S.M. Entertainment’s Chinese-Korean boy group EXO is on track to become Asia’s next biggest stars. The 12-member band released their special winter EP, Miracles in December <十二月的奇迹> to chart-topping success in December, debuting atop South Korean music sales charts such as Hanteo, Hot Tracks, Yes 24, and Sinnara Record.
Released in both Chinese and Korean, the Korean version of Miracles in December debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart and sold over 108,000 albums in its first week according to Hanteo, a few thousand copies shy from breaking a record set by TVXQ’s critically-acclaimed Mirotic in 2008. The Chinese version of Miracles in December had first-week sales of nearly 90,000 copies in South Korea alone, peaking at number one on the Gaon’s international music chart and number two on the local Hanteo chart.
The first five tracks that are recorded in the album have reached to top 20 positions on the Gaon Download Chart, and four of those tracks peaked in the top 10 on the Gaon Digital Chart with over 43 million sales in streaming, downloads, and ringtones. The Korean version of the lead single “Miracles in December” <十二月的奇迹> peaked at number one positions on nine of Korea’s major music charts soon after its release. On mainland China’s Baidu daily music charts, the Mandarin version of “Miracles of December” debuted at number nine.
“Miracles of December” is a pop ballad track with lyrics that are about searching for a lost loved one. Four EXO members provided the vocals for the ballad track, with EXO-K members Baekhyun, D.O., and EXO-M’s Chen performing in the Korean version, while Baekhyun, Chen, and EXO-M’s Lu Han performed in the Mandarin version.
EXO, separated into subgroups EXO-K and EXO-M, respectively debuted in South Korea and mainland China on April 8, 2012. The group has sold over 1 million albums since their debut, and their first studio album XOXO, which was released in June 2012, won Album of the Year at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, which was held in Hong Kong on November 22, 2013.
1. 十二月的奇迹 (Miracles in December)
2. 圣诞节 (Christmas Day)
3. The Star
4. 爱离开 (My Turn To Cry)
5. 初雪 (The First Snow)
6. 十二月的奇迹 (Miracles in December) – Classical Orchestra V
“Miracles in December” (Korean Version)
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“Miracles in December” (Chinese Version)
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.