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After a week, EXO broke their own record but still could not surpass BTS

After a week of release, the album “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” has sold nearly 790,000 copies. EXO has set a new record, but not enough to beat BTS’ one.

Don’t Mess Up Tempo”, the most anticipated album in November, has spent the first week on shelves. After 7 days, the number of “Don’t Mess Up Tempo” album sold out is now nearly 790,000 copies.

“Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” reaches 790,000 copies after a week

Thus, the idol group from SM has set a new record for themselves. Previously, “The War” sold only 602,000 copies and “EX’ACT” sold 522,000 copies after the first week. In all Kpop, the album sales of “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” is just behind “Love Yourself: Tear” of BTS.

Within a week, “Love Yourself: Tear” sold over 1 million albums. It will be a long time before we have a group, or BTS themselves can be able to break the record of “Love Yourself: Tear” album sales.

BTS’s “Love Yourself: Tear”

In the days to come, the album sales of “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” will not stop at 790,000 copies. Soompi said that there were more than 1.1 million pre-orders of “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” before the release date, so it was not hard for EXO to maintain the record of million albums.

In the past, the albums “XOXO”, “EXODUS”, “EX’ACT” and “The War” had all achieved this record. This is also a factor that helps this SM idol group to be called Kpop’s “King of Album Sales“.


Nine talented SM idols also joined the list of Kpop artists who have sold 10 million albums in their careers.

Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” is EXO’s fifth studio album, and was released after more than a year of breaking. This is also a music product that marks the return of Lay. In “Tempo Chinese version”, Lay will participate in the song with other members.

Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” album has 3 versions: Andante, Allegro, and Moderato, including songs: “Tempo”, “Sign”, “Ooh La La La”, “Gravity”, “With You 24/7”, “Bad Dream”, “Damage”, “Smile On My Face” and “Oasis”.

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