My Story (Ayumi Hamasaki album)

My Story (Ayumi Hamasaki album)

My Story is Ayumi Hamasaki's sixth full-length studio album produced by Max Matsuura. It was released on December 15, 2004.

The album includes the three singles: "Moments", "Inspire", and "Carols". During its first release, four different limited edition covers were released for fans to choose from. There were also two versions released, the first that included the CD only and a second that included a DVD that contained music videos to some (including the singles) of the tracks from the album. For promotional purposes, Ayumi Hamasaki Arena Tour 2005 ~MY STORY~ was scheduled from January to April. During the concert tour, MY STORY was released again in two more formats, SACD and in DVD Audio. All of the lyrics on the album were written by Hamasaki and three of the tracks, "WONDERLAND", "winding road" and "Humming 7/4", were composed by her under the pen name "CREA". It topped the Oricon charts for several weeks (the Japanese equivalent of Billboard). It is currently certified four times platinum in Japan, and triple platinum worldwide. MY STORY is currently Hamasaki's last album to sell over a million units. MY STORY is also the 222nd best selling album in Japan to date .

Since the single "Moments", her singles have been released in at least two versions, CD and CD+DVD format. "Carols" featured four versions of the single: CD, CD+DVD, SACD, and DVD Audio.

CD track listing

  1. "Catcher In The Light" – 2:43
  2. "About You" – 3:57
  3. "Game" – 4:16
  4. "My Name's WOMEN" – 5:40
  5. "WONDERLAND" – 1:33
  6. "Liar" – 4:57
  7. "Hope or Pain" – 4:21
  8. "Happy Ending" – 4:42
  9. "Moments" – 5:31
  10. "walking proud" – 5:15
  11. "Carols" – 5:29
  12. "Kaleidoscope" – 1:49
  13. "Inspire" – 4:33
  14. "HONEY" – 5:11
  15. "Replace" – 5:05
  16. "Winding Road" – 5:04
  17. "Humming frac{7}{4}" – 4:25

DVD track listing

  1. "Moments" (PV)
  2. "INSPIRE" (PV)
  3. "GAME" (PV)
  4. "CAROLS" (PV)
  5. "About You" (PV)
  6. "walking proud" (PV)
  7. "Humming frac{7}{4}" (PV)
  8. "Moments" (making of)
  9. "INSPIRE" (making of)
  10. "GAME" (making of)
  11. "CAROLS" (making of)

My Story Classical

My Story Classical is a compilation with classical versions of songs from Ayumi Hamasaki's album My Story. My Story Classical was released on March 24, 2005. Most of the tracks were recorded with the Lamoureux Orchestra of France.

Charts

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)
Release Chart Peak position First Week sales Sales total Chart run
15 December 2004 Oricon Daily Albums Chart #1
15 December 2004 Oricon Weekly Albums Chart #1 574,321 1,132,444 43 weeks
15 December 2004 Oricon Yearly Albums Chart #7

Sales trajectory

Week # Week Rank Sales
1 #1 574,321
2 #3 194,556
3 #3 190,471
4 #4 38,792
5 #8 22,693
6 #13 15,781
7 #19 11,109

  • Total Sales : 1,132,444 (Japan)
  • Total Sales : 1,300,000 (Avex)
  • Total Sales : 2,500,000 (Asia)

Singles

Date Title Peak position Weeks Sales
March 21 2004 "Moments" #1 21 weeks 302,923
July 8 2004 "Inspire" #1 15 weeks 329,145
September 29 2004 "Carols" #1 14 weeks 309,128
Total Single Sales: 941,196

Total Album and Single Sales: 2,073,640

References

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