Overdose



  • I. Introduction


    Overdose is the third mini album by EXO released on May 7, 2014 in two languages edition with EXO-K's korean version and EXO-M's mandarin version.

    This was the last release to include the ex members Kris and Luhan.

    Overdose was the title track used to promote the album.



    II. Background and Release


    On April 15, 2014, it was revealed that EXO will comeback with a new mini album called Overdose on April 21, 2014.

    On April 18, the comeback was delayed due to sinking of the MV Sewol. Through their official home page, SM Entertainment said, "After learning of the sinking ship incident that happened on April 16, all of SM Entertainment's artists, executives, and SM family were struck with grief and sympathy. After discussing the schedule for EXO's music release, album release, and future promotions in the country, SM Entertainment decided to tentatively delay the release of mini-album 'Overdose,' which was planned for April 21."

    On May 4, 2014 Exo has confirmed their comeback for May 7, 2014.





    III. Commercial Performance




    Both versions of the EP were a commercial success; Exo K debuted at number two on the Billboard World Albums Chart while Exo M at number 5.

    EXO-K's 'Overdose' EP Enters Billboard 200. The boy band earns the highest-charting release for male Korean acts and is third K-pop act to hit the albums chart that year after Girls' Generation and 2NE1. EXO-K's version of the five-track EP flies into the Billboard 200 at No. 129. The South Korea-focused outfit sold 3,000 copies of their all-Korean set, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The EP also debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.

    EXO-K's version reached to number one on the Gaon Album Chart and EXO-M number two.

    The mini album had more that 687k sales in total.



    IV. Tracklist


    1. Overdose

    2. Moonlight

    3. Thunder

    4. Run

    5. Love, Love, Love





    V. MV and Album Tracks




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