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
Memorial Address
My Story
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.


All lyrics written by Ayumi Hamasaki. 

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
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
Taiwan December 19, 2003 (2003-12-19)
Hong Kong December 23, 2003 (2003-12-23)
China February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04) CD+DVD
  • SCD-736
December 25, 2005 (2005-12-25) CD AVTCD-95730C/B
  • SCD-786


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.


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


  1. ^ Crea is the pseudonym of Ayumi Hamasaki.