Arashi (a name that translates directly to the word “storm”) are a five member Japanese boy group known for their music that mixes pop, R&B and hip hop.
The group, made up of members Satoshi Ohno, Kazunari Ninomiya, Jun Matsumoto, Masaki Aiba and Sho Sakuari, held their first conference in 1999 and have been a popular idol group in Japan and throughout Asia ever since.
Arashi began to achieve commercial success with the release of his single “Love So Sweet”, which was used as the opening theme song for the popular drama series. Hana Yori Dango 2, in which one of its members, Matsumoto, plays the protagonist.
After two decades, two of the members of the J-pop group, Sho Sakurai and Masaki Aiba, announced through their agency, Johnny & Associates, that they were going to marry their respective longtime girlfriends.
The news quickly spread on social media, with fans expressing both joy and sadness for the announcement. Some even thought that the two were getting married since their announcement was made simultaneously!
According to Japanese media, none of the future brides are in the entertainment industry, but they have had a serious relationship with their partners for a long time.
In the group, Kazunari Ninomiya was the first to get married. He married his partner in 2019 and recently welcomed his baby girl last March.
In early 2020, Arashi announced that they would be on hiatus indefinitely by the end of the year.
As of October 2020, the group had successfully sold more than 58.8 million copies of albums, singles and videos, becoming one of the best-selling boy groups in Asia.
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