Iwaya Shogo (岩谷翔吾) is a Japanese performer and actor. He's a member of the group THE RAMPAGE.
He auditioned to the EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION (to find a new performer for EXILE) but didn't make to the finals. Prior to his audition, he was part of the EXPG trainee team EXILE GENERATIONS and a support member of GENERATIONS.
He was announced as a candidate for THE RAMPAGE in April 2014 and became an official member in September of the same year.
Iwaya Shogo was born on March 11, 1997, in Osaka, Japan. He has a younger sister.
Iwaya started dancing out of admiration for EXILE after watching them perform at the EXILE LIVE TOUR 2007 EXILE EVOLUTION at Osaka Castle Hall in 2007. Subsequently, he entered EXPG Osaka in his 5th grade of elementary school. Even though he had no prior experience in dance, he dreamed of becoming an artist like EXILE and as he continued taking lessons, he got more and more absorbed in dancing. In 2008, he appeared as a kid dancer in the music videos of EXILE's "Choo Choo TRAIN" and "Galaxy Express 999". In 2011, he became a member of the trainee group EXILE GENERATIONS as a scholarship student of EXPG and started activities as a support member for GENERATIONS.
Around that time in his teens, he moved to Tokyo and continued his education at Hiji High School in Meguro. In early 2014, he participated in the EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION but didn't make it to the finals. In April 2014, he was selected to become a candidate for the upcoming EXILE TRIBE group THE RAMPAGE.
After completing the group's musha shugyo, Iwaya went from being a candidate to an official member and made his major debut with THE RAMPAGE on January 25, 2017, with the single "Lightning".
In 2016, he made his on-screen acting debut playing the role of "Ken" in HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE.
-  HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE
-  HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 2 / END OF SKY
-  HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 3 / FINAL MISSION
-  Cheer Boys!! (チア男子!!)
- TV Dramas
-  HiGH&LOW THE WORST EPISODE.O
-  Kafka no Tokyo Zetsubo Nikki (カフカの東京絶望日記)
- TV Shows
- [2019-Present] Gutto Music - MC
-  Honan Gumi Kikaku Koen "Attack No.1" (方南ぐみ企画公演「あたっくNo.1」)
-  Honan Gumi Kikaku Koen Rodoku Butai "Aitakute" (方南ぐみ企画公演朗読舞台「逢いたくて」)
-  Honan Gumi Kikaku Koen "THE Mensetsu" (方南ぐみ企画公演「THE 面接」)
-  Honan Gumi Kikaku Koen Rodoku Geki "Aozora" (方南ぐみ企画公演 朗読劇「青空」)
-  BOOK ACT "Moichido Kimi to Odoritai" (BOOK ACT「もう一度君と踊りたい)
- Music Video Appearances
-  EXILE - "Choo Choo TRAIN"
-  EXILE - "Ginga Tetsudou 999"
-  GENERATIONS - "BRAVE IT OUT"
-  GENERATIONS - "ANIMAL"
-  GENERATIONS - "Love You More"
-  GENERATIONS - "HOT SHOT"
-  GENERATIONS - "AGEHA"
- [2021-Present] Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS Yamashita Kenjiro no ZERO BASE
- [2021-Present] Shueisha Web Magazine Cobalt "Iwatani Bunko ~Kunto, Yomitai Hon ga Aru~" (集英社Webマガジンコバルト「岩谷文庫 〜君と、読みたい本がある〜)
- Hobbies: eating sweets
- Specialty: New Jack Swing, Acrobatics
- Catchphrase: Naniwa's Dance Revolution (浪花のダンスレボリューション)
- Shares same first name as member Yamamoto Shogo.
- He was classmates with Yoshino Hokuto and Sato Kanta.
- In high school, he was classmates with actor Yokohama Ryusei. They co-starred together in the movie Cheer Boys!!.
- After his debut, he also started working as a dance instructor at EXPG occasionally.
- Member of the Hip-Hop dance crew "J.S.B. underground" alongside Urakawa Shohei.
- He is one of the smallest members of THE RAMPAGE alongside Urakawa Shohei, Yamamoto Shogo and Kamiya Kenta.
- He's a very family-oriented person and loves taking care of children.
- Described to be serious, straightforward and professional. According to his fellow group mates, he has a strong sense of justice.