Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 13-December-1964
Place of Birth Yokosuka
(Japan, Kantō region, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Nationality Japan
Also know as Hide, Hide, Hide, Hideto Matsumoto, hide, Matsumoto Hideto, hide, 松本秀人
Profession Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Hideto Matsumoto, better known by his stage name hide, was a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter. He was primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of the heavy metal band X Japan, but was also a successful solo artist and co-founder of the United States-based band Zilch. He sold millions of records, both solo and as a member of X Japan. X Japan rose to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s, credited as founders of the Japanese visual kei movement. When they disbanded in 1997, hide focused on his solo career which started four years prior and went on to enjoy significant popularity. At the height of his fame, while recording his third studio album and about to launch an international career with the newly formed Zilch, he died in 1998 of what was ruled a suicide by hanging. hide was seen as an icon for Japanese youth rebelling against their country's conformist society and his death was labeled "the end of an era".

Awards by Hide

Check all the awards nominated and won by Hide.


International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan
Honored for : Eyes Love You

Nominations 1994 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Japan Eyes Love You