T.O.P (Shinhwa album)

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T.O.P.
T.O.P. cover
Studio album by Shinhwa
Released 4 April 1999 (1999-04-04)
Recorded 1999
Genre K-pop
Language Korean
Label SM Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo Man
Shinhwa chronology
Resolver
(1998)
T.O.P
(1999)
Only One
(2000)

T.O.P, is the second studio album of South Korean boy band Shinhwa. It was released on 4 April 1999 by SM Entertainment. The title T.O.P stands for Twinkling Of Paradise.

Tracklisting[edit]

  • Note: Those that are bolded are their singles
  1. Intro
  2. 악동보고서 (Yo!)
  3. T.O.P. (Twinkling of Paradise)
  4. 원 (Cycle)
  5. Nothing
  6. 침묵을 깨고 (Breakin' the Silence)
  7. 소망 (Desire)
  8. To. G
  9. 푸리 (Grief)
  10. Return
  11. 너의 곁에서 (Forever with You)
  12. T.O.P. (Extended Version)
  13. T.O.P. (Edited Version)

Music video[edit]

Shinhwa's music video for T.O.P shows the six boys in white suits with a bright fantasy-like as the back-drop. Yo! was a different music video, with Lee Minwoo, a vocalist, as the a trouble-maker boy who falls in love with a girl, played by Kim Bomi.

Reception[edit]

It garnered much success with T.O.P climbing the charts quickly (debuting at #4 and peaking at #3), follow by Shinwha's second single, Yo!. Shinhwa's second album made a greater impact than their first one as it coincided with the breakup of H.O.T.[1] Although they promoted their first album well, Shinhwa did not do much promotions for their second album and instead, went on working with their third album. Despite the promotions, T.O.P was a success and spent about 24 weeks on the chart before it dropped, one of the very first accomplishments the band achieved.

The second lead track "Yo!" collected seven number one wins on live music programmes, a record it held until "This Love" from their eleventh album The Classic, which won eight first place wins in 2013.[2]

Chart[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
April 19, 1999 April 1999 Monthly Chart 4[3] 144,233[3]
May 1999 Monthly Chart 3[4] 228,989[4]
June 1999 Monthly Chart 9[5] 266,078[5]
July 1999 Monthly Chart 10[6] 310,678[6]
August 1999 Monthly Chart 9[7] 310,678[7]
September 1999 Monthly Chart 22[7] 377,500[7] 24 weeks

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shinhwa KBS Global
  2. ^ Kim, JiYeon (7 June 2013). "Shinhwa Gets Most No. 1 Trophies for a Single Track with ′This Love′". enewsWorld (CJ E&M). Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Album Sales For The Month Of April". MIAK (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Album Sales For The Month Of June". MIAK (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  5. ^ a b "Album Sales For The Month Of June". MIAK (in Korean). Retrieved 2007-10-12. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Album Sales For The Month Of June". MIAK (in Korean). Retrieved 2007-10-12. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b c d "Album Sales For The Month Of August". MIAK (in Korean). Retrieved 2007-10-12. [dead link]

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