Fairy Tale (Mai Kuraki album)

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Fairy Tale
Studio album by Mai Kuraki
Released October 23, 2002 (2002-10-23)
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Pop, Contemporary R&B
Length 56:37
Label Giza Studio
Producer Kanonji
Mai Kuraki chronology
Perfect Crime
(2001)
Fairy Tale
(2002)
If I Believe
(2003)
Singles from Fairy Tale
  1. "Can't Forget Your Love"
    Released: August 29, 2001 (2001-08-29)
  2. "Winter Bells"
    Released: January 17, 2002 (2002-01-17)
  3. "Feel Fine!"
    Released: April 24, 2002 (2002-04-24)
  4. "Like a Star in the Night"
    Released: September 4, 2002 (2002-09-04)

Fairy Tale is the third studio album by Japanese recording artist Mai Kuraki. It was released on October 23, 2002.

Background[edit]

The concept and theme of the album is "fairy tales".[1] Kuraki stated that, with Fairy Tale being the last album to be released in her teenage years, she wanted it to reflect her beliefs, dreams and hopes in the past, present and for the future.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Fairy Tale debuted at number-one with 404,010 copies sold making it Kuraki's third number-one debut.[2] The album stayed on the Oricon albums chart for a total of 37 weeks (twenty more than her previous album Perfect Crime) of which the album spent 5 in the top 10, non-consecutively.[3] Fairy Tale was the 23rd best selling album of 2002.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mai Kuraki. 

No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Fairy Tale ~My Last Teenage Wish~"   Akihito Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:18
2. "Feel Fine!"   Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:48
3. "Ride on Time"   Tokunaga Tokunaga 5:01
4. "Key to My Heart"   Aika Ohno Cybersound 3:33
5. "Winter Bells"   Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:37
6. "Loving You..."   Ohno Cybersound 5:18
7. "Can't Forget Your Love"   Ohno Cybersound, Tokunaga 5:29
8. "Trip in the Dream"   Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:18
9. "Not That Kind a Girl"   Yoko Black. Stone Stone 4:27
10. "Like a Star in the Night"   Ohno Tokunaga 5:39
11. "Fushigi no Kuni" (不思議の国 "Wonderland") Ohno Daisuke Ikeda 5:26
12. "Fantasy"   Ohno Tokunaga 3:49
Total length:
56:43

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
I/flancy by Hitomi Yaida
Oricon Weekly number-one album
November 4, 2002 – November 11, 2002
Succeeded by
Rarities by Tatsuro Yamashita

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ":: Music Freak Magazine :: MAI KURAKI Long Interview" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  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. ^ 【オリコン】売上枚数Q&A【2004/12/31付】 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  4. ^ a b (Japanese) "2002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. 
  5. ^ "2002 11月売上ランキング" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  6. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品". RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23. 

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