Kingdom (album)

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Kingdom
Studio album by Kumi Koda
Released January 30, 2008
Recorded Japan
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Rhythm Zone
Producer Kumi Koda
Kumi Koda chronology
Best: Bounce & Lovers
(2007)
Kingdom
(2008)
Trick
(2009)
Singles from Kingdom
  1. "But/Aishō"
    Released: March 14, 2007
  2. "Freaky"
    Released: June 27, 2007
  3. "Ai no Uta"
    Released: September 12, 2007
  4. "Last Angel"
    Released: November 7, 2007
  5. "Anytime"
    Released: January 23, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Kingdom is the sixth studio album by Kumi Koda; it was released on January 30, 2008. The album debuted at number one on the Oricon Weekly Chart with sales of 421,302.[2]

Packaging[edit]

The album is available in three versions; a CD+2DVD (Limited Edition), a CD+DVD, and a CD Only version. The first DVD features 16 music videos for each song on the album, including the music video for the non-album song "Run for Your Life", according to information posted on Koda's official site as well as consumer sites on the Internet.[3] The second DVD is of her Koda Kumi Premium Live In Hall In Yokohama Arena concert.

The CD+2DVD album includes a slip cover, 3 CD-sized stickers of the various album covers, as well as a booklet containing photos of her Live In Hall performance.

Music Videos[edit]

Several of the music videos lined up to perform one coherent storyline - much as was done during her 12 Singles Collection with five of the music videos.

Those that lined up where Koi no Mahou, Himitsu, Amai Wana and Anata ga shite kurete koto. All four videos contain the same piece of jewelry to signify their connection and story.

Reception[edit]

On January 31, an inflammatory statement on the talk show All Night Nippon created much controversy, causing Avex Entertainment (The album's publisher) to cancel all promotions for Kingdom on February 2.[4] Regardless, the album still reached number one in the Oricon Weekly Chart.[2]

Kingdom has been certified triple platinum by RIAJ for shipment of 750,000 copies in Japan.[5]

Tracklist[edit]

Official Tracklist[6]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Introduction for Kingdom"   Kumi Koda Koda Mine-chang 1:40
2. "Last Angel" (feat. 東方神起 (Tohoshinki)) Koda, H.U.B. Negin,
Hugo Lira,
Ian-Paolo Lira,
Thomas Gustafsson
Negin,
Hugo Lira,
Ian-Paolo Lira,
Thomas Gustafsson
3:48
3. "Amai Wana (甘い罠?, "Sweet Trap")"   Koda Hiro Hiro 3:58
4. "Himitsu (秘密?, "Secret")"   Koda Daisuke "D.I" Imai Daisuke "D.I" Imai 4:23
5. "Ai no Uta (愛のうた?, "Love Song")"   Koda,
Kosuke Morimoto
Kosuke Morimoto Tomoji Sogawa 4:51
6. "Anytime"   Koda Hideya Nakazaki Hideya Nakazaki 4:09
7. "Under"   Koda Adam Royce,
Curtis Richardson,
Nyticka Henringway
the Beatardz for the Nuchues recording group and The Conglomerate for Axiom Enterprises, Inc. 3:39
8. "But"   Koda Kumi Tommy Henriksen Tommy Henriksen 3:37
9. "Koi no Mahou (恋の魔法?, "The Magic of Love")"   Koda Yuta Nakano h-wonder 4:32
10. "Aishō (愛証?, "Love Proof")"   Koda Reika Yuuki Masaki Iehara 3:52
11. "Anata ga Shite Kureta Koto (あなたがしてくれたこと?, "What You Did for Me")"   Koda Daisuke Inoue Daisuke Inoue 4:11
12. "Wonderland"   Koda Nao Tanaka Nao Tanaka 3:27
13. "Freaky"   Koda Henriksen Henriksen 3:18
14. "More"   Koda Anna-Maria La Spina,
Christopher Lee-Joe,
Philippe-Marc Anquetil
  3:11
15. "Black Cherry" (Bonus track) Imai Imai Imai 2:59
DVD1: Music Video
No. Title Director(s) Length
1. "Introduction for Kingdom"      
2. "Anytime" (Album version)    
3. "Freaky"      
4. "Under"      
5. "恋の魔法"      
6. "秘密"      
7. "愛のうた" (Album version)    
8. "More"      
9. "甘い罠"      
10. "愛証"      
11. "あなたがしてくれたこと"      
12. "Wonderland"      
13. "Run for Your Life"      
14. "But"      
15. "Last Angel"   feat. 東方神起  
16. "Black Cherry" (Live version)    
17. "Live DVD Trailer From Live DVD: Koda Kumi Live Tour 2007 Black Cherry Special Final in Tokyo Dome" (Bonus Video)    
DVD2: Premium Live LIVE[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Cherry Girl"    
2. "But"    
3. "Won't Be Long"    
4. "Someday"    
5. "You"    
6. "Hands"    
7. "More"    
8. "Your Song"    
9. "恋のつぼみ" (A Cup of Milk Tea Bossa Nova Version)  
10. "Sweet Love..."    
11. "Wind"    
12. "Freaky" (Encore1)  
13. "Girls" (Encore2)  
14. "Through the Sky" (Encore3)  

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Sales Chart Run
January 30, 2008 Oricon Daily Charts 1 142,997 612,223 32 weeks
Oricon Weekly Charts 1 421,302[2]
Oricon Monthly Charts 1
Oricon Year-end Chart 13 610,733[8]

Singles[edit]

Date Title Peak position Chart run Sales
March 14, 2007 "But/Aishō" 2 14 weeks 130,890
June 27, 2007 "Freaky" 1 15 weeks 200,322
September 19, 2007 "Ai no Uta" 2 20 weeks 134,831
November 14, 2007 "Last Angel" 3 12 weeks 91,620
January 23, 2008 "Anytime" 4 3 weeks 53,189

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greenberg, Adam. "Kingdom - Kumi Koda - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Oricon Weekly 标 题: 本周ORICON(08/02/11付)". newsmth.net. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  3. ^ Amazon Japan Retrieved 2012.09.01
  4. ^ "All Night Nippon". univasian.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  5. ^ 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会|各種統計. RIAJ (in Japanese). 
  6. ^ "Kingdom". rhythmzone.net. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  7. ^ Premium Limited Live in Hall in Yokohama Arena.This DVD only comes with the Limited Edition.
  8. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/music/special/081211_01_03.html