Name Is 4Minute

Name Is 4Minute is the fourth extended play by South Korean girl group 4minute, released on April 26, 2013. It features the lead single "What's Your Name?", which became the group's most successful single after peaking at number one on the Gaon Singles Chart[1] and being one of the best selling singles of the year.

Name Is 4Minute
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EP by
ReleasedApril 26, 2013
Genre
Length14:13
Label
4minute chronology
Best of 4Minute
(2012)
Name Is 4Minute
(2013)
4Minute World
(2014)
Singles from Name Is 4Minute
  1. "What's Your Name?"
    Released: April 26, 2013

BackgroundEdit

On February 4, 2013, Cube Entertainment announced that 4Minute would release new material in the first half of the year.[2]

It was further explained that their new music would more closely resemble their debut sound, more "groovy and powerful" according to their record label Cube Entertainment.[3]

The mini-album includes the single "What's Your Name?" which was produced by Brave Brothers. It features a "hip-hop style where it uses unique sounds and has a fast-paced and rhythm-packed melody". The single is preceded by "What's My Name?" which introduces the track. Three other songs follow: "Whatever" is described by the album's producers as "unique". "Gimme That" is an "ambitious" song that "asks a man to show his manly side for love". "Domino" is described as a "strong hip hop and blues genre, together with a powerful rocking melody."

Promotion and releaseEdit

On April 19, the lead single was confirmed to be “What’s Your Name?”.[4]

The EP was intended to be released April 25,[5] however, because of additional music video filming for the title track "What's Your Name?", on April 19, Cube delayed the release to the 26th, “Although it’s just one day, to console the fans about the delay, we’ll prepare it to the best of our ability.”[6]

The music video premiered on April 26 on the same day of the album's release.[7]

The group promoted the song "What's Your Name?" on music shows along with the track "Whatever". "What's Your Name?" reached number 1 on the weekly Gaon chart[8] and the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100.[9] It was also number 6 on Gaon's year-end chart for 2013.[10]

On May 6, Hyuna suddenly fainted due to high fever and dehydration, and was hospitalized on May 7. Cube announced that the other four members would continue with the promotions and performances.[11] Hyuna rejoined the group for the May 16 performance on M! Countdown[12]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."What's My Name?"Seo Jae-woo, Seo Young-baeSeo Jae-woo, Seo Young-bae1:19
2."What's Your Name?" (이름이 뭐예요?; Ireumi Mwoyeyo?)Brave BrothersBrave Brothers, Elephant Kingdom3:06
3."Whatever"Kim Tae-ho, D3O, Aileen De La CruzD3O, Aileen De La Cruz, Seo Jae-woo2:58
4."Gimme That"Im Sang-hyuk, Kim Tae-ho, Son Young-jin, SlrppyIm Sang-hyuk, Son Young-jin3:23
5."Domino"Min Yeon-jae, Faces of GloryFaces of Glory3:27
Total length:14:13

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
South Korea April 26, 2013 CD, Digital download Cube Entertainment

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gaon Search - 4minute" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved May 23, 2013.(registration required)
  2. ^ "4minute will have a comeback after 2YOON promotions! ~ Latest K-pop News - K-pop News | Daily K Pop News". Dkpopnews.net. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  3. ^ "4minute to go back 4 years for their comeback". Allkpop.com. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  4. ^ "4minute's title track confirmed to be "What's Your Name?" + video clip starring 'Gag Concert' comedians". Allkpop.com. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  5. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (April 18, 2013). "4minute Announces 4th Mini-Album With Electric Concept Photos". Billboard.com.
  6. ^ "4minute delays "What's Your Name?" comeback by a day to the 26th". Allkpop.com. April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  7. ^ 4minute returns with mini album + MV for “What’s Your Name?”
  8. ^ "Gaon Weekly Chart". gaon.co.kr. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 : Jun 01, 2013". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Gaon Yearly Chart". Gaon.co.kr. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  11. ^ http://sg.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/4minute-s-hyuna-hospitalized-due-to-high-fever-065213670.html
  12. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2013/05/16/4minutes-hyuna-recovers-and-joins-members-for-m-countdown-stage/
  13. ^ "Gaon Weekly Chart". gaon.co.kr. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Gaon Monthly Album Chart". gaon.co.kr. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  15. ^ "World Albums". Billboard Charts. Billboard. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  16. ^ "Gaon album chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  17. ^ "Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for the month of April 2013". allkpop.com. May 11, 2013. references Gaon Chart.

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