BENNIE K is a J-Urban group that consists of a vocalist and a rapper. They met in America while YUKI was in Los Angeles for voice training after she graduated high school in New Zealand. After getting hooked onto American hip-hop, they decided to combine their talents and start a unit. BENNIE K made their debut in January 2001 with the single Melody on the For Life Music label. The trained vocals of YUKI with CICO rapping, along with the mix of Japanese and English in many of their songs have given this group a unique sound that has yielded some hits for them on the Oricon charts.