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Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Album
A BEST
Released
2001.03.28
Catalog Number
AVCD-11950
Price
¥ 3,059
CD Tracklist (Japan Version)
  1. A Song for XX ~new vocal & mix~
  2. Trust ~new vocal & mix~
  3. Depend on you ~new vocal & mix~
  4. LOVE ~Destiny~
  5. TO BE
  6. Boys & Girls
  7. Trauma
  8. End roll
  9. appears
  10. Fly high
  11. vogue
  12. Far away
  13. SEASONS
  14. SURREAL
  15. M
  16. Who...

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A Best is a greatest hits album released by Ayumi Hamasaki on March 28, 2001. This album also features two tracks that were never released as singles ("A Song for XX" and "Who..."). Due to the late number of Ayumi Hamasaki singles, the songs on the album are fan favortites. Songs from her debut album such as "A Song for XX", "Trust" and "Depend on you" were re-recorded, showing the changes in Hamasaki's vocal qualities. The initial pressings had six different variations that each came with its own "gift". A Best war rereleased simultanously with Utada Hikaru's Distance, which topped the charts in the initial week of release with 3,002,720 copies in its first week; A Best debuted at number two with 2,874,870 copies. Additionally, it tolled the charts the second week of its release and is the sixth hightest-selling album of all time in Japan. To date A BEST is Ayumi Hamasaki's highest selling album in Japan. It sold 4,295,353 copies total. Though this was her best selling album, Hamasaki opposed it publicly, stating: "It was too early for release."

Oricon Weekly Ranks & Sales

Week #Week RankSalesTotal Sales
1 2 2,874,8702,874,870
2 1 510,1603,385,030
3 2 240,9503,625,980
4 3 130,3903,756,370
5 5 89,5503,845,920
6 9 37,0203,882,940
7 9 30,8903,913,830
8 9 24,2603,938,090
9 16 20,1403,958,230
10 17 18,3703,976,600
11 16 14,9603,991,560
12 22 12,7204,004,280
13 23 12,5704,016,850
14 23 10,8404,027,690
15 21 11,6304,039,320
16 26 9,5304,048,850
17 30 7,5004,056,350
18 out of Top 30 --
19 24 10,3704,066,720
  • Total Sales: ´4,295,353 (Japan)
  • Total Sales: 6,750,000 (Asia)

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