Sora (album)

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Sora
AragakiYui-Sora.JPG
Studio album by Yui Aragaki
Released December 5, 2007 (2007-12-05)
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop
Length 43:11
Label Warner Music Japan
Yui Aragaki chronology
Sora
(2007)
Hug
(2009)
Alternative covers
Limited edition cover

Sora (そら "Sky") is Japanese recording artist Yui Aragaki's debut album. It was released on December 5, 2007.[1]

Background[edit]

The album includes the theme song to the film Koizora, which stars Aragaki herself.[2] It was released in two formats: CD+DVD standard edition and a limited edition which has an illustration cover drawn by Aragaki herself and comes priced at 1,890 yen.[3] The standard edition DVD includes the music video and making of footage of "Heavenly Days".[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Sora debuted on the daily Oricon albums chart at #2 with 11,499 copies sold.[4][5] It peaked at #3 on the weekly charts with 72,879 copies sold, making Aragaki the first actress-turned-singer in four years (since Kou Shibasaki) to have her debut album open in the top 3.[6][7] Sora was the 10th best selling album for the month of December 2007.[8] It was 160th (2007) and 167th (2008) on the yearly Oricon albums chart.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Heavenly Days" Yōichi Niibara Kenji Kubo 4:33
2. "Orenji" (オレンジ "Orange") Kenji Watanabe Watanabe 3:31
3. "Hi no Kageru Oka" (陽のかげる丘 "The Hill Darkened by the Sun") Yūko Andō Andō 5:11
4. "Memorīzu" (メモリーズ "Memories") Ayano Tsuji Tsuji 4:25
5. "Hikari" (ひかり "Light") Yui Aragaki Yōko Kuzuya 5:49
6. "Sign of the Moon (Interlude)"   Keita Takahashi 1:57
7. "Sutāraito" (スターライト "Starlight") Mito Mito 3:55
8. "Pea Ringu" (ペアリング "Pair Ring") Tōko Furuuchi Furuuchi 4:56
9. "Ai wo Shiritakute" (愛を知りたくて "I Want to Know Love") Tsuji Tsuji 4:06
10. "Sora" (そら "Sky") Aragaki H Zett M 4:48
Total length: 43:11

Charts, sales and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Japan December 5, 2007[1] Warner Music CD (Limited Edition)
CD+DVD (Standard Edition)
Taiwan January 30, 2008[17] CD+DVD
Hong Kong February 26, 2008[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ナタリー - [新垣結衣] アルバム全貌判明!豪華作家陣が参加. Natalie (in Japanese). 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ "新垣結衣 : 12月CDデビューの新垣結衣、映画『恋空』挿入歌の着うたフル(R)が先行配信中! / BARKS ニュース". Barks (in Japanese). 2007-11-04. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  3. ^ a b "新垣結衣 : 新垣結衣、待望のデビューアルバムは直筆シーチャ / BARKS ニュース". Barks (in Japanese). 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  4. ^ a b "ガッキー、遂にCDデビュー! ランキングはB'zと直接対決 ニュース-ORICON STYLE-". Oricon (in Japanese). 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  5. ^ "ワーナー@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  6. ^ a b ""歌手"ガッキー、注目のデビュー作は初登場3位 柴咲コウ以来約4年ぶりの快挙 ニュース-ORICON STYLE-". Oricon (in Japanese). 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  7. ^ a b "ワーナー@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  8. ^ a b "2007 12月売上ランキング" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  9. ^ a b 2007年度アルバム年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  10. ^ a b 2008年度アルバム年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  11. ^ a b "週刊 CDソフト TOP20". SoundScan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  12. ^ "Five Music - 五大唱片(5大唱片) -五大金榜". Five Music (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  13. ^ (Chinese) 2008年 第11週 "G-Music 風雲榜 (東洋榜)". G-Music. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  14. ^ (Chinese) 2008年 第10週 "G-Music 風雲榜 (東洋榜)". G-Music. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  15. ^ (Chinese) 2008年 第12週 "G-Music 風雲榜 (外語榜)". G-Music. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  16. ^ ゴールド等認定作品認定 2007年12月. RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  17. ^ "天空 CD+DVD 豪華純淨影音版 華納線上音樂雜誌" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  18. ^ "新垣結衣 ARAGAKI YUI / 天空 SORA (+DVD) - HMV Hong Kong" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2010-09-29. 

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