181920

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181920
Namie Amuro - 181920.jpeg
Greatest hits album by Namie Amuro
Released January 28, 1998 (CD, DVD-Audio)
March 31, 2004 (CD+DVD)
Recorded 1995–1997
Genre
Label Avex Trax
Producer
Namie Amuro chronology
Concentration 20
(1997)
''181920''
(1998)
Genius 2000
(2000)
Singles from 181920
  1. "Dreaming I Was Dreaming"
    Released: November 27, 1997

181920 (pronounced: “one-eight-one-nine-two-zero”) is the first greatest hits album by Japanese musician Namie Amuro, released under the Avex Trax label on January 28, 1998. The album commemorates Amuro’s marriage and pregnancy, and covers twelve singles which were released prior to her maternal hiatus in 1998, three of which had been originally released under her previous label, Toshiba-EMI. The title of the album derives from the fact that its material spans those three ages in which she recorded and performed these songs. Her 9th single, "Dreaming I was Dreaming" is exclusive to the album not appearing on any of her original studio recordings.

It was reissued as a DVD-audio version on January 28, 2004. On March 31, 2004 it was reissued again as a limited edition CD+DVD combo with the title 181920 & films. The DVD is Namie Amuro's first music video compilation. The 181920 & films CD has a Copy Control specification.

Information[edit]

181920 contains one single from Namie Amuro with Super Monkey's ("Try Me (Watashi o Shinjite)") and her first two solo singles ("SEASON of the Sun" and "STOP THE MUSIC"), the three of which are her only singles from the Toshiba-EMI record label. Dance Tracks Vol.1, the album these singles first appeared on, is actually a Super Monkey's remix album which the singer was still a member of. The rest of the singles are from her first two original studio albums, Sweet 19 Blues and Concentration 20, both from the avex trax record label. Although 181920 didn't match the success of her previous albums it was successful. It took the top spot of the album chart with 857,100 units sold in its first week. It stayed at #1 with 326,270 copies sold in its second week. The album stayed in the top 20 for 7 weeks and on the Oricon charts for a total of 27 weeks.[1] 181920 has sold over 1.6 million copies during its original chart run and over 2 million in total. 181920 is also the 108th best selling album of all time in Japan and is Namie's 4th best selling album.[2] Because Namie Amuro's first three singles are from a different record label they are missing from 181920 on iTunes. Instead this album is listed as "Partial Album".[3][4]

The album was certified for two million copies shipped to stores in 1998.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Body Feels Exit"4:22
2."Try Me (Believe Me)"3:57
3."Chase the Chance"4:31
4."Season of the Sun"3:30
5."You're My Sunshine"5:46
6."How to Be a Girl"4:26
7."Sweet 19 Blues"5:36
8."Dreaming I Was Dreaming"5:10
9."Stop the Music"3:37
10."A Walk in the Park"5:38
11."Don't Wanna Cry"5:39
12."Can You Celebrate?"6:21

Charts[edit]

Album – Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak position First week sales Sales total
28 January 1998 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 857,100 1,690,000
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 11 2,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jpopmusic.com :: View topic - The Oricon Resource/Archives Thread II
  2. ^ (in Japanese) 歴代アルバムランキング
  3. ^ "181920". Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "181920". Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1998年3月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. March 1998 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 462: 9. May 10, 1998. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.