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Old 23rd May 2007   #1
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雅-miyavi- (雅~みやび~) is the ex-guitarist of Due'le Quartz. During his time with Due'le Quartz, he was called Miyabi, meaning elegant, but when he went solo, he changed his name to Miyavi (late 2002). In late 2004, he changed it again to MYV. However, he is still listed as "Miyavi" on both his official website and on magazines.


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Real Name: Undisclosed.
Nicknames: 雅-miyavi-, Miyavi, Miyabi, MYV, 382 (kanji, can be read Mi-Ya-Bi), Miyaji, Miyao.
Date of Birth: September 14, 1981
Place of Birth: Nishikujo, Japan
Zodiac: Virgo (claimed to be Pegasus when in Due'le Quartz)
Blood type: AB (claimed his bloodtype was 'ABC')
Height: 185cm (6'0)
Weight: 57-60kg
Respected Person: Toshiya (Dir en grey), Kazuki (Raphael)
Cigarette: Seven Star Box (has quit smoking)
Shoe size: 27.5cm (9)
Favorite Food: Chicken, Inari Sushi, Chocolate Cake
Favorite Color: Pink
Gear: Forest GT (ESP), KG-7th HELL (Killer Guitar), FG 423S & FG 522SJ (Yamaha)


History
Due'le Quartz
Miyavi, while in Due'le Quartz, was known as Miyabi. His position in the band was that of guitarist and, occasionally, background vocals. He was the youngest member of the band, joining in 1999 at age 17, and developed the "youthful and flamboyant" image he still carries on today in his solo career, albeit it has been tweaked a bit. Due'le Quartz disbanded in September of 2002, with Miyabi following up shortly afterwards with the announcement of his solo career.

Solo Career
Miyabi appeared on TV to promote his debut album, Gagaku, also stressing the name change from "Miyabi" to "Miyavi." He continued to stress this change on into the first year of his solo career. It wasn't long before he had amassed a very large fanbase, despite having lost some of his old fanbase from his Due'le Quartz days, going on to release multiple singles and another album. About two years later, in late 2004, he was signed (or "married" as Universal and he had jokingly put it) to Universal Records Japan, making the transition from Indies to major. It was then that he made a second name change to MYV. As previously stated, however, it appears to be a shortened version of "Miyavi," as he still appears in magazines (and is listed on his website) as "Miyavi." His release, Rock no Gyakushuu -Super Star no Jouken-, marked his major debut.


Relationship
It was in late 2005, with the release of -kekkonshiki no uta, that Miyavi's first relationship status was announced publicly when Miyavi was sent an invitation to sing at his then girlfriend's wedding. It was then the birth of the heart wrenchingly furious title song-kekkonshiki no uta ~kisetsu hazure no UEDINGU MAACHI~. It was certain that Miyavi cared for her deeply and thus accepted the invitation. But it was something else that Miyavi felt, with the end of the song, his final words were simply:

"...PS: itsuka umareru kimi no BEIBII ni mo yoroshiku ittoite okure kuregure mo [OJISAN] to wa yobasenai yo- ni"

"...PS: And please tell your future child. Never to call me "ojisan".

Ojisan is a word that can be used to mean "uncle" or "mister", more or less. In this context, we see that it is more appropriate to interpret it as "mister". This makes a very powerful statement. He cares for her so much, that he can't bear the idea of one of her children calling him "sir" or "mister" rather than "dad."

It is often said that due to his high ego, Miyavi can not hold relationships well at all. That is why he will "need someone of equal ego and pride to spend his life along with. But at the same time, some who is cute, independent, tiny and therefore much, much younger than himself!" as he was quoted as saying in one one his interviews.

-fan speculation based on rumors that have not been confirmed-

New Band
After a four month long stay in America, Miyavi has accomplished something new, which might come as a surprise for a few. Upon return to Japan, Miyavi announced in a video comment (link posted on his official website) that he would like to 'try screaming in the background again' and thus found an amazing guy (older than him) and will start their band in 2007. Although he cannot say more, he also assured that he would also like to continue producing as a solo artist.

It has been speculated that Miyavi will be joining Yoshiki, Gackt and Sugizo in their band in 2007. However Miyavi has never addressed this. Yoshiki has stated that he will announce the other members of the band at Jrock Revolution on May 25th & 26th, which Miyavi will be performing at.

Miyavi without worries, ventures forward, once again taking a leap that has rose him into success many times before.

-fan speculation based on rumors that have not been confirmed-


Discography

Albums
[2002.10.31] Gagaku (雅楽; Old Japanese Court Music)
[2003.12.02] Galyuu (雅-galyuu-流; Self-Taught)
[2005.06.01] Miyavizm (雅-miyavizm-主義)
[2006.08.02] MYV☆POPS
[2006.09.13] Miyaviuta ~Dokusou~ (雅-みやびうた-歌~独奏~; Acoustic)
[2007.07.18] Untitled

Singles
[2002.11.30] Shinde mo Boogie-Woogie (死んでもBoogie-Woogie; Boogie-Woogie Even Though You're Dead)
[2002.11.30] POP is Dead
[2002.12.18] Jingle Bell (ジングルベル)
[2003.16.04] Jibun Kakumei -2003- (自分革命-2003-; My Revolution)
[2003.25.06] Tariraritarara (タリラリタララ♪)
[2003.09.03] Coo quack cluck -Ku.Ku.Ru- (Coo quack cluck-ク・ク・ル-)
[2004.06.23] Ashita, Genki ni Naare. (あしタ、元気ニなぁレ。; Tomorrow Will Be Fine)
[2004.10.20] Rock no Gyakushuu -Super Star no Jouken- (ロックの逆襲 -スーパースターの条件-; Counterattack of Rock -Terms of a Super Star-)
[2005.05.04] Freedom Fighters -Icecream wo Motta Hadashi no Megami to, Kikanjuu wo Motta Hadaka no Ousama- (アイスクリームを持った裸足の女神と、機関銃を持った裸の王様; Barefoot Godesses who Hold Icecreams and Naked Kings who Hold Machineguns)
[2005.10.12] Kekkonshiki no Uta ~Kisetsu Hazure no Wedding March~ (結婚式の唄~季節はずれのウェディングマーチ~; Wedding Song ~Wedding March of the End of the Season~)
[2006.01.18] Señor, Señora, Señorita (セニョール セニョーラ セニョリータ)
[2006.04.12] Dear my friend -Tegami wo Kaku yo- / Itoshii Hito (Beta De Suman.) (-手紙を書くよ- / 愛しい人(ベタですまん。); I'm Writing a Letter / Beloved Person (Cliché, sorry))
[2006.07.05] Kimi ni Negai wo (君に願いを; Wishing to You)
[2007.06.20] Sakihokoru Hana no You ni / Kabuki BOIZ (咲き誇る華の様に / 歌舞伎BOIZ; Like a Flower in Full Bloom / Kabuki Boys)

Movie
[2004.02.04] Oresama

Photobook
[2003.19.09] Miyavi Hajime no Photo Essay Shu WAGAHAI
[2004.19.10] Gakincho (ガキんちょ)
[2006.07.09] Je Vous Souhaite Un Bon Anniversaire
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Old 23rd May 2007   #2
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Japanese Pavelu Statanu-san??
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Japanese Pavelu Statanu-san??
волосатый стратан? никогда))

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Amazing video!
+1! Saw it, like' it! This guy kicks ass!
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Miyavi kick's some major ass!
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Just saw. Amazing. The Opening is impressive one. Thanks for the show.
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whoa! didn't even hear of him until now
pure awesomeness
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He is so pretty!!!!!

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