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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.

Biography

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.[1]

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.

Works

Cinema / Television

Movies

TV Dramas

Stage

  • Attack No.1 (あたっくNo.1)
  • Aozora (青空)

Music

Music Video Appearances

Gallery

Main article: Iwaya Shogo/Gallery

Trivia

  • 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!!.[2][1]
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 THE RAMPAGE 岩谷翔吾、グループの“中間管理職”が次世代に伝えるパッション 真面目で子ども好きな一面も
  2. Iwaya Shogo Instagram

External Links

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THE RAMPAGE
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Members
Members RIKU · Kawamura Kazuma · Yoshino Hokuto · LIKIYA (L) · Zin (L) · Kamiya Kenta · Yonamine Rui · Yamamoto Shogo · Iwaya Shogo · Urakawa Shohei · Fujiwara Itsuki · Takechi Kaisei · Hasegawa Makoto · Ryu · Suzuki Takahide · Goto Takuma
Discography
Albums 1. THE RAMPAGE · 2. THE RIOT
Other Albums HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM · BATTLE OF TOKYO ~ENTER THE Jr.EXILE~ · THE RAMPAGE LIVE TOUR 2017-2018 "GO ON THE RAMPAGE"
Singles 1. Lightning · 2. FRONTIERS · 3. Dirty Disco · 4. 100degrees · 5. Fandango · 6. HARD HIT · 7. THROW YA FIST · 8. WELCOME 2 PARADISE · 9. SWAG & PRIDE · 10. FULLMETAL TRIGGER · 11. INVISIBLE LOVE
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. GO ON THE RAMPAGE · 2. THROW YA FIST · 3. RMPG
Concerts Featured In EXILE: AMAZING WORLD
EXILE THE SECOND: WILD WILD WARRIORS
Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS: BLUE PLANET
EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR 2014 SPECIAL STAGE "THE SURVIVAL" IN SAITAMA SUPER ARENA 10DAYS · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~
Other: HiGH&LOW THE LIVE · BATTLE OF TOKYO ~ENTER THE Jr.EXILE~ · LDH PERFECT YEAR 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019▶︎2020 "RISING"
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts EXILE TRIBE · Jr.EXILE · MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE
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