WWW (Jaejoong album)

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WWW (Who When Why)
Jaejoong WWW album cover.jpg
Studio album by Kim Jaejoong
Released 29 October 2013[1]
Recorded 2013
Genre Rock[2]
Language Korean
Label C-JeS Entertainment, A&G Modes
Kim Jaejoong chronology
I
(2013)I2013
WWW
(2013)
No.X
(2016)No.X2016

WWW (Who When Why) is the first solo studio album recorded by South Korean singer Kim Jaejoong. The album was released on 29 October 2013 by C-JeS Entertainment. Upon release, the title song, "Just Another Girl", charted in 34 countries on iTunes, topping it in twelve countries.[3]

Background[edit]

The album title was created by Jaejoong—"Who, When, Why" refers to the questions asked when a relationship ends.[2]

It was the second musical release by Jaejoong in 2013, following his mini-album, entitled I, and its repackage, Y.

Reception[edit]

Upon release the title song, "Just Another Girl" charted in 34 countries on iTunes, and the album topping the rock album category in twelve countries and regions, namely in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Barbados, Lithuania and Slovakia. It also charted #8 in Finland, #9 in Israel and #11 in Mexico.[3]

The album also reaches the no.2 position in Gaon October monthly chart, despite being released on 29 October 2013, with sales reaching over 100 000 copies.

Immediately after the release of the album, Jaejoong embarks on his Asia Tour, the first stop being the COEX Hall in Seoul, with audiences reaching over 14 000 in numbers. The sold-out concert in Seoul occurs for 2 continuous night, with appearances from well-known artists like Kim Bum Soo and Gummy (singer) (a labelmate). Tachibana Hirohito, a Japanese newscaster and host also attended the Seoul concert. On 4 November 2013, he updated his Twitter with ' Due to work, I came to Seoul. JYJ’s Jaejoong solo concert the other day was the best. I was lost in the charm of rocker Jaejoong ' and ' After participating in JYJ’s Jaejoong concert, once again, I am convinced that he was heavily influenced by Japan’s rock band like Laruku ( L’Arc-en-Ciel ) and B’z. Songs that he sang in Japanese were also really wonderful ', praising the singer's stage presence and voice.

After the success of Seoul Concert, the singer hops on a plane to Yokohama, Japan, for another two-day concert in Yokohama Stadium. The singer attracts a whopping 60 000 audience in a two-day sold-out concert, despite the cold weather. Amidst all the concert blues, Jaejoong attended various interviews in news outlets and radio shows in Japan, a feat he can't do in his own country due to the obstruction his group received from the industry. His Yokohama concert received a lot of attention in Japan despite the dimming Hallyu Wave, since Jaejoong was perceived as the K-pop prince of Japan. News outlet in Japan also coined a term called 'Jejungnomics' due to Jaejoong's effect on the economy and his selling power. On 27 November 2013, Yokohama FM announces that Jaejoong will have his own segment in their radio show, 'Jejung's whisper' which will air every Wednesday.

The singer then flew to Guangzhou, China with his fellow JYJ members for their 2014 Asian Games roadshow. Right after their performance, Jaejoong flew to Taipei, Taiwan for his next stop. There, the singer performed in front of 3600 fans in a yet another sold out concert, despite having to compete with Taiwan's Golden Horse Award ceremony. Vanness Wu, a member of the popular F4 reportedly attended the concert.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "빛 (Light)" (Bit) Kim Jaejoong Jung Jae-yeop 3:40
2. "Don't Walk Away (Feat. Yong Jun-hyung of B2ST)" Kim Jaejoong TEXU 3:36
3. "Just Another Girl" Kim Jaejoong, D.Brown, Seong Hyeon, Baek Mu-hyeon D.Brown, Seong Hyeon, Baek Mu-hyeon 3:11
4. "Butterfly" Kim Jaejoong Hui Jang-nim, 2JAJA 4:30
5. "Rotten Love" Kim Jaejoong Kim Jaejoong, Kwon Bin-gi 4:00
6. "햇살 좋은 날 (Sunny Day) (ft. Lee Sang-gon of Noel)" (Haessal joheun nal) Seong Hyeon, Baek Mu-hyeon Seong Hyeon, Baek Mu-hyeon 4:01
7. "Let the Rhythm Flow" Kim Jaejoong TEXU 4:07
8. "그랬지 (It is)" (Geuraettji) Kim Jaejoong Kim Jaejoong 3:58
9. "Now Is Good" Yoon Do-hyun Yoon Do-hyun 3:36
10. "9+1#" Kim Jaejoong Kim Jaejoong 3:47
11. "Luvholic (feat. Ha Dong-kyun)" Tae Wan (C-LUV) Tae Wan (C-LUV), 251, HIGH J 2:49
12. "Modem Beat" Kim Jaejoong, Takuro Takuro 3:31
13. "Paradise" Kim Jaejoong Kim Jaejoong, Park Il 4:04
Total length: 48:50

Sales[edit]

Country Chart Edition Sales Cumulative Sales
South Korea Gaon Physical Sales WWW 132,940 182,940
WWW Repackage 50,000
Japan Oricon Physical Sales WWW 18,828[4] 18,828
WWW Repackage __[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaejoong releases anticipated MV for title track 'Just Another Girl' + full length album 'WWW'". Allkpop. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  2. ^ a b "김재중 [WWW: Who, When, Why]" (in Korean). Daum Music. Retrieved 2013-10-30.  Translation
  3. ^ a b 김재중, 솔로 타이틀로 10개국 아이튠즈 차트 정상 '기염' (in Korean). My Daily. 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Oricon Monthly Albums Ranking: January 2013" (in Japanese). Oricon. 
  5. ^ "Oricon Weekly Albums Ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon.