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Celebrating 40 Years of BMW Japan’s Brand with Yoshiki!

20 Oct

Yoshiki (musician) - WikipediaFriday, October 22nd, 2021
7:00 PM JST / 6:00 AM EDT / 3:00 AM PDT
FREE on BMW Arena website 

Legendary Japanese rock star and composer Yoshiki will be joining BMW Japan for a very special performance to celebrate their 40th Anniversary this year. To commemorate the occasion, the iconic automotive brand will be hosting an online event titled “BMW Arena: Living With What’s Important To The Next Generation” on Friday, October 22nd (Japan Time).

Fans can tune in to watch at 7 PM JST / 6 AM EST via the BMW Arena’s official website.

“I feel grateful to be invited to perform for the 40th anniversary of BMW Japan, as we look toward the next generation of automobiles. Please join me,” shares Yoshiki.

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Yoshikitty Wins #1 Spot Again in Sanrio’s Character Ranking

12 Jun

The results of the prestigious “2021 Sanrio Character Ranking Contest” were announced mid last week, and Yoshikitty has again captured the hearts of anime fans globally, claiming the number one spot in four countries: Italy, Germany, France, and Thailand. Inspired by the leader of the biggest rock band in Japanese history, X Japan, Yoshikitty not only has loyal anime fans, but also the passionate fan base of international icon Yoshiki backing them to the top.

The contest brings together the most popular Sanrio characters, with Yoshikitty having earned a top 10 ranking in the contest every year since 2015. This year, Yoshikitty placed 11th overall in a stiff competition against the likes of beloved anime characters Pom Pom Purin and Cinnamoroll. During the official event, which was broadcast online this year due to the ongoing pandemic, Yoshiki made a special guest appearance to express his gratitude to the fans who supported Yoshikitty.

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When YOSHIKI Partners up with Disney+, we get…

23 Jan

“Disney – My Music Story: Yoshiki” © 2021 Disney

On Feb 5th, 2021 on Disney+ in My Music Story: Yoshiki will debut!

Yoshiki is nearly everywhere these days, either as part of a new collaboration in a project or doing something to further a cause. This now philanthropist than always musician will be offering something reimagined on this streaming service.

This rock-star is “one of the most influential composers in Japanese history.” In the Disney+ original, which is subtitled in English, YOSHIKI performs reimagined versions of two Disney classics: “Let It Go” from Frozen and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King, along with his own compositions. YOSHIKI also gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at his recording process and how he shaped the arrangements in his Hollywood studio.​ Since the pandemic, he’s chosen to stay State-side, and continue to work from his adopted home.

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Yoshiki, Queen and Sarah Brightman Join Forces to Ring in the New Year!

30 Dec

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For the latest updates, please check local listings for when Kōhaku will air in your timezone.

Queen and Sarah Brightman will perform “Endless Rain” (composed by X Japan’s Yoshiki) on NHK’s 紅白歌合戦the biggest TV show in Japan on New Year’s Eve! Ever since the impact of COVID-19 in February, this Japanese musician in Los Angeles and will join remotely from L.A.for this year’s performance.

Kohaku Uta Gassen is an annual music program in Japan which continues to be the most popular TV program each year for the past 70 years. With an unprecedented viewership of over 40%, it has long been viewed as the true barometer of status for domestic artists with an unrivalled influence on an artist’s profile, status, and sales in Japan.

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Say よし to Yoshiki! Coming to YouTube Originals March 2020!

20 Nov

RMMS-Yoshiki-YouTube-Original-announce-1.jpgA new documentary series detailing YOSHIKI -Life of a Japanese Rock Star is slated to premiere on YouTube Originals in March 2020.

It was hand-picked by this service as part of a select group of internationally-renowned artists to be profiled. He’s likened to such powerhouses such as Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, BTS, Robert Downey Jr., Will Smith, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Mark Ronson, Dwayne Johnson, and Taylor Swift. The six-episode series marks the first documentary program from a Japanese artist to be featured.

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