The Far East Movement
Far East Movement is a pop-rap group from Los Angeles, CA, who made their major-label album debut in 2010. The group was founded in 2003 and was originally a trio comprised of Kev Nish (born Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (James Roh), and J-Splif. DJ Virman joined the group a few years later. Far East Movement made their recording debut with the Audio-Bio mixtape in 2005, followed by their full-length album debut, Folk Music, in 2006. Their big break came when their song "Round Round" from Folk Music was featured on the soundtrack to the blockbuster film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). A couple years later, Far East Movement released their second album, Animal (2008), which included several songs released as singles, most notably "You've Got a Friend," "Lowridin," and "Girls on the Dancefloor." In the wake of these singles, in particular "Girls on the Dancefloor," which was the group's first single to reach the Billboard charts, Far East Movement was offered a major-label recording contract with the Interscope Records subsidiary label Cherrytree Records. After hitting the studio with the Stereotypes, the producers credited with "Girls on the Dancefloor," and touring overseas as the opening act of Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball Tour, Far East Movement made their major-label debut with the single "Like a G6" in summer 2010. The full-length album Free Wired followed later in the year. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi
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