Kamiya Kenta

Kamiya Kenta (神谷健太) is a Japanese performer, rapper and actor. He's a member of the groups THE RAMPAGE and MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE.

He participated in the EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION (to find a new performer for EXILE) but didn't make to the finals. He was announced as a candidate for THE RAMPAGE in April 2014 and became an official member in September of the same year.

Biography

Kenta Kamiya was born on May 27, 1995, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.

Kamiya entered the entertainment industry early in his life by being a child actor. He starred in the films Ryukyu Cowboy Yoroshiku Gozaimasu[1] and Nirai no Oka ~A Song of Gondola~[2][3].

However, when he was in his 3rd grade of junior high school, he quit his acting career and entered EXPG Okinawa after being impressed by EXILE.

In March 2014, with only 3 years of dancing experience, he participated in the EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION (to find a new performer for EXILE) but didn't make it to the finals.[4]

In April 2014, Kamiya was announced as a candidate for EXILE TRIBE's upcoming group THE RAMPAGE, and in September of the same year, he became an official member after completing the group's first Musha Shugyo.[5]

Before and after THE RAMPAGE's debut, the performers of the group were active as a support dancers for EXILE THE SECOND. During that time, ETS members SHOKICHI and NESMITH, who act as both vocalists and performers, influenced Kamiya to pursue the same career, thus he was originally training to become a vocalist too. During THE RAMPAGE's Musha Shugyo, he did indeed sing on stage a few times, however his official position in the group is solely being a performer.

During THE RAMPAGE's first tour THE RAMPAGE LIVE TOUR 2017-2018 "GO ON THE RAMPAGE", Kamiya was introduced as a member of the group's first sub-unit alongside 4 other performers. In this sub-unit he takes on the position of a vocalist and rapper, marking the first time he would provide his vocals to any work of THE RAMPAGE. The quintet made their official debut as MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE with the digital song "Determined" on February 6, 2020.[6]

In January 2021, Kamiya resumed his acting career by playing one of the main roles in the TV drama 3B no Koibito, making it his first appearance in a serial drama and his first acting role in 8 years.[7]

Works

Cinema / Television

Movies
  • [2007] Ryukyu Cowboy, Yoroshiku Gozaimasu.
  • [2010] Nirai no Oka ~A Song of Gondola~
Dramas
  • [2013] Okinawa no Kowai Hanashi (episode 2 "Yashikigami")
  • [2021] 3B no Koibito (3Bの恋人)

Music

Music Video Appearances
Choreography

Trivia

  • Hobbies: fashion, collecting accessories, fitness-training
  • Specialty: R&B dance, singing
  • Catchphrase: The Silent "Haisai" Typhoon (沈黙のハイサイ・タイフーン)
  • He has a childhood friendship of fellow group mate Yonamine Rui and Yonashiro Sho from J-Pop group JO1.
  • Him and Yonamine Rui together are called the "Haisai Duo" or "Haisai Combi".
  • He was classmates with Japanese model Ryucheru/Ryuchell.
  • His favorite food is dumplings/gyoza (餃子), which he often cooks himself.[9]
  • Described as a cheerful and energetic person that loves to talk (in contrary to his first impression).

References

External Links

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THE RAMPAGE
Gallery | Category | Songs navbox
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 | 3. REBOOT
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 | 12. FEARS | 13. MY PRAYER | 14. HEATWAVE
Digital Singles 1. MY PRAYER
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. GO ON THE RAMPAGE | 2. THROW YA FIST | 3. RMPG | 4. PROLOGUE REBOOT | 5. REBOOT
Concerts Online: 1. LIVE×ONLINE | 2. LIVE×ONLINE IMAGINATION | 3. LIVE×ONLINE BEYOND THE BORDER
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~ | EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2021 RISING SUN TO THE WORLD
Other: HiGH&LOW THE LIVE | BATTLE OF TOKYO ~ENTER THE Jr.EXILE~ | LDH PERFECT YEAR 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019▶︎2020 "RISING" | LIVE×ONLINE PREMIUM LIVE EXILE TRAIN | LIVE×ONLINE INFINITY "Trick or Treat!! R.F.B. Halloween Party!!" | LIVE×ONLINE COUNTDOWN 2020▶︎2021 "RISING SUN TO THE WORLD"
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts EXILE TRIBE | Jr.EXILE | MA55IVE THE RAMPAGE
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