Diamond Wave

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Diamond Wave
Mai Kuraki DIAMOND WAVE.jpg
Studio album by Mai Kuraki
Released August 2, 2006 (2006-08-02)
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 47:49
Label Giza Studio
Producer Daikō Nagato, Mai Kuraki
Mai Kuraki chronology
Fuse of Love
(2005)Fuse of Love2005
Diamond Wave
(2006)
One Life
(2008)One Life2008
Singles from Diamond Wave
  1. "Growing of My Heart"
    Released: November 9, 2005
  2. "Best of Hero"
    Released: February 8, 2006
  3. "Diamond Wave"
    Released: June 21, 2006

Diamond Wave is the sixth studio album by Japanese recording artist Mai Kuraki. It was released on August 2, 2006.

Background[edit]

The album was released in two formats: CD+DVD limited edition and CD only standard edition.[1] On August 11, a limited revamped (cover and booklet) standard edition was released. Diamond Wave is Kuraki's first album to be released in various formats. A limited blog called "Diamond Web" was opened in commemoration of the release. To view the blog two passwords enclosed in both the Diamond Wave album and single were needed. To date this is the last studio album released in Giza Studio.

Chart performance[edit]

Diamond Wave debuted on the Oricon albums chart at #3 with 78,228 copies sold.[2] The album charted for a total of 12 weeks.[3] Diamond Wave was the 101st best selling album of 2006.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mai Kuraki.

CD
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Diamond Wave" Akihito Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:55
2. "Ready for Love" Munetaka Kawamoto Day Track 3:41
3. "Best of Hero" Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:14
4. "Juliet" Hitoshi Okamoto Okamoto 3:52
5. "Growing of My Heart" Aika Ohno Takeshi Hayama 4:24
6. "Aitakute..." (会いたくて... "Wanting to see you") Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:31
7. "Hologram" (ホログラム) Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:08
8. "State of Mind" Ohno Hayama 4:29
9. "Ima Kimi to Koko ni" (今 君とここに "Here With You Now") Masaaki Watanuki Day Track 4:25
10. "Cherish the Day" Masaki Kurechi Yoshinobu Ohga 4:05
11. "Voice of Safest Place" Ohno   4:59
Total length: 47:49
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Diamond Wave" (Music video)  
2. "Diamond Wave" (Making of)  

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Albums Chart[5] 2
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart[2] 3
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums Chart[6] 7
Japan Oricon Yearly Albums Chart[4] 101

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
(sales thresholds)
Japan RIAJ 132,476[2] Gold[7]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Japan August 2, 2006[1] Giza Studio CD+DVD (Limited Edition)
CD (Standard Edition)
August 11, 2006 CD (Limited Revamped Standard Edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "新たなヒストリーを切り開くニュー・アルバム『DIAMOND WAVE』を語る / BARKS 特集". Barks (in Japanese). 2006-08-02. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "ビーイング@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  3. ^ 【オリコン】売上枚数Q&A【2006/05/05付】 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-03-17. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  4. ^ a b 2006年度アルバム年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  5. ^ 8/6付デイリーアルバムチャートチェック:うっきーのチャートチェック (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  6. ^ "2006 8月売上ランキング" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  7. ^ ゴールド等認定作品認定 2006年8月. RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 

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