SMAP

SMAP was a Japanese boy band, composed of Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, and Shingo Katori. The group was created in 1988 by music producer Johnny Kitagawa, founder of Johnny & Associates, originally as a six-piece with Katsuyuki Mori, until his departure from the band in 1996. After making their debut in 1991, the group took the Japanese entertainment industry by storm, becoming the most successful boy band in Japanese history and the best selling band in Asia, often referred to as a "national treasure" and a "fortune and property of the country" in Japan.

SMAP is regarded as an iconic figure in Japan, after achieving an unprecedented level of success in numerous genres in the entertainment industry, including music, television, film, radio, and theater, as a group and individually. Being the first boy band to have a career for more than twenty years and to have extended its activities into various fields outside of music, SMAP is credited for changing the Japanese entertainment and music industry, in terms of prolonging longevity of boy bands and broadening careers by creating new opportunities for bands that followed. After starting out as a typical boy band, with a fan base predominantly female teens, they gradually transformed into a band with a wider audience, expanding their fan base to preteens, male adults, and even the elderly, after their success as actors and television personalities.

SMAP has released 55 singles, all have which reached the top 10 in the charts, 22 consecutive number one singles, and 33 number one singles in total. The band has had 24 top 10 albums and 14 number one albums. "The One and Only Flower in the World" , released in 2003, is the best selling single in the 21st century and the fifth best selling single in Japanese history and has become the most recognized song in Japan, as it appears in text books used in school and children are taught to learn the song at a young age. Other best selling singles by the group include, "Beyond the Night Sky", "Lion Heart", "Shake", "Aoi Inazuma", which also have become the most popular songs in Japan. Throughout their career, the band has sold over 35 million records in Japan alone.

In April 1996, the group launched their weekly variety show, SMAP×SMAP, which quickly gained high ratings and became one of the most famous television shows in Japan. The distinct and unique format and originality of the program has received widespread critical praise. The show ranked #1 in the annual household share ratings in 1996, 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006, and 2016 making it the most watched television show in Japan. The episode aired in January 2002 is currently ranked #7 for the most watched Japanese variety show in history, with 34.2 million viewers. It is the eighth longest-running prime-time television program in Japan, as of 2016.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Smap - Peace! 1997 CD, Mini, Single
Smap - 013 Birdman 1999 CD, Album
Smap - Boo 1995 CD, Album
Smap - SMAP 015 / Drink! Smap! 2002 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - そっと きゅっと / スーパースター★ 2009 CD, Single, Stereo
Smap - 胸さわぎを頼むよ 1996 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
SMAP - Smap Live Amigos! 2000 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Stereo
Smap - 華麗なる逆襲 / ユーモアしちゃうよ 2015 CD, Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Limited Edition
Smap - Top Of The World / Amazing Discovery 2014 CD, Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Limited Edition
Smap - どんないいこと 1995 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
Smap - たぶんオーライ 1994 CD, Mini, Single
Smap - SMAP 016 / MIJ 2003 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - Joy!! 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Smap - Gift Of Smap 2012 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Smap - ユーモアしちゃうよ / 華麗なる逆襲 2015 CD, Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Limited Edition
Smap - Sexy Six Show 1994 Laserdisc, 12", Stereo, NTSC
SMAP - SMAP 006 Sexy Six 1994 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - SMAP 011 ス 1997 CD, Album
SMAP - SMAP 006 Sexy Six 1994 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - Smap 001 1992 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - 華麗なる逆襲 / ユーモアしちゃうよ 2015 CD, Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Limited Edition
Smap - Battery / Mistake! 2013 CD, Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Limited Edition
Smap - Smap 25 Years 2016 CD, Compilation, Limited Edition
Smap - 1997 Smap Live ス 1997 Laserdisc, 12", Stereo, NTSC
Smap - はじめての夏 1993 CD, Mini, Single
Smap - そのまま 2008 CD, Single
Smap - 夜空ノムコウ 1998 CD, Mini, Single
Smap - Live MIJ 2003 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Smap - Gift Of Smap 2012 CD, Album, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Smap - Smap 002 1992 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - Pop Up! SMAP LIVE! 思ったより飛んじゃいました! ツアー 2006 DVD, NTSC
Smap - ココカラ / Yes We Are 2014 CD, Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Limited Edition
Smap - Amazing Discovery / Top Of The World 2014 CD, Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Limited Edition
Smap - Joy!! 2013 CD, Single, Limited Edition
Smap - Pop Up! SMAP 2006 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - Can't Stop!! -Loving- 1991 CD, Mini, Single
Smap - SMAP 012 Viva Amigos! 1998 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - Bang! Bang! バカンス! 2005 CD, Single, Stereo
Smap - Smap 007 Movies 1995 Laserdisc, 12", Stereo, NTSC
No Image Smap - 008 Tacomax 1996 CD, Album, Promo, Stereo
Smap - Live Birdman 1999 Laserdisc, 12", Stereo, NTSC
Smap - 013 Birdman 1999 CD, Album, Stereo
Smap - 君は君だよ 1993 CD, Mini, Single
Smap - 僕の半分 2011 CD, Single, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Limited Edition
Smap - Smap 003 1993 CD, Album
Smap - Happy Happy Smap 2007 CD, Single, Club Edition
Smap - セロリ 1997 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
SMAP - Kanshaして 1995 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
Smap - Let It Be 2000 CD, Single, Stereo
Smap - Joy!! 2013 CD, Single, DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC

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