Gackt is a popular Japanese rock star and actor. He has gained a lot of fame not only in Asia but in other parts of the world. His fans are happy to know that he holds a record for the greatest number of consecutive Top Ten tracks on the Oricon charts. There are very few Japanese solo artists who have made this record. Apart from his singing career, he ventured into films and television shows to gain an equal amount of success. He has won numerous awards in the music field that include Best Asian Rock Artist at the M.net/Km Music Video Festival. If you are interested to know more about this popular singer here are more details:
Bio and Early Life
Gackt was born on 4th July 1973 and he is 47 years old currently. He resided in Okinawa, Japan since his childhood. His father was a music teacher while his mother was also a teacher. He has got two siblings who include an older sister and a younger brother. Due to his strong talent, he started getting training in music at a very young age. He started learning classical music theory and piano when he was only nine years old. During his teenage days, he started getting attracted to the rock genre. In 1990 he started working as a sound technician and studio drummer that polished his skills further.
Gackt started his music career by being a part of the band named Cains: Feel and moved on to the rock band Malice Mizer. He was working as a vocalist, lyricist, and composer and all of them became very popular as a band. In 199 he decided to leave the band and launched his solo career. His debut album was named debuting Mizérable. His fans will be delighted to know that he has released nine studio albums, eight compilation albums, and forty-four singles to date. Due to his popularity as a solo artist, he has done successful tours within Japan, Europe, and other parts of Asia.
Achievements and Awards
Gackt has a successful career that is going on for 15 years. He has released about forty-three consecutive singles. Nearly all the songs and albums he has released so far have taken positions in the top ten of the Oricon music charts. You will be happy to know he is given the title of the most successful solo artist in the history of Japanese music. He has won several awards and some of them include the TV Navi award for best supporting actor in a drama. His portrayal of the powerful feudal leader Kenshin Uesug in The Trusted Confidant became very prominent.
Apart from his successful music career, he has acted in various films and TV shows. His first cinematic production is Moon Child (2003) where he acted himself. It became successful and got a special screening at the Cannes and Philadelphia Film Festival. Some of the most notable performances are in the film Bunraku. He co-starred with Josh Hartnett, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman, and Demi Moore. The TV drama Tempest was another trademark in his career. Here are the names of some of his notable works.
- Akumu Chan
- Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
- Nemuri Kyoshiro Burahikae
Personal Life and Net worth
Gackt got married to a Korean woman when he was only 20. He resides in Malaysia where he has a big house featuring 1,700 square meters. He is fluent in Mandarin, Korean, English, and French. His fans were surprised to know that he holds a second-degree black belt rank in ITF taekwondo. His total net worth is $1-$5 million.