“One in a Million” by Twice
|Album / Mini-album||Twicecoaster: Lane 1|
|Release Date||October 24, 2016|
|Composer||Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott, Andreas Öberg, Danielle Senior|
After the success of the EP Page Two, Twice made a second comeback in the same year with the album Twicecoaster: Lane 1. JYP Entertainment announced Twice‘s comeback on October 10, 2016, with the release of Twice’s comeback schedule. The comeback timetable revealed that Twice would be releasing an album titled Twicecoaster: Lane 1 with the title track “TT” on October 24, 2016.
Twicecoaster: Lane 1 is Twice’s third mini album since they debuted in 2015. It was produced by JYP Entertainment and distributed by KT Music. On October 13, 2016, JYP Entertainment released the title track for Twicecoaster: Lane 1. This album has 7 tracks. Besides the title track “TT,” the other 6 songs are “1 to 10,” “Ponytail,” “Jelly Jelly,” “Pit-a-Pat,” “Next Page,” and “One in a Million.”
“One in a Million” is the seventh track on the EP Twicecoaster: Lane 1. This song is one of Twice’s songs dedicated to their fans.
Background of “One in a Million”
“One in a Million” is a song written by Mr. Cho with the music composed by Sebastian Thott, Dirik Thott, Andreas Berg, and Danielle Senior. Apart from being a music producer, Andreas Berg is a Swedish songwriter and guitarist. The song was also arranged by Sebastian Thott.
This 2-minute, 55-second song is a very inspiring song to be more confident and love yourself. Through this song, Twice encourages their music listeners to love themselves more and makes us realize that differences are beautiful and all humans are born unique.
Interesting Story of “One in a Million”
“One in a Million” is the last track on the album Twicecoaster: Lane 1. Apparently, there is an interesting story behind this song. The song written by Mr. Cho is a song that Twice dedicated to their fans, ONCE. This was revealed by Twice’s members when they went live on Naver V Live to celebrate their first anniversary on October 20, 2016, at 10:30 p.m. KST.
When “One in a Million” was played on the live broadcast, the members sang together and were moved by the lyrics of the song. Even Sana cried when listening to this song. Jihyo also revealed that many fans feel that “One in a Million” also deserves to be the title track for the album Twicecoaster: Lane 1. She also revealed that she felt the lyrics of this song are very beautiful.
“When I heard the lyrics, we didn’t actually write the lyrics. It would have been nice if we did that. When I read the lyrics, it was very moving to me. The lyrics are so beautiful. We loved it, and we thought our fans might like it. That’s why we played it in advance.”
Besides Jihyo, other members also said “One in a Million” is a very beautiful song. Nayeon said that the lyrics of this song are very encouraging. And, Chaeyoung also really likes the melody of this song. This song is very suitable for their fans.
“One in a Million” Is A Motivating Song
Unlike most of Twice’s songs within the pop-dance genre, “One in a Million” has a softer beat and melody. Besides the beautiful melody, this song also has very motivating lyrics. The chorus of the song is a part with very strong and encouraging lyrics. This part is sung by Jihyo and Nayeon:
One in a million, cheer up, You’re something special
One in a million, the only one in the world
You’re a masterpiece
You are perfect
One in a million, I believe in you, you’re perfect
Audio of “One in a Million”
The audio of “One in a Million” was released on Twice’s YouTube channel on October 27, 2016. This audio has been listened to more than 636 thousand times and gained 26 thousand likes.
Twice Performed “One in a Million” At Once Begins Twice Begins
Twice held a fan meeting to celebrate their second anniversary titled Once Begins Twice Begins. On September 17, 2017, JYP Entertainment released an introductory video for Once Begins Twice Begins.
Twice’s second anniversary fan meeting was held at Kyunghee University, Seoul, South Korea. This event took place on October 14 and 15, 2017. Twice performed the title tracks of several of their albums such as “TT” and “Cheer Up.” Twice also performed “Like OOH-AAH” and “Like a Fool” from their debut album The Story Begins and “Ponytail” and “One in a Million” from the album Twicecoaster: Lane 1.
Twice’s performance videos at the Once Begins Twice Begins fan meeting were published on Twice YouTube channel on October 6, 2020. The members look young and simple in black t-shirts and shorts. They also look very cute and pretty with bandanas.
“One in a Million” is the most watched performance from Once Begins Twice Begins to date. The “One in a Million” performance has been watched more than 2.8 million times and has more than 178,000 likes.
Achievements of “One in a Million”
“One in a Million” and 6 other songs managed to make the album Twicecoaster: Lane 1 a commercial success. This album sold more than 350,852 copies by the end of 2016. This achievement made Twicecoaster: Lane 1 become the album of the K-pop girl group with the most sales in 2016.
The EP Twicecoaster: Lane 1 peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Charts World Albums. This album also managed to beat the sales of Twice’s previous album Page Two. Twice’s third EP sold over 165,000 copies in one week on Gaon Chart. This album was also a nominee for the Disk Bonsang category at the 31st Golden Disc Awards in 2017.