Mamacita (Super Junior album)
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Mamacita version A album cover
|Studio album by Super Junior|
|Released||29 August 2014|
|Recorded||June–August 2014 at SM Studios, Seoul, South Korea|
|Genre||K-pop, neo soul, R&B, jazz-pop|
|Super Junior chronology|
|Singles from Mamacita|
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.
- 1 Background
- 2 Production & Composition
- 3 Promotion
- 4 Critical Reception
- 5 Commercial Performance
- 6 Track listing
- 7 Personnel
- 8 Chart
- 9 Album sales
- 10 Release history
- 11 Awards
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
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
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."
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. Member Siwon also wrote the lyrics to ‘Don’t Leave Me’, which was found on the repackaged album.
Super Junior held a press conference at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Gangnam, Seoul on August 28, 2014 with 200 reporters in attendance. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
|Version A and Version B|
|1.||"Mamacita" (아야야; Ayaya)||Yoo Young-jin||DOM, Yoo Young-jin, Lee Hyunseung, J.SOL, Teddy Riley||3:27|
|2.||"Midnight Blues" (춤을 춘다; Chumeul Chunda)||Shin Jinhye, Lee Yoojin||Jason Gill, Curtis Richa, Emanuel Olsson||4:21|
|3.||"Evanesce" (백일몽; Baegilmong)||Misfit||DOM, Kim Taesung, Andrew Choi, Teddy Riley||3:44|
|4.||"Raining Spell for Love" (사랑이 멎지 않게; Sarang-i Meotji Ankyeo)||Jung Juhee||DOM, lee Hyunseung, J.SOL, Teddy Riley||3:22|
|5.||"Shirt"||Lee Donghae, Team One Sound||Lee Donghae,Team One Sound||3:28|
|6.||"This Is Love"||Kim Jiwon, Cho Yoonkyung||Kim Jihu, Park Seulgi, Lola Fair, Nermin Harambasic||3:49|
|7.||"Let's Dance"||Seo Ji-eum||Im Kwangwook, Ylva Dimberg, Nermin Harambasic||3:45|
|8.||"Too Many Beautiful Girls"||Kim Inhyung, Shin Jinhye, Lee Seuran||Chris Young, Andy Jackson||3:20|
|9.||"Mid-season" (환절기; Hwanjeolgi)||Hwang Hyun||Hwang Hyun||4:01|
|10.||"Islands"||Seo Ji-eum, Lee Yoojin, Cho Yoonkyung||Ricky Hanley, Alex Holmgren, Andreas Stone Johansson||4:27|
|This Is Love (Special Edition)|
|1.||"This Is Love" (Stage Version)||Kim Jiwon, Cho Yoonkyung||Kim Ji Hu, Park Seulgi, Lola Fair, Nermin Harambasic||4:07|
|2.||"Hit Me Up"||Teddy Riley, DOM, Lee Hyun Seung||3:24|
|3.||"Mamacita" (아야야)||Yoo Young-jin||DOM, Yoo Young-jin, Lee Hyunseung, J.SOL, Teddy Riley||3:27|
|4.||"Midnight Blues" (춤을 춘다)||Shin Jinhye, Lee Yoojin||Jason Gill, Curtis Richa, Emanuel Olsson||4:21|
|5.||"Don't Leave Me"||Choi Siwon、Iconic Sounds||Choi Siwon、220, Iconic Sounds||3:41|
|6.||"...ing" (중) (Super Junior-K.R.Y.)||Park Chang Hyun||Park Chang Hyun||4:16|
|7.||"Evanesce" (백일몽)||Misfit||DOM, Kim Taesung, Andrew Choi, Teddy Riley||3:44|
|8.||"Raining Spell for Love" (사랑이 멎지 않게)||Jung Juhee||DOM, lee Hyunseung, J.SOL, Teddy Riley||3:22|
|9.||"Shirt"||Lee Donghae, Team One Sound||Lee Donghae,Team One Sound||3:28|
|10.||"Let's Dance"||Seo Ji-eum||Im Kwangwook, Ylva Dimberg, Nermin Harambasic||3:45|
|11.||"Too Many Beautiful Girls"||Kim Inhyung, Shin Jinhye, Lee Seuran||Chris Young, Andy Jackson||3:20|
|12.||"Mid-season" (환절기)||Hwang Hyun||Hwang Hyun||4:01|
|13.||"Islands"||Seo Ji-eum, Lee Yoojin, Cho Yoonkyung||Ricky Hanley, Alex Holmgren, Andreas Stone Johansson||4:27|
Credit for Mamacita are adapted from the album.
|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|||
|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|
|Baidu New Song Chart||3|
|U.S.||World Digital Songs||4|
Others Songs Charted
|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|
|China||Yinyuetai Real Time Chart||Mamacita (Full Version)||1|
|Yinyuetai Weekly Chart||Mamacita (Full Version)||1|||
|Yinyuetai Real Time Chart||Mamacita (Drama Version)||2|
|Yinyuetai Weekly Chart||Mamacita (Drama Version)||2|||
|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|
|Year||Month||Mamacita||This Is Love (Repackaged Edition)||Ref|
|Sales||Accumulative sales||Sales||Accumulative sales|
|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)
|Taiwan||December 24, 2014 (Special Edition)||CD + DVD||Avex Trax|
|2014||Golden Disk Awards||Disk Bonsang||Mamacita||Won|
|Mnet Asian Music Award||Album of the Year||Nominated|||
|Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang||Won|
|Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards||Artist of the Year (Album) - 3rd Quarter||Won|||
|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|
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- This Is Love x Evanesce
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