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Revision as of 22:13, 27 March 2009

Next Level
Next level cdonly.jpg
Studio album by Ayumi Hamasaki
Released March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25)
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Pop, dance pop, pop-rock, electronica, electronic rock
Length 51:45 (CD)
71:39 (Bonus disc)
Label Avex Trax
Producer Max Matsuura
Ayumi Hamasaki chronology
A Complete: All Singles
(2008)A Complete: All Singles2008
Next Level
(2009)
Template:Extra album cover 2
2CD+DVD Cover
2CD+DVD Cover
USB Flash Drive Cover
USB Flash Drive Cover
Singles from Next Level
  1. "Days/Green"
    Released: December 17, 2008
  2. "Rule/Sparkle"
    Released: February 25, 2009

Next Level is the tenth studio album (eleventh overall) by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Ayumi Hamasaki, released by Avex Trax on March 25, 2009 in Japan. It was released as a CD only version, a CD+DVD version, and a limited edition 2CD+DVD version.[1] Additionally, it is the first album by Ayumi Hamasaki and one of the first albums in the world to be released as a USB flash drive.[2][3] The two GB flash drive will include the 14 songs of the album in MP3 format along with their lyric data, and six music videos in MP4 format.[3] The flash drive edition is priced at ¥6800 (approximately USD$75).[2]

Promotion

"Green," the second a-side from the first single, was used to promote Panasonic's Lumix FX 37.[4] The title track, "Next Level," is currently being used in Panasonic's Lumix FX 40 commercial[5] while "Rule," from the album's second single, is the international theme song for the film Dragonball Evolution.[6] Additionally, "Sparkle" is used in advertisements for the Honda Zest Spark.[7]

Track list

All lyrics written by Ayumi Hamasaki.

CD
No. Title Music Length
1. "Bridge to the Sky"   1:43
2. "Next Level"   4:30
3. "Disco-munication"   1:32
4. "Energize"   4:31
5. "Sparkle" Kazuhiro Hara 4:30
6. "Rollin'"   5:04
7. "Green" Tetsuya Yukumi 4:49
8. "Load of the Shugyo"   1:32
9. "Identity"   4:19
10. "Rule" Miki Watanabe 4:06
11. "Love'n'Hate"   3:51
12. "Pieces of Seven"   2:31
13. "Days" Kunio Tago 5:03
14. "Curtain Call"   3:44
Premium Countdown Live 2008-2009 A
No. Title Length
1. "Green"  
2. "Will"  
3. "End of the World"  
4. "Heartplace"  
5. "And Then"  
6. "Naturally"  
7. "Powder Snow"  
8. "Hope or Pain"  
9. "Over"  
10. "Scar"  
11. "Signal"  
12. "Hana"  
13. "Too Late"  
14. "Everywhere Nowhere"  
15. "Days"  
16. "For My Dear..."  
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Days (Video Clip)"  
2. "Green (Video Clip)"  
3. "Rule (Video Clip)"  
4. "Sparkle (Video Clip)"  
5. "Next Level (Video Clip)"  
6. "Curtain Call (Video Clip)"  
7. "Days (Making Clip)"  
8. "Green (Making Clip)"  
9. "Rule (Making Clip)"  
10. "Sparkle (Making Clip)"  
11. "Next Level (Making Clip)"  
12. "Curtain Call (Making Clip)"  

Charts

Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
Oricon Daily Chart #1 99,200
Oricon Weekly Chart
Oricon Monthly Chart
Oricon Yearly Chart




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References

  1. ^ (in Japanese) "Ayumi Hamasaki official website news and information". Avex. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Ayumi Hamasaki's new "NEXT LEVEL" released in the USB memory". Impress Watch Corporation. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b (in Japanese) "Ayu's USB album". Sponichi Annex. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  4. ^ (in Japanese) "Days/Green Oricon Page". Oricon. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  5. ^ (in Japanese) "Ayumi Hamasaki News&Information Page". Avex Group. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  6. ^ (in Japanese)"Ayu to Sing the International Theme Song of Dragonball". Sankei Sports. Sankei Digital Inc. December 10, 2008. p. 2. Retrieved December 10 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "Honda Zest Spark CM Gallery". Honda. Retrieved March 3, 2009.  Unknown parameter |dateformat= ignored (help)