Sandaime J Soul Brothers (Japanese: 三代目?, Sandaime; "The Third"), officially known as Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe, are the third generation unit of the J Soul Brothers, a J-pop vocal and dance group formed by Exile leader Hiro.
Naoto (Leader, performer, performer of Exile too)
Naoki Kobayashi (Leader, performer, performer of Exile too)
Kenjiro Yamashida (Performer)
Takanori Iwata (Performer)
Ryuji Imaichi (Vocalist)
Hiroomi Tosaka (Vocalist)
Sandaime J Soul Brothers are managed by Hiro's talent agency LDH, and are a part of the supergroup, Exile Tribe. Formed exclusively by Exile's Vocal Battle Audition in 2010, Sandaime J Soul Brothers released their first single "Best Friend's Girl" in November 2010, which peaked at number three on the Oricon Singles Chart. Their self-titled debut album J Soul Brothers, released in 2011, also peaked at number three. In 2013, they achieved their first number-one record with their third album Miracle.
Sandaime J Soul Brothers were propelled to commercial and critical success following the release of their 2014 single "R.Y.U.S.E.I.", (Choreograped by member Elly) which won the Japan Record Award, the highest honor at the 56th Japan Record Awards. The group's fifth studio album 'PLANET SEVEN' was the 2nd best selling Japanese album and the 3rd best selling Asian album of 2015 selling a total of 871,000 physical copies in Japan alone and being certified by the RIAJ for having over one million copies sold. Additionally, Recochoku revealed the group as the best selling artist of the year with R.Y.U.S.E.I reported as the best selling song for both Recochoku and Billboard year end charts.
As of January 2017, Sandaime J Soul Brothers has sold a total estimate of 9.05 million records from album and single sales alone just in Japan since their debut in late 2010. By the end of 2015, Sandaime was reported to have earned an estimated total gross of ¥6,856,000,000 and an increased total of ¥8,256,000,000 too during the next year in 2016. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.