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A Best 2 -White-

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CD+2DVD
CD only
CD only (2nd Press)
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
A BEST 2 -WHITE-
Released
2007.02.28 (Japan)
2007.03.09 (Taiwan)
2007.03.13 (Hong Kong)
2007.03.14 (Singapore)
2007.03.12 (Overseas version)
2007.03.15 (Korea)
2007.04.?? (Malaysia)
Catalog Number
AVCD-23265 (CD+2DVD)
AVCD-23266 (CD only)
Price
¥4,700 (CD+2DVD)
¥3,059 (CD only)
CD Tracklist
  1. evolution
  2. Greatful days
  3. independent
  4. Humming 7/4
  5. UNITE!
  6. Real me
  7. my name's WOMEN
  8. ourselves
  9. INSPIRE
  10. STEP you
  11. July 1st
  12. fairyland
  13. Voyage
  14. Moments
  15. A Song is born
DVD ~BEST Video Clip -WHITE- Collection~ Tracklist
  1. evolution
  2. Greatful days
  3. Humming 7/4
  4. UNITE! (promotional clip)
  5. Real me
  6. my name's WOMEN
  7. ourselves
  8. INSPIRE
  9. STEP you
  10. fairyland
  11. Voyage
  12. Moments
  13. H (TV-CM)
DVD 2 ~BEST of COUNTDOWN LIVE 2006-2007 A~ Tracklist
  1. Not yet
  2. ourselves
  3. Fly high
  4. Beautiful Fighters
  5. NEVER EVER
  6. A Song for XX
  7. No way to say
  8. Free & Easy
  9. evolution
  10. flower garden
~COUNTDOWN~
  1. until that Day...
  2. AUDIENCE
  3. Boys & Girls
~ENCORE~
  1. Trauma
  2. independent
  3. Humming 7/4
  4. BLUE BIRD


Information

"A BEST 2" is the third "best of" compilation by Hamasaki Ayumi. It was released in two versions; BLACK and WHITE. The WHITE version contains upbeat and happy songs selected from everything since her 20th single evolution (2001) up to her 38th single Bold & Delicious / Pride (2005). The second DVD replaced the release of the COUNTDOWN LIVE DVD of the year (as it was usual). The first press of the album included a special white case. "A BEST 2 -WHITE-" topped the pre-order charts at the first week it got announced followed by "A BEST 2 -BLACK-". The first press on the album had some mistakes in the credits area, the second press is corrected, that's why the second press of the album has a different cover. All tracks 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 716,582 copies in 2007, it became the #5 album of the year. To date, A BEST 2 sold a combine total of 1,423,317 copies.

Charts

A BEST 2 -WHITE- debuted at #2 in Oricon Charts (Japan) but it reached #1 in next days. 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 -WHITE- reached #1 in Japan, #1 in Singapore, #2 in Taiwan and #28 in Hong Kong. In its first week in Taiwan Ayumi occupied a half of total J-Pop sales and 11% of total sales. Together, 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
- 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 475,284
1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 101,894
2 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 46,634
6 12 11 7 7 8 8 9 22,667
8 18 16 13 12 12 10 15 14,168
12 19 18 17 18 15 17 17 8,783
15 - 19 20 19 16 17 21 6,276
- - - - - - - 29 4,775
- - - - - - - 46 4,129
- - - - - - - 39 4,130
- - - - - - - 54 2,314
- - - - - - - 56 2,105
- - - - - - - 101 1,878
- - - - - - - 89 1,779
- - - - - - - 113 1,502
- - - - - - - 109 1,367
- - - - - - - 125 1,240
- - - - - - - 142 1,488
- - - - - - - 151 1,196
- - - - - - - 139 1,250
- - - - - - - 116 1,551
- - - - - - - 156 1,251
- - - - - - - 159 1,046
- - - - - - - 145 1,148
- - - - - - - 143 1,262
- - - - - - - 184 1,022
- - - - - - - 217 856
- - - - - - - 243 744
- - - - - - - 223 748
- - - - - - - 247 753
- - - - - - - 284 747
- - - - - - - out for one week
- - - - - - - 290 595
- - - - - - - out for ten weeks
- - - - - - - 232 919
- - - - - - - out for one week
- - - - - - - 164 2,619
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 150 1,023
- - - - - - - 229 696
  • Total Reported Sales: 721,839
  • Sales in 2007: 717,501 (#5 album of the year)
  • Sales in 2008: 4,338
Charts Positions
Country Chart Weeks

1

2

3

4

All Global Chart 1 12 - -
Hong
Kong
Japanese Chart 1 6 9 9
Asian Chart 7 18 29 27
Global Chart 28 - - -
Taiwan Global Chart 2 5 4 6
Japanese Chart 1 2 1 1

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 Week 18
Position 1 2 1 1 1 3 5 6 7 6 11 8 12 16 13 - - 16
Percentage 24.66% 12.31% 13.15% 9.9% 7.43% 4.78% 1.98% 2.46% 1.3% 1.2% 1.09% 1.16% 0.86% 0.79% 0.57% - - 0.37%

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