Kōki (model)

Mitsuki Kimura (木村 光希, Kimura Mitsuki, born February 5, 2003), known professionally as Kōki, is a Japanese model and songwriter.

Kōki
Born
Mitsuki Kimura (木村 光希)

(2003-02-05) February 5, 2003 (age 17)
Occupation
  • Model
  • songwriter
Years active2018-present
AgentPurple Inc.
Height170[1] cm (5 ft 7 in)
Parent(s)
RelativesCocomi Kimura (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Mitsuki Kimura was born on February 5, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan to actor Takuya Kimura and singer Shizuka Kudo.[1] She had taken lessons in piano and flute,[2] and won the Excellence Award at the 23rd Yamano Junior Flute Contest.[3] She attended The British School in Tokyo and is fluent in English.[4]

CareerEdit

Prior to debuting professionally, Kōki had written three songs for her mother Shizuka Kudo's album, Rin, in 2017,[2] as well as for Mika Nakashima.[1] In May 2018, Koki debuted as a model, appearing in the July 2018 issue of Elle Japon.[5] Kōki has also appeared on covers for fashion magazines such as Numéro Tokyo,[6] Grazia China,[7] and Nylon Japan,[8] and Vivi.[9] In August 2018, she became the Japanese and youngest ambassador for the luxury brand Bvlgari.[10] In October 2018, Kōki appeared in her first commercial, endorsing products from Otsuka Pharmaceutical.[11]

In 2019, Kōki appeared as a featured artist on Daichi Miura's song, "Katatsumi", which was used as the opening theme song to the television drama Hakui no Senshi.[12] Kōki also wrote the song.[13] Kōki made her runway debut at the 2019 Paris Fashion Week, representing Chanel.[14]

DiscographyEdit

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
Oricon Hot 100
"Katatsumi" (片隅)
(Daichi Miura feat. Kōki)[15]
2019 12 TBA TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting creditsEdit

Year Album Artist Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2017 Rin Shizuka Kudo "Hagane no Mori" (鋼の森)[16] No N/A Yes N/A
"Kasumisō" (かすみ草)[17] No N/A Yes N/A
"Time After Time"[18] No N/A Yes N/A
2019 Non-album single Daichi Miura "Katatsutsumi" (片隅)[13] No N/A Yes N/A

Awards and accoladesEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2013 23rd Yamano Junior Flute Contest Excellence Award Herself Won[3]
2018 Elle Cinema Awards Rising Star Award Herself Won[19]
Yahoo! Search Grand Prix Model Category Herself Won[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "キムタク&静香次女がモデルデビュー、ファッション誌いきなり表紙". Sports Nippon (in Japanese). May 28, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "木村拓哉の次女・モデルKoki,に反響 「空前絶後のハイブリッド2世」の声". Abema (in Japanese). May 29, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Sakai, Masahiro (June 13, 2018). "モデル、楽器、作曲…才能は未知数、Koki, 親娘で嵐をおこせるか?". Zakzak (in Japanese). Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Koki, 流ちょうな英語披露に台湾メディア絶賛! 背中が大胆にあいたドレスで登場". FNN (in Japanese). March 15, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "木村拓哉&工藤静香、次女・Koki,のインスタ100万人を突破 開設から約2ヶ月弱". Oricon (in Japanese). July 17, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Koki,「迷いもありませんでした」モデルを始めたきっかけ&家族の助言を明かす". Model Press (in Japanese). November 2, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "木村拓哉&工藤静香の次女・Koki,(コウキ)、中国雑誌の表紙抜擢「アジア最強新人」". Model Press (in Japanese). September 4, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Koki,(コウキ)、愛犬と2ショット イメージ一新ストリート誌初登場". Model Press (in Japanese). December 13, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Koki,初カバー『ViVi』画像公開 インタビューでは家族とのエピソード語る". Oricon (in Japanese). April 19, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Kōki, 「ブルガリ」のアンバサダーに就任 !". Elle Japan (in Japanese). August 9, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  11. ^ "Koki,、初のTVCM出演が決定 大塚製薬の新ブランド飲料". Oricon (in Japanese). October 1, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Koki, 三浦大知に楽曲提供 水曜ドラマ『白衣の戦士!』挿入歌に決定". Oricon (in Japanese). April 10, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "三浦大知、新曲はKoki,提供曲「深い切なさと大きな愛を感じる」". Oricon (in Japanese). April 10, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  14. ^ "Koki,パリで「シャネル」ランウエーデビュー 「夢がかないました」". Sports Nippon (in Japanese). May 4, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "片隅/Corner(DVD付)". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  16. ^ "鋼の森の歌詞" [Hagane no Mori lyrics]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  17. ^ "かすみ草の歌詞" [Kasumisō lyrics]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  18. ^ "Time after timeの歌詞" [Time After Time lyrics]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 21, 2020.
  19. ^ "Koki,にライジングスター賞 さらなる飛躍誓う". Cinema Today (in Japanese). November 26, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  20. ^ "「King&Prince」が今年の顔に ヤフー検索大賞受賞!". Sports Nippon (in Japanese). December 5, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2019.