In October 2004, Miyavi released his first major single "ROCK no gyakushuu -SUPERSTAR no jouken (ロックの逆襲-スーパースターの条件-, ROCK no gyakushuu -SUPERSTAR no jouken?)" and began to credit himself in the songwriting credits in his liner notes as "MYV". His first major album, "【雅-miyavizm-主義】", was released in June 2005.
Miyavi composes, arranges, and produces his own music. He has been playing guitar for 11 years.
Miyavi's significant change in music style since leaving Dué le quartz caused many of his original audience to disperse, but attracted a new audience that he did not originally have.
In addition to his musical career, Miyavi also starred as himself in the 2003 film "Oresama (おれさま, Oresama?)" and models for various J-Rock magazines such as Fools Mate, Arena 37c, and Shoxx magazine. He has also modeled for the clothing line Fotus.
[2006.09.13] Miyabi-Miyavi Uta-uta ~dokusou~
*Jingle Bell (Kari)
*Jibun Kakumei -2003-
*Coo quack cluck-ku.ku.ru-
*Ashita, genki ni naare. Last Maxi.
*ROCK no Gyakushuu -SUPERSTAR no Jöken
*Freedom Fighters -Ice Cream Motta Hadashi no Megami to, Kikanjuu Motta Hadaka no Ousama
*Kekkonshiki no Uta / Are you ready to ROCK?
*Señor, Señora, Señorita
*Dear my friend / Itoshii Hito
*Kimi ni Negai wo
Oresama (First Movie)
Hitorigei (PV Collection)
Indies Last Live In Nihon Budokan (2nd Live Concert DVD)
Noriko no Ichi (Budokan Documentary DVD)
Hitorigei (2nd PV Collection)
Miyavi is 185cm tall (6'1").
Miyavi says that he cannot go a day without hugging someone.
He has claimed to be his own favorite artist.
His preferred color is pink.
His favorite food is chicken.
He admires Toshiya from Dir en grey and the late Kazuki from Raphael.
He was formerly known as Miyabi, which in Japanese means "elegant." Although Miyavi now spells his name in romaji with a v, in Japanese the v and b sounds are essentially the same, and he still uses the 雅 (miyabi) symbol.
He loves his fans and thinks of them as his children - he refers to them as "Ko-Miyavi," meaning, roughly, "children of Miyavi".
He cites that he participates in tai chi everyday and encourages everyone to do so as he finds it very beneficial.
He loves soccer.
He has said that he wanted to be a doctor because "it's important to help people".
His shoe size is a 9 mens.
Cigarettes: Was Seven Star Box, but Miyavi tried to stop, he was seen nibbling on special bars that help stop smoking, and it is believed he has succeeded.
Miyavi is really shy, despite his loud personality.
Miyavi is close with his manager.
In an interview for an issue of Rock And Read magazine, Miyavi states he's mixed, that his grandparents on his father's side are from Jejudo, Korea, and that his father's real last name is Lee.
He prefers Apple brand computers.
At age nine, he broke his leg playing soccer.
To keep healthy, Miyavi drinks lots of orange juice, and states that he will not drink soda, coffee, tea or sake.
Miyavi never went to college.
He is from the Kansai district of Japan and speaks with a heavy Kansai accent.
He loves colours, but always keeps his tattoos black.
He doesn't speak a second language fluently.
He has kissed Eiji Wentz
Miyavi once claimed his blood type was ABC.
Miyavi's Korean name is Lee Ki Ah.
His paternal Grandparents lived in Jurubashi.