Yoake Mae

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For Tōson Shimazaki's historical novel, see Before the Dawn (novel).
Yoake Mae
Chara Yoake.jpg
Studio album by Chara
Released March 19, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Downtempo, ambient pop, alternative pop
Length 59:51
Label Sony Music Japan
Producer Chara
Chara chronology
Yoake Mae
A Scenery Like Me
Singles from Yoake Mae
  1. "Hatsukoi"
    Released: October 9, 2002
  2. "Mieru wa"
    Released: February 8, 2003

Yoake Mae (夜明けまえ Before the Dawn?) is the ninth studio album by Chara, which was released on March 19, 2003.[1] It debuted at #17 on the Japanese Oricon album charts, and charted in the top 300 for 5 weeks.[2] It eventually sold 47,000 copies.

The entire album was produced and written by Chara. It was her last original album release on Sony.

Two singles were released from the album: Hatsukoi (初恋 First Love?) and Mieru wa (みえるわ I Can See!?).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chara, unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Beautiful Day"   4:14
2. "Mieru wa (みえるわ I Can See!?)"   5:01
3. "Sweetie (スウィーティー?)"   4:07
4. "Hatsukoi (初恋 First Love?)"   4:41
5. "Shinpi no Ie (神秘の家 House of Mystery?)"   3:24
6. "Utsukushii Machi (うつくしい街 Beautiful Town?)"   3:24
7. "Heart ni Hi o Tsukete (ハートの火をつけて A Fire Burns in My Heart?)"   5:10
8. "Hello (ハロー?)"   6:17
9. "Ocean (オーシャン?)"   4:27
10. "Kokoro ni Konai (心にこない Doesn't Come to My Heart?)"   5:37
11. "Beautiful Scarlet"   4:56
12. "I Wanna Freely Love You" Chara, Toru Yamazaki 7:49


Date Title Peak position Weeks Sales
October 9, 2002 "Hatsukoi" 16 (Oricon) 3 12,410
February 8, 2003 "Mieru wa" 71 (Oricon) 2 2,844

Japan Sales Rankings[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
March 19, 2003 Oricon Daily Albums Chart
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 17 19,742 46,812 5 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart
Chart Peak
First Week Sales
Soundscan Album Top 20[3] 17 22,382