Exo reaches a sales record
However, the group did need a bit of help to make the magic mark. It actually released that album twice: first in June and then in August in a slightly repackaged format. The original release sold 470,000 copies and the repackaged edition sold 530,000, according to the group’s agency, SM Entertainment.
The last records to top one million sales were Kim Gun-mo’s seventh album and g.o.d’s fourth, both of which were released in 2001 before the Internet transformed the music industry with online sales and piracy.
The 12-member group made its official debut last year before the members were divided into two groups, Exo-K, which focuses on Korea, and Exo-M, which focuses on China and the rest of Asia.
The group’s recently released Christmas album, “Miracles in December,” has also sold 430,000 copies, further impressing the music industry.
By Lee Sun-min