Chapter 4 (g.o.d album)

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Chapter 4
Godchapter4albumcover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 15, 2001
Genre
Length49:14
LabelSidus, Yejeon Media
Producer
g.o.d chronology
Chapter 3
(2000)
Chapter 4
(2001)
Chapter 5: Letter
(2002)

Chapter 4 is the fourth album of South Korean pop music group g.o.d. Released in November 2001, it was the group's second million-selling album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Bold tracks are noted as the promotional track(s) of the album.[2]

No.TitleLyricsMusicTranslated TitleLength
1."Intro"Park Jin-young[a]Park[b] 1:17
2."Road" (길; Gil)Park[a]Park[a] 3:46
3."Again" (다시; Dashi)Park[a]Park[b] 4:43
4."Fool" (바보; Babo)Park[a]Park[a], Bang Si-hyuk[b] 3:57
5."The Place Where You Should Be" (니가 있어야 할 곳; Niga it-eo-ya hal got)Park[a]
  • Park[a]
  • Bae Jin-ryeol (JR Groove)[b]
The Place Where You Need to Be3:40
6."Sad Love" (슬픈 사랑; Seulpeun sarang)Kim Do-hoon[b] (ko) 3:46
7."I Know" (나는 알아; Naneun ara)Park[a]
 4:05
8."You Don't Know" (모르죠; Moreujyo)
Bang[b] 4:20
9."I'm a Man (narration by Kim Jung-eun)" (난 남자가 있어; Nan namjaga it-eo)Park[a]Park[b] 4:05
10."Let's Go (featuring Lim Jeong-hee)" (가자; Gaja)Park[a]Park[b] 4:10
11."134-14"
  • Park Joon-hyung
  • Danny Ahn
  • Yoon Kye-sang
  • Son Ho-young
  • Kim Tae-woo
Ahn[b] 3:28
12."The Reason Why I Can't Leave" (떠나지 못하는 이유; Tteonaji mothaneun iyu)Park[a]Park 4:10
13."Road" (instrumental)   3:46
Total length:49:14
  • ^[a] signifies a producer that has multiple song credits for the album.
  • ^[b] signifies a composer who is also the arranger.

Release and reception[edit]

Chapter 4 sold 1,441,209 copies within a month of its release.[3] Although the total sales figures dipped slightly compared to Chapter 3, Chapter 4 still currently holds the record for the best selling album (not including a repackaged edition) within a month in the history of the Recording Industry Association of Korea and its successor organizations, including the present-day Korea Music Content Industry Association which compiles data for the Gaon Music Chart.[4][5][6]

The album was not only popular and well received by fans, it was the group's most critically acclaimed album to date.[1] It won the Daesang (Grand Prize) for the Album of the Year at the Golden Disc Awards, becoming only the second idol group to win one of the industry's most prestigious awards.[7] "Road" and "The Place Where You Should Be" won successive "Triple Crowns" on Inkigayo and also ranked #1 on Music Camp (predecessor of Show! Music Core).

Various reviews by major newspapers noted that the album displayed a more introspective and mature side of the group, with the album art likewise reflecting a more serious theme compared to that of the third album.[8][9][10] The Korea JoongAng Daily concluded that "with R&B, hip-hop and ballads all blended together, the new release ought to satisfy the band's many fans."[8]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Recipient Award Category Result
2001 Chapter 4 Golden Disc Awards Disc Daesang (Grand Prize) / Album of the Year[11] Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "오빠들이 돌아왔다, god가 다시 거짓말처럼!". 10Asia (Korea Economic Daily) (in Korean). May 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "4집 Chapter 4". Naver Music. Naver. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "2001년 11월 가요음반판매량" (PDF) (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-10-15. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  4. ^ "BTS's "Love Yourself: Her" Sets New Gaon Chart Record In 16 Years With 1.2 Million Albums Sold". Soompi. October 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "방탄소년단, 단일 앨범 120만장 돌파 '대기록'…god 4집 이후 16년만". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). October 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "BTS album 'Love Yourself: Her' sells over 1.2 mln copies". The Korea Herald. October 13, 2017.
  7. ^ "[30th 골든★열전⑧] 미워할 수 없는 국민아이돌..god 편". JoongAng Ilbo. January 11, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Choe, Jae-hee (November 25, 2001). "Well, g.o.d Bless Us All: A Boy Band Returns". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  9. ^ "화려함 대신 그들의 길 찾은 god". The Hankyoreh (in Korean). November 21, 2001.
  10. ^ "[음악]그룹 god 4집 '길' 출시…"우리의 '길'은 계속된다"". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). November 18, 2001.
  11. ^ "골든디스크 대상에 그룹 god의 '길'". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). January 30, 2002.

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