Kaela Kimura discography

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Kaela Kimura discography
A woman in a black dress.
Studio albums 7
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 5
EPs 1
Singles 22
Tribute albums 1

The discography of Japanese musician Kaela Kimura consists of seven studio albums, two compilation albums, one cover album, one extended play, twenty-two singles and five video albums. She debuted as a musician in 2004 under the label Columbia Music Entertainment, releasing ten albums with the company. In 2013, Kimura released Rock, an album of English language covers under her private label Ela Music. In 2014, Kimura released "Ole! Oh!", her first single under Victor Entertainment.

Kimura was originally a member of the band Amino before making her solo debut. Two of the band's songs are present on the 2005 compilation album ... of Newtypes. In 2006, Kimura collaborated with the band Sadistic Mika Band as a temporary vocalist on three of their songs on their revival album Narkissos.

Her most commercially successful singles are "Rirura Riruha" (2005), "Butterfly" (2009) and "Ring a Ding Dong" (2010), all of which have been certified Million by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.[1][2][3]

Studio albums[edit]

All release dates pertain to their release in Japan, unless stated.

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[4][A] Certifications
JPN
[5]
TWN East Asian
[6][B][C]
Kaela 8 149,000
Circle
  • Released: March 8, 2006
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
2 9 197,000
  • RIAJ: Gold[8]
Scratch
  • Released: February 7, 2007
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
1 9 360,000
  • RIAJ: Platinum[9]
+1
  • Released: April 2, 2008
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
1 9 161,000
  • RIAJ: Platinum[10]
Hocus Pocus
  • Released: June 24, 2009
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
3 221,000
  • RIAJ: Platinum[11]
8Eight8
  • Released: October 12, 2011
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
1 75,000
Sync
  • Released: December 19, 2012
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
5 33,000
Mieta 6 16,000

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[4] Certifications
JPN
[5]
5 Years
  • Released: February 3, 2010
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, 2CD, digital download
2 473,000
  • RIAJ: 2× Platinum[12]
10 Years
  • Released: June 25, 2014
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, CD/DVD, digital download
6 26,000

Cover album[edit]

List of cover albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[4]
JPN
[5]
Rock
  • Released: October 30, 2013
  • Label: Ela Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
10 19,000

Extended play[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Live Tour 2010 "5 Tears" @ Nippon Budokan (2010.03.27/28)
  • Released: June 9, 2010
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As a lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (JPN)[4] Certifications Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[5]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[13][D][E]
"Level 42" 2004 14 30,000 Kaela
"Happiness!!!" 11 41,000
"Rirura Riruha" 2005 3 82[F] 117,000
  • RIAJ (ringtone): Million[1]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold[29]
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[30]
Circle
"Beat" 7 36,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[31]
"You" 2006 7 39,000
"Magic Music" 7 54,000
  • RIAJ (ringtone): 2× Platinum[32]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold[32]
Scratch
"Tree Climbers" 6 68,000
  • RIAJ (ringtone): 2× Platinum[33]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold[32]
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[34]
"Snowdome" 2007 6 61,000
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold[35]
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[36]
"Samantha" 8 27,000 +1
"Yellow" 5 28,000
"Jasper" 2008 9 11 42,000
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold[37]
"Moustache" (マスタッシュ, Musutasshu) 7 9 37,000 Hocus Pocus
"Memories" 43 Paco and the Magical Book Original Soundtrack
"Doko" (どこ, "Where") 2009 5 5 24,000 Hocus Pocus
"Banzai" 4 2 31,000
"Butterfly" 8
  • RIAJ (ringtone): Million[2]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Million[2]
  • RIAJ (PC): Platinum[38]
"Ring a Ding Dong" 2010 1 2 92,000
  • RIAJ (ringtone): Million[3]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Platinum[39]
  • RIAJ (PC): Gold[39]
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[40]
8Eight8
"Deep Beep" 23
"A Winter Fairy Is Melting a Snowman" 4 1 30,000
  • RIAJ (ringtone): 2× Platinum[41]
  • RIAJ (cellphone): Gold[41]
  • RIAJ (PC): Gold[41]
"Kidoairaku Plus Ai" 2011 13 6 13,000
"Mamireru" (マミレル, "Paint") 2012 9 6 17,000 Sync
"Sun Shower" 16 4 8,000
"Ole! Oh!" 2014 12 10 6,000 Mieta
"Today Is a New Day" 15 10 8,000
"Egg" 2015 17 7 8,000 Non-album single

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[5]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[13][G]
"Time Machine ni Onegai '06 Version" (タイムマシンにおねがい, "Help, Time Machine") (Sadistic Mika Band Revisited) 2006 Narkissos
"Hey! Hey! Alright" (Scha Dara Parr + Kaela Kimura) 2009 10 10 11

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[13][H]
"Circle"[53] 2006 Circle
"Oh Pretty Woman" Attention Please Soundtrack
"Ground Control" 2007 Scratch
"Dive Into Shallow" 2008 30 "Jasper" (single)
"Stars" 26 +1
"Hot Pepper no Uta" (ホットペッパーの唄, "Hot Pepper Song") 2009
  • RIAJ (ringtone): 2× Platinum[54]
Non-album single
"Odoru Pompokolin" 2010 48 5 Years
"You Bet!!" 6
"Musuko (Bokura no Ongaku Ver.)" (息子(僕らの音楽ver.), "Son (Our Music Ver.)")[55] (with Tamio Okuda) Non-album song
"Chocolate" (チョコレート, Chokorēto) 2011 6 8Eight8
"8Eight8 Medley" (8EIGHT8 メドレー)[56] Non-album song
"Lettuce Lettuce" (レタスレタス, Retasu Retasu)[57] 2012 2355/0655 Song Best!
"Amamorhythm" (アマモリズム, Amamorizumu, "Rain Leak Rhythm")[58]
"Hello, Goodbye" 43 "Sun Shower" (single)
"Wonder Volt" 63 Sync
"Take On Me" 2013 45 Rock
"Funkytown" 70
"My Love" 2014 71 10 Years
"One More" 80 Mieta
"Sonic Manic" 22

Video albums[edit]

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN
[5]
Kaela Kimura 1st Tour 2005 4You
  • Released: July 6, 2005
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: DVD
10
Live Scratch: Agattemasu tteba Tour @ Budokan (LIVE SCRATCH~上がってますってばTOUR~@武道館)
  • Released: September 19, 2007
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: DVD
14
Best Video 1
  • Released: July 23, 2008
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: DVD
6
Go! 5! Kaeland
  • Released: November 4, 2009
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: DVD
5
Kaela Web Tour 2012 @ Nippon Budokan
  • Released: August 1, 2012
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: DVD
7

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-studio album or guest appearances that feature Kaela Kimura
Title Year Album
"Twinkle (Nana Ver.)" 2005 Love for Nana: Only One Tribute
"Is My Fate"[I] (Animo) ... of Newtypes
"Out of Luck"[I] (Animo)
"Why Are You So in a Hurry? (Tō-chan no Melody)" (父ちゃんのメロディ, "Daddy's Melody") Custom Made 10.30 Original Soundtrack
"Why Are You So in a Hurry? (Tō-chan no Melody) (Dub Mix)"
"Cloudy" (Kaela Kimura & Foe) 2006 Last Days: Tribute to Mr. K
"The End of the Sun" (Foe featuring Kaela Kimura) Foetunes
"Sadistic Twist" (Sadistic Mikaela Band) Narkissos
"Watashi wa Big-Bang, Bang" (私はBig-Bang, Bang, "I'm a Big-Bang, Bang") (Sadistic Mikaela Band)
"No Reason Why" (Farrah featuring Kaela Kimura) 2007 "No Reason Why" (single)
"Marshmallow" (マシマロ, Mashimaro) Tamio Okuda Covers
"Birdie" (Taiyō Yamazaki presents Kaela Kimura & Depapepe) 2008 Music Tree
"Rirura Riruha (Kōtetsu Gattai Robomix) Remixed by Foe" (リルラ リルハ~鋼鉄合体ロボミックス~Remixed by FOE", "Steel Alloy Robomix") Detroit Metal City Tribute Album: Seinie Metal Mix
"Kokuhaku"[J] (Idolin !) Petit-Petit
"Paco Medley" (Kaela Kimura with Hōtai Band) Paco and the Magical Book Original Soundtrack
"A Song for Paco" (Kaela Kimura with Hōtai Band)
"Kimi to Dokomade mo" (君とどこまでも, "Anywhere with You") (Mo'Some Tonebender featuring Kaela Kimura) Sing!
"Happy?" 2009 Judy and Mary 15th Anniversary Tribute Album
"Mother Goose"[J] (Rie Tomosaka) Toridori.
"Forbidden Fruits" (Curly Giraffe featuring Kaela Kimura) Thank You for Being a Friend
"Kotoba wa Sankaku, Kokoro wa Shikaku" (言葉はさんかく こころは四角, "Words Are Triangles, Hearts Are Squares") Quruli Tribute
"Lyin' Ass Bitch" (Scafull King featuring Kaela Kimura) 2011 Doubt!
"Ring a Ding Dong (Moonbug Remix)" 2013 Remix Assault
"Banzai (Remix)" (Avengers in Sci-Fi) Selected Ancient Works 2006-2013

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sales provided by Oricon database and are rounded to the nearest thousand copies.
  2. ^ The G-Music chart was established in July 2005 and only archives the top 20 releases. The East Asian chart is a sub-chart, so releases may not have charted on the main top 20.
  3. ^ Position was taken from 2006 week 19 for Circle, 2007 week 15 for Scratch, 2008 week 20 for +1.
  4. ^ The Japan Hot 100 was established in February 2008.
  5. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Jasper",[14] "Moustache",[15] "Memories",[15] "Doko",[16] "Banzai",[17] "Butterfly",[18] "Ring a Ding Dong",[19] "Deep Beep",[20] "A Winter Fairy Is Melting a Snowman",[21] "Kidoairaku Plus Ai",[22] "Mamireru",[23] "Sun Shower",[24] "Ole! Oh!",[25] "Today Is a New Day",[26] "Egg".[27]
  6. ^ Charted in 2010.[28]
  7. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Hey! Hey! Alright".[42]
  8. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Dive Into Shallow",[14] "Stars",[43] "Odoru Pompokolin",[44] "You Bet!!",[45] "Chocolate",[46] "Hello, Goodbye",[47] "Wonder Volt",[48] "Take On Me",[49] "Funkytown",[49] "My Love",[50] "One More",[51] "Sonic Manic".[52]
  9. ^ a b Band featuring Kimura before she debuted as a solo musician.
  10. ^ a b Featuring lyrics written by Kimura.

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