Japanese Superstar Kenshi Yonezu Will Host Fortnite's Party Royale

Epic Games revealed today that Japanese musician and superstar Kenshi Yonezu will be hosting the next Fortnite Party Royale in August. The singer/songwriter will take over the stage on August 7th, 2020, with one main performance and a couple of replays to follow. Since he is in Japan, the first one will take place at 7am EDT, with the next two at 1pm and 7pm respectively. To celebrate Yonezu's performance next week, those who decide to jump into the game between  August 6th at 8pm EDT to August 7th at the same time will receive a free Banner, which you can check out below. For those of you not familiar with Yonezu, Epic has provided a bio for the artist you can read below.

Kenshi Yonezu will host the event on August 7th, courtesy of Epic Games.
Kenshi Yonezu will host the event on August 7th, courtesy of Epic Games.

Kenshi was born in 1991, and started his career as a musician on the internet. He is also a skilled illustrator. In 2009, Kenshi uploaded vocaloid songs under the alias "HACHI" on Japanese video sharing site, Niconico. In 2012, He began operating under his real name, Kenshi Yonezu. Not only does he make his own songs, he also creates and illustrates his own album cover art and is involved in his own music video production. He is widely renowned for having multiple talents as an artist and producer. His most notable single "Lemon" set new chart records for two consecutive years. The Recording Industry Association of Japan recognized Kenshi's achievement at obtaining 3 million downloads in the fastest amount of time ever. "Lemon" still holds the record for the most views of a music video in Japan. As a producer, Kenshi also provided the music for Foorin's "Paprika", Masaki Suda's "Machigai Sagashi", Arashi's "Kite" and more.

A look at the special Kenshi Yonezu banner in Fortnite, courtesy of Epic Games.
A look at the special Kenshi Yonezu banner in Fortnite, courtesy of Epic Games.

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