|"愛 am Best"|
"AI am Best"
|Greatest hits album by|
|Released||28 March 2007 (CD+DVD)|
26 September 2007 (CD)
|Label|| Avex Trax |
AVCD-23271 (Japan, CD+DVD)
AVCD-23406 (Japan, CD)
|Ai Otsuka chronology|
"Ai am Best" (愛 am Best) is the first "best of" compilation album by Ai Otsuka. The album contains 13 pre-2006 tracks with the respective music video for each. "Ai am Best" was released on March 28, 2007. The title of the album is a pun on her first name, Ai, which is pronounced like the English word "I".
CD+DVD and CD.
DVD Track list:
The respective PVs for each of the songs listed for the CD Track list (The Music Clip for Track 13 「Love Music」 is the most recently filmed)
First Pressing comes in a blister case and bundled with <愛ハンコ>, a specially made carved stamp.
The album debuted at the number one spot on the Oricon charts and sold more than 60,000 copies on its first day—six times more than the second place album of the day. By the second day of release, it had already sold over 100,000 copies.
"Ai am Best" was re-released in a CD version limited press on 26 September 2007.
There is a secret track at the end of the last track "Love Music". Tracks 14 though 98 are silent and are about 5 seconds each. Track 99 contains an old unreleased song, "Babashi".
The Ai am Best DVD contains a secret hidden track which requires a code to unlock:
With your DVD remote arrow buttons, press "Up" 9 times, then press "Right" 9 times, then press "Down" 9 times, then press "Left" 9 times and finally press "Enter" and the hidden clip will be revealed, "Best of Babashi"
CD Track Lists:
CD Hidden/Bonus Track Lists:
DVD Track Lists:
DVD Hidden/Bonus Track Lists:
|Release||Chart||Peak position||Debut sales||Sales total|
|March 28, 2007||Oricon Daily Albums Chart||1|
|Oricon Weekly Albums Chart||1||350,045||727,192|
|Oricon Monthly Albums Chart||1|
|Oricon Yearly Albums Chart||6|
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