May’n (May Nakabayashi/中林 芽依), well known as Sheryl Nome – Songstress of the Galaxy – from the popular anime series Macross Frontier turns 20 today. On the weekend she was doing a performance for the Macross Crossover LIVE and sang all the songs for Macross F and also the new single for the upcoming movie in November entitled pink monsoon. What’s cool is that the single was released on sale on her birthday so it makes a great event for her to remember.
Stagenames: Nakabayashi May, May’n (メイン)
Name: Mei Nakabayashi (中林 芽依 Nakabayashi Mei?)
Birthdate: October 21, 1989
Blood type: O
Height: 163 cm
Favorite artists: Britney Spears, Beyonce,Alizée, Christina Aguilera, Christina Milan, Kelis, Janet Jackson, Jamelia
First Anime: Sailor Moon
Favorite Anime Character: Momo Adachi (Peach Girl)
In 2003, at the age of 13, she participated in the 28th “Horipro – Talent Scout Caravan – Love Music – Audition” (ホリプロ・タレントスカウトキャラバン・ラブミュージック・オーディション. Horipuro・Tarento Sukauto Karaban・Rabu Myūziku・Ōdishon?) and, out of the 34,911 hopefuls, became one of the 4 who survived the final eliminations at the Shibuya Club Quattro.
In 2005, she made her single debut with Crazy Crazy Crazy. The single was later re-released with an extra track. Her second single, Sympathy, was also released later that year.
In 2006, she sang the ending theme for the anime Love Get Chu ~Miracle Voice Actress Hakusho~ (ラブゲッCHU ～ミラクル声優白書～ Rabu Gē CHU ~Mirakuru Seiyū Hakusho~?) which was included on her third single Fallin’ in or not.
In 2007, she was chosen to be the singing voice of Sheryl Nome of the anime Macross Frontier.
In January 2008, she changed her stage name to May’n (taken from May Nakabayashi— implying her wish to become a “main” artist in the music world), which was what she was credited as on Sheryl Nome character songs that were released that year. “Diamond Crevasse” and “Lion” are among her most well-known songs.
Thanks May’n, for all the songs you’ve done. Til today I still love the single Diamond Crevasse for Macross Frontier ED theme as it really touch my heart with the lyrics and song beat. I really loved the performance she did in AFA08 and considering it was my FIRST Japanese performance concert. Hope to meet her once again in AFA09. お誕生日おめでとう May’n!