Super Girl (EP)

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Super Girl
Sj-m supergirl.jpg
Super Girl cover
EP by Super Junior-M
Released 23 September 2009 (2009-09-23)
Recorded June–August 2009 at SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea
Genre Mandopop, synthpop, R&B, dance
Language Mandarin
Label SM Entertainment
Avex Taiwan (Taiwan)
Avex Asia (Hong Kong)
Producer Lee Soo Man
Super Junior-M chronology
Me
(2008)
Super Girl
(2009)
Perfection
(2011)
Singles from Super Girl
  1. "Super Girl"
    Released: 14 September 2009
  2. "Blue Tomorrow"
    Released: 6 November 2009

Super Girl is the first extended play (EP) and second overall release by South Korean Mandopop boy band Super Junior-M, sub-group of Super Junior. It was released by SM Entertainment on 23 September 2009.[1] It was released in Taiwan on the same day by Avex Taiwan and in Hong Kong on 25 September by Avex Asia and also in Mainland China.[2]

The album features five tracks in Mandarin, with high-tempo dance track "Super Girl", written by Yoo Young-jin, as the first lead single and ballad "到了明天" (Blue Tomorrow) as second lead track. A deluxe version B was released on 18 December 2009 in Taiwan and Hong Kong with two bonus tracks of Korean version of "Super Girl" and "到了明天" (Blue Tomorrow), plus a DVD with three music videos and behind-the-scenes footage.

Background[edit]

In July 2009, shortly after promotions concluded for Super Junior's third studio album Sorry, Sorry, several members of Super Junior-M wrote on their blogs that recordings of a new album for the subgroup has started, and that a few songs were already finished. Members Zhou Mi and Henry were seen returning to Seoul to participate in the recording.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

The album debuted at number one on Taiwan's G-Music Weekly Top 20 Mandarin and Combo Charts; and Five Music Mandarin Chart for the week of 18 to 24 September 2009, after three days of release.[3] The track "Super Girl" is listed at number 29 on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart for 2009.[4]

In 2010, the group was nominated for Best Vocal Group at 21st Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan for their work on this album.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Translation Length
1. "Super Girl" Aibi Yoo Young-jin   3:40
2. "到了明天 (Blue Tomorrow)" Ma Zhiyong Park-Ki Wan Until Tomorrow 4:53
3. "告白 (Confession)" Zhou Mi E-Tribe   3:19
4. "動情 (Only U)" Kenzie Karen Poole/Greg Kurstin Enamored 2:58
5. "愛情接力 (You & Me)" Zhou Mi Lee-Jae Myoung Love Relay 3:45

Music videos[edit]

Three music videos were produced in support of the album: "Super Girl" in Chinese and Korean version; and "到了明天" (Blue Tomorrow).

The music video for "Super Girl" was directed by Cho Soo-Hyun and filmed in a studio in Yangsu-ri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea in August 2009.[6] On 11 September, a 32-second teaser video of it was released throughout Asia,[7] and the full version was released on 14 September on Super Junior's official YouTube channel, China's Sohu news portal, Taiwan's Avex Taiwan homepage and Thailand's GMM website.[8]

The music video of "Super Girl", includes intercut sequences of choreographed dancing by Super Junior-M and that of a nerd (played by Han Geng) who accidentally crashes into a house party. Warmly welcomed by the DJ and others, Han begins taking random pictures of the people in the party with his cell phone. He comes upon a beautiful girl (Jessica of Girls' Generation), and begins taking photos of her. Annoyed, Jessica pushes him away with a disgusted look. Rejected and hurt, Han leaves. Wanting to catch Jessica's attention one more time, he changes into a suitable party boy attire and confidently walks back into the party, surprising Jessica with his new appearance, and wins her into dancing with him.

The music video for "到了明天" (Blue Tomorrow) was released on 7 November 2009.[9] It features the seven Super Junior-M members sitting in a gray space in sad positions and in some scenes are shown singing the song in an empty white space that later has snows falling in the background. The theme of the video deals with a recent broken-up in a relationship. It also includes scenes with colourful objects, e.g. roses and what appears to be love notes with hearts, used for symbolizing a happy relationship being tossed in a fire.

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Distributing label
South Korea 23 September 2009 CD SM Entertainment
Taiwan 23 September 2009[10] CD Avex Taiwan
18 December 2009[11] CD+DVD (Version B)
Hong Kong 25 September 2009[12] CD Avex Asia
18 December 2009[13] CD+DVD (Version B)
China September 2009 CD Sky Music
Philippines 18 November 2009 Universal Records[14]
Japan 24 February 2010 Rhythm Zone

Charts[edit]

Chart Country Period Peak position Notes/Ref
G-Music Combo Chart Taiwan Week 38 (18–24 September 2009) #1 8.21% sales[15]
G-Music Mandarin Chart 16.88% sales[16]
Five Music Mandarin Chart Week 39 (18–24 September 2009) 12.1% sales[17]
China TOP Music Chart China #1 [18]
Music One Top 25 Philippines 16–22 November #1 [14]
Countdown Asian Chart
(V Channel)
Thailand #1
Oricon Weekly Albums Japan February 22-March 1, 2010 #36 [19]

Award and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 China Digital Music Awards Most Downloaded Overseas Singer Super Girl Won
2010 21st Golden Melody Awards[20] Best Vocal Group Super Girl Nominated
China Music Festival Most Popular Group Super Girl Won
Golden Melody Award (Album Award) Super Girl Won
Composer Award Super Girl (Yoo Young Jin) Won
China MusicRadio Top Awards Most Popular Group Super Girl Won
2011 Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards Most Popular Group of The Year Super Girl Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Junior-M releases mini-album today" Asiae 23 September 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-16
  2. ^ "SJ-M reveals exclusive image, Chinese mini album to be released in late September". korea.sohu.com (in Chinese). Sohu.com. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Super Junior-M rocks Taiwan music charts" Asiae. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-17
  4. ^ "Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart- 2009 (#1 to 50)" HITO Radio. Retrieved 2012-04-26 (Chinese)
  5. ^ Kim, Jessica (28 May 2010). "Super Junior-M nominated for Taiwan Golden Melody Award". 10 Asia. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "SJ-M new MV releases today, Han Geng leads party role". korea.sohu.com (in Chinese). Sohu.com. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Super Junior-M releases teaser video for mini-album" Asiae. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-16
  8. ^ "Super Junior-M releases new music video today" Asiae. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-17
  9. ^ Jessica, Kim (9 November 2009). "Super Junior-M releases new music video". Asiae. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "Super Girl album info" Avex Taiwan. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-16
  11. ^ "Super Girl (Version B) album info" Avex Taiwan. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-16
  12. ^ "Super Girl album info" Avex Asia. 25 December 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-16
  13. ^ "Super Girl (Version B) album info" Avex Asia. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-16
  14. ^ a b Lynn, Kim (25 November 2009). "Super Junior-M tops music charts in Asia". Asiae. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "This links to the current week - search for week number at the bottom of page" G-Music Combo Chart. Retrieved 2012-04-17 (Chinese)
  16. ^ "This links to the current week - search for week number at the bottom of page" G-Music Mandarin Chart. Retrieved 2012-04-17 (Chinese)
  17. ^ "Mandarin Chart Week 39 (18 - 24 September 2009)" Five Music Mandarin Chart. Retrieved 2012-04-17 (Chinese)
  18. ^ Lynn, Kim (29 October 2009). "Super Junior-M tops Chinese music charts". Asiae. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  19. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/artist/455372/products/music/850462/1/
  20. ^ 第21屆金曲獎流行音樂類入圍名單 [21st Golden Melody Awards nomination list]. Golden Melody Awards (in Chinese). GIO, Taiwan. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 

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