Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Mami Kawada (川田まみ), born on February 13, in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan, is a rock and electronic/trance singer who is currently signed to Geneon Entertainment Inc. Her nickname is "Mami Mami (まみまみ)". Her vocal talent was first discovered by Eiko Shimamiya (島みやえい子), who was her teacher at vocal school in Sapporo, Hokkaido. She was then introduced to "I've Sound," a music production group. Where Kawada became attached to Shimamiya.
As a member of I've Sound, she performs soundtracks for some eroge. Mami was usually paired up with co-I've member Kotoko when making soundtracks for anime. Examples of these are Onegai Teacher, Onegai Twins, Starship Operators, Shakugan no Shana, Baldr Force EXE Resolution OVA, and Hayate no Gotoku wherein Kotoko will perform the opening theme while Mami will perform the ending theme or vice versa. In 2002, she and Shimamiya grouped themselves as the band Healing Leaf and performed some theme songs for visual novel games, but only one song was featured in the I've Girls Compilation, "Ame ni Utau Ballad" (雨に歌う譚詩曲).
Her debut single "Radiance", released on February 23, 2005, was used as an opening theme for the anime Starship Operators. Her most successful single was "Joint," released on October 31, 2007, and used as the first opening theme for the sequel of the anime series Shakugan no Shana, Shakugan no Shana II. In autumn 2008, Mami Kawada also established her official website together with her official fan club "M.A.L.L.", which stands for "Mami Artist Lasting Live."
Her debut album, "SEED" was released on March 29, 2006 and reached #12 in the Oricon weekly charts and charted for five weeks selling more than 25,000 units. Her second album, "SAVIA" was released on March 26, 2008. However, it didn't do well in the Oricon weekly charts (#15) but after less than six months, she had her second live tour for her second album. Her third album, "LINKAGE" was released on March 24, 2010 and ranked #26 in the Oricon weekly charts.
Her height is 159cm. Her blood is O-type.
On January 24th, 2016 Mami Kawada announced that she will be retiring from singing and that her final concert will be on May 21st, 2016.
On February 3rd, 2018, it was revealed that Mami Kawada had gotten married to composer/arranger Tomoyuki Nakazawa, and had given birth to a child during the two years since her retirement.
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