EXO has broken another one of their own sales records with their most recent album!
According to Gaon Chart, EXO’s fourth studio album “The War” has recorded 1,592,792 copies sold as of November 30, with the original album having sold 1,086,307 copies, and its repackaged edition “The War: The Power of Music” having sold 506,485 copies.
With almost 1.6 million albums sold, “The War” is the group’s best-selling album since their debut in 2012 so far, and is currently also the best-selling K-pop album of 2017.
EXO was the first group in 12 years to sell over a million physical copies back in 2013 with their first studio album, and their subsequent second and third studio albums also surpassed one million in sales. In 2016, the group set a record when they sold over 2.13 million albums overall. Earlier this year, EXO gained the title of “quadruple million seller” in just 24 days after “The War” was released on July 19.
Their title track “Ko Ko Bop” also currently holds the record for staying first place on Gaon Chart’s digital chart the longest without pause, at four consecutive weeks, has surpassed 1 million in digital downloads, and was the most tweeted about song in 2017.
Meanwhile, EXO will be releasing their annual winter special album on December 21, and will also be continuing their fourth concert tour “EXO PLANET #4 – The EℓyXiOn” with concerts in Fukuoka on December 22-24.
Congratulations to EXO!