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Yohio
Yohio

Yohio (2013)

Background information
Birth name Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires
Also known as Yohio
Born 12 July 1995 (age 18)

SundsvallSweden

Genres Rockpop
Instruments Guitarpianobass
Years active 2010–present
Labels Ninetone Records (Sweden)

Universal Music Japan (Japan)

Associated acts Seremedy

Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires (born 12 July 1995, in Sundsvall, Sweden), better known by his stage name Yohio (stylized in upper cases as YOHIO), is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He is best known for his performances as Yohio usually wearing a lolita dress and having an androgynous appearance on stage.[1][2][3][4] He is a former member of the Swedish rock band Seremedy, which disbanded in April 2013.[5][6][7]

CareerEdit

Career in JapanEdit

Yohio has a career as a solo artist in Japan, where he performs his music with a combination of a lolita look and rock/pop music taking inspiration from the Japanese visual kei movement.[8]

In 2012, Yohio released his first EP called "Reach The Sky" with the single "Sky Limit".[9] The same year he also released his first English song "Our Story", however it was not on the EP.[10] Yohio has made three music videos for "Sky Limit", "Our Story", and "Heartbreak Hotel", his Melodifestivalen entry.[10]

Melodifestivalen 2013Edit

Yohio was one of the contestants in the 2013 edition of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 to be held in Malmö. His song was "Heartbreak Hotel",[11] which he wrote along with Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson and Henrik Göranson.[11] On 2 February, Yohio qualified for the contest final, where he, on 9 March, finished second but got the majority of the Swedish people's votes.[12][13] Yohio was the Swedish spokesperson and announcer of the Swedish voting result at the 2013 Eurovision final in Malmö.[14]

In 2013, it was also announced he was lending his voice to the Vocaloid software within the PowerFX range that contained both an English and Japanese vocal.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Yohio is the son of Tommy Rehn of Swedish heavy metal band Corroded and Johanna Eires.[1] He is also nephew of Chris Rehn of Swedish post-grunge/pop rock band Takida, Chris and Tommy were also both in the band Angtoria, and the grandchild of Jan-Eric Rehn who was a guitarist in 1960s band The Panthers.[16] Yohio speaks Japanese, after getting an interest for the Japanese culture and visual kei at a young age, and also spending time in Japan on his seven trips to the country performing his music.[17]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[18]
2013 Break the Border
  • Release date:
    • 27 March 2013 (Sweden)
      24 April 2013 (Japan)
  • Record label: Ninetones/Universal
1 Gold
Break the Border Platinum Edition
  • Release date:
    • June 2013 (Sweden)
  • Record label: Ninetones/Universal
8

EPsEdit

Year Album Peak positions Certification
JPN
2012 Reach the Sky /
jap. リーチ・ザ・スカイ
  • Release date: 25 April 2012
82

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak positions Certification Album
SWE
[18]
2013 Heartbreak Hotel 8 Break the Border

ReferencesEdit

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