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.
|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|
|Week #||Week Rank||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 Album and Single Sales: 2,073,640