K-pop band EXO rewrites K-pop album sales history

Popular K-pop boy band EXO performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium during their first concert in Singapore. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE
Popular K-pop boy band EXO performing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium during their first concert in Singapore. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER FILE

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - EXO, the K-pop group currently topping domestic charts, sold over a million album copies in two months, recording the largest volume of sales in the shortest span of time for any K-pop act.

The group reported on Wednesday an accumulated sales volume of 1,125,020 copies with second regular EP entitled EXODUS and its repackaged edition Love Me Right, which sold 753,860 and 371,160 copies respectively.

EXO had previously hit the million mark in 2013 with another EP, XOXO, a feat no other South Korean music group had achieved in 12 years.

It had taken the boy group only seven months to hit that one million figure.

With EXODUS and Love Me Right together recording sales of more than a million in two months, EXO has further shortened its record, reaffirming their strong status in the K-pop industry.

The idols, minus Chinese member Tao - who is rumoured to be exiting the group - will kick into action on TV music programmes with today's M! Countdown, to promote Love Me Right.

Love Me Right, which was released yesterday, contains all the 10 songs of the original EXODUS plus four new songs.

The repackaged EP enjoyed hot presales prior to its release.