One Life (Mai Kuraki album)

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One Life
One Life (Mai Kuraki album).jpg
Studio album by Mai Kuraki
Released January 1, 2008 (2008-01-01)
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 49:22
Label Northern Music
Producer Mai Kuraki
Mai Kuraki chronology
Diamond Wave
(2006)
One Life
(2008)
Touch Me!
(2009)
Singles from One Life
  1. "Shiroi Yuki"
    Released: December 20, 2006
  2. "Season of Love"
    Released: February 14, 2007
  3. "Silent Love (Open My Heart)/Be With U"
    Released: November 28, 2007

One Life is the seventh studio album by Japanese recording artist Mai Kuraki. It was released on January 1, 2008.[1] The album is Kuraki's first under the Northern Music label.[1]

Background[edit]

One Life is Kuraki's second self-produced album.[2] Unlike her previous albums where she worked almost exclusively with Aika Ohno and Akihito Tokunaga, for One Life Kuraki sought out various Being musicians to participate in the production of the album.[2] The sound is reminiscent of her earlier, more R&B-driven albums such as Delicious Way and Perfect Crime.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

One Life debuted on the Oricon albums chart at #14 with 62,662 copies sold (due to two weeks' sales combination), making it Kuraki's first album to open/peak outside of the top 10.[3] The album charted for a total of 11 weeks.[4] One Life was the 117th best selling album of 2008.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mai Kuraki except track 12 which is a cover of "Over The Rainbow", written by E.Y. Harburg.

No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "One Life" Martin Ankelius, Henrik Andersson-Tervald Ankelius, Andersson-Tervald 3:34
2. "I Like It Like That" Ricky Hanley, Darren Woodford, Lynn Slater Radi8 3:15
3. "One for Me" Yoo Hae Joon Yoo 4:14
4. "Born to Be Free" Akihito Tokunaga Cybersound 3:11
5. "Shiroi Yuki" Aika Ohno Daisuke Ikeda 4:47
6. "Silent Love (Open My Heart)" Daisuke "DAIS" Miyachi, Yuichi Ohno Miyachi, Y. Ohno 4:25
7. "Everything" Takanori Fujimoto Fujimoto 3:25
8. "Season of Love" A. Ohno Cybersound 4:48
9. "Secret Roses" Mari Fujita Fujita, Day track 3:57
10. "Wonderland" Tomoo Kasahara, Yoko Blaqstone Blaqstone 4:15
11. "Be With U" Tokunaga Cybersound 4:58
12. "Over The Rainbow" Harold Arlen Hiroyuki Kubota, Hideyuki Terachi 4:33
Total length: 49:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Albums Chart[6] 6
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart[3] 14
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 18
Japan Oricon Yearly Albums Chart[5] 117

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
(sales thresholds)
Japan RIAJ 89,017[3] Gold[7]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Japan January 1, 2008[1] Northern Music CD
Taiwan January 2, 2008[8] Forward Music
Korea January 15, 2008[9] C&L Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "倉木麻衣、iTunes Store R&Bチャート1位を獲得". Barks (in Japanese). 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  2. ^ a b c ":: Music Freak Magazine ::". Mfmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "ビーイング@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  4. ^ "【音楽・新譜】CDチャート速報/売上議論・予想スレッド 04/02~03" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  5. ^ a b 2008年度アルバム年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  6. ^ "【音楽・新譜】CDチャート売上速報・予想・議論スレッド 01/08③" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  7. ^ ゴールド等認定作品認定 2008年2月. RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  8. ^ 豐華唱片股份有限公司 (in Chinese). Forward Music (Hong Kong). Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  9. ^ "C&L Music - 국내제작음반(Pop/Jazz) > Album Introduction" (in Korean). C&L Music. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 

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