The Era (album)

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The Era
Jay Chou-The Era-cover.jpg
The Era cover
Studio album 跨時代 by Jay Chou
Released 18 May 2010 (2010-05-18)
Genre Mandopop, Hip pop
Length 45:19
Language Mandarin
Label Sony Music Taiwan
Producer JVR Music
Jay Chou chronology
Capricorn
魔杰座
(2008)
The Era
跨時代
(2010)
The Era Concert Live
超時代世界巡迴演唱
(2011)

The Era (traditional Chinese: 跨時代; simplified Chinese: 跨时代; pinyin: kuà shí dài) is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Jay Chou's tenth Mandarin studio album. It was released on 18 May 2010[1] by JVR Music and distributed by Sony Music Taiwan. It was released with a bonus DVD containing the music videos of "超人不會飛" (Superman Can't Fly) and "免費教學錄影帶" (Free Tutorial Video).[2]

Reception[edit]

The tracks "超人不會飛" (Superman Can't Fly) and "雨下一整晚" (Rain Falls All Night) and "跨時代" (The Era) are listed at number 2, 10 and 39 respectively on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2010.[3] The album is the second best selling album in Taiwan in 2010, with 110,000 copies sold.[4]

The album was nominated for six awards at the 22nd Golden Melody Awards in 2011, including Best Song of the Year for "超人不會飛" (Superman Can't Fly).[5] It won Best Arranger for Cai Kejun (蔡科俊) for "免費教學錄影帶" (Free Tutorial Video), Best Mandarin Album and Best Male Mandarin Artist for Chou for his work on this album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Jay Chou.

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "跨時代" (Kuà Shí Daì The Era) Jun-Lang Huang (黃俊郎) Jay Chou 3:16
2. "說了再見" (Shuō Le Zaì Jiàn Said Goodbye - Ocean Heaven theme song) Hsiao-Li Ku (古小力), Ling-Jia Huang (黃凌嘉) Jay Chou 4:44
3. "煙花易冷" (Yān Huā Yì Lěng Fireworks Cool Easily) Vincent Fang Jay Chou 4:25
4. "免費教學錄影帶" (Miǎn Feì Jiāo Xué Lù Yīng Dài Free Tutorial Video) Jun-Lang Huang (黃俊郎) Jay Chou 4:01
5. "好久不見" (Hǎo Jǐu Bù Jiàn Long Time No See) Jay Chou Jay Chou 4:14
6. "雨下一整晚" (Yǔ Xià Yī Zhéng Wǎn Rain Falls All Night) Vincent Fang Jay Chou 4:18
7. "嘻哈空姐" (Xī Hā Kōng Jiě Hip-Hop Stewardess) Vincent Fang Jay Chou 2:50
8. "我落淚,情緒零碎" (Wǒ Luò Leì, Qíng Xù Líng Suì I Weep, Spirit in Pieces) Vincent Fang Jay Chou 4:20
9. "愛的飛行日記" (Aì De Fēi Xíng Rì Jì Diary: Fly for Love - Duet with Gary Yang) Vincent Fang Jay Chou 4:16
10. "自導自演" (Zì Dǎo Zì Yǎn Self Directed and Acted) Jay Chou Jay Chou 4:17
11. "超人不會飛" (Chāo Rén Bù Hùi Fēi Superman Can't Fly) Jay Chou Jay Chou 4:59
DVD
No. Title Length
2. "免費教學錄影帶" (Miǎn Feì Jiāo Xué Lù Yīng Dài Free Tutorial Video)  
11. "超人不會飛" (Chāo Rén Bù Hùi Fēi Superman Can't Fly)  

Controversies[edit]

In order to prevent unauthorized duplication of the album, the manufacturing was outsourced to Sony Music Entertainment plants in China but because of their large orders they were unable to meet demands. The producers did not wish to outsource to another factory, because of insurance concerns and so that the album could be release on the same date throughout Asia; it was delayed from 14 May to 18 May.[7]

Chart[edit]

Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart - 2010
Track name Position
"超人不會飛" (Superman Can't Fly) #2
"雨下一整晚" (Rain Falls All Night) #10
"跨時代" (The Era) #39

Awards and nominations[edit]

22nd Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan - 2011
Award Nomination Result
Best Song of the Year "超人不會飛" (Superman Can't Fly) Nominated
Best Mandarin Album The Era Won
Best Composer Jay Chou for "煙花易冷" (Fireworks Cool Easily) Nominated
Best Lyricist Vincent Fang for "煙花易冷" (Fireworks Cool Easily) Nominated
Best Arranger Cai Kejun (蔡科俊) for "免費教學錄影帶" (Free Tutorial Video) Won
Best Producer Jay Chou Nominated
Best Male Mandarin Artist Jay Chou Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) "The Era album info" JVR Music. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-09
  2. ^ "The Era album info" Yesasia. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-09
  3. ^ (Chinese) "Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart - 2010 (#1 to 50)" HITO Radio. Retrieved 2011-01-22
  4. ^ (Chinese) "年度唱片銷量 小豬15.5萬張 首度踹下雙J 登基唱銷王" Apple Daily. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-18
  5. ^ (Chinese) "22nd Golden Melody Awards nomination list" GIO, Taiwan. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-20
  6. ^ (Chinese) "22nd Golden Melody Awards winners list" GIO, Taiwan. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-20
  7. ^ "周杰倫吸血鬼造型出鏡拍MV 耗費千萬台幣". ChinaYes (in Chinese). 8 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 

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