Corrinne May

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Corrinne May
Corrinne May 2014.jpg
May at Peets Coffee Tarzana in 2014
Background information
Birth nameCorrinne Foo May Ying
Born (1973-01-19) 19 January 1973 (age 46)
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, acoustic guitar
Years active2001–present
LabelsPink Armchair Records (US)

Warner Music (Singapore)

S2S Pte. Ltd. (Japan)

Corrinne May is a Los Angeles-based, Singaporean[1] musician, singer, and songwriter. She graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, and began her career as a singer-songwriter in Los Angeles.[2] Her debut album Fly Away, which included a song with Carole King and Carole Bayer Sager titled "If You Didn't Love Me", was released in 2001. To date, she has released five albums, the latest being Crooked Lines in 2012.

Life and career[edit]

In March 2012, May released her album Crooked Lines,[3] whose inspiration was based on May's experience with raising her daughter Claire during her four-year career hiatus.[4][5] The song from the album, "Beautiful Life", earned an accolade in 2014 for top local English pop song at the 19th Annual Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (Compass) Awards.[6] Another song from the album, "When I Close My Eyes", was inspired by Claire's favorite children's book of the same name.[5] May recorded acoustic version of "Just What I Was Looking For" on video.[5] Other tracks of the album are "In My Arms", "Lazarus", "24 Hours", "You Believed", "Pinocchio", "Because of Love", "Your Song", "Sight of Love", and "If You Ask".[7]

Corrinne also participated in an album named 'Celebrate Breath', the twentieth in a series of Celebrate albums from Craig ‘n Co., andco-produced by Kavin Hoo and Todd Herzog.[8]



Year Award
2001 New Folk Award, Kerrville Folk Festival
2003 Best Contemporary Album, Just Plain Folks Music Awards
2007 COMPASS Young Composer of the Year (Singapore)
2007 COMPASS Wings of Excellence (Singapore)
2007 NUS Young Alumni Award (Singapore)


  1. ^ "Corrinne May on Catholic values, family, entertainment industry". CatholicNews. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ Chen, Edith Wen-Chu; Yoo, Grace J. (2010). Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today. ABC-CLIO. p. 674. ISBN 9780313347511. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. ^ Hon, Jing Yi. "Corrinne May's return to discovery". Today. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Jason Mraz, Corrinne May to perform in Singapore in June".
  5. ^ a b c Rasul, Julianne June (12 April 2012). "Influenced by motherhood". AsiaOne. Retrieved 7 October 2015. First published in The New Paper.
  6. ^ Ting, Lisabel (30 September 2014). "JJ Lin, Corrinne May bag prizes at Compass Awards". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 15 October 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Crooked Lines by Corrinne May on Apple Music".
  8. ^ "Uplifting and Soothing Sounds of New CD Celebrate Breath".

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