f(x)’s Pink Tape Album
f(x) had their comeback in 2013 by releasing their second full album entitled Pink Tape in both physical and digital release on 29 July 2013 in South Korea and 31 July 2013 in Hongkong. Identical to Pinocchio and Electric Shock, Pink Tape easily topped the Gaon Weekly Album Chart and Billboard World Weekly Albums Chart at #1 and peaked at #4 on Gaon Monthly Album Chart, #21 on Billboard Heatseekers Weekly Albums, and #30 on Oricon Weekly Albums Chart, whereas the sales of the album reached over 104,000 copies In South Korea and 11,000 copies in Japan. Unlike the previous f(x) albums, the physical Pink Tape album comes packaged to look like a VHS tape, which looks very vintage and pretty to collect, meanwhile EXO’s Kai was involved in a photoshoot for the album as well with f(x) member Krystal, who the public later knew as a pair of lovers who have unfortunately broken up due to their busy schedules. In addition, Pink Tape has twelve tracks: Rum Pum Pum Pum (First Love), Shadow, Pretty Girl, Kick, Signal, Step, Goodbye Summer (Amber, Luna, and Krystal featuring EXO’s D.O), Airplane, Toy, No More, Snapshot, and Ending Page. Here you may listen to the second track of Pink Tape entitled Shadow which peaked at #6 on Gaon Digital Chart, #16 Baidu Digital Chart, and #25 on the K-pop Hot 100 Chart as its digital downloads have reached more than 235,000 downloads!
f(x)’s Album Red Light
f(x) made their 2014 comeback by releasing the third full album entitled Red Light in both physical and digital release on 7 July 2014. Typical to some of their previous albums, Red Light entered the Gaon Weekly Album Chart at #1 and peaked at #2 on Billboard World Weekly Albums, #13 on Billboard Heatseekers Weekly Albums, #16 on G-Music Weekly Albums, and #19 on Gaon Album Chart, whereas its sales have reached over 94,000 copies in South Korea and 7,500 copies in Japan. For your information, the Red Light album has two versions, namely the Sleepy Cat version and the Wild Cat version, and contains eleven tracks: Red Light, MILK, Butterfly, Rainbow, All Night, Vacance, Spit It Out, Boom Bang Boom, Dracula, Summer Lover, and Paper Heart. Here you may watch and listen to the fifth track of Red Light entitled All Night which peaked at #16 on the Gaon Digital Chart, #9 on the Baidu Digital Chart, and #37 at the K-pop Hot 100 Chart as its digital downloads have reached more than 163,500 downloads!
f(x)’s 4 Walls Album
After Sulli’s departure from the group, f(x) released their first album as a four-member girl group entitled 4 Walls in both physical and digital release on 27 October 2015. Just like their past albums, 4 Walls hit the roof at #1 on the Gaon Weekly Album Chart and the Billboard US World Weekly Albums and peaked at #3 on the G-Music East Asia Weekly Albums, #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums, #39 on the Oricon Weekly Albums, and #33 on the 2015 Gaon Album Chart, and its sales have reached more than 81,500 copies in South Korea, 3,700 copies in Japan, and 1,000 copies in United States of America. For your information, the fans are able to get different versions of 4 Walls, the Orange and White version of Victoria, Luna, Amber, and Krystal. In addition, 4 Walls contains ten tracks: 4 Walls, Glitter, Deja Vu, X, Rude Love, Diamond, Traveler (featuring Block B’s Zico), Papi, Cash Me Out, and When I’m Alone. Here you may listen to the second track of Red Light entitled Glitter which peaked at #35 on the Gaon Digital Chart as its digital downloads have reached more than 52,300 downloads!
f(x)’s Album Sales
After examining each of f(x)’s albums, be it their mini-albums or their full albums, we can conclude that ever since their first mini-album Nu ABO, their album sales have been relatively stable at more than 50,000 copies. In detail, the highest album sales for them was Pink Tape, which sold for more than 104,000 copies, followed by Red Light at more than 94,000 copies, f(x)’s second mini-album Electric Shock at more than 90,100 copies, and the latest f(x)’s album 4 Walls for at more than 82,000 copies. Not only in South Korea, all of f(x)’s albums except Nu ABO have also been sold in other countries, such as Japan and USA, proving that they have global popularity and their fans, MeU, who support their music.