April and a flower

Album Summary

“April, and a flower,” Chen’s debut solo extended play (hereafter known as EP) was released April 1st, 2019. “April and a flower” was released on multiple music streaming applications: YouTube, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, QQ Music, MelOn, FLO, Genie, and Naver. On March 8th, a month before EXO’s debut anniversary, it was announced on Naver that Chen would release his debut solo album within the following month of April. Later in the month the title and cover art for the mini album/extended play “April, and a Flower” were released. Pre-orders for the three versions (April, Flower and Kinho versions) of the EP were also released through Chen’s official SMTown artist page and through EXO’s official social media accounts. Throughout the days leading up to the EP’s release, multiple teaser photos, a highlight medley of songs included on the EP, and a music video teaser for the lead single “Beautiful Goodbye” were released. 

Achievements 

  • “April, and a flower” achieved No. 1 on 6 Korean Music Charts including MelOn and Genie, 
  • “April, and a flower” maintained three roof hits (Genie, Melon) 
  • “April, and a flower” earned 927,733 unique listeners on MelOn in the first 24 hours of release
  • “April, and a flower” earned 79,000 in physical album sales on Hanteo in the first two days of sale
  • “April, and a flower” placed No. 1 on iTunes albums charts in 35 regions
  • “April, and a flower” placed No. 2 on Worldwide iTunes album chart
  • “April, and a flower” placed in the Top 5 of US iTunes album chart 
  • “April, and a flower” placed in the Top 15 of UK iTunes album chart
  • “April, and a flower” earned platinum on QQ Music for selling 1,000,000 in RMB within three days 
  • “April, and a flower” placed  No. 1 on China’s biggest digital album charts
  • “April, and a flower” earned 1 million streams on Spotify with a total of 1.212.306 streams in three days 
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #2 on Gaon’s South Korean Weekly Albums Chart 
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #29 on Gaon’s South Korean Year End Albums Chart
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #51 on Oricon’s Japan Albums Chart
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #34 on Billboard’s Japan Hot Albums Chart
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #9 on Billboard’s Japan Top Download Albums Chart
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #7 on Oricon’s Japan International Album Chart 
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #33 on SNEP’s French Digital Albums Chart
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #92 on OCC’s UK Digital Albums Chart 
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #7 on Billboard’s US Heatseekers Albums Chart
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #33 on Billboard’s US Independent Albums Chart 
  • “April, and a flower” earned the peak position of #3 on Billboard’s US World Albums Chart

Features included on this EP:

  1. “”Flower” (꽃)”
  2. “Beautiful Goodbye” (사월이 지나면 우리 헤어져요)”
  3. “Sorry Not Sorry” (하고 싶던 말)”
  4. “Love Words” (사랑의 말)”
  5. “I’ll Be There” (먼저 가 있)”
  6. “Portrait of You” (널 그리)”
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