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℃maj9 (pronounced C Major Ninth) is the 9th studio album by ℃-ute. It was released on December 23, 2015 in 3 editions: 1 regular and 2 limited editions. Limited Edition A includes the group's May 29th live at the LIQUIDROOM ebisu in Tokyo, from their ℃-ute Naruchika 2015 Tour, on DVD. Limited Edition B includes a collection of the group's MVs on Blu-ray Disc.

Tracklist[]

℃-ute_-_Iron_Heart_(MV)_(Promotion_Edit)

℃-ute - Iron Heart (MV) (Promotion Edit)

CD[]

  1. ℃maj9
  2. Iron Heart (アイアンハート)
  3. Otoko to Onna to Forever (男と女とForever; Man and Woman and Forever)
  4. Jounetsu Ecstasy (情熱エクスタシー; Passionate Ecstasy)
  5. Digitalic→0 (LOVE) (デジタリック→0 (LOVE))
  6. Urayanjau (羨んじゃう; Jealousy)
  7. Yokaze no Message (夜風のMessage; Message of the Night Wind)
  8. Tokai no Hitorigurashi
  9. Aitte Motto Zanshin
  10. Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita
  11. Love take it all
  12. The Power
  13. Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version)
  14. I miss you
  15. THE FUTURE
  16. The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~
  17. Tsugi no Kado wo Magare
  18. Gamusha LIFE
  19. ℃maj9 (reprise)
Regular Edition Bonus Track
  1. Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ (tofubeats remix) (ありがとう~無限のエール~(tofubeats remix))

Limited Edition A DVD[]

  1. OPENING
  2. Kacchoii Uta
  3. Love take it all
  4. MC
  5. The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~
  6. THE FUTURE
  7. The Power
  8. MC
  9. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~
  10. Sakura Chirari
  11. Wakaretakunai...
  12. MC
  13. Tsugi no Kado wo Magare
  14. Please, love me more!
  15. Namida no Iro
  16. Midnight Temptation
  17. Aitte Motto Zanshin
  18. Tokaikko Junjou
  19. Kiss me Aishiteru
  20. Dance de Bakoon!
  21. MC
  22. Bokura no Kagayaki
  23. Chou WONDERFUL!
  24. MC
  25. SHINES (Encore)

Limited Edition B Blu-ray[]

  1. Iron Heart (Music Video)
  2. Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ (℃-ute Ver.)
  3. Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight! (℃-ute Ver.)

Featured Members[]

℃-ute promoting the album

Album Information[]

  • Lyrics: SHOCK EYE (Tracks #2, #18), Kusano Masashi (Track #2), Miura Yoshiko (Track #3), Nakamura Yoshinori (Track #4), Tsunoda Takanori (Track #5), Kodama Ameko (Track #6), Kondo Kaoru (Track #7), Tsunku (Tracks #8-16), Nakajima Takui (Track #17), NOBE (Track #20)
  • Composition: Nakajima Takui (Tracks #1, #17, #19), SHOCK EYE (Track #2, #18), Kusano Masashi (Track #2), Hoshibe Sho (Track #3), Nakamura Yoshiki (Track #4), Jean Luc Ponpon (Track #5), Watanabe Yasushi (Track #6), Kondo Kaoru (Track #7), Tsunku (Tracks #8-15), Daniel Merlot / Aurelien Poudat / Hyon D / Tsunoda Takanori / Stefan Broadley (Track #16), KOUGA supported by SHOCK EYE (Track #18), KOJI ohba (Track #20)
  • Arrangements: Nakajima Takui (Tracks #1, #19), Kusano Masafumi (Track #2), Suzuki Shunsuke (Track #3, #8), Nakamura Yoshiki (Track #4), Jean Luc Ponpon (Track #5), Watanabe Yasushi (Track #6), Kondo Kaoru (Track #7), HASSE (Track #7), Hirata Shoichiro (Track #9, #15), Itagaki Yusuke (Tracks #10, #13), Takumi Masanori (Track #11), KOH (Track #12), Yo KEiGO (Track #14), Daniel Merlot / Aurelien Poudat / Hyon D / Tsunoda Takanori / Stefan Broadley (Track #15), Suzuki "Daichi" Hideyuki (Track #16), soundbreakers (Track #17), tofubeats (Track #20; Remix)
  • Brass Arrangements: Takegami Yoshinari (Track #3)
  • String Arrangements: Crusher Kimura (Track #16)
  • Guitar: Marty Friedman (Track #4)[1]
  • Dance Choreographer: MASAO (Track #3-7, #16)


Performances[]

TV Performances[]

  • [2015.12.18] The Girls Live (Iron Heart)
  • [2016.06.09] The Girls Live (Urayanjau)

Concert Performances[]

Iron Heart
Otoko to Onna to Forever
Jounetsu Ecstasy
Digitalic→0 (LOVE)
Urayanjau
Yokaze no Message

Event Performances[]

Digitalic→0(LOVE)
Urayanjau

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 6 8 10 17 12 26 8 11,325
34 40 - - - - - 50 1,410
- - 15 11 - - - 42 1,638
- - - - - - - 179 379
- - - - - - - Out for 1 week.
- - - - - - - 59 1,551
- - - - - - - 262 260
  • Total Reported Sales: 16,563*

Trivia[]

  • The album was announced at the first show of the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2015 Aki ~℃an't STOP!!~ on October 17th.
  • "Jounetsu Ecstasy" by Nakamura Yoshiki was one of the demo songs for the music-ru TV contest that KOUGA (the composer of "Gamusha LIFE") won. The YouTube video of the song has been set to private since the album information was released.
  • The instrumental of "Urayanjau" is used in the introduction and the instrumental of "Digitalic→0 (LOVE)" is used in the opening of Hello! Project Station from January 27, 2016 (Episode #153) to March 29, 2017 (Episode #213).
  • Five of the new tracks on the album each feature a different member as the focus.
    • Yajima Maimi: Yokaze no Message
    • Nakajima Saki: Jounetsu Ecstasy
    • Suzuki Airi: Urayanjau
    • Okai Chisato: Otoko to Onna to Forever
    • Hagiwara Mai: Digitalic→0 (LOVE)
  • The track "℃maj9" was covered by Nakajima Takui on his self-cover album GIRLS LOOK AHEAD.

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