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Love Again (Hamasaki Ayumi)

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CD+DVD Cover
CD+Blu-ray Cover
CD-only Cover
PLAYBUTTON Cover
ayupan Figure
PLAYBUTTON Design
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
LOVE again
Released
2013.02.08 (Japan)
2013.02.20 (Hong Kong & Taiwan)
2013.02.27 (South Korea)
Catalog Number
AVCD-38706/B (CD+Blu-ray+ayupan+PHOTO BOOK)
AVCD-38705/B (CD+DVD+ayupan+PHOTO BOOK)
AVCD-38708/B (CD+Blu-ray)
AVCD-38707/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-38709 (CD Only)
AQZ1-50856 (PLAYBUTTON)
Price
¥5,460 (CD+Blu-ray+ayupan+PHOTO BOOK)
¥5,040 (CD+DVD+ayupan+PHOTO BOOK)
¥4,410 (CD+Blu-ray)
¥3,990 (CD+DVD)
¥3,150 (CD-only)
¥2,100 (PLAYBUTTON)
CD Tracklist
  1. Wake me up
  2. Song 4 u
  3. Missing
  4. SAKURA
  5. Melody
  6. task'n'bass
  7. Bye-bye darling
  8. snowy kiss
  9. Sweet scar
  10. petal
  11. glasses
  12. untitled for her... story 2
  13. Gloria
  14. Ivy
  15. You & Me
DVD Tracklist
  1. Song 4 u (video clip)
  2. Missing (video clip)
  3. Wake me up (video clip)
  4. You & Me (video clip)
  5. snowy kiss (video clip)
  6. Sweet scar (video clip)
  7. Melody (video clip)
  8. Song 4 u (making clip)
  9. Missing (making clip)
  10. You & Me (making clip)
  11. Wake me up / snowy kiss (making clip)
  12. Wake me up / snowy kiss (making clip)
  13. Sweet scar (making clip)
  14. Melody (making clip)


Information

LOVE again is the fourteenth full-length studio album released by Hamasaki Ayumi. It is the fourth release of the special 5 consecutive months releases event to commemorate her 15th anniversary. It was released in six versions : two limited CD+DVD/Blu-ray+ayupan+PHOTO BOOK editions coming with a special ayupan figure and a 24-page photobook, two CD+DVD/Blu-ray editions, a CD Only edition and a limited PLAYBUTTON edition which was only sold through the TeamAyu shop and mu-mo.

The album includes all of the original songs included on her previous mini-albums LOVE and again, hence the title LOVE again, "You & Me" and 7 new songs. The DVD/Blu-ray also includes all the previously released PVs, as well as a video for "Melody" and exclusive making clips.

This is her 20th album to top the Oricon charts, achieving this mark after 14 years and 10 months since her debut, surpassing B’z who achieved this feat over 17 years and 10 months. LOVE again also made Ayumi the 3rd artist with over 20 number 1 albums in Japan, following B'z (20) and Yumi Matsutoya (21).

Hamasaki herself stated: “I used all my strength for this album. I wanted many people to listen to it, so I’m very happy that many people have supported it. Thank you very much,” she expressed. “Being able to set this record, this is all thanks to the fans who have supported me. Since this year marks my 15th year, I want to make this a year that I will be able to create wonderful memories with everyone.”

Ivy was choseen as theme song for the Fuji Tv drama "Kujo".

The album is certified Gold for shipment of 100,000 copies.

Oricon Chart Positions

Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the album
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - 1 1 1 2 1 53,065
1 5 4 3 2 3 6 2 15,564
1 19 14 12 11 14 19 15 6,469
9 38 34 29 25 29 28 40 3,993
14 - - 45 28 48 - 61 2,308
25 - - - - - - 73 1,537
- - - - - - - 104 1,028
- - - - - - - 144 900
- - - - - - - 114 736
- - - - - - - 98 815
- - - - - - - 128 594
- - - - - - - 171 595
- - - - - - - 181 566
- - - - - - - 228 368
- - - - - - - 273 287
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2013 February 3 79,091

Total Reported Sales: 88,825 (#70 Album of 2013)

Total Downloads Reported by RIAJ: 100,000 (You & Me)

Billboard Japan Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Position 2 2 14 27 57 71

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
Position 2 3 10 14 16 - 15 - 14 - - - - 15
Percentage 12.46% 4.94% 1.32% 0.55% 1.21% - 0.68% - 0.93% - - - - 1.12%

Gaon Foreign Albums Monthly Chart Positions

Year Month Rank Sales
2013 February 30 306

Total Reported Sales: 306*

World Chart Positions

Week 1
Position 15

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