Delicious Way

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Delicious Way
Studio album by Mai Kuraki
Released June 28, 2000 (2000-06-28)
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 45:51
Label Giza Studio
Producer Kanonji
Mai Kuraki chronology
Delicious Way
Perfect Crime
Singles from Delicious Way
  1. "Love, Day After Tomorrow"
    Released: December 8, 1999 (1999-12-08)
  2. "Stay by My Side"
    Released: March 5, 2000 (2000-03-05)
  3. "Secret of My Heart"
    Released: April 26, 2000 (2000-04-26)
  4. "Never Gonna Give You Up"
    Released: June 7, 2000 (2000-06-07)

Delicious Way is Japanese recording artist Mai Kuraki's debut album. It was released on June 28, 2000.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number-one with 2,218,640 copies sold making it the highest first week sales for a debut album in Japanese music history and sixth overall.[1] It stayed at the top of the Oricon albums chart for two consecutive weeks and remained in the top 10 for 9 consecutive weeks.[2] The album eventually topped the year-end albums chart of 2000.[3]

With sales figures exceeding 3.5 million, Delicious Way is the 9th best selling album and 3rd best selling debut album (behind Globe's Globe and Hikaru Utada's First Love) in Japanese music history.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mai Kuraki except track 5, 7 (co-written with Michael Africk) and track 6 (co-written with Yoko Black. Stone). 

No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Delicious Way"   Aika Ohno Cybersound 3:50
2. "Love, Day After Tomorrow"   Ohno Cybersound 4:02
3. "Secret of My Heart"   Ohno Cybersound 4:24
4. "Stepping ∞ Out"   Yoko Black. Stone Yoko Black. Stone 4:38
5. "Baby Tonight (You & Me)"   Stone, Tomoo Kasahara Stone 3:59
6. "Can't Get Enough (Gimme Your Love)"   Stone Cybersound 3:42
7. "Never Gonna Give You Up"   Michael Africk, Miguel Sá Pessoa, Perry Geyer Cybersound 3:59
8. "Stay by My Side"   Ohno Cybersound 4:26
9. "Everything's All Right"   Masataka Kitaura Cybersound 4:07
10. "Happy Days"   Ohno Cybersound 4:18
11. "Kimi to no Jikan" (君との時間 "My Time With You") Kasahara Cybersound 4:15
Total length:

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
The Changing Same by Ken Hirai
Oricon Weekly number-one album
July 10, 2000 – July 24, 2000
Succeeded by
Yuzuman no Natsu by Yuzu


  1. ^ (Japanese) "歴代アルバム初動ランキング". Retrieved 2010-09-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d "GIZA@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  3. ^ a b (Japanese) "2000年 年間CDシングル/アルバム/トータルセールス/VIDEO/DVD/カラオケ/作詞家・作曲家・編曲家 ランキング". Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  4. ^ (Japanese) "歴代アルバムランキング TOP275". Retrieved 2010-09-23. [dead link]
  5. ^ 邦楽 売上ランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  6. ^ 日本レコード協会認定ミリオンセラーアルバム. RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23. 

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