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Lead was originally formed in April 2002 by Hiroki, Shinya and Akira of Caless Dance School in Osaka. They started performing on the street of Osaka known as Shiroten. Their name back then was called Remix, then changed to Flow when they decided to search for a fourth member. Keita Furuya, who won the competitive Kyushu Okinawa Starlight Audition joined the group in June 2002.

Later that year they performed their first street live performance at Osaka Castle Park in front of 7000 spectators. They also released their first single, "Manatsu no Magic" (Midsummer Magic), only to prove to a wider public that they can sing, rap and dance.

As they hoped, the crew hoped to become a leading group of the age and changed their name to Lead, becoming one of the most promising hip hop crews today.

They have appeared in several movies, including "Deep Love ~ Ayu's Story~" [Keita] and "Tenshi... read more
Author: kirari last update: 2010-01-20

Status:  Major - active
Period:  2002 - present
Genre:  pop / hip-hop

Nakadoi Hiroki (中土居宏宜)
Taniuchi Shinya (谷内伸也)
Furuya Keita (古屋敬多)
Kagimoto Akira (鍵本輝)