EXO’s fourth full album “THE WAR” (S.M. Entertainment) ranks #1 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart. The album also went #1 on the charts in 42 countries on iTunes! Not only in Asia but also in North America and Europe. The War received a record-breaking pre-order by retail outlets of 807,235 physical copies, making it the K-pop album with the highest number of pre-orders at that time. Within one week of its release, the album sold over 600,000 physical copies and became the best-selling album in one week on the South Korean album sales chart Hanteo, surpassing the record of 522,300 copies held by Ex’Act, Exo’s previous album. The War topped the Billboard World Album Chart for two consecutive weeks, and the South Korean Gaon Album Chart for three consecutive weeks. The War reached number one on iTunes in 51 countries in total, including in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Romania, Philippines, Taiwan, Ireland, Poland, Mexico, and more; 43 countries at the same time. Apple Music selected The War as “The Best of the Week”. According to Osen, Exo recorded album sales of approximately 1,012,021 copies in the span of 24 days, making The War the second fastest album in Gaon Chart history to achieve this milestone. Exo thus became quadruple million-sellers for having four albums with over 1,000,000 sales.
Dsign Music co-wrote and produced the song “What U Do?” and achieved their staggering 25th #1 (!) on Billboard.