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EXO’s D.O. Tops Global Charts with Debut Solo Album

EXO’s D.O. Tops Global Charts with Debut Solo Album


EXO‘s D.O. is starting his solo career with a bang. His debut album Empathy has topped the iTunes Top Albums Chart in 59 regions around the world on its release. Find the album here.

The album hit No. 1 on iTunes in the USA, Canada, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, India, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Brunei, Bolivia, Armenia, Cambodia, and Guatemala.

It also topped the daily Korean album charts such as Hanteo Chart, Synnara Record, and HOTTRACKS, and also topped the QQ Music, KuGou Music, and KuWo Music digital album sales charts in China.

With Empathy, the multi-hyphenated artist renders a six-track collection of songs and melodies permeated with his worldview and genuine intention to comfort listeners through emotions of love, appreciation, and serenity. Feeling most comfortable with an acoustic soundscape, D.O.’s first mini-album leans on acoustic pop and sweet vocals to deliver heartfelt lyrics, some of which he wrote.   

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D.O. has proven himself as a talented vocalist through participating in the soundtracks of his movie Cart (2014) and MY ANNOYING BROTHER (2016), as well as delivering an SM ‘STATION’ single “That’s okay.” He has expanded his career as an actor by participating in several movies and TV dramas, being recognized for his solid acting skills and box office power.

Last month, EXO released their special album DON’T FIGHT THE FEELING, which sold over 1.22 million preordersThe group has topped multiple music charts around the world with its energetic and unique pieces, selling over 11 million cumulative albums since 2012 including 1 million copies of its first full-length XOXO (2013), which made them the first million-selling Korean artist in 12 years.

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