True (Mika Nakashima album)

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True
Mika TRUE.jpg
Studio album by Mika Nakashima
Released 2002-08-28
Genre
Length 1:04:24
Label Sony Music Associated Records
Mika Nakashima chronology
True
(2002)
Resistance
(2002)

True is Mika Nakashima's first Japanese album. In contrast to the typical Japanese J-Pop and Western Pop artist, this album was one in which Mika established a sound that would become her trademark for future albums: a mature, 'Adult Contemporary'-influenced mixture of smooth jazz and soft pop.

True topped the Oricon Album Chart for three straight weeks, selling 1 million copies within that time span, and has since sold over 1,173,534 copies. It won Nakashima the Album of the Year Award at the 2003 Japan Gold Disc Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Amazing Grace" (Album Version) John Newton John Newton Dreamfield  
2. "Will" (Album Version) Yasushi Akimoto Daisuke Kawaguchi Keiichi Tomita  
3. "One Survive" (Album Version) Minako Yoshida T2ya O Dash  
4. "Heaven on Earth" Kenn Kato Lori Fine (from Coldfeet) Coldfeet  
5. "Destiny's Lotus" Mika Nakashima
RapDaizo (from Ketsumeishi)
Gajin Towa Tei  
6. "Helpless Rain" Masato Ochi shinya (from three tight b) Daisuke Imai  
7. "I" Mika Nakashima H (from three tight b) shinya  
8. "Tears~Konayuki ga Mau You ni...~" (粉雪が舞うように....; Like Powder Snow is Dancing...) Yasushi Akimoto, Mika Nakashima Koji Hayashi Dreamfield  
9. "True Eyes" Hiromasa Ijichi Yoko Kuzuya Chokkaku  
10. "Crescent Moon" Takashi Matsumoto Hiroaki Ono Yoshito Tanaka  
11. "Just Trust in Our Love" (Album Version) H shinya Octopussy  
12. "Stars" (Album Version) Yasushi Akimoto Daisuke Kawaguchi Keiichi Tomita  
13. "A Miracle for You" Mika Nakashima Yasunari Okano Shin Kono  

Charts and sales[edit]

Oricon sales charts (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
2002-08-28 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 1,173,534 78 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 8

Singles[edit]

Date Title Peak Position Sales Weeks
2001-11-07 Stars # 3 469,180 15
2002-02-06 Crescent Moon # 4 100,000 2
2002-03-06 One Survive # 8 86,600 7
2002-05-15 Helpless Rain # 8 82,830 6
2002-08-07 Will # 3 144,771 14

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