Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Japanese R&B vocal/dance unit
Exile (stylized as EXILE) is a 19-member Japanese boy band. The leader of the group is Hiro, who debuted as a member of Zoo under For Life Music, but Exile has released their singles and albums under Avex Group's label Rhythm Zone. Hiro and Avex's president Max Matsuura came from the same high school. In total, they have sold over 20 million records in Japan alone. History: The current leader, Hiro, was originally in the pop group Zoo before they split up in 1995. In 1999, he started a new group called J Soul Brothers, which later changed its name to Exile in 2001.