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"A"
Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album Loveppears
Released August 11, 1999
Format JPN CD Single
USA Digital Single [1]
Genre J-pop
Length 1:15:48
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Boys & Girls"
(1999)
"A"
(1999)
"Appears"
(1999)

"A" is Ayumi Hamasaki's tenth single, released on August 11, 1999. Hamasaki's best-selling single as well Japan's 57th best-selling single of all time[2], "A," is unique among Hamasaki's singles, as it is her only single with quadruple A-sides. However, the Recording Industry Association of Japan claimed that "A" is not a single but an album.[3]

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Commercial endorsement

"Trauma" and "Monochrome" were used as the background music of two TV commercials for the JT Peach Water drinks. "Too Late" was the theme song of a TV ad for Honda Giorno Crea. "End Roll (Hal's Mix)" featured in commercial for Morinaga as background music.

Ayumi appeared in the four commercials.

Track listing

  1. "Monochrome"
  2. "Too Late"
  3. "Trauma"
  4. "End Roll"
  5. "Monochrome" (Keith Litman's Big City Vocal Mix)
  6. "Too Late" (Razor 'N Guido Remix)
  7. "Trauma" (Heavy Shuffle Mix)
  8. "End Roll" (Hal's Mix)
  9. "Monochrome" (Instrumental)
  10. "Too Late" (Instrumental)
  11. "Trauma" (Instrumental)
  12. "End Roll" (Instrumental)
  13. "End Roll" (Neuro-mantic Mix)
  14. "Monochrome" (Dub's full color Remix)

Charts

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
11 August 1999 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 508,940 1,670,000 17
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 3
  • Total Sales : 1,670,000 (Japan)
  • RIAJ certification: Million
  • "A" is Hamasaki's highest selling single and her second consecutive single to sell over a million copies.

Live performances

  • August 13, 1999 - Music Station - Monochrome
  • August 16, 1999 - Hey! Hey! Hey! - Too Late
  • August 17, 1999 - J-Pop Night Channel A - End Roll
  • August 17, 1999 - J-Pop Night Channel A - Monochrome
  • August 17, 1999 - J-Pop Night Channel A - Too Late
  • August 17, 1999 - J-Pop Night Channel A - Trauma
  • September 2, 1999 - Utaban - Trauma
  • September 24, 1999 - J-Pop Night in Velfarre - End Roll
  • September 24, 1999 - J-Pop Night in Velfarre - Too Late
  • September 24, 1999 - J-Pop Night in Velfarre - Trauma
  • November 13, 1999 - Utaban - End Roll
  • December 30, 1999 - Hit MMM - End Roll

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