MARiA (メイリア; pronounced Meiria), is an internet-born singer-songwriter who performs with several musicians, such as Jin (vocaloid producer), as a guest vocal. She is also the vocalist for the Japanese pop duo GARNiDELiA. She is known for her strong, mature, and clear yet slightly husky voice.
- Stage Name: MARiA
- Birth Name: Mizuhashi Mai (水橋舞)
- Birthdate: January 31, 1992
- Birthplace: Ibaraki Prefecture
- Blood Type: B
- GARNiDELiA (2010–)
MARiA first started singing professionally at the age of 13. She became a professional singer in 2005 as the youngest member of the group Harajuku BJ Girls. They released several albums before disbanding in 2010 to allow members to pursue solo careers.
She was then signed under Newcome Inc. (a subsidiary of Sony Music Japan) as solo artist Mizuhashi Mai. She has sung many opening and ending themes to various anime series, including the fourth ending of Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl, "Kaze no Message". The first theme she performed as MARiA, however, was the opening theme "COLOR" of the anime Freezing, originally composed by TokuP. As a member of GARNiDELiA and as a featured vocalist, she has also sung the opening themes for the anime series Kill la Kill and Mekakucity Actors.
- Note: All releases are under MARiA unless otherwise stated.
- [2006.01.25] Yumemiru Chanson Ningyou (夢見るシャンソン人形) (as Mizuhashi Mai)
- [2006.01.25] Kamisama Kazoku (神様家族) (Mizuhashi Mai, Miraku)
- [2007.04.25] Yume, Hitohira / Smile (夢、ひとひら/スマイル) (Asami Yuuko, Mizuhashi Mai)
- [2007.07.25] Yumemiru Otome (夢みる乙女) (Mizuhashi Mai, MAKI)
- [2008.05.28] Kaze no Message / Kono Yubi Tomare (風のメッセージ／このゆびとまれ) (Mizuhashi Mai, Akiyoshi Fumie)
- [2011.02.23] COLOR / Kimi wo Mamoritai (COLOR／君を守りたい) (MARiA, Kobayashi Aika)
- [2014.04.16] Jin - "daze (short ver.)" feat. MARiA from GARNiDELiA
- [2015.04.01] MEKAKUCITY M's COMPLETE BOX (CD1 #1 Jin - "daze (Re Ver.)" ft. MARiA from GARNiDELiA, CD2 #1 Jin - "Children Record" ft MARiA, CD2 #4 Jin - "Yobanashi Deceive" ft. LiSA & MARiA)
- Kimi to Ita Natsu (Lyrics)