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Brave (Arashi song)

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Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2019 (2019-09-11)
FormatCD single
LabelJ Storm
Arashi singles chronology
"Kimi no Uta"
"Turning Up"

"Brave" is a song by Japanese boy band Arashi, released as a single through J Storm on September 11, 2019. It serves as the theme song for Nippon TV's coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[1] It is the band's first release to be available in an edition including a Blu-ray.[2]

The single debuted atop the weekly Oricon Singles Chart, selling 667,615 copies in its first week.[3]


The song was announced in October 2018, and was performed live for the first time the following month.[4]


The song features a self-composed rap by Sho Sakurai,[1] who called it "an unusual single for Arashi. It is a rough and manly piece of music...I wrote the song while thinking about all the players who will be fighting hard, like when they're in a scrum".[4]

Commercial performance

The song sold 667,615 copies in the first week, reaching number one on the Oricon weekly albums chart. It is also Arashi's first number-one single on the combined singles chart, which was established in 2019.

Track listing

Regular edition[5]
2."Brave" (karaoke version) 
Limited edition CD[5]
Limited edition DVD/Blu-ray[5]
1."Brave" (music video and making of)54:00


Chart (2019) Peak
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[6] 2
Japan (Oricon)[3] 1
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[7] 55


  1. ^ a b "Arashi releases details on new single "BRAVE" and MV collection". Arama Japan. August 10, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Arashi to release new single, 'BRAVE'". Tokyo Hive. July 27, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "週間 CDシングルランキング 2019年09月23日付" [Weekly CD Single Ranking for September 23, 2019]. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "嵐、荒々しくて男くさい新曲「BRAVE」がラグビーW杯中継ソングに". Natalie (in Japanese). October 28, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Discography(ARASHI): BRAVE". Johnny' Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 2019/9/23". Billboard Japan. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Brave". Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 12, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
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