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May’n (Accel World, Macross Frontier) to release new album on USA iTunes
May 4, 2012 – J-Pop superstar May’n will release her recent albums
“HEAT” and “If you…” in the USA iTunes music store on May 16, in
conjunction with the singer’s upcoming American tour.
May’n’s latest release “HEAT” (2012) reached Oricon’s Top 10 in its
first week of release, including recent Japanese anime theme songs
“Brain Diver” (Phi Brain) and “Scarlet Ballet” (Aria the Scarlet Ammo
/ Hidan no Aria), plus “Giant Step” from her collaboration song for
Kamen Rider Fourze.
“If you…” (2011) features more songs from the vocalist’s catalog of
popular Japanese anime/game/movie tie-ins, including “Ready! Go!”
(Okami-san and her Seven Companions), “Moshimo kimi ga Negau no Nara”
(Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles), and “Shinjitemiru”
(Incite Mill – 7 Day Death Game).
May’n’s most recent anime theme song “Chase the world” (from Accel
World) will also be available for purchase on May 16.
May’n on iTunes USA:
ROCK YOUR BEATS – USA Tour
May’n will return to America in June 2012 for two live performances in
Los Angeles and San Francisco. May’n will perform with a live band and
meet American fans at a special autograph session for VIP ticket
Thursday, June 21 – Key Club, Los Angeles
Saturday, June 23 – Yoshi’s, San Francisco
Ticket information: http://maynusa.wordpress.com
“HEAT of the moment”
May’n USA Twitter
The artist name “May’n” is derived from her real name, and it
demonstrates her hope to “always sing songs that will be everyone’s
main theme.” May’n was discovered in Horipro’s annual Talent Scout
Caravan competition at the age of 13, and in 2008, she performed as
the singing voice of Diva of the Galaxy, Sheryl Nome, in the TV anime
May’n released 2 singles in 2008 which instantly became big hits, each
placing in the Top 3 on the Oricon Weekly Chart in their debut week.
In January 2009, the long-awaited mini-album “May’n ☆ Street” was
released, and it achieved 2nd place on the Oricon Weekly Chart in the
first week. All of May’n’s releases since then have consistently
entered the top music sales charts.
In January 2010, May’n performed her first solo Budokan concert, which
sold out in only 1 day. In March of the same year, she held her first
tour of Asia, followed in July by a 17-city summer tour of Japan. She
works passionately on her live shows in Japan and overseas to deliver
her songs directly, fascinating audiences with her irresistible
singing skills and unique voice.
In Fall 2010, May’n was chosen to record the theme song for the film
“Incite Mill -7 Day Death Game-.” In February 2011, she released her
3D Live Documentary movie “May’n THE MOVIE -Phonic Nation-” and later
that month released her 2nd album “If you…” which reached number 7 on
the Oricon Weekly Chart. In March 2011, she held her 2nd solo Budokan
concert “RHYTHM TANK!!” for a sold-out audience.
Her second 6-city tour of Asia in May 2011 was a big success. She
participated in the largest-in-Europe Japanese Culture and
Entertainment Festival “Japan Expo 2011” and received large applause.
She continues to be the must-see “New Generation Female Rock
In July, 2010, May’n made her American live performance debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. In addition to her work on “Macross Frontier,” May’n has contributed songs to several anime and video games, including: “Love get Chu,” “Shangri-La,” “Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi,” “Aria the Scarlet Ammo,” “Phi Brain,” “Valkyria Chronicles 3” (PSP), “Sengoku Basara 2”, and “Accel World.”