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Twicecoaster: Lane 1 (stylized as TWICEcoaster: LANE 1) is the third extended play (EP) by South Korean girl group Twice. The EP was released digitally and physically on October 24, 2016 by JYP Entertainment and distributed by KT Music. It contains seven tracks, including the lead single, "TT" produced by Black Eyed Pilseung who also composed Twice's hit songs "Like OOH-AHH" and "Cheer Up". The EP is the highest selling K-pop girl group album of 2016, which sold 350,852 units at year-end.
- "TT" - 3:34
- "1 to 10" - 2:56
- "Ponytail" - 3:27
- "Jelly Jelly" - 3:32
- "Pit-A-Pat" - 3:27
- "Next Page" - 2:57
- "One in a Million" - 2:55
Background and release Edit
On October 10, 2016, JYP Entertainment released a time table for Twice's third extended play through their official homepage and SNS, which shows the group's promotion schedule beginning October 10 until the release of their album on the 24th. It was followed by the release of intro video, track list and album and group image teasers on the next few days. The two versions of the album, apricot and neon magenta, represent Twice's official colors which they announced on September 23, 2016. On October 17, 18 and 19, the individual teaser films of each member were released at midnight.
In celebration of Twice's first anniversary since debut, the group unveiled the EP's seventh track "One in a Million", the song they dedicated to fans, through a live broadcast on Naver V Live titled Twice 1st Anniversary V on October 20 at 22:30 KST. It was then followed by the release of second music video teaser for "TT" at midnight. On October 22, it was revealed that the album has nine random CD covers featuring the nine members of the group. On the next day, Twice released the album highlight which outlines every song in the EP, and credits each of the producers and songwriters. They also uploaded image teaser of the choreography of "TT" on their homepage. The album was officially released on the next day. It was also released as a digital download on various music portals.
Music Video Edit
The music video for title track "TT" was directed by Naive, the same production team behind the music videos for Twice's songs "Like OOH-AHH" and "Cheer Up". It earned more than 5 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours since its release. As of 2016, the video set a new record in only 40 hours, making it the fastest K-pop group music video to reach 10 million views and then broke the record of fastest to reach 20 million views in 114 hours (4 days 18 hours).
Twice held their showcase for the album on October 24, 2016 at the Blue Square located in Seoul, South Korea. They performed songs from their previous albums: "Like OOH-AHH", "Do It Again", "Precious Love", "Cheer Up" and "Candy Boy". They also performed "One in a Million", "Jelly Jelly" and "TT" for the first time at the showcase, which was broadcast live via Naver V Live.
On October 27, 2016, Twice made their comeback stage on M Countdown in Jeju, which gathered 10,000 local and international fans and was broadcast in 13 countries. It was then followed by performances on the October 28th episode of Music Bank, Show! Music Core on the 29th and The Show on November 1 where they won their first trophy with "TT". The group also performed for the first time since debut on Show Champion and also won the trophy on the November 2nd episode of the program. Their final comeback performance was on the November 6th episode of Inkigayo. Twice performed their new songs "1 to 10" and "TT" for all comeback stages.
Commercial performance Edit
On October 31, 2016, it was reported that Twicecoaster: Lane 1 recorded more than 165,000 physical sales on Gaon Chart within a week. It exceeded the five-month sales of Twice's previous album Page Two in only seven days. The EP entered the Billboard charts World Albums at number 3 while the title track "TT" entered at number 2 on World Digital Songs.
On November 22, 2016, it was reported that the EP had surpassed 200,000 physical sales, making Twice the only K-pop girl group who had sold over 200,000 copies throughout 2014 to 2016. The EP is the highest selling K-pop girl group album of 2016, which sold 350,852 units at year-end.
Christmas Edition Edit
On December 5, 2016, it was announced through their official Twitter that the group would be releasing a Christmas edition of Twicecoaster: Lane 1. It was released on December 19 with the same track listing as the original release.
The repackaged album sold over 115,000 copies in pre-orders.
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