Lead is a j-pop band and was formed in 2002, they started when they were still young teenager and built their success pretty quickly. At their debut, they were doing more hip hop song but they have made such an evolution through the years in their music. Now they have their own style, more pop but still with hip hop in it. They are really good at dancing, it’s always an enchantment to see them dance. After 10 years, they are always there and always doing what they love, living from their passion and sharing it with their fans. It’s really amazing to see that they are still together and having success. They are unfortunately not very known outside Japan even though they are really amazing which is really sad. At Japako Music, we are glad we discovered them and we really hope to make them known in Europe as well. We are totally impressed by their talents, they are not only doing song where you can dance but also very beautiful ballads. You can definitely find a song that you will like.
They already did 5 tours in Japan and keep on doing live shows every year. They are always showing the best of themselves and giving a really amazing dance show in the same time. In the band, they are four members, they seem to have a very good friendship and having fun on stage or during the documentary, etc. The oldest is Hiroki, then you have Shinya who is also the main rapper of the band, next we have Keita and the youngest is Akira who seems to be the funniest member. They are all amazingly talented, they can dance, sing and rap. And the big plus, they are all very cute, we cannot really complain about that! It’s a pleasure to listen to them but also to watch their show or their music video because they are always having very nice choreography.
They did a lot of release, especially for the singles, they indeed released, since 2002, 20 singles in total which is a lot! They also released a few full length albums, 6 in total. The first one was released on April 2003, it was called „Life on da beat“. Followed by „Brand new era“ in 2004 and in 2005 „Lead! Heat! Beat!“. The year after, in July 2006, they released again another album „4“. Then, they released only singles during 2 years, but when they decided to make a new full length album „Feel the vibes“ which they released in March 2008, it followed directly by a kind of best of album in August 2008 „Lead Tracks – Listener’s choice“. Finally, the fans had to wait a longer time for them to release their last full length album, even though in between they still released some singles. Their last album „Now or never“ has been released on July 2012. This album has a lot of good songs like „Stand and fight“, „Wanna be with you“ and „Speed Star“. Lately, they did release a new single „Still“ which has a great success in the Japanese charts for the moment. We really advise you to check the music videos we selected under this presentation.
In any case, for all the fans of pop music, you should definitely check them out because you can only like them. At Japako Music, we will follow them and try to promote them in Europe and all around the world, we hope you will support them as well!
Text by Vivi C.