If he isn't already, he's probably gonna be a big star."
- Chris Athens(Sterling Sound, NYC)
- Jin Nakamura
His 1st album “I AM ME” was released in June 2010 and ranked #7 at Oricon (Japanese Billboard)daily chart.
His 8th single released in May 2011 “ Naturally” was used for TV commercial song for popular female fashion brand “NATURAL BEAUTY BASIC” and it ranked #4 at Oricon daily chart.
He released 9th single “SUPER DRIVE” in Aug 2011 and went on a domestic national tour titled “Matsushita Yuya Live Tour 2011～SUPER DRIVE～” visiting 8 places in Japan.
In December 2011, he attracted much attentions in performing for “Michael Jackson Tribute Live”in Tokyo as a youngest performer on stage.
His latest single “Kimi Heno Love Song -Jyunensakimo-”scored #5 at Oricon daily chart and after releasing his 2nd album “2U” in Feb 2012, he went on Japan national live tour visiting 22 cities.
He is now creating a buzz releasing new album“2U”over 20 countries around the world.
Yuya Matsushita is currently expanding his field as an actor on musical, film, TV drama, and so forth. In 2011, he sang drama theme song for “Quartet”, in which he played a lead role and also played a role for a TV drama “Asuno Hikariwo Tsukame2” starting July 2011 .
In 2011, he performed in one of the largest anime conventions in North America ‘ FanimeCon’ (held in San Jose, California)
where he performed for the first time in overseas to a crowd of 4000 fans.
In the summer of 2012, he played as Song Sam Dong, a lead role in musical ‘’ Dream High’’ in Tokyo Shin Kokuritsu Gekijo. His new single “SEE YOU” which has tie- in with opening theme for TV animation “Natsuyuki Rendez vous” is released on Aug.29, 2012.
His summer tour titled “YUYA MATSUSHITA LIVE TOUR 2012~SUPPORTED by SHIONOGI~” starts Aug.21, 2012.
In Thailand, he is chosen as the “No.1 Asia pop artist of the month” at one of the largest music channels.
|1990||Born May 24 in Kobe|
(age 12) Suddenly decides to become a singer
Did his own researches at bookstores, and visited Caless Vocal & Dance School, the school he selected first. The school quickly discovered his talent and admitted him on scholarship. At school, his training mainly focused on gospel and Western music. Around the same time, he was also intrigued with street dance, and began spending much time practicing it.
|2004||Formed dance/vocal group “SUGER” with Caless classmate Shota Shimizu and others.|
Met producer Jin Nakamura.
Nakamura wrote “foolish foolish”, inspired by the first impression he had on Yuya.
Visited New York City, the city of his dreams, in October, when Yuya was in the 9th grade. This trip, which he made all by himself, became the turning point of his life; he made the decision of his life to pursue music instead of going to high school.
|2006||Recorded “foolish foolish” under producer Nakamura.|
|2007||Quit SUGER due to decision to go solo. Continued working with Nakamura, aiming for major debut.|
|2008||Signed with Epic Records Japan and started full-scale preparation for major debut. Visited New York City once again, this time as ‘Yuya Matsushita the artist’. Video/photo shoot for debut single “foolish foolish” was done there. “foolish foolish” is set for release this coming winter.|