Rising singer-songwriter Tani Yuuki performed live on the first episode of Billboard Japan and TikTok’s Next Fire May edition on Friday (May 7), delivering a five-song set showcasing his vocal prowess and versatility.
Tani — his name is stylized in Japanese order, surname first — is the featured artist of May on the weekly hybrid program on TikTok Live. Next Fire focuses on some of J-pop’s hottest up-and-coming acts each month, based on Billboard Japan’s Japan Heatseekers Songs chart. Viewers are invited to check out live performances and interviews throughout the month for an in-depth look at their favorite new artists.
After being introduced by the hosts of the evening, Hina and Shuichiro, Tani opened his set with his TikTok hit “Myra,” backed by a guitarist, keyboardist, and manipulator. The 22-year-old artist appeared relaxed as he performed the sweet ballad seated on a chair in the middle of the studio, sending his soothing vocals to viewers beyond the screen.