3:33 pm - 11/14/2018

EXO’s “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” debuts at #23 on the Billboard 200

EXO prove they are far from slowing down as their new album Don't Mess Up My Tempo scores the boy band their first-ever Top 40 entry on the Billboard 200 as well as a slew of new, high-flying records.

Don't Mess Up My Tempo debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 23, the K-pop outfit's highest-charting entry ever. Tempo begins with 23,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 19,000 are album sales.

This is easily EXO's best sales week in America to date, beating out their previous best from 2015 when the EXOdus: The 2nd Album sold 6,000 in traditional album sales. The guys first entered the Billboard 200 with EXOdus in 2015 (landing at No. 95 on the Billboard 200) and last year bowed with The War: The 4th Album (which hit No. 87 and sold 7,000 equivalent album units with 5,000 in traditional album sales). EXO splinter group EXO-K also sent their Overdose EP to No. 129 in May 2014. EXO now become just one of three K-pop acts with three or more entries on the Billboard 200.

Source: @billboard, Billboard
ashdevilrun23 14th-Nov-2018 08:44 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna buy the album this Friday when I get paid 🔥 it'll be the first exo album I've bought since exodus
imahurricane 15th-Nov-2018 03:28 pm (UTC)
woop woop! which version are you gonna get?
baekpedaling Congrats, boys! 14th-Nov-2018 08:51 pm (UTC)
youtubelargo 14th-Nov-2018 08:52 pm (UTC)
Give EXO a US push for Chrissakes!!!!

But this is awesome for them. I may be wrong but The Eve didn't chart, did it? That's a massive organic jump.
torontok 14th-Nov-2018 09:02 pm (UTC)
The War* and yes it did but in the 70s
torontok 14th-Nov-2018 09:05 pm (UTC)
Now imagine what could have happened if SM had told us beforehand about Amazon/Target counting for billboard.
I'm proud of them, it's crazy that they're 7 years into their careers and still breaking major records and out doing themselves.
evilcoc0nut 14th-Nov-2018 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm confused lol, did people really not know this? That's why I bought one of my versions at Target. And I saw ppl on Twitter talking about it well in advance of the release.
countthesaints 15th-Nov-2018 01:15 am (UTC)
Quality k-pop charting in the States? Colour me shocked.
lelouchikaru 15th-Nov-2018 01:41 am (UTC)
Congrats to the boys!

I'm still getting myself into the album, especially Tempo (which I think is their weakest title track to date).
dropit87 15th-Nov-2018 01:55 am (UTC)
CONGRATS!!! I bought one from Target and two from the SM Global Shop so I own each version. It's a great album!
vintage_boom 15th-Nov-2018 02:01 am (UTC)
stupid postal strike means mine haven't even shown up yet. :/
ty 15th-Nov-2018 02:31 am (UTC)

So happy for them.
u_know 15th-Nov-2018 05:15 am (UTC)
Welp, I guess it’s a good thing I cancelled my ktown4u order and ordered from amazon instead (fuck amazon tho tbh)
hellicoptajuuce 15th-Nov-2018 06:54 am (UTC)
Exo has been delivering great material since call me baby tbh. Like the war repackage, lotto repackage and now tempo have bops that dont age badly
violoncelliste 15th-Nov-2018 07:06 am (UTC)
i still don't understand charts but congratulations :D it's well-deserved
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