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Act. 2 Narcissus is the second mini-album recorded by South Korean girl group, Gugudan. It was released on February 27, 2017 by Jellyfish Entertainment and distributed by CJ E&M. A music video for the title track "A Girl Like Me", was also released on February 27.

Act. 2 Narcissus
Act2Narcissus.jpg
EP by
ReleasedFebruary 27, 2017 (2017-02-27)
Recorded2016-2017
GenreK-pop
Length20:27
LanguageKorean
Label
Producer
  • Maria Marcus
  • Chowool
  • Ravi
  • PUFF
  • Glory Face
  • Jinli
  • MELODESIGN
Gugudan chronology
Act. 1 The Little Mermaid
(2016)
Act. 2 Narcissus
(2017)
Act. 3 Chococo Factory
(2017)
Singles from Act. 2 Narcissus
  1. "A Girl Like Me"
    Released: February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27)

The EP was a commercial success debuting at number 3 on the Gaon Album Chart.

Contents

Background and releaseEdit

On January 20, 2017, it was reported that gugudan was set for a February comeback.[1] On February 3, 2017, Jellyfish Entertainment announced that Gugudan would make their first comeback since debut with their second mini-album, on February 28.[2]

On February 15, 2017, Jellyfish Entertainment released a teaser announcing the titles for the mini-album Act. 2 Narcissus and the title track "A Girl Like Me".[3] On February 16, 2017, Jellyfish Entertainment released the comeback schedule and individual teaser images for Mimi, Hana and Nayoung.[4] On February 17, 2017, Jellyfish Entertainment released individual teaser images for Hyeyeon, Mina and Sally.[5] On February 18, 2017, Jellyfish Entertainment released individual teaser images for Sejeong, Soyee and Haebin.[6] On February 19, 2017, a group teaser image and the album cover were revealed.[7]

On February 20, 2017, it was revealed that their label-mate VIXX's Ravi had written one of the album's songs for the group.[8] On February 21, 2017, the album tracklist composed of five songs, as well as the highlight medley were revealed.[9][10]

On February 24, 2017, Jellyfish Entertainment released the first MV teaser[11] and announced that the release of the album was changed to February 27,[12] a series of performance spoilers of each member showing some dance moves were also released.[13] On February 26, 2017, Jellyfish Entertainment released the second MV teaser which preview a little of the choreography.[14]

PromotionEdit

The music video for the title track "A Girl Like Me", was released on February 27, 2017 in conjunction with the EP. Gugudan held a live showcase on February 28.

Commercial performanceEdit

Act. 2 Narcissus debuted at number 3 on Gaon Album Chart on the chart issue dated February 26 – March 4, 2017.[15]

The title track, "A Girl Like Me", debuted at number 38 on the Gaon Digital Chart on the chart issue dated February 26 – March 4, 2017, with 49,829 downloads sold.[16][17]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[18]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Rainbow"
  • Jang Yeojin
  • An Yeongju
  • Erik Lidbom
  • Maria Marcus
Erik Lidbom3:36
2."A Girl Like Me" (나 같은 애; Na gat-eun ae)ChowoolChowoolChowool2:55
3."Hate You" (미워지려 해; Miwojilyeo hae)Ravi (VIXX)
  • Ravi
  • PUFF
  • Ravi
  • PUFF
3:11
4."One Step Closer" (거리; Geoli)
  • Jinli
  • Glory Face
  • Glory Face
  • Jinli
  • Glory Face
  • Mingki (RBW)
3:48
5."Make a Wish" (소원 들어주기; Sowon deul-eojugi)Kim Ji-hyangMELODESIGNMELODESIGN4:02
6."A Girl Like Me" (Instrumental) ChowoolChowool2:55
Total length:20:50

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak

position

South Korea (Gaon Album) 3

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide February 27, 2017 Digital download Jellyfish Entertainment
CJ E&M Music
South Korea CD, music download

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kang, E. (20 January 2017). "gugudan To Make Comeback In February". soompi.com. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Gugudan confirm February comeback date!". Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  3. ^ "Rookie girl group Gugudan drop their first teaser image for comeback!". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  4. ^ "Gugudan drops 'A Girl Like Me' teasers for Nayoung, Mimi, and Hana – allkpop.com". allkpop.com. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Gugudan's Hyeyeon, Mina, and Sally are up next for more 'A Girl Like Me' teaser images!". Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  6. ^ "Gugudan's Kim Se Jung, Soyee, and Haebin are last to release individual 'A Girl Like Me' teaser images!". Retrieved 2017-02-18.
  7. ^ "Update: gugudan Drops Sweet Group Teaser Images For "A Girl Like Me"". Retrieved 2017-02-19.
  8. ^ "Update: VIXX's Ravi revealed to have written a song for label-hoobae Gugudan". Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  9. ^ "Gugudan reveal tracklist for 'Act. 2 Narcissus'". Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  10. ^ "Listen to Gugudan's 2nd mini album highlight medley!". Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  11. ^ "Gugudan admire their beauty in the mirror in 1st MV teaser for 'A Girl Like Me'!". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  12. ^ "Gugudan announce the changed release date of their 2nd mini album". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  13. ^ "Gugudan releases performance spoilers for 'A Girl Like Me'". Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  14. ^ "Gugudan preview a bit of their choreography in 2nd 'A Girl Like Me' teaser!". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  15. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  16. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  17. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  18. ^ "Act.2 Narcissus". www.melon.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-04.