EXO Baekhyun Becomes First 'Double Million Seller' with Group and Solo Albums since Seo Taiji

EXO Baekhyun is now a double-million seller with group and solo albums, the first artist to do so since Seo Taiji!

On July 12, Gaon Chart revealed the album sales chart for the first half of the year. On the list, only four artists managed to sell more than one million copies, including EXO and member Baekhyun.

EXO Baekhyun Bambi
(Photo : EXO Twitter)

EXO Baekhyun Becomes First "Double Million Seller" with Both a Group Album and Solo Album since Seo Taiji

On Gaon Chart's album sales ranking for the first half of 2021, EXO's "Don't Fight the Feeling" sits at No. 3.

EXO's "Don't Fight the Feeling" recorded 1,216,175 copies on Gaon. It is the third K-pop album to sell more than 1.2 million copies in South Korea over the past six months.

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The only other two K-pop albums to exceed 1.2 million copies on the Gaon Chart are SEVENTEEN's "Your Choice" with 1,391,964 copies and NCT Dream's "Hot Sauce" with 2,049,042 copies.

EXO Don't Fight the Feeling
(Photo : EXO Twitter)

Meanwhile, EXO Baekhyun's solo album "Bambi" came in fourth place on Gaon Chart's album sales ranking for the first half of 2021.

EXO Baekhyun's "Bambi" sold 1,007,625 copies in South Korea, since it was released in March.

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Considering that Baekhyun sold more than one million copies with both a group album and a solo album in the same year, he has eventually earned the title of "double-million seller."

Because of this, EXO Baekhyun is the first artist to become a double-million seller with both group and solo albums since the legendary singer Seo Taiji of the boy group Seo Taiji and Boys.

EXO Baekhyun Bambi
(Photo : EXO Twitter)

Previously, Baekhyun earned the "million seller" title both as a group and a soloist with EXO's "XOXO" and his solo album "Delight." He is the second artist to do so following Seo Taiji.

In addition to this, EXO member Baekhyun got the "double-million seller" as a solo artist with "Delight" and "Bambi."

Congratulations to EXO Baekhyun!

EXO Baekhyun Surprises Fans with First Tweet in Two Months since Military Enlistment

In other news, EXO member Baekhyun recently trended on Twitter after he posted his first tweet after two months since his military enlistment this past May.

EXO Baekhyun Bambi
(Photo : EXO Twitter)

In the tweet, Baekhyun said that he misses the fans and also asked them if they miss him. He also reminded the fans to wear masks, stay healthy, and be happy.

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EXO Baekhyun's tweet was received with surprise and overflowing happiness, not only because it is his first post after two months, but also due to the date he made the post, July 10.

July 10 is when Baekhyun made his solo debut with his first mini-album "City Lights," and this year is his second anniversary as a solo artist.

EXO Baekhyun Bambi
(Photo : EXO Twitter)

Throughout the day, EXO-L (EXO's fan club) was celebrating his solo debut album's second anniversary by using "#BOLO2ndAnniversary."

Because of EXO Baekhyun's tweet, the celebration became more special. Fans expressed their appreciation for the singer's simple yet meaningful tweet despite him serving in the military at present.

EXO Baekhyun is currently serving as a public service worker. Because of his hypothyroidism, he was unqualified for active service.

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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