Butterfly (Kumi Koda song)

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Single by Kumi Koda
from the album Best: First Things
Released June 22, 2005 (JP)
Format CD, CD+DVD
Genre J-pop, Bossa-Nova
Length 25:03
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45213/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
RZCD-45214 (Japan, CD)
Kumi Koda singles chronology
"Hot Stuff"

"Butterfly" is Kumi Koda's 16th domestic single. "Butterfly" was the theme of TBS's drama Kosume no mahō 2 (コスメの魔法2?), and "Your Sunshine" was used in a televised advertisement for Nivea Body Yakyo Whitening UV (ニベアボディ 薬用ホワイトニングUV nibea bodi yakyō waitoningu UV?).

"Taisetsu na Kimi e" was certified gold in full-length cellphone downloads.[citation needed]

Surprisingly enough, Butterfly was nominated for and eventually won the 47th Japan Record Award[1]

Track listing[edit]


  1. Butterfly
  2. Your Sunshine
  3. Taisetsu na kimi e (大切な君へ)
  4. Butterfly (instrumental)
  5. Your Sunshine (instrumental)
  6. Taisetsu na kimi e (instrumental)


  1. Butterfly (Music video)
  2. Butterfly (Making video)

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Oricon Weekly Singles Top 200 2
Chart (2006) Peak
Oricon 2005 Singles Top 999 85


  • First week estimate: 45,303
  • Total estimate: 125,662


December 2005 – Kumi Koda won the 47th Japan Record Awards for her hit song "Butterfly"

May 2006 – Kumi Koda won two awards at MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 for the categories "Best Video of the Year" and "Best Female Video"


  1. ^ Japan Record Award
  1. Avex Network (2005), Kumi Koda Official Web Site
  2. Oricon Style (2005), Ranking – Oricon Style
Preceded by
"Sign" by Mr. Children
Japan Record Award
Succeeded by
"Ikken" by Kiyoshi Hikawa