Lucifer (Shinee album)

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Lucifer
Version A cover
Studio album by Shinee
Released July 19, 2010
(See Release history)
Recorded December 2009 - June 2010
Genre Pop, R&B, dance, electronica
Length 47:59
Language Korean
Label SM Entertainment, Avex Asia
Producer Lee Soo Man
Shinee chronology
2009, Year of Us
(2009)
Lucifer
(2010)
The First
(2011)
Singles from Lucifer
  1. "Lucifer"
    Released: July 12, 2010
Singles from Hello (Second Album Repackage)
  1. "Hello"
    Released: October 1, 2010

"Lucifer" is the second full-length album of South Korean boy group Shinee, released on July 19, 2010 in South Korea. A non-studio quality version of the album leaked on July 18, 2010, hours before the album's official release date.

The album is listed, by Gaon Album Chart as the sixth best-selling album of 2010 in South Korea, with 124,961 copies sold, and the repackaged version at 17th with 63,118 copies.[1]

Reception and release[edit]

Within hours of the album's release, it topped various physical and digital sales charts in South Korea.[2] The songs on the album "were more carefully selected than ever", and the album itself is said to "[give] listeners a great chance to experience the diverse musical characters and more mature vocal skills of SHINee members".[3] Member Onew made his debut as a lyricist on track 9, "Your Name", while Jonghyun contributed lyrics for the second time (after writings lyrics for "Juliette"). Track 7 was co-written by all of the members.[3] "Love Still Goes On" is viewed as "kind of a sequel" to "Love Should Go On", from the group's debut mini-album "Replay".

Minho wrote the raps to "Up & Down", "Obsession", "Your Name", and co-wrote the songs "WOWOWOW" with JQ and "Shout Out" with the fellow members and MISFIT. In the repackaged album "Hello", he wrote the rap for the title track "Hello", and co-wrote the raps for "One" and "Get It".[3]

On August 5, 2010, "Lucifer" totaled over 124,961[4] copies in album sales in South Korea.

Shinee released a repackaged album of Lucifer called Hello October 1, 2010. Their comeback on KBS music was on the same day.[5] The repackaged album Hello sold 63,118 copies in 2010 according to the Korean sales chart Gaon.

On November 26, 2010, the track "Obsession" was announced as the theme song for the film, The Warrior's Way.[6]

Tracklist[edit]

Credits adapted from the official homepage. [7] [8]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Up & Down"   Misfit, Jonghyun, Minho wiidope 3:33
2. "Lucifer"   Yoo Young-jin Ryan Jhun, Yoo Young-jin, Adam Kapit, Bebe Rexha 3:54
3. "Electric Heart"   Kim Bu-Min Hitchhiker 3:19
4. "A-Yo"   Ha Jung-Heon Denzil "DR" Remedios, Kibwe "12Keyz" Luke, Erin Reid 4:27
5. "Yok (Obsession)"   Jonghyun, Minho John Ho, Sean Alexander, Jimmy Burney 4:08
6. "Hwasal (Quasimodo)"   Jo In-Hyung Michael Lee 4:08
7. "Ak (Shout Out)"   JQ, Shinee, Misfit Steven Lee, Drew Ryan Scott, Sean Alexander 2:53
8. "Wowowow"   Kim Jin-Hee, Minho Will Simms, Emma Stevens 3:11
9. "Your Name"   Onew, Minho Brandon Fraley 4:06
10. "Life"   Kim Jung-Bae Kenzie 4:38
11. "Ready or Not"   Misfit Mikko Tamminen, Risto Asikainen, Will Simms 3:03
12. "Love Pain"   Kim Tae-Sung Kim Tae-Sung, Roh Tae-Ryung 3:43
13. "Sa-Gye-Hu (Love Still Goes On)"   Lee Yun-Jae, JQ Lee Yun-Jae, Rado 2:56
Total length:
47:59

Bold indicates new tracks*

Release history[edit]

Lucifer

Version Region Date Distributing label Format
A
South Korea
July 19, 2010
SM Entertainment
CD
Hong Kong
August 13, 2010
Avex Asia
Taiwan
August 13, 2010
Avex Asia
Philippines
September 18, 2010 (Special Release)
September 24, 2010 (Official Release)
Universal Records
B
South Korea
July 28, 2010
SM Entertainment
CD
Hong Kong
August 18, 2010
Avex Asia
Philippines
September 18, 2010 (Special Release)
September 24, 2010 (Official Release)
Universal Records
Japanese Version
Japan
September 15, 2010
Avex Trax, Rhythm Zone
CD+DVD

Hello

Region Date Label Format
South Korea October 4, 2010 SM Entertainment CD
Hong Kong 2010 Avex Asia CD
Taiwan 2010 Avex Asia CD+DVD
Philippines November 27, 2010 (special release)
December 3, 2010 (official release)[9]
Universal Records CD
Japan March 2011 EMI Music Japan CD+DVD

Charts[edit]

Album chart[edit]

Lucifer

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart [10] 1
Gaon Monthly album chart [11] 1
Gaon Yearly album chart [12] 39
Astrovision Weekly album chart [13] 1
Odyssey Weekly album chart [14] 4

Hello

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart [15] 1
Gaon Monthly album chart [16] 5
Gaon Yearly album chart [17] 21

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Album Amount Total
Gaon physical sales Lucifer (album) 135,150+ 230,499+
Gaon physical sales Hello Repackage 95,349+

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010년 가온차트 부문별 Top 100위" [Gaon Chart 2010 Top 100 Charts]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  2. ^ "샤이니, '루시퍼' 음반·음원차트 1위 '올킬'" (in Korean). Baek, Sol-mi. July 20, 2010. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Second Album: Lucifer - Introduce". smtown.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  4. ^ ":: 가온차트와 함께하세요 ::". Gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  5. ^ "SHINee returns to Music Bank with "Hello"". October 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "SHINee presents "Obsession" for "The Warrior’s Way" MV". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  7. ^ "Shinee's Official Homepage". SM Entertainment. July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Shinee's Official Homepage - Hello". SM Entertainment. July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ "New K-POP and J-POP releases". Kevin21over3 at WordPress. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  10. ^ ":: Album Ranking Aggregate (18/07/2010 - 24/07/2010) ::". Gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  11. ^ ":: Album Ranking Aggregate (25/07/2010 - 31/07/2010) ::". Gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  12. ^ ":: Album Ranking Aggregate (17/07/2011 - 23/07/2010) ::". Gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  13. ^ ":: Album Ranking Aggregate (13/09/2010 - 19/09/2010) ::". PHLCHART. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  14. ^ ":: Album Ranking Aggregate (20/09/2010 - 26/09/2010) ::". PHLCHART. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  15. ^ ":: Album Ranking Aggregate (03/10/2010 - 09/10/2010) ::". Gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  16. ^ ":: Album Ranking Aggregate (10/10/2010 - 16/10/2010) ::". Gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  17. ^ ":: Album Ranking Aggregate (17/07/2011 - 23/07/2011) ::". Gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2012-03-23.