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)
Singles from State of the Art
  1. "Throw My Fist"
  2. "Once in a Lifetime"

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 until July, 2006, with 161,452 copies sold[3] The album finished 2006 at number 3 on South Korea's year-end charts, with total sales of 215,641 copies.[4]

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Thanks!"   Shin Yoo, Hwang Seong-jae, Eric Mun, David Kim Hwang Seong-jae Hwang Seong-jae 3:44
2. "Your Man"   Lee Sang-in, Brian Kim, Eric Mun Lee Sang-in Lee Sang-in 3:35
3. "약한 남자" (Weak Man) An Young-min, Eric Mun, Brian Kim An Young-min An Young-min 3:37
4. "Once in a Lifetime"   Brian Kim, Eric Mun Brian Kim Kang Bong-gu, Ryu Hyeong-seob, Brian Kim 4:46
5. "Doobob"   An Young-min, Eric Mun, David Kim Jo Young-soo Jo Young-soo, Mordny 3:31
6. "Paradise"   Lee Min-woo, David Kim, Eric Mun Jeong Joon-ho Jeong Joon-ho 3:57
7. "Highway Star"   Seo Jeong-hwan, Eric Mun, David Kim Mad Soul Child Mad Soul Child 3:44
8. "Midnight Girl"   Park Chang-hyeon, Eric Mun, David Kim Park Chang-hyeon Park Chang-hyeon 4:12
9. "Throw My Fist" (Chance) Brian Kim, Eric Mun Ryu Hyeong-seob Ryu Hyeong-seob 3:44
10. "기회"   Jeon Seung-woo, Eric Mun, David Kim Jeon Seung-woo Jeon Seung-woo 4:06
11. "왜 내가..." (Why Me...) Yoon Kyeong Lee Hyeon-jeong Lee Hyeon-jeong, Jeong Byeong-gyu 4:16
12. "You're My Everything"   Lee Yoon-hwan, Eric Mun, David Kim Kim Ki-beom Kim Do-hoon 3:59

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Sales
Korea Monthly Albums (RIAK) July 2006[3] 16 161,452
Korea Monthly Albums (RIAK) August 2006[5] 1 40,440
Korea Monthly Albums (RIAK) September 2006[6] 21 8,185
Korea Monthly Albums (RIAK) October 2006 [7] 24 3,358
Korea Yearly Albums (RIAK) 2006[4] 3 215,641
Taiwan Weekly Albums (G-Music J-Pop) Week 40[8] 5 2.68%

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)
Taiwan 5 October 2006 Universal Music Taiwan CD[9]
CD+DVD[10]

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. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ a b "2006 Yearly Chart". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Album Sales For The Month Of September 2006". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 19, 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  7. ^ "Album Sales For The Month Of October 2006". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 26, 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-21. 
  8. ^ "Weekly Top 20 J-Pop Chart". G-Music (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 16 October 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "State of the Art (CD) album info" Universal Music Taiwan. 5 October 2006. Retrieved 2012-05-24 (Chinese)
  10. ^ "State of the Art (CD+DVD) album info" Universal Music Taiwan. 5 October 2006. Retrieved 2012-05-24 (Chinese)