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Next Level

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CD Only Cover
CD+DVD Cover
2CD+DVD Cover
USB Flash Drive Cover
PLAYBUTTON
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
NEXT LEVEL
Released
2009.03.25 (Japan)
2009.03.27 (South Korea and Taiwan)
2009.04.03 (Hong Kong)
2010.03.25 (China)
2012.03.21 (PLAYBUTTON)
Catalog Number
AVCD-23856~7/B (Limited 2CD+DVD)
AVCD-23858/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-23859 (CD Only)
AVCD-23860 (Limited USB Flash Drive)
AQZD-50677 (PLAYBUTTON)
Price
¥4,500 (Limited 2CD+DVD)
¥3,990 (CD+DVD)
¥3,150 (CD Only)
¥6,800 (Limited USB Flash Drive)
¥2,800 (PLAYBUTTON)
CD1 Tracklist
  1. Bridge to the sky
  2. NEXT LEVEL
  3. Disco-munication
  4. EnergizE
  5. Sparkle
  6. rollin'
  7. GREEN
  8. Load of the SHUGYO
  9. identity
  10. Rule
  11. LOVE 'n' HATE
  12. Pieces of SEVEN
  13. Days
  14. Curtain call
LIVE CD from "PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A" Tracklist
  1. GREEN
  2. Will
  3. End of the World
  4. Heartplace
  5. And Then
  6. Naturally
  7. POWDER SNOW
  8. HOPE or PAIN
  9. Over
  10. SCAR
  11. SIGNAL
  12. Hana
  13. too late
  14. everywhere nowhere
  15. Days
  16. For My Dear...
DVD Tracklist
  1. Days <video clip>
  2. GREEN <video clip>
  3. Rule <video clip>
  4. Sparkle <video clip>
  5. NEXT LEVEL <video clip>
  6. Curtain call <video clip>
  7. Days <making clip>
  8. GREEN <making clip>
  9. Rule <making clip>
  10. Sparkle <making clip>
  11. NEXT LEVEL <making clip>
  12. Curtain call <making clip>


Information

NEXT LEVEL is the tenth full-length studio album released by Hamasaki Ayumi. It is the first Japanese album to be released as a USB Memory stick, as well as its releases in 2CD+DVD, CD+DVD, and CD-Only formats. The limited USB version comes with all 14 songs in .mp3 format, a digital booklet in .pdf form, and the six music videos in .mp4 format, all on a 2GB flash drive. The making-of's are not included. The USB version was in high enough demand that avex trax had to release a limited reissue for this format weeks before the album was even released. Sound-wise, NEXT LEVEL represents a shift for Hamasaki from the pop-rock style she used between 2005 to 2008 into a more electro-pop sound relevant for the year 2009. A limited PLAYBUTTON edition of the album was later released on March 21st, 2012.

The album is certified Double Platinum for shipment of 500,000 copies.


Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 240,810
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 50,271
2 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 28,575
5 9 7 6 6 6 6 7 13,131
5 10 17 16 16 13 12 14 9,368
8 25 19 14 19 16 17 18 6,863
16 19 23 19 24 23 14 20 4,918
13 32 36 35 30 31 18 28 3,439
26 - - 39 - 41 34 50 2,286
29 - - - - - 47 59 2,056
40 - - - - - - 67 1,568
- - - - - - - 79 1,463
- - - - - - - 84 1,265
- - - - - - - 146 1,045
- - - - - - - 107 1,218
- - - - - - - 149 1,032
- - - - - - - 153 901
- - - - - - - 199 840
- - - - - - - 167 825
- - - - - - - 188 791
- - - - - - - 105 1,201
49 - - - - - - 135 941
- - - - - - - 170 831
- - - - - - - 166 722
- - - - - - - 251 514
- - - - - - - 287 462
- - - - - - - 276 536
- - - - - - - out for thirteen weeks
- - - - - - - 173 1,675
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 271 442

Total Reported Sales: 379,989
Total Sales in 2009: 377,872 (#16 album of the year)
Total Sales in 2010: 2,117

Billboard Japan Top Album Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Position 1 2 5 5 13 16 17 25 38 45 76

World Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2
Position 1 15

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
Position 13 1 4 3 4 6 5 8 10 12 - 18 16
Percentage 0.88% 33.9% 8.04% 4.04% 3.77% 3.7% 3.57% 2.28% 1.18% 0.71% - 0.69% 0.64%

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