1 (B1A4 album)

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1
Regular edition cover
Studio album by B1A4
Released October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24)
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre J-pop, Dance-pop
Language Japanese
Label Pony Canyon
B1A4 chronology
Ignition
(2012)
1
(2012)
In the Wind
(2012)
Singles from 1
  1. "Beautiful Target"
    Released: June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27)
  2. "Oyasumi Good Night"
    Released: August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)

1 is the Japanese debut studio album by the South Korean boy band B1A4. It was released in October 24, 2012 in three different editions.[1]

Background[edit]

The album was announced by the group's Korean agency, WM Entertainment, with details of the album release and along with a release of the group's first DVD B1A4 History 2011-2012 in Japan. The album was released in three different editions: a CD+DVD, including the CD and a DVD including the music videos of "Beautiful Target" and "Oyasumi Good Night", as well its making-of videos, a CD+Goods, including the CD and a special member figure (one out of five different types) and a regular edition, including the CD itself and a special trading card (one out of five different types). All editions came with a special lottery ticket to a Premium Event of their first Japanese album.[2]

Composition[edit]

The album is composed by ten songs, two singles, five new songs and three Japanese versions. The tracks "O.K", "Only One" and "Waruikoto Bakari Manande" were originally recorded in Korean and released on the group's debut mini album Let's Fly.[3]

Singles[edit]

Two songs from the album were released as singles:

The first single from the album is a Japanese version of "Beautiful Target". It was released on June 27, 2012 as the group's Japanese debut single.[4] The original version of the song, recorded in Korean, was released on the group's second mini album It B1A4.[5] It peaked number 4 on Oricon's Weekly chart with around 38,000 copies sold to date.[6]

The second and final single from the album is a Japanese version of "Baby Good Night", retitled in Japanese to "Oyasumi Good Night". It was released on August 29, 2012[7] and peaked number 4 in Oricon's Weekly chart with around 39,000 copies sold to date.[8] The original version of the song, recorded in Korean, was released on the special version of the group's first Korean album, Ignition.[9]

Track listing[edit]

CD+DVD[10] and CD+Goods[11] tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Beautiful Lie"   Goro Matsui, Baro (Rap making) Jung Jinyoung 3:34
2. "Oyasumi Good Night" (おやすみ good night; Sleep Well, Good Night) (JPN ver.) Jung Jinyoung Baro MEG.ME (Japanese lyrics) Jung Jinyoung, Baro 3:21
3. "Empty Mind"   Takafumi Fujino, Steven Lee Steven Lee 3:43
4. "Waruikoto Bakari Manande" (悪いことばかり学んで; Only Learned Bad Things) (JPN ver.) Wheesung, Goro Matsui (Japanese lyrics), Baro (Rap making) Lim Sang-hyuk, Jeon Da-woon, Lee Sang-ho 3:44
5. "Tipping Point"   Goro Matsui Huba Kelemen, Jack David Elliott, Joleen Belle 3:40
6. "Wake Me Up"   Goro Matsui T-SK, Kim Tesung, Andrew Choi 3:32
7. "Only One" (JPN ver.) Hwang Sung-jin, Goro Matsui (Japanese lyrics), Baro (Rap making) Lee Ju-hyung, Lee Sang-ho 3:36
8. "Beautiful Target" (JPN ver.) CNU , Baro , Urihyeong-gwa Naedongsaeng, Shoko Fujibayashi (Japanese lyrics) Urihyeong-gwa Naedongsaeng 3:22
9. "One Love"   B & C Factory Tesung Kim, Cha Cha Malone, Casper, No Day 3:33

Charts[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
Daily Singles Chart 2 10,372 23,338+ 3 weeks
Weekly Singles Chart 5 20,547
Monthly Singles Chart 21 22,639
Yearly Singles Chart

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan October 24, 2012 CD, Digital download Pony Canyon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.co.jp: 1 (通常盤): 音楽". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  2. ^ "10/24発売 日本ファーストアルバム「1」詳細決定!!" (in Japanese). Pony Canyon. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  3. ^ "(EP) Let's Fly / Daum 뮤직 :: 언제 어디서나 Music on Daum". Daum Communications. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Beautiful Target -Japanese ver.- B1A4のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  5. ^ "(EP) it B1A4 (2nd SPECIAL 미니앨범) / Daum 뮤직 :: 언제 어디서나 Music on Daum". Daum Communications. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  6. ^ "2012年06月25日~2012年07月01日のCDシングル週間ランキング (Oricon's Weekly Singles chart for July 9th)". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  7. ^ "おやすみgood night -Japanese ver.- B1A4のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  8. ^ "2012年08月27日~2012年09月02日のCDシングル週間ランキング (Oricon's Weekly Singles chart for August 10th)". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  9. ^ "1집 The B1A4Ⅰ(Ignition) (Special Edition) / Daum 뮤직 :: 언제 어디서나 Music on Daum". Daum Communications. 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  10. ^ a b "1(初回限定盤A) B1A4のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  11. ^ "1(初回限定盤B) B1A4のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  12. ^ "1 B1A4のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - ミュージック - B1A4「1 <通常盤>」". iTunes. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-10-27.