Countdown is the first Japanese studio album by South Korean–Chinese boy band Exo. It was released on January 31, 2018 by Avex Trax. The album debuted atop the Oricon Weekly Album Chart, making Exo the first international group to have their first single and full album in Japan reach number one on Oricon's weekly chart. Countdown also continued in first place on Oricon's daily album chart for three consecutive days after its release, marking first place four times in total during the first week. According to Oricon, Exo's album recorded an estimated 89,000 units in sales within the first week of release. On February 9, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) announced that Countdown had sold over 100,000 copies and received a gold certification. The album reached the benchmark within only ten days of its release on January 31, 2018. The album went #1 on Billboard Japan Hot Albums 12th of Feb. 2018, #4 Billboard US World Albums. The song "Love Me Right" was co-written by Dsign Music.