Exile (Japanese band)

Exile is a 19-member Japanese boy band. The leader of the group is Hiro, who debuted as a member of Zoo under For Life Music, but Exile have released their singles and albums under Avex Group's label Rhythm Zone. Hiro and Avex's president Max Matsuura came from the same high school.[1] In 2003, the six original members of Exile founded the management and entertainment company LDH which has debuted many successful groups and soloists ever since. Exile is the representative group of the company.

Exile
Members of Exile at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Japan
Members of Exile at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Japan
Background information
Also known asEgu
J Soul Brothers (1999–2001)
OriginTokyo, Japan
Genres
Years active2001–present
LabelsLDH, Rhythm Zone
Associated acts
Websiteexile.jp
MembersExile Hiro - leader
Toshio Matsumoto
Exile Makidai
Exile Usa
Exile Atsushi
Exile Akira
Exile Takahiro
Kenchi Tachibana
Keiji Kuroki
Exile Tetsuya
Exile Nesmith
Exile Shokichi
Exile Naoto
Naoki Kobayashi
Takanori Iwata
Alan Shirahama
Mandy Sekiguchi
Sekai
Taiki Sato
Past membersShun

In total, they have sold over 20 million records in Japan alone.

HistoryEdit

Pre-debutEdit

The current leader, Hiro, was originally in the pop group Zoo before they split up in 1995. In 1999, he started a new group called J Soul Brothers, which later changed its name to Exile in 2001. (But the name of J Soul Brothers was later revived by Hiro again in 2007 when he helped to form another 7-member group under the new J Soul Brothers moniker.)

Debut and second generationEdit

Atsushi and Shun became the lead vocalists of the group. Atsushi is a fan of American R&B group Boyz II Men. In November 2003, Exile remade Zoo's hit single "Choo Choo Train", which became a strong promotional single for their third studio album Exile Entertainment. The album sold over a million copies. They took part in the NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen of the year, singing "Choo Choo Train". At first, their music style was influenced by R&B, but their style later became more pop-oriented form. Their 2004 single "Real World" became their first number-one single on Oricon weekly charts. They released the collaboration "Scream" with Japanese rock band Glay in July 2005, peaking at No. 1 and selling over 500,000 copies on Oricon charts.[2]

The group released "Tada...Aitakute" in December 2005 and "Yes!" in March 2006. Both singles topped the Oricon weekly charts. However, Shun left the group in March 2006 and became a solo singer. After the group sought a new vocalist from the public, Takahiro joined the group in September 2006. Takahiro originally tried to become a hairdresser in his school days, but eventually joined the group as a vocalist.[3]

On February 14, 2007, the group released the single "Michi", which became their first number-one single on the Oricon charts since Takahiro joined the group. Their 2007 studio album, Exile Love, became the highest selling album of Japan in 2008, selling nearly 1.5 million copies on Oricon charts. Their compilation album Exile Ballad Best sold nearly 1 million copies in its first week on Oricon charts, making it the highest first week sales for an album of Japan in 2008. The song, "Ti Amo", was certified Million by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for 1,000,000 full-track ringtone digital music downloads (Chaku Uta Full).[4] They also won the Grand Prix Award at the 50th edition of Japan Record Awards for "Ti Amo".

Wider success: Third generation and Hiro's departureEdit

In 2009, Exile's song "The Next Door" was featured as the theme of the Japanese edition of Street Fighter IV. The song was released at the iTunes Store on February 22, 2009. The English version "The Next Door -Indestructible-" was used for the international edition of the game. The English version was released as the third track of their single "The Hurricane (Fireworks)" on July 22, 2009, featuring American rapper Flo Rida.

On March 1, 2009, Exile and Nidaime J Soul Brothers announced that they would merge to become a 14-member group. They released their first studio album with 14 members, Aisubeki Mirai e, on December 2, 2009. They won the Grand Prix Award for the second year in a row with the song, "Someday", at the 51st Japan Record Awards.From May 9, Exile Live Tour 2009 'The Monster' started.[5] At the end of the year, They won the Grand Prix Award for the second year in a row with the song, "Someday", at the 51st Japan Record Awards.[6]

On April 17th,2010, Exile's TV talk show EXE started to be broadcast on TBS, while the show was also broadcast simultaneously on Taiwan's CTV channel.[7][8] On May 19, 2010, Avex released the CD maxi of the suite "Taiyō no Kuni" (太陽の国), or "The Country of the Sun," written by Yasushi Akimoto and sung by Exile, for the 20th anniversary of the accedence of the Emperor of Japan Akihito. However, the CD was not reflected on the Oricon charts.[9] From July 2010, Exile held their first stadium tour, Exile Live Tour 2010 Fantasy.[10]For the 52nd Japan Record Awards, the group earned their third consecutive win with the song "I Wish For You".

From 2011, Exile started to perform in other Asian countries apart from its homeland Japan. They performed in The 2011 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation in Hong Kong on January 15 as special guests.[11] On September 25, Exile performed in Three Kingdoms Performing Arts – China, Japan, and Korea Music Festival in Beijing, which was Exile's first participation in a live performance events outside Japan.[12][13] On September 14, 2011, Exile released "Rising Sun", a single contain Rising Sun, the famous and popular song in support of the recovery after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[14] From November 2011, Exile started their second dome tour, Exile Live Tour 2011 Tower of Wish ~Tower of Wish~.[15] The group was the 3rd artist by total sales revenue in Japan in 2011, with ¥5.603 billion,[16] and the 2nd in 2012, with ¥12.177 billion.[17]

On January 1, 2012, Exile released their ninth album EXILE JAPAN/Solo . The album landed 1st on Oricon Albums Chart for three continual weeks, which set a new record for the group. In June, Exile won Best Video of the Year at MTV Video Music Awards Japan, which marked Exile 4th wins in the award's 11 years history.[18]

On April 3, 2013, EXILE's leader HIRO, who had been a performer for 24 years prior, announced that he would be retiring from the group as a performer at the end of 2013. He stated that he would still continue to be the leader and producer of the group.[19] On the same day, EXILE released their 41st single "EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~". The single became Exile's first single to be sold more than 1 million copies in October of the same year[20], and it won the group a fourth Japan Record Award. This was the group's first win since their consecutive winning streak was broken by the Idol group AKB48, and Exile became the first artist to won the award for fourth times.[21]. From April, Exile hold their third dome tour  Exile Live Tour 2013 'Exile Pride' .[22]

New era: Fourth generation membersEdit

In April 2014, EXILE's Chapter 4 kicked off. On the final stage of EXILE's 3rd audition "EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION", the winners,aka new members of Exile, were announced. Out of 2000 applicants, only 5 members were chosen. Those members were Takanori Iwata from Sandaime J Soul Brothers, Alan Shirahama and Mandy Sekiguchi from Generations, Sekai Yamamoto and Taiki Sato. Their first single in EXILE, "NEW HORIZON", was released a few months later, in July 23, 2014.[23] From September, The new Exile started their first tour, Exile Tribe Perfect Year Live Tour Tower of Wish 2014 〜The Revolution〜.[24]On March 25, 2015, the group released their tenth studio album 19 -Road to AMAZING WORLD-. From September 2015, They started a new national tour, Exile Live Tour 2015 'Amazing World'. [25]

On June 22, 2015, members Toshio Matsumoto, ÜSA and MAKIDAI announced to be retiring from their positions of performers on the group within the year.[26] Their last single with the group would be "Ki・mi・ni・mu・chu", a song which was used for the CM advertising Suntory's "The Malts".[27] On December 31, 2015, Matsumoto Toshio, ÜSA and MAKIDAI retired from their positions of performers on the group on the New Year's special show CDTV Special! New Year's Eve Premiere Live 2015 → 2016. Although retiring as EXILE performers, ÜSA was revealed to remain as performer on the unit DANCE EARTH PARTY, and MAKIDAI would continue his music career as DJ MAKIDAI.

On April 14, 2016, a Documentary of Matsumoto Toshio, ÜSA and MAKIDAI's final tour 'AMAZING WORLD' was released .On August 17, 2016, Exile released their 48th singles, "Joy-ride ~Kanki no Drive~", which was Fuji television's theme song for the Rio Olympics.

On 25 July 2018, Exile released a new original Album, Star of Wish .[28] From September, they started their 5th dome tour Exile Live Tour 2018–2019 'Star of Wish'. [29]

Band membersEdit

Since the formation of EXILE there have been many new generations of members as well as departures. As of 2019, ATSUSHI (vocalist) is the longest serving active member of EXILE. Although HIRO is no longer an active member, he still remains EXILE's leader and occasionally appears in EXILE's Music Video's and Events. There are currently 15 active members in the group.

PerformersEdit

Stage name Birth name Birthday Notes
Exile Hiro Hiroyuki Igarashi (1969-06-01) June 1, 1969 (age 50) Leader & performer
Toshio Matsumoto (MATSU) Toshio Matsumoto (1975-05-27) May 27, 1975 (age 45) Performer
Exile Makidai Daisuke Maki (1975-10-27) October 27, 1975 (age 44) Performer
Exile Üsa Yoshihiro Usami (1977-02-02) February 2, 1977 (age 43) Performer
Exile Akira Ryōhei Kurosawa (1981-08-23) August 23, 1981 (age 38) member of Exile The Second
Kenchi Tachibana (KENCHI) Kenichirō Teratsuji (1979-09-28) September 28, 1979 (age 40) member of Exile The Second
Keiji Kuroki (KEIJI) Keiji Kuroki (1980-01-21) January 21, 1980 (age 40) member of Exile The Second
Exile Tetsuya Tetsuya Tsuchida (1981-02-18) February 18, 1981 (age 39) member of Exile The Second
Exile Naoto Naoto Kataoka (1983-08-30) August 30, 1983 (age 36) member of Sandaime J Soul Brothers
Naoki Kobayashi (NAOKI) Naoki Kobayashi (1984-11-10) November 10, 1984 (age 35) member of Sandaime J Soul Brothers
Takanori Iwata Takanori Iwata (1989-03-06) March 6, 1989 (age 31) member of Sandaime J Soul Brothers
Alan Shirahama Alan Shirahama (1993-08-04) August 4, 1993 (age 26) member of Generations
Mandy Sekiguchi Mandy Sekiguchi (1991-01-25) January 25, 1991 (age 29) member of Generations
Sekai Sekai Yamamoto (1991-02-21) February 21, 1991 (age 29) member of Fantastics
Taiki Sato Taiki Sato (1995-01-25) January 25, 1995 (age 25) member of Fantastics

VocalistsEdit

Stage name Birth name Birthday Notes
Exile Atsushi Atsushi Satō (1980-04-30) April 30, 1980 (age 40) Longest serving active member as of 2019
Exile Takahiro Takahiro Tasaki (1984-12-08) December 8, 1984 (age 35) Replaced Shun in 2006

Vocalists and performersEdit

Stage name Birth name Birthday Notes
Exile Nesmith Ryuta Karim Nesmith (1983-08-01) August 1, 1983 (age 36) member of Exile The Second
Exile Shokichi Shokichi Yagi (1985-10-03) October 3, 1985 (age 34) member of Exile The Second

Former membersEdit

Stage name Birth name Birthday Notes
Shun Shunsuke Kiyokiba (1980-01-11) January 11, 1980 (age 40) Vocalist

Timeline of active membersEdit

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Release date Peak position RIAJ Certification Total sales
Our Style March 6, 2002 5 Platinum 291,000
Styles of Beyond February 13, 2003 1 Platinum 430,000
Exile Entertainment December 3, 2003 1 Million 1,176,090
Asia March 29, 2006 1 2x Platinum 520,319
Exile Evolution March 7, 2007 1 3x Platinum 762,335
Exile Love[Note 1] December 12, 2007 1 Million 1,480,088
Aisubeki Mirai e December 2, 2009 1 Million 1,299,235
Negai no Tō March 9, 2011 1 Million 760,341
Exile Japan/Solo[Note 2] January 1, 2012 1 3x Platinum 767,274
19: Road to Amazing World March 25, 2015 1 Platinum 283,862
Star of Wish July 25, 2018 1
  1. ^ Best selling album of 2008
  2. ^ Includes Atsushi's solo debut album, therefore they were credited as "Exile/Exile Atsushi".

Best-of albumsEdit

Title Release date Peak position RIAJ Certification Total sales
Perfect Best[Note 1] January 1, 2005 1 Million 1,624,541
Exile Catchy Best March 26, 2008 1 Million 1,287,955
Exile Entertainment Best July 23, 2008 1 3x Platinum 638,959
Exile Ballad Best[Note 2] December 3, 2008 1 2x Million 1,852,823
Exile Best Hits: Love Side/Soul Side December 5, 2012 1 3x Platinum 700,030
Extreme Best September 27, 2016 2 - -
  1. ^ Perfect Best is the best album release by Exile. Perfect Best is a special 2CD+DVD version which included Single Best and Select Best plus 21 songs promotional video clips DVD.
  2. ^ Highest debut sales of any album in 2008.

Other albumsEdit

Title Release date Peak position Sales
The Other Side of Ex Vol. 1 September 10, 2003 5
Appreciation to the Million Breakthrough March 31, 2004 55
Heart of Gold: Street Future Opera Beat Pops September 29, 2004 1 476,626
Exile Perfect Year 2008 Ultimate Best Box March 25, 2009 27

SinglesEdit

Title Release date Peak position Oricon Sales[30]
"Your Eyes Only: Aimai na Boku no Katachi" September 27, 2001 4 249,880
"Style" December 12, 2001 11 112,760
"Fly Away" February 20, 2002 18 31,880
"Song for You" April 17, 2002 6 91,750
"Never Say Die" August 7, 2002 13 38,410
"Ex-style: Kiss You" November 13, 2002 6 92,769
"Ano Basho de" February 5, 2003 16 32,703
"Together" May 28, 2003 2 366,804
"Let Me Luv U Down" feat. Zeebra & Maccho July 9, 2003 3 64,854
"Choo Choo Train"[31] November 6, 2003 2 286,812
"Eternal..." November 12, 2003 7 46,762
"Kizuna" November 19, 2003 5 40,468
"O'ver" November 27, 2003 7 33,822
"Carry On" May 12, 2004 2 233,120
"Real World" June 30, 2004 1 125,809
"Heart of Gold" August 18, 2004 4 93,873
"Hero" December 1, 2004 2 181,997
"Exit" August 24, 2005 2 202,827
"Tada...Aitakute" (ただ...逢いたくて) December 14, 2005 1 562,196
"Yes!" March 1, 2006 1 92,622
"Everything" December 6, 2006 2 153,065
"Lovers Again" January 17, 2007 2 257,393
"Michi" February 14, 2007 1 112,106
"Summer Time Love" May 16, 2007 3 132,824
"Toki no Kakera / 24 karats: type EX" (時の描片 ~トキノカケラ~) August 29, 2007 2 142,202
"I Believe" November 21, 2007 3 142,228
"Pure" / "You're My Sunshine" February 27, 2008 2 160,605
"Ti Amo" September 24, 2008 1 320,445
"Last Christmas" (Wham! cover with new Japanese lyrics) November 26, 2008 1 226,829
"Someday" April 15, 2009 1 270,513
"Fireworks" July 22, 2009 1 279,264
"Futatsu no Kuchibiru" November 11, 2009 2 288,454
"Fantasy" June 9, 2010 1[Note 1] 473,051
"Motto Tsuyoku" (もっと強く, Stronger) September 15, 2010 1 230,564
"I Wish For You" October 6, 2010 2 276,875
"Each Other's Way (Tabi no Tochū)" February 9, 2011 1 119,419
"Rising Sun" / "Itsuka Kitto..." September 14, 2011 1 317,630
"Anata e" / "Ooo Baby" November 23, 2011 2 151,551
"All Night Long" June 20, 2012 1 242,290
"Bow & Arrows" July 25, 2012 2 117,334
"Exile Pride (Konna Sekai o Ai Suru Tame)" (こんな世界を愛するため) April 3, 2013 1 1,016,992
"Flower Song" June 19, 2013 2 126,405
"No Limit" September 25, 2013 2 95,204
"New Horizon" July 23, 2014 1 147,572
"Craving in My Soul" 1 147,572
"Jonetsu no Hana" (情熱の花) March 4, 2015 2 73,956
"24karats Gold Soul" August 19, 2015 3 103,021[32]
"Ki mi ni mu chu" December 9, 2015 2 123,642
"Joy-ride (Kanki no Drive)" (歓喜のドライブ, Drive of Happiness) August 17, 2016 2
"Party All Night (Star of Wish)" February 2, 2018
"Melody" March 2, 2018
"My Star" April 6, 2018
"Turn Back Time" featuring FANTASTICS May 4, 2018
"Awakening" June 1, 2018
"Step Up" July 6, 2018
"Love of History" January 3, 2019
"Ai no Tame ni (For love, for a child)" January 1, 2020 2
  1. ^ Nine-track "Double maxi single" that charted at number 1 on Oricon albums chart.

CollaborationsEdit

Collaborated with Title Release date Peak position Oricon Sales[33]
Glay "Scream" July 20, 2005 1 537,783
Kumi Koda "Won't Be Long" November 22, 2006 2 223,637
Exile Tribe "24karats Tribe of Gold" September 5, 2012 2 203,584

OthersEdit

Title Release date
"Song Soldier: Ashita no Senshi" (ソングソルジャー~明日の戦士~, Song Soldier: Tomorrow's Soldier)[34] March 7, 2007

Awards and nominationsEdit

Exile awards and nominations
Totals[a]
Wins72
Nominations14
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.

Billboard Japan Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 Exile Artist of the Year Won
Top Pop Artists Won
Exile Ballad Best Album of the Year Won
2010 Exile Artist of the Year Won
Top Pop Artists Won
Aisueki Mirai e Album of the Year Won
2012 Exile Top Pop Artists Won
2013 Won

Japan Gold Disc AwardsEdit

The Japan Gold Disc Awards is an annual music awards ceremony established by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.[38][39][40][41]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2004 Exile Entertainment Rock & Pop Album of the Year Won
2005 Heart of Gold: Street Future Opera Beat Pops Rock & Pop Album of the Year Won
2006 "Tada···Aitakute" Song of The Year Won
"Scream" (Glay X Exile) Song of The Year Won
Single Best Rock & Pop Album Of The Year Won
Perfect Best Rock & Pop Album Of The Year Won
2007 Asia Best 10 Albums Won
2008 Exile Artist of the Year Won
"Lovers Again" Best 5 Chaku-Uta Songs Won
Best 5 Chaku-Uta Full Songs Won
Best 5 PC Download Songs Won
Exile Love Album of the Year Won
Best 10 Albums Won
Exile Evolution Won
Exile Live Tour 2007 Exile Evolution Best Music Videos Won
2009 Exile Artist of the Year Won
"Ti Amo" Best 5 Chaku-Uta Songs Won
Best 5 Chaku-Uta Full Songs Won
Exile Ballad Best Album of the Year Won
Best 10 Albums Won
Exile Catchy Best Won
Exile Entertainment Best Won
2010 "Futatsu no Kuchibiru" Best 5 Songs Won
Aisubeki Mirai e Best 5 Albums Won
Exile Live Tour "Exile Perfect Live 2008" Best Music Videos Won
2011 Fantasy Best 5 Albums Won
"Motto Tsuyoku" Best 5 Songs Won
2012 Negai no Tō Best 5 Albums Won
2013 Exile Japan/Solo Best 5 Albums Won
Exile Tribe Live Tour 2012 "Tower Of Wish" Best Music Videos Won
Exile Live Tour 2011 "Tower Of Wish: Negai no Tō" Won
2014 Exile Best Hits: Love Side/Soul Side Best 5 Albums Won

Japan Record AwardsEdit

The Japan Record Awards is a major music awards show held annually in Japan by the Japan Composer's Association.[42][43][44][45]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 "Together" Grand Prix Nominated
Best Singer Nominated
Gold Award Won
2004 "Carry On" Grand Prix Nominated
Best Singer Nominated
Gold Award Won
2006 "Won't be Long" Special Award Won
2007 "Toki no kakera" Grand Prix Nominated
Best Singer Won
Gold Award Won
2008 "Ti Amo" Grand Prix Won
Excellent Work Award Won
2009 "Someday" Grand Prix Won
Excellent Work Award Won
2010 "I Wish For You" Grand Prix Won
Excellent Work Award Won
2013 "Exile Pride: Konna Sekai o Aisuru Tame" Grand Prix Won
Excellent Work Award Won

MTV Video Music Awards JapanEdit

The MTV Video Music Awards Japan is a music awards show hosted annually by MTV Japan.[46][47][48]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2003 Exile Best Live Performance Nominated
2004 Exile Entertainment Best Album of the Year Nominated
2005 "Carry On" Best Group Video Nominated
Best Pop Video Nominated
"Real World" Best BuzzAsia Japan Nominated
2006 "Scream" Best Collaboration (Glay x Exile) Nominated
2007 "Lovers Again" Best Group Video Won
2008 "I Believe" Best Video of the Year Won
Exile Love Best Album of the Year Won
"Toki no Kakera" Best Karaoke Song Won
2009 "Ti Amo (Chapter 2)" Best Video of the Year Won
Best Group Video Won
Exile MTV Best Choreography Award Nominated
2010 "Futatsu no Kuchibiru" Best Video of the Year Won
Aisubeki Mirai e Album of the Year Won
Exile MTV Asia Icon Award Won
2012 "Rising Sun" Best Video of the Year Won
2014 "Exile Pride: Konna Sekai o Aisuru Tame" Best Video of the Year Won

Japan Cable AwardsEdit

The Japan Cable Awards (日本有線大賞, Nihon Yūsen Taishō) are sponsored by the National Cable Music Broadcasters Association (全国有線音楽放送協会).

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2004 "Your Eyes Only: Aimai na Boku no Katachi" Cable Music Award Won
2004 "Choo Choo Train" Grand Prize Nominated
Best Cable Music Won
2004 "Heart of Gold" Grand Prize Nominated
Best Cable Music Won
Exile Most Requested Artist Won
2008 "Ti Amo" Grand Prize Won
Best Cable Music Won
Exile Most Requested Artist Won

Space Shower Music Video AwardsEdit

The Space Shower Music Video Awards (abbreviated to Space Shower MVA) are given annually since 1996 by Japanese cable music channel Space Shower TV.[49]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 "Ti Amo" Best Story Video Won
2010 "Futatsu no Kuchibiru" Best Shooting Video Won

See alsoEdit

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