Perfection (EP)

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Perfection
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EP by Super Junior-M
Released 25 February 2011
29 April 2011 (repackaged)
Recorded December 2010 at SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea
Length 24:14
Language Mandarin
Label SM / Avex / UR
Producer Lee Soo Man
Super Junior-M chronology
Super Girl
(2009)Super Girl2009
Perfection
(2011)
Break Down
(2013)Break Down2013
Singles from Perfection
  1. "太完美 (Perfection)"
    Released: February 25, 2011
"Perfection"
Single by Super Junior-M
Released 2011 February 23
Format Digital download
Recorded December 2010 at SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea
Length 3:26
Label SM
Songwriter(s) Huang Tsuyin (Chinese lyrics)
Lee Won Geun (Korean lyrics)
Sigvardt, Troelsen (music)
Producer(s) Lee Soo Man
Super Junior-M singles chronology
"'Blue Tomorrow'"
(2009)
"Perfection"
(2011)
"'Break Down'"
(2013)
Blue Tomorrow
(2009)
Perfection
(2011)
Break Down
(2013)

Perfection (Chinese: 太完美; pinyin: Tàiwánměi) is the second extended play and third overall release by Mandopop boy band Super Junior-M. It was released in Taiwan on 25 February 2011 by Avex Taiwan, to be followed by other Asian countries in March 2011. This is the group's second EP right after Super Girl in 2009 and their first release not to include Han Geng, but instead include two additional members from the main group, Super Junior: Sungmin and Eunhyuk.[1]

The teaser photos of the group for the EP was released on Avex Taiwan's homepage on 12 February 2011. The lead single and title track, "Perfection" (which was written by the songwriters behind TVXQ's "Mirotic", BoA's "Eat You Up" and f(x)'s "Nu ABO") premiered for airplay on Hit Fm Taiwan on 14 February 2011. The music video teaser was unveiled on 14 February 2011 on SM's YouTube Channel, followed by the music video on 21 February 2011.

The EP was repackaged on April 2011 with a new track and Korean versions of the EP's songs. The Korean version of the title track was included as a bonus track in Super Junior's fifth studio album, "Mr. Simple".[2]

The two main songs Perfection and Destiny have been released in multiple languages. Perfection has been released in Mandarin, Korean, and Japanese while Destiny was released in both Mandarin and Japanese.[3]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Translation Length
1. "태완미" (Korean Edition and repacked only) Lee Won-geun Mikkel Remee Sigvardt, Thomas Troelsen Too perfect (Perfection) 3:27
2. "太完美 (Tàiwánměi)" Huang Tsu-yin Mikkel Remee Sigvardt, Thomas Troelsen Too perfect (Perfection) 3:27
3. "命運線 (Mìngyùn Xiàn)" Liu Yuan Jin-hwan Kim Destiny's line (Destiny) 4:48
4. "幸福微甜 (Xìngfú Wēi Tián)" Vincent Fang Jay Chou Blissful sweet (Love is Sweet) 4:34
5. "表白 (Biǎobái)" (Henry solo) Henry Lau, Neo Gen Rong Aaron Kleinstub, Ryan M. Tedder, Henry Lau, Feleke Ross, DM Confession (Off My Mind) 3:40
6. "True Love" Zhou Mi Carl Utbult, Fredrik Hult   4:14
7. "吹一樣的風 (Chuī Yīyàng De Fēng)" (remake of Super Junior's 사랑이 이렇게) Zhou Weijie Squeak Jackson, Stephen Beckham Blowing like the wind (My All is In You) 3:33
8. "西風的話 (Xīfēng De Huà)" (The folk song of Taiwan, only released in the Repackaged Version.)     The Whisper of West Wind 3:33

Release date[edit]

Digital copies were released in Taiwan and South Korea on the 25 February 2011. CD copies will be released in Taiwan on 4 March 2011, and in South Korea on the 3 March 2011.

Japanese version of the album[edit]

The Japanese version of the EP contains Japanese versions of "Perfection" and "Destiny". It was released August 24, 2011 under Avex Trax in Japan and sold 16,000 units on its first week of release in the country, debuting and peaking at #5 in the Oricon charts. This version of the album has a different cover. It sold approximately 20,000 copies in Japan, charting for four weeks in the Oricon Weekly Albums Chart.[4]

Music video for Perfection[edit]

The Perfection music video was released on separate dates on SM Entertainment's YouTube account, but the Chinese version has been constantly taken down due to minor typing errors in the subtitles of the early videos - the subtitle was displayed in mostly Traditional Chinese characters but a few lines also had some Simplified Chinese characters mixed in with the traditional characters. The latest video was put up on February 28, 2011 with all of the Chinese characters in the subtitles fixed into traditional Chinese characters.

The music video features all members of Super Junior M. However, the video only shows limited appearances of Choi Siwon during most of the video, due to his inability to learn the choreography partly because of a busy acting schedule for Athena: Goddess of War.

Album sales[edit]

In Taiwan, "Perfection" has sold over 60,000 copies, making Super Junior M, the bestselling South Korean artist in Taiwan for 2011. The album was heavily promoted in Taiwan during 2011, due to the group's "long stay" of two months in Taiwan to study Mandarin and to accommodate the filming of Skip Beat! for Super Junior M members, Siwon and Donghae. The "long stay" allowed them to frequently appear and promote in Taiwan, which stimulated sales. Additional factors for the album's success in Taiwan included the fact that the pronunciation of "too perfect" in Mandarin was similar to that of "Taiwan is beautiful" and "Taiwanese girl" in Mandarin.[5]

Chart[edit]

Album Chart[edit]

Korea Version

Country Chart Peak Position Ref
South Korea
Gaon Weekly Chart
2
[6]
South Korea
Gaon Monthly Chart
4
[7]
South Korea
Gaon Yearly Chart
38
[8]

Sales[edit]

Gaon Monthly Album Chart
Year Month Perfection 太完美 Perfection 太完美 (repackaged edition)
Sales Cumulative sales Sales Cumulative sales
2011 February 16,655 16,655
March 18,345 35,000
April 2,973 37,973 18,800 18,800
May 5,988 24,788
2014 January 120 120
March 173 333
Total 63,094+

Release history[edit]

Region Date Distributing Label
Taiwan February 25, 2011 Avex Taiwan
South Korea February 28, 2011 SM Entertainment
Hong Kong March 4, 2011 Avex Asia
China April 2011 SM Entertainment
Philippines July 30, 2011 Universal Records
Japan August 24, 2011 Avex Trax

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