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 (born 16 December 1985) is a Japanesemarker musician. He is the lead singer and main choreographer of the J-Pop boy band w-inds.


Tachibana came to national attention as the only male finalist in the 2000 Kyushu-Okinawa Starlight Audition. After that experience he joined forces with two dancers from Sapporo, Ryuichi Ogata and Ryohei Chiba, to form w-inds. In addition to his singing and dancing talents, Keita plays piano, guitar and bass guitar.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing pool and soccer.

Keita has an older brother, Yuta, and two younger sisters, Mai and Mio; Mio is currently a model and was part of the group Soran Happies.

Tachibana now has a solo career as well as being in a band. His debut single "Michishirube" was released on 18 October 2006. Although he is a solo artist now, he mentioned that w-inds. is a big part of him. w-inds. will not be disbanding.

His debut solo single, "Michishirube," debuted at #3 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart. His solo album made it to the #5 on the first week on Oricon Weekly Albums Chart; it is also the first ending theme to the anime Reborn!.

His second solo single, "Friend", features the first OP of the anime adaption, Blue Dragon.

Keita's blog was awarded "Blog of the Year 2006" by Cyber Agent.

In 2007 Tachibana voiced Prince Arthur (Artie) in the Japanese dubbed version of Shrek the Third.

Discography

Singles

# Information Sales
1st / Debut
Single
Michishirube
  • Released: October 18 2006
  • Oricon Top 20 Weekly Peak: 3
  • From Album: Koe
48,000+
2nd Friend
  • Release: May 2 2007
  • Oricon Top 20 Weekly Peak: 4
  • From Album: TBD
TBD


Albums

Album information Copies sold
Koe
  • Released: November 29, 2006
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #5
  • Singles: "Michishirube"
40,000+


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