D×D×D

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DxDxD
DxDxD album cover.jpg
Studio album by Shinee
ReleasedJanuary 1, 2016 (2016-01-01) (Japan)
Recorded2015-16
Genre
LanguageJapanese
LabelEMI Records Japan (EMI Records)
ProducerLee Soo Man (executive)
Shinee chronology
Odd
(2015)
DxDxD
(2016)
1 of 1
(2016)
Singles from D×D×D
  1. "Your Number"
    Released: March 11, 2015
  2. "Sing Your Song"
    Released: October 27, 2015
  3. "D×D×D"
    Released: December 13, 2015

D×D×D (pronounced "D D D") is the fourth Japanese studio album by South Korean boy band Shinee. It was released on January 1, 2016, in Japan by Universal Music Japan sub label EMI Records. The album features three previously released singles, "Your Number", "Sing Your Song" and the Japanese version of previous Korean single "View", and one new single "DxDxD".[1] This album reached the No.1 spot on the Oricon weekly chart,[2] holding the spot for three weeks continuously, and they were also the first artist to top the Oricon charts in 2016,[3] since their previous Japanese album I'm Your Boy.

Background and release[edit]

D×D×D is the fourth Japanese album released by Shinee. It was released in three versions: a limited CD+Blu-ray edition "A", a limited CD+DVD edition "B" and a regular edition. Both limited editions were housed in a digipack and a slipcase and came with 48-page photobooklet (type A), a trading card (one of five) and a special event application sheet. The Blu-ray of limited edition A, in addition to the music videos and making-ofs, also included a high-resolution (48 kHz / 24bit) recording of the album. The regular edition came with a 28-page photobooklet (type B) and a special event application sheet. The album includes all tracks from the group's last two Japanese singles "Sing Your Song" and "Your Number", a Japanese version of their Korean track "View", and seven new songs.[4]

The Fourth Japan Tour[edit]

Shinee World 2016 is the fourth Japan nationwide concert tour by South Korean boy group Shinee to promote their fourth Japanese studio album. The tour kicked off in Fukuoka on January 30, 2016, and ended in Hokkaido on April 24, 2016, with a total of 16 concerts in 8 cities.

After the wide success of their first two-day Tokyo Dome stage March 2015, Shinee returned with a more formal dome tour as part of the Japan Arena Tour, at Kyocera Dome on May 14 and 15, 2016, and were back to Tokyo Dome on the 18th and 19th of the same month.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."D×D×D"Hidenori Tanaka (agehasprings)Kevin Charge, Ricky Hanley, Hide Nakamura, Yumiko Okada3:27
2."Wishful Thinking"Koaru KamiAndreas Öberg, Daniel Caesar, Ludwig Lindell (Caesar & Loui)3:12
3."Wanted"Sara SakuraiChristian Fast, Didrik Thott, Henrik Nordenback3:17
4."Boys Will be Boys"Kanata OkajimaErik Lidbom3:58
5."View" (Japanese version)Sara SakuraiGreg Bonnick, Hayden Chapman, Ryan S. Jhun, Adrian McKinnon3:13
6."Your Number"Junji IshiwatariChris Meyer, Kevin Charge4:19
7."Good Good Feeling"Sara SakuraiChris Meyer, Kevin Charge3:46
8."Photograph"Junji IshiwatariRicky Hanley, Rob Derbyshire3:14
9."Sweet Surprise"Junji IshiwatariAndreas Öberg, Andreas Stone Johansson, Steven Lee3:35
10."Sing Your Song"Junji IshiwatariAndreas Öberg, Carlos Okabe, Michael Lee Cheung (MLC)4:05
11."Moon Drop"Sara SakuraiChris Meyer, Shunsuke Harada3:40
12."Love"Sara SakuraiKenzie4:22

Sales[edit]

The album sold 44, 921 copies in its first week.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SHINee Official Japanese Website".
  2. ^ "SHINeeのアルバム売上ランキング". ORICON STYLE.
  3. ^ "AllKpop Article".
  4. ^ "DxDxD (album)".
  5. ^ "Oricon Charts article".