Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me

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Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 12, 2013 (Japan)
RecordedWinter 2012 – Spring 2013
StudioMalibu Studios, Tokyo Japan [1]
Genre
Length58:25
Language Japanese, English, French
Label Warner Music Japan
Producer Malibu Convertible, Tomoko Kawase
Tommy february6 chronology
february and heavenly
(2012)
Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me
(2013)
Singles from Tommy Candy Shop
  1. "Be My Valentine"
    Released: February 6, 2013
  2. "Runaway / Sugar ♥ Me"
    Released: June 5, 2013

Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me is the fourth studio album by Tommy february6, released on June 12, 2013, through Warner Music Japan. [2] The album debuted at #4 on the Oricon Japan chart. [3] It is Tommy february6's first album to be written predominantly in English. It is also february6's first album that wasn't written entirely by Tomoko Kawase. Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me is the february6 counterpart to heavenly6's Tommy Ice Cream Heaven Forever .

Oricon Inc., established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan. It started as Original Confidence Inc., which was founded by Sōkō Koike in November 1967 and became known for its music charts. Oricon Inc. was originally set up as a subsidiary of Original Confidence and took over the latter’s Oricon record charts in April 2002.

Japan Island country in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

Tomoko Kawase is a Japanese singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and model from Kyoto. She is the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Brilliant Green. She also has a solo career under the alter-ego pseudonyms Tommy february6 and Tommy heavenly6.

Contents

Release and promotion

The album's first single, "Be My Valentine" was announced in December 2012 as a special Valentine's Day single. The single was released as planned on February 6, 2013, debuting at number twenty-six on the Oricon weekly singles chart, [4] and peaking at number twenty-five on the Billboard Japan Hot 100. [5] A cover of The Brilliant Green's "Ai no ♥ Ai no Hoshi" was included as a B-side in honor of the band's 15th anniversary.

Be My Valentine (Lovely Valentines Day) single by Tommy february6

"Be My Valentine " is the ninth single by Tommy february6. It was released February 6, 2013 as a Valentine's Day single. The song debuted at number 26 on the Oricon weekly singles chart selling 4,022 copies in its first week.

Valentines Day Holiday observed on February 14

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

"Runaway", the second single from the album, was announced in April 2013, along with the formal announcement of the album. Runaway is sung completely in English. Starting on April 8, 2013, "Runaway" was used as the ending theme song for TV Tokyo's Jitsuryoku Sekai no Mystery. "Runaway", along with "Sugar ♥ Me" were released as a double a-side promotional single on June 5th, 2013.

Tomoko Kawase appeared on the cover of Volume # of Marquee magazine, promoting the album.

Tommy Candy Shop Sugar Me was released in regular and limited editions. The limited edition included a DVD with the music videos for "Runaway" and "Sugar Me", as well as special packaging and a sticker sheet. [6] Albums per-ordered from certain retailers came with a limited edition poster.

Track listing

The official track listing and cover art were posted to the Warner Music Japan site on May 20, 2013. [7]

All music composed and arranged by Malibu Convertible and Tomoko Kawase.

Shunsaku Okuda is the leader of the Japanese rock/pop band the brilliant green where he plays bass guitar and rhythm guitar and has composed the vast majority of the band's music. He also produces music under the pseudonyms Chiffon Brownie, Malibu Convertible, and Mark and John.

CD
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Fairy Dust"James De Barrado, Tomoko Kawase4:23
2."Sugar ♥ Me"Kawase3:37
3."Runaway"De Barrado, Kawase3:37
4."Angel Fade"De Barrado, Kawase3:34
5."Spacey Cowgirl"Jimi Aoma, Kawase4:38
6."Pink Army"De Barrado, Kawase3:43
7."Ai no ♥ Ai no Hoshi" (the brilliant green Cover)Kawase3:28
8."My Vacation"Kawase5:01
9."Summer Bubbles"Aoma, Kawase5:13
10."Be My Valentine"Kawase6:00
Total length:58:25
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Sugar ♥ Me" (Music Video)3:37
2."Runaway" (Music Video)3:37
3."Sugar ♥ Me" (Dance Video)3:37
4."Runaway" (Dance Video)3:37
Total length:14:28

Personnel

Chart positions

Chart (2012)Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Albums4
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums9
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums43

Certifications

ChartAmount
Oricon physical sales9,128
RIAJ physical shipping certification-

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