Genius 2000

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Genius 2000
Studio album by Namie Amuro
Released 26 January 2000
Recorded Audio Resource, Baybridge Studio, Complex, DARP Studios, The Hit Factory, Larrabee West, Record one, Record Plant Studios, Sony Music Studios, True Kiss Disc, TK's Malibu Studio, Transcontinental Studios, Village Recorders, Yamaha Epicurus Studio
Genre Pop, dance, R&B, hip hop, electronica
Length 66:00
Label Avex Trax
Producer Dallas Austin, Tetsuya Komuro
Namie Amuro chronology
Concentration 20
(1997)
Genius 2000
(2000)
Break the Rules
(2000)

Genius 2000 is Namie Amuro's fourth original studio album produced by Tetsuya Komuro and Dallas Austin, and her first collaboration with Austin.

Overview[edit]

This album was released three years after her last album, Concentration 20 (1997) and two years after her return from maternity leave to the entertainment industry. The album contains the songs which Komuro produced with American musicians, and the songs which Dallas Austin produced. It shows that Amuro's interest shifted to hip-hop and R&B. It was certified double platinum by the RIAJ in February 2000.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Make the Connection Complete"   Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
1:06
2. "Love 2000"   Tetsuya Komuro,
Takahiro Maeda,
Sheila E.,
Lynn Mabry
Tetsuya Komuro,
Sheila E,
Lynn Mabry
Tetsuya Komuro,
Sheila E,
Lynn Mabry
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
5:12
3. "Respect the Power of Love"   Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
5:26
4. "Leavin' for Las Vegas"   Dallas Austin
Japanese translation: Junko Kudo
Dallas Austin Dallas Austin
Mix Engineer: Alvin Speights
4:39
5. "Something 'bout the Kiss"   Dallas Austin, Lysette
Titi
Chang Hai
Japanese translation: Junko Kudo
Dallas Austin Dallas Austin
Mix Engineer: Alvin Speights
4:25
6. "I Have Never Seen"   Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
4:36
7. "Still in Love"   Dallas Austin
Japanese translation: Junko Kudo
Dallas Austin Dallas Austin
Mix Engineer: Alvin Speights
4:17
8. "Mi Corazon (Te' Amour)"   Tetsuya Komuro,
Takahiro Maeda,
Sheila E.,
Lynn Mabry
Tetsuya Komuro,
Sheila E.,
Lynn Mabry,
Renato Neto
Tetsuya Komuro,
Sheila E.,
Lynn Mabry,
Renato Neto
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
4:48
9. "You Are the One" (featuring Imajin) Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
5:48
10. "Kiss-And-Ride"   Takahiro Maeda Tetsuya Komuro,
Cozy Kubo
Tetsuya Komuro,
Cozy Kubo
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
3:48
11. "Things I Collected"   Dallas Austin Debra Killings
Japanese translation: Junko Kudo
Dallas Austin,
Debra Killings
Dallas Austin
Mix Engineer: Alvin Speights
6:18
12. "Next to You"   Dallas Austin Jasper Cameron Japanese translation: Junko Kudo Dallas Austin, Jasper Cameron Dallas Austin
Mix Engineer: Alvin Speights
4:15
13. "Asking Why"   NICO (Namie Amuro) Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro,
Cozy Kubo
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
5:07
14. "Give It a Try"   Tetsuya Komuro,
Takahiro Maeda,
Sheila E,
Lynn Mabry
Tetsuya Komuro,
Sheila E,
Lynn Mabry
Tetsuya Komuro,
Sheila E,
Lynn Mabry
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
4:24
15. "Log Off"   Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro
Mix Engineer: Mike Butler
1:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Namie Amuro - vocals, background vocals
  • Imajin - vocals, background vocals
  • Terry Bradford - background vocals
  • Alex Brown - background vocals
  • Sheila E. - background vocals, drums, percussion
  • Kiyoshi Hiyama - background vocals
  • Yuko Kawai - background vocals
  • Debra Killings - background vocals, bass guitar
  • David Lawson - background vocals
  • Maxayn Lewis - background vocals
  • Lynn Mabry - background vocals
  • Minako Obata - background vocals
  • Takeo Saito - background vocals
  • Kenji Sano - background vocals
  • Naoki Takao - background vocals
  • Will Wheaton Jr. - background vocals
  • Tetsuya Komuro - acoustic piano, keyboard, synthesizer
  • Tomi Martin - guitar
  • Kazuhiro Matsuo - bass, guitar
  • Chiharu Mikuzuki - bass
  • Renato Neto - keyboard
  • Ramon Stagnaro - guitar
  • Michael Thompson - guitar

Production[edit]

  • Producers - Dallas Austin, Tetsuya Komuro
  • Mixing - Mike Butler, Alvin Speights
  • Mixing Assistant - Skye A.K. Correa
  • Midi & Sound Design - Rick Sheppard
  • Vocal Direction - Kenji Sano
  • Photography - Itaru Hirama
  • Art Direction - Tycoon Graphics

Charts[edit]

Album - Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sale Sales Total Chart Run
26 January 2000 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 536,940 802,740 8 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 28

Singles - Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Single Chart Peak Position
23 December 1998 "I Have Never Seen" Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1
17 February 1999 "Respect the Power of Love" Oricon Daily Singles Chart 2
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 2
1 September 1999 "Something 'bout the Kiss (8 cm)" Oricon Daily Singles Chart
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 3
"Something 'bout the Kiss (12 cm)" Oricon Daily Singles Chart
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 7
1 January 2000 "Love 2000" Oricon Daily Singles Chart
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 4

Total Single Sales: 1,754,750

Total Album and Single Sales: 2,557,490

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2000年2月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. February 2000 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 485: 8. April 10, 2000. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2014.