, better known by his stage name , is a Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actor. He has been active since 1999, first as guitarist for the now defunct visual kei rock band Dué le Quartz and then as a solo artist starting in 2002. In 2007, he became a member of the rock supergroup S.K.I.N., and in 2009 founded his own company, J-Glam. He toured worldwide several times, with over two hundred shows. After becoming a father Miyavi toned down his on-stage attire. He is known for his finger- slapping style of playing a guitar.
Miyavi is the eighth studio album by Japanese musician Miyavi. It was released on June 19, 2013 in Japan, and on March and April 2014 in Europe and United States. It charted as number eight on Oricon and Billboard Japan.