been the most successful. The group's latest single is Unfair World.

This is the song J.S.B DREAM, my favourite J Soul Brothers song so far. :) I can't find it listed as a single but it was uploaded to YouTube in May.





For more on J Soul Brothers visit these links:

Official site (Japanese/English): www.jsoulb.jp

Official FB (mostly Japanese but there is translation availble):  https://www.facebook.com/jsoulb3



Who are your favourite Japanese boybands?


*EXILE TRIBE are a supergroup whose members are made up of EXILE, Sandaime J Soul Brothers, E-girls, Generations, Gekidan Exile and The Rampage. They've released an album and several singles. Sounds interesting, I'll have to check them out!

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