What a Life

Album Summary

“What a Life,” EXO-SC’s debut solo extended play (hereafter known as EP) was released July 22, 2019. EXO-SC is the official second sub-unit of the band, EXO, and was formally announced on June 5, 2019. “What a Life” was released on multiple music streaming applications: YouTube, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, QQ Music, MelOn, FLO, Genie, and Naver. Throughout the month of July details of EXO-SC’s debut EP were released: the title of the EP, details about the three versions of the EP, the reveal of key international producers and collaborations to take place, teaser images, album concept medley, behind the scenes clips of the making of the EP revealed on EXO’s YouTube Channel, and the official releases of the three title track music videos, “What a Life,” “Just Us 2” and “Closer to You.” Both members participated in the writing and composition of tracks featured on this album in collaboration with notable artists such as Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko, Gray, Boi B, and Rhythm Power member Hangzoo.

Achievements 

  • “What a Life” recorded a sales value exceeding 1M Yuan on QQ Music, earning the debut EP a Platinum record certification. 
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #1 on Gaon’s South Korean Weekly Albums Chart
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #12 on Gaon’s South Korean Year End Albums Chart 
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #19 on Oricon’s Japan Albums Chart 
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #26 on Billboard Japan’s Japan Hot Albums Chart
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #29 on SNEP’s French Digital Albums Chart
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #43 on ZPAV’s Polish Albums Chart 
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #78 on OCC’s UK Digital Albums Chart 
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #32 on Billboard’s US Independent Albums Chart 
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #10 on Billboard’s US Top Heatseekers Albums Chart 
  • “What a Life” earned the peak position of #8 on Billboard’s US World Albums Chart 

Features included on this EP:

  1. “What a Life”
  2. “Just Us 2 (있어 희미하게)”
  3. “Closer to You (부르면 돼)”
  4. “Borderline (선)”
  5. “Roller Coaster (롤러코스터)”
  6. “Daydreamin’ (夢)”
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