Nobodyknows (stylized as nobodyknows+) is a Japanese hip-hop band founded in 1999.
Nobodyknows debuted in 2003 on the Sony Music Associated Records label with the mini-album Nobody knows3. They have released several hit CD singles which include "Kokoro Odoru", a song that was used as the second ending theme for the anime TV series SD Gundam Force and included in the Nintendo DS game Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. They released their first album, Do You Know?, in June 2004 and debuted at number one on the Japanese Oricon charts, a rare accomplishment for hip-hop groups in Japan. In 2005, the group wanted to help aspiring local artists, so they organized the Nagoya Music Expo in September. The event brought in around 10,000 people.
Later that year, Nobodyknows released their second album, titled 5MC&1DJ. The album featured the song "Shiawase Nara Te o Tatakō" which was used as the theme song for the Japanese release of Kung Fu Hustle. The group remained in the public eye in 2006 with a national tour in February as they performed in every prefecture in Japan, which had not been previously done before by a hip-hop group. The tour was filmed and released in November as a DVD and Blu-ray release titled Nobodyknows+ Tour 2006 "5MC&1DJ" - Kuribou no Menkui Dochu Hizakurige. The group performed their first overseas concert at Tokyo Night 2007 on 24 March in Long Beach, California, bringing their style of hip-hop/pop fusion to a U.S. audience.
Their single "Hero's Come Back!!" was chosen as the first opening theme for the anime TV series Naruto: Shippūden. On 10 February 2009, they released a new single called "Fallin'" which featured the original singer, Shigeru Matsuzaki (also known as Shigeru Brown). In 2010, they left major label Onenation, and returned to their original indie label $Tax (pronounced "Dollar Tax") Records.
Hidden Fish - Born 21 July 1979,
Crystal Boy - Born 4 July 1977,
Yasu Ichiban - Born 29 November 1978,
Nori da Funky Shibire-sasu - Born 20 August 1980,
DJ Mitsu - Born 12 March 1972,
Yoshiki Yokimori - Born 27 June 1972,
G-ton - Born 22 January 1975,
1999: G-ton, DJ Mitsu, Yoshiki Yokimori, and Crystal Boy form Nobodyknows in Nagoya.,
29 August 2000: The EPNobody Knows is released.,
5 May 2001: The EP Nobody knows2 is released, ranking 19th on Oricon Indies Chart.,
1 April 2007: Nobodyknows member G-ton leaves the band.,
22 August 2007: Nobodyknows release their third full album, Vulgarhythm, two years after their second one.,
19 December 2008: Yoshiki holds a celebration for his daughter Yoshimaru Yokimori in Nagoya
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