J-Pop Artist of the Week – EMI MARIA (May 21st-May 27th)

History

Emi Maria was born in Papua New Guinea to a Papua New Guinean father and a Japanese mother. She lived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea until the age of 5, when she moved to Kobe, Japan. Emi was influenced by her older sister, and began writing songs in middle school. By the time she was in high school, she was composing tracks of her own.

Debut

In October of 2007, Emi Maria released her first mini-album “Between the Music” under her own independent label Freest Inc. The mini album contained 5 tracks plus a 6th bonus track, and did not chart on the Oricon weekly charts.

Let Me Love U
Lyrics and Composition by: EMI MARIA

She made her major debut under VICTOR ENTERTAINMENT with the digital single “One Way Love” and the her first full-length album “CONTRAST” in 2010.

One Way Love
Lyrics by: EMI MARIA / Composition by: EMI MARIA, AILI

CONTRAST Digest

Style / Reccomended Songs

91 (feat. SEEDA)
Lyrics by: EMI MARIA, SEEDA / Composition by: EMI MARIA,  NAOtheLAIZA

ONE OF THEM
Lyrics by: EMI MARIA / Composition by: EMI MARIA, NAOtheLAIZA

Mr.Alien
Lyrics and Composition by: EMI MARIA

#PERF #GIRLS #LOVE #SELFIE
Lyrics by: EMI MARIA / Composition by: EMI MARIA, NAOtheLAIZA

LUV IS (JAY’ED feat. EMI MARIA)
Lyrics and Composition by: EMI MARIA, JAY’ED

Mirror
Lyrics and Composition by: EMI MARIA

You’ll like this artist if…

You prefer singer-songwriters and like R&B/Soul music.

What is She Doing Now?

In 2012, EMI MARIA announced her pregnacy and marriage to rapper SEEDA. She released her fourth studio album “In My World” in 2012, and her fifth studio album “Euphoria” on May 20th, 2015.

Websites / Social Media

Official Website
Victor Entertainment Website
Official Blog
Official YouTube Channel

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