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A Best 2 -Black-

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CD+2DVD
CD only
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
A BEST 2 -BLACK-
Released
2007.02.28 (Japan)
2007.03.07 (Hong Kong)
2007.03.09 (Taiwan)
2007.03.14 (Singapore)
2007.03.12 (Overseas version)
2007.03.15 (Korea)
2007.04.?? (Malaysia)
Catalog Number
AVCD-23263 (CD+2DVD)
AVCD-23264 (CD only)
Price
¥4,700 (CD+2DVD)
¥3,059 (CD only)
CD Tracklist
  1. Dearest
  2. CAROLS
  3. No way to say
  4. HANABI
  5. walking proud
  6. Free & Easy
  7. Endless sorrow
  8. Because of You
  9. About You
  10. GAME
  11. is this LOVE?
  12. HANABI ~episode II~
  13. NEVER EVER
  14. HEAVEN
  15. part of Me
  16. Memorial address (Hidden Track)
DVD ~BEST Video Clip -BLACK- Collection~ Tracklist
  1. Dearest
  2. CAROLS
  3. No way to say
  4. walking proud
  5. Free & Easy
  6. Endless sorrow
  7. Because of You
  8. About You
  9. GAME
  10. is this LOVE?
  11. HANABI ~episode II~
  12. NEVER EVER (Promotional clip)
  13. HEAVEN
  14. part of Me
  15. H (TV-CM)
DVD 2 tracklist
  1. BEST of COUNTDOWN LIVE 2006-2007 A (Documentary)


Information

"A BEST 2" is the third "best of" compilation by Hamasaki Ayumi. It was released in two versions; BLACK and WHITE. The BLACK version contains painful and dark songs selected from everything since her 20th single evolution (2001) up to her 38th single Bold & Delicious / Pride (2005) plus one new song that was used in a Panasonic commercial promoting Lumix cameras. The first press of the album included a special black case. All tracks except "part of Me" were re-mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering in L.A. in order to give a better sound quality to the album. Because the album sold a total of 696,728 copies in 2007, the album became the #7 album of the year. To date, A BEST 2 sold a combine total of 1,423,317 copies.

Charts

A BEST 2 -BLACK- debuted at #1 in Oricon Charts (Japan) but the other days A BEST 2 -WHITE- was preffered. This is the first time in 36 and a half years that a female artist occupied #1 and #2 in album charts. A BEST 2 -BLACK- outsold the weekly #3 for a large of 437,037 copies and ended being #2 weekly while A BEST 2 -WHITE- was #1 weekly. The A BEST 2 albums have shipped more than 2,000,000 copies in Japan alone.

Oricon Chart Positions
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 470,057
2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 97,534
3 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 44,239
7 15 13 8 8 9 9 10 21,349
9 19 18 14 14 14 11 16 13,265
13 20 20 18 19 19 19 18 8,339
17 - - - 20 - 20 23 5,739
- - - - - - - 30 4,337
- - - - - - - 49 3,866
- - - - - - - 43 3,722
- - - - - - - 60 2,217
- - - - - - - 57 2,086
- - - - - - - 113 1,713
- - - - - - - 102 1,514
- - - - - - - 127 1,329
- - - - - - - 124 1,268
- - - - - - - 134 1,191
- - - - - - - 144 1,478
- - - - - - - 162 1,114
- - - - - - - 141 1,196
- - - - - - - 135 1,318
- - - - - - - 171 1,167
- - - - - - - 177 948
- - - - - - - 196 926
- - - - - - - 168 1,044
- - - - - - - 186 1,010
- - - - - - - 240 795
- - - - - - - 245 740
- - - - - - - 235 712
- - - - - - - 266 695
- - - - - - - out for thirteen weeks
- - - - - - - 235 913
- - - - - - - 277 950
- - - - - - - 167 2,593
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 159 990
- - - - - - - 219 721
  • Sales in 2007: 698,591 (#7 album of the year)
  • Sales in 2008: 4,304
Charts Positions
Country Chart Weeks

1

2

3

4

All Global Chart 2 13 - -
Hong
Kong
Japanese Chart 2 5 x x
Global Chart 34 - - -
Asian Chart 8 16
Taiwan Global Chart 3 4 5 7
Japanese Chart 2 1 2 2

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17
Position 2 1 2 2 2 2 4 7 9 11 12 12 15 15 15 - 14
Percentage 23.81% 13% 11.95% 8.94% 7% 5.36% 2.28% 2.38% 1.22% 1.07% 1.06% 1.03% 0.62% 0.87% 0.51% - 0.56%

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