Hello World (Scandal Album)
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Hello World Scandal Album
Hello World
Scandal hello.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 3, 2014 (2014-12-03)
Genre
Length53:28
LanguageJapanese
LabelEpic Records Japan
JPU (UK, EU)
ProducerScandal
Scandal chronology
Standard
(2013)
Hello World
(2014)
Yellow
(2016)
Singles from Hello World
  1. "Runners High"
    Released: February 12, 2014
  2. "Departure"
    Released: April 23, 2014
  3. "Yoake no Ryuuseigun"
    Released: July 16, 2014
  4. "Image"
    Released: November 19, 2014

Hello World is the sixth studio album by Japanese pop rock band, Scandal. The album was released on December 3, 2014 in Japan by Epic[1] and being distributed in Europe through JPU Records.[2][3]Hello World debuted at #3 on the Oricon chart, selling over 35,000 copies in its first week.[4] It also reached the top spot of the Canadian iTunes Store's World Music Chart.[5]

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Image"MamiMamiKeita Kawaguchi4:26
2."Your Song"SCANDALSCANDALKawaguchi3:43
3."Love in Action"MamiMamiKawaguchi3:22
4."Departure"MamiMamiSeiji Kameda4:40
5."Graduation" (Haruna solo)HarunaHarunaAtsushi4:23
6."Yoake no Ryuuseigun" (?; A Meteor Shower at Dawn)Tomomi, Hidenori TanakaTanakaKameda4:41
7."Onegai Navigation" (?; Navigation Please)RinaMamiMami3:00
8."Runners High"HarunaYuichi TajikaYu Odakura3:55
9."Hon wo Yomu" (?; Read a Book, Mami solo)MamiMamiMami3:34
10."Kan Beer" (?; Canned Beer, Tomomi solo)TomomiTomomiKawaguchi4:01
11."Winter Story"RinaMami, RinaSatori Shiraishi3:41
12."Oyasumi" (?; Goodnight, Rina solo)RinaRinaKawaguchi4:38
13."Place of Life" (feat. Tetsuya Komuro)Tetsuya Komuro, SCANDALKomuroKawaguchi5:14
European CD Edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
14."Rainy"RinaSCANDAL3:51
15."Nai Nai Night 2014" (?Night 2014; No No Night 2014)TomomiTomomi2:45
Total length:59:44
DVD Edition
No.TitleLength
1."Scandal Talking about "Hello World""51:25

Charts

Album
Country Chart Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Album Chart[6] 2
Oricon Weekly Album Chart 3
Oricon Monthly Album Chart[7] 10
Oricon Yearly Album Chart 153
SoundScan Album Chart (CD+DVD)[8] 4
SoundScan Album Chart (CD+T-shirt)[8] 11
Billboard Japan Top Albums[9] 4
South-Korea Gaon International Album Chart[10] 32
Canada iTunes Store Top Albums (World Music)[11] 1
Singles
Song Chart Peak
position
Runners High
Oricon 5
Billboard Japan Hot 100[12] 76
Departure
Oricon 5
Billboard Japan Hot 100[13] 3
Yoake no Ryuuseigun
Oricon[14] 5
Billboard Japan Hot 100 3
RTHK J-pop Chart (Hong Kong)[15] 1
Image
Oricon 14
Billboard Japan Hot 100 14
RTHK J-pop Chart (Hong Kong)[16] 1

Personnel

Scandal
  • Haruna Ono -- vocal, guitar (1-11, 13-15), güiró (15), lyrics (5, 8), music (5)
  • Mami Sasazaki -- vocal, guitar (1-11, 13), synth, recorder (15), lyrics (1, 3, 4, 9), music (1, 3, 4, 9, 11), arrangements (7, 9)
  • Tomomi Ogawa -- vocal, bass (1-15), lyrics (6, 10, 15), tambourine (15), music (10, 15)
  • Rina Suzuki -- vocal, drums (1-15), guitar (12), cajón (15), lyrics (7, 11, 12, 14), music (11, 12)
Contributing musicians
Post-production
  • Executive producer: Shunsuke Muramatsu, Satoshi Aoki (Epic Records Japan), Y?ichi Orimoto (Kitty Entertainment Ltd.)
  • Mastered by: Y?ji Chinone (Sony Music Studios Tokyo)
  • Arrangements: Keita Kawaguchi (1, 2, 10, 12, 13), Seiji Kameda (4, 6), Atsushi (5), Y? Odakura (8), Satori Shiraishi (11)
  • Additional arrangements: Keita Kawaguchi (3, 7, 9)
  • Mix engineer: Keita Yoko (1-3, 5, 7, 9-12), Eiji "Q" Makino (4, 6), Uni Inoue (8), Jan Fairchild (13)
  • Instrumental technician: Bunta Mochizuki, K?ta Oda (Sound Crew)
Packaging
  • Art direction: Y?ji Takao (Kannana Graphic)
  • Coordinarion: K?ichi Yamatani (Kannana Graphic)
  • Design: Sayuri Kamata (Kannana Graphic)
  • Photography: Hirohisa Nakano
  • Styling: Ky?hei Ogawa
  • Hair & make-up: Hirokazu Niwa, Kazuhiro Sugimoto (maroonbrand)
  • Set design: Chihiro Matsumoto (Art Breakers)
Epic Records Japan Staff
  • A&R director: Akito Ogawa
  • A&R promotion: Yuriko Konya
  • A&R producer: Sen Okada, Ikuko Yamaguchi
  • A&R assistant: Shingo Shinkawa
  • Media promotion: Mayuko Iseb?, Akihito Muraki, Rie Ikeda, Masaki Inoue, Akiko It?, Akira Morikawa
  • Area promotion: Akiko Sat?, Nozomi Takahama, Y?ichir? Hisaizumi, Takako Yamamoto, Sh?ta Aoyama, Junichir? Kumahara
  • Planning Supervisor: Ikuo Hayashi
  • Label Administration: Kumiko Sugita, Miki Takashima, Satomi Mizusawa, Haruna Takizawa
Kitty Entertainment Ltd. Staff
  • Sound director: Taichi ?hira
  • Manager: Taga Eisuke, Arisa Yamamoto
  • Concert creative: Fumihiko Tsuchiya, Mikako Ogura
  • Artist promotion: Ayano Takahashi, Ky?ko Shioji
  • Merchandise: Hiroshi Aihara, Erina Fujii, Hibari Sakai
  • Special adviser: Hidenori Taga, Yoshihisa Nagata
Sony Music Group Staff
  • Sales promotion: Hiromi Kanehira, Dai Sugamata, Chie Arai, Minami Kodama (Sony Music Marketing)
  • Web promotion: Takuya Ishikawa, Sayaka Tsuji (Sony Music Marketing)
  • International promotion: Ken Isayama, Akira Shiota (Sony Music Entertainment)
  • Music publishing: Ei ?saka, Niina Yasui (Sony Music Publishing)
  • Business affairs: Hitomi Takano, Momoko Hakata (Sony Music Entertainment)
  • Products co-ordination: Chiho Sugiyama (Sony Music Communications)
JPU Records Staff
  • Sales and Physical Distribution: Ben Farrar, Tim Chilton
  • Marketing and promotion: Tom Smith
  • Coordination: Tom Smith

References

  1. ^ "Sony Music Japan presents: Hello World by SCANDAL".
  2. ^ "In Conversation With Scandal by Colin McQuistan".
  3. ^ HELLO WORLD Listing at JPU Records (in English)
  4. ^ CD 2014?12?15(2014?12?01?~2014?12?07?) oricon.co.jp, retrieved August 23, 2015. (in Japanese)
  5. ^ "SCANDAL Say HELLO WORLD". Neo: 18. 2014-12-24.
  6. ^ "? CD 2014?12?02". Oricon (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2014-12-03. Retrieved .
  7. ^ " CD2014?12". Oricon (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2015-01-17. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b " CD TOP20". Phileweb (in Japanese). Retrieved .
  9. ^ http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=top_albums&year=2014&month=12&day=15
  10. ^ "2014? 50 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved .
  11. ^ "SCANDAL Say HELLO WORLD". Neo: 18. 2014-12-24.
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140219111705/http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140501064216/http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140723071433/http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/w/2014-07-28/
  15. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150601040640/http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio2%2FTeenschoice&d=2015-05-10&p=2129&e=306793&m=episode
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150112212811/http://programme.rthk.hk/channel/radio/programme.php?name=radio2%2FTeenschoice&d=2015-01-11&p=2129&e=291869&m=episode

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