True (Mika Nakashima album)

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ReleasedAugust 28, 2002
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Length1:04:24
Label Sony Music Associated Records
Mika Nakashima chronology
True
(2002)
Resistance
(2002)

True is Mika Nakashima's first Japanese album. In contrast to the typical Japanese J-Pop and Western Pop artist, this album was one in which Mika established a sound that would become her trademark for future albums: a mature, 'Adult Contemporary'-influenced mixture of smooth jazz and soft pop.

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True topped the Oricon Album Chart for three straight weeks, selling 1 million copies within that time span, and has since sold over 1,173,534 copies. It won Nakashima the Album of the Year Award at the 2003 Japan Gold Disc Awards.

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicArranger(s)Length
1."Amazing Grace" (Album Version)John NewtonJohn NewtonDreamfield3:48
2."Will" (Album Version) Yasushi Akimoto Daisuke KawaguchiKeiichi Tomita5:30
3."One Survive" (Album Version)Minako Yoshida T2ya O Dash4:50
4."Heaven on Earth"Kenn KatoLori Fine (from Coldfeet)Coldfeet3:56
5."Destiny's Lotus"Mika Nakashima
RapDaizo (from Ketsumeishi)
GajinTowa Tei3:59
6."Helpless Rain"Masato Ochishinya (from three tight b)Daisuke Imai5:23
7."I"Mika NakashimaH (from three tight b)shinya4:35
8."Tears~Konayuki ga Mau You ni...~" (粉雪が舞うように....; Like Powder Snow is Dancing...)Yasushi Akimoto, Mika NakashimaKoji HayashiDreamfield6:47
9."True Eyes"Hiromasa IjichiYoko KuzuyaChokkaku4:08
10."Crescent Moon" Takashi Matsumoto Hiroaki OnoYoshito Tanaka4:16
11."Just Trust in Our Love" (Album Version)HshinyaOctopussy4:45
12."Stars" (Album Version)Yasushi AkimotoDaisuke KawaguchiKeiichi Tomita6:07
13."A Miracle for You"Mika NakashimaYasunari OkanoShin Kono6:23

Charts and sales

Oricon sales charts (Japan)

ReleaseChartPeak positionSales total
2002-08-28Oricon Daily Albums Chart1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart11,173,534
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart8

Singles

DateTitlePeak positionSales
2001-11-07 Stars 3469,180
2002-02-06 Crescent Moon 4100,000
2002-03-06 One Survive 886,600
2002-05-15 Helpless Rain 882,830
2002-08-07 Will 3144,771

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