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Sundsvall, Sweden (2012 – present)

YOHIO (born in Sundsvall, Sweden) is a solo artist and was the guitarist of Seremedy. He became the lead guitarist of the band in 2009 and debuted as a solo artist in Japan 2012 were he was signed to Universal Music Japan. On February 9, 2012, YOHIO did a showcase performance in Tokyo, performing all 6 songs from his debut mini-album “REACH the SKY”. His debut mini album “REACH the SKY” was released in Japan on April 25, 2012. On October 19 he released his first single “Our Story”, this was the first song with English lyrics.

On November 19, it was revealed that YOHIO will participate in Melodifestivalen 2013, the Swedish national selection for TV-show Eurovision Song Contest 2013. On February 2, 2013 he performed the song “Heartbreak Hotel” in the first semi-final in Karlskrona. He finished on 1st place in that semi final and was qualified to the final in Stockholm on March 9, 2013. In the final he finished on second place with 133 points. However, he received the most votes of the televotes with over 100,000 more votes than the winner Robin Stjernberg.

YOHIO released a full studio album entitled “BREAK the BORDER” on March 27, 2013 in Sweden and June 26, 2013 in Japan. The album was released in a English lyrics version (released in Sweden) and a Japanese lyrics version (released in Japan). Both albums contain the same songs (with English and Japanese titles) except for “Heartbreak Hotel” which was substituted on Japanese version by “Last Kiss”, song originally written in Japanese, that has never been officially translated to English.


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  • FastWheels

    Sweden YES

    13 Oct 9:22am Reply
  • thickice19

    As a metalhead and a weeaboo I have mixed feeling about liking him.

    13 Aug 7:11pm Reply
  • brunomoonchild

    Brazilian fans ♥

    26 Jul 10:12pm Reply
  • Le_newtype

    did he od yet

    7 Jul 2:50pm Reply
  • blvmbe

    Yohio är bög och lebb

    17 Jun 12:08am Reply
  • Axiemeister

    all weeaboos need to GET THE FUCK OUT of here thx

    20 Apr 2:13am Reply
  • nevershoutbye

    i love him so much. he's so cute and his music makes me happy ♥♥♥

    13 Apr 2:33pm Reply
  • Sergiyha

    ах какой был мужчина...

    11 Mar 8:31pm Reply
  • uppsid

    I'm sorry, but I can't help thinking that he's an abomination. I seriously tried, but... not gonna happen. He sounds way too much like every other Swedish singer I've heard, even with the japanese language.

    9 Mar 4:02pm Reply
  • Flipkieken

    Yohio being reviewed by six music bloggers ahead of the Melodifestivalen final for those interested.

    6 Mar 4:10pm Reply
  • Hoetzendorf

    YOHIO > girls. Also, I would hugged him tightly and would have kissed on the cheek ^_^

    5 Mar 7:21pm Reply
  • Sorararas

    I don't like his songs, but he has a pretty nice voice. I think he's trying too hard to be a Visual Kei artist, though it's pretty brave to try to do that when you're not Japanese, since most of the VK fans (like most of the haters who posted here :-)) are so close-minded and apparently won't have an objective opinion if the artist is not Japanese. The YOHIO hate is really rude and mean, at least post a constructive comment if you really want to criticize something. I don't like his style at all and imo, his lyrics are no good. I just hope he improves and doesn't try so hard to fit into the VK genre, he seems to have potential. Also guys, stop the hate already. It makes you look stupid, and hating on something with no arguments is an immature thing to do. No one said you have to like him, but you could at least be polite. And I'm not saying you shouldn't post negative opinions. Those are interesting, when they're expressed politely and with valid arguments.

    5 Mar 12:36am Reply
  • Caittroll

    Hnnng he is gorgeous :3

    4 Mar 1:30pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Honestly I don't really enjoy most Visual Kei artists but I have huge sympathy for this guy trying to chase after his dream without giving too much fuck about the racial Japanosupremacist weeaboos blaming him for being white

    23 Feb 8:38am Reply
  • SangMi-Lena

    "To the End" is soo much better than "Heartbreak Hotel". It reminds me somehow of Alice Nine. [3] This is his year!

    23 Feb 8:29am Reply
  • Killinstinct

    Woow, cool KodoqU!

    22 Feb 10:46pm Reply
  • Killinstinct

    "To the End" is soo much better than "Heartbreak Hotel". It reminds me somehow of Alice Nine.

    1 Feb 11:08pm Reply
  • rebellion_heart

    The song isn't as strong as last year, but I liked his outfit *-* <3

    1 Feb 8:36pm Reply
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    1 Feb 8:31pm Reply
  • Junna777

    Hope he dies before the piece of shit contest.

    30 Jan 12:34am Reply
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