After taking a long hiatus, EXO made an explosive comeback with Don’t Mess Up My Tempo and it has set many new achievements and records.
After nearly a year, on November 2nd, EXO officially returned with their 5th full album “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” and their titled song “Tempo” in Korean version. This is said to be one of the best prepared and invested album from EXO in their career. “Tempo” is a very catchy song right from the first seconds. Also, the choreography is extremely sophisticated and powerful. Therefore, this atomic bomb called “Tempo” has brought EXO many significant achievements.
EXO became the idol group that sold most albums in 24 hours.
According to Hanteo, after 24 hours, more than 463,000 copies of the album were sold. This number has made EXO become the idol group with most sold albums after 24 hours. Moreover, “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo also swept Synnara – Korea’s biggest album selling site as they sold 100,000 copies after 30 minutes of opening the selling. The number of pre-ordered albums is also a massive number with 1.1 millions copies.
“Tempo” earned the highest view counts in SM after 24 hours on Youtube
EXO’s “Tempo” has just officially reached 17 million views after 24 hours of release. This figure is double that of the “Ko Ko Bop” MV released by EXO last year. 17 million views are also the highest views within 24 hours that an SM artist owns. Earlier, this record belonged to Oh! GG with over 9 million views from the “Lil ‘Touch” MV.
“Tempo” has reached over 2 million likes on YouTube. It can be seen that EXO‘s coverage levels have significantly increased even after almost a year being absent from Kpop.
Leading in iTunes in 46 countries and territories
24 hours after release, the album “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” has officially reached the leading place in the iTunes of 46 countries around the world. The album also debuted at No.1 on the iTunes Worldwide Albums Chart. In addition, the title song “Tempo” has occupied the No. 1 position of iTunes popular chart as well.
Achieved All-kill on Melon, leading various digital music charts in Korea
In addition to the amazing sale record of the album, EXO also stirred digital music charts. Recently, “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” officially achieved All-kill on Melon after half a day.
Top worldwide trends
Right after the official comeback, the keywords related to EXO and the album are constantly climbing to the top of the global top trends. This proves that EXO‘s great influence on fans around the world, especially when the group has been absent for so long.