Time (TVXQ album)

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Time
TVXQ TIME Album Cover (Tohoshinki).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 6, 2013
Recorded2011–13
Genre
Length52:35
LanguageJapanese
LabelAvex Trax
Producer
Tohoshinki chronology
Humanoids
(2012)
Time
(2013)
Tense
(2014)
Singles from Time
  1. "Winter Rose"
    Released: November 30, 2011
  2. "Still"
    Released: March 13, 2012
  3. "Android"
    Released: July 11, 2012
  4. "Catch Me -If you wanna-"
    Released: January 16, 2013

Time (stylized as TIME) is the sixth Japanese studio album (twelfth overall) by South Korean pop duo Tohoshinki, released by Avex Trax on March 6, 2013. The record was released in four physical versions, each with a theme cover – Version A (Past), a CD+DVD version with music videos; Version B (Present), another CD+DVD version with off-shot movies and live performances; Version C (Future), a CD only version with two bonus tracks; and Version D, a Bigeast fan club limited edition. Musically, Time is primarily an electropop album, with dubstep, electronic dance music, and R&B influences.

Time was Tohoshinki's fastest-selling studio album, selling over 160,000 copies on the first day and over 240,000 copies within the first week of release.[1] The album was also Tohoshinki's third consecutive album to debut at the top of the Oricon Albums Chart and the Billboard Japan Top Albums.

The album spawned four hit singles, all of which peaked within the Top 2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold over 150,000 copies each.

Background[edit]

It was first announced that Tohoshinki would be releasing their sixth Japanese album on January 16, 2013 through their official Japanese site. The album's title was revealed to be Time and that its release date was March 6, 2013. It was also stated that the album would come in four versions: CD version, 2 CD+DVD versions, and a special BigEast version.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album was commercial success selling 160,719 copies during the first day of release, thus becoming their fastest-selling Japanese studio album and second-fastest selling Japanese release to date.[1] It sold a further 35,930 copies on the second day, bringing total sales over the first 48 hours to 196,649 copies.[3] It sold a further 13,781 copies on the third day of sale,[4] bringing the three-day sales total to 210,430 copies. Displaying their immense popularity in Japan, this album also marked TVXQ's 2nd grab for the first place on the Oricon Monthly Chart with over 277,000 copies sold, beating out Kiss My FT2, and others. Until now, Time has sold over 281,260 copies.[5] As of June 21, 2013, Time is the fourth biggest-selling album of the year in Japan with total sales of 292,632 copies according to Oricon.[6]

Track listing[edit]

TIME (All versions including Version D) – Disc 1 (CD)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Fated"H.U.B.
  • Paul Drew
  • Greig Watts
  • Pete Barringer
  • Chris Wortley
DWB Music5:27
2."Catch Me -If you wanna-" (Japanese Version)H.U.B.Yoo Young-jinYoo4:37
3."Aitakute Aitakute Tamaranai (逢いたくて逢いたくてたまらない)" (Really Want to See You)Shinjiroh InoueInoueInoue4:12
4."One More Thing"H.U.B.her0ismher0ism3:54
5."STILL"InoueInoueInoue4:31
6."I Know"Inoue
  • T-SK
  • Tesung Kim
  • Andrew Choi
T-SK4:25
7."Y3K"H.U.B.
  • Wollbeck
  • Lindblom
4:09
8."BLINK"H.U.B.
  • Johan Gustafson
  • Fredrik Haggstam
  • Sebastian Lundberg
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Gustafson
  • Haggstam
  • Lundberg
  • Jackson
3:50
9."Humanoids" (Japanese version)H.U.B.
  • Thomas Troelsen
  • Donald "hAZEL" Sales
  • Troelsen
  • Sales
3:30
10."ANDROID"H.U.B.
  • Grahn
  • Tither
  • Carlin
4:20
11."One and Only One"Inoue
  • Peter Kvint
  • Jonas Myrin
  • Inoue
  • Kvint
  • Myrin
3:37
12."In Our Time"InoueInoueInoue6:03
Total length:52:35
Notes
  • Version D is only available on the Bigeast Official Shop, which requires Bigeast membership.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Japanese charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Oricon Daily Albums[3] 1
Oricon Weekly Albums[7] 1
Oricon Monthly Albums[5] 1
Oricon Yearly Albums 10

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon sales[5] 298,389
RIAJ physical shipping certification[8] Platinum (250,000)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format(s) Label Edition(s)
Japan March 6, 2013 CD, digital download Avex Trax CD (Jacket C)
CD+DVD (Jacket A)
CD+DVD (Jacket B)
Bigeast version

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TVXQ's 'TIME' debuts at #1 on Oricon chart, sells over 160,000 copies". allkpop.com. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  2. ^ "INFORMATION | 東方神起 オフィシャルウェブサイト". Toho-jp.net. Archived from the original on 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  3. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130310060825/http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/d/2013-03-07/. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2013. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b c "CDアルバム 月間ランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  6. ^ "[INFO] 130621 Oricon Single & Album Ranking for 1st Half of 2013 ~ DBSK Sleepless Nights (TVXQ/DBSK/Tohoshinki/東方神起/동방신기/JYJ)". Dbsknights.net. 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  7. ^ "CDアルバム 週間ランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング". Oricon.co.jp. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  8. ^ "一般社団法人 日本レコード協会|各種統計". Riaj.or.jp. Retrieved 2013-09-01.

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