MAX discography

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MAX discography
Studio albums5
Compilation albums5
Music videos4
Singles32
B-sides31
Tribute albums2
Live concerts5
Films2

Japanese female vocal/dance unit, MAX has released five studio albums, two compilations, three remix albums, and 31 singles. Three of their albums, Maximum (1996), Maximum Groove (1998), and Maximum Collection have topped the Oricon album charts. Four of their albums, including Maximum, Maximum II (1997), Maximum Groove, and Maximum Collection have been certified million selling albums by RIAJ. The group have 15 consecutive top ten singles,[1] 16 overall. Their sixth single, "Give Me a Shake" (1997) is their best selling single and their only single to top the Oricon singles chart. Since their debut on May 10, 1995, the group has amassed sales of over 10 million albums and singles in Japan.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Oricon albums sales chart peak positions and sales Certifications
Weekly Yearly Debut Overall
Maximum
  • Released: December 11, 1996
  • Label: Avex
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1[3] 15[4] 449,510[5] 1,288,260
  • RIAJ: Million[6]
Maximum II
  • Released: December 25, 1997
  • Label: Avex
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2[7] 23[8] 707,730[9] 1,074,530
Maximum Groove
  • Released: December 2, 1998
  • Label: Avex
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1[11] 27[12] 322,300[13] 824,370
Emotional History
  • Released: March 14, 2001
  • Label: Avex
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8[15] 63,220[16] 107,950
Jewel of Jewels
  • Released: February 22, 2006
  • Label: Sonic Groove
  • Formats: CD, digital download
53[18] 5,607

Cover album[edit]

Title Album detail Oricon albums sales chart peak positions and sales Certifications
Weekly Yearly Debut Overall
Be Max
  • Released: September 8, 2010
  • Label: Sonic Groove
  • Formats: CD, digital download
19[3] [19] 2,162 [20] 10,683

Compilation albums[edit]

Release Title Oricon albums sales chart peak positions and sales Notes
Weekly Yearly Debut Overall
September 29, 1999 Maximum Collection 1[21] 32[12] 456,070[22] 805,360
  • Greatest hits package
  • Certified million seller[23]
June 28, 2000 Super Eurobeat presents Hyper Euro Max 5[24] 96[25] 104,620[26] 206,390
  • Eurobeat remix album
March 20, 2002 Precious Collection 1995–2002 10[27] 51,400[28] 93,260
  • Single collection
August 21, 2002 Maximum Trance 29[29] 13,760
December 10, 2008 New Edition ~Maximum Hits~ 30[18] 8,466 18,111
  • CD/CD+DVD release
  • Greatest hits remix package
  • Contains new vocals
December 23, 2015 Maximum Perfect Best 18[18] 1,099 8,288
  • 3CD+DVD, 3CD+Blu-ray and CD only package
  • Including all A-side singles (excl. Prism of Eyes) with all songs as 3-piece unit
  • Contains 2 new songs
July 31, 2019 New Edition II ~Maximum Hits~ 20[30] 2,588

Tribute and cover albums[edit]

Release Album Tracks
July 24, 1997 Velfarre J-pop Night presents Dance With You
  • "Douni mo Tomaranai"
  • "Katte ni Shiyagare"
  • "S.O.S"
  • "Seishun Jidai"
  • "UFO"
12/03/2008 Vision Factory Compilation
~Aku Yuu Sakka Seikatsu 40 Shuunen Kinen~
  • "Monday Mona Lisa"
08/09/2010 BE MAX
  • "CAT'S EYE"
02/03/2011 BEGIN 20th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL TRIBUTE ALBUM
  • "Ai ga Hashiru"
15/11/2017 Aku Yu Tribute Special Songs ~Asahi no Youni~
  • "Monday Mona Lisa Club"
  • "S・O・S (Rearrange ver.)"
  • "Kuruwasetai no (Rearrange ver.)"
  • "Dou ni mo Tomoranai (Rearrange ver.)"
  • "UFO (Rearrange ver.)"
  • "Seishun Jidai"

Other albums[edit]

Release Album Tracks
August 25, 1995 We Love Saturday Night!!
  • Di Di La La La ~Shigoto ga Koi no Jama wo Suru~
November 21, 2007 Christmas Harmony ~Vision Factory Presents~
  • "No.1 ~My Lady~"
February 13, 2008 Spring Harmony: Vision Factory Presents
  • "A Special Day"

Singles[edit]

Release Title Oricon singles sales chart peak positions and sales Album
Weekly Yearly Debut Overall
May 10, 1995 "Koi Suru Velfarre Dance ~Saturday night~" 91 3,550 3,550 Maximum
August 21, 1995 "Kiss Me Kiss Me, Baby" 63 5,380 10,920
February 21, 1996 "Tora Tora Tora" 19 149 33,130 189,320
July 17, 1996 "Seventies" 7 119 66,860 252,550
October 9, 1996 "Get My Love!" 4 152 76,790 198,500
April 9, 1997 "Give Me A Shake" 1 67 172,200 476,570 Maximum II
July 30, 1997 "Love Is Dreaming" 4 105 109,880 283,890
October 29, 1997 "Shinin'on-Shinin'love" 4 165 86,640 276,510
April 22, 1998 "Hikari no Veil" 5 93 118,270 261,450 Maximum Groove
July 23, 1998 "Ride On Time" 4 74 60,360 312,500
September 9, 1998 "Grace of My Heart" 2 99 110,810 243,260
March 3, 1999 "Love Impact" 8 124 84,050 176,370 Maximum Collection
May 26, 1999 "Ano Natsu Eto" 7 181 63,790 118,260
August 25, 1999 "Ginga no Chikai" 5 147 70,460 148,590
November 25, 1999 "Isshoni..." 8 80 73,160 341,700 Emotional History
February 16, 2000 "Never Gonna Stop It" 9 142 71,640 152,560
May 24, 2000 "Magic" 10 224 47,390 78,930
September 6, 2000 "Barairo no Hibi" 11 231 45,630 74,920
February 15, 2001 "Always Love" 12 274 32,760 49,790
May 16, 2001 "Perfect Love" 10 293 26,210 46,130 Precious Collection 1995–2002
September 27, 2001 "Moonlight" 13 17,240 27,540
December 5, 2001 "Feel So Right" 17 16,070 24,030
February 20, 2002 "Spring Rain" 28 13,690 19,530
November 20, 2002 "Eternal White" 20 9,280 15,015 Jewel of Jewels
March 12, 2003 "Festa" 32 6,154 8,959
August 6, 2003 "Love Screw" 39 4,070 6,276
June 30, 2004 "Be With You" 34 3,895 5,104
July 6, 2005 "Nirai Kanai" 38[31] 896 3,782 6,148
November 30, 2005 "Anata wo Omou Hodo" 53 2,348 2,834
August 2, 2006 "Splash Gold -Natsu no Kiseki- / Prism of Eyes" 60 2,202 2,760 Maximum Perfect Best
July 22, 2009 "Rough Cut Diamond" 28 967 3,342[32] 4,426
May 12, 2010 "Cat's Eye" 27[33] 715 4,541 6,891 BE MAX
August 7, 2013 "Tacata'" 32 3,579 9,879 Maximum Perfect Best
September 10, 2014 "Jounetsu no ZUMBA" 42
January 15, 2015 "Heartbreaker"
July 22, 2015 "#SELFIE ~ONNA Now~" 40
June 26, 2019 "Parthenon" 39[34] 1,706[34] New Edition II ~Maximum Hits~

B-sides[edit]

Year Title Featured release
1996 "So Much in Love" "Tora Tora Tora"
"Summer Time" "Seventies"
"Broken Heart" "Get My Love"
1997 "Kiss to Kiss" "Give Me a Shake"
"Wonderland" "Love is Dreaming"
"I Will" "Shinin'on-Shinin'love"
1998 "So Real" "Hikari no Veil"
"Don't You Love Me" "Ride on Time"
"Getting Over" "Grace of my Heart"
1999 "How Much I Love You" "Love Impact"
"Natsu yo Saite" "Ano Natsu Eto"
"We'll Be Together" "Ginga no Chikai"
"Powder Shadow" "Isshoni..."
2000 "So Special Love" "Never Gonna Stop It"
"Get Ready?"
"Unforgettable" "Magic"
"Whispers"
"Wired" "Barairono Hibi"
2001 "Just Wanna Lovin' You" "Always Love"
"Bible XX" "Perfect Love"
"Paradise Lost" "Moonlight"
"Manatsu no Eve" "Feel so Right"
2002 "Party Tune" "Spring Rain"
"Another Truth" "Eternal White"
2003 "Stay" "Festa"
"Don't Call Me" "Love Screw"
2004 "Don't Lose Yourself" "Be With You"
2005 "Someday" "Nirai Kanai"
"Tora Tora Tora 2005"
"Wonder Woman" "Anata wo Omou Hodo"
2009 "The Power of Love" "Rough Cut Diamond"
2010 "Arabesque" "Cat's Eye"
"Wonder Woman Returns"
2013 "Summer Dream" "Tacata'"
2014 "Sweet Sweet Honey" "Jounetsu no ZUMBA"
"BOOM BOOM BOOM"
2015 "Ole! ~Happy Birthday~" "#SELFIE ~ONNA Now~"
2019 "Dracula" "Parthenon"

Remixes[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Release Title
March 15, 1996 Ladies MAX
March 15, 1997 Ladies MAX ~Give me a Shake~

Music videos[edit]

Release Title
February 25, 1998 Maximum Clips
March 29, 2000 Maximum Clips II
March 20, 2002 Precious Clip Collection 1995–2002
12/11/2002 MAX Best Clips

Live concerts[edit]

Release Title
10/08/1997 J-Pop Gig Tour 1997
11/10/1999 MAX Live Contact 1999 ~Sunny Holiday~
September 27, 2000 MAX Live Contact 2000 ~No Boundly~
October 24, 2001 MAX Live Contact 2001 ~Bitter 4 Sweet~
08/05/2009 MAX presents Live Contact 2009 "New Edition"
27/01/2016 MAX 20th Live Contact 2015 Back To The MAX Future

Other[edit]

Release Title
October 25, 1995 Dance Matrix '95 Disco Week in Velfarre
12/04/1996 Namie Amuro Anniversary Live in Chiba Marine Stadium

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