Beautiful (Meg album)

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Beautiful
Studio album by Meg
Released May 27, 2009 (2009-05-27)
Recorded 2008-2009 at Contemode Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Genre J-pop, electropop, dance-pop, electronica, electronic dance, experimental
Length 45:23 (CD)
19:41 (DVD)
Label Universal J
UPCH-1714 (CD)
UPCH-9480 (CD+DVD)
Producer Yasutaka Nakata
Meg chronology
STEP
(2008)
Beautiful
(2009)
Maverick
(2010)
Alternative covers
Limited Edition CD+DVD Cover
Singles from Beautiful
  1. "Precious"
    Released: September 17, 2008

Beautiful is the sixth full-length studio album by Japanese electro-pop singer-songwriter Meg, released by Universal J on May 27, 2009 in Japan[1] It was released in two formats: as a CD-only version,[2] and a limited edition CD+DVD version.[3] The first press bonuses for the limited press DVD included four music videos, a photograph collection, two postcards, and special first press packaging, as well as an external bonus, a poster.[4][5][6] This album, like Meg's last two albums, is produced by Yasutaka Nakata of capsule.[7]

Information[edit]

After the release of her fourth studio album, "Step" Meg was reportedly back in the studio recording new material for future releases. Her 4th single under Universal Music J (13th overall), "Precious," was released on September 17, 2008. Produced by long-time collaborator Yasutaka Nakata, it became her most successful charting single on the Oricon Weekly Charts, charting at the 17th position.[8] Afterward, Meg went on a brief break and recorded her one night show, "Meg Premium Live 'Party'" at the Shibuya-AX concert hall in Shibuya. This would later be released as a live DVD special on February 25, 2009.[9][10] On December 26, 2008, Meg's Universal website announced her 5th single under Universal Music J (14th overall), "Freak." Described by her website to have a "rockin'" new sound, this single marked a departure from her work with Nakata and she was instead produced by the English band Hadouken!.[11] "Freak" was released February 11, 2009.[12] On April 1, 2009, "Beautiful" was officially announced with track listings and a teaser cover on her official website,[13] and on April 6, 2009, the album was officially announced on her Universal website, complete with covers, full track listings, details, and album samples.[14]

Track listing[edit]

CD[15][edit]

  1. Days
  2. Precious
  3. Telephone
  4. Lies
  5. Star
  6. Stand
  7. Why
  8. Joker
  9. Skin
  10. Beautiful

DVD[16][edit]

  1. "Precious <Music Clip>"
  2. "Freak <yasutaka nakata remix> <Music Clip>"
  3. "Skin <Music Clip>"
  4. "Beautiful <Music Clip>"

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
Oricon Daily Chart 6
Oricon Weekly Chart 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HMV Japan Page For Ordering "Beautiful"". Hmv.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  2. ^ "CD-Only Edition of "Beautiful" Pre-Order Page at HMV Japan". Hmv.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Limited CD+DVD Edition of "Beautiful" Pre-Order Page at HMV Japan". Hmv.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Detail Page At Amazon Japan". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Detail Page At HMV Japan". Hmv.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  6. ^ "Detail Page At CDJapan". Cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  7. ^ "Official MEG Site News". Megweb.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  8. ^ "Oricon Style Detail Page On "Precious"". Oricon.co.jp. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  9. ^ "Oricon Style Detail". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  10. ^ Universal News About the Live DVD Special[dead link]
  11. ^ FREAK Announcement Detail[dead link]
  12. ^ "Oricon "Freak" Detail". Oricon.co.jp. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  13. ^ ""Beautiful" Announcement Detail". Megweb.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  14. ^ Universal Website "Beautiful" Detail[dead link]
  15. ^ "CD tracklist announcement on official website". Megweb.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  16. ^ "DVD tracklist announcement on official website". Megweb.jp. Retrieved 2012-06-11.