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EXO becomes the first million seller in twelve years!

December 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am
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The boys of EXO have finally become the first artist(s) to sell over a million copies in a single year in twelve years!


SEE ALSO: Will EXO become the first million seller in 12 years?


As of December 27, EXO's 1st full-length album 'XOXO' has sold a total of 1,007,577 copies including 471,570 copies of its first full-length album and 536,007 copies of its 1st full-length repackaged album. 


To put this in perspective, no artist has sold 1 million albums in a year since 2001, the year when Kim Gun Mo's 7th album and g.o.d's 4th album both surpassed the 1 million milestone. Since the implementation of the online music market in 2005, EXO are the first artist of this era to accomplish this remarkable feat.

SM Entertainment stated, "If you add the 430,000 sold copies of EXO's special winter album 'Miracles in December', which was released this month, EXO's total album sales this year remarkably reached 1,440,000 copies... Both nominally and virtually, they are showing an album king-like power."


EXO shared, "We sincerely thank everyone who helped us break the valuable record of being a million seller. 2013 has become an unforgettable year for us as we received a lot of love from many people and received good results. In order to return the love, we will become an EXO who will continue to work hard next year."


Congrats, EXO!

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kpoplover-582
· Posted March 24, 2014 @ 9:12 am

i do not understand. People here are saying that there are 4 version of the album or whatsoever, and saying as if the 1 million album sales can be achieved so easily. If it was so easy, other artists could have achieved it easily in these twelve years.

vatmax
· Posted March 30, 2014 @ 11:21 am
Because other artists didn't think of selling 2 versions of the same album ................... that is cheating.
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chareeya
· Posted January 29, 2014 @ 8:13 am

CONGRATULATION!!!!

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exotic-midnight
· Posted January 8, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

Deserve ALL! <3

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gk
· Posted January 3, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

They totally deserve,anyone that disagrees is just jealous,They've worked hard and I'm proud^_^

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anti-superjunior
· Posted January 2, 2014 @ 2:01 am

but Rain sold 3 million....

emz
· Posted January 6, 2014 @ 12:00 am
I think, that's the total albums sold with all his album releases which tvxq has 12 million copies sold, & snsd has 6 million, i think?
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a-s-h-kpop-fans
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

Congrats to exo..they deserved this title..and based in the itunes chart, there are only 2 album for exo and not 4 as the kor ver n mandarin ver also included in the XOXO album n XOXO repackaged album..

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vatmax
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

Oh SMART MOVE SM !! With the 1,000,000 sold album EXO can win the GDA this year.
Wow !! So, super junior didn't have a comeback this year because the knew that EXO is 
going to surpass their album selling !!!! If Super Junior had a comeback this year, they would 
have lost the GDA :) & Sm doesn't want Suju to lose their " king of hallyu" pffft. Has super junior ever sold 1,000,000 copy of their album? NOPE. HAHAHAHAH. So, next year no EXO comeback because they want super junior to have it lol losers. :)   Although I hate both bands but  to me -  EXO > Super junior. Always. :) 

gorjessspazzer93
· Posted January 5, 2014 @ 7:52 am
I'll just quote Lee Soo Man: ''If there was no BoA there would be no SM.'' Don't praise your guys too much, they wouldn't be nothing if there was no BoA, Kangta, TVXQ, SuJu, SNSD.
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leenhwa
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 11:59 am

People, did you even read the article? The whole article? Every single phrase?! It says EXO is the first artist to sold 1 million albums IN A YEAR. It doesn't says EXO sold XOXO (Wolf) in 1 million copies... So, it doesn't matter if it's XOXO (Wolf) + XOXO repackage (Growl) + MAMA + I don't know which album/version as long as they sold in 2013 more than 1 million albums.

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lovehate11
· Posted January 1, 2014 @ 4:51 am

Their music is amazing! And they have only just started with albums and..WAOH!! They did so well and they are doing so well. Though I wish they could get rest it seems they are doing concerts, shows, interviews every minute. I love them so much. They are so talented and so kind and pure. I hope they stay healthy (most importantly) and I love that they are doing so well in album-sales <3

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g-dragon-is-mine
· Posted December 31, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

EXo is amazing. ..they deserve it....let's all be true to our selfs exo's album is perfection. .for real tho...haters may hate it because of that this 12 boys didn't get all this way just because of there face its because of there music.......you will understand that if you listen to there song's. ....anyway EXO congratulations. ...YOU DESERVE IT.....let's aim same thing for 2014....love you

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Jenkai33
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 9:41 pm
EXO everywhere. I love EXO seriously, but SM is like only talking about them... Putting them in SHINee's stages and creating "EXO SHOWTIME" (and more). I bet EXO are really tired and they need some rest. I know it's not EXO's fault, but I'd like to see other artists. And now, congrats to EXO they deserve it ;) But I miss SHINee or Suju's popularity :(
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xibition
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

Well deserved, their album was the best. Growl is such a good song, congrats to the boys <3

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sparrows
· Posted December 29, 2013 @ 6:33 pm


congratulations but jyj did it with their (one) album in heaven

400,000 pre orders and 350,000 sales in its first three days

soo ... they are not the first, allkpop should be more careful with their sources  

exobabyarmy
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 4:11 am
Please refer to Gaon Chart. Pre-Orders does not count as sales since it just shows how much demand there will be and hence how large initial production runs should be, and sellers can be assured of minimum sales. Additionally, high pre-order rates can be used to further increase sales.
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pinkhwangie
· Posted December 29, 2013 @ 11:52 am
I dont know why but as days pass by, fanwars starts to increase huhh
exobabyarmy
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 4:14 am
Agree. I wonder when will it stop. It seems that fans cannot accept all the achievements of one artist that there IDOL did not get.
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sssevval
· Posted December 29, 2013 @ 8:17 am
Well if they were just going to count all of the albums they released this year and count them as one, then might as well do that with shinee too. I mean they released not also korean but also japanese albums so if you go ahead and count them as one that would also reach over one million even more. But sm did that because exo is not that popular yet whether you like it or not. Thats their marketing strategy to get attention which we all gave whit this article
exobabyarmy
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 4:16 am
Korean release is different from Japanese release. You can count them if Shinee release an album and make it into 2 versions one in Korean and the other is Japanese. Then it will count as one. As far, I am concern, Shinee even release 2 albums this year and 2 mini albums, however it did not surpass the million mark.
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022kpop4ever09
· Posted December 29, 2013 @ 4:28 am

LOL. every other artist can achieve that kind of title.. like SNSD, SHINee, SUJU, TVXQ etc. yeah. if they're just going to have 2 versions per album and a repackaged one then add the total sales.. -.- Maybe if they do that, they'll get a much more bigger sales.. seriously, EXO didn't deserve that title.. SM's the one who did the marketing.. lol 

exobabyarmy
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 4:18 am
have you checked all the Albums release by SNSD and SJ and the rest of SM artist. All of those album has versions and repackaged.
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exobabyarmy
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 4:18 am
Please refer to Gaon Chart or Hanteo Chart.
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022kpop4ever09
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 7:01 am
@exobabyarmy Well, Sm stopped producing SNSD's IGAB after it reached 300,000+ that's why.. it doesnt have any repackaged version or anything.. and also Japanese version.. just the korean version alone -.- that's a big sale for a one album alone. :P Accept the fact that SM just wanted to get more popularity for EXO that's why they gave this title to them -.- But then.. Congrats EXO. LOL
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exobabyarmy
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 7:47 am
@022kpop4ever09 To be honest, SM really putting all there Effort on Shinee to win all the year-end awards however, they never expected that EXO could sell a lot most especially when they release repackage album. Most repacakage Album do not sell a lot. You can check Gaon and compare the sell of the Original Album compared to Repackage Album of SJ and SNSD.
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JustSmile159
· Posted December 28, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

Wait, so its 2 albums added together? If its is then isnt that equivalent to other groups? Especially groups from the big 3? If its not then congrats to them! ^^ I love Kris, lol

naxxna
· Posted December 29, 2013 @ 6:30 am
we have wolf korean and chinese version, and we have growl korean and chinese version. you can say 4 albums.
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2pmhottest212
· Posted December 31, 2013 @ 9:02 am
not just 2! There were bunch of repackages!
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immaunicorn
· Posted December 28, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

Save your bashing and accept the fact they did it your frickin society. 

What's the point on hating a group that has done literally no harm to you?

I don't get you guys. Every flaw you try to bring out to diss them, what the hell?

They ARE humans. They HAVE flaws. They AREN'T perfect. So what's your point?

Bashing them because they can't do this or that, Bashing them because they won awards, Seriously, humans? SERIOUSLY?

All of you are a disgrace to the society. Plain judgmental. Can't you accept them for who they are? No matter what they did in the past, It's not up to you to judge. Who are YOU to judge them? They work hard for everything. They deserve everything because of their hard work. Their popularity is up this level because of us fans. Why bash them? 
WHY do you hate them? 
It's only for you to reluctantly accept that they have taken kpop to a whole new level, people worldwide know what is kpop. They give us good music for our ears. They have busier schedules and have to persevere harder to keep themselves going. Imagine the lack of sleep or meals they have, the fatigue that builds up in their body. 

You have no right to judge them. Not a even a bit. So keep your hate comments to yourself. 

kaypopwooo
· Posted December 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
we're not judging exo. we're judging SM's marketing. lol. calm down. by the way, Psy probably publicised k-pop even more than exo.
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shineesylvia
· Posted December 28, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

im just wondering how they achieved such a difficult thing :)

exobabyarmy
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 4:22 am
Please refer Gaon Chart. If you are wondering how EXO achieve it. EXO has one of the biggest Fandom in SK. The bigger the Fandom the bigger the chances that you rule the Physical Album Chart.
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vatmax
· Posted December 28, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

GROWL + WOLF + XOXO = 1,000,000. yeah that makes sense. Like they sold 350,000 for each album & thats not a big number lol. Bunch of losers :) 

vatmax
· Posted December 28, 2013 @ 4:35 pm
Oh wait !! I forgot that they have 2 ver for each album HAHAHAHAH !! so divide by 2 BAM !! 17500 FOR VER OF A SINGL SONG OMG PATHETIC HAHAHAH !!
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shadow
· Posted December 29, 2013 @ 6:20 am
@vatmax Growl+Wolf+XOXO= One freaking album.
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shadow
· Posted December 29, 2013 @ 6:21 am
@shadow Growl in the same XOXO album but it's the repackage one.
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exobabyarmy
· Posted December 30, 2013 @ 4:24 am
Please check your sources. Are you new on this kind of thing? XOXO is the 1st album of EXO and Wolf is the first title track then Growl is the next title track for repackage Album. Please do check Gaon Chart if you have some time.
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kpoplover-582
· Posted March 24, 2014 @ 9:07 am
If that was so easy like you said, then other artists would have already achieved it in this period of twelve years...
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