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Japan (1999 – present)

GACKT (神威楽斗, Kamui Gakuto, born July 4, 1973, Okinawa, Japan) is a singer-songwriter, musician, actor and author, famous in Japan. Since the launch of his solo career, he has gained an even greater fandom and notoriety than he had while working as the vocalist of the iconic visual kei band MALICE MIZER, and has been extremely successful. He is one of the most successful and recognized male soloist artists in Japanese history, and holds the record for most top 10 chart singles. He is considered the best male live performer in Japan, and his concerts are always highly expected. Besides being a musician, he is also an film actor, and novel author.

Gackt’s musical education began at age three, when was initiated by parents to master the piano. In childhood he was also familiar with brass instruments, and after mastered electric guitar and drums. Gackt’s musical career began in 1994 as the drummer, and eventually the singer of the independent band CAINS:FEEL, he formed with his friend You. His career began to truly blossom when he joined the visual kei rock band Malice Mizer in 1995. He made his first recordings in 1999, after left the group and began a solo career, signed to the reputated record label Nippon Crown. He was immediately recognized, and with a big following his recordings regularly charted high on the Oricon (Japanese Billboards) charts. Despite his notoriety, only one single managed to top the charts, Returner ~Yami no Shūen~ (2007), reputated for incorporating the Japanese traditional instruments with rock music, and the wonderful music video.

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  • jaquedickinson

    Happy Birthday my dear Gackt ♥

    4 Jul 11:12am Reply
  • Miila-chan

    Acho ele bonito

    22 Jun 1:15am Reply
  • jaquedickinson

    " Rei do photoshop e do botox " HAUAHAUAHAUah Ri muito xD

    24 May 4:49am Reply
  • IchBinHumanoid

    Rei do photoshop e do botox ♥

    23 May 9:49pm Reply
  • Emi95chan

    I want him to make Crescent 2.0

    18 Apr 8:10pm Reply
  • SiftyFix

    some of the album covers of his are so bad I'm embarrassed for him.

    17 Mar 1:13am Reply
  • iLostDead

    Dang, Ride or Die is awesome.Loving the guitar parts and chorus.

    14 Feb 4:49am Reply
  • Jondesu

    New look is avaliable. Vote for it.

    13 Feb 12:17am Reply
  • ColdNRG

    I'd like GACKT to release an album like Crescent...? I'd like Gackt to release an ALBUM, although at this point I'm glad he's releasing self-written music at all. I fell of the Gacktwagon when he started doing Kamen Rider cash-ins and vocaloid covers. I listen to Gackt not just for his voice, but for his unique composition style.

    12 Feb 4:56pm Reply
  • Sanne_E

    P.S. I LOVE U'r new single, GACKT!

    11 Feb 7:35pm Reply
  • Emi95chan

    I really like this new single. Both songs are amazing <3

    11 Feb 5:55pm Reply
  • SamuraiSx

    mfg I can't believe I am the first to hear and comment about his NEW SINGLE [P.S. I LOVE YOU] ?!! I was left without words !!! GACKT is finally back to his unique gorgeous heartbreaking wonderful style >_< mfg this song reminds me of Last Song era <3 Wonderful instrumental is magic with his eargasmic voice crashing at crucial moment into deepths and highs ~ beautiful concept and the story brought me personaly to tears :/ lyrics are amazing ! I personaly love this new ballad from him more than older ones ! This is truley masterpiece ! and his comeback on 2014. is epic :3 can't wait for new songs ^_^

    11 Feb 4:44pm Reply
  • Rebirthia

    I'd like GACKT to release an album like Crescent... I miss that period in GACKT's music, when albums had a concept, they were sound, innovative and traditional at the same time... I mean, I wonder he could release a second Love Letters now... There's too much dispersion.

    10 Feb 12:12pm Reply
  • aka_no_namida

    @NewYorkDark I actually agree that some time his songs started to sound similar, but it was when he released 情熱のイナズマ as a b-side that I thought "wow he's still got it"... for example, songs like 白露 -HAKURO- and Until the last day just won't grow on me, no matter what. They sounded so... boring. He's been talking about recording and stuff for quite a while now, so an album might be not too far away. :)

    2 Feb 9:59am Reply
  • Le_newtype

    Glad I'm not the only one. I also meant to write "wrote for Kami," not "wrong for Kami."

    30 Jan 6:12pm Reply
  • aka_no_namida

    @NewYorkDark he actually does, just listen to 情熱のイナズマ... that restored my faith in him ;) I'm not too excited about P.S ILY and Ride Or Die, but still hoping for an awesome album some time... it's his 15th anniversary this year!!

    30 Jan 12:41am Reply
  • aka_no_namida

    @Le_newtype OMG yes me too!! back then in 2003 when I didn't have a clue about kanji and stuff, I always thought the song title referred to the bird 8D like in "the time we cannot return to... OH so the emu is the symbol for being unable to move backwards? GENIUS." good to know I wasn't the only one... ;D the correct kanji are 絵夢 btw!

    30 Jan 12:38am Reply
  • Le_newtype

    Was anyone else super disappointed that the song he wrong for Kami was 'emu for my dear' but 'emu' like '画夢' I mean I always thought he was giving someone a large flightless bird

    29 Jan 2:52pm Reply
  • katy-chan234

    Jesus -яrii- → JESUS -ЯRII- Flower -яrii- → FLOWER -ЯRII- No Reason -яrii- → NO REASON -ЯRII- Sayonara -яrii- → SAYONARA -ЯRII- please suggest a correction :)

    14 Jan 10:57pm Reply
  • Emi95chan

    It's been a long time since he released a full album. I want something great in 2014.

    2 Jan 1:00pm Reply
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