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Secret (Hamasaki Ayumi album)

CD+DVD
CD only
PLAYBUTTON
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
Secret
Released
2006.11.29 (Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong)
2006.12.02 (Singapore)
2006.12.14 (South Korea, Malaysia)
2012.03.21 (PLAYBUTTON)
Catalog Number
AVCD-23178 (CD+DVD)
AVCD-23179 (CD Only)
AQZD-50673 (PLAYBUTTON)
Price
¥3,990 (CD+DVD)
¥3,059 (CD Only)
¥2,800 (PLAYBUTTON)
CD Tracklist
  1. Not yet
  2. until that Day...
  3. Startin'
  4. 1 LOVE
  5. It was
  6. LABYRINTH
  7. JEWEL
  8. momentum
  9. taskinst
  10. Born To Be...
  11. Beautiful Fighters
  12. BLUE BIRD
  13. kiss o' kill
  14. Secret
DVD Tracklist
  1. Startin' <video clip>
  2. Born To Be... <video clip>
  3. BLUE BIRD <video clip>
  4. Beautiful Fighters <video clip>
  5. 1 LOVE <video clip>
  6. JEWEL <video clip>
  7. momentum <video clip>
  8. Startin' <making clip>
  9. Born To Be... <making clip>
  10. BLUE BIRD <making clip>
  11. Beautiful Fighters <making clip>
  12. 1 LOVE <making clip>
  13. JEWEL <making clip>
  14. momentum <making clip>


Information

Secret is Hamasaki Ayumi's eighth album. It debuted at the top spot of the Oricon weekly chart with first week sales of 386,280 copies. Track #5 "It was" was originally produced for her previous album (miss)understood but for some unknown reason it wasn't included on it.

Secret is believed to be Hamasaki's most successful album yet in worldwide sales. Not only did Secret top the Japanese charts, the album was an instant number-1 hit in countries as Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and China surpassing the (miss)understood international success, being in Taiwan the #2 Japanese album of the year with a 3.54% of total sales.

A limited PLAYBUTTON edition of the album was later released on March 21st, 2012.

The album is certified Triple Platinum for shipment of 750,000 copies.

Credits

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Hamasaki promoting the album.
  • Produced by max matsuura


  • Directed & Recorded by Koji Morimoto
  • A&R: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Direction: Hidetomo Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Mastered by Shigeo Miyamoto at form THE MASTER
  • Recordist: Koji Morimoto, Satoshi Kumasaka (prime sound studio form), Gary Stout (Whaat's Up? Group), Yuichi Nagayama
  • 2nd Engineer: Hiroshi Sato, Yoshinori Kumamoto, Kohei Hatakeyama (prime sound studio form), Makoto Yamadoi (avex studio azabu), Geoff Rice (Sony Music Studios/NY), Mike Houge (Record Plant Recording Studios/L.A.)
  • Recorded & Mixed at prime sound studio form, Sony Music Studios/NY, Record Plant Recording Studios/L.A., avex honolulu studios/HAWAII, avex studio azabu, Warner Music Recording Studio, Victor Studio, Crescente Studio, Bunkamura Studio, Studio Sound DALI
  • Composers Management: Hidemi Ino, Tadayoshi Matsuzaka, Shigeru Kajita, Tomonori Takeda, Chika Souma (tearbridge production), Morihiko Aoyagi (SCOOP MUSIC), Atsuo Koyama (True Song Music), Satoshi Oka (SUPA LOVE)
  • Players Coordination: Yoji Sugiyama (Witchcraft)
  • Studio Setup Assist: Tomoki Kunihara (prime sound studio form)
  • Artist Management: Kouji Hashimoto, Junko Shimamura, Tadashi Urakami (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Artist Brand Management: Motohiro Abe, Hideki Endo (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Utsumizm' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Making Off-shot Producer: Kazuki 'Mr' Okabe (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Media Promotion: Koki Sato & All Media Division Promotion Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Media Promotion Supervisor: Akira Akutsu (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Jun Yogi, Taishi Nomura & All AMC Staff (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • Tie-up Coordination: Hidemi Arasaki, Daisuke Ogi, Daisuke Ogi, Kenta Kobayashi, Hidenori Nishijima (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Casting Coordination: Tatsuo Kodama, Shingo Kitagawa, Kazunari Ishii (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Visual Production Assistant: Yukako Tanaka (avex network inc.)
  • DVD Authoring: Yohei Sato (avex network inc.)
  • Contents Coordination: Kouichiro Tanaka, Tatsuya Kojima, Shunsuke Abe (avex network inc.)
  • Web Designer: Yukiko Ito (avex network inc.)
  • A&R Desk: Hanako Kimura, Miki Endo (avex entertainment inc.)
  • A&R Supervisor: Hiroshi Ishimori, Takashi Okuda (avex trax)
  • A&R Executive Supervisor: Jun Harada (avex trax)
  • Advisory Producers: Motohiro Abe (avex entertainment inc.), Yoshihisa Nagata (avex live creative inc.)
  • General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Takashi Araki, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


<VIDEO CLIP>
  • Startin', Born To Be..., BLUE BIRD, Beautiful Fighters, momentum Directed by Takahide Ishii
  • JEWEL Directed by Wataru Takeishi
  • 1 LOVE Directed by Hideaki Sunaga


  • Art Direction & Design: Shinichi Hara
  • Art Design: Tomohiro Suzumoto (momoya)
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • CG Treatment: Makoto Harikae, Hiroko Tanaka (amana)
  • Quality Control: Shuichi Takahashi, Toshiyuki Suzuki (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • Photographer: Leslie Kee (super sonic)
  • Assistant Photographer: Suguru Konishi, Yasunobu Fukuda
  • Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (ab fab)
  • Assistant Stylist: Tomoaki 'Sakanakun' Abe
  • Costume Creator: Akira Noda (Workaholik)
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura (Three Peace)
  • Assistant Nail Artist: Shingo 'Minazo' Sano
  • Make up: Mio (juice)
  • Assistant Make Up: Marie Uno
  • Hair: Mika Momose (ISM)
  • Assistant Hair: So 'Otōchan' Tsuchie (ISM)
  • Stand In: Takami 'Poroko' Desaki
  • Jewelry Support: Van Cleef & Arpels, PIAGET
  • Support: Keizo Kuroda, Kazuhisa Kurumizawa (Three Peace), Kazuyoshi Takahashi, Satomi Masubuchi, Kayoko Kishishita, Hiroyuki Kuramoto (ZACC), Takehide Fuminori, Miki Kakinuma, Koji Matsumoto, Stanly Izumi Kim, Luis Hernandez, Ward Secton, Katsutaka 'Numacchi' Numakura (Office Lift), Jun Yoshida (ISM)
  • Special Thanks: Junichi 'nonchan' Kamitoku, Mikajohn, Tetsuya 'Hige' Hirakawa, Natsuki, Furu, Yossy, Ryuji, Naokun, Yusuke, Kotaro, Turico, Tomomi, Kyoko, Ai, Ryo, Keiko, Jin, Kumako, Keiichi, my family & my honey, all of you who participated this album... and you❤

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 386,280
1 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 108,119
3 8 7 6 6 7 6 6 50,293
6 8 12 9 8 12 14 11 33,805
5 10 11 8 11 12 11 10 48,202
7 10 11 11 11 14 15
15 16 14 16 16 17 15 16 10,666
13 - - - - - - 30 7,248
- - - - - - - 39 5,101
- - - - - - - 49 3,821
- - - - - - - 68 2,638
- - - - - - - 85 2,221
- - - - - - - 118 1,876
- - - - - - - 75 2,558
- - - - - - - 154 1,370
- - - - - - - 187 1,026
- - - - - - - out for two weeks
- - - - - - - 297 621
- - - - - - - out for one week
- - - - - - - 298 551

Total Reported Sales: 666,396

Charts Positions

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All Global Chart 2 28 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hong
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Asian Chart 1 3 7 12 17 28 33 25 - - - - - - - 36 -
Japanese Chart 1 2 2 3 3 6 5 5 10 16 16 9 11 15 10 7 -
Japan Japanese Chart 1 1 6 12 14 17 19 20 33 51 85 65 145 114 182 67 493
Singapore Japanese Chart 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 3 2 - - - - - -

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 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18 Week 19 Week 20 Week 21
Position 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 6 7 4 7 8 13 13 9 14 16 20
Percentage 25.26% 22.01% 20.97% 14.62% 11.06% 9.39% 8.41% 4.91% 3.24% 2.59% 2.39% 1.68% 2.46% 1.93% 1.75% 0.78% 0.74% 1.01% 0.82% 0.72% 0.72%

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