EXO Breaks Their Personal Record On Billboard 200 With “The War”
EXO has done better than they ever have before on Billboard’s top album chart with their latest release!
On July 24, Billboard announced that EXO’s new album “The War” (featuring the title track “Ko Ko Bop”) has taken the No. 87 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending in August 5. The Billboard 200 “ranks the most popular albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).”
According to Nielsen Music, EXO’s “The War” earned 7,000 equivalent album units during the week ending in July 20, following the album’s release on July 18. Traditional album sales accounted for 5,000 units.
This ranking of No. 87 is the highest that EXO has ever achieved, with their 2015 album “Exodus” previously coming in at No. 95 on the Billboard 200.
EXO’s “The War” is also No. 1 on Billboard’s newly released World Albums chart. In addition, three of the songs from their new album have taken spots on the World Digital Song Sales chart, with “Ko Ko Bop” at No. 2, “The Eve” at No. 8, and “Forever” at No. 24.