Parallel (EP)

Parallel is the fifth extended play (EP) by South Korean girl group GFriend. The EP was released digitally and physically by Source Music on August 1, 2017 and distributed by LOEN Entertainment. The album contains eight songs, including the single "Love Whisper", and one instrumental track. It has sold over 60,000 physical copies as of August 2017. The extended play was re-released on September 13 under the title Rainbow with the single "Summer Rain" and a bonus track of the same name.

Parallel
Digital and LOVE version cover
EP by
ReleasedAugust 1, 2017 (2017-08-01) September 13, 2017 (2017-09-13) (Repackage edition)
GenreK-pop
Length25:18
32:23 (repackage edition)
Label
GFriend chronology
The Awakening
(2017)
Parallel
(2017)
Time for the Moon Night
(2018)
Singles from Parallel
  1. "Love Whisper"
    Released: August 1, 2017
Repackage album cover
Cover for Rainbow
Singles from Rainbow
  1. "Summer Rain"
    Released: September 13, 2017

Commercial performance

Parallel

Parallel debuted at number 3 on the Gaon Album Chart, on the chart for July 30 – August 5, 2017.[1] The EP also debuted at number 10 on the US World Albums chart, on the week ending August 19.[2] The EP debuted at number 5 on the Gaon Album Chart, for the month of August 2017 with 61,473 physical copies sold.[3]

Three songs from the EP entered the Gaon Digital Chart on the chart issue dated July 30 – August 5, 2017: "Love Whisper" at number 2; "One Half" at number 52 and "Ave Maria" at number 72.[4]

Rainbow

Rainbow debuted at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart for September 10–16, 2017.[5]

The two new songs from the repackage EP entered the Gaon Digital Chart for September 10–16, 2017. "Summer Rain" charted at number 11 and "Rainbow" at number 86.[6]

Track listing

Parallel
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Intro (Belief)" 
  • Iggy
  • Seo
  • Iggy
  • Seo
1:12
2."Love Whisper" (귀를 기울이면; Gwireul Giurimyeon)
  • Iggy
  • Youngbae
  • Iggy
  • Youngbae
  • Iggy
  • Youngbae
3:32
3."Ave Maria" (두 손을 모아; Du Soneul Moa)
  • Megatone
  • Ferdy
  • Megatone
  • Ferdy
  • Megatone
  • Ferdy
3:18
4."One Half" (이분의 일 1/2; Yibuneui Il 1/2)
  • Iggy
  • Youngbae
  • Iggy
  • Youngbae
  • Iggy
  • Youngbae
3:34
5."Life Is a Party"
  • Mafly
  • Ponde
  • Hyuk Shin
  • RE:ONE
  • Davey Nate
  • RE:ONE
3:00
6."Red Umbrella" (빨간 우산; Ppalgan Usan)
  • Heuktae
  • Heuktae
  • Jang Jungseok
  • Jang Jungseok
3:26
7."Falling Asleep Again" (그루잠; Geurujam)
  • Mafly
  • Noh Joohwan
  • Lee Wonjong
  • Noh Joohwan
  • Lee Wonjong
3:44
8."Love Whisper" (Instrumental) 
  • Iggy
  • Youngbae
  • Iggy
  • Youngbae
3:32
Total length:25:18

Charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Japan (Oricon)[7] 105
South Korea (Gaon)[1] 3
Taiwanese Albums (Five Music)[8] 1
US World Albums (Billboard)[2] 10

Sales

Region Sales
South Korea (Gaon)[3] 61,472+
Japan (Oricon)[7] 1,269+

Awards and nominations

Music program awards

Song Program Date
"Love Whisper" The Show (SBS MTV) August 8, 2017
Show Champion (MBC Music) August 9, 2017
Music Bank (KBS) August 11, 2017
Inkigayo (SBS) August 13, 2017
"Summer Rain" The Show (SBS MTV) September 19, 2017
M Countdown (Mnet) September 21, 2017

References

  1. "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  2. "World Music: Top World Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  3. "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  4. "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  5. "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  6. "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-09-22.
  7. オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」 -CD・ブルーレイ・DVD・書籍・コミック-. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  8. "第31 週 統計時間:2017/7/28 - 2017/8/3". 5music (in Chinese). Five Music. 2017 [31st Week]. Retrieved August 9, 2017. To access, select the indicated week and year in the bottom-left corner
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