I (Juju album)

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I
Juju - I.png
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 21, 2018 (2018-02-21)
Genre
Length59:35
LabelOnenation
Producer
Juju chronology
Snack Juju: Yoru no Request
(2016)
I
(2018)
Singles from I
  1. "Believe Believe"
    Released: November 30, 2016
  2. "Because of You"
    Released: March 22, 2017
  3. "Iiwake"
    Released: October 11, 2017
  4. "Tokyo"
    Released: January 24, 2018

I is the seventh studio album by Japanese singer Juju. It was released on February 21, 2018, through Onenation.[1] "I" became Juju's first solo number-one album on the Oricon Albums Chart.[2]

Background[edit]

I is Juju's first album in nearly a year and a half, since Snack Juju: Yoru no Request, and first studio album in over two years, since What You Want. The first pressing of the album includes a DVD featuring eight performances from Juju's Juju-en Special: Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 concert held at Yokohama Arena on July 11, 2017. On November 6, 2017, Juju will announced she will be embarking on the Juju Hall Tour 2018 "I" in support of the album.[3] The tour is set to commence on April 22, 2018 at the Mori no Hall 21 in Matsudo, Chiba.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

I entered the daily Oricon Albums Chart at the number-one spot, selling 12,000 units sold.[5] It debuted at the top of the weekly chart as well, logging sales of 29,000 copies.[6] The album also debuted at number one on the Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales chart,[7] and at number 2 on the Billboard Japan Hot Albums chart, where it missed out on the top spot to The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Arranger(s)Length
1."Love Is Like"
  • Kiyoshi Matsuo
  • Sonomi Tameoka
  • Jun Abe
5:20
2."Iiwake"
  • Masami Kakinuma
  • Ryōta Nakano
4:50
3."Kawaisou da yo ne" (with Hitsuji) (かわいそうだよね, "Pitiful, Aren't I?")4:52
4."Tokyo"
  • R-Y's
  • Tomoko
  • Kōichi Tsutaya
5:43
5."Ano Yoru no Futari" (あの夜のふたり, "The Two of Us That Night")
  • Mori
5:19
6."Risky"
  • Skåre
4:11
7."Let It Flow"
  • H.U.B.
  • Hiro
  • Dirty Orange
  • Mitsu.J
  • Dirty Orange
4:11
8."Because of You"
  • E-3
  • Fast Lane
  • Erik Lidbom
  • Pius
  • Pius
4:44
9."Roll the Dice"
  • Akira
  • Uta
  • Tameoka
  • Uta
3:54
10."Urahara" (ウラハラ, "Reverse")
  • her0ism
  • Nguyen
3:31
11."Believe Believe"
  • Kenji Tamai
  • tzk
  • Masahiro Tobinai
  • Tamai
  • Tobinai
3:52
12."Anata ga Kureta Mono" (あなたがくれたもの, "What You Gave Me")
  • Oda
4:14
13."I"
  • Emi Tawata
  • Juri Shōno
  • Hiroshi Suenami
  • Haru.Robinson
  • Kameda
4:54
Total length:59:35
Limited edition DVD: Juju-en Special: Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Tokubetsu Encore Demise at Yokohama Arena[9]
No.TitleLength
1."Ah Mujō" / "Roppongi Shinjū" (Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Version) 
2."Kazari Janai no yo Namida wa" (Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Version) 
3."Futari de Osake o" (Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Version) 
4."Manatsu no Yoru no Yume" (Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Version) 
5."Goodbye Day" (Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Version) 
6."Eki" (Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Version) 
7."Koi ni Ochite (Fall in Love)" (Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Version) 
8."Desire (Jōnetsu)" (Snack Juju Arena Tour 2017 Version) 

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Japan Weekly Albums (Oricon)[6] 1
Japan Weekly Digital Albums (Oricon)[10] 2
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard)[8] 2
Japan Download Albums (Billboard)[11] 2
Japan Top Albums Sales (Billboard)[7] 1

Sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan 80,236[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JUJU、7thアルバム「I」を2月リリース". Natalie. December 12, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "オリコン週間アルバム 2/19〜2/25、JUJU「I」が今年度ソロ初の首位に". Musicman-Net. February 27, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "JUJU、10万人動員規模の全国ホールツアー決定". Natalie. November 6, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "JUJU、2年ぶりの全国ホールツアー『JUJU HALL TOUR 2018』開催決定!". T-Site. November 6, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "オリコンデイリー CDアルバムランキング 2018年02月20日付". Oricon. February 21, 2018. Archived from the original on February 22, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "オリコン週間 CDアルバムランキング 2018年02月19日~2018年02月25日". Oricon. February 28, 2018. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Hot Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "I【初回生産限定盤】・JUJU Sony Music Shop". Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "オリコン週間 デジタルアルバムランキング 2018年02月19日~2018年02月25日". Oricon. February 28, 2018. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Billboard Japan Download Albums". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  12. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Taiju']. Oricon. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  13. ^ "【配信周榜】2018/04/09付". Retrieved April 23, 2018.

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