Best of Soul

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Best of Soul
Greatest hits album by BoA
Released February 2, 2005
Recorded 2001-2004
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 70:11
Label Avex Trax
Producer

Lee Soo Man, Max Matsuura

Singles from Best of Soul
  1. "Quincy / Kono Yo no Shirushi"
    Released: September 1, 2004
  2. "Meri Kuri"
    Released: December 1, 2004
BoA chronology
My Name
(2004)
Best of Soul
(2005)
Girls on Top
(2005)

Best of Soul (released as BEST OF SOUL) is Korean pop singer BoA's second Japanese greatest hits album. This is her first greatest hits album to contain her Japanese songs. The album was released on February 2, 2005 under Avex Trax. The album contains singles from her debut Japanese album, Listen to My Heart to her third album, Love & Honesty. It also contains two singles that were released for the album, "Quincy / Kono Yo no Shirushi" and "Meri Kuri". The album was released in two versions; the regular stranded CD version and a "perfect" version, which was packaged with a DVD that contained a few of her music videos. Best of Soul is BoA's fourth album to attain the number one position and was certified million by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.[1]

Overview[edit]

Best of Soul was released nearly one year after her third studio album, Love & Honesty. In order to promote the album BoA released two singles "Quincy / Kono Yo no Shirushi" and "Meri Kuri". The former debuted at #4 on the Oricon single chart while the latter debuted at #5.[2][3] Upon its release Best of Soul ranked number one of the Oricon album selling 489,067 copies in its first week.[4] The album later sold 1.003.000copies in May 2005 which made BoA the only non-Japanese Asian singer to have two albums that sold over a million copies in Japan. The first album to do so was her second studio album, Valenti which was released two years prior.[5]

By the end of the year Best of Soul sold a total of 1,060,039 copies making it the ninth best-selling album of 2005.[6]

Track list[edit]

CD
No. Title Featuring Length
1. ""Listen to My Heart"" (From Listen to My Heart)   3:57
2. "ID; Peace B" (From Listen to My Heart)   3:54
3. "Amazing Kiss" (From Listen to My Heart)   4:34
4. "Kimochi wa Tsutawaru (The Feeling Comes)" (From Listen to My Heart)   4:24
5. "Every Heart: Minna no Kimochi (Everyone's Feelings)" (From Listen to My Heart)   4:33
6. "Valenti" (From Valenti)   4:18
7. "Kiseki" (From Valenti)   4:20
8. "No.1" (From Valenti)   3:14
9. "Jewel Song" (From Valenti)   5:27
10. "Shine We Are!" (From Love & Honesty)   5:05
11. "Double" (From Love & Honesty)   3:28
12. "Rock with You" (From Love & Honesty)   4:15
13. "Quincy" (From "Quincy / Kono Yo no Shirushi")   3:49
14. "Kono yo no Shirushi (The Mark of Tonight)" (From "Quincy / Kono Yo no Shirushi")   3:47
15. "Meri Kuri" (From "Meri Kuri")   5:34
16. "La-la-la Love Song" (Cover of song by Toshinobu Kubota and Naomi Campbell) w/ Soul'd Out 5:40
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "ID; Peace B"    
2. "Amazing Kiss"    
3. "Kimochi wa tsutawaru"    
4. "Listen to My Heart"    
5. "Every Heart: Minna no Kimochi"    
6. "Valenti"    
7. "Kiseki"    
8. "Jewel Song"    
9. "Shine We Are!"    
10. "Double"    
11. "Rock with You"    
12. "Be the One"    
13. "Quincy"    
14. "Meri Kuri"    
15. "The Love Bug"    
16. "Making of Quincy"    
17. "Making of Meri Kuri"    

Charts and sales[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
February 2, 2005 Oricon Daily Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Chart 1 489,067 1,060,039 70
Oricon Yearly Chart 9

Singles[edit]

Title Peak Position
Quincy / Kono Yo no Shirushi 4
Meri Kuri 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Japanese) "Best of Soul's certification". Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ (Japanese) "Quincy / Kono yo no Shirushi Oricon page". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  3. ^ (Japanese) "Meri Kuri Oricon page". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  4. ^ (Japanese) "Best of Soul's rank and sales". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  5. ^ (Japanese) "BoA、ベスト盤が100万枚を突破!". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  6. ^ Note: Press ctrl+A to see the list (Japanese) "2005年 年間アルバムチャート". Oricon. 2005-12-19. Archived from the original on 2005-12-24. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 

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