The results of the prestigious “2021 Sanrio Character Ranking Contest” were announced on Tuesday, June 8th, 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 […]
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APRIL 9, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKITTY – INSPIRED BY ROCK STAR YOSHIKI – WILL COMPETE WITH HELLO KITTY, CINNAMOROLL, AND MY MELODY yoshikitty—the popular Sanrio character inspired by rock star YOSHIKI—has been selected to compete in the 2021 Sanrio Character Ranking contest for the 7th consecutive year against other popular characters Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, […]
March 29, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In March 2021, YOSHIKI donated $100,000 in support of mental health to MusiCares®, a partner of the Recording Academy® and the leading music charity, to help music creators and industry professionals affected by depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or other mental health concerns.
On March 9, 2021, the Japanese Government announced that YOSHIKI has been awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor for his numerous charitable works, including his support of frontline medical professionals during the COVID-19 crisis.
January 22, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DISNEY+ SPECIAL “MY MUSIC STORY: YOSHIKI” PREMIERES IN THE U.S. ON FEBRUARY 5 Photo courtesy of Disney+ Today, Disney+ announces that the U.S. premiere of “My Music Story: YOSHIKI” will debut on Friday, February 5th. YOSHIKI is the internationally-renowned rock star, named “one of the most influential composers in […]
December 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Queen and Sarah Brightman will perform “Endless Rain” composed by X Japan’s YOSHIKI on the biggest TV show in Japan on New Year’s Eve YOSHIKI confirmed to appear from L.A. Kohaku Uta Gassen, broadcast on Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, is the annual music program in Japan which continues to […]
December 22, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It has been announced that the YouTube Originals global livestream music documentary special “UNDER THE SKY”, which is YOSHIKI’s worldwide project scheduled to be released on December 23rd, will be postponed.
November 20, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YouTube Originals has revealed the first glimpse of “YOSHIKI: UNDER THE SKY”, a global livestream music documentary special. Presented by acclaimed composer, drummer, and pianist YOSHIKI, the live show will premiere on Wednesday, December 23 starting 8pm JST (3am PST). The star-studded special will feature performances from world-renowned, cutting-edge […]
October 8, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kodansha will release the new high-art photobook “XY” featuring rock star and fashion icon YOSHIKI on his birthday, November 20, 2020.
September 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International rock star/composer YOSHIKI stars in “Disney – My Music Story: Yoshiki”, now premiering exclusively on the Disney+ Japan streaming service and expected for release internationally.
September 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International rock star and fashion innovator YOSHIKI lends his provocative artistic aura to the cover of Numero Tokyo for their November issue on sale September 28. This marks the second appearance of YOSHIKI in a major fashion publication, as he was also the first and only Japanese male to […]
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI STARS IN ATTACK ON TITAN-THEMED COMMERCIAL AS SUPER-POWERED DRUM TITAN Japanese rock star YOSHIKI transforms into a super-powered titan in the new “ATTACK ON YOSHIKI” commercial campaign for Asahi’s Wonda Coffee which begins September 3.
August 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multiple Grammy-winning artist ST. VINCENT has partnered with international rock star/composer YOSHIKI to craft a fresh version of her song “New York”, released August 28 through Loma Vista and Concord in association with Universal Music.
June 9, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKITTY DEFEATS HELLO KITTY TO WIN NO.1 IN FRANCE, GERMANY, AND BRAZIL, NO.2 IN CHINA BELOVED CHARACTER REACHES THE TOP 10 FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR IN SANRIO CHARACTER RANKING The final results of the 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking were announced on June 8, and Yoshikitty defeated Hello Kitty to […]
May 14, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The mid-term results of the 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking were announced on May 12, showing Yoshikitty in the Top 5 of the current worldwide totals.
APRIL 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI has donated 10 million yen (appx. $100,000) to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. The National Center for Global Health and Medicine researches infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, including the coronavirus. The organization’s Center Hospital is the National […]
March 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI has donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund established by the Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 25, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE will.i.am has released the uplifting track “#SING4LIFE” on his YouTube channel, created with fellow musicians Bono, Jennifer Hudson, and YOSHIKI. #SING4LIFE” is based on a song written by Bono, who was impressed by the citizens of Italy singing together from their rooftops and balconies while isolated due to COVID-19.
February 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKIMONO – the cutting-edge fashion brand created by Japanese rock star YOSHIKI – has been chosen to be displayed at the prestigious V&A Museum in London during Europe’s first major kimono exhibition. Opening February 29, “Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk” features YOSHIKIMONO alongside works from other prominent fashion designers Alexander […]
January 31, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HITMAKER YOSHIKI STRIKES PLATINUM WITH 1.3 MILLION FIRST-WEEK CD SALES OF SIXTONES’ DEBUT SINGLE “IMITATION RAIN” GROUP SHOCKS INDUSTRY TO ACCOMPLISH NEAR-IMPOSSIBLE CD SALES IN DIGITAL AGE Rock star and composer YOSHIKI continues his latest string of chart-topping hits with his newest song “Imitation Rain”, written and produced for […]
January 13, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI – internationally renowned, composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer and leader of the rock group X JAPAN – has donated $100,000 ($50,000 to the Australian Red Cross to aid victims of the Australian wildfires and $50,000 to the Rainforest Trust’s Conservation Action Fund) to two of the world’s most […]
December 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI AND KISS WILL COLLABORATE FOR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME NEW YEAR’S EVE TELEVISION PERFORMANCE ROCK LEGENDS FROM AMERICA AND JAPAN WILL PERFORM ON WORLDWIDE MUSIC SPECIAL BROADCAST Japanese rock star YOSHIKI will team up with American rock legends KISS for a once-in-a-lifetime television performance on Japan’s NHK network. The artists will […]
December 20, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROCK STAR YOSHIKI’S CLASSICAL MUSIC SPECIAL IS SMASH HIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON PBS YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL TO AIR ACROSS THE U.S. ON NEW YEAR’S EVE YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL will air on PBS in 14 cities across the U.S. on New Year’s Eve and New […]
December 12, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI appeared as a surprise guest on December 11 during the Tokyo Dome performance of KISS’s “End of the Road World Tour”. He shocked the audience by performing piano and drums for two songs during the encore of KISS’s only Tokyo show on the band’s “Final Tour Ever”. YOSHIKI […]
December 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Forbes Asia has named Japanese rock star YOSHIKI one of Asia’s 30 Heroes of Philanthropy in 2019. Forbes’ 13th annual Heroes of Philanthropy list honors billionaires, entrepreneurs, and celebrities who are committed to solving the most pressing issues facing the Asia-Pacific, including Jack Ma (former chairman of Chinese multinational […]
November 18, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI -Life of a Japanese Rock Star-, a new documentary series, is slated to premiere on YouTube Originals in March 2020. YOSHIKI was hand-picked by YouTube Originals as part of a select group of internationally-renowned artists such as Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, BTS, Robert Downey Jr., Will […]
November 14, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND YOSHIKI BRING AUDIENCE TO THEIR FEET AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTARS DELIVER EMOTIONAL FINAL PERFORMANCE OF “MIRACLE” IN LONDON Japanese rock star YOSHIKI joined Sarah Brightman at Royal Albert Hall for their final live performance of “Miracle” on November 11. The collaboration of the two […]
November 1, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEGENDARY JAPANESE ROCK STAR YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL PBS SPECIAL EXPANDING TO MAJOR MARKETS NATIONWIDE BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2019 YOSHIKI LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL will begin airing in major markets across the U.S. on PBS stations in November 2019. The classical music special was filmed during YOSHIKI’s sold-out solo […]
October 21, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKI took the stage on October 14, 2019, as the headliner of TV Asahi Dream Festival 2019 at Makuhari Messe. “I’m honored to be on stage alongside such wonderful artists today. I hope we can all put on a concert to remember together,” and, mentioning the typhoon, shouted “Today, […]
October 20, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE YOSHIKIMONO WINS INDUSTRY ACCLAIM AT TOKYO FASHION WEEK 2020 S/S ROCK STAR YOSHIKI’S KIMONO BRAND MAKES HEADLINES AROUND THE GLOBE YOSHIKI HONORS HIS FAMILY’S TRADITIONS AND CHALLENGES CULTURAL BOUNDARIES Yoshikimono – the cutting-edge kimono fashion brand created by Japanese rock star YOSHIKI – opened Tokyo Fashion Week 2020 S/S […]