Corrinne May

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Corrinne May
Corrinne May 2014.jpg
May at Peets Coffee Tarzana in 2014
Native name
Corrinne Foo May Ying

(1973-01-19) January 19, 1973 (age 46)
ResidenceLos Angeles
Alma materRaffles Junior College
National University of Singapore
Berklee College of Music
OccupationSinger, musician, songwriter, record producer
Home townSingapore
Kavin Hoo (m. 2003)
ChildrenClaire Hoo (daughter)
Musical career
InstrumentsVocals, piano, acoustic guitar
Years active2001–present
LabelsPink Armchair Records (US)

Warner Music (Singapore)

S2S Pte. Ltd. (Japan)

Corrinne May (born Corrinne Foo May Ying; 19 January 1973) is a Los Angeles-based Singaporean[1] musician, singer, and songwriter.

Life and career[edit]

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.

She married Kevin Hoo in 2003, whom she first met in late 1996. they have one daughter, Claire.[3] To date, she has released five albums, the latest being Crooked Lines in 2012.

In March 2012, May released her album Crooked Lines,[4] whose inspiration was based on May's experience with raising her daughter Claire during her four-year career hiatus.[5][6] 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.[7] Another song from the album, "When I Close My Eyes", was inspired by Claire's favorite children's book of the same name.[6] May recorded acoustic version of "Just What I Was Looking For" on video.[6] 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".[8]

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.[9]


Corrinne May performing live at the Lewitt Lounge. Day 2 (January 24th, 2014) of the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim California.


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. ^ "Corrinne May on Catholic values, family, entertainment industry". Archived from the original on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ Hon, Jing Yi. "Corrinne May's return to discovery". Today. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Jason Mraz, Corrinne May to perform in Singapore in June". Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Rasul, Julianne June (12 April 2012). "Influenced by motherhood". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015. First published in The New Paper.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Crooked Lines by Corrinne May on Apple Music". Archived from the original on 12 December 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Uplifting and Soothing Sounds of New CD Celebrate Breath". Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015.

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