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Sweet 19 Blues

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Album Cover
Artist
Amuro Namie
Album
SWEET 19 BLUES
Released
1996.07.22
Catalog Number
AVCD-11463
Price
¥3,059
Tracklist
  1. watch your step!!
  2. motion
  3. LET'S DO THE MOTION
  4. PRIVATE
  5. Interlude ~ Ocean way
  6. Don't wanna cry (Eighteen's Summer Mix)
  7. Rainy DANCE
  8. Chase the Chance (CC Mix)
  9. Interlude ~ Joy
  10. I'll JUMP
  11. Interlude ~ Scratch Voices
  12. i was a fool
  13. present
  14. Interlude ~ Don't wanna cry Symphonic Style
  15. You're my sunshine (Hollywood Mix)
  16. Body Feels EXIT (Latin House Mix)
  17. '77~
  18. SWEET 19 BLUES
  19. ...soon nineteen


Information

SWEET 19 BLUES is the debut solo album by Amuro Namie. Much like the singles leading up to the record, all the lyrics, music and arrangements were done by Komuro Tetsuya and his production team. With the success of this album, Amuro quickly became a a fashion icon and media sensation by denying the typical Japanese beauty standards, and set a new standard for female artists in Japan. There were four physical singles released leading up the record (including three #1 singles), and one re-cut single a month later. Various album tracks on the album were used as radio singles or had tie-ins. "LET'S DO THE MOTION" was used in its parent album's TV commercial, "PRIVATE" was the commerical song for Nissan cars, and "I'll JUMP" was released to radio. "Interlude ~ Joy" was later re-recorded into a full song, "Joy", which became both the b-side to m.c.A・T's single "Thunder Party" and the re-cut single to the parent album's title track, and used as the Maxell UD2's CM song (credited as m.c.A・T feat. Amuro Namie).

Album Art

The album's cover, slip cases, and booklet were all shot by Hirama Itaru with art direction by Tycoon Graphics. The album was released in four different slipcases, with the first three cases limited to 1,000,000 copies each. The photos from the shoot were also used for the re-cut single "SWEET 19 BLUES."

Case #1
Case #2
Case #3
Case #4

Oricon Chart Positions

Physical

Amuro promoting the album

The album debuted at #1 on the daily and weekly Oricon charts, selling 1,921,850 copies in the first week. This makes the album her personal-best in first-week album sales, and the ninth highest first-week sales in Japanese music history.[1] In 1996, it sold 3,186,860 copies making the second best selling album of the year. The album continued to rank for 42 weeks and sold a total of 3,359,450 copies, making it Amuro's best-selling album. It is also the 13th all-time best-selling album in Japan and the 6th best-selling album by a female artist.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 1 1,921,850
- - - - - - - 1 352,950
- - - - - - - 4 196,240
- - - - - - - 4 173,570
- - - - - - - 3 108,850
- - - - - - - 2 91,790
- - - - - - - 4 80,720
- - - - - - - 6 75,200
- - - - - - - 8 35,920
- - - - - - - 11 40,070
- - - - - - - 16 24,820
- - - - - - - 15 25,650
- - - - - - - 21 20,260
- - - - - - - 27 11,720
- - - - - - - 29 10,890
- - - - - - - 34 9,210
- - - - - - - 42 7,150
- - - - - - - 61 6,050
- - - - - - - 56 6,910
- - - - - - - 61 6,220
- - - - - - - 62 6,740
- - - - - - - 65 6,760
- - - - - - - 22 31,340
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 20 21,480
- - - - - - - 28 10,430
- - - - - - - 34 7,000
- - - - - - - 43 6,310
- - - - - - - 54 5,200
- - - - - - - 64 4,620
- - - - - - - 49 5,440
- - - - - - - 56 5,180
- - - - - - - 69 4,400
- - - - - - - 51 5,900
- - - - - - - 72 5,060
- - - - - - - 74 5,030
- - - - - - - 53 5,260
- - - - - - - 72 4,240
- - - - - - - 90 3,490
- - - - - - - out for one week
- - - - - - - 93 3,310
- - - - - - - out for one week
- - - - - - - 97 3,270
- - - - - - - out for three weeks
- - - - - - - 98 2,950
- - - - - - - out for ? weeks
- - - - - - - 279 190

Total Reported Sales: 3,359,640 [2]

Digital

Note: Oricon began tracking album downloads in November 2016.

Week Rank Sales
13 766
  • Total Reported Sales: 766

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