Sing For You

“Sing for You,” EXO’s fourth extended play (also known as an extended play; will hereafter be known as EP) was released on December 10th, 2015. “Sing for You” was released and distributed by SM Entertainment worldwide, and by SM Entertainment and KT Music Holdings in South Korea. The EP was released and distributed on multiple digital music streaming applications: YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, QQ Music, MelOn, Genie, and Naver. The EP was simultaneously released in Korean and Mandarin in all regions. EXO confirmed the release of the EP and second winter special album on November 24th, 2015. Throughout the month of December, promotions for the album continued; teaser images, as well as the track list of the EP. On November 4, 2015, Exo was announced to be releasing “Lightsaber”, a promotional song for the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens in South Korea, as part of the collaboration project between SM Entertainment and Walt Disney. A teaser video for the song was released on November 8, followed by its music video and digital release on November 11. “Lightsaber” was later announced to be included in Sing for You as a bonus track on December 7.

Achievements 

  • Shortly after the EP was released, EXO held a showcase on December 10th, 2015, at Lotte World in Seoul. The showcase, which was live streamed using V Live mobile streaming application set the record as the most-watched live stream ever on the application. 
  • “Sing for You,” both Korean and Mandarin versions, broke the record previously held by Exodus, EXO’s second studio album, as the album with the largest first-week sales recorded by the Korean album sales monitoring website Hanteo with over 267,900 copies.
  • “Sing for You” (Korean Version) peaked at #1 on South Korea’s Gaon Weekly Album Chart upon its release
  • “Sing for You” (Mandarin Version) peaked at #2 on South Korea’s Gaon Weekly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “Sing for You” (Korean Version) peaked at #1 on South Korea’s Gaon Monthly Album Chart upon its release
  • “Sing for You” (Mandarin Version) peaked at #2 on South Korea’s Gaon Monthly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “Sing for You” (Korean Version) peaked at #2 on South Korea’s Gaon 2015 Yearly Album Chart upon its release
  • “Sing for You” (Mandarin Version) peaked at #7 on South Korea’s Gaon 2015 Yearly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “Sing for You” (Korean Version) peaked at #6 on Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album Chart upon its release
  • “Sing for You” (Mandarin Version) peaked at #12 on Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album Chart upon its release
  • “Sing for You” (Korean Version) peaked at #26 on Japan’s Oricon Monthly Album Chart upon its release
  • “Sing for You” (Mandarin Version) peaked at #44 on Japan’s Oricon Monthly Album Chart upon its release
  • “Sing for You” (Combined) debuted at #6 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart upon its release
  • “Lightsaber…” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s US World Digital Song Sales Chart 
  • “Girl X Friend…” peaked at #9 on Billboard’s US World Digital Song Sales Chart 
  • “Unfair…” peaked at #9 on Billboard’s US World Digital Song Sales Chart 
  • “On the Snow…” peaked at #23 on Billboard’s US World Digital Song Sales Chart 
  • The EP won EXO the 4th Quarter Artist of the Year Award at the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
  • “Sing for You” won first place on KBS’ Music Bank (December 8th, 2015) 
  • “Sing for You” won first place on KBS’ Music Bank (December 25th, 2015) 
  • “Sing for You” won first place on KBS’ Music Bank (January 1st, 2016) 
  • “Sing for You” won first place on Mnet’s MCountdown (December 31st, 2015) 

Features included on this EP:

  1. “Unfair (불공평해)”
  2. “Sing for You”
  3. “Girl X Friend”
  4. “On the Snow (발자국)”
  5. “Lightsaber” (Bonus Track)
  1. “Unfair  (偏心)”
  2. “Sing for You (爲你而唱)”
  3. “Girl X Friend (女 x 友)”
  4. “On the Snow (脚印)”
  5. “Lightsaber (光剑)”
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