Yoshiki is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the world-famous rock group X Japan, who has sold 30 million singles and albums combined. Yoshiki was named by Consequence of Sound as "one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history" and is described by Billboard Magazine as "prolific" and "a musical innovator".
Yoshiki's film and television credits include composing music for Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, and “The Golden Globe Awards”. After receiving the Asian Icon Award from UK’s Classic Rock Magazine, Yoshiki was chosen as the first Japanese man to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan.