Action (EP)

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Action
ActionEPCover.jpg
EP by NU'EST
Released July 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)
Length 14:07
Label
NU'EST chronology
Action
(2012)
Hello
(2013)

Action is the first mini-album by South Korean boy group NU'EST. It was released on July 11, 2012 by Pledis Entertainment and distribuited by LOEN Entertainment.

The EP was a commercial success peaking at number 4 on the Gaon Album Chart. The EP has sold over 20,770 physical copies as of December 2012.

Background and release[edit]

On June 27, 2012, it was announced that NU'EST will make a comeback on Mid-July with a new album. On July 1, the album jacket photo as well as the release date of their new mini-album was revealed. The teaser video for the title track Action was released on YouTube on July 5, and features the members in individually themed settings, with action-filled shots and heart-pounding music;[1] this was followed by another teaser on July 8. The full music video was released on July 10, 2012.[2]

Promotion[edit]

The group made a comeback performance with their title track Action on Mnet's M! Countdown on its July 12 episode.[3] This was followed by a comeback performance on KBS Music Bank, MBC's Music Core and SBS' Inkigayo.

On August 2, 2012, it was announced that the group would conclude promotions for Action and will continue with their third single, Not Over You.[4] The full music video was released on August 12, 2012.

Commercial performance[edit]

Action entered and peaked at number 4 on the Gaon Album Chart on the chart issue dated July 8-14, 2012.[5] In its second week, the album fell to number 16 and to number 54 in its third week.[6][7] In its fourth and final week the EP climbed to number 6.[8]

The EP entered at number 8 on the chart for the month of July 2012, with 15,564 physical copies sold.[9] The EP also charted at number 32 for the month of August with 2,649 copies and at number 100 for the month of September with 659 copies.[10][11] The EP placed at number 73 for the year 2012, with 20,770 copies sold.[12]

On May 2017, five years after its released, the EP re-enter the chart at number 52 with other 4 albums from the group.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Not Over You" Brian Kim Seo Jaeha, Lee Yujin 3:41
2. "Action" VASCO, Jang Jiwon Seo Youngbae, Lee-Gi 3:18
3. "Sandy" WAERMO SAMUEL, Jang Jiwon WAERMO SAMUEL, MUSOH 3:52
4. "Happy Birthday (Baekho solo)" Jeong Yeonseung Jeong Yeonseung 3:16
Total length: 14:07

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Labels
Korea July 11, 2012 CD[15] Pledis Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Worldwide Digital download[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ho, Stewart (6 July 2012). "NU'EST Releases the 'Action' With New Music Video Teaser". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Ho, Stewart (11 July 2012). "NU'EST Releases the 'Action' With New Music Video". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "NU'EST brings "Action" to 'M! Countdown'!". allkpop. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "NU'EST to conclude promotions for "Action" & follow up with "Not Over You"". allkpop. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  6. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  7. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  8. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Archived from the original on 2015-06-08. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  9. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  10. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  11. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  12. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  13. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-26. 
  14. ^ "Album Ranking Aggregate. This links to current week – select the year/month from drop down menu". Gaon Album Charts (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  15. ^ "NU'EST Mini Album Vol. 1 – Action". YesAsia. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Action – EP". iTunes. iTunes Store.