Ken Hirai discography

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Ken Hirai discography
Releases
Studio albums 8
Compilation albums 2
Singles 35
Video albums 13
Remix albums 1
Cover albums 2

The discography of Japanese R&B and pop singer Ken Hirai consists of eight studio albums, two compilation albums, one remix albums, two cover albums, thirty-four singles and twelve video albums.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
[1]
Sales Certifications
Un-balanced 57
Stare At
  • Released: December 1, 1996
  • Label: Sony Music Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
The Changing Same
  • Released: June 21, 2000
  • Label: Sony Music Records, DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1 1,265,296[2] Million[3]
Gaining Through Losing
  • Released: July 4, 2001
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2 1,080,908[2] Million[4]
Life Is...
  • Released: January 22, 2003
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1 1,000,000 (RIAJ)

806,133[2]

Million[5]
Sentimentalovers
  • Released: November 24, 2004
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1 1,660,885[2] Million[6]
Fakin' Pop
  • Released: March 12, 2008
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD
2 500,000 (RIAJ)

332,297[2]

2× Platinum[7]
Japanese Singer
  • Released: June 8, 2011
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD
3 140,060[8] Gold[9]
"—" denotes items that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
[1]
Sales Certifications
Ken Hirai 10th Anniversary Complete Single Collection '95-'05 Utabaka
  • Released: November 23, 2005
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD
1 2,106,729[10] 2× Million[11]
Ken Hirai 15th Anniversary c/w Collection '95-'10 "Ura Utabaka"
  • Released: November 10, 2010
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD
5 44,103[12]

Remix albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
[1]
Sales Certifications
KH Re-mixed Up 1
  • Released: November 28, 2001
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
6 185,750[2] Gold

Cover albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
[1]
Sales Certifications
Ken's Bar
  • Released: December 10, 2003
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2 491,645[2] 2× Platinum
[13]
Ken's Bar II
  • Released: May 27, 2009
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD
2 122,208[10] Gold[14]
Ken's Bar III
  • Released: May 28, 2014
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: CD
4 40,522 TBA

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and sales, showing year released and album name.
Title Year Oricon Singles Charts Billboard Japan Charts Album
Peak chart positions Sales Hot 100 Hot Top Airplay Hot Singles Sales
Daily Weekly Yearly Debut Overall
"Precious Junk" 1995 67 5,680 44,220 Un-balanced
"Katahō Zutsu no Earphone" (片方ずつのイヤフォン)
"Yokogao" (横顔) Stare At
"Doshaburi" (ドシャブリ) 1996
"Stay with Me"
"Heat Up" 1997 Non-album release
"Love Love Love" 1998 The Changing Same
"Rakuen" (楽園) 2000 7 39 2,780 537,810
"Why" 8 45,070 210,750
"Love or Lust" 6 51,870 264,230 Gaining Through Losing
"Even If" 3 3 56 85,960 333,620
"Miracles" 2001 2 4 79 98,780 240,310
"Kiss of Life" 2 2 29 206,700 555,330
"Missin' You (It Will Break My Heart)" 2002 4 4 54,870 114,670 Life Is...
"Strawberry Sex" 8 13 20,480 49,000
"Ōkina Furudokei" (大きな古時計) 1 1 7 72,800 772,233
"Ring" 1 1 39 67,470 322,014
"Life Is... (Another Story)" 2003 2 3 44 41,799 191,319 Non-album release
"Style" 5 12 25,353 43,520 Sentimentalovers
"Hitomi o Tojite" (瞳をとじて) 2004 1 2 1 77,243 893,134
"Kimi wa Tomodachi" (キミはともだち) 3 5 54 46,119 160,999
"Omoi ga Kasanaru Sono Mae ni..." (思いがかさなるその前に…) 1 1 28 86,763 272,239
"Pop Star" 2005 1 1 45 70,681 244,012 Fakin' Pop
"Bye My Melody" (バイマイメロディー) 2006 2 2 111 45,395 81,398
"Elegy" (哀歌) 2007 4 5 68 46,894 118,302
"Kimi no Suki na Toko" 4 5 87 49,866 102,765
"Fake Star" 3 6 20,272 32,372
"Canvas/Kimi wa Su-te-ki♥" (キャンバス/君はス・テ・キ♥) 2008 3 6 183 23,600 39,540 5 4 6
"Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo" (いつか離れる日が来ても) 14 19 367 7,933 19,347 17 13 31
"Candy" 2009 3 7 10,301 14,375 2 1 5 Japanese Singer
"Boku wa Kimi ni Koi o Suru" (僕は君に恋をする) 2 3 87 30,034 70,436 1 1 3
"Sing Forever" 2010 5 7 373 11,724 15,941 5 4 7
"Aishiteru" (アイシテル) 7 9 210 18,137 33,063 12 18 10
"Itoshiki Hibi yo" (いとしき日々よ) 2011 4 7 224 13,766 31,124 6 4 7
"Kokuhaku" (告白) 2012 4 5 177 26,009 44,243 6 10 5 TBA
"Grotesque"(グロテスク) feat. Namie Amuro 2014 2 4 - 30,064 51,111 3 7
"—" denotes items that were not released, did not chart or missing information.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Other performer(s) Album
1996 "Moonstruck" Chaka With Friends
"Holding On to Promises" Gerry DeVeaux Back to You
1998 "Kimi ga Warattara" N/A Setsunai: Tokyo Heart Break
2000 "Scent of a Woman (Yume no Kaori)" K Dub Shine Ikiru
2002 "Eyes on You" Akina Nakamori Resonancia
2003 "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" N/A Conception: Stevie Wonder Tribute
2005 "Got Me a Feeling" Bonnie Pink Reminiscence
2009 "When You Wish upon a Star" N/A Mellow Disney: R&B Revisited

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
[15]
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 1
  • Released: December 1, 1996
  • Label: Sony Music Records, DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 2
  • Released: June 21, 2000
  • Label: Sony Music Records, DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 3
  • Released: July 4, 2001
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD
17
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 4: Live Tour 2001 Gaining Through Losing at the Budokan
  • Released: January 30, 2002
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD
3
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 5
  • Released: January 22, 2003
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD
14
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 6: MTV Unplugged Ken Hirai
  • Released: December 20, 2003
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD
8
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 7
  • Released: November 24, 2004
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD
5
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 8: Ken Hirai 10th Anniversary Tour Final at Saitama Super Arena
  • Released: December 7, 2005
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: BD, DVD
9
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 9
  • Released: April 23, 2008
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD
49
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 10: Ken Hirai Live Tour 2008 Fakin' Pop
  • Released: December 17, 2008
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: BD, DVD
18
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 11: Ken's Bar 10th Anniversary
  • Released: June 10, 2009
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD
6
Ken's Bar 10th Anniversary Christmas Eve Special!
  • Released: June 10, 2009
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: BD
Ken Hirai Films Vol. 12
  • Released: May 30, 2012
  • Label: DefStar Records
  • Formats: DVD
4
"—" denotes items that did not chart or missing information.

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