Shunsuke Kiyokiba

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Shunsuke Kiyokiba
清木場 俊介
Born (1980-01-11) January 11, 1980 (age 37)
Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
Genres J-Pop, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Years active 2001–present
Labels Rhythm Zone
Victor Entertainment
Website Official Site

Shunsuke Kiyokiba (清木場 俊介?, Kiyokiba Shunsuke) (born January 11, 1980 in Ube, Yamaguchi) is a Japanese pop singer who debuted in 2001 with the then six-member vocal and dance group, EXILE, as their vocalist under the name, SHUN. In 2004, he participated in the tribute album for Yutaka Ozaki (尾崎豊) under his full name Shunsuke Kiyokiba as a solo artist. On January 19, 2005, his solo debut single Itsuka... (いつか…) was released. After four-and-a-half years with EXILE, in March 2006, Kiyokiba announced his withdrawal from the group to focus on his solo career as a rock artist.

His latest work is his 12th single "Mahou No Kotoba" releasing September 29, 2010, 13th single "Yale" releasing October 27, 2010, and his 6th album "ROCK & SOUL" releasing on November 24, 2010, and he will start his 6th nationwide tour ROCK & SOUL in Japan on December 18, 2010.

In July 2011, he recorded a duet "I Believe", with South Korean singer Shin Hye-sung of Shinhwa.[1]

Biography[edit]

Background[edit]

According to his official website, Kiyokiba has played in a band since he was in middle school. Even after the band broke up when he was 18, he still played the guitar in the tunnels in his hometown, alongside others who shared the same interest. By the age of 20, he has worked in the construction business, and has managed a team of teen workers in the field. Then, he participated in a vocal audition organized by a local television station and won. Later, he was signed by the record company, and was brought to Tokyo as one of EXILE's vocalists.

Music Career Highlights[edit]

  • September 27, 2001 - debuted as EXILE's vocalist, SHUN
  • March 24, 2004 - took part in Yutaka Ozaki's tribute album, officially beginning his solo career as Shunsuke Kiyokiba
  • January 19, 2005 - released solo debut single "Itsuka...".
  • October 19, 2005 - released solo debut album under solo name "Kiyokiba Shunsuke".
  • March 27, 2006 - announced withdrawal from EXILE, effective March 29, 2006
  • October 21 - December 11, 2006 - performed first nationwide solo live tour
  • March 28, 2007 - released nationwide live tour DVD
  • September 17, 2008 - announced leave from LDH and Avex Record Label
  • January 11, 2009 - announced on his birthday and last Tour day of Rock&SoulII that he's now signed with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • March 18, 2009 - released his last album "SONGS 2005-2008" with Avex Rhythm Zone.
  • July 8, 2009 - released first album "Rockin' the Door" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • September 2, 2009 - released first single "JET" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • September 30, 2009 - released second album "FLYING JET" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • May 5, 2010 - released his live DVD: "Otoko Matsuri 2009 Uijin -2009.11.20 Akasaka Blitz-"
  • September 29, 2010 - released second single "Mahou no Kotoba" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • October 27, 2010 - released third single "Yale" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records. And he released his mini album in rental edition "Ballad Selection"
  • November 24, 2010 - release third album "ROCK & SOUL" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • May 25, 2011 - released his live video "Documentary Music Video Ube Sanbusaku Kanzen Ban"
  • June 29, 2011 - released live album "ROCK & SOUL 2010-2011 LIVE"
  • July 27, 2011 - released his live video "Nippon Budokan -2011.4.24 ROCK & SOUL 2010-2011 TOUR FINAL-"
  • November 23, 2011 - released first cover single "Sakura Iro Mau koro / Melody" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • December 7, 2011 - released his fourth album "LOVE SONGS ~BALLAD SELECTION~". Also released his 2nd live album "ROLLING MY WAY -2011.9.30 at Zepp Sendai-" under Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • August 29, 2012 - released fourth single "Fighting Man" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • November 28, 2012 - released fifth single "again" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • February 6, 2013 - released fifth album "FIGHTING MEN" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • November 2, 2013 - released his limited edition single "Honey"
  • December 17, 2013 - released his live album DVD "ROCK&SOUL 2013 "FIGHTING MEN" TOUR FINAL 2013.7.13 at Osakajo Hall.
  • May 21, 2014 - released sixth single "Shiawase na Hibi wo Kimi to" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • July 23, 2014 - released seventh single "Rock Star" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • September 10, 2014 - released sixth album "MY SOUNDS" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.
  • June 24, 2015 - released eighth single "Kiseki" with Victor Entertainment's Speedstar Records.

Other Highlights[edit]

  • May 14 - June 19, 2004 and September 17 - December 5, 2005 - held two solo exhibitions of poetry, calligraphy, and photography, in Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, and Sapporo, drawing 32000 attendees.[2]
  • February 10, 2007 - debuted as an actor in the motion picture, Tengoku wa mattekureru (天国は待ってくれる), alongside Yoshihiko Inohara (井ノ原快彦) from V6 and Aya Okamoto (岡本綾). It has reached No. 9 on Japan's box-office ranking during its first week of release.[3]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  Title (Japanese) Title (Romanized) Release date Catalog No.
1 いつか… Itsuka... January 19, 2005 CD+DVD: RZCD-45170/B
CD: RZCD-45171
2 さよなら愛しい人よ… Sayonara itoshii hito yo... August 3, 2005 CD+DVD: RZCD-45261/B, 45262/B
CD: RZCD-45263/45264
3 人間じゃろうが!/さよならの唄…。 Ningen jarou ga!/Sayonara no uta.... March 29, 2006 CD+DVD: RZCD-45383/B
CD: RZCD-45384
4 believe/僕の毎日 believe/Boku no mainichi August 2, 2006 CD+DVD: RZCD-45420/B
CD: RZCD-45421
5 天国は待ってくれる Tengoku wa mattekureru February 7, 2007 CD+DVD: RZCD-45513/B
CD: RZCD-45514
6 五日間……バックしよう Itsukakan......Bakkure you July 18, 2007 CD: RZCD-45602
7 最後の夜 Saigo no Yoru July 18, 2007 CD: RZCD-45603
8 - SAKURA December 12, 2007 CD+DVD: RZCD-45792/B
CD: RZCD-45793
9 愛のかたち Ai no Katachi February 6, 2008 CD+DVD: RZCD-45816/B
CD: RZCD-45817
10 今。 Ima. April 23, 2008 CD+DVD: RZCD-45900/B
CD: RZCD-45901
11 - JET September 2, 2009 Limited Ed CD: VICL36531
Regular Ed CD: VICL36532
12 魔法の言葉 Mahou No Kotoba September 29, 2010 CD: VICL36609
13 エール Yell October 27, 2010 CD: VICL36617
14 桜色舞うころ/メロディー Sakura Iro Mau koro / Melody November 23, 2011 CD: VICL36673
15 - Fighting Man August 29, 2012 Limted Ed CD: VICL36173
Regular Ed CD: VICL36174
16 - again November 28, 2012 Limted Ed CD: VICL36742
Regular Ed CD: VICL36743
17 幸せな日々を君と Shiawase na Hibi wo Kimi to May 21, 2014 CD: VICL36908
18 ROCK★STAR Rock Star July 23, 2014 CD: VICL36941
19 軌跡 Kiseki June 24, 2015 CD: VICL37058
20 蜉蝣 ~カゲロウ Kagerou: Kagerou August 19, 2015 CD: VICL37099
21 友へ Tomo e February 8, 2017 CD:VICL37244

Albums[edit]

  Title (Japanese) Title (Romanized) Release date Catalog No.
1 清木場俊介 Kiyokiba Shunsuke October 19, 2005 CD+DVD: RZCD-45285/B
CD: RZCD-45286
1 (live) 清木場俊介 LIVE "祭" Kiyokiba Shunsuke LIVE "matsuri" December 20, 2006 CD: RZCD-45494
2 - IMAGE September 5, 2007 CD+DVD: RZCD-45648/B
CD: RZCD-45649
2 (live) 清木場祭2007 Kiyokibamatsuri2007 April 23, 2008 CD: RZCD-45898
3 清木場俊介SONGS 2005-2008 Kiyokiba Shunsuke SONGS 2005-2008 March 18, 2009 CD+DVD: RZCD46161/B
CD: RZCD46162
4 - Rockin' the Door July 8, 2009 CD+DVD: VIZL335
CD: VICL63342
5 - FLYING JET September 30, 2009 CD+DVD: VIZL350
CD: VICL63390
6 - ROCK & SOUL November 24, 2010 CD+DVD: VIZL369
CD: VICL63696
3 (live) - ROCK & SOUL 2010-2011 LIVE June 29, 2011 CD: VICL63750
7 LOVE SONGS 〜BALLAD SELECTION〜 LOVE SONGS: BALLAD SELECTION December 7, 2011 CD+DVD: VIZL446
CD: VICL63808
4 (live) ROLLING MY WAY -2011年9月30日 at Zepp Sendai- ROLLING MY WAY -Sept. 9, 2011 at Zepp Sendai- December 7, 2011 CD: VICL63835
8 - FIGHTING MEN February 6, 2013 CD+DVD: VIZL515
CD: VICL63988
5 (live) ROCK&SOUL 2013 "FIGHTING MEN" TOUR FINAL 2013.7.13 at大阪城ホール ROCK&SOUL 2013 "FIGHTING MEN" TOUR FINAL 2013.7.13 at Osaka-Jo Hall December 17, 2013 CD: NCS876
9 唄い屋・BEST Vol.1 Utaiya Best Vol.1 March 5, 2014 CD+DVD: VIZL599
CD: VICL64078
10 - MY SOUNDS September 10, 2014 CD+DVD VIZL706
CD: VICL64202
11 - FACT September 16, 2015 CD+DVD VIZL874
CD: VICL64414
12 - REBORN March 29, 2017 CD+DVD VIZL1135
CD: VICL64763

DVD[edit]

  Title (Japanese) Title (Romanized) Release date Catalog No.
1 清木場俊介 LIVE TOUR 2006
それ行け! オッサン少年の旅
Kiyokiba Shunsuke LIVE TOUR 2006
sore yuke! ossan shonen no tabi
March 28, 2007 RZBD-45535/B
2 清木場俊介 VIDEO CLIPS
Kiyokiba Shunsuke VIDEO CLIPS
February 6, 2008 RZBD-45815
3 清木場俊介 LIVE TOUR 2007
“まだまだ! オッサン少年の旅” OSSAN BOY’S TOUR BACK AGAIN
Kiyokiba Shunsuke LIVE TOUR 2007
"Madamada! Ossan Shonen no Tabi"

OSSAN BOY'S TOUR BACK AGAIN

March 5, 2008 RZBD-45840
4 清木場俊介 Live Tour 2008 Rock & Soul日本武道館 Kiyokiba Shunsuke LIVE TOUR 2008 Rock & Soul Nippon Budoukan August 27, 2008 RZBD-45991
5 清木場俊介 Live Tour 2008-2009 Rock & Soul II Kiyokiba Shunsuke LIVE TOUR 2008-2009 Rock & Soul II March 18, 2009 VIBL578
6 -2009年11月29日 赤坂BLITZ- Otoko Matsuri 2009 Uijin -2009.11.20 Akasaka Blitz- May 5, 2010 VIBL-655
7 -2010年1月31日 FLYING JET TOUR 2009~2010 TOUR FINAL- Nippon Budokan -2010.1.31 FLYING JET TOUR 2009-2010 Tour Final- June 9, 2010 VIBL-669
* - KIYOKIBASSTARS November 24, 2010 BMD-0143
8 ドキュメンタリー・ミュージックビデオ 宇部三部作 完全版 Documentary Music Video Ube Sanbusaku Kanzen Ban June 25, 2011 VIBL-609
9 日本武道館 -2011年4月24日 ROCK & SOUL 2010-2011 TOUR FINAL- Nippon Budokan -2011.4.24 ROCK & SOUL 2010-2011 TOUR FINAL- July 27, 2011 VIBL-610
10 男祭 2011 Otoko Matsuri 2011 March 14, 2012 VIBL-627
11 - CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2011 LOVE SONGS FOR WOMEN March 14, 2012 VIBL-631
* - Walkin' with Fate KIYOKIBA SHUNSUKE * *
12 ROCK&SOUL 2013 "FIGHTING MEN" TOUR FINAL 2013.7.13 at大阪城ホール ROCK&SOUL 2013 "FIGHTING MEN" TOUR FINAL 2013.7.13 at Osaka-Jo Hall December 17, 2013 NBS-715
13 - 10th Anniversary Acoustic Live "MY SOUNDS" 2014.5.6 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL September 10, 2014 VIBL-717
14 ROCK&SOUL 2014 "MY SOUNDS" TOUR FINAL 2014.12.14 at 東京国際フォーラム ホールA ROCK&SOUL 2014 "MY SOUNDS" TOUR FINAL 2014.12.14 at Tokyo International Forum Hall A March 18, 2015 VIBL-745
15 男祭2015 "CRAZY JET" 2015.5.5 at TSUTAYA O-EAST Otokomatsuri 2015 "Crazy Jet" 2015.5.5 at Tsutaya O-East September 16, 2015 VIBL-774
16 ROCK&SOUL 2015 “FACT” 2015.12.13 at 東京国際フォーラム ホールA ROCK&SOUL 2015 "FACT" 2015.12.13 at Tokyo International Forum Hall A March 16, 2016 VIBL-802
17 - LIVE HOUSE TOUR「RUSH」 2016.9.24 at YOKOHAMA Bay Hall February 8, 2017 VIBL-829

Other releases[edit]

  Song Title in Japanese
(Romanized)
From single or album Release date Catalog No.
1 ふたつの心
(Futatsu no kokoro)
GREEN ~A TRIBUTE TO YUTAKA OZAKI
(various artists)
March 24, 2004 CD: SECL-68
2 ありがとう
(Arigatou)
real world / ありがとう
(EXILE vs Kiyokiba Shunsuke)
June 30, 2004 CD: RZCD-45135
3 例えば…ボクが。
(Tatoeba... boku ga.)
HEART of GOLD 〜STREET FUTURE OPERA BEAT POPS〜
(EXILES)
September 29, 2004 CD: RZCD-45144

Special Terminologies[edit]

Eno hundert elf[edit]

In spring 2007, Kiyokiba has begun his new brand of clothing line under this name, which came from the number "111" in German. This number is linked to his birthday, January 11, which can sometimes be abbreviated as "0111" or "111".

Kiyokibasstars[edit]

On April 26, 2006, Kiyokiba launched KIYOKIBASSTARS, his official bass fishing website, promoting his hobby of topwater style fishing. There are four official members in his Kiyokibasstars fishing group. His fishing trips to Lake El Salto in Mexico and Lake Castaic in California have been filmed and officially released into DVDs.

Utaiya[edit]

Kiyokiba often referred to himself as "utaiya" (唄い屋). It is a label found on the back of his CDs and in video footage of his DVDs. In February 2007, the website UTAIYA.COM was launched, which stated:

UTAIYA is the persons who sing a song with all our heart and soul.[4]

It is a website which promotes the new artists, Raine Kawane (川根来音) and Shouta Nishihiro (西広しょうた).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Choe, MinJi "Shin Hye Sung Nails Number One Spot on Taiwanese Music Chart" Mnet News. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-30
  2. ^ kiyokiba.net, Profile from kiyokiba.net
  3. ^ goo, 映画興行成績ランキング
  4. ^ UTAIYA, UTAIYA.COM

External links[edit]

Official sites (artist, production, record label)
Other sites