Exo's Baekhyun sells 1 million copies of his solo album
Baekhyun of boy band Exo marked his first million-selling album with his second EP "Delight," becoming the first solo artist to do so in 19 years since veteran singer Kim Gun-mo in 2001.
According to his agency SM Entertainment, "Delight" became the first million-seller for Baekhyun a month after its release on May 25 with 1,018,746 copies sold as of June 30.
This is also the first time for a singer to have a record to sell over a million copies as both a solo artist and as part of a group since Seo Taiji of Seo Taiji and Boys with his solo releases in 1998 and 2000.
Baekhyun's band Exo saw its first million-selling album in 2013 with its debut full-length album "XOXO" and has had all of its four full-length albums set the same record since.
"Delight" topped the iTunes Top Album Chart in 69 regions immediately after its release, as well as the United World Chart.
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