To produce an image song to commemorate Meidensha's 120th year since its foundation, we asked Meiden Group employees to send phrases that depict "our feelings", such as "appreciation to the company," "thoughts for future," etc.
We received more than 2000 entries from across the world. We sent carefully selected phrases to a professional lyric writer, who arranged them into a complete lyrical work.
And, it was Ms. May J. who sang the image song. Ms. May J. has a multi-national background of Japan, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Spain and UK, and is a multi-lingual artist.And, it was Ms. May J. who sang the image song. Ms. May J. has a multi-national background of Japan, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Spain and UK, and is a multi-lingual artist.
Please do enjoy "our thoughts" crammed into a song sung by Ms. May J. along with a "video picture of criss-crossing lights" created with our Group employees.
- May J. ( born June 20th, 1988) is a multi-lingual J-pop singer-songwriter and TV host who has roots in Japan, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Spain and the UK. From a young age, she dreamed of becoming a singer. She took up piano, dance, voice training and opera lessons. She has done a wide range of activities from song writing to modeling for clothing brands.
At the age of 17, she debuted her singing career with her first mini album released in 2006. In 2009, she released her second album “Family” which ranked No.4 on the weekly Japanese billboard chart, “Oricon” and remained in the top 10 for two weeks, making it May J.’s highest ranked and best selling album to date. “Family” also hit the No.1 spot on the iTunes chart for weeks.
In February 2010, May J. released her 3rd album entitled “for you” which peaked at No.9 on “Oricon” charts. This put both her albums in the top 10 of the “Oricon”.
She performs at nearly a hundred different shows every year. She has performed in different countries as well, such as Taiwan, Shanghai, Korea, New York, Chicago, London, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Oman.
May J. has been the main host of NHK World’s all-English Japanese music show “J-MELO” since 2008, which has been broadcasted in more than 180 countries and regions worldwide.