is a six-member Japanese boy band formed by Johnny & Associates
. The group debuted on November 1, 1995 with the single "Music for the People", which was used as the image song for the World Cup of Volleyball in 1995. Their first four singles, including "Music for the People", were all cover versions
of the same-titled eurobeat
songs composed by Italian producers such as Giancarlo Pasquini
, Andrea Leonardi
, Alberto Contini
, Sandro Olivia.
Similar to their agency seniors Hikaru Genji
, the group is separated into two subgroups based on age. For V6, the group is split into 20th Century and Coming Century, which consists of the three oldest members and three youngest members respectively.
In an interview on Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
, the group stated that the "V" in V6 also stood for "Versus" (20th Century versus
Coming Century) at first. However, then-president Johnny Kitagawa
informed the group that the "V" had multiple meanings, such as "Volleyball", "Vegetable" (as Sakamoto's parents own a green grocers), "Bicycle" ("V" and "B" are indistinguishable in Japanese; Nagano's parents own a cycling store) and "Veteran".
From 1997 to 2008, V6 hosted their own variety show and is hosting Viva Viva V6
since 2001 on Fuji TV
. Along with their group shows, the members... Read More