MIYAVI is a Japanese rock musician and actor.
He has performed more than 300 performances in about 30 countries including Japan, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and has also performed seven world tours.

Height 185 cm. The name "Samurai Guitarist" is given to him based on his achievements. In 2009, he became independent and served as the representative director of J-glam Inc, a private firm. The management contract outside Japan is through William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and has signed with LDH. Blood type is AB type.

Playing style
He has a violently percussive play style and plays slap playing without picks. This style is influenced by the bass slap playing method and the traditional Japanese instrument, the shamisen.
He made his debut as a visual singer and worked on Japanese pop songs, but gradually studied abroad in Los Angeles and gradually fell in love with Western-style. The lyrics are mainly in English, and since 2010, he has been away from the visual scenes and has been performing live activities with the support drummer BOBO (54-71) in a simple style with guitar and drums.

Born in 1981, in Osaka Prefecture, to the parents of a Japanese mother and a father who was naturalized from a Korean nationality.
He started playing soccer when he was in the second grade of elementary school and belongs to the youth team of the professional league J-League Cerezo Osaka. He was chosen as a selected player in Osaka Prefecture and dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, but at the age of 15, he injured his leg, which left him out of the team and abandoned soccer.
After losing the goal of his life, MIYAVI started playing guitar, thinking of "let's try a band" with the same feeling of doing bad things, rather than admiring musicians. After learning that he could compose with 3 chords, he started playing guitar instead of going to school and eventually left high school. At the age of 17, he was shocked by the death of his benefactor's seniors and moved to Tokyo. I met a member of the visual rock band Dué le quartz at the live house, stayed overnight, and finished composing overnight, so I decided to join. He worked on almost all the lyrics, composition and arrangement.
After working as a guitarist and composer, he started his solo activity on October 31, 2002, from the album "Gagaku-gagaku" under the name "Miya-Miyavi-". On October 20, 2004, he made his major debut from Universal Music with the single "Rock Counterattack-Conditions for Superstars/21st Century March". On October 24th, he held his first major debut event, GIG in black clothes only.
In 2006, after releasing the single "Kimi ni Wish", she studied abroad in Los Angeles for 3 months. After that, he returned to Japan and resumed his activity with the single "Sakubo Kahana no ni / Kabuki boy". In addition, a new session band, KAVKI BOIZ, was formed and performed with performers of various genres such as rap, trap, Japanese drum, and body paint. As a guitarist, YOSHIKI of X JAPAN invited YOSHIKI to launch a new unit, S.K.I.N., inviting him to make this band the last band in his life.
In 2009, he married a former Japanese American singer, Melody.
In 2010, he announced that his label will be transferred to EMI Music Japan. It also announced that the artist notation will be changed to "Miyabi-".
In October 2011, we welcomed Seiji Kameda as the total producer and started the project “SAMURAI SESSIONS”, which is a session with artists of different genres. On November 14, 2012, we released a collaborative album "SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.1" that "competitions" with various artists.
Debuted as an actor in the movie "Indomitable Man Unbroken" directed by Angelina Jolie released on December 25, 2014 (released in Japan in February 2016).
Appointed as the first Japanese goodwill ambassador to UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) on November 20, 2017.
On December 18, 2019, it was announced that the company will officially transfer to the entertainment office LDH JAPAN from January 2020.
On June 16, 2020, the Italian fashion brand "GUCCI" appointed as an advertising campaign for the global "Gucci Off the Grid collection". The campaign movie has been released. It is the first time in the history of about 100 years since the establishment of "Gucci" in 1921 that Japanese musicians were selected for the global campaign.

Many Bruce is among the guitarists affected, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Johnson, Sunhouse, and BB King. On the other hand, "I didn't think I could copy anyone, so I've never copied it." "There are already Clapton, Jimi Hen, and BB King in the world. So I don't have to do it." In an interview in March 2017.
Her fan is called "Co-Miyavi".
After having starred in the Hollywood movie "Unbroken Man, Unbroken" directed by Angelina Jolie, she and his wife, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt have a family relationship. MIYAVI was selected as the cast of the movie, originally because Jolly had been watching MIYAVI's guitar playthrough YouTube, etc. from before and Jolly was a big fan of MIYAVI.
After interacting with Angelina Jolie, she joined the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), where Jolie is a special ambassador, and engaged in support activities for refugees around the world. There is.
The names of the three Japanese artists (guitarists) who have been influenced are Torayasu Hotei, hide, and Masayoshi Takanaka, and he has a particularly strong affection for hide. When MIYAVI made his solo debut in the Japanese music industry, it was the staff of hide who were once the producer of hide who solidified MIYAVI's surroundings and at that time seriously confronting the life and music of hide He told me that he had learned such things as Sasaki. In addition, I was impressed by PATA (a guitarist who was a friend of hide) who co-starred with the live at Shibuya Public Hall, which was the first live after her solo debut, saying, "It's like playing with hide." As a result, he began to feel more relaxed, and he began to think, "I want to be an artist who, like hide, can be passed on to future generations."
On September 1, 2019, when the worsening Japan-Korea relationship was featured in the TBS-related information program "Sunday Japon", my grandparents were from Korea, so in the program ``I was born in Japan I'm Japanese and traveling around the world as a Japanese, but I often go to Korea as a musician. There are fans in Korea, but I love Japan and the children of Japan also love Korean culture. There are many people who like it." "I want you to build a new relationship between Japan and South Korea as an Asian compatriot with a more personal understanding, including the governments of each other."

1st November 30, 2002, Boogie-Woogie dead
2nd November 30, 2002, POP is dead
3rd December 18, 2002, Jingle Bells (tentative)
4th April 16, 2003 Self Revolution-2003-
5th June 25, 2003, Talila Ritara ♪
6th September 3, 2003, Coo quack cluck -Ku-Kul-
7th June 23rd, 2004, I'm fine.

1st October 20, 2004, Rock's Counterattack-Conditions for Superstar-/21st Century March
2nd May 4, 2005, Freedom Fighters -Barefoot Goddess with Ice Cream and Naked King with a Machine Gun-
3rd October 12, 2005, Wedding Song ~Out of Season Wedding March~ /Are you ready to ROCK?
4th January 18, 2006, Senor Senora Senorita/Gigpig Boogie
5th April 12, 2006, Dear my friend
6th July 5, 2006, Wish you
7th June 20, 2007, Like a blooming flower / Kabuki boys
8th November 14, 2007, Wonderful world, this world -WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD-
9th January 16th, 2008, feat. SUGIZO In this place where even the sunshine does not reach
Delivery March 10, 2010, Survive
10th September 15, 2010, TORTURE
11th February 2, 2011, WHAT'S MY NAME? e.p.
12th October 5, 2011, STRONG
13th July 11, 2012, Day 1
14th February 20, 2013, Ahead Of The Light
15th September 10, 2014, Real?
Delivery December 10, 2014, Let Go

Studio album
1st October 31, 2002, Gagaku-gagaku
2nd December 2, 2003, Ya-galyuu-ryu

1st June 1, 2005, Ya-miyavizm-ism
2nd August 2, 2006, MYV☆POPS
3rd September 13, 2006, Ya-Miyabi Uta-Song-Solo-
5th October 13, 2010, WHAT'S MY NAME?
6th November 14, 2012, SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.1
7th June 19, 2013, MIYAVI
8th April 15, 2015, The Others
9th August 31, 2016, FireBird
10th November 08, 2017, SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.2
11th December 5, 2018, SAMURAI SESSIONS vol.3-Worlds Collide-
12th July 24, 2019, NO SLEEP TILL TOKYO

Other Albums
July 18, 2007, 7 SAMURAI SESSIONS -We're KAVKI BOYZ-
December 24, 2008, Masa-Miyavi- Remixx album [Room No.382] Remixed by TeddyLoid
March 24, 2010, FAN'S BEST
May 2, 2011, LIVE IN LONDON 2011
April 5, 2017, ALL TIME BEST “DAY 2”