The repackaged edition of boy band EXO's hit album 'The War' has been topping the charts ever since its release. According to their agency, the new album, titled 'The War: The Power of Music,' has grabbed the top iTunes spots in more than 33 countries.
A report on Yonhap stated that the album climbed to the No. 1 spot on 33 iTunes album charts, including US, Canada, Australia, UK, France Spain, Japan, Indonesia, Russia and Hong Kong as of Wednesday, S.M. Entertainment said. Other nations included Finland, Denmark, Poland, Mexico and Malaysia.
The repackaged album has three new numbers—title track 'Power,' 'Sweet Lies' and 'Boomerang.' In addition, it also consists of nine tracks from the original album 'The War.' Billboard described the title track as an "upbeat EDM track laden with quirky synths and pounding drums while the boy band sings about how music is a force that brings people together."
The boy band also teased their fans with the music video of 'Power' that explores the group's comical side. In this colourful MV, the boys appear as a squad of soldiers fighting against an army of robots. Inspired by an array of video games and animated series, we could also see traces of Power Rangers and other popular cartoon in this humours-blended video. However, the energetic video features only eights members from the group as Lay is busy with his personal commitments.
Earlier this year, their album 'The War' topped the iTunes Worldwide Albums Chart in more than 34 countries and also set a new record with a pre-order of more than 800,000 copies. The album includes a total of nine tracks including the energetic 'Ko Ko Bop'.It is also the group's fourth consecutive studio album to have sold over a million copies.
The band consists of members Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. EXO is identified as one of the top three Kpop male groups with a fervent fan base across the globe. Earlier this year, the boys set the stages across Asia and the United States on fire with their fierce EXO PLANET #3 – The EXO'rDIUM. The worldwide concert tour consisted of 37 shows in South Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico and the US. They wrapped up the tour with a Seoul concert that drew 70,000 fans for two days last May.