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This Day in Pop: Koda Kumi debuted with 'Take Back' (December 06)

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20 years ago today (December 6, 2000), Koda Kumi made her debut in Japan with the single 'Take Back'! It was the lead single from her debut album Affection. It was released in North America the following year on May 22, 2001 with four more formats, but was remixed as a dance number by Jonathan Peters.  The track was written by Koda herself, composed by Kazuhito Kikuchi and produced by Max Matsuura. 

倖田來未 - take back - 75766-70486-1-5 - アナログレコードKoda Kumi – Take Back (PV) – AZiophrenia


Commercially, "Take Back" experienced minimal success in Japan, reaching number 59 on the Oricon Singles Chart. Despite its lower peak, it fared better in the United States where the Jonathan Peter's remix experienced success on the Billboard charts. The single entered the Dance Club Songs chart at number 33, making her one of the first Japanese acts to enter on any Billboard affiliated chart in years. The remix move 15 positions forward to its peak position of number 18, and was recognized as the "greatest gainer"—dated on May 5, 2001; it spent 13 weeks inside the top 50. "Take Back" reached number 10 on the US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, making her the first Japanese artist to achieve a top ten rank on that chart.[18] Additionally, the maxi single spent a sole week at number 20 on the Hot Singles Sales chart.




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