MIYAVI is a musician, actor, and philanthropist, bridging cultures across the globe with his music and message. His unique style of guitar playing has taken him on 8 world tours in over 30 countries. Fans refer to MIYAVI as the “Samurai Guitarist.” He has released 13 studio albums.
In December 2018, MIYAVI released the groundbreaking collaborations album Samurai Sessions Vol. 3: Worlds Collide on Universal Music Group. The stellar list of U.S.-based collaborators included Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, Grammy nominated R&B artist Gallant, Grammy nominated Pop artist Mikky Ekko, Grammy winning producer RAC, Malaysian born R&B songstress Yuna, South Central LA rapper DUCKWRTH, “Hood EDM” rapper Bok Nero, “laptop punk” artist NVDES, and Australian born Pop artist Betty Who.
MIYAVI returned to releasing solo albums with 2019’s NO SLEEP TILL TOKYO kicked off by a concert at Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium followed by the 2020 release of Holy Nights.
As an actor, MIYAVI made his big screen debut in the Oscar nominated film Unbroken and has since appeared in the 2017 blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, the live-action adaptation of the popular manga Bleach, and the Maleficent 2 sequel (2019).
In 2020, MIYAVI partnered with Amazon Music to produce the groundbreaking live stream experience MIYAVI Virtual 5.0: Synthesis, captured live in Unreal Engine. He is currently the face of Gucci Japan and has served as a brand ambassador for American Airlines, Fender Guitars, BMW, Rakuten, Beats, Moncler and for his own branded beverage MIYAVI Sake.
MIYAVI also continues his important work as a Goodwill Ambassador to UNHCR, visiting refugee camps in Colombia, Kenya, Lebanon, Thailand and Bangladesh, and performing at the United Nations in New York, spreading the message of the refugee crisis around the world.