South Korea's top boyband EXO go live ahead of new album launch

K-pop group EXO performing at a studio on Seoul, South Korea on July 4, 2013.
K-pop group EXO performing at a studio on Seoul, South Korea on July 4, 2013.PHOTO: CJ E&M

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's top boyband EXO return with their third full-length album EX'ACT on Wednesday (June 8) after a live show on the country's largest web portal operator.

The group, who topped a Forbes Korea Power Celebrity ranking earlier this year, will perform on Naver Corp ahead of the midnight release of the new 11-song album, which consists of double title tracks Monster and Lucky One.

The band's management agency, S.M. Entertainment, said 660,180 copies of the album had been pre-ordered, including 217,290 versions sung in Mandarin.

EXO's two previous albums have both sold over one million copies, the agency added.