Sound-G

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Sound-G
Sound-G Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Brown Eyed Girls
Released July 21, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre K-pop, electronic, R&B
Length 77:01
Language Korean
Label Nega Network
Mnet Media Corp.
Producer Jo Young-chul
Lee Min-soo (co-producer)
east4a (co-producer)
Kim Eana (co-producer)
Brown Eyed Girls chronology
My Style
(2008)My Style2008
Sound-G
(2009)
Festa On Ice 2010
(2010)Festa On Ice 20102010
Repackage edition cover
BEG Sign.jpg
Singles from Sound-G
  1. "Candy Man"
    Released: July 8, 2009
  2. "Abracadabra"
    Released: July 20, 2009
  3. "Sign"
    Released: October 29, 2010

Sound-G is the third studio album released by the South Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls. The album was released on July 21, 2009.[1]

Concept[edit]

Due to the various girl groups that debuted and making a comeback in 2009 with a cute concept, Brown Eyed Girls felt that having a cute and innocent concept would work against them. According to a Neganetwork representative, "the girls will be going through a radical 180° image transformation, making them to be more outgoing girls. Brown Eyed Girls will be transforming themselves with city girls concept in mind, more mature and sexy."

Release and promotion[edit]

The lead single Abracadabra was hugely successful. The song was released to various digital outlets in July 2009, after which it quickly topped various online charts.[2] The song also won the "Mutizen Song" award on SBS's Inki Gayo music program.[3] The song also won a "Best Dance/Electronic song of the year" in the 2010 Korean Music Awards. By the end of 2009 the song was downloaded 3,095,468 times becoming one of the best-selling singles in that year. In December 2011 it was reported that the song actually is one of the biggest hits in the South Korean music history, with a huge popularity in Asia and 4,986,293 downloads in South Korea alone.

Later on, the group revealed a repackaged version of the album titled Sign that included a new single, "Sign", along with "Drunk On Sleep" and a remix of their previous hit "Abracadabra". The repackaged album was released along with the music video for "Sign". The music video caused controversy because of its content, it featured scenes of violence and death, including Ga-In drowning in a tank of water.

The quartet has been readying for their Japan debut since signing with major record label Sony Music Japan International. In August 2010, the group re-released Sound G in Japanese to promote them in the country, which indeed marks the beginning of their Japanese promotions.[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD1 Track list[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Glam Girl" 3:12
2. "Abracadabra" 3:04
3. "Addiction" (중독; Jungdok) 4:23
4. "Candy Man" 3:26
5. "Moody Night" 3:42
6. "Strange Days" (이상한 일; Isanghan Il) 3:31
7. "Can't Go" (못 가; Mot Ga) 4:06
8. "Even If You Have Another One" (여자가 있어도; Yeojaga Isseodo) 3:49
9. "It'll Do Well" (잘할게요; Jalhalgeyo) (Jea's Solo) 3:48
10. "Abracadabra" (Inst.) 3:04
11. "Candy Man" (Inst.) 3:49
12. "It'll Do Well" (Inst.) 4:05
Total length: 43:55
CD2 Track list[1]
No. Title Length
1. "DJ Cloud translates L.O.V.E" (Cloud Remix) 3:54
2. "Haihm translates Second" (Haihm rebuild) 4:44
3. "East4A translates YOU" (East4 A Soulsome Mix) 4:15
4. "Hitchhiker translates How Come" (어쩌다; Eojjeoda) (Hitchhiker (Jinu) Dynamic Mix) 4:26
5. "Saintbinary translates Hold The Line" (Saintbinary Sweet Purple remix) 5:41
6. "Junjaman translates My Style" (Junjaman Wet Dream Remix) 4:01
7. "Fraktal translates Oasis" (Fraktal Desert Is Land Mix) 6:05
Total length: 33:06

Chart performance[edit]

Singles chart[edit]

Song Peak chart position
KOR
Gaon Chart[5]
"Candy Man" 2
"Abracadabra" 1
"Sign" 1

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
KOR
[5]
92,367+ (Album)
KOR 49,862+ (Repackage)
JPN
[6]
4,563+ (Album)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea July 21, 2009 CD, Digital download Mnet Media
Nega Network
Worldwide Digital download[7]
South Korea (repackage) October 29, 2009 CD, Digital download[7] Mnet Media
Nega Network

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 네이버 뮤직 :: 찾는 기쁨 듣는 즐거움, 네이버 뮤직 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ (in Korean) 브아걸 "당당한 섹시미로 독기 품었죠" (Brown Eyed Girls: "Strong Sexiness Led to Malicious Remarks"). SBS News. July 31, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  3. ^ (in Korean) Kim, Eun-gu. 브아걸 '아브라카다브라' 뮤티즌송 수상, 지상파 첫 1위 (Brown Eyed Girls win Mutizen Song Award with "Abracadabra"). EDaily. August 16, 2009. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
  4. ^ "[News] Brown Eyed Girls make official debut in Japan ~ Latest K-pop News - K-pop News | Daily K Pop News". Dkpopnews.net. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  5. ^ a b "gaon music chart". Gaonchart.co.kr. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Oricon Style". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  7. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Sound-G by 브라운아이드걸스 (Brown Eyed Girls)". iTunes. Retrieved April 19, 2013.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "itunes" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

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