State of the Art (Shinhwa album)

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State of the Art

State of the Art cover
Studio album by Shinhwa
Released 11 May 2006 (2006-05-11)
Genre K-pop, dance
Language Korean
Label Good Entertainment
Universal Music Taiwan
Shinhwa chronology
Winter Story 2004–2005
(2004)
State of the Art
(2006)
Inspiration #1
(2006)

State of the Art is the eighth studio album of South Korean boy band Shinhwa. It was released on 11 May 2006 by Good Entertainment. A Special Edition was also released, containing bonus remix tracks of "Throw My Fist" and "Midnight Girl" and a DVD with behind-the-scene footages.[1] The album was released in Taiwan on 5 October 2006 by Universal Music Taiwan in two versions, including one with a bonus DVD.

Album and reception[edit]

The music video for "Once in a Lifetime", was directed by Cho Soo-hyun, who also directed the music video for Psy's "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman"; and also the music video for "This Love" from Shinhwa's The Classic album in 2013.[2]

The album did not chart till July with 161,452 copies sold and total sales of 215,641 copies in South Korea[3] The first lead single Once in a Lifetime charted at #1 on Hottracks Sales Chart and the second lead track, Throw My Fist debuted at #1 .

Tracklisting[edit]

N.B. lead tracks in bold
  1. "Thanks!"
  2. "Your Man"
  3. "약한 남자" (Weak Man)
  4. "Once in a Lifetime"
  5. "Doobob"
  6. "Paradise"
  7. "Highway Star"
  8. "Midnight Girl"
  9. "Throw My Fist"
  10. "기회" (Chance/Opportunity)
  11. "왜 내가" (Why Me)
  12. "You're My Everything"

Music videos[edit]

  • "Once in a Lifetime"
  • "Throw My Fist"

Release history[edit]

Country Date Distributing label Format
South Korea 11 May 2006 Good Entertainment CD
Special Edition (CD+DVD)
  • making-of, MV sketch, MV photo shoot
Taiwan 5 October 2006 Universal Music Taiwan CD[4]
CD+DVD[5]
  1. "Once in a Lifetime" MV
  2. "Throw My Fist" MV
  3. "Brand New" MV

Chart performance[edit]

Country Chart Period Peak position Sales Ref
South Korea Monthly Chart July 2006 #16 161,452 [6]
August 2006 #1 40,440 [7]
September 2006 #21 8,185 [8]
October 2006 #24 3,358 [9]
Yearly Chart 2006 #3 215,641 [10]
Taiwan G-Music J-Pop/K-Pop Chart Week 40 (6 - 12 October 2006) #5 2.68% [11]
Five Music J-Pop/K-Pop Chart Week 41 (6 - 12 October 2006) #1 9.93% [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State of the Art (Special Edition) (CD+DVD) album info" Yesasia. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 2012-05-24
  2. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (8 May 2013). "Fujii Mina to be Shinhwa’s Lady in ‘This Love’ MV". enewsWorld (CJ E&M). Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  3. ^ 2006.9월 - 가요음반 판매량 Recording Industry Association Korea. Retrieved 22 May 2007
  4. ^ "State of the Art (CD) album info" Universal Music Taiwan. 5 October 2006. Retrieved 2012-05-24 (Chinese)
  5. ^ "State of the Art (CD+DVD) album info" Universal Music Taiwan. 5 October 2006. Retrieved 2012-05-24 (Chinese)
  6. ^ "Album Sales For The Month Of July 2006". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  7. ^ "Album Sales For The Month Of August 2006". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  8. ^ "Album Sales For The Month Of September 2006". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2007-11-21. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Album Sales For The Month Of October 2006". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2007-11-21. [dead link]
  10. ^ "2006 Yearly Chart". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  11. ^ "Week 40 (6 - 12 October 2006) This links to the current week - search for week number at the bottom of page" J-Pop/K-Pop Chart (G-Music). Retrieved 2012-05-24 (Chinese)
  12. ^ "J-Pop/K-Pop Chart Week 40 (6 - 12 October 2006)" Five Music Chart. Retrieved 2012-05-24 (Chinese)

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