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EXO sweeps iTunes albums chart in 85 regions

15:23 June 08, 2021

SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- K-pop boy band EXO has topped the iTunes top album chart in 85 regions with its latest release "Don't Fight the Feeling," its management agency said Tuesday.

The album, released Monday, ranked No. 1 in regional charts in countries such as the United States, Britain, France, Canada and Germany, according to SM Entertainment.

The album also sat atop digital album charts compiled by Chinese music services, like QQ Music, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music, it added. On QQ Music, it earned a triple platinum certification -- given to albums that have exceeded sales of 3 million Chinese yuan (US$469,402) -- in two hours and 19 minutes.

This photo, provided by SM Entertainment, shows boy band EXO. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

"Don't Fight the Feeling" is the nine-piece act's first release in more than a year following its sixth studio album "Obsession." Preorders for the new album reached more than 1.22 million, a record high for the act.

Seven of EXO's nine members -- excluding Chen and Suho -- took part in the album. The two members enlisted for compulsory military service last year.

mlee@yna.co.kr
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