Hikakin

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Hikakin
HIKAKIN.jpg
Personal information
Born 開發光
(1989-04-21) April 21, 1989 (age 29)
Myōkō, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
YouTube information
Also known as 開發光 (Kaihatsu Hikaru)
Years active 2006-present
Subscribers 5.9 million
(April 2018)
Total views 4.6 billion
(April 2018)
Network UUUM
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2014
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014
Subscriber and view counts updated as of April 18, 2018.

Hikakin (typeset as HIKAKIN) is a Japanese YouTube celebrity and co-founder of UUUM,[1] a Japanese multi-channel network. His video of his Super Mario Bros. beatbox went viral in 2010, reaching over 3.8 million views by mid-September of that year.[2][3] He, alongside fellow Japanese YouTuber Megwin, quit their day jobs in 2012 to focus entirely on their channels.[4][5] He also collaborated with Gille, appearing in her promotions for her single "Try Again" where it is stated that he is one of the most popular Japanese YouTubers.[6] In December 2012, Hikakin released his first album, a collaboration with video game music composer Hideki Sakamoto, for the soundtrack of the Echannel drawing application of the PlayStation Vita.

In May 2013, Hikakin participated in the Social Star Awards and the subsequent Singapore Social concerts, performing with Aerosmith during their stage set and beatboxing before performing with the band on "Walk This Way".[7]

In February 2014, Hikakin did a collaboration beatbox video with famous American singer Ariana Grande, performing beatbox to her song Baby I.

In October 2014, Hikakin was one of the performers for the first YouTube FanFest in Tokyo, Japan. At the same YouTube FanFest, Japanese breakbeat music duo Hifana performed with their instruments and using Hikakin's beatbox broken down into several parts, they were able to create a total new combination of his Beatbox and with their instruments.

In December 2014, Hikakin went to New York City to do another collaboration video with singer Ariana Grande, doing a beatbox of that song, while she was singing Break Free. On the same month, Hikakin uploaded a beatbox video which featured famous American singer Ne-Yo in it. They performed Ne-Yo's new song, Coming with You and his famous song from 2007, Because of You.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "代表挨拶 | UUUM株式会社(ウーム株式会社)". Retrieved 2016-08-23. 
  2. ^ [19:55] (2010-09-20). "ハモネプに出たHIKAKINさんは妙高市出身 : 上越タウンジャーナル". Joetsutj.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Feed: Alvin Greene On The Trail - CBS News Video" (in Turkish). Cbsnews.com. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  4. ^ "朝日新聞デジタル:YouTubeで夢をつかめ 「有名人」目指す若者たち - 文化トピックス - 文化". Asahi.com. 2012-07-04. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  5. ^ NATSUKI EDOGAWA/ Staff Writer. "Performers find new path to fame through YouTube - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun". Ajw.asahi.com. Archived from the original on 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  6. ^ "ナタリー - GILLE、新曲動画第2弾にボイパ名人HIKAKIN登場". Natalie.mu. 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 
  7. ^ Rachel. "Singapore Social Concerts Day 2: Euphoria Audio, Aerosmith". Musichel. Retrieved 2013-06-01. 

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