Japanese Music: SMAP

SMAP is a Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates.

While originally consisting of six members, the current group members are Nakai Masahiro, Kimura TakuyaInagaki GoroKusanagi Tsuyoshi, and Katori Shingo. The group’s name is an acronym standing for Sports Music Assemble People.
(Inagaki Gorou, 稲垣吾郎)

(Nakai Masahiro, 中居正広)

(Katori Shingo, 香取慎吾)

(Kimura Takuya, 木村拓哉)

(Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, 草彅剛)
SMAP debuted their first CD in 1991 and has since released over forty singles and twenty albums. Approximately half the singles and a third of the albums reached the top of the Japanese Oricon music charts. In recent times, the interval between the band’s single CD releases has become longer, and are now released approximately once a year.
The members of SMAP have also pursued careers outside of music, including involvement in television variety shows, dramas, commercials, and movies, making them one of the most popular Johnny’s groups. Largely due to their popularity, Johnny & Associates became the most successful agency in Japan, with earnings of almost three billion Japanese yen in 1995.
Have a look at some of their songs below!

Official website HERE!

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