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UPDATE (November 28)
(7 am KST)
EXO’s album hit No. 1 on iTunes in 60 countries/territories (the ones listed below, along with Bahrain, Honduras, and Portugal) and the title track has topped iTunes charts in 34 countries in total (Guatemala, Portugal + see previous list).
OBSESSION is also the No. 1 album on iTunes Worldwide…
…and the music video has now surpassed 7 million views.
All this before the 24 hour mark! Congratulations to EXO (and X-EXO)!
(1 am KST)
Just seven hours after the release of OBSESSION, EXO has topped iTunes charts in 57 countries and territories:
- Brunei Darussalam
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
Their sixth LP is currently No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 4 in the UK, making it EXO’s highest charting album in the United Kingdom (the first one to break into top 5 on UK iTunes).
In addition, “Obsession” has now become the group’s title track with most No. 1s on iTunes, topping the Songs Chart in 32 countries.
EXO just keep outdoing themselves, don’t they?
This is the situation on Korean music streaming services at the moment:
EXO is the only idol group to hit No. 1 on Melon twice in 2019 – with “Love Shot” (on New Year’s Day) and “Obsession”! And now they are so close to a realtime all-kill on the charts. Stay tuned…
UPDATE (6 pm KST)
The kings are finally back! EXO have just dropped the music video for the eponymous title track of their 6th LP OBSESSION, which you can check out below with English subtitles.
The boys have taken us to another dimension, destroyed our world (not complaining, though!), and stepped into a beat-heavy hip hop dance genre that we haven’t had the chance to hear from them before. Not like this, anyway. “Obsession” is innovative, catchy, and full of surprises throughout.
The combination of this addictive sound and the members’ incredible visuals makes a perfect recipe to fall deeper into one’s own obsession with EXO.
Seeing that EXO had to cancel their comeback press showcase in light of the recent tragic event, the group relayed the following message via SM Entertainment:
It’s heart-fluttering to make a comeback after a long time. As much as the fans waited, we have been working hard to prepare great music and performances, so please show this album a lot of love! Although we always come out with new concepts in the production of our albums, this one is especially unconventional and shows different colors/sides of ourselves! While preparing [the album], we kept feeling that it is bold and new. We’d like the fans to enjoy it and that [this album] can be a year-end present for spending this winter with us.Source (1)
To EXO-Ls: We missed you so much! Let’s make good memories together (…) and spend the end of the year happily.
They were definitely worth the wait.
Check out EXO’s surprise VLIVE for exclusive album unboxing, Chanyeol’s birthday celebration and the members’ general shenanigans – Baekhyun was 100% in his element!
Original article (12 pm KST)
After weeks of preparation, the day of EXO’s 2019 comeback has finally come. The group unveiled the final teaser images and the epic MV teaser just 6 hours before official release; meaning that we barely have time to process these jaw-dropping group photos…
…and get ready for one last iconic face-off between EXO and X-EXO in the “Obsession” music video, after which the main casualty will definitely be the fans who are about to be attacked by all of this.
That I want ya hook is bound to get stuck in your head and make everybody obsessed with EXO once again!
In case you were wondering, the war of EXODEUX has ended with the total score of:
Be sure to also check our Comeback Countdown to remind yourselves of the journey it took to get here (EXO and X-EXO gorgeousness in individual teasers and more) before OBSESSION drops at 6 pm today. EXO’s promotion schedule is available on the same link.
Happy comeback day, EXO-L!