Vocalist who first became known as a member of the six-piece boy band Exile. He later made his solo debut in 2005 with the single "Itsuka..." He would depart EXILE the following year to pursue his solo career.
He was in middle school when he played in his first band. After working a construction job, he was briefly a member of J Soul Brothers in 2001.
In 2007, he made his acting debut in the film Tengoku wa mattekureru.
He hails from Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Both he and Naoto Kataoka have been members of the boy band Exile.