Eternal (Jin Akanishi song)

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"Eternal"
Eternaljin.jpg
Single by Jin Akanishi
from the album #JustJin
B-side "Murasaki"
Released March 2, 2011 (2011-03-02)
Format CD, CD+DVD
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop
Length 5:38
Label Warner Music Japan
Songwriter(s) Jin Akanishi
Jin Akanishi singles chronology
"Bandage"
(2009)
"Eternal"
(2011)
"Seasons"
(2011)

"Eternal" is the first solo single by Japanese singer-songwriter and former KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi, released on March 2, 2011 by Warner Music Japan.[1] It topped both Oricon and Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles charts.

Background[edit]

In February 2010 Akanishi held over 30 concerts titled "You & Jin" in Japan, while in June had 3 sold-out shows at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.[2][3][4] In July was announced that he would permanently leave the group KAT-TUN, becoming the first solo artist of Johnny & Associates to perform in the United States.[5] In November was held tour "Yellow Gold Tour 3010", named after the tour's title song "Yellow Gold", and the venues included were Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, The Warfield in San Francisco, House of Blues in Houston, Club Nokia in Los Angeles, and MTV Iggy Studio and Best Buy Theater in New York City.[6][7][8][9] Akanishi signed a global deal with Warner Music Group in December 2010.[10]

Release[edit]

The single was released in standard and limited editions.[11] The limited edition A comes with a bonus DVD with music video of "Eternal" and its making-of plus cover photo shooting from the video making,[12] while limited edition B comes with a 24-page special photo booklet.[13] They both feature an alternate cover artwork.

Chart performance[edit]

The single was released on March 2, 2011 by Warner Music Japan, and on its debuting first day it topped the Oricon daily singles chart with 161,000 copies sold. By the end of the week it sold 217,000 copies, marking the first time a solo artist’s first week sales exceeded 200,000 in 2 years (the last time was in 2009 when Yusuke’s "Himawari" sold 219,000 copies),[14] It was also the best-selling single of the month, and as it charted for twelve weeks,[15] it was the 8th best-selling single with 241,630 copies sold in the first six-months.[16] By the end of the year it was reported by Oricon that it was 23rd best-selling single,[17] and was certified platinum by RIAJ denoting over 250,000 shipments.[18]

It has also peaked at number one on the Billboard's Japan Hot 100 and Hot Singles Sales,[19][20] as well number six on Hot Top Airplay.[21]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jin Akanishi.

Regular Edition
No. Title Length
1. "Eternal" 5:38
2. "Murasaki" (ムラサキ) 3:13
3. "Eternal" (Instrumental) 5:38
4. "Murasaki" (Instrumental) 3:13

Charts[edit]

Charts (2011) Peak
position
Oricon Weekly Singles 1
Billboard Japan Hot 100 1
Taiwan G-Music 20
Taiwan G-Music East Asian 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yurikoh (January 16, 2011). "Akanishi Jin's First Solo Single". JaME World. Japanese Music Entertainment. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ Mai Nguyen (May 10, 2010). "You and Jin (Akanishi) to hit Los Angeles". Asia Pacific Arts. University of Southern California. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ Keira Truong (July 28, 2010). "You & Jin: Jin Akanishi concert review". Asia Pacific Arts. University of Southern California. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Anna (July 7, 2010). "You and Jin in Los Angeles". JaME World. Japanese Music Entertainment. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jin Akanishi aims for simultaneous release in U.S., Japan". Tokyograph. October 3, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ Anna (September 17, 2010). "Akanishi Jin US Tour". JaME World. Japanese Music Entertainment. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ Claire (November 15, 2010). "Akanishi Jin Live in New York". JaME World. Japanese Music Entertainment. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ Claudia Xie (November 25, 2010). "3010 in the Future: Akanishi Jin concert review". Asia Pacific Arts. University of Southern California. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ Anna (November 30, 2010). "Jin Akanishi Yellow Gold Tour 3010 in LA". JaME World. Japanese Music Entertainment. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ Haruko; Claire (December 9, 2010). "Akanishi Jin Joins Warner Music". JaME World. Japanese Music Entertainment. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Eternal Regular Edition". CDJapan. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Eternal Limited Edition A". CDJapan. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Eternal Limited Edition B". CDJapan. Retrieved February 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ "赤西仁、ソロデビューシングルが首位" [Jin Akanishi, solo debut single is leading]. Oricon. March 8, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Eternal on Oricon". Oricon. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Oricon 50 best-selling singles of the first six-month of 2011". Oricon. June 22, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  17. ^ Jasy (December 31, 2011). "Oricon Top 100 2011: Singles". JaME World. Japanese Music Entertainment. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  18. ^ ゴールドディスク認定作品一覧 2011年3月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (March 2011)] (in Japanese). RIAJ. March 10, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Eternal on Japan Hot 100 chart". Billboard Japan. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Eternal on Hot Singles Sales chart". Billboard Japan. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Eternal on Hot Top Airplay chart". Billboard Japan. Retrieved February 11, 2015.