|Birth name||Minako Ōhashi
大橋 美奈子 (Ōhashi Minako)
|Genres||Pop, rock, jazz, dance|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician, producer|
|Labels||Antinos Records (1998-2001)
Avex Trax (2001-2003)
R and C (2004–present)
Fayray (フェイレイ Feirei?), stylized as FAYRAY, is a female Japanese singer-songwriter. She made her debut in July 1998 with the single "Taiyō no Gravity". She spent some of her childhood in the United States and speaks English.
Fayray and landed a recording contract with the now-defunct Antinos Records label.
After one album, Craving, Fayray opted to take more creative control over her music and began writing and composing her own music. She had early commercial success resulting with 13 top 40 singles and 4 top10 albums on national charts.
In 2006, she traveled to New York in search of new ideas to create her ideal music. There she met avant-garde producer Dougie Bowne and produced two albums with him.
- Craving (1999)
- Ever After (2000)
- Genuine (2001)
- Shiroi Hana (2003)
- Hourglass (2004)
- Covers (2005)
- Hikari to Kage (2006)
- Nete mo Samete mo (2009)
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