Fake (Ai song)

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"Fake"
Single by Ai featuring Namie Amuro
from the album The Last Ai
B-side "Family"
Released March 31, 2010 (2010-03-31)
Format CD Single, digital download
Genre J-pop, R&B
Length 4:18
Label Universal Music Japan
Writer(s) Ai, Georgie Tashiro
Producer(s) Uta
Ai singles chronology
"You Are My Star"
(2009)
"Fake"
(2010)
"Still..."
(2010)
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Wild/Dr."
(2009)
"Fake"
(2010)
"Break It/Get Myself Back"
(2010)
Limited edition cover

"Fake" (stylized as "FAKE") is Japanese R&B singer Ai's 20th single, featuring pop/R&B musician Namie Amuro. It was released on March 31, 2010.[1]

Background[edit]

This single is the first of Ai's to be released since her greatest hits collection, Best Ai, in the third term 2009. It is one of many releases intended to celebrate Ai's 10th anniversary since her debut, with many further collaborations planned.[1][2]

Ai and Amuro have worked together twice in the past. Once in 2003 as part of the Suite Chic project on the song "Uh Uh......" feat. AI, and once again in 2006 on Zeebra's song "Do What U Gotta Do" feat. AI, Namie Amuro & Mummy-D.[2]

Reception[edit]

Before the release of the physical single, the track had been downloaded 30,000 times as a cellphone full-length download, and the music video viewed over 50,000 times on YouTube.[3] In May 2010, the RIAJ certified the song as being a gold chaku-uta full download, selling over 100,000 downloads.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger Length
1. "Fake feat. Namie Amuro"   Ai George Tashiro Uta 4:18
2. "Family"   Ai Ai, Jeff Miyahara, Jeremy Soule   4:00
3. "Fake feat. Namie Amuro (Bachlogic Remix)*"   Ai Tashiro Bachlogic (remix) 3:40
4. "Fake feat. Namie Amuro (Kocky & Trash Remix)*"   Ai Tashiro Kocky & Trash (remix) 4:18
Total length:
16:16

*Limited edition bonus tracks.

Chart rankings[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Oricon weekly singles[5] 8
Billboard Japan Hot 100[6] 5
Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay[7] 4
RIAJ Digital Track Chart Top 100[8] 4

Reported sales[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[5] 16,100
RIAJ Chaku-uta Full digital sales[4] 100,000

References[edit]

A sample of the chorus of "Fake."

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  1. ^ a b "FAKE feat. 安室奈美恵" (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  2. ^ a b "AIが安室奈美恵と7年ぶり共演で初コラボ作、新曲発売決定". Oricon. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. ^ "AI「FAKE feat.安室奈美恵」が先行配信で30万DL、PVは累計50万再生突破". BARKS. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ a b レコード協会調べ 5月度有料音楽配信認定. RIAJ (in Japanese). June 20, 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved 2010-05-08.  (subscription only)
  6. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard Japan. April 12, 2010. Archived from the original on May 8, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Japan Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard Japan. April 12, 2010. Archived from the original on May 8, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ "RIAJ Digital Track Chart: Chart issue March 23, 2010" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. March 23, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 

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