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Kenshi Yonezu, born on March 10, 1991, is a Japanese singer, songwriter, illustrator, and record producer who has made his name in the music industry at a very young age and has bagged many awards over the years.
His Vocaloid music work is all under the stage name Hachi. His success is evidenced in the sales of over four million physical copies and seven million and more digital copies in Japan.
His illustrations are depicted in many of his music videos. His zodiac sign is Pieces.
Kenshi Yonezu's net worth is $1-5 million approximately.
Even though his net worth is known, the details on his annual income are unavailable.
Kenshi Yonezu is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) tall.
Kenshi Yonezu is 31 years old as of 2022.
Kenshi Yonezu was born on March 10, 1991 in Tokushima, Japan. At 20, he was diagnosed with autism and had Marfan Syndrome. He has one sister. He always finds it difficult to communicate with people, including his father.
In 2006, when Kenshi Yonezu was in Junior high school's second year, he banded up with Hiroshi Nakajima to form Late Rabbit Edda for the school festival. Hiroshi Nakajima was his friend and a guitarist, while he was a songwriter, vocalist, and occasional guitarist. He uploaded 24 self-written and sung songs on Nico Nico Douga, a video-sharing website, under the name Hachi. However, the songs were unsuccessful and only received about 23,000 views.
As of 2022. he is single.
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Kenshi Yonezu's passion started to take the shape of a career when he moved to Osaka to attend a fine arts school. He started using Hatsune Miku, a Vocaloid music software, to upload his songs. In 2009, his song 'Musunde Hirate Rasetsu To Mukuro' received over one million views for the first time. With the success of his song, he renamed his blog DenshiCho Hachibangai roughly translated as Electronic Notebook 8th Avenue.
In 2009, Exit Tunes featured Kenshi Yonezu's 'Clock Lock Works' in its 'Supernova' Album. In 2010 his 'Musunde Hirate Rasetsu To Mukuro' featured the second Oricon top 10 compilation album. In the same year, he produced two albums 'Hanataba To Suiso' and 'Official Orange'. Many Exit Tunes albums like 'VocaloNexus' featured Kenshi Yonezu's songs and his songs were featured on the games Project Diva Extend and Project Diva F in 1011 2012. Seven of his songs on Nico Nico's account received one million views, whereas his 'Matryoshka' song reached five million views.
Late Rabbit Edda was renamed Ernst Eckman, and Sumimoto was a new addition as a drummer. Only one song was released as Ernst Eckman when Kenshi Yonezu realized he worked better alone and quit the band.
In 2011, Kenshi Yonezu and seven other musicians created an independent music label for the internet called Ballroom. This aims to broaden their musical opportunities.
'Diorama', Kenshi Yonezu's debut album, was released in 2012, sold over 45,000 copies, and became the biggest release.
After the success of Diorama, Kenshi Yonezu was selected by the Universal Sigma label and debuted with his single 'Santa Maria'.
In 2013, after a gap of almost two and a half years, Kenshi Yonezu released his first Vocaloid song, 'Donut Hole', employing a vocal gumi and a live band.
In 2014, Kenshi Yonezu released 'Yankee', his second album.
Kenshi Yonezu wrote a song for Tokyo Metro, 'Eine Kleine', to be used in a commercial campaign.
Kenshi Yonezu's popularity kept on increasing with every new release. In 2015 he released 'Breeman', which Bootleg followed in 2017. He also gave singles like 'Uchiage Hanabi', 'Peace Sign', 'Orion', and 'Loser', which were all hits.
In 2018, Kenshi Yonezu debuted on live television at the 69th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen, an annual extravaganza of Japan's most prestigious music programs. He performed 'Lemon', a 2018 hit song that has markings of his native town Tokushima.
At the same event, Uchiage Hanabi and Paprika, Kenshi Yonezu's produced songs, were also performed.
In 2019, Kenshi Yonezu wrote a song for Masaki Suda, 'Machigaisagashi', winning the Best Pop Music Video Award at Japan's 2019 MTV Video Music Music Awards.
That year Japanese billboard listed 'Uma to Shika' and Machigaisagashi' as fifth and sixth songs, respectively.
Kenshi Yonezu's popularity reached Greater China, and he held his first overseas shows in Taiwan and China in 2019.
WebMoneyAwards awarded his blog DenshiCho Hachibangai Diamond Award in 2009.
In 2013, He won the 5th CD Shop awards for 'Diorama'.
In 2015, he won the 7th CD Shop Awards for 'Yankee' and the 57th Japan Record Awards for 'Breman'.
In 2016, he was nominated for Space Shower Music Awards and won 'Bremen's 8th CD Shop Awards.
In 2017, He was again nominated for Space Shower Music Awards and won Crunchyroll Anime Awards for 'Peace Sign'.
In 2018, he won Japan Record Awards and the 10th Cd Shop Awards for 'Bootleg', and 'Bootleg' was also awarded the Album of the year and the Grand Prize.
In the same year, Kenshi Yonezu also won Billboard Japan Music Award, 32nd Japan Gold Disc Award, and Space Shower Music Awards for Uchiage Hanabi. He also won Space Shower Awards for 'Haiiro To Ao' with Masaki Suda in the category of Best Male Artist and Best collaboration.
He also won MTV VMAJ, 96th Television Drama Academy Awards, and International Drama Festival in Tokyo for 'Lemon' in the same year.
In 2019, he won Space Shower Music Awards for 'Lemon' 102nd Television Drama Academy Awards, and Japan Record Awards for 'Uma Ti Shika'.
In 2020, he won the 34th Japan Gold Disc Awards, Space Shower Awards, MTV VMAJ, and ACC Tokyo Creativity Awards for 'Kanden'.
In the same year, he won the 62nd Japan Records Awards and Billboard Japan Music Awards for 'Stray Sheep'.
Kenshi Yonezu's passion for music is so defined that he has command of many instruments like Guitar, Bass Guitar, drums, Vocaloid, vocals, and Megpoids. He loves writing songs.
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