Boys Meet U

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For the song, see Boys Meet U (song).
Boys Meet U
Studio album by Shinee
Released June 26, 2013 (2013-06-26) (Japan)
July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19) (Taiwan)
Recorded 2012-2013
Length 45:57
Language Japanese
Label EMI Records Japan
Producer Lee Soo Man (executive)
Shinee chronology
Why So Serious? - The Misconceptions of Me
(2013)
Boys Meet U
(2013)
Everybody
(2013)
Singles from Boys Meet U
  1. "Sherlock"
    Released: May 16, 2012 (2012-05-16)
  2. "Dazzling Girl"
    Released: October 3, 2012 (2012-10-03)
  3. "1000-nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite..."
    Released: December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
  4. "Fire"
    Released: March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13)
  5. "Breaking News"
    Released: June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)

Boys Meet U is the second Japanese studio album (seventh overall) by South Korean boy band Shinee, released on June 26, 2013 in Japan by EMI Records Japan. This is the group's first release under Universal Music Japan as a result of EMI's dissolution and absorption into Universal Music in April 2013.

Background and release[edit]

At least four of the songs from the album, "Sherlock", "Dazzling Girl", "1000-nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite..." and "Fire", have been released as A-side singles in Japan. Another track, "Breaking News", was aired on Tokyo FM during the Yamada Hisashi's Radian Limited F. The short version of the music video for the same song was released on 21 June 2013 on Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel.[1] The full list of tracks in the album and their preview in the form of a medley was released on June 23, 2013.[2]

The album was released on June 26, 2013, on online music portal sites for digital download as well as in three different physical versions, regular CD version, a CD + DVD version and a limited edition which contains a CD, a DVD, and a photo book.[3]

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Password"   Natsumi Kobayashi Niclas Lundin, Maria Marcus, Andreas Moe, Hiten Bharadia 4:52
2. "Breaking News"   Hidenori Tanaka, agehasprings Steven Lee, Drew Ryan Scott, Andreas Oberg 3:38
3. "Dazzling Girl"   Sara Sakurai, Rx Drew Ryan Scott, Rob. A!, Justin Trugman, Jaakko Manninen, Walter Afanasieff, Rx 3:32
4. "1000年、ずっとそばにいて…" (1000nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite... (1000 years,Always by your side...)) Junji Ishiwatari Steven Lee, Jimmy Richard, The Goldfingerz 4:16
5. "Run With Me"   Kanata Okajima Peter Habib, Adam Nierow, Erika Nuri 3:21
6. "Kiss Yo"   Sara Sakurai Anders Wigelius, Erik Wigelius 4:14
7. "君がいる世界" (Kimi ga Iru Sekai (The World Where You Exist)) H.U.B Dapo Torimiro, Jamie Houston 3:22
8. "Keeping Love Again"   Sara Sakurai Darren Martyn, Shikita 3:54
9. "BURNING UP!"   Sara Sakurai Steven Lee, Paul Drew, Greig Watts, Pete Barringer, Jorge Mhondera 3:35
10. "Sherlock"   Natsumi Kobayashi Rocky Morris, Rufio Sandilands, Thomas Eriksen, Thomas Troelsen 3:57
11. "Fire"   Junji Ishiwatari Akiko Shikata, Bach Logic, Erik Lidbom 3:36
12. "I'm With You"   H.U.B. Sammy Naja, Drew Ryan Scott, Josef Salimi 4:05

Charts[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run Certification
Daily Albums Chart 2 36,402 (Daily)

56,215 (Weekly)

69,010+ [4] 10 weeks RIAJ: Gold[5]
Weekly Albums Chart 2
Monthly Albums Chart 8
Yearly Albums Chart 92

Other Charts[edit]

Country Chart Peak
position
Japan Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay [6] 31
Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay [7] 53
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales [8] 2
Billboard Japan Hot 100 [8] 2
Taiwan G-Music Asia Chart[9] 2
G-Music Combo Chart [10] 10
G-Music J-POP Chart [11] 2
Hit FM’s Asia Chart [12] 3

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan June 26, 2013 CD, Digital download EMI Music Japan
South Korea July 5, 2013 Digital download SM Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SHINee - 「Breaking News」Music Video". Universal Music Japan. YouTube. June 21, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Get an ear full of SHINee in 'Boys Meet U' album medley + full tracklist". Allkpop. June 23, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Boys Meet U [w/DVD, Limited Edition]". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Oricon" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ RIAJ Certifications for July, 2013 http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201307.html August 9, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2013
  6. ^ "Billboard Japan Adult Airplay" (in Japanese). billboard-japan.com. "year=2013, month=09, day=2" 
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay" (in Japanese). billboard-japan.com. "year=2013, month=09, day=2" 
  8. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales" (in Japanese). billboard-japan.com. "year=2013, month=09, day=2" 
  9. ^ "SHINee's "Boys Meet U" ranks #2 on G-Music Asia Chart". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "G-Music Combo Chart". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "G-Music Combo Chart". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "SHINee's "Boys Meet U" ranks #4 on Hit FM’s Asia Chart". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 

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