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Loveppears

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Album Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
LOVEppears
Released
1999.11.10
Catalog Number
AVCD-11740
Price
¥3,059
CD1 Tracklist
  1. Introduction
  2. Fly high
  3. Trauma
  4. And Then
  5. immature "Album Version"
  6. Boys & Girls
  7. TO BE
  8. End roll
  9. P.S II
  10. WHATEVER "Dub's 1999 Remix"
  11. too late
  12. appears "Album Version"
  13. monochrome
  14. Interlude
  15. LOVE ~refrain~
  16. Who...
  17. kanariya (Bonus track)
CD2 Tracklist
  1. ayu's EURO MEGA-MIX "Y&Co Mix"
  2. ayu's HOUSE MEGA-MIX "N.S House Mix"
  3. A Song for XX "MILLENNIUM MIX"
  4. POWDER SNOW "Acoustic Oechestra Version" from ayu-ro-mix
  5. FRIEND II "MAKE MY MAD MIX" from ayu-mi-x


Information

LOVEppears is the sophomore studio album recorded by Hamasaki Ayumi. It was released in double disc format, containing the record and a bonus CD. When working on this album is where Hamasaki first worked with the ideas of "Black Ayumi" who was featured on the cover, and "White Ayumi" who is featured on the back; A concept that was revisited on her A BEST 2 albums. With this new record Hamasaki has shifted her sound from pop-rock on A Song for ×× to more dance orientated electronic pop, and she would start to gain popularity with dance clubs for her series of Ayu-mix remix albums and singles.

This album features a high concentration of singles. With 12 of songs were A-side releases, and a total of 17 songs had been previously released, and two more were released as singles after the album came out. The track "appears" was released as a single alongside LOVEppears. In December 2014, over 15 years after it's initial release, "Who..." was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for over 250,000 digital downloads.

The album reached #1 on the weekly Oricon chart, and did so for three consecutive weeks. It sold 1,443,490 copies in 1999, becoming the #15 album of the year. It also sold 1,077,960 copies in 2000, becoming the #14 album of the year. LOVEppears continued to rank for a total of 64 weeks, selling 2,562,130 copies in all.

Bonus Material

Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the album

The album came with a lot of bonus material on the second CD aside from the remix tracks. The special footage and files can be accessed via CD-ROM. [1]

The overseas release of the album includes a fold-out poster, notorious for its typo, calling the singer "ayumi hamamsaki."

  • A collection of 15 commercials for music releases, and ten commercials for other products.
  • A complete single's discography (up to this point) with small audio samples.
  • Photographs from music and fashion magazines.
  • Footage from a small gallery in New York, which is where the video clip for "appears" was shot.
  • A commercial for A Film for ×× video.
  • Audio files of Hamasaki's voice.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 1 1,201,870
- - - - - - - 1 241,620
- - - - - - - 1 178,600
- - - - - - - 2 130,110
- - - - - - - 4 100,360
- - - - - - - 7 70,950
- - - - - - - 9 70,660
- - - - - - - 7 142,640
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 9 31,950
- - - - - - - 11 21,510
- - - - - - - 17 19,540
- - - - - - - 19 17,150
- - - - - - - 15 16,650
- - - - - - - 15 13,370
- - - - - - - 21 16,110
- - - - - - - 25 12,970
- - - - - - - 35 9,520
- - - - - - - 42 8,300
- - - - - - - 47 10,220
- - - - - - - 49 7,610
- - - - - - - 41 7,980
- - - - - - - 40 6,900
- - - - - - - 40 6,900
- - - - - - - 43 6,330
- - - - - - - 46 6,510
- - - - - - - 49 6,830
- - - - - - - 43 5,240
- - - - - - - 37 5,950
- - - - - - - 31 9,980
- - - - - - - 37 8,040
- - - - - - - 32 7,480
- - - - - - - 31 8,020
- - - - - - - 39 9,570
- - - - - - - 45 6,420
- - - - - - - 45 6,540
- - - - - - - 37 6,820
- - - - - - - 48 6,210
- - - - - - - 54 5,260
- - - - - - - 49 5,230
- - - - - - - 34 6,540
- - - - - - - 27 8,560
- - - - - - - 43 5,890
- - - - - - - 31 6,570
- - - - - - - 51 4,400
- - - - - - - 40 4,810
- - - - - - - 56 4,910
- - - - - - - 56 4,320
- - - - - - - 49 4,850
- - - - - - - 50 4,830
- - - - - - - 53 4,480
- - - - - - - 61 4,090
- - - - - - - 65 3,960
- - - - - - - 73 3,290
- - - - - - - 79 2,930
- - - - - - - 97 2,950
- - - - - - - 89 3,090
- - - - - - - 55 13,570
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 59 3,990
- - - - - - - 57 3,960
- - - - - - - 76 3,960
- - - - - - - 75 3,310
- - - - - - - 98 2,940
- - - - - - - 100 2,910
  • Total Reported Sales: 2,562,130

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