Rainbow (Sayaka Yamamoto album)

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Studio album by Sayaka Yamamoto
Released October 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)
Recorded 2016
Genre J-pop
Length 59:05
Label laugh out loud! records
Producer Yasushi Akimoto and Seiji Kameda
Sayaka Yamamoto chronology

Rainbow is the first album of Sayaka Yamamoto, a member of Japanese idol girl group NMB48. She made her solo debut with this album.[1] It was released on 26 October 2016 under the label laugh out loud records. There are two editions. The limited edition includes a DVD with music video and the regular edition has only audio CD.[2]

A musician Shikao Suga and Takuro, a guitarist of the rock band Glay provided a song but most of the songs and lyrics were written by herself. The sound producer is Seiji Kameda. He is best known as the former member of Tokyo Jihen.[3]

It was number three on the weekly Oricon Albums Chart with 50,375 copies sold.[4] It was number two on the Billboard Japan Album Sales Chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Rainbow Rose" (レインボーローズ)Sayaka YamamotoSayaka YamamotoSeiji Kameda4:34
2."Yukikoi" (雪恋)Sayaka YamamotoSayaka YamamotoSeiji Kameda3:56
3."Hitokoto" (ヒトコト)Junji IshiwatariRui MomotaSeiji Kameda4:04
4."Kanojo ni Naritai" (彼女になりたい)Sayaka YamamotoSayaka YamamotoSeiji Kameda4:00
5."Ai no Baton" (愛のバトン)Junji IshiwatariKōichi TsutayaSeiji Kameda4:47
6."Bad Days"TakuroTakuroSeiji Kameda & Takuro5:41
7."Tsukikage" (月影)Sayaka YamamotoSayaka YamamotoSeiji Kameda3:50
8."Smile" (スマイル)Seiji KamedaSeiji KamedaSeiji Kameda4:11
9."Kokoro no Tate" (心の盾)Sayaka YamamotoSayaka YamamotoSeiji Kameda4:37
10."Hitoiki Tsukinagara" (ひといきつきながら)Junpei IwataYūichi IkuzawaSeiji Kameda5:05
11."Gimonfu" (疑問符)Yasushi AkimotoSayaka YamamotoSeiji Kameda4:58
12."Shiawase no Kakera" (幸せの欠片)Sayaka YamamotoSayaka YamamotoSeiji Kameda4:18
13."Melody" (メロディ)Shikao SugaShikao SugaSeiji Kameda4:55
1."Yukikoi Music Video" 
2."Special Footage 1 Rainbow Rose" 
3."Special Footage 2 Album "Rainbow" Making" 


Chart (2016) Peak
Japanese Albums (Billboard)[5] 2
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[4] 3


  1. ^ "NMB48's Yamamoto Sayaka to make her solo debut". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  2. ^ 山本彩、ソロ初アルバム収録曲&ジャケ写公開 (in Japanese). Oricon ME inc. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  3. ^ NMB48山本彩アルバム発表!プロデュースは亀田誠治、TAKUROやスガ提供曲も (in Japanese). Natasha,Inc. 2016-08-25. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  4. ^ a b オリコン週間 CDアルバムランキング 2016年10月24日~2016年10月30日 (in Japanese). Oricon ME inc. 2016-11-07. Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  5. ^ a b 【ビルボード】嵐『Are You Happy?』650,352枚売り上げ、アルバム・セールス1位. Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  6. ^ a b Sayaka Yamamoto 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sayaka Yamamoto (26 October 2016). Rainbow (Limited ed.). laugh out loud! records. ASIN B01LMYE2OM. YRCS-95076. 

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