Jin Akanishi is a Japanese musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He has been active since 1998, first as one of the two lead vocalists of the popular J-pop boy-band KAT-TUN. Since the group's official debut in 2006, they have achieved 14 consecutive number ones on the Oricon charts. In 2009, Akanishi started his solo career, and since then has released two studio albums, and two mini albums. In addition to his music career Akanishi has acted in a few films.