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Genius 2000

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Album Cover
Artist
Amuro Namie
Album
GENIUS 2000
Released
2000.01.26
Catalog Number
AVCD-11756 (CD)
RR12-88158 (Vinyl)
Price
¥3,059
Tracklist
  1. Make the Connection Complete
  2. LOVE 2000
  3. RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE
  4. LEAVIN' for LAS VEGAS
  5. SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS
  6. I HAVE NEVER SEEN
  7. STILL IN LOVE
  8. MI CORAZÓN (TE'AMOUR)
  9. YOU ARE THE ONE
  10. KISS-AND-RIDE
  11. THINGS I COLLECTED
  12. NEXT TO YOU
  13. ASKING WHY
  14. GIVE IT A TRY
  15. LOG OFF


Information

GENIUS 2000 is the third studio album by Amuro Namie. This is her first studio record since 1997's Concentration 20, after taking a year-long hiatus from the recording industry to give birth to her son. After working on her previous album, which was noted more of a vision of Komuro Tetsuya and not Amuro herself, she wanted to record music that she felt connected to. With this record, she enlisted American R&B producer Dallas Austin, starting with the hip-hop influenced "SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS". The album also introduced an edgier image of Amuro, who was one of the first female Japanese singers to display tattoos at the time. The song "LOVE 2000" was released two weeks earlier as the album's lead-in single, which was co-written by Sheila E., who also worked on "GIVE IT A TRY". The song "ASKING WHY" is Amuro's first song to contain self-penned lyrics, but were credited to the pseudonym NICO. The record was co-produced by Austin and Komuro. The two later co-produced her fourth album break the rules, which was released at the end of the year.

The album reached #1 on the weekly Oricon chart, and ranked for a total of eight weeks. It sold 802,740 copies, becoming the #28 album of 2000. In February 2000 it was certified double platinum by the RIAJ.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 1 536,940
- - - - - - - 1 141,070
- - - - - - - 3 62,840
- - - - - - - 8 27,070
- - - - - - - 20 16,930
- - - - - - - 33 8,850
- - - - - - - 48 5,410
- - - - - - - 67 3,630
  • Total Reported Sales: 802,740

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