Joined: 28 May 2005
Sorry for the delay guys! Well this time around im back with a BANG! literally! those of you who have seen this rising star will know what i mean...our newest Spotlight on a Star is none other than...
Real Name: Tomohisa Aoki — changed when father left family
Nickname: YamaPi, YamaP, Pi, Pi-kun, Tomo-chan,P-TAN
Birthplace: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Birthdate: April 9, 1985
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lb)
Blood Type: A
Family: Mother (Yamashita Naomi), Younger Sister (Yamashita Rina) and pet dog Hime-chan(Princess) and P-chan
Favorite Phrase: Maji de? (Really?)
Favorite band/singers: Southern All Stars, Mr.Children, GLAY, Fukuyama Masaharu
Reason for Joining Johnny's: He envied Hideaki Takizawa and wanted to learn the back flip.
He entered Johnny's Entertainment when he was 11 years old. He is affectionately called Yamapi (short for Yamashita and pink) by his friends.
Since joining JE, he has been a member of Jr. groups B.I.G., Four Tops, and most recently NEWS. Yamashita began to appear in television dramas soon after he joined JE. In 2000, at age 15, his performance in Ikebukuro West Gate Park earned him an award for "Best Supporting Actor". That same year, he was voted first place in the Annual Junior Awards for "Best Boyfriend", "Most Beautiful", etc. for the first time.
In September 2003, eight other boys from Johnny's Juniors were chosen to form the group NEWS with Yamashita as the leader. NEWS's formation came as a shock to not only the fans of Four Tops but its own members as well. Yamashita later revealed that at the time, aside from Ryo Nishikido, he had barely talked to any of the other group members.
NEWS made its formal debut on May 12, 2004. Since its debut, NEWS has had seven consecutive #1 singles on the Oricon Ranking Chart.
In October 2005, Yamashita and Kazuya Kamenashi from KAT-TUN formed Shuuji to Akira to promote their drama, Nobuta wo Produce. It was named after their characters in the show, Shuuji and Akira. They also released a single, Seishun Amigo, as Shuuji to Akira, which sold over one million copies in four weeks. Seishun Amigo was the number one best selling single on the Oricon Yearly Single Rankings for 2005.
In spring 2006, Yamashita starred in "Kurosagi: The Black Swindler", a drama based on the manga of the same name. For this purpose, Yamashita recorded his single "Daite Seorita" which was #1 in the Oricon ranking.
Yamashita returned as a member of NEWS on December 31st 2006 on Johnny's Countdown 2006-2007.
Yamashita, along with KAT-TUN's Koki Tanaka and Kis-my-ft2's Taisuke Fujigaya, also starred in Byakkotai, a mini-drama in two parts that aired in January, 2007, and is currently starring in a drama entitled Proposal Daisakusen, airing from April to June, 2007.
1998.03 Shinrei Safaa no Shi
1999.02 Nekketsu Renaidou
1999.07 Kowai Nichiyoubi
1999.09 Kowai Nichiyoubi 2
1999.12 Kiken na Kankei
2000.04 Ikebukuro West Gate Park
2000.12 Shijou Saiaku no Deeto
2000.12 All Star Chuushingura Matsuri
2001.04 Shounen wa Tori ni Natta
2002.01 Long Love Letter
2002.07 Lunch no Joou
2003.04 Crazy Virgin Road
2003.07 Stand UP!!
2003.10 Budou no Ki
2004.01 Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no you ni...
2005.07 Dragon Zakura
2005.10 Nobuta wo Produce
2007.04 Proposal Daisakusen
Most of Yamapi's music comes from the collaboration with his band NEWS, but Yamapi has also released some of his own singles which have become top hits!
TOUCH - Released April 27th, 2005
Shuuji to Akira(temporary band formed by the stars of Nobuta wo Produce, Kame and Yamapi) - Seishun Amigo
Kurosagi - Daite Senorita
Kitty Gym - Fever & Future
Okay, so i absolutely love Yamapi's songs, especially Seishun Amigo and Daite Senorita...so MAKE SURE you listen to those two The rest of them are from his NEWS album
Daite Senorita MV
Yamapi looks super super hot in this vid!Be sure to check it out!
Seishun Amigo MV
Yamapi and Kame are so adorable doing their little dance
Yamapi & Kame teach you how to dance!
This is a cute video by Yamapi and Kame where they're trying to teach the viewers how to dance to Seishun Amigo
Enjoy the world of Yamapi my friends, and if you havent definately check out some of his shows...hes a great actor and amazing singer...this is our SPOTLIGHT ON A STAR!
*Remember! PM me if you want to see your favourite star in the spotlight*
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