Fujii Kaze is a Japanese singer-songwriter and musician under Universal Sigma born on the 14th of June, 1997 in Satosho, Okayama in Japan. He has one older brother and two older sisters. As a child, he listened to all kinds of music such as jazz, classical music, pop, and enka. Starting at 12 years old, Fujii uploaded various piano and vocal cover videos on his personal YouTube channel, amassing more than 30 million views. During his high school years, he suspended uploading to focus on his musical studies; he returned to YouTube after he graduated. In early 2019, he moved to Tokyo.
He released his second single on the 24th of December 2019 which brought him into limelight. The official video garnered over 12M views on YouTube.
Off his second studio album “Love Serve All” which was released on the 14th of January 2022, the official music video garnered over 76M views on YouTube.
- In January 2020, he was named as one of Spotify’s “Early Noise 2020” Top 10 Breaking Artists.
- In August 2020, he became the first Japanese to be a YouTube’s Artist on the Rise
- In August 2021, Fujii was named one of the most exciting musicians around the world by GQ.
- In 2021, his album “Help Ever Hurt Never” won the awards for Blue Prize and China Block Award at the CD Shop Awards
- He has also won an award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards for Best New Asian Artist Japan in 2020
- In 2021, he won the awards for Best Breakthrough Artist and Best New Artist at the Music Pen Club Awards.
In March 2021, “Tabiji” became his first theme song for a Japanese TV drama series Nizi Village Clinic. It garnered over 16M views on its official music video on YouTube.
“Grace” his most recent single was released on the 10th of October 2022. The official video garnered over 8.4m views on YouTube. It peaked at number 4 on Billboard Japan Hot 100.
- Help Ever Hurt Never (2020)
- Love All Serve All (2022.)
One: Shinunoga E-Wa
“Shinunoga E-Wa” was released on the 20th of May, 2022 which also went viral on TikTok. The song garnered over 16M views on his live performance at the Nippon Budokan event on YouTube. This song was released as part of his debut album Help Ever Hurt Never back in 2020 in which reached number one on the Billboard Japan Hot Albums chart and number two on the Oricon Albums Chart. The song peaked at number 33 on Billboard Japan Hot 100, number 118 on Billboard Global 200, number 8 on Singapores Top Chart, and number 39 on Billboard Vietnam Hot 100.