Distance is the second Japanese album (third overall) released by Japanese-American J-pop singer Utada Hikaru, released on March 28, 2001 in direct "competition" with A Best by Ayumi Hamasaki. Distance is the fourth-best-selling album in Japan of all time with over 4.47 million copies sold, and sold over three million copies in its debut week, setting Japan's one-week sales record and the world's highest one-week sales in a single territory, Hamasaki's album having the second highest ever, a record held by the two albums until 2015, when Adele's third album 25 sold 3.4 million copies in its first week in the United States. According to Oricon, Distance is the highest selling Japanese album of the decade.
"Parody" was released as a radio single prior to the release of the album. The song "DISTANCE" was later re-arranged into the song "FINAL DISTANCE" and released as a single. It became the #1 album of 2001 according to Oricon charts. The vinyl edition was released four months after the CD release, although it did not contain any bonus material, unlike First Love's vinyl. In 2008 the album charted once again for a few weeks, due to the release of "Eternally" as a recut single for a dorama tie-in.
Globally, the album was one of the best-selling of 2001, being listed at number 10 on the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's Top 50 Global Best Selling Albums list for 2001.
- Wait & See ~Risk~ (Wait & See ~リスク~)
- Can You Keep A Secret?
- Sunglasses (サングラス)
- Drama (ドラマ)
- Addicted To You [UP-IN-HEAVEN MIX]
- For You
- Kettobase! (蹴っ飛ばせ!; Kick It Away!)
- Time Limit (タイム・リミット)
- Kotoba ni Naranai Kimochi (言葉にならない気持ち; Indescribable Feelings)
- HAYATOCHI-REMIX (Bonus Track)
- Hayatochiri 2018 Remastered Version Bonus Track