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J-rock band 'ONE OK ROCK' reaches 1 billion streams on Spotify, receives special trophy

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: July 19, 2021 at 7:24 PM PHT (GMT+8)

Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has shared on Monday a photo on their official Facebook and Instagram accounts holding a special trophy awarded by the music streaming app Spotify in recognition of the band's songs reaching a 1 billion cumulative streams on the platform.

The band consisting of members Tomoya Kanki, Takahiro Moriuchi, Ryota Kohama, and Toru Yamashita (left to right) expresses their gratitude to their fans through the caption on the caption which reads,

Thank you Spotify for celebrating our 1 Billion streams with such a special trophy!
Our gratitude goes out to everyone who checked us out and hope you enjoy our music.
Thank you Fueled By Ramen for the support!

ONE OK ROCK released their new song titled "Renegades" worldwide last April 16, 2021. The new song was written as a theme song for the recently-premiered live-action film "Rurouni Kenshin Final Chapter: The Final" which opened in Japanese theaters last April 13.

The official short version of the song was posted by the official YouTube channel of the band on Friday. 'Renegades' is song about and for 'rebels' who raises questions about various problems that are becoming more serious around the world including the existing system.

ONE OK ROCK is highly-accepted and is globally famous for its different styles of music, with songs ranging from alternative rock and emo to post-hardcore and pop rock. It currently consists of Takahiro Moriuchi (vocalist), Toru Yamashita (guitarist, bandleader), Ryota Kohama (bassist), and Tomoya Kanki (drummer). The band was formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005.

One OK Rock has won Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards for Eastern Breakthrough Male Band in 2016, and Rock Sound Awards for Best International Band in 2017. The band was also nominated for two Alternative Press Music Awards – Best International Band in 2016 and Best Breakthrough Band in 2017.


Source: ONE OK Rock Official Facebook Page


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