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EXO Just a Few Records Shy From Selling One Million Copies of "XOXO"

Even after just a few months of release, EXO is set to create their own record of having sold one million copies of their first album "XOXO".

Oct 14, 2013 02:34 PM BST

Emerging boy group EXO is living proof that even the little kids can compete in the big games.

The twelve-member group is just a few sales away from setting their own record of having sold one million copies of their first album "XOXO (Kiss & Hug).

The album, which was first released on June 3, has reached a total of 441,332 copies sold as of October 11. The repackaged edition, which dropped on record stores beginning August 5, already has 910,973 copies sold. This year alone, EXO has accumulated over 900,000 in record sales.

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The album is predicted by many to reach the one million mark very soon because of the undying support it receives from fans and would-be fans up to this day.

Reaching the one million mark is already a big feat for Korean artists and only quite a few have achieved it. One of the few was Kim Gun Mo and his seventh album "Another Days", as well as g.o.d.'s "Chapter 4 Road". Since 2001, album sales all artist has shown a comparable decrease due to the rise of online illegal downloading. The launch of a legitimate online music market back in 2005 helped alleviate the issue with online piracy. EXO's "XOXO" is the first album to reach this much success since.

EXO made it through the 740,000 mark in September, and their album has only been selling for three months by then. It is dubbed the fastest selling album in 12 years.

The boys of EXO have recently concluded their promotional activities for "XOXO" and are now reportedly working on their new album. EXO is also confirmed to be one of the first foreign singers to perform at the Beijing Olympic Stadium in "SMTOWN Live World Tour III in Beijing".

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