Maia Hirasawa

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Maia Hirasawa
Maia Hirasawa 20071118 Stockholm 1.jpg
Live in November 2007.
Background information
Born (1980-05-05) May 5, 1980 (age 34)
Sollentuna, Sweden
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Years active 2005 - present
Labels Razzia Records
Thrive Records
Victor Entertainment
Associated acts Nicolai Dunger, Hello Saferide, Toe

Maia Hirasawa (born May 5, 1980) is a Swedish singer-songwriter of Swedish and Japanese parentage.

She was born and raised in Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden but has lived for many years in Gothenburg. Maia became known through Annika Norlin's band Hello Saferide, where she is a back-up singer. Her solo career began in early 2007 when the song "And I Found This Boy" started being played heavily on Swedish radio. The single was followed up by the album "Though, I'm Just Me" and the single "Gothenburg". During the summer of 2007 she toured around Sweden, playing at such shows as Allsång på Skansen, Hultsfredsfestivalen, Peace & Love and Arvika Festival. In 2010 she for the first time released material in Swedish with the EP "Dröm bort mig igen".[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Information Peak chart positions
SWE
[2]
JPN
[3]
2007 Though, I'm Just Me
  • Released: April 12, 2007
  • Language: English
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9
2009 "GBG vs STHLM"
  • Released: April 3, 2009
  • Language: English
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12
2011 Maia Hirasawa
  • Released: January 19, 2011
  • Language: English, Japanese, Swedish
  • Formats: CD, digital download
37
2012 We Got It
  • Released: January 25, 2012
  • Language: English
  • Formats: CD, digital download
100
2012 What I Saw
  • Released: April 2013
  • Language: English
  • Formats: CD, digital download
9

Extended plays[edit]

  • 2006 - The My New Friend EP
  • 2010 - Dröm bort mig igen
  • 2011 - Boom!

Singles[edit]

Release Title Notes Chart positions Album
SWE
[2]
JPN
[4]
2007 "Mattis & Maia" Though, I'm Just Me
"And I Found This Boy" 56
"Gothenburg"
2008 "The Worrying Kind" The Ark cover 9
2009 "South Again" "GBG vs STHLM"
2010 "Come with Me" feat. Nicolai Dunger
"It Doesn't Stop" Used in Kao essential damage shampoo TV commercials[5] 4 Maia Hirasawa
2011 "Boom!" Used in JR Kyushu Shinkansen TV commercials[5] 6 Boom! (extended play)
"We Got It" 24 We Got It
"The Real Me Song"
"The Gift" 39
2012 "The Best Team" Used in Kao essential damage shampoo TV commercials[5] 18

Songs as featured artist[edit]

Release Title Notes Chart positions Album
Oricon (JPN)
[3]
Japan Hot 100 (JPN)
[4]
2010 "Nerumare (After Long Tomorrow)"
(Toe feat. Maia Hirasawa)
Used in Pocari Sweat TV commercials[5]
2011 "Bang Bang"
(Pizzicato One feat. Maia Hirasawa)
Cher cover One and Ten Very Sad Songs
"Apathy"
(Jazztronik feat. Maia Hirasawa)
Dig Dig Dig
"Movin'"
(Soil & "Pimp" Sessions feat. Maia Hirasawa)
31 31 Magnetic Soil
"Waltz for Debby"
(Sweet Swing feat. Maia Hirasawa)
Jazz standard Sweet Swing for Hershey's

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allsång på Skansen fanns inte på min karta"
  2. ^ a b "Discography Maia Hirasawa". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "アーティスト: マイア・ヒラサワ". Oricon. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  5. ^ a b c d "マイア・ヒラサワ(Maia Hirasawa) - タイアップ". CDJournal (in Japanese). Retrieved May 9, 2011. 

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