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"SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW"
15th Anniversary Best of Album: BEST 151A ~LOVE&HOPE~ : 11/12/2014
1. Stay by my side
2. Secret of my heart
4. Time after time ～花舞う街で～
8. Tomorrow is the last Time
11. Your Best Friend
14. さくら さくら...
15. STAND BY YOU
1. Love, Day After Tomorrow
2. Delicious Way
3. Reach for the sky
4. Stand Up
6. Feel fine!
9. Strong Heart
10. Special morning day to you
11. TRY AGAIN
12. Wake me up
13. You can (new song)
15. DYNAMITE (new song)
Limited A DVD LOVE Tracklist
1. Stay by My Side (Music Clip)
2. Secret of my heart (Music Clip)
3. 冷たい海 (Music Clip)
4. Time after time ～花舞う街で～ (Live from Kyoto Student Music Award Kuraki Mai Special Stage)
5. 明日へ架ける橋 (Music Clip)
6. 会いたくて... (Live from Mai Kuraki LIVE TOUR 2006 DIAMOND WAVE)
7. 白い雪 (Music Clip)
8. Tomorrow is the last Time (Live from HAPPY HAPPY HALLOWEEN LIVE 2010)
9. もう一度 (Music Clip)
10. あなたがいるから (Live from Mai Kuraki Symphonic Live -Opus 2-)
11. Your Best Friend (Music Clip)
12. 恋に恋して (Music Clip)
13. 儚さ (Music Clip)
14. さくら さくら… (Live from MAI KURAKI LIVE PROJECT 2013 "RE:")
15. STAND BY YOU (Music Clip)
Limited B DVD HOPE Tracklist
1. Love, Day After Tomorrow (Music Clip)
2. Delicious Way (Live from Natural Breeze 2001 happy live)
3. Reach for the sky (Music Clip)
4. Stand Up (Music Clip)
5. always (Music Clip)
6. Feel fine! (Music Clip)
7. Revive (Music Clip)
8. わたしの、しらない、わたし。 (Music Clip)
9. Strong Heart (Live from Mai Kuraki Live Tour 2012 ～OVER THE RAINBOW)
10. Special morning day to you (Live from Mai Kuraki Symphonic Live -Opus 1-)
11. TRY AGAIN (Music Clip)
12. Wake me up (Music Clip)
13. You can (Live from 15th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2014 BEST "Ichigo Ichie" ~Muteki na Heart~)
14. 無敵なハート (Music Clip)
15. Love, Day After Tomorrow feat. 15 Directors (Music Clip)
Stage Name: Kuraki Mai (倉木麻衣)
Real Name: Aono Mai (青野真衣)
Nick Name: Mai-K
Birth Date: October 28, 1982
Birth Place: Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Watching movies, making accessories, listening to music, drawing
Favorite Artists: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Backstreet Boys
Favorite Colours: Black, white, pink, red, orange
Favorite Food: Fruit, pasta
Favorite Musical Genre: R&B
Respects: Her parents
Kuraki Mai (also known as Mai-K to her fans) had always wanted to be a singer ever since she saw a movie about Michael Jackson's life and watched Whitney Houston's concert videos. Around her second year in junior high school, she began making demo tapes, hoping that she would get a record deal.
Her chance to sing came when she was in junior high school when a member of staff from GIZA studio caught her fresh talent and immediately sent her to Cybersound Studio in Boston to record her US debut single, "Baby I Like" under the pseudonym Mai-K which eventually became her nickname. The studio staff were so impressed with her vocal abilities that they encouraged her to go back to Japan and record. She did so and released her Japanese debut single, "Love, Day After Tomorrow" on December 8 the same year. Love, Day After Tomorrow hit the top spot in the Oricon Chart, selling more than 1 million copies. Since her debut at sixteen, her singles and albums have never failed to reach top 10 positions on the charts.
Kuraki has worked with a some of GIZA's most talented composers such as Tokunaga Akihito from doa, songwriter Ohno Aika and guitarist for GARNET CROW, Okamoto Hitoshi. Kuraki has also collaborated with TAK MATSUMOTO (guitarist from B'z) in "Imitation Gold" and Singaporean singer, Sun Yan Zi (Stephanie Sun).
Despite Kuraki infrequent TV and magazine appearances, she has a very large fan base and was often compared to Utada Hikaru because of their similar R&B styles.
On March 21st 2005, Kuraki graduated from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto where she studied modern culture and society.
On June 2007, she left GIZA studio and transferred to NORTHERN MUSIC.
On February 13th, 2009, Kuraki made her first appearance as a guest on Music Station, to promote the album touch Me!.
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