For Life

“For Life,” EXO’s fifth extended play (also known as an extended play; will hereafter be known as EP) was released on December 19, 2016. “For Life” was released and distributed by SM Entertainment and KT Music worldwide. The debut studio album was released and distributed on multiple digital music streaming applications: YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, QQ Music, MelOn, Genie, and Naver. The studio album was simultaneously released in Korean and Mandarin in all regions. This is the last album to feature member Lay on all featured tracks. On November 30th, Ilkan Sports released an article confirming the release of EXO’s fifth EP and third winter special album, “For Life.“ Proceeds from the album directly benefited the Smile4U campaign championed by the band. 

Achievements 

  • “For Life” achieved a sales value exceeding 300,000 copies within its first week of sales, making it EXO’s second album to achieve the best first week sales value as well as the third best first week sales value for South Korean albums recorded by Hanteo.
  • The EP is considered to be the third best selling album on Gaon Chart in 2016, with a sales value of 438,481 copies sold.
  • “For Life” earned the peak position of #1 on Gaon’s South Korean Weekly Albums Chart
  • “For Life” earned the peak position of #7 on Oricon’s Japan Albums Chart
  • “For Life” earned the peak position of #1 on Gaon’s South Korean Monthly Albums Chart 
  • “For Life” earned the peak position of #3 on Gaon’s South Korean Year End Albums Chart 
  • “For Life” earned the peak position of #5 on Yin Yue Tai V Chart’s Chinese Year End Albums Chart 
  • “For Life” earned the peak position of #5 on Yin Yue Tai V Chart’s Chinese Year End Albums Chart (2017)
  • “For Life” earned the peak position of #5 on Yin Yue Tai V Chart’s Chinese Year End Albums Chart (2018)
  • “For Life” earned the peak position of #9 on Billboard’s US World Albums Chart

Features included on this EP:

  1. “For Life”
  2. “Falling for You”
  3. “What I Want for Christmas”
  4. “Twenty Four”
  5. “Winter Heat”
  1. “For Life (一生一事)”
  2. “Falling for You (亿万分之一的奇迹)”
  3. “What I Want for Christmas (再续冬季)”
  4. “Twenty Four (二十四小时)”
  5. “Winter Heat (暖冬)”
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