Jin Akanishi

Jin Akanishi (赤西 仁, Akanishi Jin, born July 4, 1984) is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He has been active since 1998, first as one of the two lead vocalists of the popular J-pop boy-band KAT-TUN. Since the group's official debut in 2006, they have achieved 14 consecutive number ones (including studio albums) on the Oricon charts. In 2009, Akanishi started his solo career, and since then has released two studio albums (Japonicana, #JustJin), and two mini albums (Test Drive, Mi Amor). In addition to his music career Akanishi has acted in a few films. He had the main role in the movie Bandage, and his Hollywood international debut was 47 Ronin. He has also appeared in several Japanese dramas, such as the popular NTV school dramas Gokusen 2 and Yukan Club.