Only One (BoA album)

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Only One
Only One.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 July 2012 (2012-07-22)
LabelSM Entertainment
BoA chronology
Hurricane Venus
Only One
Who's Back?
Singles from Only One
  1. "One Dream"
    Released: 18 March 2012
  2. "Only One"
    Released: 22 July 2012
  3. "The Shadow"
    Released: 17 August 2012

Only One is the seventh Korean language studio album (fifteenth overall) by South Korean recording artist BoA, released in South Korea on 22 July 2012 by SM Entertainment. BoA composed the title track of the album, a first in her twelve-year career.[1]

Background and release[edit]

On 16 July 2012 SM Entertainment announced that BoA will be coming back with her seventh Korean album titled Only One, two years after the release of her sixth album Hurricane Venus. For the choreography of her title track, "Only One", she enlisted the help of Nappytabs who also contributed on the choreography on her upcoming dance flick Make Your Move 3D. SM Entertainment also announced that BoA will be promoting the album via her own comeback show BoA 4354. The number represents the days BoA has been in the entertainment industry.[2]

The album has two editions: regular and limited.[3][4] Along with the album, fans can order different bundles that come with a photobook and/or poster. However, the album only became available in the Philippines after almost a year of release on 5 July 2013.

Chart performance and sales[edit]

The title track "Only One" was released digitally on 22 July 2012. It entered the K-pop Billboard Hot 100 at number 12 and peaked at number 2 on its fourth week. It remained in the top 3 for four weeks.[5] It stayed in the top of the Gaon charts for weeks, and has sold about 2 million singles as of October.[6]

The physical album was released on 25 July 2012 and sold over 28,000 copies on its first six days of release. Since August 2012, the album has sold more than 34,000 copies in total. The album also got more than 934,059 digital downloads according to Gaon Chart.[7] The album is her best selling Korean album so far with the combination of digital and physical sales.

Track listing[edit]

1."Only One"BoABoA3:37
2."The Shadow"BoAKenzie3:20
3."네모난 바퀴 (Hope)"Hongzhi Yu, Kim Tae Sung, T-SK, Miriam Nervo and Olivia NervoNervo4:35
4."Not Over U"Hongzhi Yu, Kim Tae Sung, T-SK, Miriam Nervo and Olivia NervoNervo3:43
5."The Top"Miss Pitt, Karen Ann Poole, Stuart CrichtonStuart Crichton2:37
6."Mayday! Mayday! (너에게 닿기를 간절히 외치다)"her0ism, Alex Geringas, Tommy Lee JamesAlex Geringas, Tommy Lee James3:39
7."One Dream" (feat. Henry of Super Junior-M and Key of SHINee)Palo Alto, Toby Gad, Marty James, Lyrica AndersonToby Gad2:28
8."Only One" (Instrumental)  3:37
9."The Shadow" (Instrumental)  3:20
Total length:30:56


Chart Peak
South Korea Gaon Weekly album chart[7] 2
South Korea Gaon Monthly album chart[7] 6


  1. ^ "BoA to Comeback on July 22 With Self-Penned Track, 'Only One'". Enews World. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  2. ^ "BoA Announces 7th Korean Album "Only One" + Comeback TV Special". Jpopasia. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  3. ^ "BBoA Vol. 7 - Only One (Normal Edition)". Yesasia. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  4. ^ "BoA Vol. 7 - Only One (CD+Photobook) (Limited Edition) + Limited Edition Poster in Tube". YesAsia. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Korea K-pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Gaon Releases chart ranking of August". Allkpop. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  7. ^ a b c "Gaon Chart". 28 August 2012. Archived from the original on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.