Capitol Music Group (CMG), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), announced that popular boy band, Travis Japan, from Johnny & Associates - Japan’s leading talent management agency, have signed with CMG, and will make their international debut on October 28 with a worldwide release on Capitol Records.
Travis Japan was originally formed when Travis Payne, Michael Jackson's choreographer, was asked by Johnny & Associates to help them form a group that would be able to grow on a global scale. The group was named "Travis Japan" after Travis himself.
The group has been active since 2017 with its current seven members, performing original songs and live concerts in arena-scale venues. Their incredible dancing abilities and outgoing personalities have made them highly popular after polishing their skills during countless lessons to aim for a worldwide debut.
Having spent time in the United States, the band further improved their performance and English language skills while sharing living quarters. Travis Japan participated in the "World of Dance," the world's largest urban dance competition right after arriving in the U.S. After qualifying in 3rd place, Travis Japan scored 4th at the U.S. level in the team division, and 9th at the world competition held in July.
The time has come for Travis Japan to boldly take on this challenge of a worldwide debut by teaming up with one of the greatest record labels.
CHAKA: “The cherished goal of Travis Japan, a major debut, has finally come to fruition! We are grateful for all those who have supported us, especially our fans! Now we embark ever further upon our Dreamy Journey to the world!”
UMI: “We are realizing one dream, but we will keep going to the next.”
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