T (TVXQ album)

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T
Studio album by Tohoshinki
Released January 22, 2008
(see Release history)
Recorded 2007
Genre J-pop, R&B, dance-pop, hip hop, electronic
Label Rhythm Zone
Tohoshinki chronology
Five in the Black
(2007)
T
(2008)
Mirotic
(2008)
Singles from T
  1. "Lovin' You"
    Released: June 13, 2007
  2. "Summer (Summer Dream/Song for You/Love in the Ice)"
    Released: August 1, 2007
  3. "Shine/Ride On"
    Released: September 19, 2007
  4. "Forever Love"
    Released: November 14, 2007
  5. "Together"
    Released: December 19, 2007
  6. "Purple Line"
    Released: January 16, 2008

T is the third Japanese studio album (sixth overall) by South Korean pop group Tohoshinki, released on January 22, 2008 by Rhythm Zone. It at #4 on the Oricon weekly charts. The album's biggest competition in sales was with Zard's "Zard Request Best: Beautiful Memory", the last album after its lead vocalist Izumi Sakai's death in 2007.

According to the members, the "T" stands for several things, such as "Tohoshinki", "Title", "Third" album, "Top" and "Try".[1] It could also stand for "Trick/Trust" and the group's "Teamwork". A week before the album's release, the single " Purple Line" had debuted and reached #1 in Oricon weekly sales.

The management played a different strategy to promote the album by splitting the members into teams which travelled separately to different cities in Japan for a week and appeared on radio shows and TV programs.

The song "Kiss したまま、さよなら" was specially composed and written by members Micky Yoochun and Hero Jaejoong, included only in 2CD+2DVD version. The song Trick is a song that is a mix of 5 songs (released after the album), each dedicated to a separate member. The first letter in the following five singles spell out the name 'Trick'.

Music videos[edit]

Several songs in the album were singles previously released which had associated music videos, however not all are included in the DVD of the album. List of songs with PVs, in order of release:

Track listing[edit]

CD version only[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Trick"   H.u.b AKIRA 4:27
2. "No?"   H.u.b Dane Deviller, Sean Hosein, Steve Smith, Anthony Anderson, Ibrahim Lakhani 3:44
3. "Purple Line"   Ryoji Sonoda, Yoo Young-jin Yoo Han-jin, Yoo Young-jin, JJ650 3:15
4. "Forever Love"   Ryoji Sonoda Fujiya Ichiro 5:57
5. "Summer Dream"   H.u.b Tatta Works 4:57
6. "Ride on"   H.u.b Philippe-Marc Anquetil, Christopher Lee-Joe, Iain James Farquharson 3:28
7. "Darkness Eyes"   Ryoji Sonoda Tommy Henriksen 3:46
8. "Lovin' You"   H.u.b Sakai Mikio 5:52
9. "Rainbow"   H.u.b N.Davidovich, H.Nadal, Darrell Pittman 3:35
10. "Shine"   H.u.b Reo 4:32
11. "Last Angel (Tohoshinki Version)"   Koda Kumi, H.u.b Negin, Lira, Gustafsson 3:46
12. "Clap!"   H.u.b Figge Boström 3:15
13. "Love in the Ice"   Ryoji Sonoda Daisuke Suzuki 5:27
14. "Forever Love (A cappella version)"   Ryoji Sonoda Fujiya Ichiro 2:57
15. "Lovin' You: Haru's "Deep Water" Mix"   H.u.b Sakai Mikio 5:24
16. "Together" (Bonus Track) H.u.b Hara Hiroaki 5:21

CD + DVD version[edit]

2 CD + 2 DVD version[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Japan January 22, 2008 Rhythm Zone
Hong Kong January 30, 2008 Avex Asia
South Korea SM Entertainment
China February 2008 Polydor China

Charts and sales[edit]

Oricon sales charts (Japan) [2][edit]

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
January 23, 2008 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 2 30,003
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 4 52,273 38+
Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 30 52,273
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 98,459

Korea foreign albums & singles chart[edit]

Release Chart Position Sales Total
January 30, 2008 January Monthly Chart [3] 1 21,412
February 29, 2008 February Monthly Chart [4] 6 26,983
March 31, 2008 March Monthly Chart [5] 12 29,161

Singles included in album[edit]

Date Title Chart position
2007-06-13 "Lovin' You" 2
2007-08-01 "Summer: Summer Dream/Song for You/Love in the Ice" 2
2007-09-19 "Shine/Ride On" 2
2007-11-14 "Forever Love" 4
2007-12-09 "Together" 3
2008-01-16 "Purple Line" 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mashup! 音王 MUSIO Interview 1/15/08
  2. ^ Oricon Style
  3. ^ 무제 문서
  4. ^ 무제 문서
  5. ^ 무제 문서