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[[Image:Nakabayashi May (2005).jpg|170px|thumb|Nakabayashi May (2005)]]
[[Image:Nakabayashi May (2005).jpg|170px|thumb|Nakabayashi May (2005)]]
[[Image:May'n - Lion Promo.jpg|170px|thumb|May'n promoting "[[Lion (May'n / Nakajima Megumi)|Lion]]" (2008)]]
[[Image:May'n - Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare Promo.jpg|170px|thumb|May'n promoting "[[Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare]]" (2009)]]
[[Image:May'n - Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare Promo.jpg|170px|thumb|May'n promoting "[[Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare]]" (2009)]]
[[Image:May'n - Ready Go Promo.jpg|170px|thumb|May'n promoting "[[Ready Go! (May'n)|Ready Go!]]" (2010)]]
[[Image:May'n - Ready Go Promo.jpg|170px|thumb|May'n promoting "[[Ready Go! (May'n)|Ready Go!]]" (2010)]]
[[Image:May'nbraindiver.png|170px|thumb|May'n promoting "[[Brain Diver]]" (2011)]]
[[Image:May'nbraindiver.png|170px|thumb|May'n promoting "[[Brain Diver]]" (2011)]]
[[Image:May'nchasetheworld.png|170px|thumb|May'n promoting "[[Chase the World|Chase the world]]" (2012)]]

Revision as of 22:51, 5 April 2013

May'n promoting "Run Real Run" (2013)

May'n is a Japanese pop singer signed to HoriPro talent agency. She debuted as an urban singer under stage name Nakabayashi May on the Universal Music Japan in 2005 but later transfered to Victor Entertainment's sub-label flying DOG.



Early Career

Nakabayashi has been an avid lover of music from a young age and constantly sings wherever she is. When she was 13, she participated in the Love Music Audition held by HoriPro talent agency and was one of four chosen out of 34,911 hopefuls. In the year 2005, she debuted at the age of 14 as an urban singer under stage name Nakabayashi May with the single "Crazy Crazy Crazy". But due to the unsuccess of her three singles with Universal Music Japan, her talent agency decided to find a new way for her career. Nakabayashi took a one year hiatus for label changing.


In late 2007, it was announced that she has completed her transfer to Victor Entertainment and will debuted under its sub-label flying DOG with a new stage name, May'n (delivered from May Nakabayashi). She also was chosen to lend her voice to the singing voice fictional idol Sheryl Nome in the anime Macross Frontier. Her re-but single, "Diamond Crevasse / Iteza☆Gogo Kuji Don't be late" featured composition by Kanno Yoko and was released on May 8, 2008. Thank to the popularity of the anime series, the single was shotted to #3 on the Oricon weekly charts and later became the 66th best selling single of the year. In August 2008, May'n collaborated with Nakajima Megumi and Kanno Yoko for another single, "Lion". She also got an invitation to MelodiX! on August 23rd, marking her first TV appearance, there she performed "Lion" B-side, "Northern Cross".

The success of Macross Frontier series and the popularity of her character Sheryl Nome also gave her a lot of notices. She was invited to perform "Iteza☆Gogo Kuji Don't be late" at Animelo Summer Live 2008. She also got a chance to perform at Nippon Budokan for Macross F Galaxy Tour and her live performance at Singapore's Anime Festival Asia 08 in November became her first oversea performance. In January 2009, her first Japan live tour was held along with the release of her debut mini-album, May'n☆Street.

Her next single, "Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare" was scheduled to be released on May 6. She also got her first invitation to MUSIC JAPAN in which she performed "Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare" and later became its common guest. May'n soon held her second concert tour "LOVE & JOY" in summer 2009. In Fall 2009, she reprised her role as Sheryl Nome for the movie Macross Frontier ~Itsuwari no Utahime~. On October 21, the same day of her 20th anniversary, May'n released two singles simultaneously: "pink monsoon", her second single as the fictional idol Sheryl Nome which is described as Sheryl's debut single at the age of 16; and a digital single "my teens, my tears", a tribute to her teenage days. She also held to two live performances to celebrate her 20th anniversary. On November 25, 2009, May'n released another two albums: her second mini-album Universal Bunny under Sheryl Nome character and her first studio album, Styles.

On January 24, 2010, May'n held a special concert at Nippon Budokan, titled BIG★WAAAAAVE.

Nakabayashi May (2005)
May'n promoting "Lion" (2008)
May'n promoting "Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare" (2009)
May'n promoting "Ready Go!" (2010)
May'n promoting "Brain Diver" (2011)




  • [2009.01.21] May'n☆Street (メイン☆ストリート)
  • [2009.11.25] Universal Bunny (ユニバーサル・バニー) (Sheryl Nome starring May'n)


Digital Singles

Video Releases

Compilations / Other


  • [2009.01.22 - 2009.01.29] May'n CONCERT TOUR 2009 "May'n Act"
  • [2009.07.26 - 2009.08.13] May'n SUMMER TOUR 2009 "LOVE & JOY"
  • [2009.11.01] May'n Daigakusai LIVE'09 in N.I.T. "Please enjoy it !!" (May'n大学祭LIVE'09 in N.I.T. "Please enjoy it !!")
  • [2009.11.13] May'n Seitan 20th Anniversary Osaka・AKASO (May'n 生誕20th Anniversary 大阪・AKASO)
  • [2009.11.15] May'n Seitan 20th Anniversary Tokyo・Shinagawa Stellar Ball (May'n 生誕20th Anniversary 東京・品川ステラボール)
  • [2010.01.24] May'n Special Concert 2010 at Nippon Budokan "BIG★WAAAAAVE" (May'n Special Concert 2010 at 日本武道館 "BIG★WAAAAAVE")
  • [2010.07.30 - 2010.08.20] May'n SUMMER TOUR 2010 "Phonic◆Nation side-A/B" <side-A>
  • [2010.09.09 - 2010.09.21] May'n SUMMER TOUR 2010 "Phonic◆Nation side-A/B" <side-B>

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