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Party Queen

CD+DVD+DVD Cover
CD+DVD Cover
CD Only Cover
COUNTDOWN LIVE DVD Cover (CD+DVD+DVD First Press Only)
CD+DVD+DVD + 2 LIVE DVD + Goodies
CD+DVD+DVD + LIVE Blu-ray + Goodies
PLAYBUTTON


Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
Party Queen
Released
2012.03.14 (iTunes Japan)
2012.03.21 (Japan)
2012.03.23 (Taiwan)
2012.03.29 (Hong Kong)
2012.04.04 (South Korea)
2012.04.06 (Singapore)
Catalog Number
AVCD-38501/B~E (CD+DVD+DVD + LIVE Blu-ray + Goodies)
AVCD-38500/B~F (CD+DVD+DVD + 2 LIVE DVD + Goodies)
AVCD-38511/B~D (CD+DVD+DVD)
AVCD-38512/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-38513 (CD Only)
AQZD-50681 (PLAYBUTTON)
Price
¥18,900 (CD+2DVD + LIVE Blu-ray + Goodies)
¥17,850 (CD+DVD+DVD + 2 LIVE DVD + Goodies)
¥7,350 (CD+DVD+DVD)
¥3,990 (CD+DVD)
¥3,150 (CD Only)
¥3,000 (PLAYBUTTON)
¥2,400 (iTunes)
CD Tracklist
  1. Party queen
  2. NaNaNa
  3. Shake It♥
  4. taskebab
  5. call
  6. Letter
  7. reminds me
  8. Return Road
  9. Tell me why
  10. a cup of tea
  11. the next LOVE
  12. Eyes, Smoke, Magic
  13. Serenade in A minor
  14. how beautiful you are
DVD 1 Tracklist
  1. Shake It♥ (video clip)
  2. NaNaNa (video clip)
  3. Return Road (video clip)
  4. how beautiful you are (video clip)
  5. Shake It♥ (making clip)
  6. NaNaNa (making clip)
  7. Return Road (making clip)
  8. how beautiful you are (making clip)
DVD 2 "ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~" Tracklist
  1. do it again
  2. Happening Here
  3. insomnia
  4. MOON
  5. fated
  6. feedback
  7. NEVER EVER
  8. sending mail
  9. machine
  10. Sparkle
  11. Humming 7/4
  12. evolution
  13. RAINBOW
  14. November
  15. music
  16. Ladies Night
  17. Party queen
  18. Happening Here
  19. Love song
  20. how beautiful you are
  21. Trauma ~ Boys & Girls
  22. MY ALL


Information

Party Queen is the thirteenth full-length studio album released by Hamasaki Ayumi. The album was released in six versions : A CD+DVD+DVD edition, containing the music videos, their making clips and the last Countdown Live (presented in seperated CD and DVD cases for the first press, and a 4-discs CD case for the regular edition) ; a CD+DVD edition, containing the music videos and their making clips ; a CD Only edition ; a "SPECIAL LIMITED BOX SET" containing the CD+DVD+DVD edition of the album, the DVD edition of her "ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A LIMITED EDITION" tour, 2 half-pint glasses and 2 cork coasters ; a "SPECIAL LIMITED BOX SET" containing the CD+DVD+DVD edition of the album, the Blu-ray edition of her "ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A LIMITED EDITION" tour, 2 half-pint glasses and 2 cork coasters; and a limited PLAYBUTTON edition containing the fourteen original tracks. The album charted at #2 on the weekly Oricon chart, her second album to do so, since GUILTY back in 2008. It was unable to sell more than 100,000 copies in it's first week.

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

Credits

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Hamasaki promoting the album.


  • Produced by max matsuura


  • A&R + Director: Hidetomo 'KOME' Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis Mastering, London
  • Recordist: Koji Morimoto (prime sound studio form), Yuichi Nagayama, Cenzo Townshend, Jimmy Robertson, Nick Gilpin, David Reitzas
  • 2nd Engineer: Liam Nolan (Metropolis Studios, London), Robbie Nelson, Mike Horner (RAK Studios, London), Yuji Tanaka, Seiji Itabashi, Yujiro Yonetsu (prime sound studio form)
  • Recorded & Mixed at Metropolis Studios, London, RAK Studios, London, prime sound studio form, Aobadai Studio
  • Composer Management: Tomonori Takeda (Ryuken), Tadayoshi Matsuzaka, Yuki Iwabuchi (avex management inc.), Ryoya Kurosu (SUPA LOVE), Hide Nakamura (Soundgraphics)
  • Players & Studio Coordination in London: Mai Takamizawa (Plenty), Jessica da Rosa (Brissett Music), Kerry Harvey-Piper (Red Grape), Erica Tsunoda (avex group holdings inc.)
  • Studio Setup Assist in London: Katy Samwell, Jed Kellett (Metropolis Studios), Dan Baldwin (Metropolis Mastering)
  • Studio Setup Assist: Noriko Yajima (prime sound studio form)
  • Additional Direction & Recording: Yoshihisa Tokuda, Kazuki Kumagai (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Artist Management Chief: Kouji 'Ouji' Hashimoto (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management: Takahiro 'SUGI' Sugiue (avex management inc.), Masamichi Imafuku, Seiko Suzuki (A COLLECTION)
  • Artist Brand Management: Hideki 'Jackie' Endo (avex management inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Mizumo' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Media Promotion: Shigenobu Hoshino & All Promotion Division Media Room and Publicity Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Norio Udaka, Takashi Saigo & All AMI Staff (avex marketing inc.)
  • Tie-up Coordination: Kenichiro Kimura, Hideaki Tamamushi, Shohei Taniishi & All Tie-up Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Casting Coordination: All Casting Room Staff (avex management inc.)
  • Merchandising Director: Naomi Mayuzumi (avex marketing inc.)
  • Team Ayu Operation: Yosuke Hojo (avex marketing inc.)
  • Web Designer: Yukiko Ito, Daisuke Kikuchi (avex marketing inc.)
  • Digital Creative Director: Yasuhiro Okada, Hiroo Komatsuzaki (avex marketing inc.)
  • A&R Desk: Hanako Kimura (avex trax)
  • Management Desk: Tamae Sasaki (avex management inc.)
  • A&R Assistant: Jiro Nakagiri (avex trax)
  • A&R Chief: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Tetsuya Saito, Masatoshi Uchida (avex entertainment inc.)
  • A&R Executive Supervisor: Yoshihiro Seki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Shigekazu Takeuchi, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


<Video Clip & Making Clip>
  • All Video Clips Directed by Masahi Muto
  • All Making Clips Directed by Keisuke Onodera


<ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~>

  • Band Members: Yoshihiro Tomonari, Enrique, Yoshio Nomura, Daichi Hamazaki, Yusuke Miyazaki, Yoko "Princess" Yamazaki, Yumi Kawamura, Timothy Wellard, Masamichi Imafuku
  • Dancers: Shuya "SHU-YA" Mizuno, Yusaki "ZIN" Jin, Subaru Tomita, Maroka "Maro" Uchiyama, Tomofumi "2-YAN" Kuroda, Kazuma Hamamoto, Ko Sasaki, Kayano "Kayanocchi" Nomura, Midori "Midoring" Saito, Aki Yoneda, Etsuko "EKKO" Hisaki, Emi Shinozuka
  • Aerial Performer: Aki "Yossy" Yoshida
  • Acrobatic Performers: Shuichiro "SYU" Yoshimaru, Kuniyuki "KUNI" Kusumoto, Daisuke "SUKE3" Takai (POWERBOMB), Tomoki Fujita, Katsuyuki Kasuga, Satoru Yokoyama


  • Photographer: Leslie Kee & Ryan Chan
  • Art Direction & Design: Tomokazu Suzuki (MOMOYA), Ayumi Hamasaki
  • A Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (ab fab)
  • A Costume Designer: Masataka Kato
  • A Costume Designer Assistant: Jue Maeyama
  • A Hair: Yoshiyuki 'Sukesan' Sukegawa (Allure)
  • A Make Up: Jin 'Gori' Kiyota (ROND.)
  • A Assistant Hair & Make Up: Tomonori 'Kanie' Nagai (ROND.)
  • A Trainer: So 'kurisuteru' Nagashima, Hideto 'AOKING' Aoki (tune:up)
  • Location Support: Mitsu Hagiwara (hideoki productions, ltd.)
  • Costume Support: PEACH JOHN
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Quality Control: Yoichi Arai, Eiichi Yamamoto, Masaya Ishida, Hiroki Ishikawa (avex marketing inc.)
  • DVD Authoring & Menu Design: Yohei Sato, Akihito Horikoshi (avex marketing inc.)


  • A Special Thanks to All my family, All my friends ...and YOU♥

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 97,691
2 9 5 7 7 6 7 6 18,101
6 12 11 10 10 11 8 9 8,513
6 19 18 13 13 19 10 15 5,618
14 - - 23 25 24 15 27 3,352
14 - - 33 36 34 34 43 2,532
26 - - 35 25 44 35 41 2,167
- - - - 48 47 - 48 1,627
- - - 43 - - - 66 1,217
- - - - - - - 83 1,234
48 - - - - - - 115 817
- - - - - - - 142 646
- - - - - - - 141 603
- - - - - - - 191 516
- - - - - - - 215 598
- - - - - - - 187 532
- - - - - - - 230 441
- - - - - - - 267 395
- - - - - - - 273 398
- - - - - - - 253 378
- - - - - - - 211 449
- - - - - - - 209 465
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2012 March 4 124,305
2012 April 25 13,669

Total Sales in 2012: 148,290 (#38 album of the year)

Total Downloads Reported by RIAJ: 100,000 (how beautiful you are)

Billboard Japan Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Position 2 8 11 19 27 44 33 47 51

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Weekly Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Position 2 5 4 6 8 10 14 20
Percentage 9.6% 3.1% 2.92% 2.04% 1.06% 0.99% 0.75% 0.42%
Yearly 2012
Position 17
Percentage 0.81%

Gaon Foreign Albums Monthly Chart Positions

Year Month Rank Sales
2012 April 37 301

Total Reported Sales: 301*

United World Charts

Week 1
Position 8

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