Mamacita (Super Junior album)

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Mamacita
Super Junior Mamacita (A Ver.).jpg
Mamacita version A album cover
Studio album by Super Junior
Released29 August 2014 (2014-08-29)
RecordedJune–August 2014 at SM Studios, Seoul, South Korea
GenreK-pop, neo soul, R&B, jazz-pop
Length37:44
LanguageKorean
LabelSM Entertainment
Super Junior chronology
Hero
(2013)
Mamacita
(2014)
Devil
(2015)
Singles from Mamacita
  1. "Mamacita"
    Released: 29 August 2014
  2. "This Is Love"
    Released: 23 October 2014
  3. "Evanesce"
    Released: 27 October 2014

Mamacita is the seventh Korean studio album (eighth overall) of South Korean boy band Super Junior. It was released on September 1, 2014, by SM Entertainment and was released online on August 29, 2014. This is their first Korean album since the 2012 release Sexy, Free & Single.

The album features 10 members, marking the return of members Leeteuk and Heechul after their mandatory military service. It features the vocals of Yesung in some songs, who was in mandatory military service during the production of the album.

Background[edit]

The group went on hiatus for two years and one month while waiting for their leader, Leeteuk who was serving in mandatory military service. In 2013 and the beginning of 2014 the sub-units Super Junior-M and Donghae & Eunhyuk actively worked on their own albums and touring, while the full group successfully completed their World Tour Super Show 5 and achieved some accolades and records overseas.

With the discharge of Leeteuk coming sooner, the members of the group started to hint they were recording a new album and also some of them updated their SNS with pictures in the recording studio. A week before the discharge of Leeteuk, they also uploaded a picture of the full group rehearsing together, causing great excitement. One of the pictures revealed that the famous choreographer Tony Testa was working with them.

It was announced in August 2014 that the group would be making their comeback later that month with a full album and new world tour Super Show 6. The title of the album was revealed, increasing the anticipation, with around forty teaser images released in the following days. Finally the group released an image video teaser with a Western storyline, a music video teaser showcasing parts of the choreography and the chorus of the song and a Highlight Medley of the studio album.

Production & Composition[edit]

The album is full of new sounds, different beats, old school R&B and Pop. It was revealed that Teddy Riley, Jason J. Lopez and Yoo Young Jin worked on the title track, which is described as an "urban new jack swing track with an Indian percussion base and piano melody that is reminiscent of a DJ remix."[1]

The album has a total of 10 songs, and features composers Don Spike, Team One Sound and Hitchhiker. Member Donghae contributed music and lyrics to the song 'Shirt,' and also 'Islands' which is about the group's friendship and loyalty.[2] Member Siwon also wrote the lyrics to ‘Don’t Leave Me’, which was found on the repackaged album.

Promotion[edit]

Release[edit]

Super Junior held a press conference at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Gangnam, Seoul on August 28, 2014[3] with 200 reporters in attendance.[citation needed] A few hours later the official music video was dropped reaching one million views in less than 9 hours and two million views in less than 22 hours. On the Chinese site YinYueTai Super Junior became the second group on achieve a perfect 100.00 score for the music video (Super Junior-M's Swing music video, being the first one).

On August 29 at 00:00 (KST) the album was dropped in digital format in South Korea. Over the next few days, the album also became available through iTunes for oversea fans. The physical version of the album was available for pre-order a week before and became sold out in Synnara Store. On September 1 the album hit the stores and peaked at #1 in charts right away, despite a controversy with an error in the second print run of the album.

Live Performance[edit]

The group made their comeback performance on the Korean music show Music Bank with the songs "Shirt" and "Mamacita" on August 29 and kept promotions going on Music Core, Inkigayo and M! Countdown. On September 10 the group did two fan signing events at different locations in Seoul.

Super Show 6[edit]

Super Junior kicked off their third World Tour on September 19 at Seoul. The tickets for the first dates in their hometown were sold out in just 9 minutes, and the group celebrated their 100th concert on September 21. They also confirmed five stops in Japan as well, in Tokyo Dome and Osaka Dome.

Critical Reception[edit]

Billboard released an article about Super Junior's new album highlighting the experimental variety of music styles. The website Critical Kpop also named 'Mamacita' a front-runner for album of the year in the 2014's K-Pop industry, praising it as "Every song on Mamacita fits seamlessly together, and more revealing, every song on Mamacita is better for being included together, in this smooth, sophisticated, funky package. Now that's an album". Allkpop also praised the album writing that composers "crafted a pretty masterful piece of work here" and giving them a 9,0 score overall.

Commercial Performance[edit]

The album hit the #1 spot on Hanteo chart, making it the best selling of the week with more than 65,000 copies sold. It became #1 on iTunes in many countries such as HongKong, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand and placed in the Top 10 in many countries such as Japan, Indonesia and México. The album topped Billboard's Album World Chart with just three days of sales, selling 1,000+ copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Super Junior also ranked high in other domestic charts in Asia, coming in at #1 on KKBOX Weekly chart in Taiwan and Hong Kong, #2 on Tower Records chart and #3 on Oricon charts, Japan.

Track listing[edit]

Version A and Version B
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Mamacita" (아야야; Ayaya)Yoo Young-jinDOM, Yoo Young-jin, Lee Hyunseung, J.SOL, Teddy Riley3:27
2."Midnight Blues" (춤을 춘다; Chumeul Chunda)Shin Jinhye, Lee YoojinJason Gill, Curtis Richa, Emanuel Olsson4:21
3."Evanesce" (백일몽; Baegilmong)MisfitDOM, Kim Taesung, Andrew Choi, Teddy Riley3:44
4."Raining Spell for Love" (사랑이 멎지 않게; Sarang-i Meotji Ankyeo)Jung JuheeDOM, lee Hyunseung, J.SOL, Teddy Riley3:22
5."Shirt"Lee Donghae, Team One SoundLee Donghae,Team One Sound3:28
6."This Is Love"Kim Jiwon, Cho YoonkyungKim Jihu, Park Seulgi, Lola Fair, Nermin Harambasic3:49
7."Let's Dance"Seo Ji-eumIm Kwangwook, Ylva Dimberg, Nermin Harambasic3:45
8."Too Many Beautiful Girls"Kim Inhyung, Shin Jinhye, Lee SeuranChris Young, Andy Jackson3:20
9."Mid-season" (환절기; Hwanjeolgi)Hwang HyunHwang Hyun4:01
10."Islands"Seo Ji-eum, Lee Yoojin, Cho YoonkyungRicky Hanley, Alex Holmgren, Andreas Stone Johansson4:27
Total length:37:44

Personnel[edit]

Credit for Mamacita are adapted from the album.

Chart[edit]

Album Chart[edit]

Mamacita

Country Chart Peak
position
Ref
South Korea Gaon Album Chart (Domestic) 1
Gaon Album Chart (General) 1
Japan Oricon Daily Album Charts (Western Albums) 3
Hong Kong Metro International Chart 18
US Billboard World Albums 1 [4]
Heatseekers Album 39

Single Charts[edit]

Mamacita

Country Chart Song Peak
position
South Korea Gaon Digital Chart (General) Mamacita 11
Gaon Digital Chart (Domestic) 10
Gaon Social Chart 15
Gaon Streaming Chart 43
Gaon Mobile Chart 22
China Baidu Real Time King Chart (General) 2
Baidu Real Time King Chart 2[5]
Baidu New Song Chart 3
U.S. World Digital Songs 4[6]

Others Songs Charted

Country Chart Song Peak
position
China Baidu Real Time King Chart Midnight Blues 10
Baidu Real Time King Chart Shirt 4
Baidu Real Time King Chart Evanesce 13
Baidu Real Time King Chart This Is Love 15
Baidu Real Time King Chart Let's Dance 21
Baidu Real Time King Chart Too Many Beautiful Girls 19
Baidu Real Time King Chart Raining Spell For Love 17
Baidu Real Time King Chart Mid-Seasons 20
Baidu Real Time King Chart Island 16
Baidu New Song Chart Midnight Blues 15
Baidu New Song Chart Shirt 21
Baidu New Song Chart Evanesce 28
Baidu New Song Chart This Is Love 30

MV Charts[edit]

Mamacita

Country Chart Song Peak
position
Ref
China Yinyuetai Real Time Chart Mamacita (Full Version) 1
Yinyuetai Weekly Chart Mamacita (Full Version) 1 [7]
Yinyuetai Real Time Chart Mamacita (Drama Version) 2
Yinyuetai Weekly Chart Mamacita (Drama Version) 2 [8]
US Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America - August 2014 Mamacita 2
International Most Viewed K-Pop Videos Around the World - August 2014 Mamacita 1

Album sales[edit]

Gaon Monthly Album Chart, South Korea
Year Month Mamacita This Is Love (Repackaged Edition) Ref
Sales Accumulative sales Sales Accumulative sales
2014 September 237,646 237,646 [9]
October 32,728 270,354 114,216 114,216 [10]
November 28,644 142,860 [11]
December 265,781 655 143,515 [12]
Total 409,296 [12]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Distributing label
South Korea August 29, 2014
September 1, 2014 (Version A)
September 12, 2014 (Version B)
October 23, 2014 (Special Edition)
October 27, 2014 (Special Edition)
Digital download
CD
CD
Digital download
CD
KT Music
Taiwan December 24, 2014 (Special Edition) CD + DVD Avex Trax

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2014 Golden Disk Awards Disk Bonsang Mamacita Won
Mnet Asian Music Award Album of the Year Nominated [13]
Daesang Award Nominated
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Won
Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Artist of the Year (Album) - 3rd Quarter Won [14]
Artist of the Year (Album) - 4th Quarter This Is Love Won
IFPI (Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award) Best Sales Releases (Japanese and Korean) Mamacita Won
This Is Love Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Junior Suits Up in New "Mamacita" Teaser Images". soompi. August 24, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Ghim, Sora (August 28, 2014). "Super Junior To Release 7th Album August 29 At Midnight". bntnews. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Super Junior return as 'real men'". koreaherald. August 28, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Super Junior's 'Mamacita' tops Billboard's World Albums chart". allkpop. 4 September 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Baidu Real Time King Chart". Baidu. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Super Junior's 'Mamacita' ranks #1 on YinYueTai's weekly MV chart". allkpop. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Yinyuetai Weekly Chart". Yinyuetai. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Gaon Album Chart (September, 2014)". Gaon Album Chart. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Gaon Album Chart (October, 2014)". Gaon Album Chart. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Gaon Album Chart (November, 2014)". Gaon Album Chart. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart (2014)". Gaon Album Chart. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  13. ^ "2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards" (in Korean). Mwave. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  14. ^ "Winners from the 4th Gaon Chart K-POP Awards". koreaboo.com. 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2015-01-28.

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