Japanese Music Superstar Yoshiki Composes Golden Globe Awards Theme Song
In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards, the show’s original musical theme composed by Japanese superstar Yoshiki will be available for digital download in 111 countries beginning January 15th on iTunes. All profits from sales of the single will be donated to charities chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
USA Today is currently streaming the original theme here:
Written and performed by the classically trained multi-instrumentalist and leader of Japan’s most successful rock group, X Japan, Yoshiki is honored to be a part of such an esteemed event enjoyed around the world. “Composing this music was a journey and special challenge that gave me the opportunity to explore a wide range of music ideas, to arrive at just the right sound to capture the unique combination of glamour and edginess that makes the Golden Globe Awards so entertaining,” says Yoshiki. “I’m very proud of the result and thrilled the song will be available around the world.”
Yoshiki is one of Asia’s most influential artists and one of its biggest rock icons. Along with selling 30 million singles & albums and completing several sold-out world tours, not to mention recording an album with Sir George Martin and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Yoshiki is the first person Hello Kitty named a product line after – Yoshikitty – and was the inspiration for Blood Red Dragon, legendary Stan Lee’s recently released comic book superhero.
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Yoshiki, one of Asia’s most influential music artists and biggest rock icons, is a songwriter, drummer and classically-trained pianist. His rock group X Japan has sold 30 million singles and albums combined and filled the 55,000-seat Toyko Dome a record 18 times. Now the band’s popularity is spreading throughout the world, having recently completed a sold-out World Tour, performing in North America, Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia. In 1999, Yoshiki composed a piano concerto that he performed with a 77-piece orchestra to celebrate the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan’s reign. In 2005, Yoshiki composed the theme song and conducted the Super World Orchestra at the opening ceremony of the World Expo. Previously, Yoshiki also recorded a classical album co-produced and arranged by acclaimed Beatles producer
Sir George Martin and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Beyond music, Yoshiki has his own Visa Card and MasterCard issued by one of the largest Japanese banks. Recently, the legendary Stan Lee created a Super Hero based on him, and he was the first person for whom a Hello Kitty product line was named (“Yoshikitty”). In 2010, he launched the non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America (http://www.yoshikifoundationamerica.org), which continues to donate to various charitable organizations, including supporting Japanese Earthquake victims.