Mitski - Updated Jul 2024

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Mie Prefecture, Japan
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Mie Prefecture, Japan


Mitski is a well-known Japanese singer, songwriter, and musician. Moreover, Mitski has worked with some famous labels like Double Double Whammy, Don Giovanni, and Dead Oceans.

Early Life

Mitski was born on the 27th of September 1990, in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Her birth name is Mitsuki Laycock and she is 33 years old as of 2022. In addition, she holds Japanese nationality and belongs to Japanese-American by ethnicity. She has a birth sign of Libra and she has a belief in Christianity.

However, there is not much information available regarding her parents’ names and their professions. But, her father is a White American father and a Japanese mother. Similarly, it is still a mystery whether she has any siblings or not. In addition, her first language was Japanese.

Her family went to America, due to her father’s job at the United States Department of State, living in Turkey, China, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo before settling in the United States.


Caption: Mitski childhood photo (Source: TheWikiFeed)


Coming towards her educational qualification, she attended Hunter College to study film. Mitski later decided to pursue music instead and transferred to Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music, where she studied studio composition.

Professional Career

Mitski started her professional career recording and self-releasing her piano-based first and second albums, “Lush” (2012) and “Retired from Sad, New Career” in Business (2013), as student projects.

Later, she worked as a vocalist for the short-lived prog-metal band Voice Coils and began work on her third studio album, “Bury Me at Makeout Creek,” which was released on 11 November 2014.

Afterward, on the 22nd of December 2015, she inked a deal with Dead Oceans before releasing new music and announced her fourth studio album, “Puberty 2,” on the 1st of March 2016, and shared the lead single, “Your Best American Girl” which was named the 13th best song of the 2010s by “Rolling Stone.”

On the 21st of February 2017, The Pixies announced the US tour dates with Mitski as a supporting act whereas a compilation album consisting of 100 songs by different artists titled “Our First 100 Days” was released on the 1st May of the following year.

Moreover, she has also covered Frank Sinatra’s 1951 classic “I’m a Fool to Want You” for the “7-Inches For Planned Parenthood” compilation album.

Other albums and Tours

On the 4th of October 2017, Lorde announced that Mitski would be an opening act for selected dates as part of her Melodrama World Tour. She starts in a short film “Sitting” which releases on the 1st November of 2017.

On the 20th of April 2018, she teamed up with the experimental band Xiu Xiu on the song “Between the Breaths” for the sound of the sci-fi comedy film “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.”

Similarly, she released her fifth studio album “Be the Cowboy” on the 17th of August 2018. And, it was critically acclaimed and named the album of the year by publications including “Pitchfork,” “Vulture,” and “Consequence of Sound.”

In January 2020, she shared her new song “Cop Car.” However, the song has never released a piece from the soundtrack of “The Turning.”


Caption: Mitski performing in a concert (Source:

Moreover, Mitski has been featured in the song “Susie Save Your Love” from Allie X’s album, “Cape God”, released in February 2020. It was revealed that she will provide the soundtrack to the graphic novel “This Is Where We Fall” on the 29th of October 2020.

She released a country song called “The Baddy Man” as the first preview from the soundtrack on March 5, 2021. The album was released by Z2 Comics on cassette with the standard hardcover novel on May 5, 2021. As well as its limited edition deluxe vinyl also releases.

Recent Works

On her social media, she announced on the 4th of October 2021 that she would be releasing a new single, “Working for the Knife,” the next day as the lead single to her upcoming sixth studio album.

Later, Pitchfork would rank the song as the 7th best song of 2021. Following the song’s release, she revealed her 2022 European and North American tour. On November 9, 2021, she announced her sixth studio album, “Laurel Hell,” scheduled to be released just before her European and North American tour on February 4, 2022, named the Laurel Hell Tour.

Her third single from the album “Heat Lightning” was released on the 7th of December 2021. Mitski’s sixth album “The Only Heartbreaker” peaked at number one on the Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay chart in March 2022.

Her cover of “Glide”, from the soundtrack of All About Lily Chou Chou, will be released on streaming services on the 19th of April 2022. She also appeared on the song “This Is A Life” from the soundtrack for the 2022 film Everything Everywhere All at Once.


This Japanese singer has won a couple of awards and recognition in her career. In 2019, she won the Libera Award for Music Video of the Year category. Recently, she won the 2022 AIM Independent Music Award for Best Live Performer.

Mitski – Net Worth 2024

Having delivered numerous hit songs and albums throughout her musical career, she has amassed substantial wealth from her profession. Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million, although details about her other earnings and income remain undisclosed.

Primarily, she generates income from her albums, songs, and concerts, and she also accrues earnings from brand advertisements.

Relationship Status

Looking at her social media accounts, Mitski seems to be single and unmarried at the moment. However, there is no exact information regarding her love life or her romantic relationship.

She once stated that she is uncomfortable with the attention that comes with being in the public eye and prefers keeping her personal life private. She has currently living in Nashville, Tennessee since 2020 is vegan, likes horror films, and has two pet cats.

Body Measurements


Caption: Mitski posing for a photo (Source:

This famous singer stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 63 kg. Moreover, she has blue eyes with blonde/light brown hair color, and her body measurement measures 34-26-36 inches.

Mitski – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@mitskileaks’ there are over 1.4 million followers. Likewise, there are over 437.6k followers on her Twitter page ‘@mitskileaks’ and over 242k followers on her Facebook page. Similarly, she has a self-titled YouTube, there are over 1.46 million subscribers on it.