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Everybody is the fifth EP recorded and performed by the South Korean contemporary R&B idol group Shinee. The EP consists of seven tracks and it incorporates complextro and R&B-slow jam music genres. It was released for physical purchase domestically and for digital download globally on October 14, 2013 by SM Entertainment. The tracks "Everybody" and "Symptoms" were chosen as the lead singles for the promotional cycle. To promote the album, Shinee appeared on several South Korean music programs including M Countdown and Inkigayo.

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ReleasedOctober 14, 2013 (2013-10-14)
Recorded2013 at S.M. Studios, Seoul.
GenreElectropop, R&B
LabelS.M. Entertainment, KT Music
Shinee chronology
The Misconceptions of Us
I'm Your Boy
Singles from Everybody
  1. "Everybody"
    Released: October 14, 2013

Everybody received positive reviews from music critics—Jakob Dorof of Tiny Mix Tapes praised the album for showcasing the experimental and versatile nature of Shinee's music and Billboard's Jeff Benjamin positively viewed the group's attempt at EDM stating the group found the balance of hyperactive EDM and pop stylings. The EP was commercially successful in South Korea and topped the Gaon Album Chart and sold more than 140,000 copies.

Background and releaseEdit

On October 4, 2013 S.M. Entertainment released a lyric video of a new song, "Symptoms", which was written by Kim Jonghyun himself. Also, the music was composed by The Underdogs, who previously worked on Shinee's songs "Juliette," "Spoiler," and "Selene 6.23".[1] Shinee released Everybody digitally and physically on October 14.[2][3][4] The group began their promotions for the title song "Everybody" on October 10 starting with Mnet's M! Countdown and ended their promotions on November 17, 2013 on Inkigayo.[5][6] After the release, the album charted high in Taiwan and entered at #1 of the Gaon Music Chart.[7] Shinee performed the title track "Everybody" for the first time during the 2013 Gangnam Hallyu Festival.[8]

Everybody contains a total of seven songs, including the title song "Everybody" and "Symptoms". The outfits for the album cover and the "Everybody" music video were from American designer Thom Browne's 2014 S/S Collection.[9][10] For the album, many hit makers participated such as Thomas Troelsen, The Underdogs, Kenzie, and Jinbo.[11] The title song "Everybody" is classified under the "Complextro" genre[12] and was choreographed by Tony Testa, who previously worked with Shinee on their past hit title tracks "Sherlock" and "Dream Girl". SM Entertainment performance director Hwang Sanghoon (also known as Greg) also participated in planning the choreography.[13] The music video for "Everybody" was released on October 10.[14] On December 20, Shinee released a music video for "Colorful" to thank their fans for their long continuous support. It includes video clips of the members' 2013 promotional activities.[15] As of 2014, the EP has sold more than 140,000 copies.[16]

Critical receptionEdit

Jakob Dorof of Tiny Mix Tapes gave the EP a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He writes that "Everybody will never be anybody's Pet Sounds, I'm Still In Love With You, Discovery, Meets Rockers Uptown, A Love Supreme, or even FutureSex/LoveSounds — but we're getting closer. The recent Pink Tape album by f(x) — a group engineered by S.M. Entertainment to be the female derivative of SHINee, one of their most successful boy bands — marked a big step forward, and now f(x)'s brother-progenitors have taken things even further. A seven-song mini-album (Korea's format of choice), Everybody makes for a leaner listen than the full-length Pink Tape and by some criteria may rank less impressive. But if we are searching for singular listens — ones devoid of filler, focus groupthink, or ill-fitting raps — then Everybody is K-Pop's most sustained statement to date." Dorof remarked that "Close the Door" highlights the experimental and versatile nature of Shinee's music which frequently charts into unfamiliar territories.[17]

Jeff Benjamin of Billboard praised the title track, "Everybody", stating, "Shinee crams in loads of dubstep alongside bleeps, bloops, build-ups and breakdowns. The electronic overload is topped off with sweet boy band harmonies, resulting in an easy-to-digest electro-pop track". The choreography of the song however was the highlight for the columnist stating it's "the most impressive point of Shinee's comeback".[18]

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from the official homepage.[19]

1."Everybody"Cho Yoon-kyungCoach & Sendo4:09
2."상사병" (Symptoms)Kim Jong-hyunThe UnderdogsThe Underdogs3:49
3."빗 속 뉴욕" (Queen of New York)Kenzie
  • Kenzie
4."1분만" (One Minute Back)Jeon Gan-di
  • Fredrik Häggstam
  • Sebastian Lundberg
  • Johan Gustafson
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Trinity Music
  • Jackson
  • Wik
  • Crichlow
  • Lidbom
  • Beauvoir
  • Escoffery
6."닫아줘" (Close the Door)
  • Stephan Elfgren
  • Anders Wigelius
  • Elfgren
  • Wigelius
Total length:26:50
  • ^[a] Minho is credited for writing the songs rap.
  • ^[b] Key is credited for writing the song rap.

Promotional singlesEdit

  • "Symptoms", a slow jam genre song, was the first track from the EP to be unveiled. An accompanying lyric video was uploaded on October 4, 2013.[20] It was the second song the group promoted alongside the title track "Everybody".[18][21]
  • "Everybody", the title track, is of the complextro[12][22] genre. The music video for the song was released on October 10, 2013.[14]
  • "Close the Door", a modern waltz song, was the third track to be announced and was first performed live during the October 13 episode of The Music Trend.[23] According to the domestic music portal site Naver Music, the instrumental piece used an intricate mix of synth stings and chords to produce a "beautiful" melody which couples perfectly with the lullaby-like lyrics of the song – that reinvents the relatively "prehistoric" music style in the Korean music industry.[23] The song was engineered by the veteran South Korean hip hop artist-songwriter Jinbo.[24]
  • "Colorful" is a "bright medium-tempo" song and the fifth one to be promoted from the album. It was performed live during their SM Town Week – The Wizard concert stage on December 21, 2013. A Christmas special music video was unveiled a day before featuring the group's activities throughout the year.[15]


Album chartEdit

Country Chart Peak
South Korea Gaon Weekly album chart[25] 1
Gaon Monthly album chart[26] 1
Gaon Digital Chart[27] 1
United States Billboard World Albums[28] 2
Billboard Heatseekers[29] 20

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
Worldwide October 14, 2013 Digital download S.M. Entertainment
South Korea CD, Digital download S.M. Entertainment, KT Music
Taiwan November 6, 2013[30] CD Avex Taiwan
November 18, 2013[31]
(Taiwanese Edition)


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  28. ^ Billboard Charts
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