Yuma Nakayama is a very young and talented singer and actor who has achieved a lot in spite of his young age.
Hey was born in Osaka in 1994 and has been active in the business since he was just 12 years old.
His label is non other than Johnny’s Entertainment, a label that has brought some of the most important male bands in Japan to the light in the last 40 years.
At the time he joined the label, Kansai Jr. Kamiyama Tomohiro and Fuji Ryusei also joined and they all formed Kansai Johnny’s Jr uni TOP Kids. A year after he joined the label, he, along with Tomohiro en Ryusei joined the already existing Hey! Say! 7 and formed the seven member band Hey! Say! 7 WEST but the unit was later renamed Nakayama Yuma with Hey! Say! 7 WEST.
He is not only an accomplished singer but also an actor since the age of 14. It was in April 2008 that he debuted in the drama Battery but he has also starred in other dramas since then and his songs have been used as OST’s of the dramas he was in such as the song “Akuma na Koi” for the drama Koishite Akuma.
He is always involved in many projects and in 2010 he joined the band NYC along with Yamada Ryosuke and Chinen Yuuri.
But he is not the only artist in his family! You may be familiar with his big sister Yamada Nana who is a member of NMB48.
Since his debut he has release many albums and starred in many dramas to great success. The last drama is an adaptation of the manga PIECE which is expected to be yet another hit in his career.
In 2015, Yuma Nakayama returned as a singer with his single ‘YOLO’, which scored highly on the Oricon Chart. He also wrote the lyrics himself. In the same year, he also held his first solo concert and released his 1st full album, ‘Chapter 1’.