- First generation
- Second generation
JSB’s story started in 1991 when HIRO, member of ZOO, wanted to create his own group but he didn’t find any other members until 1999. The first generation of JSB was formed in 1999 and the name “Japanese Soul Brothers” comes from the fact that Bobby Brown, who invited them to one of his lives in Japan after he saw them dancing in a club where he appeared, was amazed by those Japanese dancers and said “They are Japanese Soul Brothers !”.
After that, Japanese Soul Brothers became Bobby Brown’s successful backdancers for his performances in Japan. Based on this, the dance team including HIRO, MATSU, USA, MAKIDAI and SASA as vocalist few times later began their activities under the name J Soul Brothers, JSB for short.
In 2001, they renamed their group as “EXILE” in 2001 after SASA’s withdrawal from the group in order to focus more on a solo careern and they finished their activities as JSB.
But in 2007, HIRO formed a second generation named “J Soul Brothers”.
The first members KEIJI, KENCHI, TETSUYA as performers and SHOKICHI and NESMITH, finalists of the “EXILE Vocal Battle Audition 2006 ~ASIAN DREAM~”, as vocalists were announced during the “EXILE LIVE TOUR 2007 EXILE EVOLUTION〜SUMMER TIME LOVE〜”.
NAOTO and NAOKI were added to the group few months later and on November 10, 2007, all seven members joined for the first time the “COLOR LIVE TOUR 2007 BLUE”.
On May 7th 2008, thy made their indies debut with their first single “WE!”
They held from October 2, 2008 a “Musha Shugyou” until January, a series of 48 performances around the country with one minibus.
The also performed at “EXILE LIVE TOUR EXILE PERFECT LIVE 2008” on November 29th ~ December 31st, 2008 and released their first album “J Soul Brothers” on February 25, 2009.
By adding to EXILE in March 2009, the second generation ended activities as well but a third generation was created in 2010. Sandaime J Soul Brothers (or The Third Japanese Soul Brothers) with NAOTO and NAOKI re-added as leaders welcomed new members: Hiroomi Tosaka and Ryuji Imaichi, the finalists of “EXILE VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 2 ~Yume wo Motta Wakamonotachi he~” and Takanori Iwata, Kenjiro Yamashita and ELLY as performers. The new generation released their first single “Best Friend’s Girl” on November 2010.
In 2012, from September 1 to December 9, the first single live tour “Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2012” 0 ~ ZERO ~ “was held and On December 31st the same year, they participated for the first time to “NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen” with their 7th single “Hanabi”.
2014 was the beginning of a huge success for the group : They won the 1st prize at the 56th Japan Record Award with their 13th single “R.Y.U.S.E.I.” on December 30th.
After that 3JSB launched their own apparel brand called “J. S. B.” on May 1, 2015.
A unit named “THE Sharehappi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE” was formed by Naoki Kobayashi, Takanori Iwata and Hiroomi Tosaka who became image characters of “Pocky” and released the 15th October 2015, the CM song “Share The Love” which had success all around the world through a dance campaign.
On February 12, 2016 was released their first documentary movie “Born in the EXILE ~Sandaime J Soul Brothers no Kiseki~”
2016/11/09 -『Welcome to TOKYO』
2015/09/02 -『Unfair World』
2015/07/08 -『Summer Madness』
2015/04/22 -『STORM RIDERS feat.SLASH』
2015/04/15 -『starting over』
2013/12/04 -『SO RIGHT』
2013/04/24 – 『SPARK』
2012/11/14 -『Powder Snow ～Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu～』
2012/08/08 -『0～ZERO～』 HANABI
2012/08/08 -『0～ZERO～』 Kiss You Tonight
2012/08/08 -『0～ZERO～』 (YOU SHINE)THE WORLD
2012/08/08 -『0～ZERO～』 LET’S PARTY
2012/03/07 -『Go my way』
2011/05/11 -『LOVE SONG』
2010/12/01 -『On Your Mark～HIKARI NO KISEKI～』
2010/11/10 -『Best Friend’s Girl』
2009/01/07 -『My Place』
2008/11/19 -『Be On Top』
2000/10/04 -『Fly Away』
1999/10/20 -『J Soul Brothers』
2017/03/27 -『THE JSB WORLD』
2016/03/30 -『THE JSB LEGACY』
2015/01/28 -『PLANET SEVEN』
2014/01/01 -『THE BEST / BLUE IMPACT』
2011/12/07 -『TRIBAL SOUL』
2011/06/01 -『J Soul Brothers』
2016/06/15 – V.A.『HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM』
2014/08/27 – EXILE TRIBE 『EXILE TRIBE REVOLUTION』
2013/07/10 – EXILE TRIBE (Sandaime J Soul Brothers VS GENERATIONS)『BURNING UP』
2012/09/05 – EXILE TRIBE『24karats TRIBE OF GOLD』
2015/12/16 -『Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2015 「BLUE PLANET」』
2015/03/04 -『EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ～THE REVOLUTION～』
2014/06/25 -『Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2014 “BLUE IMPACT”』
2013/03/13 – 『Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2012「0〜ZERO〜」』
2016/02 – Born in the EXILE ~Sandaime J Soul Brothers no Kiseki~ (Documentary Movie)
2014/02/06 – Sandaime J Soul Brothers (Photobook)