Mai Oshima

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Mai Oshima
Native name 大島 麻衣
Born (1987-09-11) September 11, 1987 (age 27)
Origin Noda, Chiba, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 2005-present
Labels Defstar Records, Avex Trax
Associated acts AKB48
Website http://pc.maimaitaruto.net/
http://avexnet.or.jp/maimai/

Mai Oshima (大島 麻衣 Ōshima Mai?, born September 11, 1987 in Noda, Chiba, Japan) is a singer and a former member of the Japanese all-girl pop group AKB48.

As an AKB48 member[edit]

Oshima passed the first AKB48 audition in December, 2005 along with 23 other girls. She was assigned to Team A, and participated in most of AKB48's singles. On April 26, 2007, it was announced that her contract would be transferred to Horipro. Upon joining the new talent agency, she was put on the roster of Xanadu loves NHC, a futsal team consisting of idols from Horipro; her jersey number was 18. Oshima made her first appearance on Kouhaku Uta Gassen, an annual music show where the most successful artists compete, with AKB48 on December 31, 2007.[1]

On March 24, 2008, she participated in the opening party of Channel Café, a channel broadcasting simulator event, at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. From April 2008, Oshima appeared regularly on the Movie Plus navigating show, Plus Style.[2]

On February 21, 2009, she announced that she would be leaving AKB48,[3] and, on April 26, 2009 she graduated from the group with the last performance at NHK Hall.

2010–present[edit]

Mai Oshima made her solo debut in 2010 with the single "Mendokusai Aijō".

Discography[edit]

For the complete discography as a member of AKB48, see AKB48

Singles[edit]

  • "Mendokusai Aijō" (メンドクサイ愛情?, "Troublesome Love") (May 5, 2010) - Sales: 16,447
  • "Ai tte Nandahō" (愛ってナンダホー?, "What The Hell Is Love?") (August 11, 2010) - Sales: 6,501
  • "Second Lady" (July 27, 2011) - Sales: 2,804

Filmography[edit]

TV dramas[edit]

Year English title Japanese title Role
2006 Densha Otoko Deluxe 電車男デラックス Herself

References[edit]

  1. ^ 第58回NHK紅白歌合戦 出場歌手について
  2. ^ 大島麻衣、映画専門チャンネルのナビ番組にレギュラー出演 (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 2008-03-24. Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  3. ^ まいまい「AKB」卒業!今後は… 2009年2月22日 スポニチ閲覧

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