The King of solo EXO Baekhyun recorded “Million-seller” with his second mini album Delight, becoming a solo singer who sold more than 1 million copies of both the group and solo albums in 20 years since Seo Taiji.
SM Entertainment, the agency, announced on the 1st that a total of 1,018,746 copies of “Delight,” released by Baekhyun in May, were sold at global until the 30th of last month.
It is the first time in 19 years that more than 1 million solo albums have been sold since Kim Gun mo‘s 7th album was released in 2001.
Baekhyun also wrote a milestone for putting both his group and solo album on “Million Sellers.” His boy group EXO has sold more than 1 million copies of five albums from his first to fifth full-length albums.
While Baekhyun’s group EXO is historically known as the first modern age K-Pop group to have surpassed 1 million album sales through their 1st full album ‘XOXO‘ in 2013, the idol now marks the first member within his group to have set the special milestone as a soloist.
Lastly, Baekhyun’s 2nd mini album ‘Delight’ also recently marked the first album by a Korean artist to be certified triple platinum on China’s ‘QQ Music‘. Shortly after release back in May, ‘Delight’ swept the #1 spot on iTunes album charts in a total of 69 countries, topped the United World chart and much more.
Baekhyun debuted as EXO in 2012 and is the main vocalist of the team. He is also active in SuperM, which consists of members of different SM groups.
His first solo album “City Lights” released last year surpassed 500,000 copies in initial sales (first week of release), and he has established himself as a solo singer with the unique “record power” in Korea through this new album.
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