Hey Mama!

Album Summary

“Hey Mama,” EXO CBX’s debut extended play (hereafter known as EP,) the first official subunit of EXO, was released October 31st, 2016. “Hey Mama” was released by SM Entertainment and distributed by KT Music on multiple digital music streaming applications: YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, QQ Music, MelOn, Genie, and Naver. On October 24th, SM Entertainment announced the debut of the subunit and their upcoming EP. On October 25th, a music video teaser of the lead single “Hey Mama” was revealed followed by a highlight medley on October 27th featuring song snippets on Apple Music’s Beat 1. Later on November 7th, SM Entertainment released a music video for “The One,” another single from the EP, on YouTube. 

Achievements 

  • “Hey Mama” (single) placed No. 1 at the top of six South Korean real time music charts
  • “Hey Mama” (single) placed No. 1 of iTunes charts in 7 countries 
  • “Hey Mama” (single) placed No. 2 of iTunes charts in 2 countries 
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) debuted atop Billboard World Albums Chart and Gaon Weekly Album Chart 
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) sold 275,000 copies in 2016 
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) was considered the highest selling subunit by Gaon and Hanteo with 275,199 copies and 202,281 copies sold, respectively
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) earned the peak position of #1 on Gaon’s South Korean Album Chart (weekly)
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) earned the peak position of #14 on Oricon’s Japanese  Album Chart (weekly)
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) earned the peak position of #15 on Billboard Japan’s Japan Hot Albums Chart (weekly)
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) earned the peak position of #1 on Billboard’s US World Albums Chart (weekly)
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) earned the peak position of #2 on Gaon’s South Korean Monthly Album Chart (monthly)
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) earned the peak position of #6 on Gaon’s 2016 South Korean Yearly Album Chart (year-end)
  • “Hey Mama” (EP) earned the peak position of #13 on YinYueTai’s Chinese Albums Vchart (year-end)

Features included on this EP:

  1. “The One” 
  2. “Hey Mama!!” 
  3. “Rhythm After Summer”
  4. “Juliet
  5. “Cherish” 
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