Kota Yabu

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Kota Yabu
Native name 薮 宏太
Born (1990-01-31) January 31, 1990 (age 27)
Origin Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Genres Japanese Pop, R&B, Electropop, Dance-pop, Electronic, Hip hop, Dance, Electronic dance
Occupation(s) Idol, Singer, Tarento, Songwriter, Model, Actor
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2001 - present
Labels Johnny & Associates, J Storm
Associated acts Hey! Say! JUMP, Hey! Say! BEST, Ya-Ya-yah

Kota Yabu (薮 宏太 Yabu, Kota?, born 31 January 1990) is a Japanese idol as well as a member and leader of Hey! Say! JUMP. He is under the management of Johnny & Associates. He was born in Tokyo, and attends Waseda University, studying human science.[1]

On September 23, 2001, he entered Johnny & Associates as a trainee. Kei Inoo, a member of Hey! Say! JUMP, was also there during that time. From the time he joined the agency (2001) to the year 2004, he had the most high pitched voice in the history of Johnny's Entertainment, which eventually led him up to become the leader of Johnny's Jr. Two months later, he was chosen to be the leader of Ya-Ya-yah. They released a CD which was very unusual because they were still members of Johnny's Jr.

On September 21, 2007, he began performing as a member of Hey! Say! JUMP. He is the oldest member of the group.

Discography[edit]

Solo songs[edit]

  1. "Boku wa Tada..."
  2. "Hoshi no Furu Toki"
  3. "Hoshikuzu no Beru"
  4. "Italia" (Performed in the "Summary" 2004 concerts)
  5. "Mayonaka no Answer"
  6. "Angel Come To Me"
  7. "Jewel Star"
  8. "Asu e" (Lyrics by Yabu)
  9. "Arashi no Carnival"
  10. "Rain Dance"
  11. "Next Dream"
  12. "My Everything"
  13. "Ikujinashi" (DREAM BOYS Ver.)
  14. "Chikai no Sora" (Lyrics by Yabu)
  15. "Tears and Smile" (Duet with Hikaru Yaotome - Lyrics by Yabu; Composition by Hikaru)
  16. "Original Iro" (Duet with Hikaru)
  17. "Score" (Hey! Say! BEST song - Lyrics by Yabu; Rap by Hikaru)
  18. "Oto" (Collaboration with Kei Inoo)
  19. "Dreamer" (Hey! Say! JUMP song - Lyrics by Yabu)
  20. "Screw" (Hey! Say! BEST song - Lyrics by Yabu)
  21. "Snap" (Hey! Say! BEST song - Lyrics by Yabu)
  22. "School Kakumei" (Hey! Say! JUMP song - Lyrics by Yabu)

Concerts[edit]

  • Johnny's Jr. Concert Tackey & Tsubasa Johnny's Jr. Daishugo (March 29 - May 6, 2002)
  • Okyakusama wa Kami Summer Concert 55 Mannin no Ai no Request ni Kotaete (August 10–28, 2002)
  • Tackey&Tsubasa Hatachi de Debut Giant Hits Concert (October 19–20, 2002)
  • Tackey&Tsubasa Christmas Party (December 14, 2002)
  • KinKi Kids Dome Concert: Fun Fan Forever (December 31 - January 1, 2003)
  • 2003 Concert Tour To be, To be, Ten made Ten made To be (March 29 - May 5, 2003)
  • Kotoshi mo Ah Taihen ThankU Natsu (August 8–28, 2003)
  • KAT-TUN no Daiboken de Show (August 12–20, 2003)
  • NEWS Taiwan Concert (October 10, 2003)
  • Johnny's Starship Count Down (December 31 - January 1, 2003)
  • KinKi Kids 24/7 G Tour (December 31 - January 1, 2003)
  • A Happy NEWS Year 2004 (January 1–4, 2004)
  • 2004 Concert Tour TackeyTsuba 22-sai Kon (July 4, 2004)
  • Johnny's Theater "Summary of Johnnys World (August 8–29, 2004)
  • Tsubasa Con (August 18–25, 2004)
  • Shinen so-soh Kinpachi Trio Ya-Ya-yah Concert (January 2, 2005)
  • Ya-Ya-yah Haruyasumi Yokohama Arena Concert (March 26, 2005)
  • Johnny's Theater Summary Digest 2005 (July 29 - September 4, 2005)
  • Johnny's Junior no Daiboken! (August 15–26, 2006)
  • Youtachi no Ongaku Daiundokai (September 30 - October 1, 2006)
  • 2007-nen Kingashinnen Akemashite Omedetou Johnny's Jr. Daishugou (January 1–7, 2007)
  • Johnny's Jr.no Daiboken! @Meridian (August 15–24, 2007)
  • Johnny's Jr. Hey Say '07 in Tokyo Dome (September 23–24, 2007)

For Hey! Say! JUMP-related concert, please see Hey! Say! JUMP.

Filmography[edit]

Dramas[edit]

  • Taiyo no Kisetsu (July - September, 2002) as Tatsuya Tsugawa
  • 3nen Bgumi Kinpachi Sensei 7th Series (October 2004 - March 2005) as Kojiro Suzuki
  • 3nen Bgumi Kinpachi Sensei 7th Series Ma no Saishuukai Special (December 30, 2005) as Kojiro Suzuki
  • Ninkyo Helper (2009) as Takayama Mikiya
  • Ninkyo Helper SP (2011) as Takayama Mikiya
  • 3nen Bgumi Kinpachi Sensei Final (March 2011) as Kojiro Suzuki
  • White Lab (April 2014) as Yamane Takehiko

Variety shows[edit]

  • The Shōnen Club (2001–Present)
  • Hadaka no Shounen (2002–Present)
  • Ponkikees21 (2002–2004)
  • Ya-Ya-yah (January 2003 - October 2007)
  • Hyakushiki (2007–2008)
  • Hi! Hey! Say! (November 2007–Present)
  • YY JUMPing (October 2009–Present)
  • Itadaki High JUMP (2015–Present)

DVD[edit]

  • Koichi Domoto Shock (Released on January 16, 2003)
  • Okyakusama wa kami SummerConcert 55 Mannin no Ai no Request ni kotaete!! (Released on February 26, 2003)
  • KinKi Kids Dome F Concert~Fun Fan Forever~ (Released on December 3, 2003)
  • NEWS Nippon 0304 (Released on April 7, 2004)
  • Johnny's Fan Kanshasai~Kanzen Micchaku Special Hen~ (Released on June 4, 2004)
  • DREAM BOYS (Released on August 8, 2004)
  • Takizawa Embujyou (Released on July 18, 2004)

Theatre[edit]

  • Showgeki Shock (June 4–28, 2002)
  • Playzone 2002 Aishi (July 14 - August 15, 2002)
  • Nintama Rantaro Musical (July 20, 2002)
  • Another (August 4–25, 2002)
  • Shock-is Real Shock (January 8 - February 25, 2003)
  • Stand by Me (July 25 - August 10, 2003)
  • DREAM BOY (January 8 - May 5, 2004)
  • Stand by Me (July 16 - August 1, 2004)
  • Takizawa Embujyo (March 7 - April 25, 2006)
  • One!-The History of Tackey (September 15–28, 2006)
  • Takizawa Embujyo 2007 (July 3–29, 2007)
  • DREAM BOYS (March 4–30, 2008)
  • She Loves Me (December 12, 2009 - January 31, 2010)

TV Commercials / Advertisements[edit]

  • Fujiya Five Star (2002)
  • Kick! Odaiba 2002 (2002)
  • Pizza-la Super Bingo Hen (2003)
  • Deca Sports - Wii (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kota Yabu's Profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 2, 2016. 

External links[edit]