Mayo Okamoto

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Mayo Okamoto
Born (1974-01-09) January 9, 1974 (age 43)
Origin Nakamura, Kōchi, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels
Website www.mayo-okamoto.com

Mayo Okamoto (岡本 真夜, Okamoto Mayo, born January 9, 1974, in Nakamura, Kōchi) is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter.[1] Her 1995 debut single "Tomorrow" peaked at number 1 on the Oricon weekly single charts. She released her greatest hits album Rise 1 in 2000. The album topped the Oricon weekly album charts.

Expo 2010 Shanghai China theme song plagiarism[edit]

It was alleged that the promotional song for Expo 2010 Shanghai China, "Right Here Waiting for You 2010", was plagiarized from Okamoto's 1997 song "Sonomama no Kimi de Ite".[2] Okamoto's agency later announced that the Expo Committee subsequently requested permission to use the song, to which Okamoto's agency agreed.[3]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Tomorrow (1995/5/10)
  • Forever (1996/2/12)
  • Alone (1996/11/5)
  • Sonomama no Kimi de Ite (そのままの君でいて) (1997/1/16)
  • Nakechauhodo Setsunaikedo (泣けちゃうほど せつないけど) (1997/3/5)
  • Sayonara/Hoshizora no Sanpomichi (サヨナラ/星空の散歩道) (1997/11/19)
  • Daijōbudayo (大丈夫だよ) (1998/2/25)
  • Omoide ni Dekinakute (想い出にできなくて) (1998/4/16)
  • Everlasting (1998/11/18)
  • Takaramono (宝物) (1999/2/10)
  • Kono Hoshizora no Kanata (この星空の彼方) (1999/7/7)
  • Hapihapi Birthday/Itoshii Hito yo (Remember Me) (ハピハピ バースデイ/愛しい人よ~remember me~) (2001/12/21)
  • Dear… (2002/3/13)
  • Life (2003/1/22)
  • Ai to Iu Na no Hana (愛という名の花) (2003/3/19)
  • Kakegae nai Hito yo (かけがえない人よ) (2005/1/13)
  • Utsukushiki Hito (美しき人) (2005/4/20)
  • Itsuka Kitto (いつかきっと) (2005/11/30)
  • Dōsōkai (Dear My Friends) (同窓会~Dear My Friends~) (2006/10/25)
  • Destiny (2008/8/6)

Albums[edit]

  • Sun&Moon (1995/6/10)
  • Pureness (1996/3/16)
  • Smile (1997/3/5)
  • Hello (1998/4/29)
  • Crystal Scenery (1998/12/9) (mini-album)
  • Mahō no Ring ni Kiss o Shite (魔法のリングにkissをして) (1999/8/4)
  • Dear… (2002/3/20)
  • Saikai (Kimi ni Tsuzuru) (再会〜君に綴る〜) (2005/5/18)
  • Wonderful Colors (2006/1/25) (mini-album)
  • Soul Love (2006/12/6)
  • seasons (2008/10/29)
  • Crystal Scenery II (2009/05/27)

Compilations[edit]

  • Mayo Okamoto Best Rise 1 (2000/5/31)
  • Mō Ichido Ano Koro no Sora o (もう一度あの頃の空を) (2003/10/22)

Videos[edit]

  • Pureness '96 (1996/8/21)
  • Mayo Okamoto Smile Tour '97(VHS) (1997/9/19)
  • Mayo Okamoto Smile Tour '97(DVD) (2000/6/28)
  • Mayo Okamoto Hello Tour '98(VHS) (1998/10/21)
  • Mayo Okamoto Hello Tour '98(DVD) (2000/6/28)
  • Mayo Okamoto Tour '99 - Maho no Ring (2000/4/5)
  • Mayo Okamoto Tour 2000 -RISE- (2001/11/8)
  • Mayo Okamoto Clip 1995-1998 (2002/4/3)
  • Mayo Okamoto Clip 1998-2002 (2002/4/3)

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