The 11th Asian Film Awards (AFA) proudly announces the legendary Japanese rock musician, Yoshiki, leader of the world-famous band X Japan, as one of our heavyweight performers!
Best known as an all-round musician – classically-trained pianist, conductor, songwriter, and drummer – Yoshiki has contributed to the art of film scoring and composed for several Hollywood movies as well as the theme music for Golden Globes® in 2012. In 2016, the documentary about X Japan, “WE ARE X”, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Editing. The film was also screened at the SXSW Film Festival and won the SXSW Audience Award for Excellence in Title Design. The film has gone on to over 20 worldwide film festivals and spawned a chart-topping soundtrack album, hitting Number 1 in iTunes Soundtrack chart in 9 countries, Number 1 in UK Rock & Metal Albums chart, Number 3 in UK Soundtrack chart, The album, featuring the film’s theme song “La Venus”, also reached the Top 10 on the iTunes Album chart in 9 countries, Top 10 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart in 17 countries.
AFA is honored to have him grace the opening of this year’s award ceremony.