J Soul Brothers
Third / Current Generation (Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE (三代目); 2010)
- NAOTO (Leader, Performer)
- Kobayashi Naoki (小林直己) (Leader, Performer)
- ELLY (Performer)
- Yamashita Kenjiro (山下健二郎) (Performer)
- Iwata Takanori (岩田剛典) (Performer)
- Imaichi Ryuuji (今市隆二) (Vocals)
- Tosaka Hiroomi (登坂広臣) (Vocals)
First Generation (J Soul Brothers; 1999 - 2001)
Second Generation (Nidaime J Soul Brothers (二代目); 2007 - 2009)
In 1991, ZOO member HIRO had an idea to create a group named JAPAN SOUL BROTHERS, but he didn't find the other members of his group until 1999 when vocalist SASA and performers MATSU, USA and MAKIDAI decided to join the group. The five-member group released their self-titled single in 1999 on the label avex, however, vocalist SASA decided to quit the group in order to focus more on a solo career two years later. This left HIRO to merge the group into his other project EXILE.
On January 2007, EXILE announced at the beginning of the EXILE LIVE TOUR 2007 EXILE EVOLUTION concert tour that J Soul Brothers would be revived with new members. At the end of the tour, in August, "EXILE Vocal Battle Audition 2006 ~ASIAN DREAM~" finalists NESMITH and SHOKICHI were added as the new vocalists while KENCHI, KEIJI, and TETSUYA were added as the new performers. Both NAOTO and NAOKI were added three months later to group as performers at COLOR LIVE TOUR 2007 BLUE concert tour.
The second generation known as Nidaime J Soul Brothers released a total of four singles under the indies label Rhythm REPUBLIC. The group also released their first self-titled album on February 2009, however, the group was put on hiatus once again when it was announced that all the second generation members would be joining EXILE a month after the album's release.
The hiatus didn't last long as it was announced on the TV show Shuukan EXILE in July 2010 that new members were going to be once more added to J Soul Brothers. The new members added to the group's third generation were EXILE Presents VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 2 ~Yume wo Motta Wakamono-tachi e~ finalists Imaichi Ryuuji and Tosaka Hiroomi as vocalists and ELLY, Yamashita Kenjiro, and Iwata Takanori as performers. Second generation members NAOTO, and NAOKI were re-added as leaders of the performers. The new generation, known as Sandaime J Soul Brothers, released their first single, entitled "Best Friend's Girl", on November 2010.
J Soul Brothers Discography
Nidaime J Soul Brothers Discography
- [2009.02.25] J Soul Brothers
- [2008.05.07] WE! (indies)
- [2008.08.20] FREAKOUT! (indies)
- [2008.11.19] Be On Top (indies)
- [2009.01.07] My Place (indies)
Compilations / Other
- [2008.07.30] COLOR - BLACK ~A night for you~ (#5 BUDDY feat. J Soul Brothers)
- [2008.09.24] EXILE - The Birthday ~Ti Amo~ (#3 24karats feat. J Soul Brothers & DOBERMAN INC)
- [2008.12.03] EXILE - EXILE BALLAD BEST (#14 Love Dream & Happiness)
Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE Discography
- [2011.06.01] J Soul Brothers
- [2011.12.07] TRIBAL SOUL
- [2013.01.01] MIRACLE
- [2014.01.01] THE BEST / BLUE IMPACT
- [2015.01.28] PLANET SEVEN
- [2016.03.30] THE JSB LEGACY
- [2017.03.29] THE JSB WORLD
- [2010.11.10] Best Friend's Girl
- [2010.12.01] On Your Mark ~Hikari no Kiseki~ (On Your Mark ~ヒカリのキセキ~)
- [2011.05.11] LOVE SONG
- [2011.09.07] FIGHTERS
- [2011.11.09] Refrain (リフレイン)
- [2012.03.07] Go my way
- [2012.08.08] 0 ~ZERO~
- [2012.11.14] Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~ (Powder Snow ~永遠に終わらない冬~)
- [2013.04.24] SPARK
- [2013.10.30] Fuyu Monogatari (冬物語; Winter's Tale)
- [2013.12.04] SO RIGHT
- [2014.03.26] S.A.K.U.R.A.
- [2014.06.25] R.Y.U.S.E.I.
- [2014.10.15] C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~ (秋桜; Cosmos)
- [2014.12.10] O.R.I.O.N.
- [2015.04.15] starting over
- [2015.04.22] STORM RIDERS feat. SLASH
- [2015.07.08] Summer Madness
- [2015.09.02] Unfair World
- [2016.11.09] Welcome to TOKYO
- [2017.03.08] Happy?
- [2015.10.15] Share The Love (The Sharehappi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers)
- [2013.03.13] Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2012 "0~ZERO~"
- [2014.06.25] Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2014 "BLUE IMPACT"
- [2015.12.16] Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2015 "BLUE PLANET"
- [2016.02.01] Born in the EXILE ~Sandaime J Soul Brothers no Kiseki~ (Born in the EXILE ～三代目 J Soul Brothersの奇跡～ )
Compilations / Other
- [2012.09.05] 24karats TRIBE OF GOLD
- [2016.06.15] HiGH & LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM (CD 1 #1 MUGEN ROAD, Bluray #1 MUGEN ROAD (PV))
- [2013.03] Pocket Sandaime J Soul Brothers