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Party queen is the 13th album by Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki, released through iTunes on March 14, 2012 and a planned physical release on March 21, 2012. The album was preceeded by only one promotional single, how beautiful you are. The album was released in 5 versions: a CD-only version, a CD+DVD version, a CD+2DVD version containing her latest Countdown Live show, a SPECIAL LIMITED BOX SET containing the “ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A LIMITED EDITION” tour and a Blue-ray edition. The album charted at #2 on the weekly Oricon chart, her second album to do so, since GUILTY back in 2008. It was unable to sell more than 100,000 copies in it’s first week.


1. Party queen
2. NaNaNa
3. Shake It♥
4. taskebab
5. call
6. Letter
7. reminds me
8. Return Road
9. Tell me why
10. a cup of tea
11. the next LOVE
12. Eyes, Smoke, Magic
13. Serenade in A Minor
14. how beautiful you are

Overall Rating

4½ stars