May’n is not an unfamiliar name especially since her star striking and powerful songs as the singing voice of Sheryl Nome for the anime Macross Frontier.
Some fans might not know but May’n began under stage name May Nakabayashi after she participated in Horipro’s Talent Scout Caravan back in 2003 and became one of the four who survived the final eliminations. She also sang the ending theme song for anime “Love Get Chu” back in 2006.
In 2007, she debuted under Victor Entertainment’s sub-label flying DOG as May’n (derived from May Nakabayashi), she lent her vocals to become the singing voice of Sheryl Nome in Macross Frontier and this was how her singing career sky rocketed. Since her debut, May’n’s album and singles have graced the Oricon Chart’s top spots. May’n also earned her the support of leading producers who have worked with Ayumi Hamasaki, Porno Grafitti, Ikimonogakari, Chemistry and Misia.
May’n had a concert in Asia earlier in 2010
Fans have seen May’n with wide range of singing styles from pop rock to soul and even grand ballad. May’n is now one of the rising icons towards the top female rock vocalists in Japan. She has held concerts in the acclaimed Budokan and all over Asia as well. The reception of May’n was overwhelming that she will be returning for a concert in Budokan in March next year.
Her debut overseas performance was during Anime Festival Asia 2008 (AFA 08) and has since returned with more lovely songs in AFA 09, and now in AFA X.
Catch her live in I LOVE ANISONG concert on 14th November 2010 in Anime Festival Asia 2010. Are you ready ?
If you have yet to hear May’n songs, here are some videos from youtube below. One of her her recent songs “Ready? Go!” from TV anime “Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi” is a hit:
The recent PV for May’n was Shinjite Miiru
May’n’s powerful vocals in the voice of Sheryl Nome for Macross Frontier – Diamond Crevasse !
What is your favorite song from May’n ? Do share with us !