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Ai's 3rd best-of album: [Ai am Best, to] released 2019.01.01

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Crystallas
Posted: Sep 09, 2018 4:26 pm Reply with quote
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Ai-chan will release an all time best-of album titled "Ai am Best, too" on January 1st 2019.

The album will be released 12 years after "Ai am Best" and come in 3 different versions (2CD Only, 2CD+DVD and 2CD+Blu-ray). A special edition that'll be sold on mu-mo and her official fanclub comes with a 3rd disc that'll contain 9 tracks chosen by fans.
The tracklist includes 29 previously released songs that were chosen by Ai-chan herself, as well as the new song "Dear, you".

Tracklist:

01 Momo no Hanabira
02 Sakuranbo
03 Amaenbo
04 Happy Days
05 Kingyo Hanabi
06 Pon Pon
07 Kuroge Wagyuu Joshio Tanyaki 680 Yen
08 SMILY
08 Neko ni Fuusen
09 Planetarium
10 Haneari Tamagi
11 Frienger
12 Yumekui
13 Renai Shashin
14 CHU-LIP
15 PEACH
16 Kumuriuta
17 Rocket Sneaker
18 Kimi Fechi
19 Shachihata
20 Zokkondition
21 Re:NAME
22 More More
23 LOVE FANTASTIC
24 Time Machine
25 Parallel World
26 Watashi
27 TOKYO Sanpo
28 Hibi, Ikiteireba
29 Dracaena
30 Dear, you

According to her website the tracklist is still tentative, which makes sense if you consider that some essentials aren't there yet (such as Daisuki da yo, Kurage Nagareboshi, etc.).
Your thoughts on this? Is her contract with avex running out so they're trying to milk some cash out of her for one last time? Tongue
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Sep 10, 2018 1:33 am Reply with quote
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Might be her contract with Avex which is running out, or after the mini success they had with her LOVE IS BORN 15th Anniversary and its exclusive release on iTunes last august which pushed them to make it happen.
I'm happy anyway to finally listen to "Dear, you", which was, from the recording, promising! We might except a PV from the best album for this track!
 
Crystallas
Posted: Oct 12, 2018 6:59 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10983
It's been revealed that the following songs will appear on disc 3 (as chosen by her fanclub members):

Himawari
Pretty Voice
Cherish
Amai Kimochi Maru Kajiri
Mirai Taxi
Pocket
Ticket
Sora to Kujira
Ai

Still bummed that "Daisuki da yo" didn't make the cut. Blank stare
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Oct 14, 2018 5:22 am Reply with quote
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That's still a huge tracklist haha but I understand you're disappointment!

Not surprised by the fan choices!
 
Crystallas
Posted: Oct 14, 2018 9:04 am Reply with quote
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Yeah, I think the tracklist does a good job representing her work and identity as a musician. I'm glad she included some album album tracks like "Shachihata" as well.

As a long time fan it's just weird to see some obvious choices like "Daisuki da yo" or "Kurage Nagareboshi" being left out haha.
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Oct 16, 2018 3:36 am Reply with quote
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She rarely sang Kurage, Nagereboshi except when she had to promote it. I think she's not a big fan of this song..

We can clearly see which one she likes the most (out of the single tracks): Haneari Tamagi, Kumuriuta, Kimi Fechi, Shachihata and some more recent songs: Time Machine, Parallel World, TOKYO Sanpo and Hibi, Ikiteireba.
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jan 25, 2019 5:14 am Reply with quote
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She sold 10,727 copies within 9 weeks.
I don't have numbers outside the Top 50 for the ranking including physical + streaming + digital sales, but she sold more than 500 copies during its 2 first weeks when included streaming + digital together so adding that to the physical sales, it's a total of 11,3k copies.

Chart run:
#23 > #26 > #43 > #77 > #122 > #115 > #111 > #198 > #299

And she's doing Music Station on February the 1st. I guess to sing Sakuranbo or Planetarium again haha

TV:
2019.02.11  MBS「MM-TV」
2019.02.09  NHK Nagoya「Uta-Tube」
2019.02.01  Music Station
2019.01.26  Music Japan TV 「Music Japan TV Countdown」
2019.01.28  MBS「+music」
2019.01.26  HBC「Otodoki!」
2019.01.16  HTB「Ichimoni!」

Radio:
2019.02.25  Date fm「とび出せ 中村くん!!」
2019.02.25  RKBラジオ「RKBミュージックファイル」
2019.02.25  ZIP-FM「bloomy*」
2019.02.22  Rakuten.FM TOHOKU「ラジワシイーグルス」
2019.02.21  エフエム秋田「mix」
2019.02.20  Date fm「SOUND GENIC」
2019.02.16  東海ラジオ「コレクターズ・サロン「音楽堂」
2019.02.16  fmいずみ「サタデードライブマーケット」
2019.02.16  Date fm「tracks」
2019.02.13  ラジオ3「Groovin'J」
2019.02.12  Date fm「Morning Brush」
2019.02.05  エフエム山形「MAGIC」
2019.02.04  Date fm「J-SIDE STATION」
2019.02.04  ZIP-FM「PEEPS!」
2019.02.04  NHK-FM「MONKEY MAJIKのオンバク」
2019.02.02  CBCラジオ「若狭敬一のスポ音」
2019.02.01  FM OH!「Double-E」
2019.01.28  @FM「Radio Freaks」
2019.01.28  FM OH!「Marché Coucou」
2019.01.26  FM802「SATURDAY AMUSIC ISLANDS afternoon edition」
2019.01.25  TBC Radio「NEW NEWS」
2019.01.25  TBC Radio「ロジャー大葉のラジオな気分」
2019.01.25  Date fm「AIR JAM FRIDAY」
2019.01.24  FM OH!「LOVE FLAP」
2019.01.23  FM802「Poppin'FLAG!!!」
2019.01.22  FM NORTH WAVE「J-HITS FLOOR」
2019.01.21  LOVE FM「music×serendipity」
2019.01.21  FM FUKUOKA「SUPER RADIO MONSTER ラジ★ゴン」
2019.01.21  KBC Radio「PAO~N」
2019.01.21  CROSS FM「BOUNCE BEAT」
2019.01.20  FM NORTH WAVE「BRAND NEW TUNE」
2019.01.20  HBC Radio「ベストテンほっかいどう」
2019.01.20  FM-FUJI FM FUJI「FURUSATO SOUL」
2019.01.18  Kiss FM KOBE「PRIME HITS KOBE」
2019.01.18  FM802「BRIGHT MORNING」
2019.01.14  FM NORTH WAVE「XROSS JAM」
2019.01.14  AIR-G’ TALK EVENT
2019.01.01  Ministop Original Program「あなたのお耳にミニストップ」
 
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