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AAA
トリプル・エー
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop
Years active 2005–present
Labels Avex Trax
Website www.avexnet.or.jp/aaa
Members
Takahiro Nishijima
Naoya Urata
Mitsuhiro Hidaka
Shinjiro Atae
Shuta Sueyoshi
Misako Uno
Chiaki Itō
Former members
Yukari Goto

AAA, pronounced as Triple A (トリプル・エー Toripuru Ē?) and also known as Attack All Around, is a Japanese pop band signed to the label Avex Trax which debuted in September 2005. The group originally consisted of five young men and three young women who had all acted in commercials and had been dancers for other Japanese stars, such as Ayumi Hamasaki and Ami Suzuki.

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Early days

AAA was originally planned to be a 6 member group. At first, members included Takahiro Nishijima, Naoya Urata, Shuta Sueyoshi, Shinjiro Atae, Mitsuhiro Hidaka and Misako Uno as the only girl. Avex later decided to add two more girls; Chiaki Itō and Yukari Goto. As songs like Blood on Fire and Friday Party were previously prepared for 6 members, the two girls are only heard in the refrain.

Release

In the summer of 2005, avex announced the debut of a new pop/eurobeat group consisting of boys and girls who have undergone training in the avex artist academy, the record label's training facility for singers, dancers, and other entertainment talents. Because of this, the group's debut was much anticipated and was received well by many fans. From September to December they released a single each month plus a photobook and their very first album, Attack, in January 2006. With all the previous advertisement and releases the group did not have time to perform their songs live. However, as each of their singles has a different genre this did not cause a problem with sales.

AAA is also performing the opening for 2007's Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Den-O. For this single, Climax Jump, they have temporarily changed their name to AAA Den-O form.

AAA appeared at Otakon 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

Discography

Albums

Album # Album information
1st Attack
  • Released: 2006-01-01
  • Length: 54.1 minutes
  • Oricon top 200 position: #16
  • Weeks on Chart: 11
  • Sales: 56,693
  • Note: Their debut is still their best selling album to date.
2nd All
  • Released: 2007-01-01
  • Length: 57.9 minutes
  • Oricon top 200 position: #23
  • Weeks on Chart: 7
  • Sales: 32,825
  • Note: All but three tracks were not singles on this album, and only two songs did not have corresponding music videos.
3rd Around
  • Released: 2007-09-19
  • Length: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 position: #8
  • Weeks on Chart: 5
  • Sales: 28,242
4th depArture
  • Released: 2009-02-11
  • Length: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 position: #4
  • Weeks on Chart: 3
  • Sales: 22,656
  • Note: Title of the album means a depArture from their old music style.
5th HEARTFUL
  • Released: 2010-02-17
  • Length: 61 minutes
  • Oricon top 200 position: #3
  • Weeks on Chart: N/A
  • Sales: 48,882
  • Note: Almost all of the songs are sung by units within the group. For example, Brand New World is sung by Urata, Ito, Atae, and Hidaka. Rising Sun is sung by Nishjima, Uno and Sueyoshi. As I Am is a Misako Uno solo with backing vocals by Urata and Nishijima.

Remix albums

Album # Album information
1st Remix Attack
  • Released: 2006-01-01
  • Length: 1.2 hours
  • Oricon top 200 position: #92
  • Weeks on Chart: 2
  • Sales: 3,651
2nd AAA Remix: Non-Stop All Singles
  • Released: 2009-03-04
  • Length: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 position: N/A
  • Weeks on Chart: N/A
  • Sales: N/A

Cover album

Album # Album information
1st CCC: Challenge Cover Collection
  • Released: 2007-02-07
  • Length: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 position: #13
  • Weeks on Chart: 3
  • Sales: 16,578'

Mini-albums

Mini-Album # Mini-Album information
1st Attack (half-album)
  • Released: 2006-01-01
  • Length: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 position: #16
  • Note: Charting details are the same as the full album, as both were released on the same day and counted as different versions of the same release.
2nd All/2 (ニブンノオール)
  • Released: 2006-09-13
  • Length: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 position: #12
  • Weeks on Chart: 6
  • Sales: 26,217
3rd AlohAAA
  • Released: 2007-03-21
  • Length: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 position: #39
  • Weeks on Chart: 2
  • Sales: 5,886
4th Choice Is Yours
  • Released: 2008-06-18
  • Length: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 position: #10
  • Weeks on Chart: 2
  • Sales: 16,471'

Compilation albums

Album # Album Information
1st Attack All Around
  • Released: 2008-03-05
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #5
  • Weeks on Chart: 7
  • Sales: 41,929
  • Note: Contains all of the title songs of previous singles

Singles

Single # Single Information
1st Blood on Fire
  • Released: 2005-09-14
  • Studio Album: Attack
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #9
  • Weeks on Chart: 19
  • Sales: 58,052
  • End of Year Charts: #191
2nd Friday Party
  • Released: 2005-10-05
  • Studio Album: Attack
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #17
  • Weeks on Chart: 10
  • Sales: 17,331
  • End of Year Charts: #505
3rd きれいな空 (Kirei na Sora) (Beautiful Sky)
  • Released: 2005-11-16
  • Studio Album: Attack
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #17
  • Weeks on Chart: 9
  • Sales: 12,728
  • End of Year Charts: #878
4th Dragon Fire
  • Released: 2005-12-05
  • Studio Album: Attack
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #20
  • Weeks on Chart: 8
  • Sales: 20,689
  • End of Year Charts: #401
5th ハレルヤ (Hallelujah)
  • Released: 2006-02-15
  • Studio Album: All
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #8
  • Weeks on Chart: 8
  • Sales: 27,814
  • End of Year Charts: #314
6th Shalala キボウの歌 (Kibou no Uta) (Song of Hope)
  • Released: 2006-03-23
  • Studio Album: All
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #20
  • Weeks on Chart: 5
  • Sales: 13,484
  • End of Year Charts: #589
7th ハリケーン・リリ,ボストン・マリ (Hurricane Riri, Boston Mari)
  • Released: 2006-05-31
  • Studio Album: All
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #10
  • Weeks on Chart: 6
  • Sales: 19,832
  • End of Year Charts: #432
8th ソウルエッジボーイ/キモノジェットガール (Soul Edge Boy/Kimono Jet Girl)
  • Released: 2006-07-12
  • Studio Album: All
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #12
  • Weeks on Chart: 7
  • Sales: 22,706
  • End of Year Charts: #369
  • Note: Soul Edge Boy is sung by the male members while Kimono Jet Girl is sung by the female members.
9th Let It Beat!
  • Released: 2006-08-30
  • Studio Album: All
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #7
  • Weeks on Chart: 5
  • Sales: 21,302
  • End of Year Charts: #391
10th Q
  • Released: 2006-09-06
  • Studio Album: All
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #10
  • Weeks on Chart: 4
  • Sales: 14,809
  • End of Year Charts: #539
11th チューインガム (Chewing Gum)
  • Released: 2006-11-15
  • Studio Album: All
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #7
  • Weeks on Chart: 5
  • Sales: 14,571
  • End of Year Charts: #551
  • Note: Sung by members Takahiro Nishijima and Naoya Urata
12th Black & White
  • Released: 2006-12-06
  • Studio Album: All
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #15
  • Weeks on Chart: 7
  • Sales: 24,883
  • End of Year Charts: #470
13th Get チュー! / She の 事実 (Get Chuu! / She no Jijitsu)
  • Released: 2007-04-18
  • Studio Album: Around
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #5
  • Weeks on Chart: 9
  • Sales: 41,294
14th 唇からロマンチカ / That's Right (Kuchibiru Kara Romantica / That's Right)
  • Released: 2007-05-16
  • Studio Album: Around
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #6
  • Weeks on Chart: 7
  • Sales: 32,271
  • Note: Yukari Goto's last appearance in AAA, after this the female members are Misako Uno and Chiaki Ito
15th 夏もの (Natsu Mono) (Summer stuff)
  • Released: 2007-07-18
  • Studio Album: Around
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #5
  • Weeks on Chart: 4
  • Sales: 32,722
  • The song Hanabi is girl's only and No End Summer is boy's only
16th Red Soul
  • Released: 2007-09-19
  • Studio Album: Around
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #15
  • Weeks on Chart: 2
  • Sales: 9,267
  • Note: This single was released the same day as the album, making it a re-cut single.
17th Mirage
  • Released: 2008-01-09
  • Studio Album: Attack All Around
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: 5
  • Sales: 32,695
  • Note: The first AAA single that topped the weekly Oricon Charts.
18th Beyond: カラダノカナタ (Beyond: Karada no Kanata) (Beyond: The Other Side of the Body)
  • Released: 2008-05-28
  • Studio Album: DepArture
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #4
  • Weeks on Chart: 4
  • Sales: 20,536
19th Music!!! / ZerØ
  • Released: 2008-08-27
  • Studio Album: DepArture
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #5
  • Weeks on Chart: 9
  • Sales: 31,978
  • Note: Theme song of anime "World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin"
20th 旅ダチノウタ (Tabidachi no Uta) (Song of Departure)
  • Released: 2009-01-12
  • Studio Album: DepArture
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #4
  • Weeks on Chart: 2
  • Sales: 24,777
21st Break Down/Break Your Name/Summer Revolution
  • Released: 2009-07-29
  • Studio Album: HEARTFUL
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #3
  • Weeks on Chart: 5
  • Sales: 49,133
  • Note: Break Your Name is a boy's only track and Summer Revolution is girl's only
22nd Hide-Away/Hide & Seek/Find You
  • Released: 2009-10-21
  • Studio Album: HEARTFUL
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #2
  • Weeks on Chart: 7
  • Sales: 52,575
  • Note: The 4 songs Hide-Away, Hide & Seek, Find You and With You are all the same song with different lyrics and music and sung by different members of the band. Hide-Away is a soft electro-pop song sung by all members, Hide & Seek is a boys only electronic-rock song, Find You is a girl's only pop-rock song and With You is identical to Hide-Away but with changed lyrics.

With You was the ending song of anime "Inuyasha - The Final Act."

23rd Heart and Soul
  • Released: 2010-01-27
  • Studio Album: HEARTFUL
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #3
  • Weeks on Chart: 3
  • Sales: 35,736

Compilation singles

Single # Single Information Artist Information
1st Climax Jump
  • Released: 2007-03-21
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position:#5
  • Weeks on Chart: 20
  • Sales: 109,622
  • Note: AAA's highest selling single, and first Top 5 Hit.
AAA DEN-O Form
2nd いざゆけ若鷹軍団2007 (Izayuke Wakataka Gundan 2007)
  • Released: 2007-03-21
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Oricon top 200 weekly position: #33
  • Weeks in Chart: 4
  • Sales: 6,570
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks with AAA

DVDs

  • [2006.03.23] 1st Attack at Shibuya-Ax [Rank: #9 / Sales: 6,067]
  • [2006.09.13] 2nd Attack at Zepp Tokyo [Rank: #4 / Sales: 10,496]
  • [2006.12.31] 1st Anniversary Live - 3rd Attack 060913 at Budokan [Rank: #9 / Sales: 13,231]
  • [2007.03.21] Channel @ x AAA
  • [2007.07.18] 4th Attack at Shibuya: Ax on 4th of April
  • [2008.01.09] AAA 2nd Anniversary Live: 5th Attack 070922 Nippon Budokan [Rank: #1]
  • [2008.03.12] Super Battle Gakuin Bangaihen: Delicious 5 Shijousaikyou no Teki
  • [2008.03.15] PPP: Premium Performance Party (AAA Party Exclusive)
  • [2008.08.27] AAA Tour 2008: Attack All Around
  • [2009.01.14] AAA 3rd Anniversary Live 080922-080923 Nippon Budokan [Rank:#1]
  • [2009.01.23] AAA meets Mirai Seiki Shakespeare (AAA Party Exclusive)
  • [2009.02.27] Mirai Seiki Shakespeare (Drama) Vol. 1
  • [2009.02.27] Mirai Seiki Shakespeare (Drama) Vol. 2
  • [2009.03.27] Mirai Seiki Shakespeare (Drama) Vol. 3
  • [2009.03.27] Mirai Seiki Shakespeare (Drama) Vol. 4
  • [2009.04.24] Mirai Seiki Shakespeare (Drama) Vol. 5
  • [2009.04.27] Mirai Seiki Shakespeare (Drama) Vol. 6
  • [2009.08.12] AAA Tour 2009 - A depArture pArty[Rank:#1]
  • [2010.03.03] AAA 4th Anniversary Live 090922 at Yokohama Arena [Rank:#1]

Books

  • [2005.09.01] AAA artistbook / The First Attack

References

External links

Preceded by
Ai Otsuka
Japan Record Award for Best New Artist
2005
Succeeded by
Ayaka







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