Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me

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Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me
Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me Cover.png
Studio album by Tommy february6
Released June 12, 2013 (Japan)
Recorded Winter 2012 – Spring 2013
Studio Malibu Studios, Tokyo Japan[1]
Genre
Length 58:25
Language Japanese, English, French
Label Warner Music Japan
Producer Malibu Convertible, Tomoko Kawase
Tommy february6 chronology
february and heavenly
(2012)february and heavenly2012
Tommy Candy Shop
(2013)
Singles from Tommy Candy Shop
  1. "Be My Valentine"
    Released: February 6, 2013
  2. "Runaway / Sugar ♥ Me"
    Released: June 5, 2013

Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me is the fourth studio album by Tommy february6, released on June 12, 2013, through Warner Music Japan.[2] The album debuted at #4 on the Oricon Japan chart.[3]It is Tommy february6's first album to be written predominantly in English. It is also february6's first album that wasn't written entirely by Tomoko Kawase. Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me is the february6 counterpart to heavenly6's Tommy Ice Cream Heaven Forever.

Release and promotion[edit]

The album's first single, "Be My Valentine" was announced in December 2012 as a special Valentine's Day single. The single was released as planned on February 6, 2013, debuting at number twenty-six on the Oricon weekly singles chart,[4] and peaking at number twenty-five on the Billboard Japan Hot 100.[5] A cover of The Brilliant Green's "Ai no ♥ Ai no Hoshi" was included as a B-side in honor of the band's 15th anniversary.

"Runaway", the second single from the album, was announced in April 2013, along with the formal announcement of the album. Runaway is sung completely in English. Starting on April 8, 2013, "Runaway" was used as the ending theme song for TV Tokyo's Jitsuryoku Sekai no Mystery. "Runaway", along with "Sugar ♥ Me" were released as a double a-side promotional single on June 5th, 2013.

Tomoko Kawase appeared on the cover of Volume # of Marquee magazine, promoting the album.

Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me was released in regular and limited editions. The limited edition included a DVD with the music videos for "Runaway" and "Sugar Me", as well as special packaging and a sticker sheet.[6] Albums per-ordered from certain retailers came with a limited edition poster.

Track listing[edit]

The official track listing and cover art were posted to the Warner Music Japan site on May 20, 2013.[7]

All music composed and arranged by Malibu Convertible and Tomoko Kawase.

CD
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fairy Dust" James De Barrado, Tomoko Kawase 4:23
2. "Sugar ♥ Me" Kawase 3:37
3. "Runaway" De Barrado, Kawase 3:37
4. "Angel Fade" De Barrado, Kawase 3:34
5. "Spacey Cowgirl" Jimi Aoma, Kawase 4:38
6. "Pink Army" De Barrado, Kawase 3:43
7. "Ai no ♥ Ai no Hoshi" (the brilliant green Cover) Kawase 3:28
8. "My Vacation" Kawase 5:01
9. "Summer Bubbles" Aoma, Kawase 5:13
10. "Be My Valentine" Kawase 6:00
Total length: 58:25
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Sugar ♥ Me" (Music Video) 3:37
2. "Runaway" (Music Video) 3:37
3. "Sugar ♥ Me" (Dance Video) 3:37
4. "Runaway" (Dance Video) 3:37
Total length: 14:28

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Albums 4
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums 9
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums 43

Certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales 9,128
RIAJ physical shipping certification -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malibu Studios is the name of Tomoko Kawase and Shunsaku Okuda's home studio.
  2. ^ "ナタリー - Tommy february6、6月発売予定アルバム新曲にタイアップ". natalie.mu. Natasha, Inc. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "TOMMY CANDY SHOP ■ SUGAR ■ ME". Oricon Style. Oricon Inc. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "CDシングル 週間ランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング". Oricon Style. Oricon Inc. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard Japan. Hanshin Contents Link Corporation, PLANTECH Co.,Ltd. & Prometheus Global Media, LLC. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Tommy february6 待望のニューアルバム発売決定!「TOMMY CANDY SHOP SUGAR ME」6月12日発売! Warner Music Japan (Japanese)
  7. ^ 『TOMMY CANDY SHOP SUGAR ME』ジャケット&収録内容公開! Warner Music Japan (Japanese)

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