Generations from Exile Tribe

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Generations from Exile Tribe
Also known as Generations, Gene
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop/rock, Dance-pop, R&B
Years active 2012–present
Labels Rhythm Zone, LDH
Associated acts Exile, Exile Tribe
Website generations-ldh.jp
Members

Generations from Exile Tribe, also known as simply Generations, is a seven-member Japanese boy band signed to the Avex Group label Rhythm Zone.[1] The group belongs to the talent agency LDH, and is part of the collective "Exile Tribe", related to Exile.[2] Generations debuted in November 2012.

History[edit]

In April 2011, Hiro of Exile began forming Generations. The candidate members started their activities in the summer of 2011, with major debut as their goal.[3] In April 2012, Alan Shirahama, Ryota Katayose, Ryuto Kazuhara, Hayato Komori, Reo Sano, and Mandy Sekiguchi were announced to the public as official members.

On 11 September 2012, it was announced that Yuta Nakatsuka, who had been a support member for the group, would be added as an official member. Generations then made their major debut on 21 November, with the single "Brave It Out", which was used as theme song for the NTV drama Sugarless starring Shirahama.[4]

In January 2013, the group changed their name from "Generations" to "Generations from Exile Tribe". They released their self-titled first original studio album in November the same year, and achieved first place on the Oricon charts for the first time, selling approximately 49,000 copies in its initial week of release.[5]

In January 2014, Hiro appointed Shirahama to be the leader of the group. On 27 April, Shirahama and Sekiguchi were two of five people who passed the final audition to join Exile as performers, making them concurrent members of both Exile and Generations.[6] All members of Generations auditioned.

In November, it was announced that Generations would release a new album February 2015, and following which, go on a nationwide tour as well as a world tour.[7] The world tour was scheduled to take place in June, with stops in Paris, London, Los Angeles, New York, Taipei, and Hong Kong.[8]

The group released their second album, GENERATION EX, on February 18, 2015. The album also reached the #1 position on the Oricon weekly charts, selling more than 64,000 copies in its first week.

On September 16, 2015, the group released their tenth single "ALL FOR YOU", which was used as theme song for the movie Girl's Step, where E-girls member Ishii Anna stars on it. The single reached the #1 position on both daily and weekly Oricon charts, making this GENERATIONS' first #1 single and also their best selling single so far.

The group released their eleventh single "AGEHA" on January 27, 2016 and their third album SPEEDSTER on March 2.[9]

Members[edit]

Name Position Date of birth Birthplace Notes
Alan Shirahama (白濱 亜嵐?) Leader & performer (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 23) Ehime Prefecture Also a member of EXILE
Ryota Katayose (片寄 涼太?) Vocalist & performer (1994-08-29) 29 August 1994 (age 22) Osaka Prefecture
Ryūto Kazuhara (数原 龍友?) (1992-12-28) 28 December 1992 (age 24) Hyōgo Prefecture
Hayato Komori (小森 隼?) Performer (1995-06-13) 13 June 1995 (age 21) Mie Prefecture
Reo Sano (佐野 玲於?) (1996-01-08) 8 January 1996 (age 21) Tokyo Prefecture
Mandy Sekiguchi (関口 メンディー?) (1991-01-25) 25 January 1991 (age 26) New Jersey, United States Also a member of EXILE
Yūta Nakatsuka (中務 裕太?) (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 24) Osaka Prefecture

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
Oricon
[10]
G-Music East Asian
[11]
Generations 1 10 RIAJ: Gold[12]
Generation Ex
  • Released: February 18, 2015 (JPN)
  • Label: Rhythm Zone
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray, digital download
1 RIAJ: Gold[13]
Speedster
  • Release: March 2, 2016 (JPN)
  • Label: Rhythm Zone
  • Formats: —
1

Singles[edit]

As lead artists[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[10]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[14][A]
"Brave It Out" 2012 3 5 RIAJ (physical): Gold[26] Generations
"Animal" 2013 2 4 RIAJ (physical): Gold[27]
"Love You More" 3 5 RIAJ (PC): Gold[28]
"Hot Shot" 2 8
"Never Let You Go" 2014 2 6 Generation Ex
"Always with You" 3 7
"Sing It Loud" 2015 3 5
"Evergreen" 2 5 RIAJ (physical): Gold[29] Speedster
"Hard Knock Days" 2 4 RIAJ (physical): Gold[30]
"All for You" 1 9 RIAJ (physical): Gold[31]
"AGEHA" 2016 2 1
"Namida" ( Tear?) 1 1 TBA

As featured artists[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[10]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[14][A]
"Burning Up"
(among Exile Tribe)[B]
2013 1 3 RIAJ (physical): Gold[32] Exile Tribe Revolution

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"Bloom"[C]
(Exile)
2012 Exile Best Hits: Love Side
"Go On" 2013 "Burning Up" (single)
"Organ Donor (Off da Hook)"
(DJ Makidai featuring Generations from Exile & Sway)
2014 Exile Tribe Perfect Mix

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Brave",[15] "Animal",[16] "Love You More",[17] "Burning Up",[18] "Hot Shot",[19] "Never Let You Go",[20] "Always with You",[21] "Sing It Loud",[22] "Evergreen".[23] "Hard Knock Days",[24] "All for You".[25]
  2. ^ Instead of featuring all members of Exile Tribe, "Burning Up" was a collaboration between Sandaime J Soul Brothers and Generations.
  3. ^ Featured in chorus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GENERATIONS:avex portal(エイベックス・ポータル)". Avex. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  2. ^ "GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE". MTV81. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  3. ^ "GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE". LDH Inc. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  4. ^ "EXILEの弟分、GENERATIONSが11月メジャーデビュー" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2012-09-23. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  5. ^ "【オリコン】GENERATIONS、デビュー1年で初首位" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2014-10-12. 
  6. ^ "EXILE reveals new members! | tokyohive.com". www.tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  7. ^ "2014.11.30 GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE" (in Japanese). LDH. 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 
  8. ^ "GENERATIONS LIVE TOUR 2015 "GENERATION EX"" (in Japanese). LDH. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  9. ^ "EXILE TRIBE mobile". EXILE TRIBE mobile. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  10. ^ a b c EXILE TRIBEの作品 [Exile Tribe Products]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. 2013 week 50. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2014年1月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (January 2014)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. February 10, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2014年2月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (February 2014)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  15. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). November 30, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). February 6, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). May 22, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). July 17, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). October 26, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). April 30, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). September 10, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). February 4, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). May 20, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). August 19, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). September 23, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  26. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2012年12月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (December 2012)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. January 10, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  27. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2013年3月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (March 2013)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. April 10, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  28. ^ レコード協会調べ 11月度有料音楽配信認定 [Record Association Investigation: November Digital Music Download Certifications] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  29. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2015年5月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (May 2015)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  30. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2015年8月" [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (August 2015)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. September 10, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  31. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2015年9月" [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (September 2015)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. October 9, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  32. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2013年7月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (July 2013)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. August 10, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

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