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Hatsukoi (Utada Hikaru album)

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Album Cover
Artist
Utada Hikaru
Album
Hatsukoi (初恋; First Love)
Released
2018.06.27
2018.11.07 (Vinyl)
Catalog Number
ESCL-5076 (CD)
ESJL 3094-5 (Vinyl)
Price
¥3,240 (CD)
¥5,000 (Vinyl)
Tracklist
  1. Play A Love Song
  2. Anata (あなた; You)
  3. Hatsukoi (初恋; First Love)
  4. Chikai (誓い; Oath)
  5. Forevermore
  6. Too Proud featuring Jevon
  7. Good Night
  8. Pakuchii no Uta (パクチーの唄; Cilantro Song)
  9. Nokoriga (残り香; Lingering Scent)
  10. Oozora de Dakishimete (大空で抱きしめて; Embrace Me in the Sky)
  11. Yuunagi (夕凪; Evening Calm)
  12. Shittosarerubeki Jinsei (嫉妬されるべき人生; A Life to be Envied)


Information

Hatsukoi is the seventh Japanese studio album released by Utada Hikaru, and her first album with Sony Music's sub-label Epic Records Japan. It was released in two physical editions: a regular CD and a limited edition Double Vinyl LP. The album's title is a throwback to her 1999 best selling debut album First Love. The song "Chikai" serves as the ending theme song to the video game Kingdom Hearts III; the track "Good Night" was used as the main theme to the animation film Penguin Highway. First press edition of the album includes a serial number code to be redeemed for a lottery to Hikaru Utada Laughter in the Dark Tour 2018, her first national tour in over 12 years since UTADA UNITED 2006.

Oricon Chart Positions

The album debuted at #1 in the Oricon daily and weekly physical charts, as well as the digital weekly albums chart. The album currently has the highest first week digital sales of any album since Oricon began tracking digital album sales in November 2016. Internationally, Hatsukoi peaked at #1 on iTunes Japan and 7 other countries, #2 in Brazil and Spain, #4 in the US, #5 in Canada and Australia, and charted in the top 10 in 22 countries, for a total of 32 countries. The album charted on the US Billboard World chart at #3 for 2 consecutive weeks, #49 on France's download album chart, and #2 on the World Albums chart. The album is certified Platinum by RIAJ for shipment of 250,000 copies.

Hatsukoi sold 367,720 copies in 2018, making it the #5 album of the year.

Physical

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 203,787
1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 53,120
1 1 6 1 2 2 1 3 27,997
2 11 5 5 4 4 2 6 20,233
3 20 5 7 5 2 2 8 10,856
5 14 9 5 6 6 4 9 7,993
4 15 5 4 6 4 3 7 6,613
2 7 5 8 8 5 5 7 6,315
8 30 13 17 13 10 11 18 3,874
10 29 19 23 20 18 16 23 2,853
10 37 32 25 26 14 15 30 2,057
15 35 24 24 24 15 19 26 1,858
12 46 31 38 26 19 21 35 1,973
14 - - 45 39 36 21 39 1,722
28 - 31 48 42 23 17 37 1,699
20 - 22 36 31 40 45 35 1,527
26 - - - - - - 68 917
41 - - - - - - 91 827
44 - - - - - - 71 765
39 6 15 7 27 25 14 10 7,050
19 - 43 45 49 - 49 56 1,121
42 - - - - - - 85 815
41 - - - - - 42 83 823
40 - - - - - - 85 925
- - 45 - - - - 66 1,081
- - - - - - - 94 885
- - - - - - - 79 1,016
38 43 - - 49 42 - 59 1,046
- - - - - - - 97 554
- - - - - - - 86 614
- - - - - - - 107 651
43 - - - - - - 112 556
- - - - - - - 99 530
- - - - - - - 152 430

Total Reported Sales: 375,093
Total Sales in 2018: 367,720 (#5 album of 2018)

Digital

With this album, she reached the highest first week for a solo artist on the Oricon digital charts, to date. Note: Oricon began tracking album downloads in November 2016.

Week Rank Sales
1 38,185
1 12,691
1 6,375
2 7,788
1 3,464
1 2,197
2 2,428
4 1,944
6 1,229
15 964
9 719
10 685
5 1,221
8 758
12 749
12 619
14 485
17 419
17 477
12 852
18 511
27 441
22 574
19 680
18 657

Total Reported Sales: 87,112
Total Sales in 2018: 86,455 (#3 digital album of 2018)

Billboard Japan 'Hot Albums' Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Position 1 1 1 4 2 4 5 5 - -

Billboard US 'World Albums' Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Position 3 3 6 8 15 -

United World Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Position 2 6 - - - -

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