Nu ABO (song)

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"Nu ABO"
Single by f(x)
from the album Nu ABO
Released May 4, 2010 (2010-05-04)
Format Digital download
Recorded SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea
Genre Electropop, hip-hop, dance
Length 3:44
Label SM Entertainment, Avex Asia
Writer(s) Thomas Troelsen, Cutfather, Jose Lopez, Engelina Larsen, Yoo Young-jin
Producer(s) Thomas Troelsen, Cutfather, Jose Lopez
f(x) singles chronology
"Chu"
(2009)
"Nu ABO"
(2010)
"Mr. Boogie"
(2010)
Music video
"Nu ABO" on YouTube

Nu ABO (Hangul: Korean: Nu 예삐오; Nu Yeppioh) is the lead single from the mini-album, Nu ABO, by a South Korean quintet pop girl band, f(x). It was released May 4, 2010 in South Korea and distributed by label agency, SM Entertainment. The first promotional performance of the song was made on May 7, 2010, on Music Bank.[1]

Background[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nu ABO is a play on words meaning "New Blood Type": A, B and O are blood types, and if the letters are said in succession, it sounds like "ye-bbi-oh" ("예삐오"). The title is supposed to represent the fact that f(x) is a new group bringing their new talents, implying that they are the "new blood" to the music industry.[original research?]

History[edit]

The song was written by Thomas Troelsen, Cutfather, Mynority Jose Aguirre Lopez, and Engelina Larsen. The Korean lyrics were written by Yoo Young-jin. It was co-produced by Thomas Troelsen, Cutfather, and Mynority Jose Aguirre Lopez.[2] It was released May 4, 2010 in South Korea and distributed by label agency, SM Entertainment as well as Avex Asia.

Promotion[edit]

The first promotional live performance of the song was made on May 7, 2010, on KBS's Music Bank. The music video was released on May 6, 2010.[3]

Reception[edit]

It charted #1 online on Monkey3, Dosirak and Bugs, while it reached #2 on Melon.[4] In the Philippines, it debuted on the #20 spot on the MYX International Top 20 chart and was the group's first single to debut at the said chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "omonatheydidnt: Music Core 080510". Community.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ "네이트 뉴스". News.nate.com. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  3. ^ "omonatheydidnt: f(x) Nu ABO MV to be released on May 6th!". Community.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  4. ^ "f(x)’s Nu ABO is already #1 on the charts". Allkpop.com. 2010-05-05. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 

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