Republic of 2PM

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Republic of 2PM
Republicof2pm-regular.jpeg
Regular edition cover
Studio album by 2PM
Released November 30, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop, dance-pop
Length 42:50
Language Japanese
Label Ariola Japan
2PM chronology
Hands Up
(2011)
Republic of 2PM
(2011)
2PM Best ~2008–2011 in Korea~
(2012)
Singles from Republic of 2PM
  1. "Take Off"
    Released: May 18, 2011
  2. "I'm Your Man"
    Released: August 17, 2011
  3. "Ultra Lover"
    Released: November 2, 2011

Republic of 2PM is the first Japanese studio album (third album overall) by South Korean boy band 2PM. It was released in November 30, 2011 in three editions: 2 CD+DVD and a Regular edition.[1]

Composition[edit]

The album includes 8 original Japanese songs. It also includes Japanese versions from each lead single from their Korean EPs and albums. Most notably, "Heartbeat" from 1:59PM, "Without U" from Don't Stop Can't Stop, "I'll Be Back" from Still 2:00PM and "Hands Up" from the album with same name. It also has a song written by the member Jun. K.

Singles[edit]

The album has 3 singles. The lead single of the album (and also their Japanese debut single) is "Take Off". It was released in May 18, 2011 and sold more than 75.000 copies at the date.

The second single is the song "I'm Your Man". It was released in August 17, 2011 and sold more than 85.000 copies at the date.

The third and last single from the album is "Ultra Lover". It was released on November 2, 2011 and sold more than 100.000 copies at the date. This is the first single of the group to get certified Gold by RIAJ.[2]

All singles peaked number 4 in Oricon's Weekly chart.[3][4][5]

Promotions[edit]

To promote the album, they released a music video for the song "Hands Up". It premiered on the Japanese major music channels in November 21, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All editions tracklist[1][6]
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "I'm Your Man" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Yu Shimoji, JiN J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Super Changddai 3:10
2. "Ultra Lover" Super Changddai, Yu Shimoji, NICE73 Super Changddai 3:22
3. "I'll Be Back" (Japanese version) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Kenn Kato, KOMU J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" 3:39
4. "Stay With Me" Kenn Kato, KOMU Tommy Park 3:30
5. "Without U" (Japanese version) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Yu Shimoji, KOMU J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" 3:23
6. "Crazy in Love" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul",EMI K. Lynn, NICE73 J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Yosuke Nimbari 3:31
7. "100th Day Anniversary" (100日記念日, 100-Nichi kinenbi) H.U.B., NICE73 Hong Ji Sang, Tommy Park 3:47
8. "Take Off" Kenn Kato, KOMU J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Super Changddai, Akihito Tanaka 3:24
9. "Hands Up" (Japanese version) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", PA-NON, NICE73 J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" 3:21
10. "Fate" (運命, Unmei) Kenn Kato, NICE73 Super Changddai 3:40
11. "Heartbeat" (Japanese version) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Yu Shimoji, Shoko Fujibayashi, KOMU J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" 3:19
12. "Even When We're Apart" (離れていても, Hanarete ite mo) Jun. K, Kenn Kato Jun. K 4:44
Total length: 42:50

Charts[edit]

Oricon
Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Total Sales Chart Run
Daily Albums Chart[7] 2 25,756 (Daily)
50,265 (Weekly)
73,510 12 weeks
Weekly Albums Chart[8] 4
Monthly Albums Chart 13
Yearly Albums Chart 113
Other charts
Chart Peak
position
Billboard Japan Top Albums[9] 4

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan November 30, 2011[6] Digital download, CD Ariola Japan, Sony Music Japan
Taiwan December 9, 2011[10] CD Sony Music Taiwan
South Korea January 18, 2012[11] Digital download JYP Entertainment

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