7th album Hatsukoi has charted in 32 countries including a peak at 4th on US chart, and has topped 9 Japanese charts 

With 2018 marking the 20th anniversary of her debut, Hikaru Utada released her 7th album,Hatsukoi on Wednesday, June 27th.  The album is her first album release from Epic Records Japan, and a follow-up to her album Fantôme, released a year and 9 months ago.  Since the release of her debut album First Love in 1999, Hikaru Utada has topped 9 albums (including single collections) in a row in Japan.

Hatsukoi has so far ranked on the iTunes Store in 32 countries/regions (top 20 in 27 countries/regions, and top 10 in 22 countries/regions). In real-time charts, the album has so far peaked at 4th on the US iTunes Store Album Chart.  In the J-Pop/World category of iTunes Store, Hatsukoi has topped in 21 countries/regions; Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, (all in the J-Pop category), USA, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Spain, UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, and Ireland (all in the World category). In Japan, the album topped the daily digital chart on various platforms including iTunes, RecoChoku, mora (hi-res at #1, and standard at #2) and many others.


7th album Hatsukoi

Release date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018

CD Product No.: ESCL-5076

Suggested retail price: ¥3,240 (tax incl.)/ ¥3,000 (w/o tax)

* Includes a lottery entry for early purchase of concert tickets

Drawing entries for ticket purchase accepted from 12 noon on Tuesday Jun 26, 2018 through 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Physical CD release only in Japan.

Track List

  1. Play A Love Song (Suntory Minami-Alps Sparkling CM song)
  2. Anata (Main theme of movieDESTINY Kamakura Monogatari/SONY ‘Noican, wireless’ CM song)
  3. Hatsukoi (Image song for TBS DramaHana nochi Hare – Hanadan Next Season)
  4. Chikai (Theme song forKINGDOM HEARTS III)
  5. Forevermore (Theme song of TBS Sunday TheatreGomen, Ai Shiteru)
  6. Too Proud featuring Jevon
  7. Good Night (Theme song for animated feature filmPenguin Highway)
  8. Pakuchii No Uta
  9. Nokoriga
  10. Oozora de Dakishimete (SUNTORY Tennensui CM song)
  11. Yuunagi
  12. Shittosarerubeki Jinsei

Hatsukoi now available for purchase on iTunes Store/Google Play/Amazon Music: