Hug (album)

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Hug
Studio album by Yui Aragaki
Released June 17, 2009 (2009-06-17)
(see release history)
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Pop
Length 59:29 (Disc 1)
36:03 (Disc 2)
Label Warner Music Japan
Producer Seiji Kameda
Yui Aragaki chronology
Sora
(2007)
Hug
(2009)
Niji
(2010)
Alternative covers
Limited edition A cover
Limited edition B cover
Singles from Hug
  1. "Make My Day"
    Released: July 16, 2008 (2008-07-16)
  2. "Akai Ito"
    Released: October 15, 2008 (2008-10-15)
  3. "Piece"
    Released: February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)
  4. "Utsushie"
    Released: May 27, 2009 (2009-05-27)

Hug is the second studio album by Japanese recording artist Yui Aragaki. It was released on June 17, 2009.[1]

Background[edit]

The album includes Aragaki's previously released singles "Make My Day ", "Akai Ito", Piece and "Utsushie".[2] It was released in three formats: CD+DVD standard edition, limited edition A, which has an illustration cover drawn by Aragaki herself and comes priced at 2,000 yen, and limited edition B, which comes with a bonus CD that includes acoustic renditions of the album tracks.[2] The standard edition DVD includes four music videos as well as making footage of the album.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Hug debuted on the daily Oricon albums chart at #3 with 5,897 copies sold.[3] It peaked at #5 on the weekly charts with 22,540 copies sold, making it Aragaki's second consecutive album to debut in the top 5.[4] The album peaked at #30 on the monthly albums chart and was the 216th best selling album of 2009.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Heart Will Drive"   Emmy Tanaka Hayato 4:09
2. "Utsushie" (うつし絵 "Silhouette") Yūho Iwasato Kenji Kubo 5:20
3. "Only You"   Chara Chara 3:43
4. "Make My Day"   Keito Blow Blow 3:44
5. "Furī Bādo" (フリーバード "Free Bird") Maki Yano Yano 5:46
6. "Shinkaron" (進化論 "Theory of Evolution") Junji Ishiwatari Shigeru Kishida 4:13
7. "La La..."   Yui Aragaki, Yōko Kuzuya Kuzuya 3:01
8. "Hachimitsu" (ハチミツ "Honey") Iwasato Michitarō Shimamoto, Jun Murayama 4:45
9. "Piece"   Minako Kawae Kawae 4:22
10. "Subako" (巣箱 "Nest Box") Iwasato Kuzuya 5:20
11. "Reinbō" (レインボウ "Rainbow") Kubo Kubo 3:58
12. "Akai Ito" (赤い糸 "Red Thread") Kentarō Kobuchi Kobuchi 6:21
13. "Hug"   Aragaki Kōichi Tsutaya 4:16
Total length:
59:29

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
positions
Sales
Japan Billboard Top Albums[7] 4 40,704[6]
Japan Oricon Daily Albums Chart[3] 3
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart[4] 5
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums Chart[5] 30
Japan Oricon Yearly Albums Chart[6] 216
Japan SoundScan Albums Chart (CD+DVD)[8] 15
Japan SoundScan Albums Chart (CD)[8] 18
Taiwan Five Music J-pop/K-pop Chart[9] 2
Taiwan G-Music J-pop Chart[10] 5
Taiwan G-Music International Chart[11] 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Japan June 17, 2009[1] Warner Music CD (Limited Edition A)
2CD (Limited Edition B)
CD+DVD (Standard Edition)
Taiwan July 3, 2009[12] CD
Hong Kong July 7, 2009[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "新垣結衣 : 新垣結衣、hugバスツアーで都内観光 / BARKS ニュース". Barks (in Japanese). 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b c "ナタリー - ガッキー2ndアルバムにChara、矢野まきの書き下ろし収録". Natalie (in Japanese). 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  3. ^ a b "2009/06/17付Oricon日榜单_东方神起的快乐家园_百度空间" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  4. ^ a b 【日本公信榜】2009/06/29付周榜单(专辑)_花花的畅想_百度空间 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  5. ^ a b "2009・6月 月間アルバムTOP30:nt BLOG ~Music‐Revolutions!2010~ - スタ☆ブロ -" (in Japanese). 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  6. ^ a b c "【2009年榜终极榜单】专辑 500 Top!" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  7. ^ (Japanese) 2009/06/29付 "Top Albums|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  8. ^ a b "週刊 CDソフト TOP20". SoundScan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  9. ^ "Five Music - 五大唱片(5大唱片) -五大金榜". Five Music (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  10. ^ (Chinese) 2009年 第27週 "G-Music 風雲榜 (東洋榜)". G-Music. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  11. ^ (Chinese) 2009年 第27週 "G-Music 風雲榜 (外語榜)". G-Music. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  12. ^ "HUG 抱抱 華納線上音樂雜誌" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  13. ^ "新垣結衣 ARAGAKI YUI / 抱抱 HUG - HMV Hong Kong" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 

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