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First Love (ver. 1) by Utada Hikaru - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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"First Love" is a song by Hikaru Utada, released as her third Japanese language single (her fourth single overall) on April 28, 1999. "First Love" sold 804,000 copies and hit #6 (8cm) and #2 (12cm) on the Oricon charts. It sold 264,890 in its first week. Both versions stayed in the charts for 13 weeks. The 12cm sold 500,890 units in Japan, while the 8cm version sold 303,430 units in Japan. The sales of the First Love singles are lower than the prior single sales because this single was released after the First Love album. However, if the sales total of both versions of the single were added together, this would give the single 804,320 sales, which would have made it the #18 single for 1999. This single reached #26 on World Charts for single airplay, and reached #20 for sales. This song is a popular ballad to sing among Japanese karaoke-goers. Being the title track of the best-selling debut and.    Download this sheet!
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Hikaru Utada (??? ???; Utada Hikaru?; born January 19; 1983); also known by her fans as Hikki (????; Hikki?); is a third culture singer-songwriter; arranger and record producer in Japan. She is well-known internationally for her two theme song contributions to Square Enixs Kingdom Hearts video game series.Utadas first official Japanese album First Love became the best-selling album of all time in Japan with over 7.65 million copies sold to date in Japan alone (10.056 million worldwide to date); cementing her status in the music industry in Japan. "First Love" is a song by Hikaru Utada, released as her third Japanese language single (her fourth single overall) on April 28, 1999. "First Love" sold 804,000 copies and hit #6 (8cm) and #2 (12cm) on the Oricon charts. It sold 264,890 in its first week. Both versions stayed in the charts for 13 weeks. The 12cm sold 500,890 units in Japan, while the 8cm version sold 303,430 units in Japan. The sales of the First Love singles are lower than the prior single sales because this single was released after the First Love album. However, if the sales total of both versions of the single were added together, this.
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