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Yoshino Hokuto (吉野北人) is a singer, performer and actor. He's a member of the group THE RAMPAGE.

He was announced as a member of the group in April 2014. He participated in the VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 4 and got selected as one of the vocalists of THE RAMPAGE.

Early life

Hokuto Yoshino was born on March 6, 1997, in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. He has an older brother.

Yoshino has been playing basketball since third grade and participated in several national competitions in his childhood. When he was in elementary school, his basketball coach told him that he should join the entertainment industry which sparked his first interest in that sector. In junior high school, he won the Miyazaki Basketball Tournament (a prefectural championship) and the best player award.[1][2] At that time, he also got to know EXILE through researching them after a classmate mentioned his resemblance to EXILE's TAKAHIRO.[3] This led him to aspire to become a full-fledged singer from high school on. The first time he sang in front of an audience was at a cultural festival of his high school where he performed the song "I love you" by Yutaka Ozaki. Afterwards, Yoshino started to take simple singing lessons and participate in karaoke competitions in his hometown.[4] Ultimately, he also tried out for various auditions.[5]

Career

Since he liked EXILE, Yoshino decided to participate in the VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 4 - For Young People with Dreams at the age of 17. During the training camp of the audition he struggled with learning to dance and following the choreography since he had no prior experience but was assisted by Hidaka Ryuta (now member of BALLISTIK BOYZ). At last, Yoshino passed the audition as one of three winners out of 30 thousand contestants alongside Kawamura Kazuma and Aoyama Riku and became a vocal candidate for THE RAMPAGE in April 2014. He was selected as an official member of the group after completing their first musha shugyo.[5][6]

In January 2017, he made his debut in THE RAMPAGE with the single "Lightning".

In 2018, he made his acting debut in the film PRINCE OF LEGEND, playing the role of "Team Next's" prince Koki Tendo.[7] On February 14, 2019, he attended the PRINCE OF LEGEND PREMIUM LIVE SHOW, a fan-meeting with the whole Prince of Legend cast, at Yokohama Arena.[8] There, he performed "Too Shy", a cover of Kajagoogoo's 80s hit and insert song of the film, with Hasegawa Makoto and Fujiwara Itsuki who played the remaining members of "Team Next".[9][10] On September 7 in the same year, Yoshino was invited to the 29th Tokyo Girls Collection (Autumn/Winter) at Saitama Super Arena together with the main cast of the movie High & Low The Worst in which he stars as Tsukasa Takajo.[11] This marked the first time he attended any fashion related event and walked a runway in his career.[12] A few months after, he also appeared at the 30th Tokyo Girls Collection (Spring/Summer) alongside the main cast of the movie Kizoku Tanjou -Prince Of Legend-.[13][14]

Works

Music

Participating work

  • [2018] m-flo presents PRINCE PROJECT feat. Yoshino Hokuto - Too Shy[15]

Cinema/Television

Movies
TV Dramas

Gallery

Main article: Yoshino Hokuto/Gallery

Trivia

  • Hobbies: playing basketball, cooking[16]
  • Speciality: mid-range singing
  • Catchphrase: Baby Face of the Southern Province (南国のベビーフェイス)
  • Wrote the lyrics of "Song for You" together with Kawamura Kazuma and RIKU when they were in New York.
  • Baby face member of the group.
  • Described as a very romantic, carefree, self-paced and dependable person. According to his group mates, he also hates losing.
  • He never attended a music school or received any professional vocal training prior to his audition. He practiced singing on his own.
  • He loves listening to romantic songs when taking a bath.
  • Likes to practice singing in the bathroom.
  • Was classmate with Iwaya Shogo and Sato Kanta in high school.
  • He describes himself as a piglet.
  • If he was not an artist he would be a child caretaker.
  • Often gets scolded by members because he eats so slow like Iwaya Shogo.

References

  1. LDH期待のグループ THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE
  2. THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE/宮崎出身のヴォーカリスト 吉野北人にインタビュー!!
  3. 芝居の経験もTHE RAMPAGEに還元したい。歌と仲間を愛する21歳、吉野北人の素顔
  4. 吉野北人&川村壱馬 初対面で互いに直感シンパシー
  5. 5.0 5.1 THE RAMPAGE 吉野北人は地道に努力を重ねるボーカリスト 片寄涼太お墨付きの“天然”な一面も
  6. EXILE TRIBE新グループTHE RAMPAGE、正式メンバー決定
  7. 「PRINCE OF LEGEND」THE RAMPAGE吉野、藤原、長谷川の“Teamネクスト”MV公開
  8. 片寄涼太&佐野玲於らイケメン王子が“胸キュン”ライブ「行くよ、僕のプリンセス」
  9. 片寄涼太、川村壱馬、吉野北人が「PRINCE OF LEGEND」チーム曲歌唱、主題歌はm-flo
  10. 「プリレジェ」の王子たちが大渋滞!京極兄弟の鈴木伸之&川村壱馬が2人で熱唱
  11. 【TGC2019AW】THE RAMPAGE・川村壱馬&吉野北人、ワイルドファッションでランウェイ
  12. THE RAMPAGE川村&吉野「TGC」に登場、「HiGH&LOW」最新作をアピール
  13. 片寄涼太がTGC×プリレジェステージにサプライズ降臨!白濱亜嵐や川村壱馬らランウェイ
  14. 【TGC2020SS】白濱亜嵐、吉野北人、塩野瑛久ら“貴族降臨” 王子・片寄涼太はシークレット出演
  15. m-floが洋楽カバー連続配信 “王子”片寄涼太、川村壱馬、吉野北人が参加
  16. 教えて、吉野北人さん(THE RAMPAGE)! あなたのPERFECTな瞬間

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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
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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