Music • 28 Dec, 2016
K-POP POWERHOUSE EXO SET ALBUM SALES RECORD IN 2016
Group Sells 2.13 million albums this year
Already known as a ‘triple million seller’, having sold over a million of each of their three studio albums, K-Pop winners EXO sold 1.17 million copies of their third studio album ‘EX’ACT’ and it’s repackaged album ‘LOTTO’. Their special edition winter album ‘For Life’ has also sold around 425,000 copies while EXO-CBX’s first mini album ‘Hey Mama!’ sold 276,000 copies. Band member Lay’s first solo album ‘LOSE CONTROL’ sold 260,000 copies bringing total sales to 2.13 million albums, no small effort for the Korean superstars.
In addition, the band’s members have been branching out musically, collaborating with the likes of Baekhyn and Suzy for ‘Dream’ and Yoo Jae Suk in ‘Dancing King’, as well as flexing their acting muscle in movies like ‘My Annoying Brother’, the web drama ‘Be Positive’ and TV series ‘The Mystic Nine’ . Is there no end to this group’s talent? We don’t think so.
Words by JA