EXO ‘EX’ACT’ is the World’s 14th Best Selling Album of 2016! The Only K-Pop Group to Make The List.
The United World Chart has released their Top 20 Best Selling Albums of 2016 list. EXO’s ‘EX’ACT’ Ranks #14 out of 20 albums, becoming the best selling K-Pop album of the year and the only album by an Asian Artist to make the Top 20!
2013, the year of Growl was the year of EXO. They broke records and set new ones–in sales, in awards, in recognition. No one questioned whether they deserved it or not because how could you? How could you tell these boys who broke their ankles and pulled their backs that they didn’t sell a million copies and didn’t win every daesang? But they did, and they still do: nothing has changed, except their relief when they win.
EXO has nothing and everything to prove when they comeback. I say this in the same sense as when kpop legends make a comeback. They have nothing to prove because they are the name of kpop in this generation, paving the path and setting records just as seniors before them have done.
At the same time, they have everything to prove because kpop careers aren’t forever. The boys are well aware of this. You can see the anticipation when they wait, the relief when they win; the gratitude to be nominated and present at the ceremony in the first place. When they thank us–that this is only possible because of us–they know how hard we work to put them on top. Kpop careers don’t last forever, but fandoms do.