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140916 – NEWS Super Junior Plots Music Chart Domination With ‘Mamacita’
Boy group Super Junior has been on a roll since making their comeback this month.
The 10-member group was spotted topping music charts in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong with their seventh studio album “Mamacita,” which was released on September 1.
The group’s successful comeback is even more special due to the return of their lead singer Lee Teuk, who was discharged from the army just in time to join his fellow idol members.
“I can’t believe that I came back, and every day feels like a dream. I promise to keep doing my best in everything,” stated Lee, according to the publication Yahoo Entertainment Singapore.
The hit album ranked No. 1 on Korea’s major album sales charts, including Hunter Chart and Sinela Records Chart while topping the Gaon Chart the first week of its release, according to the Korean publication Osen Entertainment.
Super Junior was seen ranking high on Taiwan’s FIVE MUSIC chart as well as Hong Kong’s hmv Chart with their album. Their single under the same title came in at the top 100 on one of Hong Kong’s most popular music sites, KKBOX.
“Mamacita” has gone viral since its debut and has garnered the attention of fans and various media outlets alike.
The boy band has even gone on to win the top spot on multiple Korean music programs, including Music Bank, Show! Music, Inkigayo and M! Countdown.
Along with the success of their new album, Super Junior officially launched their world tour, “Super Show 6,” with a three-day concert at the Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. The idol group also made the achievement of performing their 100th concert on the last day of their Seoul event.
The boys have been rumored to gather in Lee Teuk’s room after each performance and are expected to do the same at the end of their concerts during their world tour.
“We just like to tell each other that we all worked hard and plan for the future,”
explained Super Junior during an interview with Ilgan Sports back in 2012.
140920 – Super Junior win #1 + Performances from September 20th ‘Show! Music Core’!
MBC‘s ‘Show! Music Core‘ is back for its weekly show featuring performances by your favorite artists with hosts Kim So Hyun, SHINee‘s Minho, and Block B‘s Zico.
On this episode, TaeTiSeo returned with “Holler“, Wax came back with “Fly High“, MINX debuted with “Why Did You Come to My Home?“, Touch came back with “Nan“, Phon made a comeback with “Again“, A.KOR returned with “But Go“, and F.CUZ made their comeback with “ChA-GA-WA“.
As for the winners, the nominees were Super Junior, SISTAR, and WINNER, but it was Super Junior who took the final win with “MAMACITA“. Congratulations!
Other performers of the night included 2PM, T-ara, TEEN TOP, Gilme, BTS,SPICA.S, Park Bo ram, 4TEN, EXID, HIGH4, and LABOUM.
140904 – Super Junior’s ‘Mamacita’ Tops World Albums Chart With Only Three Days of Sales
The veteran boy band experimented with Latin dance and New Jack Swing on the LP’s lead single
Almost a decade into their career, Super Junior‘s still got it. The veteran boy band notched their first No. 1 on a Billboard chart by sending Mamacita: The 7th Album to the top of Billboard‘s World Albums chart.
In just three days time, Mamacita sold 1,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album was released to digital retailers on Aug. 29 giving it very little time to rack up sales in Billboard‘s tracking week that ends Sunday at midnight.
Despite the atypical release date, the K-pop act proved triumphant, though the set misses ranking on the Heatseekers Album chart. Super Junior had previously sent 2011 LP Mr. Simple to No. 41 on Heatseekers Albums (it peaked at No. 3 on World Albums) while 2012’s Sexy, Free & Single hit No. 37 on Heatseekers (and also peaked at No. 3 on World Albums).
After the two-year wait, Super Junior’s latest shows the band at what might be their most experimental yet.
Mamacita‘s title track opens with a trumpet intro that sounds as if the listener is in for a full-on salsa romp. But modern-day R&B and dance grooves emerges with the Latin flair left intact via perpetual trumpet blasts and even a bit of Spanish added to the Korean and English lyrics. Co-produced by Teddy Riley (former member of Blackstreet and Michael Jackson producer), the track has subtle elements of New Jack Swing mixed with the boy-band harmonies; a rather fascinating combination best heard on the chorus.
The accompanying video for “Mamacita” has a Spaghetti Western movie theme with the SJ members playing roles like the “Wanted Thief” (Leeteuk), “Sheriff” (Siwon), “Bartender” (Heechul) and more. Paying tribute to the famous movie genre, there’s an over-the-top plotline showing ridiculous fight scenes of the guys spliced in between shots of their group choreography. While the Latin musical theme did not inspire the overall visual theme, the band does incorporate a bit of flamenco in their routine in the second verse.
As for the rest of the album, the song closest to “Mamacita” is “Shirt” which incorporates a sexy samba feel with a hint of modern bachata. Appropriately, Super Junior performed the Mamacita standout during their first live performances to promote their new single. Watch “Shirt” live below.
The rest of the album showcases a variety of musical styles for the K-pop act. There’s the slick “Midnight Blues” that mixes slinky synths with ominous strings for a smooth, R&B-pop track. The melancholic “Evanesce” has a Drake feel with a knocking hip-hop beat and old-school synths. Meanwhile, the funky “This Is Love” has a throwback MJ feel to it. As well, Super Junior show their fun side on theOne Direction-esque, rock-pop jam “Too Many Beautiful Girls” that’s packed with shout-along hooks and sounds like it could have been a hit single for junior boy band B1A4.
Almost a decade into their career, Super Junior’s Mamacita proves the band can make a solid album while getting more experimental in their genre-hopping. Listen to a medley of the LP’s tracks below.
140912 – Super Junior’s ‘Mamacita’ Selected As ‘Most Viewed K-Pop Video In America And Around The World’
Group Super Junior’s new title song, “MAMACITA,” has already received much attention all around the world just 3 days after its release.
On September 8, U.S. Billboard stated that Super Junior’s new song had topped the ‘Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America & Around the World: August 2014’ and revealed their immense popularity.
They released the “MAMACITA” music video on August 29 and still topped the chart for most viewed with just 3 days left for the month of August.
“MAMACITA” also topped many other countries charts as well, showcasing Super Junior’s Hallyu power.
They have also ranked first on MBC “Show Champion”, Mnet “M! Countdown” and other Korean charts, proving that their new album was a success.
On the other hand, Super Junior will continue to hold comeback performances on music programs this weekend and promote their new album.