Rock Singer

Mitski Miyawaki, known professionally by the mononym Mitski, is a Japanese-born American singer-songwriter. Mitski self-released her first two albums, Lush and Retired from Sad, New Career in Business, while studying studio composition at Purchase College's Conservatory of Music.

Full Name
Mitsuki Laycock
Sep 27, 1990
5' 6"
Net Worth


Mitski Miyawaki, better known simply as Mitski, is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter born in Sendai, Japan on September 27th, 1990. She was raised in New York City and studied at Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music. After graduating college she worked odd jobs while writing music and performing live shows around the US.

Mitski’s musical style often blends elements of indie rock with traditional folk influences from her mother’s side of the family. Her debut album “Lush” was released in 2012 and was followed by “Bury Me at Makeout Creek” in 2014 which saw more success with critics. In 2016 she released her third album “Puberty 2” to critical acclaim which debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard 200 chart.

In 2018 Mitski released her fourth album “Be the Cowboy” which debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart and featured singles such as “Nobody”, “Geyser”, and “Me and My Husband”. The album won praise from critics for its poignant lyricism, dreamy production and Mitski’s dynamic guitar playing.

Mitski has been praised for her songwriting ability and has been compared to acts such as Cat Power and PJ Harvey. Her work has also appeared frequently in films such as Lady Bird (2017) and Eighth Grade (2018).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mitski is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 24th, 1990, Mitski was born in Sendai, Japan. Mitski is the stage name of Mitski Miyawaki.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mitski Moves to US</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 8, Mitski moves to the United States with her family and grows up in New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases debut album "Lush" under the name Mitski Miyawaki.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Second Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases second album "Bury Me at Makeout Creek" under the name Mitski.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Third Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases third album "Puberty 2" which receives critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Grammy Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives her first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song for her single "Nobody".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Fourth Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases fourth album "Be the Cowboy" which is met with widespread critical acclaim.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> Her Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Mitski's music is incredibly powerful, and her lyrics are heartfelt and thought provoking. She has a unique sound that blends elements of rock, pop and folk, creating an engaging and powerful experience for listeners.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> Her Intense Live Performances</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Mitski is known for her intense live performances. She puts her entire soul into her songs when she performs, giving each show an intense energy that captivates the audience.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Representation of Asian Culture</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Mitski is a great representation of Asian culture in the western music scene. She uses traditional Japanese instruments in her music and often sings about her experiences as a Japanese woman living in America. This makes her music relatable to many different people from all walks of life.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Born in Japan but raised in the US</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mitski was born in Sendai, Japan but moved to New York City at the age of 8 and was raised there.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Graduated from Bard College</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mitski graduated from Bard College with a degree in music composition in 2014.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Self Taught Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mitski is a self taught musician and started playing guitar at the age of 14.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has released 5 albums</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mitski has released five full length albums over her career, starting in 2012 with 'Lush' and most recently releasing 'Be the Cowboy' in 2018.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Performed at SXSW and Coachella</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mitski has performed at major music festivals such as SXSW, Coachella and Primavera Sound.</p></div>


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