Mai Hoshimura

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Mai Hoshimura
Native name 星村 麻衣
Birth name Hoshimura Mai
Also known as Barefoot Piano Girl
Born (1981-04-18) April 18, 1981 (age 33)
Origin Matsue, Shimane, Japan
Genres Japanese Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Pianist
Instruments Piano
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sony Music Associated Record (2002-2006)
SME Records (2007-May 2009)
Heart-Voice Records (2010-Present)
Website www.hoshimuramai.jp

Mai Hoshimura (星村 麻衣 Hoshimura Mai?, born April 18, 1981 in Matsue, Shimane) is a Japanese singer and songwriter.

On May 31, 2009, her contract with Sony ended.[1]

Biography[edit]

Mai Hoshimura was born on April 18, 1981 in Matsue, Shimane. Hoshimura began to learn to play the piano at the age of four. Her mother, a teacher, had hoped she would become a classical pianist, but it was her father; also a teacher, who had influenced her with popular music. Her 2007 song "Sakura Biyori" was the tenth ending theme of the anime Bleach. Her single "Regret" was the seventh ending song of the anime D. Gray-man. Her song "Merry Go Round" was used as the fifth ending theme for the anime "Yakitate!!! Japan".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Release date Oricon album chart ranking Singles
Soup July 9, 2003 30 "Stay With You", "Cherish", "Get Happy"
Joyful January 25, 2006 70 "Believer", "Himawari", "Melodea", "Every", "Sunao ni Narenai", "Merry Go Round"
My Life September 17, 2008 20 "Sakura Biyori", "Shunkan, Strobe.", "Kakegae no Nai Hito e", "Regret", "Hikari"
Evergreen April 18, 2012 "Doki Doki / You"

Best album[edit]

  • Piano & Best

Singles[edit]

Title Release date Oricon single chart ranking Album
"Natsuiro no Canvas" July 24, 2002  
"Stay With You" October 23, 2002 92 Soup
"Cherish" February 19, 2003 125 Soup
"Get Happy" May 14, 2003 24 Soup
"Believer" December 3, 2003 133 Joyful
"Himawari" June 9, 2004 42 Joyful
"Melodea" March 16, 2005 122 Joyful
"Every" May 25, 2005 32 Joyful
"Sunao ni Narenai" September 28, 2005 98 Joyful
"Merry Go Round" January 11, 2006 85 Joyful
"Sakura Biyori" March 7, 2007 20 My Life
"Shunkan, Strobe." May 30, 2007 99 My Life
"Kakegae no Nai Hito e" November 14, 2007 111 My Life
"Regret" June 4, 2008 30 My Life
"Hikari" August 20, 2008 14 My Life
"Ichibanboshi" March 10, 2010 186  
"Candy" July 29, 2010  
"Doki Doki / You" June 8, 2011 Evergreen

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