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日本人の父とスペイン&フィリピンのミックスの母の元、フィリピンで生まれ、3歳より日本で育つ。
両親の愛を受けて素直に成長したものの、少し目立ってしまう事から引っ込み事案になり、心配した母が歌を通し人とのコミュニケーションや自己表現など外の世界に連れて出しました。
オーディションをキッカケに17才でのデビュー曲がアルバム収録曲でありながらクチコミだけで100万ダウンロードを突破と華々しいデビューを飾る。
だが、そのキッカケを作った母親はその嬉しいニュースを知る事なく、デビュー1ヶ月前に天国に旅立ちました。
その後陰影のある歌声と豊かな表現力に注目が集まりISSA×SoulJa、NEARDHEAD、MAY’S、WISE、FIREWORK DJs、Lisa Halim、CLIFF EDGE、逗子三兄弟、SoulJa collaboration with 壇蜜 、童子-Tなどフィーチャリングシンガーとしても24曲以上リリース。
ライヴ・パフォーマンスは圧倒的で安定感のあるが、MC等で見せる自由で明るいそのキャラクターは幅広く愛されています。

 

Maiko Nakamura was born in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. Her father is Japanese , mother, Filipino-Spanish, she moved to Japan when she was three years old and grew up in Saitama. It was natural that Maiko raised her musical talent and started to sing since her parents had a great love of music and she was surrounded by Western music when she grew up. Despite such a musical advantage, she was so shy that one day her mother had to take Maiko out to Karaoke and urged her to sing out in front of their friends. Her mother taught her to foster a better communication with people by singing, to express herself out.

At the age of seventeen, she won an audition and was chosen to be a featured singer from 4,300 applicants for a coming track “Because”. Then the debut track recorded a million download sales since its release in 2008, became an extremely popular ballad song among Japanese young people.

After releasing first mini album “CURE” in 2010 and collaboration track with CLIFF EDGE, Maiko had released first major album “The Answer” from King Records in 2011. She also joined to “m-flo TRIBUTE album” with the cover song “Let Go” which became a popular track along with her debut song “Because”.

In a couple of years releasing three major albums from Pony Canyon, her most singles had ranked into chats such as Rekochoku TOP 10 Songs, “Mada Sobani Itai” topped Rekochoku Monthly Ranking in August 2012. During the period, she also released many popular collaboration singles with R&B musicians such as SPICY CHOCOLATE, MAY’S, KG, WISE, Douji-T and many more. Her powerful and emotional vocal style, brilliance of technique and perfomance had propelled those songs to rank into digital track charts consecutively.

In July 2015, Maiko was invited to guest singer at an Anime convention in Macau at the Fishermen’s Wharf. Her performance gained extremely good reaction in there, demonstrated her musical