Memorial Address

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Memorial Address
Ayumi Hamasaki up close looking into the camera, with her left hand on her cheek. The image is in tints of a sepia. On the left side is "ayumi hamasaki" in white.
EP by Ayumi Hamasaki
Released December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17)
(see Release history)
Genre Pop
Length 38:45
Label Avex Trax
Producer Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki chronology
A Ballads
(2003)
Memorial Address
(2003)
My Story
(2004)
Singles from Memorial Address
  1. "& (Ourselves / Greatful Days / Hanabi Episode)"
    Released: July 9, 2003
  2. "Forgiveness"
    Released: August 20, 2003
  3. "No Way to Say"
    Released: November 6, 2003

Memorial Address is an EP (labeled a mini-album in Japan) by Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki. It is the best-selling mini-album by a Japanese female, selling over a million copies in Japan. It is available in two formats, either a CD or a CD with DVD package. It was released on December 17, 2003. All of the songs featured on the CD tracklist (with the exception of "Memorial Address", the title track) have a corresponding music video. As of 2008, Memorial Address is the 250th best selling album in Japan.[1]

Memorial Address also marked the release of her 30th single, "Forgiveness". A concert, called "A Museum: 30th Collection Live", was released on DVD. In 2007, Avex reported that Memorial Address sold 1,220,000 copies in Japan.

Tracklist[edit]

All lyrics written by Ayumi Hamasaki. 

CD
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Angel's Song"   Tetsuya Yukumi HΛL 4:56
2. "Greatful Days"   Bounceback HΛL 4:37
3. "Because of You"   Bounceback HΛL 5:20
4. "Ourselves"   Bounceback CMJK 4:31
5. "Hanabi: Episode II" (lit. Fireworks: Episode II) Crea+D.A.I[Note 1] tasuku 4:53
6. "No Way to Say"   Bounceback HΛL 4:43
7. "Forgiveness"   Crea+D.A.I CMJK 5:49
8. "Memorial Address" (take 2 version) Tetsuya Yukumi tasuku 3:56
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Angel's Song" (Video Clip) 5 : 09
2. "Greatful Days" (Video Clip)  
3. "Because of You" (Video Clip)  
4. "Ourselves" (Video Clip)  
5. "Hanabi: Episode II" (Video Clip)  
6. "No Way to Say" (Video Clip)  
7. "Forgiveness" (Video Clip)  
8. "Special Digest from A Museum: 30th Collection Live"    

Release history[edit]

Region Date format Catalogue Number
Japan December 17, 2003 (2003-12-17) CD+DVD
  • COPY CONTROL CD
AVCD-17410
CD
  • COPY CONTROL CD
AVCD-17411
Taiwan December 19, 2003 (2003-12-19)
Hong Kong December 23, 2003 (2003-12-23)
China February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04) CD+DVD
  • COPY CONTROL CD
AVTCD-95730C
  • SCD-736
Cassette
December 25, 2005 (2005-12-25) CD AVTCD-95730C/B
  • SCD-786

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak position First Week Sales Sales total Chart run
17 December, 2003 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 524,028 1,062,297 53 weeks
Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 1
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 4
  • Total Sales: 1,062,297 (Japan)
  • Total Sales: 1,220,000 (Avex)
  • Highest selling mini-album by a female artist.
  • Only mini-album by a female artist to sell over one million units.

Singles[edit]

Date Title Peak position Weeks Sales
July 9, 2003 "&" 1 16 weeks 591,481
August 20, 2003 "forgiveness" 1 12 weeks 222,000
September 29, 2003 "No Way to Say" 1 12 weeks 371,171 

Total Single Sales: 1,184,652 Total Album and Single Sales: 2,246,949

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Crea is the pseudonym of Ayumi Hamasaki.

References[edit]