Japanese Superstar YOSHIKI and NTV Launch “YOSHIKI SUPERSTAR PROJECT X” TV Series
NTV is from Japan largest, oldest and most-watched commercial television network. Recently, NTV aired a hit competition series in collaboration with famous South Korean company JYP Entertainment, which launched a sensational girl group. NiziU. JYP also produced a girl group Twice. NTV has announced another music competition show in partnership with HYBE, the entertainment company behind the international phenomenon BTS.
YOSHIKI’s global popularity extends to the world’s biggest stages, including Coachella Music Festival, Madison Square Garden, London Wembley Arena, and from Japan first place Tokyo Dome, which he sold 18 times, a record. He collaborated with the Beatles producer Sir Georges Martin, Queen, Sarah Brightman, chain smokers, bono, Williamand St. Vincent.
The iconic Japanese rock star has decades of hit songs and sold-out concerts, and to this day he is the most famous musician in Japan. He has also experienced first hand the changes and challenges of the music industry throughout his career. YOSHIKI’s vast experience as a producer, performer and songwriter, with a keen eye for new talent, inspired him to seek out the best new band in the world, independent of any genre, in these auditions. As K-Pop dominates the global charts and Asian stars gain international notoriety, YOSHIKI decided to personally experience the new wave of superstars with his highly anticipated new series.
According to YOSHIKI, “Asia has become a focal point in the entertainment industry, and I’m thrilled to find and launch the most powerful new band in the world. There are more opportunities for Japanese artists to break into global success than ever before. Thanks to television and technology, doors to new artists can be opened instantly. I also face challenges as an artist. With our new artists, we can achieve next-level success. I can also offer my guidance and support to help navigate the tough and competitive music industry. That’s why I started this project, start the best band in the world and grow together.”
For musicians auditioning for the chance of a lifetime, YOSHIKI adds, “I want your dreams to be limitless. I want you to believe in your own potential more than you ever thought possible. Let’s face the world together. I look forward to meeting you all.”
This month, YOSHIKI is also celebrating the launch of his critically acclaimed documentary WE ARE X streaming on Prime Video. From the Oscar-winning team behind IN SEARCH OF THE SUGAR MAN, WE ARE X is a surprisingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted but truly unstoppable virtuoso and the music that has captivated legions of the world’s most devoted fans.
YOSHIKI, the leader of rock band X JAPAN, named “one of the most influential composers in Japanese history”, has sold over 50 million albums. Trained as a classical pianist, YOSHIKI composed a piano concerto for the Emperor
of Japan, and headlined Carnegie Hall. X JAPAN as Madison Square GardenWembley Arena, sold out Tokyo Dome 18 times and performed at Coachella 2018. Documentary We Are X won awards at Sundance and SXSW
Film festivals. YOSHIKI collaborated with Queen, Sarah Brightman, The Chainsmokers, Bono, will.i.am and St. Vincent. As a fashion icon, YOSHIKI was the first Japanese man to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan.
Japanese television is from Japan multi-platform entertainment leader and ratings-winning broadcaster, as well as owner of streaming giant Hulu in Japan. The nation’s top producer of any genre, NTV is known for developing ground-breaking reality and game shows, Emmy Award-winning Dragons’ Den/Shark Tank, a globally successful commercial show format that counts 45 versions in more than 186 countries on all continents of the world. As evidenced by the company’s success, Nippon TV is leveraging its coveted platform to revolutionize digital media in an ever-changing industry to cement its presence and brand as a global media leader.
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