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The following is a comprehensive discography of B'z, a Japanese rock duo. They are one of the best-selling music artists in the world and the best-selling in their native Japan, having released 49 consecutive No. 1 singles, 25 No. 1 albums, 3 No. 1 EPs, and sold more than 80 million certified records until 2018.[1] In 2015 were reported certified sales of 35,809,000 single copies,[2] and in 2017 certified sales of 46,576,000 album copies, making it more than 82 million certified records.[3]

B'z discography
Studio albums21
Compilation albums10
EPs6
Singles53
Home video22

Contents

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album Oricon position 1st week sales Copies sold
1988 B'z
  • Release date: September 21, 1988
47 3,790+[4] 338,360+[5]
1989 Off the Lock
  • Release date: May 21, 1989
33 4,590+[4] 604,700+[5]
1990 Break Through
  • Release date: February 21, 1990
3 41,700+[4] 724,640+[5]
1990 Risky
  • Release date: November 7, 1990
1 314,770+[4] 1,695,900+[5]
1991 In the Life
  • Release date: November 27, 1991
1 1,043,070+[4] 2,402,970+[5]
1992 Run
  • Release date: October 28, 1992
1 1,190,380+[4] 2,196,660+[5]
1994 The 7th Blues
  • Release date: March 2, 1994
1 1,049,900+[4] 1,630,450+[5]
1995 Loose
  • Release date: November 22, 1995
1 1,336,150+[4] 3,003,210+[5]
1997 Survive
  • Release date: November 19, 1997
1 1,040,160+[4] 1,723,030+[5]
1999 Brotherhood
  • Release date: July 14, 1999
1 1,019,270+[4] 1,391,850+[5]
2000 Eleven
  • Release date: December 6, 2000
1 756,910+[4] 1,132,180+[5]
2002 Green
  • Release date: July 3, 2002
1 800,120+[4] 1,131,788+[5]
2003 Big Machine
  • Release date: September 17, 2003
1 500,237+[4] 746,451+[5]
2005 The Circle
  • Release date: April 6, 2005
1 345,041+[4] 557,783+[5]
2006 Monster
  • Release date: June 28, 2006
1 401,000+[4] 539,708+
2007 Action
  • Release date: December 5, 2007
1 292,987+ 440,108+
2009 Magic
  • Release date: November 18, 2009
1 340,630+ 488,468+
2011 C'mon
  • Release date: July 27, 2011
1 272,397 383,428+
2015 Epic Day
  • Release date: March 4, 2015
1 209,576 287,308+
2017 Dinosaur
  • Release date: November 29, 2017
1 201,358 276,654+
2019 New Love
  • Release date: May 29, 2019
1 206,714[6]

International releasesEdit

Year Album
2001 Risky ~ Brotherhood
  • Release date: 2001
2002 Devil
  • Release date: April 23, 2002
  • Notes: South Korea-only EP
2007 B'z
  • Release date: April 3, 2007
  • Notes: Digital-only EP outside Japan
2012 B'z
  • Release date: July 25, 2012
  • Notes: English-language digital-only EP

Compilation albumsEdit

Year Album Oricon position 1st week sales Copies sold
1992 B'z TV Style Songless version
  • Release date: February 19, 1992
2 N/A 231,341+[5]
1995 B'z TV Style II Songless version
  • Release date: December 20, 1995
17 N/A 109,280+[5]
1998 B'z The Best "Pleasure"
  • Release date: May 20, 1998
1 2,709,530+[4] 5,135,922+[5]
1998 B'z The Best "Treasure"
  • Release date: September 20, 1998
1 2,500,120+[4] 4,438,742+[5]
2000 B'z The "Mixture"
  • Release date: February 23, 2000
1 1,101,440+[4] 1,499,810+[5]
2002 The Ballads ~Love & B'z~
  • Release date: December 11, 2002
1 1,050,125+[4] 1,713,726+[5]
2005 The Complete B'z
  • Release date: August 1, 2005
N/A N/A N/A
2005 B'z The Best "Pleasure II"
  • Release date: November 30, 2005
1 762,000+[4] 1,183,424+[5]
2008 B'z The Best "Ultra Pleasure"
  • Release date: June 18, 2008
1 560,857+ 979,558+
2008 B'z The Best "Ultra Treasure"
  • Release date: September 17, 2008
1 413,038+ 614,376+
2013 B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998
  • Release date: June 12, 2013
1 385,760+ 567,004
2013 B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012
  • Release date: June 12, 2013
2 377,290+ 555,721

EPsEdit

Year EP Oricon position 1st week sales Copies sold
1989 Bad Communication
  • Release date: October 21, 1989
12 87,100+[4] 1,182,010+[5]
1990 Wicked Beat
  • Release date: June 21, 1990
3 101,250+[4] 1,111,230+[5]
1991 Mars
  • Release date: May 29, 1991
1 664,010+[4] 1,730,500+[5]
1992 Friends
  • Release date: December 9, 1992
1 706,950+[4] 1,355,530+[5]
1996 Friends II
  • Release date: November 25, 1996
1 966,140+[4] 1,466,650+[5]

SinglesEdit

Year Title Oricon chart peak positions 1st week sales Copies sold Weeks on chart
Weekly Monthly Yearly
1988 "だからその手を離して" [Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite]
  • Release date: September 21, 1988
N/A N/A 0
1989 "君の中で踊りたい" [Kimi no Naka de Odoritai]
  • Release date: May 21, 1989
N/A N/A 0
1990 "Lady-Go-Round"
  • Release date: February 21, 1990
39 6,080+[4] 25,000+[7] 6
1990 "Be There"
  • Release date: May 25, 1990
3 10 60 31,280+[4] 348,000+[7] 49
1990 "太陽のKomachi Angel" [Taiyou no Komachi Angel]
  • Release date: June 13, 1990
1 15 27 52,080+[4] 464,000+[8] 47
1990 "Easy Come, Easy Go!"
  • Release date: October 3, 1990
1 4 28 96,690+[4] 472,000+[8] 28
1990 ""愛しい人よ" Good Night..." ["Itoshii Hitoyo" Good Night...]
  • Release date: October 24, 1990
1 1 62 92,500+[4] 355,000+[8] 23
1991 "Lady Navigation"
  • Release date: March 27, 1991
1 1 7 212,850+[4] 1,173,000+[8] 56
1991 "Alone"
  • Release date: October 30, 1991
1 1 10 381,340+[4] 1,127,217+[8] 30
1992 "Blowin'"
  • Release date: May 27, 1992
1 1 3 586,580+[4] 1,764,000+[8] 31
1992 "Zero"
  • Release date: October 7, 1992
1 1 11 615,470+[4] 1,311,000+[8] 28
1993 "愛のままにわがままに 僕は君だけを傷つけない"
[Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni, Boku wa Kimi dake wo Kizutsukenai]
  • Release date: March 17, 1993
1 1 2 725,340+[4] 2,021,000+[8] 24
1993 "裸足の女神" [Hadashi no Megami]
  • Release date: June 2, 1993
1 1 5 778,336+[4] 1,736,000+[8] 26
1994 "Don't Leave Me"
  • Release date: February 9, 1994
1 1 4 791,310+[4] 1,444,000+[8] 13
1994 "Motel"
  • Release date: November 21, 1994
1 1 18 738,520+[4] 1,316,000+[8] 13
1995 "ねがい" [Negai]
  • Release date: May 31, 1995
1 1 13 701,870+[4] 1,499,000+[8] 16
1995 "Love Me, I Love You"
  • Release date: July 7, 1995
1 1 14 455,360+[4] 1,394,000+[8] 17
1995 "Love Phantom"
  • Release date: October 11, 1995
1 1 10 951,140+[4] 1,862,000+[8] 22
1996 "ミエナイチカラ ~Invisible One~/Move"
[Mienai Chikara ~Invisible One~ / Move]
  • Release date: March 6, 1996
1 1 11 715,620+[4] 1,236,000+[8] 11
1996 "Real Thing Shakes"
  • Release date: May 5, 1996
1 1 12 606,360+[4] 1,141,000+[8] 10
1997 "Fireball"
  • Release date: March 5, 1997
1 3 24 426,820+[4] 755,000+[8] 11
1997 "Calling"
  • Release date: July 9, 1997
1 1 16 506,100+[4] 1,000,020+[8] 16
1997 "Liar! Liar!"
  • Release date: October 8, 1997
1 1 20 469,200+[4] 794,080+[8] 8
1998 "さまよえる蒼い弾丸" [Samayoeru Aoi Dangan]
  • Release date: April 8, 1998
1 2 32 405,590+[4] 692,400+[8] 8
1998 "Home"
  • Release date: July 8, 1998
1 3 17 559,170+[4] 961,240+[8] 20
1999 "ギリギリchop" [Girigiri chop]
  • Release date: June 9, 1999
1 3 19 501,910+[4] 805,000+[8] 11
2000 "今夜月の見える丘に" [Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni]
  • Release date: February 9, 2000
1 3 8 671,630+[4] 1,129,000+[8] 17
2000 "May"
  • Release date: May 24, 2000
1 2 29 457,110+[4] 695,000+[8] 13
2000 "Juice"
  • Release date: July 12, 2000
1 3 31 452,790+[4] 674,000+[8] 10
2000 "Ring"
  • Release date: October 4, 2000
1 1 37 400,450+[4] 546,000+[8] 7
2001 "Ultra Soul"
  • Release date: March 14, 2001
1 3 11 501,040+[4] 876,000+[8] 23
2001 "Gold"
  • Release date: August 8, 2001
1 2 27 400,020+[4] 562,000+[8] 10
2002 "熱き鼓動の果て" [Atsuki Kodou no Hate]
  • Release date: June 5, 2002
1 1 14 370,730+[4] 501,120+[8] 11
2003 "It's Showtime!!"
  • Release date: March 25, 2003
1 1 12 308,262+[4] 422,702+[8] 19
2003 "野性のEnergy" [Yasei no ENERGY]
  • Release date: July 16, 2003
1 3 19 230,019+[4] 304,756+[8] 10
2004 "Banzai"
  • Release date: May 5, 2004
1 4 22 187,503+[4] 281,907+[8] 15
2004 "Arigato"
  • Release date: September 1, 2004
1 1 27 188,000+[4] 259,744+[8] 11
2005 "愛のバクダン" [Ai no BAKUDAN]
  • Release date: March 9, 2005
1 1 27 200,023+[4] 293,572+[8] 14
2005 "Ocean"
  • Release date: August 10, 2005
1 2 7 265,000+[4] 509,052+[8] 22
2006 "衝動" [Shoudou]
  • Release date: January 25, 2006
1 1 22 202,000+[4] 304,370+[7] 19
2006 "ゆるぎないものひとつ" [Yuruginai mono Hitotsu]
  • Release date: April 12, 2006
1 2 33 160,593+[7] 233,375+ 12
2006 "Splash!"
  • Release date: June 7, 2006
1 2 19 271,000+[4] 330,164+ 12
2007 "永遠の翼" [Eien no Tsubasa]
  • Release date: May 9, 2007
1 3 26 152,778+[4] 205,655+ 14
2007 "Super Love Song"
  • Release date: October 3, 2007
1 1 19 180,650+[4] 232,772+ 12
2008 "Burn -フメツノフェイス-" [Burn -Fumetsu no Face-]
  • Release date: April 16, 2008
1 1 32 141,562+[4] 194,970+ 14
2009 "イチブトゼンブ/DIVE" [Ichibu to Zenbu / DIVE]
  • Release date: August 5, 2009
1 1 6 180,600+ 379,602+ 24
2009 "My Lonely Town"
  • Release date: October 14, 2009
1 1 20 180,723+ 231,114+ 13
2011 "さよなら傷だらけの日々よ"
[Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo]
  • Release date: April 13, 2011
1 3 44 130,195+[4] 177,180+ 16
2011 "Don't Wanna Lie"
  • Release date: June 1, 2011
1 1 28 168,917+ 216,239+ 10
2012 "Go for It, Baby -キオクの山脈-"
[Go for It, Baby -Kioku no Sanmyaku-]
  • Release date: April 4, 2012
1 4 34 143,402 187,166 9 [9]
2015 "有頂天"
[Uchōten][10]
  • Release date: January 14, 2015
1 2 37 150,985 170,694+ 13 [11]
2015 "Red"
  • Release date: June 10, 2015
1 1 32 157,000 190,887+ 15 [12]
2017 "声明/Still Alive"
[Seimei/Still Alive]
  • Release date: June 14, 2017
1 4 38 126,822 158,519+ 25 [13]

Digital singlesEdit

Year Album
2007 Friction
  • Release date: April 3, 2007
2012 Into Free -Dangan-
  • Release date: April 4, 2012
2016 Sekai wa Anata no Iro ni Naru[14]
  • Release date: October 4, 2016
2016 Fukiarenasai[15]
  • Release date: November 23, 2016

Home videosEdit

VHS and LaserDiscEdit

  1. Film Risky (December 16, 1990)
  2. Just Another Life (December 11, 1991)
  3. Live Ripper (December 8, 1993)
  4. "Buzz!!" The Movie (January 1, 1996)
  5. The true meaning of "Brotherhood"? (December 8, 1999)
  6. once upon a time in Yokohama(August 2, 2000)
  7. a Beautiful Reel. B'z Live-Gym 2002 Green ~Go★Fight★Win~ (November 27, 2002)
  8. Typhoon No.15 ~B'z Live-Gym The Final Pleasure "It's Showtime!!" in Nagisaen~ (February 25, 2004)

Note: Only Film Risky and Just Another Life are available on LD.

DVDEdit

  1. Live Ripper (March 14, 2001)
  2. "Buzz!!" The Movie (March 14, 2001)
  3. The true meaning of "Brotherhood"? (March 14, 2001)
  4. once upon a time in Yokohama (March 14, 2001)
  5. a Beautiful Reel. B'z Live-Gym 2002 Green ~Go★Fight★Win~ (November 27, 2002)
  6. Typhoon No.15 ~B'z Live-Gym The Final Pleasure "It's Showtime!!" in Nagisaen~ (February 25, 2004)
  7. B'z Live-Gym 2006 "Monster's Garage" (December 20, 2006)
  8. B'z Live in Nanba (February 20, 2008)
  9. B'z Live-Gym Pleasure 2008 -Glory Days- (February 25, 2009)
  10. B'z Live-Gym 2010 "Ain't No Magic" at Tokyo Dome (July 28, 2010)
  11. B'z Live-Gym 2011 -C'mon- (May 30, 2012)
  12. B'z Live-Gym 2008 -Action- (January 30, 2013)
  13. B'z Live-Gym 2005 -Circle Of Rock- (February 27, 2013)
  14. B'z Live-Gym 2001 -Eleven- (March 27, 2013)
  15. B'z Live-Gym Pleasure 2013 Endless Summer -XXV BEST- (January 29, 2014)
  16. B'z Live-Gym 2015 -Epic Night- (February 24, 2016)
  17. B'z Live-Gym 2017–2018 "Live Dinosaur" (July 4, 2018)

Blu-rayEdit

  1. B'z Live-Gym Pleasure 2008 -Glory Days- (February 25, 2009)
  2. B'z Live-Gym 2010 "Ain't No Magic" at Tokyo Dome (July 28, 2010)
  3. B'z Live-Gym 2006 "Monster's Garage" (December 22, 2010)
  4. B'z Live in Nanba 2006 & B'z Showcase 2007 -19- at Zepp Tokyo (December 22, 2010)
  5. B'z Live-Gym 2011 -C'mon- (May 30, 2012)
  6. B'z Live-Gym 2008 -Action- (January 30, 2013)
  7. B'z Live-Gym Pleasure 2013 Endless Summer -XXV BEST- (January 29, 2014)
  8. B'z Live-Gym 2015 -Epic Night- (February 24, 2016)
  9. B'z Live-Gym 2017–2018 "Live Dinosaur" (July 4, 2018)

BibliographyEdit

Album scoresEdit

  • Brotherhood
  • Eleven
  • Survive
  • B'z The Best "Pleasure"
  • B'z The Best "Treasure"
  • B'z The "Mixture"
  • Green
  • 西辺来龍 – Dragon From The West
  • Live -on- 1988~2003
  • Big Machine
  • The Circle
  • B'z The Best "Pleasure II"
  • Monster

OtherEdit

B'z songs recorded by other musiciansEdit

  • Eric Suen recorded "Easy Come, Easy Go!" as the theme for the 2000 Taiwanese drama, Huai Yu Gong Zhu (懷玉公主). The title of the Chinese version is "Wei Feng Shi Ke" (威風時刻).
  • Priscilla Chan has created a Cantonese version of "Native Dance" called "放鬆三分鐘".
  • For her second major label single, Aya Kamiki chose "Pierrot", the B-side of "Yuruginaimono Hitotsu".
  • Aya Kamiki has also included "Love Phantom" and "Juice" in several of her live performances.
  • An arrangement of "Atsuki Kodō no Hate" (熱き鼓動の果て) appeared as a stage theme in the Nintendo DS rhythm game Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. The performance is credited to Tetsushi Kimura.

Songs covered by B'zEdit

Featured songsEdit

  • "Into Free" was used as the title song for the Capcom video game Dragon's Dogma.
  • "Receive You Reborn" was used as an intro theme and battle theme in the Japanese version of the SEGA video game Yakuza: Kiwami
  • During the height of The X-Files' popularity in Japan, the B'z single "Love Phantom" was used as the closing credits theme song.
  • Their song "Devil", an English cover of their song "Tokyo Devil", was produced for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.
  • Their song "Atsuki Kodou no Hate" appears in the arcade drumming game Taiko no Tatsujin 4, and recently in the Nintendo DS rhythm game Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan.
  • Their song "Bad Communication" appears in the Game Boy Color rhythm game beatmania GB GotchaMIX2.
  • Their song "Kon'ya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni" was used in the 2000 TV drama Beautiful Life.
  • Their song "Ocean" was used in the 2005 TV drama of the Umizaru Evolution project.
  • Their song "Liar! Liar!" appears in the arcade and PlayStation 2 rhythm game GuitarFreaks 4th Mix & DrumMania 3rd Mix (known on the PS2 as GitaDora! GuitarFreaks 4th Mix & DrumMania 3rd Mix). This song has been removed from the series as of GuitarFreaks 7th Mix & DrumMania 6th Mix.
  • Their song "ultra soul" appears in the arcade drumming game Taiko no Tatsujin 2. It also appears in Rocksmith 2014.
  • Their English song "Friction" is featured on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable game Burnout Dominator. This marked their first appearance in a western video game. It is also included in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game Burnout Paradise, as well as its HD remaster available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
  • Several B'z songs were used in the Detective Conan anime series.
    • "Giri Giri Chop" (TV series OP from Ep. 143–167)
    • "Shoudou" (TV series OP from Ep. 425–437)
    • "One" (Movie No. 3 ED)
    • "Everlasting" (Movie No. 6 ED)
    • "Yuruginaimono Hitotsu" (Movie No. 10 ED)
    • "Don't Wanna Lie" (Movie No. 15 ED & TV Series OP from Ep. 613 to 626)
    • "Pilgrim" (TV series ED from Ep. 627 and 628)
    • "Q&A" (TV series OP from Ep. 696–717)
    • Koshi Inaba's song "Overture", was an ending theme for Detective Conan (episodes 300–306)
  • "Roots" by B'z was also used as the ending theme to the four-part Black Jack OVA series to promote the then newest TV series. Tak Matsumoto also did a guitar-lead instrumental as the opening.
  • "Lonely Stars" by B'z was used in the ending credits in the movie, The Legend of Raoh II: Fierce Fighting Arc (ラオウ伝II 激闘の章, Raō Den II Gekitō no Shō) which is part of the Fist of the North Star anime series.
  • "Ore to Omae no Atarashii Kisetsu" (オレとオマエの新しい季節) is currently used as the ending theme to the Japanese dub of The O.C..
  • The song "Mienai Chikara ~Invisible one~" was the first ending theme to the anime Hell Teacher Nube.
  • The song "Ichibu to Zenbu" was used as the theme song for the Fuji TV 2009 drama Buzzer Beat starring Yamashita Tomohisa and Keiko Kitagawa.
  • The songs "Signal" and "Utsukushiki Sekai" were used as the opening theme and the ending theme respectively for the 2002 female-oriented dating sim video game Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "B'z celebrate 30 years in music business with Tokyo exhibition". Asahi Shimbun. April 23, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Total sales of AKB48 singles hit 36 million copies, a Japan record". The Japan Times. December 10, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "B'z、通算28作目のアルバム首位 歴代1位記録を更新" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 5, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) Oricon Style
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "B'z、さらなる記録更新へ!ニューアルバムリリース決定! (B 'z and further record update! New album release decision!)" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 18, 2007.
  6. ^ 週間 CDアルバムランキング 2019年06月10日付 [Weekly CD Album Ranking on June 10, 2019]. Oricon News (in Japanese). Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d "B'z、歴代No.1アーティストまでの軌跡! (B'z track to a successive No.1 artist!)" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 18, 2007.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai ""B'z史上初"の企画でシングルリリース! ("B'z first time ever" plan of single release!)" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 17, 2007. Retrieved June 18, 2007.
  9. ^ http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Go_for_It,_Baby_-Kioku_no_Sanmyaku-
  10. ^ "Oricon Weekly Charts for 1/12 ~ 1/18". toykohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  11. ^ Oricon ranking for Uchouten (in Japanese) http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/2473/products/1110564/1/
  12. ^ Oricon ranking for Red (in Japanese) http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/2473/products/1130135/1/
  13. ^ Oricon ranking for Red (in Japanese) https://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/2473/products/1235542/1/
  14. ^ Announcement of single http://natalie.mu/comic/news/177606
  15. ^ Announcement of single http://natalie.mu/music/news/210428
  16. ^ "【NEWS】B'zが『ときめきメモリアルGirl's Side』に楽曲を提供!" (in Japanese). Famitsu. May 21, 2002. Retrieved May 26, 2010.

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