Butterfly (Kumi Koda song)

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"Butterfly"
Single by Kumi Koda
from the album Best: First Things
Released June 22, 2005 (JP)
Format CD, CD+DVD
Genre J-pop, Bossa-Nova
Length 25:03
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45213/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
RZCD-45214 (Japan, CD)
Kumi Koda singles chronology
"Hot Stuff"
(2005)
"Butterfly"
(2005)
"Flower"
(2005)

"Butterfly" is Kumi Koda's 16th domestic single. "Butterfly" was the theme of TBS's drama Kosume no mahō 2 (コスメの魔法2?), and "Your Sunshine" was used in a televised advertisement for Nivea Body Yakyo Whitening UV (ニベアボディ 薬用ホワイトニングUV nibea bodi yakyō waitoningu UV?).

"Taisetsu na Kimi e" was certified gold in full-length cellphone downloads.[citation needed]

Surprisingly enough, Butterfly was nominated for and eventually won the 47th Japan Record Award[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. Butterfly
  2. Your Sunshine
  3. Taisetsu na kimi e (大切な君へ)
  4. Butterfly (instrumental)
  5. Your Sunshine (instrumental)
  6. Taisetsu na kimi e (instrumental)

DVD[edit]

  1. Butterfly (Music video)
  2. Butterfly (Making video)

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Oricon Weekly Singles Top 200 2
Chart (2006) Peak
position
Oricon 2005 Singles Top 999 85

Sales[edit]

  • First week estimate: 45,303
  • Total estimate: 125,662

Awards[edit]

December 2005 – Kumi Koda won the 47th Japan Record Awards for her hit song "Butterfly"

May 2006 – Kumi Koda won two awards at MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 for the categories "Best Video of the Year" and "Best Female Video"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Japan Record Award
  1. Avex Network (2005), Kumi Koda Official Web Site
  2. Oricon Style (2005), Ranking – Oricon Style
Preceded by
"Sign" by Mr. Children
Japan Record Award
2005
Succeeded by
"Ikken" by Kiyoshi Hikawa