Winter Special Gift

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Winter Gift Special
Winter Special Gift.jpg
EP by
ReleasedDecember 22, 2017
Recorded2017
StudioZhang Yixing Studio, China
Genre
Length23:52
LanguageMandarin Chinese
Label
ProducerZhang Yixing
Lay chronology
Lay 02 Sheep
(2017)
Winter Gift Special
(2017)
Namanana
(2018)
Singles from Winter Gift Special
  1. "Goodbye Christmas"
    Released: December 22, 2017

Winter Special Gift is the special winter album and second extended play by Chinese singer Lay (Zhang Yixing). It was released on December 22, 2017 in China by Tencent on the label's music apps, QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo.[1] The EP features six tracks in total, including single "Goodbye Christmas".[2]

Background and release[edit]

On December 21, it was announced that Lay would release his second EP.[3] Winter Special Gift was officially released on December 22, 2017 through music apps under label Tencent.[4] The album was subsequently released in South Korea the next day on December 23, 2017.[5]

Gift to XBACK was written in 2015, prior to his debut as a solo artist.[6] On December 15, Lay posted a video of himself performing the aforementioned song on Weibo in advance to the release of his album.[7]

Singles[edit]

The music video of the lead song for the album, Goodbye Christmas was released together with the album on the same day.[8][9]

Commercial performance[edit]

Within 1 hour of digital sales, the album broke four records on QQ Music: Gold, Double Gold, Triple Gold and Platinum.[10][11] The album later broke Diamond record on QQ Music.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Goodbye Christmas" (聖誕又至)Liu Yuan (刘源)
  • LAY
  • Kil Eun-kyung
4:40
2."Can you feel me" (你的感覺)Sun Yien
  • LAY
  • Onestar
  • Qi Zhe Xi (祁哲西)
  • LAY
  • Qi Zhe Xi (祁哲西)
2:50
3."Christmas Love" (聖誕的愛)Wang YaJun
  • LAY
  • Onestar
  • LAY
3:15
4."Gift to XBACK" (小小禮物)LAY
  • LAY
  • Command Freaks
Command Freaks3:46
5."Goodbye Christmas" (English Ver.)Onestar
  • LAY
  • Onestar
  • LAY
  • Kil Eun-kyung
4:41
6."Goodbye Christmas" (Inst.) 
  • LAY
  • Onestar
  • LAY
  • Kil Eun-kyung
4:40
Total length:23:52

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Chinese Singles (YinYueTai)[13] 2
Chinese Singles (QQ Music)[14] 3
US World Albums (Billboard)[15] 8

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
China (DL)[16] 768,816+

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Producer
China December 22, 2017 Digital download, streaming audio Tencent Zhang Yixing
South Korea December 23, 2017 S.M. Entertainment
Worldwide December 22, 2017 Tencent

S.M. Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ "张艺兴冬季新专《Winter Special Gift》暖心发布". CCTV (in Chinese). 2017-12-22.
  2. ^ "张艺兴开唱浪漫情歌 冬季唱片《Winter Special Gift》酷狗正售". Red Net China (in Chinese). 2017-12-22.
  3. ^ "Release Announcement by Zhang Yixing Studio". Weibo (in Chinese). 2017-11-21.
  4. ^ "Winter Special Gift》腾讯音乐娱乐开售 今日份的张艺兴同学甜齁". CNTV. 2017-12-22.
  5. ^ "[MNET] Winter Special Gift Album Details". Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "张艺兴开唱浪漫情歌《Winter Special Gift》酷狗正售". TouTiao China (in Chinese). 2017-12-23.
  7. ^ "Lay performing Gift to XBACK on Weibo Account". Weibo (in Chinese). 2017-12-15.
  8. ^ "张艺兴再书冬日音乐情书 《圣诞又至》MV上线". Sina (in Chinese). 2017-12-22.
  9. ^ "张艺兴再书冬日音乐情书 《圣诞又至》MV上线深情缠绵". Billboard (in Chinese). 2017-12-22.
  10. ^ "张艺兴发布唱片《Winter Special Gift》,两分钟销售突破百万". Sohu (in Chinese). 2017-12-23.
  11. ^ "QQ Music Weibo: "Winter Special Gift" Breaking Records"". Weibo (in Chinese). December 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "QQ Music Weibo: "Winter Special Gift" Breaking Diamond Record". Weibo (in Chinese). December 25, 2017.
  13. ^ "Goodbye Christmas, January 3, 2018". YinYueTai. January 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "Goodbye Christmas, December 28, 2017 - January 3, 2018". YinYueTai. January 3, 2018.
  15. ^ "World Music: Top World Album's Chart". Billboard. January 6, 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  16. ^ Winter Special Gift sales in China's three major music platforms:

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