2 Cool 4 Skool

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2 Cool 4 Skool
2cool4skoolalbumcover.jpg
Single album by
ReleasedJune 13, 2013 (2013-06-13)
Recorded2013
Genre
Length27:13
LanguageKorean
LabelBig Hit
Producer
BTS chronology
2 Cool 4 Skool
(2013)
O!RUL8,2?
(2013)
Singles from 2 Cool 4 Skool
  1. "No More Dream"
    Released: June 13, 2013
  2. "We Are Bulletproof pt. 2"
    Released: June 13, 2013

2 Cool 4 Skool is the debut single album by South Korean boy band BTS. It was released on June 12, 2013.[1] The single album consists of nine tracks including two hidden tracks, with "No More Dream" as the lead single. The group also promoted another track "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" from the album together with the lead single.

Background and release[edit]

On May 21, 2013 Big Hit Entertainment launched a countdown clock[2] on BTS website and uploaded a debut trailer[3] on May 26 on YouTube in preparations for BTS' debut album, 2 Cool 4 Skool and comeback promotions. It featured hip-hop beat with requisite deep voice over raps with the caption "Finally BTS will make their debut!" which packs a punch for a debut trailer.[4] The image teasers of the confirmed members[5] as well as concept photo of the album[6] was then released on their official Facebook page. Big Hit Entertainment revealed the track list[7] for this upcoming album on their official Twitter account. They also released the design and details of the physical album which it will be accompanied with its photobook and postcard.[8] They later released the first teaser, revealing that "No More Dream" would be their title track.[9]

Music videos[edit]

The music video for "No More Dream" was released on June 11, 2013[10] ahead of BTS debut showcase. "No More Dream" dance version was later released on June 16, 2013[11] in the middle of the group's promotion on music programs. The music video for "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" was then released on July 16, 2013[12] for the group's further follow-up promotions. All the dance was choreographed by Son Sungdeuk while both "No More Dream" and "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" music videos were directed by Zanybros.[13]

Promotions[edit]

The group held a press conference and debut showcase on Jun 12, 2013, performing "No More Dream" and "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2",[14] marked their unofficial debut stage in South Korea music industry. BTS later made a successful debut stage on June 13[15] on Mnet's M Countdown marked the start of their promotion of the album on various South Korea music programs. Much later in 2015, BTS held a special concert[16] in support of the album. 2015 BTS Live Trilogy Episode I: BTS Begins was held for two days at Olympic Hall starting from March 28, 2015 with BTS performing songs from 2 Cool 4 Skool & O!RUL8,2? albums.

Commercial performance[edit]

BTS entered Billboard World Digital Songs for the first time with lead single, "No More Dream" at number 14[17] on June 29, 2013. The song stayed on the chart for three consecutive weeks. 2 Cool 4 Skool peaked at number 5[18] on week 31 Gaon Weekly Album Chart during "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" promotion. After one and half month of its release, the album peaked at number 10[19] on July Gaon Monthly Album Chart. It was the sixty-fifth[20] best-selling album of South Korea Gaon Album Chart in 2013.

Track listing[edit]

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database, unless otherwise noted.[21]

No.TitleWriter(s)ProducerLength
1."Intro: 2 Cool 4 Skool" (featuring DJ Friz) Supreme Boi1:03
2."We Are Bulletproof Pt.2"
Pdogg3:45
3."Skit: Circle Room Talk" Pdogg2:11
4."No More Dream"
  • Pdogg
  • "Hitman" Bang
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
  • Supreme Boi
Pdogg3:42
5."Interlude: WINGS" Slow Rabbit0:52
6."좋아요" (Joayo / I Like It)
  • Slow Rabbit
  • RM
  • SUGA
  • J-Hope
Slow Rabbit3:51
7."Outro: Circle Room Cypher"
Pdogg5:21
Total length:20:44
Physical album
No.TitleWriter(s)ProducerLength
8."Skit: On the Start Line"RM"hitman" bang2:33
9."길" (Gil / Path)
  • RM
  • J-Hope
  • SUGA
  • "hitman" bang
  • Pdogg
  • RM
  • J-Hope
  • SUGA
  • "hitman" bang
  • Pdogg
3:48
Total length:27:13

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Sales
South Korea (Gaon) 168,119+ [28]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea June 12, 2013 CD, digital download Big Hit Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Various Digital download

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ a b "Billboard World Digital Songs: Week June 29". Billboard Charts. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  18. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart: Week 31 of 2013". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
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  24. ^ "Gaon Yearly Chart: 2015". gaonchart.co.kr (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  25. ^ "Gaon Yearly Chart: 2016". gaonchart.co.kr (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
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  27. ^ "Gaon Yearly Chart: 2018". gaonchart.co.kr (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  28. ^ Gaon Chart Sales:

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