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Kataoka Naoto (片岡直人), better known by his stage names NAOTO and EXILE NAOTO, is a performer and actor. He's member of the group EXILE, one of the leaders of the group Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS and leader of the hip-hop unit HONEST BOYZ®. He was also member of J Soul Brothers' second generation Nidaime J Soul Brothers until their migration to EXILE in 2009.

Biography

Early Life

Kataoka Naoto was born on August 30, 1983 in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

He is a Saitama Prefectural Tokorozawa High School graduate. He started attending the high school's dance club at age 17 and began activities as a dancer. At age 20, he went to Los Angeles and New York (both in United states) to learn more about dance with a famous choreographer and returned to Japan after completing the studies. He then started to work as backup dancer for artists such as Hamasaki Ayumi, Goto Maki, AI, etc., and also for western artists such as Ashanti and Missy Elliott.

2007

On November 10, he joined the revival of the group J Soul Brothers and his stage name became NAOTO.

2009

On March 1, J Soul Brothers migrated to EXILE and he became member of the group.

2010

On July 19, he was announced as member and one of the leaders of Sandaime J Soul Brothers, a new revival of J Soul Brothers, being a concurrent member of the group and EXILE.

2015

In 2015, he created the apparel brand STUDIO SEVEN.

On July 14, he released his first photobook Jinsei Honoji-gumi.

2016

On April 15, he joined the hip-hop unit HONEST BOYZ® as leader and rapper, being the first time he shows vocal abilities in a group.

2017

On January 1, he became director of LDH apparel.

2020

On August 7, he released two solo digital singles under the name HONEST BOY, "O・Y" and "YUM YUM", which were credited as releases of HONEST BOYZ®. The songs were used to promote the brands STUDIO SEVEN and GU.[1]

Group Participation

Discography

Digital Singles

  1. [2020.08.07] O・Y (HONEST BOY)
  2. [2020.08.07] YUM YUM (HONEST BOY)

Works

Cinema / Television

Movies
TV Dramas
  • [2010] Okagesama de!
  • [2010] SPEC ~Keishichou Kouanbu Kouan Daigoka Mishou Jiken Tokubetsu Taisakugakari Jikenbo~ (episode 8)
  • [2013] Last♡Cinderella
  • [2013] Frenemy ~Dobu Nezumi no Machi~
  • [2014] Dear Sister (episode 9)
  • [2016] Night Hero NAOTO
Digital Dramas
  • [2009] Genryou Boxer

Music

Music Video Appearances
Live DVDs Appearances

Publications

Photobooks

NAOTO - Jinsei Honoji-gumi cover

  • [2015.07.14] Jinsei Honojigumi (人生ほの字組)

References

  1. https://m.tribe-m.jp/common/discography/honest_boy/single/oy_yumyum/index

External Links

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Members
Current Active Members ATSUSHI · AKIRA · TAKAHIRO · Tachibana Kenchi · Kuroki Keiji · TETSUYA · NESMITH · SHOKICHI · NAOTO · Kobayashi Naoki · Iwata Takanori · Shirahama Alan · Sekiguchi Mandy · Sekai · Sato Taiki
Retired as Performers HIRO (L) · Matsumoto Toshio · ÜSA · MAKIDAI
Former Members SHUN
Discography
Studio Albums 1. our style · 2. Styles Of Beyond · 3. EXILE ENTERTAINMENT · 4. ASIA · 5. EXILE EVOLUTION · 6. EXILE LOVE · 7. Ai Subeki Mirai e · 8. Negai no Tou · 9. EXILE JAPAN · 10. 19 -Road to AMAZING WORLD- · 11. STAR OF WISH
Best Albums 1. PERFECT BEST · 2. EXILE CATCHY BEST · 3. EXILE ENTERTAINMENT BEST · 4. EXILE BALLAD BEST · 5. EXILE BEST HITS -LOVE SIDE / SOUL SIDE- · 6. EXTREME BEST
Other Albums The other side of EX Vol.1 · Shuku Million Shokai Album Sanmai-Gumi BOX SET ~Appreciation to the million breakthrough~ · EXILE PERFECT YEAR 2008 ULTIMATE BEST BOX · HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM · EXILE LIVE TOUR 2018-2019 "STAR OF WISH" Set List
Singles 1. Your eyes only ~Aimai na Boku no Katachi~ · 2. Style · 3. Fly Away · 4. song for you · 5. Cross ~never say die~ · 6. EX-STYLE ~Kiss you~ · 7. We Will ~Ano Basho de~ · 8. Breezin' ~Together~ · 9. LET ME LUV U DOWN · 10. Choo Choo TRAIN · 11. Eternal... · 12. ki・zu・na · 13. O'ver · 14. Carry On / Unmei no Hito · 15. real world · 16. HEART of GOLD · 17. HERO · 18. EXIT · 19. Tada... Aitakute · 20. YES! · 21. Everything · 22. Lovers Again · 23. Michi · 24. SUMMER TIME LOVE · 25. Toki no Kakera / 24karats -type EX- · 26. I Believe · 27. Pure / You're my sunshine · 28. The Birthday ~Ti Amo~ · 29. LAST CHRISTMAS · 30. THE MONSTER ~Someday~ · 31. THE HURRICANE ~FIREWORKS~ · 32. THE GENERATION ~Futatsu no Kuchibiru~ · 33. FANTASY · 34. Motto Tsuyoku · 35. I Wish For You · 36. Each Other's Way ~Tabi no Tochuu~ · 37. Rising Sun · 38. Anata e · 39. ALL NIGHT LONG · 40. BOW & ARROWS · 41. EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ · 42. Flower Song · 43. No Limit · 41SP. EXILE PRIDE ~Konna Sekai wo Aisuru Tame~ (Special Edition) · 44. NEW HORIZON · 45. Jounetsu no Hana · 46. 24karats GOLD SOUL · 47. Ki・mi・ni・mu・chu · 48. Joy-ride ~Kanki no Drive~ · 49. Ai no Tame ni ~for love, for a child~
Digital Singles 1. THE NEXT DOOR · 2. One Wish · 3. PARTY ALL NIGHT ~STAR OF WISH~ · 4. Melody · 5. My Star · 6. Turn Back Time · 7. Awakening · 8. STEP UP · 9. Love of History
Other Singles SCREAM · WON'T BE LONG · 24karats -type S- · Houshuku Kyoku Kumikyoku "Taiyou no Kuni"
Videography
Live DVD/Blu-rays 1. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2004 "EXILE ENTERTAINMENT" · 2. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2005 ~PERFECT LIVE "ASIA"~ · 3. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2007 EXILE EVOLUTION · 4. EXILE LIVE TOUR "EXILE PERFECT LIVE 2008" · 5. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2009 "THE MONSTER" · 6. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2010 FANTASY · 7. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~ · 8. EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · 9. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2013 "EXILE PRIDE" · 10. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2013 "EXILE PRIDE" 9.27 FINAL · 11. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2015 "AMAZING WORLD" · 12. EXILE LIVE TOUR 2018-2019 "STAR OF WISH"
Music Video Collections 1. EXPV 1 · 2. EXPV 2 · 3. EXPV 3 · 4. EXILE MUSIC VIDEO BEST
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. Styles Of Beyond · 2. EXILE ENTERTAINMENT · 3. PERFECT LIVE "ASIA" · 4. EXILE EVOLUTION · 5. EXILE SHOWCASE LIVE 2008 · 6. EXILE PERFECT LIVE 2008 · 7. THE MONSTER · 8. FANTASY · 9. TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~ · 10. EXILE PRIDE · 11. AMAZING WORLD · 12. STAR OF WISH · 13. PERFECT LIVE 2001▶︎2020
Concerts EXILE VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 2006 ~ASIAN DREAM~ · EXILE PERFORMER BATTLE AUDITION FINAL in NIPPON BUDOKAN
Concerts Featured In EXILE TRIBE: EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · EXILE TRIBE PERFECT YEAR LIVE TOUR TOWER OF WISH 2014 ~THE REVOLUTION~
Other: HiGH&LOW THE LIVE · LDH PERFECT YEAR 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019▶︎2020 "RISING"
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts J Soul Brothers · DEEP · EXILES · EXILE TRIBE · Nidaime J Soul Brothers · Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS · EXILE THE SECOND · GENERATIONS · FANTASTICS · Jr.EXILE · ACE OF SPADES · RED DIAMOND DOGS
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Members
Members NAOTO (L) · Kobayashi Naoki (L) · ELLY · Yamashita Kenjiro · Iwata Takanori · Imaichi Ryuji · Tosaka Hiroomi
Discography
Studio Albums 1. J Soul Brothers · 2. TRIBAL SOUL · 3. MIRACLE · 4. BLUE IMPACT · 5. PLANET SEVEN · 6. THE JSB LEGACY · 7. FUTURE · 8. RAISE THE FLAG
Best Albums 1. THE BEST · 2. THE JSB WORLD
Other Albums HiGH&LOW ORIGINAL BEST ALBUM · Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS LIVE TOUR 2019 "RAISE THE FLAG" SET LIST
Singles 1. Best Friend's Girl · 2. On Your Mark ~Hikari no Kiseki~ · 3. LOVE SONG · 4. FIGHTERS · 5. Refrain · 6. Go my way · 7. 0 ~ZERO~ · 8. Powder Snow ~Eien ni Owaranai Fuyu~ · 9. SPARK · 10. Fuyu Monogatari · 11. SO RIGHT · 12. S.A.K.U.R.A. · 13. R.Y.U.S.E.I. · 14. C.O.S.M.O.S. ~Akizakura~ · 15. O.R.I.O.N. · 16. starting over · 17. STORM RIDERS · 18. Summer Madness · 19. Unfair World · 20. Welcome to TOKYO · 21. HAPPY · 22. J.S.B. HAPPINESS · 23. Yes we are · 24. SCARLET · 25. Fuyuzora / White Wings · 26. Movin' on
Digital Singles 1. Rat-tat-tat · 2. starting over ~one world~
Other Singles BURNING UP · Share The Love
Videography
Live DVD/Blu-rays 1. Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2012 "0 ~ZERO~" · 2. Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2014 "BLUE IMPACT" · 3. Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2015 "BLUE PLANET" · 4. Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2016-2017 "METROPOLIZ" · 5. Sandaime J Soul Brothers LIVE TOUR 2017 "UNKNOWN METROPOLIZ"
Documentary DVD/Blu-rays 1. Born in the EXILE ~Sandaime J Soul Brothers no Kiseki~
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. 0 ~ZERO~ · 2. BLUE IMPACT · 3. BLUE PLANET · 4. METROPOLIZ · 5. UNKNOWN METROPOLIZ · 6. RAISE THE FLAG · 7. PERFECT LIVE 2010▶2020
Concerts Featured In EXILE: EXILE LIVE TOUR 2011 TOWER OF WISH ~Negai no Tou~ · EXILE LIVE TOUR 2013 "EXILE PRIDE"
EXILE TRIBE: Nidaime J Soul Brothers VS Sandaime J Soul Brothers Live Tour 2011 ~EXILE TRIBE~ · EXILE TRIBE LIVE TOUR 2012 ~TOWER OF WISH~ · 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 · LDH PERFECT YEAR 2020 COUNTDOWN LIVE 2019▶︎2020 "RISING"
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts EXILE · Nidaime J Soul Brothers · EXILE TRIBE · THE Sharehappi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE
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