May Nakabayashi (中林 芽依, Nakabayashi Mei, born October 21, 1989) is a Japanese J-Pop artist under the Horipro talent agency, Victor Entertainment label and formerly under the Universal Music label.
In 2003, at the age of 13, she participated in the 28th "Horipro - Talent Scout Caravan - Love Music - Audition" (ホリプロ・タレントスカウトキャラバン・ラブミュージック・オーディション., Horipuro・Tarento Sukauto Karaban・Rabu Myūziku・Ōdishon?) and, out of the 34,911 hopefuls, became one of the 4 who survived the final eliminations at the Shibuya Club Quattro.
In 2005, she made her single debut with Crazy Crazy Crazy. The single was later re-released with an extra track. Her second single, Sympathy, was also released later that year.
In 2006, she sang the ending theme for the anime Love Get Chu ~Miracle Voice Actress Hakusho~ (ラブゲッCHU ～ミラクル声優白書～, Rabu Gē CHU ~Mirakuru Seiyū Hakusho~?) which was included on her third single Fallin' in or not.
In 2007, she was chosen to be the singing voice of Sheryl Nome of the anime Macross Frontier.
In January 2008, she changed her stage name to May'n (taken from May Nakabayashi— implying her wish to become a "main" artist in the music world), which was what she was credited as on Sheryl Nome character songs that were released that year. "Diamond Crevasse" and "Lion" are among her most well-known songs.
She had her very first live performance outside of Japan in Singapore at Anime Festival Asia 08 in November.