Sting (EP)

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Sting
Stellar-StingAlbumCover.jpg
EP by
ReleasedJanuary 18, 2016
Recorded2015
Genre
Length18:03
LanguageKorean
LabelThe Entertainment Pascal
Stellar chronology
Marionette
(2014)
Sting
(2016)
Stellar Into the World
(2017)
Singles from Sting
  1. "Vibrato"
    Released: July 20, 2015
  2. "Sting"
    Released: January 18, 2016

Sting is the second mini-album by South Korean girl group Stellar. The EP consists of five songs and musically incorporates house, dance and pop/rock genres. It was released on January 18, 2016 by The Entertainment Pascal and distributed by Universal Music. To promote the mini-album the group appeared on several South Korean music programs, including Music Bank, Show! Music Core and Inkigayo.

Background and release[edit]

On January 8, 2016, it was announced that the group was making a comeback on January 18 with a new album titled Sting. It was also revealed, that the music video for the title track of the same name will be directed by Digipedi, the same video company that directed EXID's "Up & Down" and the choreography will be made by the same choreographer of KARA's "Mister".[1][2]

From January 11 to January 14, teaser photos of each member were released on their official fan cafe and Twitter account.[3][4][5][6][7] On January 14, a teaser from the music video of the title track was released.[8] On January 16, the full track list was revealed[9] and on January 17 the full music video was released on their official YouTube channel.[10]

The mini-album was released digitally on January 18 and physically on January 25 by The Entertainment Pascal and distributed by Universal Music.[11][12]

Commercial performance[edit]

Sting entered and peaked at number 13 on the Gaon Album Chart on the chart issue dated January 17–23, 2016.[13] In its second week, the mini-album charted at number 53 on the chart.[14] The EP charted for two consecutive weeks on the chart.

The mini-album placed at number 40 on the Gaon Album Chart for the month of January 2016 with 1,711 physical copies sold.[15]

Track listing[edit]

The 2nd Mini Album 'Sting'
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Do You Hear Me?"NOPARINOPARINOPAR0:55
2."Sting" (찔려; Jjillyeo)GDLOGDLOGDLO3:32
3."Insomnia"G-High, Lee JoohyungG-High, Lee JoohyungG-High, Lee Joohyung3:23
4."Love Spell"Shin AgnesGDLOGDLO3:55
5."Cinderella" (신데렐라; sindelella)Gayoung, GDLOG-highG-high3:16
6."Vibrato" (떨려요; Tteollyeoyo)   3:02
Total length:18:03

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak

position

South Korea (Gaon Album Chart) 13

Monthly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak

position

South Korea (Gaon Album Chart) 40

Sales[edit]

Country Sales
South Korea (Gaon) 1,711+ (Physical)

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide January 18, 2016 Digital download The Entertainment Pascal, Universal Music
South Korea
January 25, 2016 CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STELLAR on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  2. ^ "스텔라, 18일 2번째 미니 앨범 타이틀곡 '찔려' 공개…단체 티저 사진 공개". entertain.naver.com. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  3. ^ "STELLAR on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  4. ^ "STELLAR on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  5. ^ "STELLAR on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  6. ^ "STELLAR on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  7. ^ "STELLAR on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  8. ^ Official STELLAR (2016-01-14), 스텔라(Stellar) - 찔려(Sting) Teaser, retrieved 2016-05-29
  9. ^ "STELLAR on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  10. ^ Official STELLAR (2016-01-17), 스텔라(Stellar) - 찔려(Sting) MV, retrieved 2016-05-29
  11. ^ "Sting - EP by Stellar on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  12. ^ "YESASIA: Stellar Mini Album Vol. 2 CD - Stellar, Universal Music (South Korea) - Korean Music - Free Shipping". www.yesasia.com. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  13. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  14. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-05-29.
  15. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-07-29.