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SMAP was a Japanese boy band, composed of Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, and Shingo Katori. The group was created in 1988 by music producer Johnny Kitagawa, founder of Johnny & Associates, originally as a six-piece with Katsuyuki Mori, until his departure from the band in 1996. The name stands for "Sports Music Assemble People". After making their debut in 1991, the group took the Japanese entertainment industry by storm, becoming the most successful boy band in Japanese history and the bestselling band in Asia, often referred to as a "national treasure" and a "fortune and property of the country" in Japan. SMAP was regarded as an iconic group in Japan, after achieving an unprecedented level of success in numerous genres in the entertainment industry, including music, television, film, radio, and theater, as a group and individually.

Origin Japan
Genres J-pop, R&B
Years active 1988–2016
Labels Victor Entertainment
Past members Masahiro Nakai, Takuya Kimura, Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shingo Katori, Katsuyuki Mori

About SMAP

Japanese pop music boy band that was known for having had 24 top 10 albums and 14 number one albums. In their native country they are often referred to as a national treasure. They officially disbanded in 2016.

Achievement of SMAP

They made guest appearances on television shows such as Waratte Iitomo, Tokyo Friend Park 2, and NHK Nodojiman. 

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Latest information about SMAP updated on July 28 2021.