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Tempest

Origin

Japan

Genre

Pop, J-pop, M-pop, K-pop

Years Active

2015 - present

Choreographers

Rue Jackson, Luke Yamaguchi

Label

Up-Front Works

Agency

UP-FRONT PROMOTION

Associated Acts

Fantasy Kenshuusei, Hello! Project Fantasy, A.L.C.H.E.M.I.S.T


Tempest is a Japanese boy band under Hello! Project Fantasy. It was made on May 28, 2015. They are the little brothers to boy group A.L.C.H.E.M.I.S.T, because of this, one of their members, will be a co-current member for them. All the members are former Fantasy Kenshuusei. They were formed with 8 members. On August 1st they have all officially graduated from the program.

Instead of being referred to as Generations, they are referred to as Chapters

Members

Current Members

Name Birthdate Birthplace Blood Type Chapter Joined Member Color Notes Group Positions
Jang Taeyoon
(장 태윤)
March 18, 1997 (1997-03-18) (age 21) Incheon
(South Korea)
A 1st May 28, 2015 Deep Blue Admiral (2015-Present), Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2015), SM Entertainment Trainee (2008-2014) Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Sub-Vocal, Composer, Lyricist
Mason Grace
(名寸 弘玲寿)
March 28, 1999 (1999-03-28) (age 19) Ontario
(Canada)
AB Sea Blue Sub-Admiral (2016-Present), Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015), Pledis Entertainment Trainee (2012-2015) Main Vocal, Visual, Lyricist
Oharu Nagisa
(ザ春 渚)
May 2, 1999 (1999-05-02) (age 19) Hokkaido
(Japan)
O Pure Pink Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015), YG Entertainment Trainee (2013-2015), Graduating in winter of 2019 Main Vocal, Lead Dancer, Visual, Ace, Center
Nakanishi Kiru
(中西 きます)
December 1, 2000 (2000-12-01) (age 17) Aichi
(Japan)
Mandarin Orange Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015) Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub-Vocal
Wang Zuri
(王 白)
December 2, 2000 (2000-12-02) (age 17) Hong Kong
(China)
AB Jade Green Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2015), SM Entertainment Trainee (2012-2014) Main Dancer, Lead Rapper Sub-Vocal
Xiu Lin
(秀 林)
April 13, 1999 (1999-04-13) (age 19) B 2nd July 2, 2016 Rose Red Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015-2016), Yuehua Entertainment Trainee (2013-2015) Main Dancer, Sub-Vocal
Uchimura Naoko
(内村 直子)
November 24, 1999 (1999-11-24) (age 18) Chiba
(Japan)
A Pure Lavander Fantasy Rookies (2013-2016) Lead Vocal, Lead Rapper, Visual
Shinji Katoya
(俊二 加藤屋)
January 30, 2000 (2000-01-30) (age 18) Okinawa
(Japan)
Emerald Green Fantasy Rookies (2013-2016) Lead Vocal, Lead Dancer, Center
Yamamoto Matthew
(山本 真秀)
April 2, 2001 (2001-04-02) (age 17) Osaka
(Japan)
B Sleek Silver Fantasy Rookies (2014-2016) Lead Dancer, Sub-Vocal, Face of the Group
Lee Junghyung
(르 준형)
November 12, 2000 (2000-11-12) (age 17) Seoul
(South Korea)
O 3rd October 24, 2016 Light Purple Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015-2016), JYP Entertainment Trainee (2013-2015) Main Rapper, Lead Vocal
Naito Kojiro
(内藤 小次郎)
November 2, 2001 (2001-11-02) (age 16) Fukuoka
(Japan)
A Sunset Orange Fantasy Rookies (2016) Main Dancer, Sub-Vocal, Visual
Oh Jaehwa
(오 재화)
May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10) (age 16) North Jeolla
(South Korea)
4th June 15, 2017 Golden Yellow Fantasy Rookies (2016-2017), SM Entertainment Trainee (2012-2016) Main Vocal, Lead Rapper, Visual

Former Members

Name Birthdate Birthplace Blood Type Chapter Joined Left Total Time Colour Notes Group Roles
Choi Junghee
(최 정희)
January 20, 1994 (1994-01-20) (age 24) Seoul
(South Korea)
B 1st May 28, 2015 February 15, 2016 8 Months, 18 Days Royal Purple A.L.C.H.E.M.I.S.T member (2011-Present), Fantasy Kenshuusei (2011-2014), Co-Current Member (2015-2016) Main Rapper, Main Dancer
Satoshi Riku
(聡 リク)
April 3, 1999 (1999-04-03) (age 19) Osaka
(Japan)
O December 31, 2017 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days Sun Yellow Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015) Lead Vocal, Lead Dancer
Hiraga Sadatake
(平賀 今のへ)
July 28, 1999 (1999-07-28) (age 18) B July 2, 2016 1 Year, 1 Month, 4 Days Vivid Red Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015) Sub-Vocal, Visual

Member Tenure

  1. Jang Taeyoon, Mason Grace, Oharu Nagisa, Nakanishi Kiru, and Wang Zuri are at May 28, 2015 - Present
  2. Satoshi Riku is at 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Days
  3. Xiu Lin, Uchimura Naoko, Shinji Katoya, Yamamoto Matthew are at July 2, 2016 - Present
  4. Lee Junghyung and Naito Kojiro are at October 24, 2016 - Present
  5. Hiraga Sadatake is are: 1 Year, 1 Month, 4 Days
  6. Oh Jaehwa is at: June 15, 2017
  7. Choi Junghee is at: 8 Months, 18 Days

History

2015

On May 28th, the group was formed with Choi Junghee, Jang Taeyoon, Mason Grace, Satoshi Riku, Oharu Nagise, Hiraga Sadatake, Nakanishi Kiru, and Wang Zuri. They will release their indie single sometime in June. with Junghee being their co-current member.

On July 1st, it was revealed that after their last indie single in August they will be having a major debut.

It was revealed that all the members that are part of the Kenshuusei will graduate from the program on August 1st, and will release their last indie single on August 12th.

2016

On February 10, it was announced that Hiraga Sadatake will graduate from the group and Hello! Project Fantasy on July 2nd, to focus on his studies to become a doctor, after his graduation, he will be going on hiatus until he finishes his schooling. On February 15, Choi Junghee also went into early mandatory service back in South Korea. This caused Junghee to have left the group.

On March 12, it was announced that Tempest will be adding 4 members on July 2 to help the members get over the loss of the recent members that left.

On July 2, Hiraga Sadatake graduated from the group and Jang Taeyoon appointed Mason Grace Sub-Admiral of the group. On July 2, Fantasy Rookies Shinji Katoya, Uchimura Naoko, and Yamamoto Matthew, and Fantasy Kenshuusei member Xiu Lin were added as the second chapter.

On October 24, it was announced that Mason Grace will be going on a hiatus to practice for his University Exams. It will conclude on April 2, 2017. On October 25, they added two members as members of the third chapter.

On November 1, it was announced that the group will be on a temporary hiatus due to not having all the members being able to perform for 2017. As such, all the remaining members will be split into two sub-units, Tempest Junior and Tempest Flow. Both sub-units will debut on January 1, 2017.

2017

On January 12, it was announced that when Mason Grace comes back to the group they will rush into preparations for a new single. With him coming back in April the single is rumored to be in June/July.

On April 22, it was announced that Tempest will be adding a member to the group on June 15, 2017.

On May 1, it was announced that Satoshi Riku will graduate from the group on December 31, 2017. He decided to graduate in order to focus on his future plans of getting a steady job when he is older.

On June 15, a new member was announced, Fantasy Rookies Oh Jeahwa was announced as the sole 4th chapter member. He was picked selectively through a secret audition in which Satoshi Riku picked him as a new member.

On September 26, it was announced that the group will be holding 5th Generation auditions starting in January. The audition will only be for male trainees that are in either SECRET Trainees Group, Fantasy Kenshuusei, Fantasy Rookies or from Fantasy Mini. The name of the audition is Tempest The First Audition ~2018: 5th Generation~, more information will be released at a later date.

On October 28, it was revealed by an insider that Tempest would be releasing a March single. They along with several other groups upcoming 2018 singles were also revealed.

On December 31, Satoshi Riku graduated from the group.

2018

On January 14, the group confirmed the release of their upcomnig March single. Along with it, it will also be coupled with the groups first mini album.

On January 17, management confirmed that Oharu Nagisa, Xiu Lin, Uchimura Naoko, Shinji Katoya would be going on a hiatus to prepare for their up coming university entrance exams. They won't be participating in any single events until April.

On January 26, Jang Taeyoon informed the fans that no one would be graduating from the group this year.

On March 8, during one of the groups single events for their newest single, Jang Taeyoon announced they are currently preparing for their summer single, another triple A-side in which one of the singles takes place being filmed in an outdoor location. Jang Taeyoon also announced that this would be the first single in which the composition, lyrics and cherography were made by the group and no outside scources.

On March 20, it was announced that Oharu Nagisa, Xiu lin, Uchimura Naoko and Shinji Katoya would be maknig their return to the group on March 31.

On May 2, Oharu Nagisa announed on his vLive that he would be graduating in Winter of 2019. He had decided that he will be graduating to presue a solo career.

On May 7, Jang Taeyoon announced that they would be adding new members on September 30 of this year. He said that around 4 to 6 members will be adding, depending on the ammount of talent is seen during the auditions. They will debut with the group on the groups 9th single set for release in December.

Discography

Studio Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 November 2, 2016 1st Storm 22,687 3,009 8 N/A
2 November 23, 2017 Second Sense 67,286 12,331 5 N/A

Mini Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 March 12, 2018 Eye For An Eye 82,246 33,394 1 N/A
2 July 16, 2018 Summer Moments TBA TBA TBA TBA

Completion Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 April 24, 2017 Tempest Season ~All Singles Collection~ 12,587 1,379 21 N/A

Indies Singles

# Released Single Sales Oricon Rank Certifications Album Song Center
Physical Digital
1 June 21, 2015 Tokei O Aishimasu / 6-Way Heart
(時計を愛します / 6-Way Heart: Love Clock / 6-Way Heart)
1,370 - N/A - 1st Storm Nagisa / Riku
2 August 12, 2015 Crazy Night / Watashitachiha Arashidesu
(Crazy Night / 私たちは嵐です: Crazy Night / We're a Storm)
943 - N/A - Nagisa / Mason

Major Singles

# Released Single Sales Oricon Rank Certifications Album Song Center
Physical Digital
1 October 12, 2015 Yoi Yume O / Watashitachi No Saisho No Kisu / TEMPEST EVOLUTION
(良い夢を / 私たちの最初のキス: Sweet Dreams / Our first kiss)
64,286 12,092 5 N/A 1st Storm Nagisa / Mason / Taeyoon
2 March 22, 2016 Everyday / Saigo no Suteppu
(最後のステップ: Last Steps)
31,288 10,119 4 N/A Nagisa / Mason
3 May 9, 2016 On and On / THE STANDSTILL / Ai Manor 41,458 9,328 5 N/A Nagisa / Sadatake / Mason
4 September 21, 2016 Hotondo ga Tora Rete Inai Seikatsu no naka de Pasu
(ほとんどが取られていない生活の中でパス: The path in life that is not taken by most)
100,234 21,332 1 RIAJ: Gold Nagisa
5 May 29, 2017 Candy Girls / Bomber Jacket 100,119 19,373 1 RIAJ: Gold Second Sense Nagisa / Mason
6 November 6, 2017 Ikiru no ga Muzukashi / Riku Riku Riku LOVE / Torikaka~Tsu
(生きるのが難しい / 通りかかっ: Hard To Live / Passing By)
96,282 39,386 2 N/A Nagisa / Riku / Katoya
7 March 6, 2018 Kyotsu Setsuzoku / Ningen No Ai No Shinka / Kanjo
(共通接続 / 人間の愛の進化 / 感情: Common Connection / Evolution of Human Love / Emotion)
114,841 59,275 2 RIAJ: Gold Eye For An Eye Jaehwa / Nagisa / Katoya
8 July 9, 2018 Keiho / Just Let Me Go / Okinawa No Hamabe No Hut
(警報 / 沖縄の浜辺のハット: Alarm / The Hut By The Beach In Okinawa)
TBA TBA TBA TBA Summer Moments Jaehwa / Nagisa / Katoya
9 December 4, 2018 Winter Kiss / Kyujitsu / Mosukoshi Omachikudasai
(休日 / もう少し待つ: HOLIDAY / Wait a little bit more)
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Nagisa / TBA / Mason

Single Count

Generation Name Debut Single Last Single Single Count
1st Chapter
(2015)
Choi Junghee Tokei O Aishimasu / 6-Way Heart Yoi Yume O / Watashitachi No Saisho No Kisu / TEMPEST EVOLUTION 3 Singles
Jang Taeyoon Present 11 Singles
Mason Grace
Satoshi Riku Ikiru no ga Muzukashi / Riku Riku Riku LOVE / Torikaka~Tsu 8 Singles
Oharu Nagisa Present 11 Singles
Hiraga Sadatake On and On / THE STANDSTILL / Ai Manor 5 Singles
Nakanishi Kiru Present 11 Singles
Wang Zuri
2nd Chapter
(2016)
Xiu Lin Hotondo ga Tora Rete Inai Seikatsu no naka de Pasu 6 Singles
Uchimura Naoka
Shinji Katoya
Yamamoto Matthew
3rd Chapter (2016) Lee Junghyung Candy Girls / Bomber Jacket 5 Singles
Naito Kojiro
4th Chapter
(2017)
Oh Jaehwa Ikiru no ga Muzukashi / Riku Riku Riku LOVE / Torikaka~Tsu 4 Singles
5th Chapter (2018) TBA Winter Kiss / Kyujitsu / Mosukoshi Omachikudasai 1 Single
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Mentor System

In the group, when a new member/s join they are assigned an older member to help them intergrate themselves in the group. The mentors are only mentors for two years.

Mentor To 1st Chapter Members
  • Choi Junghee -> Mentor to all 1st Chapter Members (2015-2016)
Mentor To 2nd Chapter Members
  • Jang Taeyoon -> Mentor to Xiu Lin (2016-2018)
  • Mason Grace -> Mentor to Uchimura Naoko (2016-2018)
  • Oharu Nagisa -> Mentor to Shinji Katoya (2016-2018)
  • Wang Zuri -> Mentor to Yamamoto Matthew (2016-2018)
Mentor To 3rd Chapter Members
  • Mason Grace -> Mentor to Lee Junghyung (2016-2018)
  • Nakanishi Kiru -> Mentor to Naito Kojiro (2016-2018)
Mentor To 4th Chapter Members
  • Oharu Nagisa -> Mentor to Oh Jaehwa (2017-Present)

Events

1st Generation Events (2015-Present)

  • [2016.05.28] 1ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~Last Chance!~
  • [2017.05.28] 1ki Second Birthday Anniversary Event ~Run with Us~
  • [2018.05.28] 1ki Third Birthday Anniversary Event ~Our Birthday~

2nd Generation Events (2016-Present)

  • [2017.07.02] 2ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~1 Whole Year~
  • [2018.07.02] 2ki Second Birthday Anniversary Event ~2 Whole Years~

3rd Generation Events (2016-Present)

  • [2017.10.24] 3ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~Junghyung and Kojiro~
  • [2018.10.24] TBA

4th Generation Events (2017-Present)

  • [2018.06.15] 4ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~Jaehwa Extravaganza~

Ace Member Status

While the group can have multipule members who can be centers or face of the group, the group is only able to have on ace member. So far the group has only had one ace.

  1. Oharu Nagisa (1st Chapter): May 28, 2015 - Present

Concerts

Headlining Tours

  1. [2017.09.09 - 2017.12.31] Tempest Concert Tour 2017 Aki ~1st Storm~ SATOSHI RIKU Sotsugyou Special
  2. [2018.03.03 - 2018.04.28] Tempest Concert Tour 2018 Haru ~Progessive~
  3. [2018.09.30 - 2018.12.01] Tempest Concert Tour 2018 Aki ~Game Changer~

One Day Concerts

  1. [2016.07.02] Tempest ~Hiraga Sadatake~ Graduation Event

Sub Units

  • Tempest Junior (2016-Present)
    • Nakanishi Kiru (2016-Present)
    • Wang Zuri (2016-Present)
    • Shinji Katoya (2016-Present)
    • Yamamoto Matthew (2016-Present)
    • Lee Junghyung (2016-Present)
    • Naito Kojiro (2016-Present)
  • Tempest Flow (2016-Present)
    • Jang Taeyoon (2016-Present)
    • Mason Grace (2016-Present)
    • Satoshi Riku (2016-2017)
    • Oharu Nagisa (2016-Present)
    • Xiu Lin (2016-Present)
    • Uchimura Naoko (2016-Present)
    • Oh Jaehwa (2017-Present)

Member Line Ups

Date Member(s) Total Members Average Age Singles
May 28, 2015 Group is formed, founding members include: Choi Junghee, Jang Taeyoon, Mason Grace, Satoshi Riku, Oharu Nagisa, Hiraga Sadatake, Nakanishi Kiru, and Wang Zuri 8 16.25 -> 16.75 Tokei O Aishimasu / 6-Way Heart, Crazy Night / Watashitachiha Arashidesu, Yoi Yume O / Watashitachi No Saisho No Kisu / TEMPEST EVOLUTION 
February 15, 2016 Choi Junghee leaves the group 7 16.00 -> 16.57 Everyday / Saigo no Suteppu, On and On / THE STANDSTILL / Ai Manor
July 2, 2016 Xiu Lin, Uchimura Naoko, Shinji Katoya, and Yamamoto Matthew join the group as the Second Chapter 11 16.36 -> 16.36 N/A
July 2, 2016 Hiraga Sadatake Graduates from the group 10 16.40 -> 16.40 Hotondo ga Tora Rete Inai Seikatsu no naka de Pasu 
October 24, 2016 Lee Junghyung and Naito Kyojiro join as the Third Chapter 12 16.08 -> 17.08 Candy Girls / Bomber Jacket
June 15, 2017 Oh Jaehwa joins as the Fourth Chapter 13 16.92 -> 17.30 Ikiru no ga Muzukashi / Riku Riku Riku LOVE / Torikaka~Tsu
December 31, 2017 Satoshi Riku graduates from the group 12 17.25 -> Kyotsu Setsuzoku / Ningen No Ai No Shinka / Kanjo, Keiho / Just Let Me Go / Okinawa No Hamabe No Hut

Total Sales Count

Year Single Sales Digital Single Sales Album Sales Digital Album Sales Total Sales
2015 66,599 12,092 N/A N/A 78,691
2016 172,980 40,779 22,687 3,009 318,146
2017 196,401 58,759 79,873 13,710 666,889