Baby M (singer)

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Baby M
Born April 27
Nagasaki, Japan
Genres pop, house
Years active 2002–present
Labels Avex/Avex Japan,
Rythem Zone Japan, Universal Records

Baby M (born April 27, ?) is a Japanese Pop singer and songwriter.[1] She is currently under Avex Records Japan.

Profile[edit]

  • Early life

Born in Japan to British/South African and Japanese parents, M spent her early childhood in Nagasaki. At the age of 14 she moved to Philippines with her mothers charitable work.

  • Charitable work

Her mother Monica had a charitable foundation, Kapatiran Foundation, based in Manila to establish feeding centers and education programs for children in some of the poorest areas of the city. It was during visits to these centers with her mother and sister that Baby M felt she wanted to help in her own way. She decided her passion for singing was the best way she could help and started singing in the slums. This is where she was discovered by a Japanese producer. In 2000 she was dubbed The Bridge between Japan and Philippines. She also, through her mother, supported children with HIV in South Africa.

  • Music Career

In 2000 Baby M release the independently produced, It's Alright single to support the children in Muntinlupa City, a particularly deprived suburb of Metro Manila, Philippines. She officially debuted in 2002 as "Baby.M" under Universal Music Japan with the single "Usual Girl", and after the release of two singles with the label, one indie mini-album. having worked with various South African and Japanese singers and rappers, she re-debuted in 2009/2010 under Rhythm Zone, Avex one of Japan's biggest labels. In 2011 she signed with Universal Records Philippines under license from Avex.

The "M" of her stage name makes reference to the three important "M's" of her life; Monica, her mother, Mary and Music.

In 2011 she was nominated and became the Music Goodwill Ambassador for Japan to South Africa.

Japanese Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • [2010.06.30] Baby M Japan
  • [2011.02.17] Baby M Philippines
  • [2012.03.28] LOVE FOR ALL Japan

Mini-Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Digital Singles[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

South African Discography[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

  • [2008.10.10] Mandoza - Ingwenya (#12 Good-Bye to My Love (feat. Baby M))
  • [2010.05.10] Mandoza - Real Deal (Don't Forget (feat. Baby M))

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belmonte, Maureen Marie (June 4, 2011). "Baby M sings for charity". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 

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