On the day of Diplo's exclusive Fortnite Party Royale event, Epic Games has announced its next, exciting collaboration. As a part of its Party Royale mode, Epic Games has roped in popular Japanese singer-songwriter Kenshi Yonezu on board.
This marks the first instance that a Japanese popstar will be affiliated with the game, where he will stream songs exclusively from his new album 'Stray Sheep'.
The official Twitter handle of Fortnite tweeted the following announcement:
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Who is Kenshi Yonezu?
For those who are not familiar with the name, Kenshi Yonezu is a 29-year-old Japanese musician who made his debut in 2012 with the release of his album 'Diorama'. Along with seven others, he also founded 'Balloom' in 2011, an independent record label for budding musicians.
Post the release of his debut album; he was picked up by Universal Sigma and released subsequent albums titled Yankee, Bremen and Bootleg. The latter-most album skyrocketed Kenshi Yonezu to superstardom as it won the Best Album of the Year at the 60th Japan Record Awards.
Since then, he has been one of the most prominent names in J-Pop and has won accolades at the MTV Video Music Awards, Japan as well as featuring on the year-end Billboard Japan charts.
Kenshi Yonezu is also the first Japanese artist to reach 5 million subscribers on YouTube, and his song 'Lemon' has amassed 580 million views so far, another Japanese record.
You can read more about his success story here.
Fortnite ft. Kenshi Yonezu
Epic Games' latest collaboration is sure to excite several fans as they continue to expand their horizons in the Party Royale mode. Kenshi Yonezu is all set to take the Fortnite Main Stage on August 7.
The timings for his video premiere are:
Friday, August 7, 2020, 7:00 AM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, August 7, 2020, 7:00 PM EDT
As a reward, players who log into Fortnite from Thursday, August 6 at 8 PM EDT to Friday, August 7, will receive a free banner in return!
Check out the banner below:
This latest collaboration has created a lot of buzz online as the Fortnite community gears up for a new association.
Check out some of the reactions below:
With this latest announcement, Fortnite continues to add to its impressive lineup of stars who impress with musical concerts in the Fortnite Party Royale Mode.