The first single from the album was "Go Away", released November 16, 2011, and the second, "Scream", was released on the same day as the album release.
Development and background
The album was announced on February 3, 2012. The majority of the album's songs are Japanese versions of previous Korean releases. "Go Away" was released as a single album, Go Away, the previous year in November. Two of the songs, "Ugly" and "I am the Best" were released on the Japanese mini-album release Nolza previously.
Music and lyrics
Collection is mostly classified as pop and dance music. There are also strong elements of R&B and hip hop. The album continues 2NE1's themes of female independence. Much of the music is from 2NE1's earlier releases through the form of Japanese remakes.
Collection contains the songs from two earlier released single albums. The first, Go Away, was released on November 16, 2011. It contained the songs "Go Away" and "It Hurts". Both songs became included on Collection. The physical single sold 18,000 copies and ranked as high as number fourteen on the Oricon charts.
On the first day of release, Collection charted at number four on the Oricon charts. The set sold around 8,500 copies on the first day of release. The set charted at number five for its debut week and sold 22,224 copies in the first week of release.
The album was first announced on the official Japanese website on February 3, 2012. The album was set for the release date of late February, but it was pushed back to coincide with the release of Big Bang's album Alive. 2NE1 made several appearances on music shows in order to promote Collection, in addition to making the album available for sale at Springroove Music Festival.
|1||"Fire"||Teddy, Sunny Boy||Teddy||Teddy||3:45|
|2||"Scream"||Teddy, Verbal||Teddy, Dee.P||Teddy, Dee.P||3:42|
|3||"Go Away"||Teddy, Shoko Fujibayashi, Sunny Boy||Teddy||Teddy||3:39|
|4||"날 따라해봐요 (Follow Me)"||Teddy, Kenn Kato||Teddy||Teddy||3:08|
|5||"I Don't Care"||Teddy, e.knock, Rina Moon, Sunny Boy||Teddy, e.knock||Teddy, e.knock||4:00|
|6||"내가 제일 나가 (I Am the Best)"||Teddy, 17J||Teddy||Teddy||3:31|
|7||"아파 (Slow) (It Hurts)"||e.knock, Tatsuji Ueda||e.knock, Sunwoo Jungah||Sunwoo Jungah||4:16|
|8||"박수 쳐 (Clap Your Hands)"||e.knock, Sunny Boy||e.knock||e.knock||3:42|
|9||"사랑은 아야야 (Love is Ouch)"||Masta Wu, Ritsuko Tanifuji, Sunny Boy||Choice37, Big Tone||Choice37||3:53|
|10||"Ugly"||Teddy, Kenn Kato||Teddy, Lydia Paek||Teddy||4:09|
|11||"She's So (Outta Control)" (BFM remix)|
|12||"Like a Virgin" (bonus track)||Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg||Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg||Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg||4:14|
Charts and certifications
|Japan – Oricon Albums Chart||4||5||22||—|
|Japan||March 28, 2012||YGEX||CD, CD+DVD|