All About KAT-TUN (Profile and Photo Gallery)

Profile
Group Name : Kat-Tun
Origin : Tokyo, Japan
Genres : Pop, rock
Years active : 2001 (2001)–present
Labels : J-One
Members : Kazuya Kamenashi, Junnosuke Taguchi, Koki Tanaka, Tatsuya Ueda, Yuichi Nakamaru
Past members : Jin Akanishi

KAT-TUN (カトゥーン, Katūn?) is a Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates (Johnny’s) in 2001. The group’s name is an acronym that was exclusively based on the first letter of each member’s family name until the departure of Jin Akanishi in 2010. As of 2010, KAT-TUN stands for Kazuya KAmenashi, Junnosuke T aguchi, Koki Tanaka, Tatsuya Ueda and Yuichi Nakamaru. Their debut on March 22, 2006 was marked by a tripartite release of a CD single, album and music DVD on their exclusive record label J-One Records. Since then, all of their single, album and music DVD releases have debuted at number one on the Oricon music and DVD charts.

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Discography
Studio Album
2006 : Best of KAT-TUN
2007 : Cartoon KAT-TUN II You
2008 : KAT-TUN III: Queen of Pirates
2009 : Break the Records: By You & For You
2010 : No More Pain

Singles
2006: “Real Face”
2006: “Signal”
2006: “Bokura no Machi de”
2007: “Yorokobi no Uta”
2007: “Keep the Faith”
2008: “Lips”
2008: “Don’t U Ever Stop”
* 2008: “White X’mas”
2009: “One Drop”
2009: “Rescue”
2010: “Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)”
2010: “Going!”
2010: “Change Ur World”
2011: “Ultimate Wheels”
More About KAT-TUN Discography

DVDs
2003: Okyakusama wa Kamisama – Concert 55 Man Nin Ai no Request ni Kotaete!!
2005: KAT-TUN Live Kaizokuban
2006: Real Face Film
2006: Dream Boys
2007: Live of KAT-TUN “Real Face”
2007: Tour 2007 Cartoon KAT-TUN II You
2008: KAT-TUN Live Tour 2008 Queen Of Pirates
2009: KAT-TUN Live Break the Records
2010: KAT-TUN-No More Pain-World Tour 2010

The above releases only include group activities. For solo releases, please visit individual members’ pages. Note that KAT-TUN has also been prominently featured in other Johnny’s groups’ concerts and musical releases as well (such as Shock Digest and Dream Boy).

Photobook
KAT-TUN’s first official photobook, entitled KAT-TUN 1st in New York (photographer Harumi Yoshimura) was published in December 2003 by Wani Books.

On August 31, 2009, KAT-TUN released their second official photobook entitled KAT-TUN Live Document Photobook: Break the Records, which documents their rehearsals, behind-the-scenes photos and concert photos; it also includes exclusive interviews with the members.

Awards
2006
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: Music Video Of The Year – KAT-TUN Live Kaizokuban

2007
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: Single Of The Year – “Real Face”
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 10 Singles – “Real Face”
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 10 Singles – “Signal”
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 10 Singles – “Bokura no Machi de”
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 10 Albums – Best of KAT-TUN
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best Music Videos – Real Face Film

2008
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 10 Singles – “Keep the Faith”
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 10 Singles – “Yorokobi No Uta”
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best Music Videos – Live of KAT-TUN “Real Face”
* The 17th TV Life Drama Award: Best Theme Song – “Keep the Faith”

2009
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 10 Singles – “Lips”
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 10 Singles – “Don’t U Ever Stop”

2010
* Japan Gold Disc Awards: The Best 5 Singles – “Rescue”

Photo Gallery of KATTUN
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