Let’s Meet The Most Popular South Korean Boy Band With The Highest Album Sales Record – EXO
EXO is a Korean-Chinese boy band that originally consisted of 12 members and is under SM Entertainment. This band is divided into two groups or subunits, EXO-K including South Korean members: Suho, Bekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai, Sehun. And for EXO-M there are four Chinese members: Luhan, Kris, Lay, Tao, and two South Korean members Xiumin and Chen. Before their official debut, EXO-K and EXO-M released their first prologue single titled “What Is Love” on January 30th, 2012. Furthermore, they also released their second prologue single titled “History” which was released on March 9th, 2012. EXO-K and EXO M debuted on April 9th, 2012, with the song “MAMA” which was part of their first mini-album, MAMA.
EXO released their first full album XOXO on June 3rd, 2013. The album was released in two versions, “Kiss” for the Korean version and “Hug” for the Mandarin version. From the XOXO album, the song “Wolf” was chosen as the track leader. After the success of their first album, EXO launched their repackage album, titled Growl. The album was released on August 5th, with the track leader “Growl.” Still in 2013, EXO released their second mini-album Miracle in December on December 10th.
On May 7th, 2014, EXO-K and EXO-M released their third mini-album Overdose. However, EXO-M’s leader Kris has not been active with the band since May 15th, 2014, because he filed a lawsuit against his label SM Entertainment, regarding a problem with his contract. Luhan, on the other hand, has not been active since October 10th, 2014, on the grounds that there are problems with his health. On June 3rd, 2015, EXO released a repackage album titled Love Me Right. The album is a repackage from the previous album, EXODUS, which was released on March 30th, 2015. In this album, there are 4 new songs and Tao did not take part in the promotion because at that time he was experiencing problems with his health. At the end of the year, EXO released their second winter special album titled Sing For You.
Immediate Comeback – EXO Announces Shooting of Music Videos!
Good news comes to EXO’s loyal fans (EXO-L). Because the SM Entertainment boy band fronted by Suho and friends finally released the latest news about their comeback this year.
According to reports from local media which has also been confirmed by SM Entertainment, EXO will start filming music videos for the main song on Wednesday, December 9th. Kai and friends reportedly took up filming in the Gyeonggi region, South Korea. Insiders believe that EXO’s official comeback schedule will be made public as soon as they finish filming the Music Video. The comeback schedule also adjusts the preparation time for completing albums and editing music videos.
Nevertheless, it had been confirmed that EXO will make a comeback the second half of 2018. Sehun and friends have been recorded in the SM Entertainment group’s comeback timeline which was released a while ago.
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) August 12, 2018
EXO’s last comeback was 9 months ago through the special album Universe released in December 2017. Since then, Chanyeol and friends have been busy with individual activities ranging from advertising, shooting, filming and drama, collaborative projects to starring in musicals. EXO is also busy holding the “EXO PLANET # 4 – The ElyXiOn [dot]” concert tour in various countries.
EXO Announces Details About Their Comeback!
After waiting for a long time, EXO will make a comeback with a complete formation of nine members.
Reporting from Soompi, on Thursday, April 10th, SM Entertainment confirmed fans’ speculation that EXO’s fifth studio album will be released on November 2nd. This album will be titled Don’t Mess Up My Tempo. The pre-order album will open today. In addition, SM Entertainment also happily announced that members were recording for the Chinese version of their new release and were filming for the music videos as well.
Lay will also make his solo debut in the United States on October 19th, with his third solo album, NAMANANA.
Don’t Mess Up My Tempo will be EXO’s first domestic release since the winter special album Universe in December 2017, while the first album has been promoted since The War: The Power of Music in September 2017, when EXO recently launched their new logo.
Ready to Make a Comeback in September, EXO Releases Teaser!
The phenomenal and popular boy band from South Korea, EXO, suddenly uploaded a teaser on their Twitter account, @wearoneEXO, on Monday, October 1st, 2018. The 10-second teaser clip displays an image similar to the EXO logo that is made like a speedometer. There is EXO’s name written on it.
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) October 1, 2018
EXO hasn’t put a caption for that clip. But they added a number of hashtags, one of which read #EXOComingSoonexo smtown.com. EXO’s Instagram account even adds pictures of crossing wheel lines. As with uploads on Twitter, this video also doesn’t include any information.
Previously, it was reported that EXO will make a comeback or release new work in the autumn of 2018. They have even shot a music video.
The teaser on social media made EXO-L (nickname for EXO fans) rejoice. Their greeting came true with the skyrocketing of #EXOComingSoon’s hashtag on social media. The tag even entered the top 10 of the world’s trending topics on Twitter.
EXO Finally Releases Short Teaser For ‘Don’t Mess Up My Tempo’!
Nine of EXO’s members are ready to make a comeback with a new album titled Don’t Mess Up My Tempo. The teaser video with the biker concept was released by the group with this million seller nickname.
Through various official social media accounts, SM Entertainment released a teaser titled ‘EXO’ Tempo ‘- Concept Short Video’, on Monday, October 22nd, at midnight Korean time. In the 30-second video, Suho and friends appear with large motorbikes, leather jackets, and a more masculine style.
The concept of ‘frightening’ is certainly much different from the theme carried by EXO in the album The War which was released last 2017. The flamboyant and relaxed style of reggae kids is very pronounced in the previous album.
Meanwhile, EXO is scheduled to make a comeback on November 2nd.
Finally, Release! EXO Officially Make a Comeback With the Song ‘Tempo’
EXO finally re-entertained fans by releasing a fifth album titled Don’t Mess Up My Tempo. At the same time, Kai and friends released a music video for the main song titled “Tempo.”
In the Music Video, EXO returned with a complete formation of 9 members. Lay did not seem to sing in the Korean version, but his figure appeared several times in the music video for “Tempo.”
“Tempo” was written by JQ, PENOMECO, and Yoo Young-jin. Jamil ‘Digi’ Chammas, Leven Kali, Tay Jasper, Adrian Mckinnon, and MZMC are responsible as composers.
EXO’s new song this time is of the hip-hop and dance genre with bass dominance and drum sound. Baekhyun and friends also show their good voices and rapping skills, and successfully make their listeners come to shake their heads.
Meanwhile, EXO still had another music video surprise to release. The Chinese version of the “Tempo” music video was to be released at midnight, November 2nd, in South Korea.
EXO Drops ‘Don’t Mess Up My Tempo’ Album Details!
EXO finally shared additional details about their fifth album Don’t Mess Up My Tempo. One of the 11 new songs will fill the album Don’t Mess Up My Tempo. The tracks include, “Tempo” (Korean version), “Sign,” “Ooh La La,” “Gravity,” “With You,” “24/7,” “Bad Dream,” “Damage,” “Smile on My Face,” “Oasis,” and “Tempo” (Chinese version).
There will be three versions of the album released, including the Allegro, Moderato, and Andante version. In addition, fans can also get eight photocards with eight members (without Lay), with an additional bonus of one postcard given randomly.
In this comeback, Lay also participated in the Chinese version of the album and video clips. This is Lay’s first comeback with EXO, after two years of running a career as a solo artist in China. Don’t Mess Up My Tempo was to be released on November 2nd.