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The Beginning (ayaka album)

From generasia
Limited Edition Cover
Regular Edition Cover
Artist
ayaka
Album
The beginning
Released
2012.02.01
Catalog Number
AKCO-90001/B (Limited Edition)
AKCO-90002 (Regular Edition)
Price
¥3,990 (Limited Edition)
¥3,150 (Regular Edition)
CD Tracklist
  1. Hajimari no Toki (はじまりのとき; Time to Start)
  2. Hello
  3. Akai Sora (アカイソラ; Red Sky)
  4. The beginning
  5. HIKARI (Light)
  6. Sora yo Onegai (空よお願い; I Beg The Sky)
  7. Tsunagaru Kokoro (繋がる心; Linked Hearts)
  8. THIS IS THE TIME
  9. Soko Made Aruite Iku yo (そこまで歩いていくよ; I'll Walk There)
  10. Egao no Canvas (笑顔のキャンバス; Smile Canvas)
  11. Magic Mind
  12. Kimi e (キミへ; To You)
  13. Yasashii Ao (やさしい蒼; Gentle Blue)
DVD Tracklist
  1. Hajimari no Toki (はじまりのとき) (MUSIC VIDEO)
  2. Hajimari no Toki (はじまりのとき) (Making of)


Information

The beginning is the third studio album released by ayaka and first under her own independent label, A stAtion. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD-only version. The limited edition comes with a DVD and a photobooklet in a special package. The track, "Yasashii Ao" was used as Morinaga Milk Cocoa commercial song and the track, "The beginning" was used as Yokohama Tire's Blue Earth commercial song. "Hello" was used as Yamazaki's Lunch Pack commercial song and, "Soko Made Aruite Iku yo" was used as Kubota Corporation commercial song. The album reached #1 on the Oricon weekly charts and charted for 26 weeks.

Oricon Chart Positions

ayaka promoting the album
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 108,176
1 4 3 2 2 2 3 2 35,241
2 8 7 5 4 4 1 5 17,035
3 20 18 12 8 5 2 8 12,229
5 15 15 17 15 8 3 15 7,422
7 23 21 14 12 9 7 16 6,350
8 x x 27 24 17 14 28 4,436
x x x x x 27 20 36 3,340

Total Reported Sales: 211,142*

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