Love Is the Message

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Love Is the Message
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Studio album by Misia
Released 1 January 2000
Recorded 1999
Genre R&B, J-pop
Length 71:19
Label Arista Japan
Producer Haruo Yoda
Misia chronology
Misia Remix 1999
(1999)
Love Is the Message
(2000)
Misia Remix 2000 Little Tokyo
(2000)
Singles from Love Is the Message
  1. "Believe"
    Released: 21 April 1999
  2. "Wasurenai Hibi"
    Released: 25 November 1999
  3. "Sweetness"
    Released: 25 November 1999

Love Is the Message is Misia's second studio album, released on January 1, 2000. It sold 1,349,650 copies in its first week, making it the 23rd highest debut in Japanese history,[1] and peaked at #1 for two consecutive weeks. It went on to sell over 2.29 million copies, making Misia one of the three acts, alongside Globe and Chemistry, with the second most consecutive double million albums, behind Hikaru Utada.[2] Love Is the Message was the recipient of the award for best album at the 42nd Japan Record Awards. The album jacket was shot during sunrise at the summit of the Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii. Love Is the Message is the 56th best selling album of all time in Japan.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Opening"       0:35
2. "Believe"   Misia Jun Sasaki 4:50
3. "Sweetness"   Misia Satoshi Shimano 5:50
4. "It's Just Love"   Misia Misia, Satoshi Shimano 6:25
5. "Sweet Pain"   Misia Kyōhei Tsutsumi 6:22
6. "Atsui Namida" (アツイナミダ, "Hot Tears") Misia Jun Sasaki 6:26
7. "Ame no Nichiyōbi" (雨の日曜日, "Rainy Sunday") Chihiro Close, Misia Tatsushi Kusunoki 4:47
8. "Itoshii Hito" (愛しい人, "My Beloved") Misia Misia 6:31
9. "Ano Hi no Yō ni" (あの日のように, "Like on That Day") Misia Misia 5:32
10. "Hana/Tori/Kaze/Tsuki" (花/鳥/風/月, "Flower/Bird/Wind/Moon") Chihiro Close Hiroshi Matsui, Misia 5:48
11. "One!"   Misia Hiroshi Matsui 6:09
12. "Wasurenai Hibi" (忘れない日々, "Unforgettable Days") Misia Toshiaki Matsumoto 5:56
13. "Lovin' You (Misia 1999 Live Version)"   Richard J. Rudolph, Minnie Ripperton Richard J. Rudolph, Minnie Ripperton 6:08

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
January 1, 2000 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 1,349,650 2,297,880 59 weeks
Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 1
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 4 (2000)
169 (2001)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 歴代アルバム初動ランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  2. ^ CD売り上げ404 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  3. ^ 歴代アルバムランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-05-12. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Carry On My Way by Speed
Oricon Weekly number-one album
January 17, 2000 - January 24, 2000
Succeeded by
Fresh Brash Old Man by Snail Ramp