So Beast

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So Beast
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CD Only cover
Studio album by Beast
Released August 10, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre K-Pop, dance-pop, electropop, electrohop, hip hop
Length 44:11
Language Japanese / Korean
Label Far Eastern Tribe
Beast chronology
Fiction and Fact
(2011)Fiction and Fact2011
So Beast
(2011)
Midnight Sun
(2012)Midnight Sun2012
Singles from So Beast
  1. "Shock"
    Released: March 16, 2011
  2. "Bad Girl"
    Released: June 15, 2011

"So Beast" is the first Japanese album from the South Korean boy group Beast. It was released in Japan on August 10, 2011[1] in 3 formats: A CD+DVD A coming with DVD, 72-page photobook, 22-page lyric booklet and comes in a digipak with a sleeve over it, CD+DVD B comes with a DVD with different contents and a 32-page photobook and CD only just featuring a lyric booklet and its CD. It contain 12 tracks, some tracks in Korean and some tracks are Japanese versions from their previously released albums.[2] It ranked no. 3 in Oricon's Weekly albums chart with 50,819 copies sold in the first week.[3]

Composition[edit]

The album includes Japanese versions of songs which were previously released in Korean. Most notably, "Fiction" and "Fiction (Orchestra Version)" from their first full album "Fiction and Fact", "Mystery" on the EP "Beast Is the B2ST" and also their first two Japanese singles "Shock" and "Bad Girl". It also includes a few Korean songs.

Singles[edit]

The first single from the album (and also their debut in Japan) is a Japanese version of the song "Shock". It was released on March 16, 2011 and ranked no. 2 in Oricon's Weekly chart. It sold more than 56,000 copies.

The second single from the album is a Japanese version of the song "Bad Girl", which is also their debut single in South Korea. It was released on June 15, 2011 and ranked no. 3 in Oricon's Weekly chart. At the date, sold more than 50,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

Album track list[2]
No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Fiction" (Japanese version) Shin Sa-dong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung, Yong Jun-hyung, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) 3:56
2. "Bad Girl" (Japanese version) Shin Sa-dong Tiger, Lee Sang-Ho, BEAST, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) 3:14
3. "Shock" (Japanese version) Shin Sa-dong Tiger, Lee Sang-Ho, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) 3:48
4. "Mystery" (Japanese version) Shin Sa-dong Tiger, Lee Sang-Ho, Kang Ji-Won, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) 3:31
5. "Soom" (숨; Breath) Shin Sa-dong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung, Rado, Yong Jun-hyung 3:34
6. "Beautiful" Shin Sa-dong Tiger, Lee Sang-Ho, Kim Do-Hoon 3:38
7. "On Rainy Days" (비가 오는 날엔; Biga Oneun Naren) Choi Kyu-Sung, Yong Jun-hyung 3:47
8. "V.I.U (Very Important U)" Super Chanddai 3:09
9. "Virus" Lee Gil-Bum, Jwa Haeng-Suk, Yong Jun-hyung 3:25
10. "You" Choi Kyu-Sung, Rado, Yong Jun-hyung 3:51
11. "Fiction" (Orchestra Version) (Japanese version) Shin Sa-dong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung, Yong Jun-hyung, Rina Moon (Japanese lyrics) 4:16
12. "Rainbow" (무지개 – Mujigae) (Bonus Track) Lee Kyung-Nam, Kim Yi-Jin (Korean lyrics), Masaharu Fukuyama 4:07
Total length: 44:11

Charts[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
Daily Albums Chart 2 26,565 (Daily)
50,819 (Weekly)
73,000+ 13 weeks
Weekly Albums Chart[3] 3
Monthly Albums Chart 6
Yearly Albums Chart 83

Other charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
South Korea Gaon Weekly album chart[4] 28
South Korea Gaon Weekly International album chart[4] 5
South Korea Gaon Monthly album chart[4] 30
South Korea Gaon Monthly International album chart[4] 3
South Korea Gaon Yearly International album chart[5] 33

Singles and other songs charted[edit]

Song Peak
position
RIAJ Oricon
"Shock" 68 2
"Bad Girl" 77 3
"Fiction" (Orchestra Version)[6] 93 -

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Gaon physical sales[7] 3,802

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan[1] August 10, 2011 Digital download, CD Far Eastern Tribe Records
South Korea[8] October 24, 2011 Cube Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SO BEAST(初回限定盤A) BEASTのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "So Beast - Track List" (in Japanese). Far Eastern Tribe/Playcube. August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "アルバム 週間ランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. August 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Gaon Search - BEAST". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  5. ^ 2011년 총 결산 앨범 차트 (in Korean). Gaon. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ "RIAJ Digital Track Chart: Chart issue August 26, 2011" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  7. ^ "Gaon album chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  8. ^ "So Beast by Beast (비스트) on Soribada Korea" (in Japanese). Soribada. October 24, 2011. 

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