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 K-pop
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
Alternative cover
Repackage album cover as Hello
Singles from Hello
  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. It was re-released as Hello on October 1, 2010.

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 number 17 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] 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 Bank 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]

Composition[edit]

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]

"Ready or Not" was written and composed by Will Simms, a French music producer who made his debut in SM Entertainment with this song.[7] Risto Asikainen and Setä Tamu also contributed the song and Misfit penned the lyrics.

Singles[edit]

"Lucifer" was written by Yoo Young-jin, who also penned the lyrics of many other songs performed by Shinee.[8] The song's music video was released on July 19, 2010 via the official YouTube channel of SM Entertainment.[9] The group made their comeback on July 23, 2010 on Music Bank.[10] They performed the song live in during the following days on KBS and other broadcasting channels. Minho did not participate in the dances, however, sitting on a chair due to a leg injury[11] which had already delayed the album's release and promotion.[12] A choreography version of the music video was released on YouTube on August 3.[13] The dance was choreographed by Shim Jae-Won (who was previously a member of Black Beat) and Rino Nakasone-Razalan.

The song sold over 374,000 downloads in its first week of release in South Korea, earning the second position on the Gaon Single Weekly Chart. By the end of 2010, "Lucifer" had been downloaded 1,429,985 times, and went on to be downloaded another 779,474 times in 2011 and 181,436 times in the first half of 2012.[citation needed]

"Hello" is a remake of "Holla!" by Mohamed Ali.[citation needed] Its Korean lyrics were written by Kim Eana.[14] The song's music video was released on October 4, 2010 via the official YouTube channel of SM Entertainment.[15] The group gave their first live performance of the song on October 1, 2010 on Music Bank.[16] The featured dance was choreographed by Rino Nakasone-Razalan.[citation needed]

Tracklist[edit]

Credits adapted from the official homepage.[17][18]

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 "iDR" Remedios, Kibwe "12Keyz" Luke, Erin Reid 4:27
5. "욕 (Obsession)"   Jonghyun, Minho John Ho, Sean Alexander, Jimmy Burney 4:08
6. "화살 (Quasimodo)"   Jo In-Hyung Michael Lee 4:08
7. "악 (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. "사.계.후 (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)[19]
Universal Records CD
Japan March 2011 EMI Music Japan CD+DVD

Charts[edit]

Album chart[edit]

Lucifer

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart 1
Gaon Monthly album chart 1
Gaon Yearly album chart 39

Hello

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart 1
Gaon Monthly album chart 5
Gaon Yearly album chart 21

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Album Total
Gaon physical sales Lucifer (album) 241,432+ [20][21][22][23]
Gaon physical sales Hello Repackage

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. ^ "Speaking With Will Simms, Composer Of Exo’s "Wolf" And SNSD’s "I Got A Boy"". seoulbeats.com. June 11, 2013. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Album info, Second album, SHINee, SM Town". SM Entertainment (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ "SHINee(샤이니)_LUCIFER_뮤직비디오(MusicVideo) HD". SM Entertainment. YouTube. July 19, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ "SHINee unleashes Lucifer music video". allkpop.com. July 20, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  11. ^ "SHINee’s Minho injured during Dream Team Season 2 filming again". allkpop. July 8, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  12. ^ "SHINee’s comeback to be delayed after Minho’s ruptured calf muscle". allkpop. July 8, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  13. ^ "SHINee(샤이니) - Lucifer_Dance ver.". SM Entertainment. YouTube. August 3, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  14. ^ "SHINee album: Hello". SM Entertainment. October 4, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  15. ^ "SHINee(샤이니) _ Hello _ MusicVideo". SM Entertainment. YouTube. October 4, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  16. ^ "SHINee returns to Music Bank with "Hello"". allkpop.com. October 1, 2010. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Shinee's Official Homepage". SM Entertainment. July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Shinee's Official Homepage - Hello". SM Entertainment. July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 
  19. ^ "New K-POP and J-POP releases". Kevin21over3 at WordPress. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  20. ^ "Album sales 2011". Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Gaon 2010 Yearly Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Gaon Sales for the month January 2013" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Gaon Chart for the month February 2013" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 

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