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Kumi Koda Complete Discography (Original Albums)

Updated on May 26, 2012
Kumi Koda promoting her sixth original album, "Kingdom".
Kumi Koda promoting her sixth original album, "Kingdom".

Kumi Koda is a Japanese singer, lyricist, actress, and general entertainer with over 10 original albums, 50 singles, and 100 music videos. Although she's been around since 2000, she didn't hit major success until 2005 with the release of her first best album, "BEST ~First Things~". Since then she's carved herself a niche in J-pop history as one of the most successful solo female artists in recent times.

(All images in this hub are copyright to avex trax and their respective photographers/agencies. They are used here for promotional purposes only.)

#1 - affection

Released: March 27th, 2002

Oricon: #12

Sales: 90,000+

  1. atomic energy
  2. Trust Your Love
  3. Go Together
  4. Your Song
  5. feel me
  6. COLOR OF SOUL
  7. Best Friend Of Mine
  8. My Dream
  9. So Into You
  10. Till Morning Comes feat. VERBAL (m-flo)
  11. come back
  12. TAKE BACK
  13. Can't Lose
  14. walk
  15. TAKE BACK Jonathan Peters' Radio Mix -English Version- (First Press Bonus Track)
  16. Trust Your Love Hex Hector Main Radio Mix -English Version- (First Press Bonus Track)

"affection" is Koda's debut album. For bonus tracks it included tracks off her American released English dance singles. Although this album performed better on the charts than the singles that preceded it, it still underperformed to avex's expectations, and rumors abounded that Koda may be dropped from her label if she didn't produce a hit. It's her most RnB heavy album, and reflects the time when Koda was considered a generic teen idol.

#2 - grow into one

Released: March 19th, 2003

Oricon: #8

Sales: 180,000+

  1. Teaser feat.Clench & Blistah
  2. real Emotion
  3. BOY FRIEND?
  4. Your only one
  5. one
  6. One night romance
  7. 1000 no Kotoba (Original Mix) (1000の言葉) (Trans. 1000 Words)
  8. S.O.S ~sound of silence~
  9. m・a・z・e
  10. Ranhansha (乱反射) (Trans. "Diffused Reflection")
  11. Pearl Moon
  12. Nasty girl
  13. To be one
  14. love across the ocean
  15. 1000 no Kotoba [Alternate Orchestra Version] (First Press Bonus Track)

"grow into one" contains the double hit "real Emotion" and "1000 no Kotoba", the single that Koda needed to keep her career afloat. As a result, this album sold twice as much as her debut and also reached the top 10 in the Oricon charts. Starting from this album she began to drift away from RnB to a more traditional pop sound, and her image became sexier.

#3 - feel my mind

Released: February 18th, 2004

Oricon: #7

Sales: 145,000+

  1. Break it down
  2. Crazy 4 U
  3. Rock Your Body
  4. Rain
  5. Without Your Love
  6. Talk to you
  7. Hana (華) (Trans. "Flower")
  8. Get Out The Way
  9. Sweet love...
  10. Gentle Words
  11. magic
  12. COME WITH ME
  13. Yume with You (R. Yamaki's Groove Mix) (夢 with You) (Trans. "Dream with You") (First Press Bonus Track)
  14. Cutie Honey (キューティーハニー) (First Press Bonus Track)

"feel my mind" charted higher than both of her previous albums, but sold somewhere in between. Beginning with the single "Crazy 4 U" she began her infamous "ero-kakkoii" image that carried over into the photo book of this album. First press editions contained the track "Cutie Honey" which would be her next single. This album is considered by most of her fans as the end and the strongest of her first era.

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#5 - Black Cherry

Released: December 20th, 2006

Oricon: #1

Sales: 1,000,000+

CD

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. Get Up & Move!!
  3. Ningyo-hime (人魚姫) (Trans. Mermaid Princess)
  4. Yume no Uta (夢のうた) (Trans. Song of Dreams)
  5. Tsuki to Taiyou (月と太陽) (Trans. Moon and Sun)
  6. Puppy
  7. Koi no Tsubomi (恋のつぼみ) (Trans. Bud of Love)
  8. WON'T BE LONG ~Black Cherry Version~
  9. JUICY
  10. Candlelight
  11. Cherry Girl
  12. I'll be there
  13. Unmei (運命) (Trans. Fate)
  14. With your smile
  15. Milk Tea (ミルクティ)
  16. Twinkle (First Press Bonus Track)
  17. GO WAY!! (First Press Bonus Track)
  18. WON'T BE LONG ~Red Cherry Version~ (First Press Bonus Track)

DVD 1

  1. Koi no Tsubomi (Promotional Video)
  2. JUICY (Promotional Video)
  3. With your smile (Promotional Video)
  4. I'll be there (Promotional Video)
  5. Ningyo-hime (Promotional Video)
  6. Yume no Uta (Promotional Video)
  7. Cherry Girl (Promotional Video)
  8. Unmei (Promotional Video)
  9. Twinkle feat. SHOW (Promotional Video)
  10. Special Making (First Press Bonus)

DVD 2

  1. Cherry Girl (Drama)

"Black Cherry" is Koda's first album released as a national superstar, as it was released after her two hugely successful best albums. It shot straight to #1 on the charts and sold over a million copies, becoming her best selling original album to date. It's also her first album to come with an optional second DVD that contained Koda's first original drama, "Cherry Girl" (which is her first time starring in a lead role.) As an extra touch, the track "Milk Tea" is Koda's first effort at composing.

#4 - secret

Released: February 9th, 2004

Oricon: #3

Sales: 520,000+

CD

  1. Intro ~Get down~
  2. Cutie Honey (キューティーハニー)
  3. Hot Stuff feat. KM MARKIT
  4. Selfish
  5. hands
  6. Hearty...
  7. SHAKE IT
  8. Kiseki (奇跡) (Trans. Miracle)
  9. Trust you
  10. Chase
  11. LOVE HOLIC
  12. 24
  13. Let's party
  14. Believe
  15. Through the sky
  16. It's a small world feat. Heartsdales (First Press Bonus Track)
  17. Hot Stuff ~Tashika-hen Musou Tensei remix feat. UZI & KM-MARKIT (Hot Stuff feat.KM-MARKIT~確変無想転生remix) (First Press Bonus Track)

DVD

  1. Cutie Honey (キューティーハニー) (Promotional Video)
  2. Chase (Promotional Video)
  3. Kiseki (奇跡) (Promotional Video)
  4. Selfish (Promotional Video)
  5. SHAKE IT (Promotional Video)
  6. 24 (Promotional Video)
  7. hands ~album version~ (Promotional Video)
  8. Trust you (Promotional Video)
  9. Hot Stuff feat. KM-MARKIT (Promotional Video) (Special Edition Bonus Video)

"secret" marks a whole new direction in Koda's career. Aside from being her first album to come in multiple editions (including with a DVD), it is also her first to break into the top 3 on the Oricon charts and sell over a half million copies. Due to the success of the initial prints, a Special Edition was released that included the promotional video for recut single "Hot Stuff".

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#6- Kingdom

Released: January 30th, 2008

Oricon: #1

Sales: 610,000+

CD

  1. Introduction For Kingdom
  2. LAST ANGEL feat.Tohoshinki (東方神起)
  3. Amai Wana (甘い罠) (Trans. Sweet Trap)
  4. Himitsu (秘密) (Trans. Secret)
  5. Ai no Uta (愛のうた) (Trans. Song of Love)
  6. anytime
  7. Under
  8. BUT
  9. Koi no Mahou (恋の魔法) (Trans. The Magic of Love)
  10. Aishou (愛証) (Trans. Proof of Love)
  11. Anata ga Shite Kureta Koto (あなたがしてくれたこと) (Trans. What You Have Done For Me)
  12. Wonderland
  13. FREAKY
  14. MORE
  15. Black Cherry (ボーナストラック) (First Press Bonus Track)

DVD 1

  1. Introduction For Kingdom
  2. anytime (album ver.) (Promotional Video)
  3. FREAKY (Promotional Video)
  4. Under (Promotional Video)
  5. Koi no Mahou (Promotional Video)
  6. Himitsu (Promotional Video)
  7. Ai no Uta (album ver.) (Promotional Video)
  8. MORE (Promotional Video)
  9. Amai Wana (Promotional Video)
  10. Aishou (Promotional Video)
  11. Anata ga Shite Kureta Koto (Promotional Video)
  12. Wonderland (Promotional Video)
  13. Run For Your Life (Promotional Video)
  14. BUT (Promotional Video)
  15. LAST ANGEL feat.Tohoshinki (東方神起) (Promotional Video)
  16. Black Cherry (Live Version)
  17. LIVE DVD TRAILER (from LIVE DVD "KODA KUMI LIVE TOUR 2009 ~Black Cherry~ SPECIAL FINAL IN TOKYO DOME") (Bonus Track)

DVD 2 (PREMIUM LIMITED LIVE IN HALL IN YOKOHAMA ARENA)

  1. Cherry Girl
  2. BUT
  3. WON'T BE LONG feat.EXILE
  4. Someday
  5. you
  6. hands
  7. MORE
  8. Your Song
  9. Koi no Tsubomi
  10. Sweet Love
  11. WIND
  12. FREAKY
  13. girls
  14. Through the sky

"Kingdom" is Koda's first original album to feature a live concert on one of its DVDs and to feature a promotional video for every track. Otherwise, it sold about half of "Black Cherry" a week before. An explanation for this sudden drop in sales is attributed to the scandal Koda found herself in a week after "Kingdom's" release, in which she insinuated that women who have children over 35 have "rotten amniotic fluid" and incited the anger of many of her existing and potential fans.

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#9 - Dejavu

Released: February 23rd, 2011

Oricon: #1

Sales: 210,000+

CD

  1. Prologue to Dejavu
  2. POP DIVA
  3. Lollipop
  4. Okay
  5. Aitakute (逢いたくて) (Trans. I Want To See You)
  6. Passing By
  7. AT THE WEEKEND
  8. Interlude to Dejavu
  9. Melting
  10. Hey baby!
  11. Choi Tashi Life (ちょい足しLife) (Trans. Fulfilled Life)
  12. Anata Dake ga (あなただけが) (Trans. Only You)
  13. Suki de, Suki de, Suki de. (好きで、好きで、好きで。) (Trans. I Love You, I Love You, I Love You.)
  14. Bambi
  15. I Don't Love You !??

DVD 1 (MUSIC VIDEO+LIVE DVD)

  1. MUSIC VIDEO
    1. POP DIVA (Album Version)
    2. Lollipop
    3. Megumi no Hito (め组のひと) (Trans. Firefighter)
    4. BE MY BABY
    5. Bambi
    6. Passing By
    7. Suki de, Suki de, Suki de.
    8. Anata Dake ga
    9. walk
  2. Dream Music Park 2010.7/3,4 @ Yokohama Stadium (First Part)
    1. Outside Fishbowl
    2. Lady Go!
    3. Butterfly
    4. Driving
    5. real Emotion
    6. Hot Stuff feat. Blistah
    7. Lollipop
    8. Dance Part
    9. Run For Your Life
    10. BUT
    11. With your smile
    12. Lick me♥
    13. SUPERSTAR
    14. Koi no Tsubomi
    15. Stay

DVD 2 (Dream Music Park 2010.7/3,4 @ Yokohama Stadium (Second Part))

  1. Ai no Kotoba
  2. Someday
  3. You're So Beautiful
  4. I'll be there
  5. Once Again
  6. Dance Part
  7. Moon Crying
  8. Ai no Uta
  9. Got To Be Real
  10. Dance Part
  11. ECSTASY remix
  12. UNIVERSE
  13. No Way
  14. you
  15. Can We Go Back
  16. FREAKY
  17. Work It Out!
  18. Hashire! (走れ!) (Trans. Run!)
  19. girls
  20. Single Medley (Shake It Up~Cherry Girl~D.D.D.~It's all Love!~WIND remix~COME WITH ME)
  21. Cutie Honey
  22. Comes Up
  23. walk

"Dejavu" sees the return to falling sales, as it's her first album since "secret" to debut with less than 200,000 sales in its first week. Overall, it barely sold over 200,000 copies. Regardless it still maintained her #1 streak. The DVD with the music videos contains videos for "Megumi no Hito" and "BE MY BABY", two tracks not on this album but from her cover album "ETERNITY ~Love & Songs~".

Click here for a full review of this album!

#7 - TRICK

Released: January 28th, 2009

Oricon: #1

Sales: 390,000+

CD

  1. INTRODUCTION FOR TRICK
  2. TABOO
  3. show girl
  4. Your Love
  5. stay with me
  6. This is not a love song
  7. Driving
  8. Bling Bling Bling feat. AK-69
  9. That Ain't Cool feat. Fergie
  10. Hurry Up!
  11. Moon Crying
  12. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
  13. Joyful
  14. Ai no Kotoba (愛のことば) (Trans. Words of Love)
  15. Venus (CD+2DVDs First Press Bonus Track)

DVD 1

  1. show girl (Promotional Video)
  2. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (Promotional Video)
  3. Moon Crying (Promotional Video)
  4. That Ain't Cool (Album version) (Promotional Video)
  5. TABOO (Promotional Video)
  6. stay with me (Promotional Video)
  7. show girl (Making Video)
  8. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE (Making Video)
  9. Moon Crying (Making Video)
  10. That Ain't Cool (Making Video)
  11. TABOO (Making Video)
  12. stay with me (Making Video)

DVD 2 (KODA KUMI SPECIAL LIVE "Dirty Ballroom" ~One Night Show~)

  1. Cherry Girl -Space Cowboy Remix-
  2. D.D.D.
  3. Shake It Up -Kazz Caribbean Remix-
  4. Always
  5. come back
  6. Butterfly
  7. Bounce
  8. BUT
  9. Teaser feat. Clench & Blistah
  10. Hot Stuff feat. KM-MARKIT
  11. Amai Wana
  12. Hana
  13. Candy feat.Mr.Blistah -Mad reggaeton remix-
  14. Selfish ~ the meaning of peace
  15. WIND -PORTABLE WIND MIX-
  16. TABOO
  17. TAKE BACK (Sunset In Ibiza Remix)
  18. Sora -Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix-
  19. the Making of "KODA KUMI SPECIAL LIVE "Dirty Ballroom" ~One Night Show~"

"TRICK" sees another half in sales only a year later, although Koda maintains her #1 streak. This is Koda's first album to feature an international artist on one of her tracks. To access the making of videos on the first disc, Koda's left eye must be clicked on. To access the making of video on the second disc, the clown's nose must be clicked on.

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#8 - UNIVERSE

Released: February 3rd, 2010

Oricon: #1

Sales: 370,000+

CD 1 (BEST ~third universe~)

Please see the Best / Compilations List

CD 2 (UNIVERSE)

  1. Step Into My World
  2. Can We Go Back
  3. SUPERSTAR
  4. You're So Beautiful
  5. Lick me ❤
  6. Work It Out!
  7. No Way
  8. Stay
  9. Comes Up
  10. Physical thing
  11. ECSTASY
  12. UNIVERSE
  13. It's all Love! (Koda Kumi × misono)
  14. Alive
  15. Moon Crying Live ver. In Taiwan (First Press Bonus Track)

DVD

  1. Koi no Tsubomi (Promotional Video)
  2. Ningyo-hime (Promotional Video)
  3. Yume no Uta (Promotional Video)
  4. BUT (Promotional Video)
  5. FREAKY (Promotional Video)
  6. Ai no Uta (Promotional Video)
  7. LAST ANGEL feat.Tohoshinki (Promotional Video)
  8. anytime (Promotional Video)
  9. Moon Crying (Promotional Video)
  10. TABOO (Promotional Video)
  11. stay with me (Promotional Video)
  12. It's all Love! (Koda Kumi × misono) (Promotional Video)
  13. Lick me ♥ (Promotional Video)
  14. ECSTASY (Promotional Video)
  15. Physical thing (Promotional Video)
  16. Can We Go Back (Promotional Video)
  17. SUPERSTAR (Promotional Video)
  18. You're So Beautiful (Promotional Video)

"UNIVERSE" is both Koda's eighth original album and her fifth best album. Technically it's her fifth best before her eight original, although the title "UNIVERSE" refers to the original album. (The best's title is "BEST ~Third Universe~") The cover set is meant to reflect her second best album "BEST ~Second Session~" (the cover can even be seen on two of these covers). Since it combined both original material and was a "best', the sales of the album didn't plummet as far as her previous two albums.

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#10 - JAPONESQUE

Released: January 25th, 2012

Oricon: #1

Sales: 150,000+

CD

  1. Introduction ~JAPONESQUE~
  2. So Nice feat. Mr.Blistah
  3. Boom Boom Boys
  4. V.I.P. feat. T-Pain (Album Version)
  5. Slow feat. Omarion
  6. Brave
  7. Everyday
  8. IN THE AIR
  9. You are not alone ~acoustic version~
  10. Interlude ~JAPONESQUE~
  11. ESCALATE
  12. Love Me Back
  13. No Man's Land
  14. Ai wo Tomenaide (愛を止めないで) (Trans. Don't Stop Love)
  15. KO-SO-KO-SO
  16. Lay Down
  17. Love Technique
  18. Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA
  19. All for you

DVD 1

  1. Poppin' love cocktail feat. TEEDA (Promotional Video)
  2. Boom Boom Boys (Promotional Video)
  3. No Man's Land (Promotional Video)
  4. V.I.P. feat. T-PAIN (Promotional Video)
  5. KO-SO-KO-SO (Promotional Video)
  6. Lay Down (Promotional Video)
  7. ESCALATE (Promotional Video)
  8. Love Me Back (Promotional Video)
  9. So Nice feat. Mr.Blistah (Promotional Video)
  10. Slow feat. Omarion (Promotional Video)
  11. IN THE AIR (Promotional Video)
  12. Everyday (Promotional Video)
  13. Love Technique (Promotional Video)
  14. You are not alone (Live Version)
  15. Ai wo Tomenaide (Promotional Video)
  16. Brave (Promotional Video)
  17. All for you (Promotional Video)

Disc 2

  1. Live Best DVD
  2. Past Albums CM Collection
    1. 1st ALBUM "affection" (2002.03.27 On Sale)
    2. 2nd ALBUM "grow into one" (2003.03.19 On Sale)
    3. 3rd ALBUM "feel my mind" (2004.02.18 On Sale)
    4. 4th ALBUM "secret" (2005.02.09 On Sale)
    5. 5th ALBUM "Black Cherry" (2006.12.20 On Sale)
    6. 6th ALBUM "Kingdom" (2008.01.30 On Sale)
    7. 7th ALBUM "TRICK" (2009.01.28 On Sale)
    8. 8th ALBUM "BEST ~ third universe ~ & 8th AL UNIVERSE" (2010.02.03 On Sale)
    9. 9th ALBUM "Dejavu" (2011.03.02 On Sale)
  3. Live Tour 2011 Dejavu DVD Preview

"JAPONESQUE" is Koda's 10th original album, and the one to mark her tenth anniversary in the entertainment industry. Thus it had a lot of fanfare, with 19 tracks (only two of which were instrumentals), a music video for every full song, and multiple release versions. Regardless, it's thus far had her worse sales since "feel my mind". Television promotion was put on hold for the album as Koda went on maternity leave a month before its release.

Click here to read a full review of this album!

All images in this hub are copyright avex trax/their respective photographers. They are used here for promotional purposes only.

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