PROFILE

藤井 風 ( Fujii Kaze )

Fujii Kaze is a rising singer songwriter from Okayama, Japan. He started practicing classical piano when he was little after being influenced by his father. Since he was 12, Kaze uploaded piano covers of popular songs on YouTube, which eventually caught the music industry’s attention and led him to debut as a musician.

In May 2020, Kaze released his first album called “HELP EVER HURT NEVER” with a message not to hurt anyone but just help, while the world was right in the middle of the pandemic. It reached No. 1 on Billboard Japan’s Hot Albums chart and got numerous prestigious awards in Japan.
He was selected as YouTube Music’s first Japanese Artist On The Rise and was also picked for Spotify’s global program, RADAR.

5 months after the release of his first album, he sold out an arena show at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. However, increasing limitations of physical events made it hard for Kaze to host shows in full capacity. Meanwhile, Kaze focused on releasing new music and proactively uploaded videos on YouTube, which made him reach 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel in August 2021.

In September 2021, he hosted an aspirational event titled Fujii Kaze “Free” Live 2021 at NISSAN stadium. Hoping to free up people’s minds through his music, Kaze performed just by himself only with a grand piano at the over 70,000 capacity stadium without any audience due to Japan’s state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19. It was livestreamed globally on YouTube and attracted 179,457 peak concurrent views. It became the world’s No. 1 trending topic on Twitter.
As a celebration of the event, a single called “Mo-Eh-Yo (Ignite)” was digitally released on the same date.

Kaze finally executed a Japan national tour visiting 5 cities and hosting 11 arena shows in October and November in 2021. The final show was streamed online globally via a paid streaming service, and got a huge critical acclaim.