Nesmith (singer)

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Native name
Birth nameKarim Ryuta Nesmith[1]
Born (1983-08-01) August 1, 1983 (age 35)
Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Singer
  • Dancer
Years active2001–
LabelsRhythm Zone
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial profile

Karim Ryuta Nesmith (ネスミス・竜太・カリム, Nesumisu Ryūta Karimu) or simply Nesmith (stylized as NESMITH), is a Japanese singer[2] and dancer who is the vocalist and performer of Exile and Exile The Second. He is also a member of the former groups Steel and Nidaime J Soul Brothers.

Participating groups[edit]

Name Period of time
Steel 2001 – 2002
Nidaime J Soul Brothers 25 January 2007 – 1 March 2009
Exile 1 March 2009 –
Exile The Second 1 July 2012 –
Dance Earth Party 2013 – 2014



Year Title
2006 "Tsuishin"


Single/album Artist Song
"My Place" Nidaime J Soul Brothers "My Place"
The II Age The Second from Exile "Dear..."

Participating works[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Work
2000 "Saigo no Yoru" Asayan Chō Danshi Dochin-Nesmith "Saigo no Yoru / I'll Be There"
"I'll Be There"
"Saigo no Yoru" Nesmith-Fujioka "Saigo no Yoru / Stand By Me"
"Stand By Me"
2005 "No Lady No Life" Ketsumeishi Ketsu no Police 4
2006 "Love Dream & Happiness" Exile Asia
"Batch Goo Lady feat. Skillaw & Miyabi & Nesmith" DJ Shibuchin SJ Shibuchin presents...Shibuchin Summit
2007 "Lovers Again -The Finalist Version-" Exile "Lovers Again"
"Song Soldier –Ashita no Senshi–" Dreamers –Exile Vocal Battle Audition Finalist– "Song Soldier –Ashita no Senshi–"
"Song Soldier –Ashita no Senshi– Nesmith Version"
2013 "Inochinoism" Dance Earth Party "Inochinoism"
"Sen-ka no Chikyū de"
2017 "Inochi no Rhythm ~Great Journey~" DANCE EARTH PARTY, Crystal Kay I
2018 "Kanojo no "Modern..." Glay Urei no Prisoner / YOUR SONG


TV programmes[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2000 Asayan TV Tokyo
2012 EX-Lounge TBS MC


Year Title Role
2003 Hotel Hibiscus Kenji Nyinyi


Year Title Role
2010 Dance Earth: Negai Josh
2013 Dance Earth: Seimei no Kodō Wadamasa


Year Title Network
2012 Exile Nesmith no All Night Nippon NBS


Year Title Ref.
2012 VBA Live Tour 2012 Vocal Battle Stage
2014 Vocal Battle Audition Presents "Vocal Battle Stage 2014" [3]


Year Title
2013 Daiichi Kosho Company "Smart Dam"


Year Title Notes Ref.
2014 Dam Channel MC [4]



Year Title Notes
2011 - 2014 Examurai Sengoku G Planning and draft

Magazine Photography Serialisations[edit]

Year Title Magazine Notes Ref.
2015 - 2017 "GIVE&TAKE" with Irregular series [5]
2018 - present "EXILE NESMITH portrait・Jiū「P.S.」" Photo Technique Digital series [6]


  1. ^ "EXILE" (in Japanese). LDH. Retrieved 3 Feb 2017.
  2. ^ "男性ヴォーカリストオーディション" (in Japanese). asayan Official Site. 17 Sep 2000. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 3 Feb 2017.
  3. ^ "EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR 2014". Exile Tribe Perfect Year 2014 Official Site (in Japanese). LDH. 10 Feb 2014. Retrieved 3 Feb 2017.
  4. ^ "DAM CHANNEL 月替わりMC 2月はTHE SECOND from EXILEの"NESMITH"" (in Japanese). Daiichi Kosho Company. 7 Jan 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 3 Feb 2017.
  5. ^ "EXILE・NESMITH、メンバー"素顔"公開 秘蔵ショット満載で裏側を堪能". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. 28 Jan 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-10-04. Retrieved 3 Feb 2017.
  6. ^ "フォトテクニックデジタル2018年12月号". Photo Technique Digital (in Japanese). Genkosha. 20 Nov 2018. Retrieved 21 Feb 2019.

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