Beautiful World (Arashi album)

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Beautiful World
Studio album by Arashi
Released July 6, 2011 (2011-07-06)
(see release history)
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 75:31[1]
Language Japanese, English
Label J Storm
Arashi chronology
Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
(2010)
Beautiful World
(2011)
Ura Ara Mania
(2012)
Singles from Beautiful World
  1. "To Be Free"
    Released: July 7, 2010 (2010-07-07)
  2. "Love Rainbow"
    Released: September 8, 2010 (2010-09-08)
  3. "Dear Snow"
    Released: October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21)
  4. "Hatenai Sora"
    Released: November 10, 2010 (2010-11-10)
  5. "Lotus"
    Released: February 23, 2011 (2011-02-23)

Beautiful World is the tenth studio album of the Japanese boy band Arashi. The album was released on July 6, 2011 in Japan under their record label J Storm in two editions: a limited edition version with a 48 page booklet and a regular CD version with a 32 page booklet.[2] The album debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly album chart, selling 631,000 copies, making it their third consecutive album to reach sales of more than half a million copies. As of December 2011, the album has sold more than a million copies.[3] According to Oricon, Beautiful World is the best-selling album of 2011 in Japan.[4]

Album information[edit]

Both the first press and regular versions contain eighteen tracks. On November 28, 2011, a limited edition of the album was released exclusively by the shopping site "7-net". It consists of a bonus track Energy Song ~Zekkou chou chou (エナジーソング~絶好調超!!!!~?), composed by member Kazunari Ninomiya and lyrics penned by the group.

Songs[edit]

"Beautiful World" includes five of the group's previously released singles: "To be free", "Love Rainbow", "Dear Snow", "Hatenai Sora" and "Lotus". "To be free" was used as the song for Mistuya Cider commercial with member Sho Sakurai as the endorser.[5]"Love Rainbow" was the theme song for the drama Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (夏の恋は虹色に輝く lit. Summer Romance Shines in Rainbow Colours?) starring member Jun Matsumoto.[6] "Dear Snow" and "Hatenai Sora" were used as theme songs for the movie "Ōoku: The Inner Chambers" and drama Freeter, Ie o Kau. (フリーター、家を買う。 lit. Part-time Worker Buys a House?) respectively, starring member Kazunari Ninomiya.[7][8] "Lotus" was used as theme song for Bartender (バーテンダー ?) starring member Masaki Aiba.[9]

"Tooku Made" was used as the theme song for a Japan Airlines commercial starring the group.

Promotion[edit]

It was announced on July 24, 2011 that Japan Airlines will use two Boeing 777-200 bearing both the images of the members of Arashi and the words "ARASHI Beautiful World". The planes titled JAL Arashi JET (JAL嵐JET?) will be used for domestic flights, and the album with specially designed in-flight covers will be available, from July 25, 2011 to January 27, 2012. This marks the group's second time to have their images featured on an aircraft of the same airline.[10][11]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Rock this"   100+, Sho Sakurai Dele Ladimeji・Paul Boddy 3:37
2. "Mada Minu Sekai e" (まだ見ぬ世界へ) Soluna, Sakurai R.P.P.・iiiSAK 4:06
3. "Løve Rainbow"   furaha・Octobar iiiSAK・Dyce Taylor 4:40
4. "always"   100+ Dyce Taylor・Andreas Johansson 4:02
5. "Shake it!" (Jun Matsumoto solo) Hi-Fi CAMP Hi-Fi CAMP 3:36
6. "Niji no Kakera〜no rain, no rainbow〜" (虹のカケラ〜no rain, no rainbow〜) Osami・Octobar Carl Utbult・Chris Meyer・Taisho 3:53
7. "Dear Snow"   ISHU Oshima Kohsuke 4:44
8. "Hung up on" (Satoshi Ohno solo) lori, Sakurai Oshima 3:54
9. "Joy"   Takashi Ogawa, Sakurai Duke Ashton・Sherrie Ashton 3:54
10. "Doko ni Demo Aru Uta" (どこにでもある唄。, Kazunari Ninomiya solo) Kazunari Ninomiya Ninomiya 5:31
11. "negai"   Youth Case iiiSAK・Dyce Taylor 4:07
12. "Lotus"   Soluna iiiSAK・HYDRANT 4:24
13. "Janakute" (「じゃなくて」, Masaki Aiba solo) Soluna Oshima Kohsuke 3:42
14. "morning light"   UNITe・Soluna Curly・Dr.Hardcastle 3:43
15. "To be free"   Samuel Waermo・Octobar Soluna 3:43
16. "Kono Mama Motto" (このままもっと, Sho Sakurai solo) 100+, Sakurai Hisashi Nawata 4:43
17. "Hatenai Sora" (果てない空) QQ QQ 4:26
18. "Tooku Made" (遠くまで) Ogawa Erik Lidbom・Dyce Taylor 4:37
19. "Energy Song ~Zekkouchou Chou!!!!~" (エナジーソング〜絶好調超!!!!〜, 7-net edition only) Arashi, Sakurai Ninomiya 3:46

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Label
Japan July 6, 2011 J Storm
South Korea July 20, 2011 S.M. Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beautiful World" (in Japanese). Joysound. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  2. ^ Johnny & Associates. "Beautiful World". Johnny & Associates. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  3. ^ RIAJ. "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2011年12月" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  4. ^ "年間ランキング特集 アルバム" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  5. ^ "To be free" (in Japanese). Johnny & Associates. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  6. ^ "嵐、松本潤主演ドラマ主題歌が初日首位" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-09-09. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  7. ^ "嵐、シングルで今年4作目の初日20万超え" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  8. ^ "嵐、二宮主演ドラマ主題歌が初日首位" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-11-11. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  9. ^ "嵐のニューシングルは相葉主演のドラマ主題歌" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  10. ^ "日本航空「JAL嵐JET」就航へ!". Sanspo. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  11. ^ "JAL - JAL嵐JET 運航スケジュール/" (in Japanese). Japan Airlines. Retrieved 2012-03-05.