For Life

  • I. Introduction

    For Life is the fifth extended play by EXO, released on December 19, 2016.

    The album contains five tracks, including the title track For Life, in both Korean and Chinese versions.

    II. Background and Release

    On November 30, 2016, Exo was confirmed to be releasing their fifth extended play and third special winter album, after Miracles in December (2013) and Sing For You (2015).

    On December 13, the album's title was announced to be For Life.
    The album and title track's music videos, which feature Japanese actress Nanami Sakuraba along 3 EXO members Kai, Suho and Chanyeol were released simultaneously on December 19.

    Unlike Exo's previous albums which were released in separate Korean and Chinese versions, For Life contains both the Korean and Chinese versions of the tracks.

    Profits from the album are reportedly donated to charity.

    III. Commercial Performance

    Within the first week of its release, For Life sold over 300,000 copies–Exo's second best first week album sales and the third best first week sales in the history of South Korean album sales chart Hanteo in that year.

    The album debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart and For Life became the third best selling album in Gaon Chart in 2016 with 438,481 copies sold.

    IV. Tracklist

    1. For Life

    2. Falling For You

    3. What I Want For Christmas

    4. Twenty Four

    5. Winter Heat

    V. MV and Album Tracks