Shiraishi Mai

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Shiraishi Mai
Name
Kanji 白石麻衣
Kana しらいし まい
Romaji Shiraishi Mai
Nickname Maiyan (まいやん)
Birth Info
Birthdate August 20, 1992  
Birthplace Flag of Japan.png Gunma, Japan
Blood type A
Current Age 29 Years Old
Sizes
Height 162cm  
B 81cm 
W 59cm 
H 84cm
Professional Info
Agency Nogizaka46LLC
Social Networks Official Website / 7gogo / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube
Idol Career Info
Former Group Nogizaka46
Former Team 1st Generation
Debuted June 2011 / 1st Generation
Graduated October 2020

Shiraishi Mai was a member of Nogizaka46's 1st Generation. She is currently pursuing a solo career as an actress, model, and talent.

Trivia

  • Lightstick colors: Aqua and Aqua
  • Audition Song: Kono mama de (Nishino Kana)
  • Good friends with: Matsumura Sayuri (Baka Couple), Akimoto Manatsu, Ikuta Erika, and Takayama Kazumi
  • She has a sister 3 years older than her.
  • Her childhood dream was to open a cake shop.
  • She practiced calligraphy, swimming, English and piano in elementary school.
  • In middle school, she joined the Softball Club. Her position was second base.
    • Her team made Top 4 in the Gunma Prefectural Competition during her second year of middle school.
  • She chose to attend an all-girls high school in Saitama prefecture .
    • During high school, she began studying to become a childcare worker. She eventually changed her mind and decided to attend a music college in hopes of becoming a singer.
  • Despite her beautiful girl image, she has a rather dorky personality.
    • Her catchphrase at debut was "Mayora Alien from the Fourth Dimension, I'm 19 year old Shiraishi Mai (四次元から来ましたマヨラー星人、19歳、白石麻衣です)".
  • She, Fukagawa Mai and Shinuchi Mai were the three eldest members of Nogizaka46 (before Fukagawa's graduation) and all shared the same first name.
  • She threw a ceremonial first-pitch at a baseball game on July 9, 2013, but failed to get the ball across the plate. She was given a second chance on September 17, 2013 which was advertised as her "Revenge First-Pitch".
  • After Hashimoto Nanami's graduation, she was the only member to be part of Fukujin in all singles until her own graduation.
  • Her photobook Passport was a best-seller in 2017, having several reprints.
    • For a time, it was the best-selling female photobook until 2020, but still retains the title for best-selling female idol photobook.
  • She was a "LARME" regular model and "Ray" exclusive model until her "graduation" from both magazines in 2018. She continues to do modelling jobs for the magazines.
  • For her graduation single, she wrote the lyrics her solo song Jaane., making it the first Nogizaka46 song to have lyrics written by a member.

History

2011

  • On August 21st, passed the Nogizaka46 1st Generation auditions. She was selected as one of the 16 provisional Senbatsu members.
  • On September 25th and later on October 23rd, participated in two Nogizaka46 handshake events at the SME Nogizaka building and Shinkiba STUDIO COAST where she was the most popular member at handshake in the group. Her handshake popularity would continue to lead until she stopped participating in individual handshake events with the release of Sayonara no Imi.
  • On November 25th, her first solo gravure was published in FLASH magazine.

2012

  • On January 8th, was selected as a Senbatsu member for the group's debut single on Nogizakatte, Doko?. Additionally, she was selected as a Shichi Fukujin member, making her a member at the forefront of the group.
  • On November 8th, made her runway debut with Nishino Nanase at "GirlsAward 2012 AUTUMN/WINTER".

2013

  • On January 5th, became an MC on horse-racing variety program "Umazuki!" with Kojima Haruna. This marked her first indpendent regular job from Nogizaka46.
  • On January 13th, held her coming-of-age ceremony at the Nogi Shrine.
  • On March 23rd, was appointed as an exclusive model for "Ray" Magazine, becoming the first exclusive fashion magazine model for Nogizaka46.
  • On July 3rd, was selected for her first A-Side center for Girl's Rule.
  • In November, appeared in a CM for "Samantha Tiara 2013 Christmas Jewelry".
    • Additionally, she was appointed as a "Samantha Muse", brand ambassador and model, for fashion brand "Samantha Thavasa".
  • On November 9th, appeared in her first film, "Bad Boys J the Movie".
  • On November 23rd, received her first solo cover for "Ray".

2014

  • In September, was announced as a regular model for "LARME" on the magazine's second anniversary.
  • On December 10th, her first photobook, Seijun na Otona, was released.

2015

  • On January 23rd, her first photo album, MAI STYLE, was released.
  • From July 11th - September 26th, had her first starring role in a drama for Hatsumori Bemars, where she played pitcher "Kirei".
  • On August 23rd, received her third consecutive cover of "Ray".

2016

  • On September 22nd, appeared in her first film without her fellow Nogizaka members, "Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 3".

2017

  • On February 7th, her second photobook, Passport, was released with an estimated weekly sales at 103,520.
  • On November 3rd, became the brand ambassador and model for Shiseido makeup brand "MAQuillAGE".

2018

  • On March 12th, received her second solo center after 4 years with Synchronicity.
  • On May 12th, starred in a drama alone for the first time with "Yo nimo Kimyou na Monogatari '18 Spring Edition" in "Followers".
  • On May 17th, "graduated" from being a regular model with "LARME" magazine with issue 034. She served as a regular model for 6 years since the first issue was published in 2012.
  • On July 4th, won first place in the female talent category in the "Number of TV-CM Company Ranking - First Half of 2018" by working with 15 different companies.
  • In November, was selected as "Face of the Year 2018" in "Nikkei Trendy".
  • On December 4th, won first place in the female talent category in the "Number of TV-CM Company Ranking 2018 (Female)" by working with 20 different companies.

2019

  • In December, received the "Noma Publication Culture Award - Special Prize" for achievements in publishing culture with the release of Passport.

2020

  • On January 7th, "Sports" Newspapers announced her graduation from Nogizaka46, with Shiawase no Hogosyoku being her final single with the group to be released on March 25th.
  • On April 28th, announced the postponement of her graduation. Originally, her graduation concert was planned for May 5-7, 2020 at Tokyo Dome, but it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In June, won first place in Nikkei Entertainment's Talent Power Ranking 2020 for "Women's Idol Ranking".
  • On August 18th, opened her YouTube Channel.
    • On August 20th, held her first livestream on her birthday where she announced that her graduation live would be held on October 28th as a livestream broadcast.
  • On October 26th, performed on TBS' "CDTV Live! Live!" for her final TV performance as a member of Nogizaka46. There, they performed Girl's Rule, Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru, Influencer, Synchronicity, and Shiawase no Hogosyoku.
  • On October 28th, held her livestreamed graduation concert Shiraishi Mai Graduation Concert ~Always Beside You~, watched by an estimated 680,000 viewers.
  • On November 1st, her Official Website and Instagram pages opened.
  • On November 18th, won the anan AWARD2020 "Muse" Category.

2021

  • On September 23rd, began her role as MC in TV Asahi's variety program "URA Tore Chaimashita", marking her first time as a prime time program MC.

Singles Participation

Nogizaka46 A-Sides

Nogizaka46 B-Sides

AKB48 B-Sides

Other Original Songs

Albums Participation

Nogizaka46 Albums

Solo Songs

Photobooks

Media Appearances

Movies

  • Bad Boys J the Movie (2013) - Masaki Nao
  • Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 3 (2016) - Asou Rina
  • Asahinagu (あさひなぐ) (2017) - Miyaji Maharu
  • Stolen Identity 2 (スマホを落としただけなのに 囚われの殺人鬼) (2020) - Matsuda Minori
  • Usogui (嘘喰い) (2022)

Dramas

  • Kamen Teacher SP (仮面ティーチャー) (2014)
  • Hatsumori Bemars (初森ベマーズ) (2015) - Kirei
  • Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi (ほんとにあった怖い話) (2016)
  • Yareta Kamo Iinkai (やれたかも委員会) (2018) - Tsuki Ayako
  • Yo nimo Kimyou na Monogatari (世にも奇妙な物語 春の特別編) (2018)
  • Absolute Zero 3 (絶対零度~未然犯罪潜入捜査~) (2018) - Episode 8 - Sunada Mayumi
  • Where Have My Skirts Gone? (俺のスカート、どこ行った?) (2019) - Satomi Moe
  • Drifter (漂着者) (2021) - Shintani Emi
  • Do Not Say Mystery (ミステリと言う勿れ) (2022)

Variety Shows

  • Umazuki! (馬好王国) (2013-2016) - MC
  • Bachi Bachi Erekiteru (バチバチエレキテる) (2013) - MC
  • Minna no KEIBA (みんなのKEIBA) (2016 - )
  • My First Baito (2016)
  • Umazu Kingdom (馬好王国〜UmazuKingdom〜) (2017 - 2018) - MC
  • Owarai Omnibus GP (お笑いオムニバスGP) (2021) - MC
  • Gout Temps Nouveau 2 (グータンヌーボ2) (2021)
  • URA Tore Chaimashita (ウラ撮れちゃいました) (2021 - ) - MC

Other Television

  • SHUTOKEN-NETWORK (首都圏ネットワーク) (2021)
  • Novel Coronavirus Take Action to Save Lives (NHK) (新型コロナ 命を守る行動を) (2021)

Gallery

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Shiraishi Mai (2018 - Synchronicity)
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Shiraishi Mai (2017 - Influencer)
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Shiraishi Mai (2016 - Hadashi de Summer)
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Shiraishi Mai (2016 - Harujion ga Sakukoro)
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Shiraishi Mai (2015 - Ima, Hanashitai Dareka ga Iru)
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Shiraishi Mai (2015 - Taiyou Knock)
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Shiraishi Mai (2015 - Inochi wa Utsukushii)
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Shiraishi Mai (2014 - Nandome no Aozora ka?)
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Shiraishi Mai (2014 - Natsu no Free & Easy)
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Shiraishi Mai (2014 - Kidzuitara Kataomoi)
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Shiraishi Mai (2013 - Barrette)
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Shiraishi Mai (2013 - Girl's Rule)
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Shiraishi Mai (2013 - Kimi no Na wa Kibou)
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Shiraishi Mai (2012 - Seifuku no Mannequin)
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Shiraishi Mai (2012 - Hashire! Bicycle)
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Shiraishi Mai (2012 - Oide, Shampoo)
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Shiraishi Mai (2012 - Guru Guru Curtain)
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Shiraishi Mai (2011 - Nogizakatte, Doko?)
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Shiraishi Mai (2011)