J-pop (ジェイポップ?, also J-POP) is an abbreviation for Japanese pop, but is also a loosely defined musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s. Japanese pop artists are extremely popular in Japan and some of them overseas (especially in Asia, but also in Western countries, where they have other fanbases). They are usually idols and influence not only music, but also fashion, and many areas of modern pop culture. During the 1990's and the 2000's, the most popular Japanese artists have been Ayumi Hamasaki, Ken Hirai, Hyde, Namie Amuro, Mr. Children, Every Little Thing, Hikaru Utada, Exile, Kumi Koda, Kobukuro, Morning Musume or B'z, Zard, Southern All Stars and Glay. Here i will post articles about some JPOP singers such as :Koike Teppei,Wentz Eiji,WaT,Buono!,Morning Musume,°C-ute,Berryzkobo,Aya Hirano,BRIGHT,SweetS,Hey!Say!Jump!,KAT-TUN....
Name: 小池徹平 (こいけ てっぺい) Name (romaji): Koike Teppei Profession: Actor and singer Birthdate: 1986-Jan-05 Birthplace: Osakasayama, Osaka, Japan Height: 167cm Weight: 54kg Star sign: Capricorn Blood type: B
Teppei Koike (小池 徹平, Koike Teppei?, born January 5, 1986) is an actor and singer from Japan. His nicknames are Teppei-chan, Teppei-kun, and Te-chan. He was born in Osakasayama, Osaka Prefecture. His blood type is B. He belongs to the production company Burning Productions and is a member of the singer-songwriter duo WaT with his partner, Eiji Wentz.
Singles 2007-02-14: 君に贈る歌 (Kimi ni Okuru Uta) 2007-04-25: my brand new way 2009-06-24: キミだけ (Kimi Dake) Albums 2007-06-27: pieces, which contains 12 self-penned songs 2009-07-15: Jack in the Box .
Family His immediate family consists of his father, mother, and a younger brother. The name "Teppei" came from his father's favourite manga, Ore wa Teppei. His cousin, Kyomoto Taiga, is a member of Johnny's Junior.
TV Shows Homeless Chugakusei (Fuji TV, 2008) Shibatora (Fuji TV, 2008) Mada Minu Chichi e, Haha e (Fuji TV, 2007) Iryu 2 (Fuji TV, 2007) Iryu (Fuji TV, 2006) Oniyome Nikki (Fuji TV, 2005) Dragon Zakura (TBS, 2005) Gokusen 2 (NTV, 2005) Water Boys 2 (Fuji TV, 2004) Division 1 Houkago (Fuji TV, 2004) Yankee Bokou ni Kaeru (TBS, 2003) Okaasan to Issho (Fuji TV, 2003) Anata no Jinsei Ohakobishimasu (TBS, 2003) Tentai Kansoku (Fuji TV, 2002)
Movies Gokusen: The Movie (http://gokusen-movie.jp/index.html/) (2009) Homeless Chuugakusei (http://homeless-movie.jp/) (2008) KIDS (http://www.kids-kiz.com/) (2008) My Favorite Girl (2006) Lovely Complex (http://www.lovecom-movie.com/) (2006) Taga Tameni (http://www.pal-ep.com/tagatameni/) (2005)
Name: ウエンツ瑛士 Name (romaji): Wentz Eiji Profession: Actor and singer Birthdate: 1985-Oct-08 Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan Height: 170cm Weight: 55kg Star sign: Libra Blood type: O Family: Older brother (father is German-American) Talent agency: Ever Green Entertainment (http://www.evergreen-e.com/)
Eiji Wentz (ウエンツ瑛士, Uentsu Eiji?, born October 8, 1985) is a singer, entertainer, and actor from Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. He is a member of the singer-songwriter duo WaT, and belongs to the production company Burning Productions. His father is German-American, and his mother is Japanese, but he only speaks Japanese. He became involved in the entertainment industry at a very young age. Wentz initially started as a model at age 4, and made his acting debut as the role of Chip in the Four Seasons Musical Troupe Production of Beauty and the Beast. He became famous as a child actor as a regular on the NHK television show Tensai Terebi-kun (天才テレビくん?) where he played bass guitar and piano at age 10. During live performances, he played the acoustic bass as well as the keyboard. He started learning the guitar from age 17. He later entered Burning Productions after the recommendation of Hiromi Gō.
Variety television (Regular) Hayami English Network (1994–1995) Tensai Terebi-kun / Tensai Terebi-kun Wide (April 1995–March 2000) Chikara no Kagiri Go Go Go!! (October 2001–February 2002) Shūkan Tokudane Kazoku!! (October 2002–December 2002) F2/F2-X (October 2002–September 2004) Pretty Kids (October 2004–March 2005, as host) Hanataka Tengu (April 2005–September 2005) Barioku! (October 2005–March 2006, as host) Ame nimo Makezu (April 2006–September 2006, as host) Ponkikki (April 2006–March 2007, as host) D no Gekijō (September 2006–September 2007) Nōnai Esthe IQ Supli (May 2004–present) Ainori (April 2006–present, as host) Dokusen! Kinyōbi no Kokuhaku (October 2007–present) Kentei Japon (April 2008–present) Sakiyomi (July 2008–present)
Television dramas Kyūmei Senshi Nano Seibaa (1995), a drama within the NHK show Tensai Terebi-kun Toshiie Tomatsu (2002) as Mori Ranmaru Tentei Kazoku (2002) as Tomoda Yūki Gokusen, part 6 guest star (2002) as Yūki Masato Raion Sensei (2003) as Furuta Takumi Fujiko Hemingu no Kiseki (2003) as Ōtsuki Urufu Aa, Tantei Jimusho, part 3 guest star (2004) as Inaba Yusuke Tadashii Renai no Susume (2005) as Takeda Hiroaki Rondo, part 1-2 guest star (2006) as Toda Masato Kirakira Kenshūi (2007) as Tachioka Ken Nodame Cantabile in Europe Lesson 1 & 2 (2008) as Franck
Movies Kamen Rider The First (2005) Mitamura Haruhiko Animation movie Brave Story (2006) Ashikawa Mitsuru Lovely Complex (2006) Dancing Yoshiko Captain Tokio (2007) Furuta Gegege no Kitarō (2007) Kitarō Gegege no Kitarō ~Sennen Noroi Uta~ (2008) Kitarō
Solo Single Awaking Emotion 8/5 / my brand new way (April 27, 2007)
WaT (Wentz and Teppei) is a Japanese pop duo, composed of singers/songwriters Eiji Wentz and Teppei Koike. They met each other in 2002 and formed WaT, playing street lives with their guitars. Their debut single Boku no Kimochi came out in 2005. Wentz, who is half German-American and half Japanese, is also known as an entertainer and comedian. Koike is also known as an actor and can play the harmonica. Boku no Kimochi reached the second place on Oricon chart.
Both of them play vocals and guitar. Wentz also plays the bass guitar, piano, tambourine, and maracas. Teppei can play the blues harp. Both are with Ever Green Entertainment (http://www.evergreen-e.com/)
Buono! (ボーノ, Bōno?, Japanese ボーノ, Bōno, english 'tasty', more specifically when used to imply food possesses a pleasant palate) is a Hello! Project unit consisting of three Hello! Project Kids members: Momoko Tsugunaga and Miyabi Natsuyaki from Berryz Kobo, Sexy Otona Jan (just Miyabi),and Airi Suzuki from °C-ute
The unit was officially announced at the Nakayoshi magazine Festival 2007 on July 21, 2007, at Tokyo's Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, and formed to sing both the opening ("Kokoro no Tamago") and ending ("Honto no Jibun") themes for the anime adaptation of the Shugo Chara! manga. Buono! continued to record the ending and opening themes for the first season of the anime. As of the second season, Buono! only recorded the ending themes, as the opening themes were handled by Shugo Chara Egg! and Guardians 4, two other groups formed for the sake of performing Shugo Chara! music.
On March 7, 2009, Hello! Project announced that Buono! was to perform at the Japan Expo in Stockholm, Sweden on May 24, 2009, but the convention was cancelled a month later on April 21, 2009, due to "the financial change in world economy, severe competition from other festivals/concerts as well as poor ticket sale.
Concerts Buono! Live 2009 ~Hybrid ☆ Punch~ (Buono！ライブ2009 ～ハイブリッド☆パンチ～?, February 2009)
Fan club events Buono! Kessei 1 Shūnen Kinen FC Special Live ~Rock'n Buono!~ (Buono!結成1周年記念 FCスペシャルライブ～Rock'n Buono!～?, Fan club only; December 2008)
Other Buono! days ~ Buono! Leader Ketteisen! (Buono! days ～Buono!リーダー決定戦！?, Fan club only; August 22, 2008)