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Namie Amuro Complete Discography (Best / Compilation Albums)

Updated on July 1, 2012
Namie promoting her compilation album "BEST FICTION"
Namie promoting her compilation album "BEST FICTION"

Alongside her multiple studio albums, Namie Amuro has also released four best of/compilation albums that chronicle four very different aspects and eras of her career. From her early TK years, to her dabbling in RnB, to creating her hip-pop image, Namie has proven that she's a legendary chameleon in the history of J-pop.

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#1 - 181920

Released: January 28th, 1998

Oricon: #1

Sales: 1,650,000+

CD

  1. Body Feels EXIT
  2. TRY ME ~私を信じて~ (TRY ME ~Watashi wo Shinjite~) (Trans: TRY ME ~Believe in Me~)
  3. Chase the Chance
  4. 太陽のSEASON (Taiyou no SEASON) (Trans: The Sun's SEASON)
  5. You're my sunshine
  6. How to be a Girl
  7. SWEET 19 BLUES
  8. Dreaming I was dreaming
  9. Stop the music
  10. a walk in the park
  11. Don't wanna cry
  12. CAN YOU CELEBRATE?

DVD

  1. OPENING
  2. Body Feels EXIT (Promotional Video)
  3. Chase the Chance (Promotional Video)
  4. Don't wanna cry (Promotional Video)
  5. You're my sunshine (Promotional Video)
  6. a walk in the park (Promotional Video)
  7. CAN YOU CELEBRATE? (Promotional Video)
  8. How to be a Girl (Promotional Video)
  9. Dreaming I was dreaming (Promotional Video)

"181920" is Namie's first best album, released in the first month of her hiatus in which she took time off to have and take care of her son. It chronicles all her singles from when she was 18, 19, and 20, from her official solo debut "Body Feels EXIT" to her most recent at the time, "Dreaming I was dreaming". In addition it has the two most popular singles of her life with "SUPER MONKEY'S", "TRY ME" and "Taiyou no SEASON". A few years later it was re-released as "181920 & films", which also contains all the corresponding videos.

#2 - LOVE ENHANCED♥ single collection

Released: March 13th, 2002

Oricon: #3

Sales: 300,000

  1. Say the word (New Arrangement)
  2. RESPECT the POWER OF LOVE (New Mix)
  3. NEVER END (New Vocal)
  4. LOVE 2000 (New Mix)
  5. PLEASE SMILE AGAIN (New Mix)
  6. think of me (New Vocal)
  7. SOMETHING 'BOUT THE KISS (New Vocal)
  8. lovin' it (Amuro Namie & VERBAL)
  9. I HAVE NEVER SEEN (New Arrangement)
  10. HimAWArI (New Vocal)
  11. no more tears (New Mix)
  12. I WILL (New Mix)

"LOVE ENHANCED" is Namie's second best album, and contains her singles from her hiatus until "I WILL". It shows the transition from her TK melodies to her more urban songs. The album was more of a self-cover album, as it contains mostly new arrangements and even tracks with new vocals. It also contains her "song+nation" project single featuring VERBAL. Sales wise, the album marked Namie's decline in popularity at the time.

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#3 - BEST FICTION

Released: July 30th, 2008

Oricon: #1

Sales: 1,840,000+

CD

  1. Do Me More
  2. Wishing On The Same Star
  3. shine more
  4. Put 'Em Up
  5. SO CRAZY
  6. ALARM
  7. ALL FOR YOU
  8. GIRL TALK
  9. WANT ME, WANT ME
  10. White Light
  11. CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK
  12. Baby Don't Cry
  13. FUNKY TOWN
  14. NEW LOOK
  15. ROCK STEADY
  16. WHAT A FEELING
  17. Sexy Girl

DVD

  1. Do Me More (Promotional Video)
  2. Wishing On The Same Star (Promotional Video)
  3. shine more (Promotional Video)
  4. Put 'Em Up (Promotional Video)
  5. SO CRAZY (Promotional Video)
  6. ALARM (Promotional Video)
  7. ALL FOR YOU (Promotional Video)
  8. GIRL TALK (Promotional Video)
  9. WANT ME, WANT ME (Promotional Video)
  10. White Light (Promotional Video)
  11. CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK (Promotional Video)
  12. Baby Don't Cry (Promotional Video)
  13. FUNKY TOWN (Promotional Video)
  14. NEW LOOK (Promotional Video)
  15. ROCK STEADY (Promotional Video)
  16. WHAT A FEELING (Promotional Video)
  17. Sexy Girl (Promotional Video)

"BEST FICTION" is Namie's third best album, and her best selling yet. It contains all her singles from "Wishing On the Same Star" to "60s70s80s", plus two new songs. The album represents her shift to "hip-pop" music, and proved Namie's reemergence as the dominant force in J-pop, as it charted at #1 for more than one week and had a long chart life. It was the #2 album of 2008 and won a Japan Record Taishou Award. The covers were purposefully over-photoshopped to represent the "fiction" element of the title.

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#4 - Checkmate!

Released: April 27th, 2011

Oricon: #1

Sales: 480,000+

CD

  1. Wonder Woman (Amuro Namie feat. AI & Tsuchiya Anna)
  2. UNUSUAL (Amuro Namie feat. Yamashita Tomohisa)
  3. make it happen (Amuro Namie feat. AFTERSCHOOL)
  4. ROCK U feat. Amuro Namie (ravex)
  5. Do What U Gotta Do feat. AI, Amuro Namie & Mummy-D (ZEEBRA)
  6. Wet'N Wild feat. SUITE CHIC (Heartsdales)
  7. Do or Die feat. Amuro Namie (JHETT)
  8. FAKE feat. Amuro Namie (AI)
  9. #1 (Amuro Namie feat. Kawabata Kaname (CHEMISTRY))
  10. BLACK OUT feat. Lil Wayne & Amuro Namie (VERBAL)
  11. BLACK DIAMOND (DOUBLE & Amuro Namie)
  12. Luvotomy (m-flo ♥ Amuro Namie)
  13. AFTER PARTY feat. Amuro Namie (ZEEBRA)
  14. WANT ME, WANT ME feat. VERBAL

DVD

  1. Wonder Woman (Promotional Video)
  2. UNUSUAL (Promotional Video)
  3. make it happen (Promotional Video)
  4. #1 (Promotional Video)
  5. FAKE (Promotional Video)
  6. BLACK DIAMOND (Promotional Video)
  7. Do What U Gotta Do (Promotional Video)

"Checkmate!" is Namie's first themed compilation album. It contains all her "best" collaborations with other artists throughout her career, most notably other urban artists. Four new tracks were recorded for the album, including the hits "Wonder Woman" and "make it happen". The album was originally slated for release in March, but the Great Tohoku Earthquake of 2011 delayed the release by one month.

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