In 2019 UK producer, songwriter and artist Bentley Jones will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his debut album (EMI-Universal Japan). To mark the occasion, he was invited to represent the UK and perform on the prestigious Japanese music show “Nodojiman THE WORLD!” (“THE”). The bi-annual showcase features foreign performers from all over the globe who can sing in Japanese. The episode will air on October 20th 2018 on Japan’s most popular network Nippon TV to around 15.2 million viewers.
Beginning his 10th anniversary celebrations, Bentley has release a brand new Japanese single and video “Lay Down On My Heart”. The song was written by Bentley and Luz Fonte (EXILE, Arashi, ABC-Z); they have been writing together for Japanese artists for over a year. The video features an impressive performance filmed on location both in Japan and the UK. Watch here
In 2009 Bentley’s first single “ FINAL NIGHT” unexpectedly reached the top 5 in the Recochoku International Chart. Since then he has created a successful career in Japan being signed to Universal Music and Avex Group, making many TV and radio appearances, working with artists like JUJU, Hamasaki Ayumi, May J., creating music for many franchises including TEKKEN, TV Tokyo, Contra, Otomedius, Sonic the Hedgehog, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Studio Ghibli, and selling over 37 million albums, downloads and streams.
His success in Japan has been compounded by his accomplishments worldwide as he has gathered over 30 million combined YouTube views as well as official remix credits for many artists including Britney Spears, will.i.am., Madonna, Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift – even Lady Gaga follows him on Twitter.