Minggu, 14 Juni 2009

Kota Yabu

Kota Yabu (薮 宏太 Yabu Kōta, born January 31, 1990), ia a Japanese singer as well as member of Hey! Say! JUMP. He is under the management of Johnny & Associates. He was born in Yokohama city, Kanagawa Prefectures and lives in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area.


  • His older sister was an Arashi(Johnny's Group) fan and she sent an application to the Johnny's Agency without telling him. After audition he succesfully joined the agency as a trainee, but the dance lessons that took place every week were so hard, he told his mom that he wanted to quit. but after his mom said "I'll buy you a soccer badge" he decided to stay.
  • From the time he joined the agency(2001) to the year 2004, he had the most high pitched voice in the history Johnny's. Many people called his voice "An Angel's Voice". Using tht voice and his talent for singing, soon after he joined the agency he was told to sing solos and medleys on TV.
  • For the musical, PLAZONE 2002, he was given his first solo songs, "Boku wa tada...". Not many trainees can get a solo songs.
  • In The Shounen Club, the most popular TV shows for Johnny's Jr, over 100 Johnny's Jr.s perfomed, but his perfomances stood out the most. Even his seniors, NEWS, KAT-TUN, and others Johnny's Jr. groups became backdancers for Yabu.
  • In NEWS's first single, NEWS nippon, he sang the high pitched notes and his voice is recorded in the CD.
  • In 2006, he wrotes the lyrics to a song for the first time which was Asu e. In that lyrics, he put one or two chinese letters from the Ya- Ya- yah member's names. (Kota's Ko means vast or large, Hikaru's Hikaru means light, Taiyo's Taiyo means sun, Shoons's Shoo means fly).
  • He has an older brother and an older sister.
  • He looks up to Domoto Koichi of the group Kinki Kids as a mentor.
  • He was named Kota because his parents wanted him to have a large(Ko) heart
  • He is close to Akanishi Jin of KAT-TUN who was rumored to have even called Yabu's mother and ask her if he could adopt hm as his younger brother. Akanishi even said to Yabu, "stay beside me untill you're 14 years old".

  • On September 21, 2001, he enterd Johnny & Associates as a trainee. Inoo Kei, a member of the same group as him, was also there during taht time.
  • He had teh most talented dance skills and high pitched voice which let him get to the top member's of Johnny's Junior.
  • Two months later, he was chosen to be the leader of Ya- Ya- yah. They released a CD which very unusual because they were still member's of Johnny's Junior.
  • On September 21, 2007, he began perfoming as a members of Hey! Say! JUMP.


  • He became the lead singer for a Junior Unit Ya- Ya- yah.
  • He Hate tomatoes, cucumbers, and green peaches.
  • He loves playing soccer.
  • His favorite color is red.
  • He can play the piano and the guitar.
  • He is loved by many seniors of is agency
  • He and Jin Akanishi (KAT-TUN) are very close,they even bought a puppy together.
  • He was voted for "Most wanted as a little brother" and "Most wanted as a pet" in idol magazines.

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