As part of the effort to globalize May Nakabayashi's (May'n) popularity, RESONANCE Media has announced that the J-Pop starlet's latest album releases HEAT and If you... will be released in the USA iTunes store to help celebrate her upcoming ROCK YOUR BEATS Tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles this June.
Full press release after the jump.
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: http://itunes.apple.com/us/
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 holders.
Thursday, June 21 - Key Club, Los Angeles
Saturday, June 23 - Yoshi's, San Francisco
Ticket information: http://maynusa.wordpress.com
May'n USA Twitter: @Mayn_USA
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 "Macross Frontier."
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 Vocalist."
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."