Jumping (EP)

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Jumping
Jumpingcd.jpg
From left to right : Kang Jiyoung, Nicole, Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon and Goo Hara.
EP by Kara
Released November 10, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Dance-pop
Length 18:12
Language Korean
Label DSP Entertainment,
M.Net Media
Producer Kim Seung-Soo (Sweetune)
Kara chronology
Kara Best 2007–2010
(2010)
Jumping
(2010)
Girl's Talk
(2010)
Singles from Jumping
  1. "Jumping"
    Released: November 10, 2010

Jumping (Hangul: 점핑) is the fourth mini-album by South Korean girl group, Kara. It consists of five tracks including the lead single "Jumping", which is also a Korean version of the group's second Japanese single. It was released on November 10, 2010[1] by DSP Entertainment.

History[edit]

A teaser photo of Jumping's album cover was released on November 3, 2010 and according to a company official, “Kara’s new album utilizes the optical art concept of black and white geometric patterns, which differs depending on each member’s physical characteristics and image.” He added, “You will see a new and upgraded Kara with these modern, yet chic images.”[2]

Following the release of the group's second Japanese single, DSP Entertainment announced that Kara will also be making a comeback again in South Korea during the same month of the Japanese single's release with a brand-new mini album to be released by November 10, 2010. The album's lead single will be the Korean version of their second Japanese single, "Jumping", allowing the group to promote the same song in both South Korea and Japan at the same time. Despite being promoted at the same time, Kara would be showing 2 different concepts for the song in Korea and Japan.[3]

Promotion[edit]

Kara began their Korean promotions on mid-November, starting on MBC's Music Core on November 21, 2010. The choreography for Jumping was slightly altered to differ from their Japanese promotions. The group also performed 'Burn' as a part of their special comeback performance.

On December 10, the group eventually got their second #1 win on KBS Music Bank for Jumping.[4] Two days after their win in Music Bank, Kara won a #1 Mutizen Award for "Jumping" on SBS Inkigayo's 600th episode.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Song Soo-Yun.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Love Is" Han Jae-Ho, Kim Seung-Soo 3:25
2. "Jumping" (점핑) Han Jae-Ho, Kim Seung-Soo 2:58
3. "Burn" Han Jae-Ho, Kim Seung-Soo 3:30
4. "Binks" Han Jae-Ho, Kim Seung-Soo 3:13
5. "With" Hwang-Hyun 3:28
6. "Jumping (Instrumental)" Han Jae-Ho, Kim Seung-Soo 2:58
Total length: 18:12

Charts[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Gaon physical sales 78,557 [9]
Oricon physical sales 12,885

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Distribution
South Korea November 10, 2010 Digital download DSP Mnet
November 17, 2010 CD
Japan February 23, 2011 Digital download, CD Universal Sigma

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Korean) 점핑 (Jumping) (EP). Mnet. November 10, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  2. ^ (Korean) Kim, Seong-han. 카라, 새앨범 '점핑' 재킷 공개 '성숙미 물씬'!. Nate. November 3, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
  3. ^ (Korean) Kim, Seong-han. ‘컴백초읽기’ 카라 ‘점핑’ 韓日 컨셉 차별화 어떨까 ‘모던 vs 세련’'!. Nate. November 5, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
  4. ^ 카라 ‘점핑’ 뮤직뱅크 1위 폭발 ‘한일 동시 정상 석권 기염!’. "Nate". December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010
  5. ^ 카라 강지영, '점핑' 인기가요 1위에 눈물 왈칵. "Nate". December 12, 2010. Retrieved December 14, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d "Gaon Search - KARA" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  7. ^ "Gaon album chart" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  8. ^ "ジャンピング KARAのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Gaon album chart 2010 + 2011 Sales" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2011-08-11.