First Message

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First Message
Studio album by Ayaka
Released 1 November 2006
Genre J-Pop
Length 55:47
Label Warner Music Records
Producer Nishio Yoshihiko, Ayaka
Ayaka chronology
First Message (2006) Sing to the Sky (2008)

"First Message" is the debut album from Japanese singer, Ayaka.

Overview[edit]

After a year of releasing singles and music videos, the album was originally for an early September release but was pushed back to allow ayaka's single, Mikazuki, to correspond with the album release. It entered the Oricon charts at number one. The album has also been released on iTunes in Japan and other countries, including the United States.

The album debuted at #1 on Oricon with sales of approximately 351,000 copies. This is also the highest debut sales for a female artist since Mika Nakashima's debut album, True, released nearly four years prior. By the end of 2006, the album had sold 711,299 copies and was the #13 highest selling album of the year.[1] As of June 20, 2007, the album has sold another 337,883 units.[2] Its total stands at 1,194,777 units sold since its release. It is expected for the album to rank in the top 30 yearly charts again in 2007, due to more than 300,000 copies in sales.

Her debut album re-entered the charts at #148 in 2009, and it peaked at #72 on 15 April 2009 Weekly Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ayaka. 

CD
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Start to 0 (Love)"   Yoshihiko Nishio L.O.E  
2. "Real Voice"   Yoshihiko Nishio L.O.E  
3. "Sha la la"   Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka L.O.E  
4. ""Blue Days" (ブルーデイズ?, lit. "Blue Days")"   Yoshihiko Nishio L.O.E  
5. "I Believe"   Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka L.O.E  
6. "Stay with Me"   Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka L.O.E  
7. "Melody"   Yoshihiko Nishio L.O.E  
8. ""Kimi no Power to Otona no Furi" (君のパワーと大人のフリ?, lit. "Your Power and an Adult's Inseparability")"   Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka L.O.E  
9. ""Eien no Monogatari" (永遠の物語?, lit. "Eternal Story")"   Yoshihiko Nishio L.O.E  
10. ""Toki wo Modoshite" (時を戻して?, lit. "Turning Back Time")"   Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka Hiroshi Uesugi  
11. "1・2・3・4"   Yoshihiko Nishio L.O.E  
12. "Story"   Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka L.O.E  
13. ""Lailalai" (ライラライ?, lit. "Rairarai")"   Yoshihiko Nishio L.O.E  
14. ""Mikazuki" (三日月?, lit. "Crescent Moon")"   Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka L.O.E  
15. "message"   Ayaka Ayaka  

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Album Chart Peak Position Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
1 November 2006 Daily Charts 1 1,201,732 127 weeks
Weekly Charts 1 350,580
Monthly Charts 1
Yearly Charts (2006) 13 711,000
Yearly Charts (2007) 22 338,000
Yearly Charts (2008) 126 -

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