EXO Beats One Direction In Worldwide Group Album Sales For 2015, SM Entertainment Still Hounded By Former EXO Member Tao’s Lawsuit
South Korean K-Pop sensation EXO made a stellar run against English-Irish pop band One Direction as the former’s “EXODUS” album toppled the latter’s “Four” album in the catalogue of worldwide group album sales for 2015. Read on for more details.
SM Entertainment, which released the second album of EXO on Mar. 30, 2015, gained the fifth spot above One Direction.
Korean-based micro-blogging site Instiz reported that EXO has the feat of being the only South Korean group to be gained a spot in the top-ten list. EXO proved their mettle as they moved 905,000 units of their “EXODUS” album against One Direction’s who had an 869,000 units sales record.
The said catalogue listing featured a prevalent number of American and English bands with the aforementioned. Headlining the list though were veteran Aussie hard-rockers AC/DC with their latest opus entitled “Rock Or Bust” (1,141,000 sales), British folkies yodeled their way on second for “Wilder Mind” (1,069,000 sales), along with, the Adam Levine-led “Maroon 5” crooned at the third spot (1,020,000 sales) and fiery alternative act Imagine Dragons had a firm hold on the fourth spot (909,000 sales).
Tao, the 22-year-old native member of EXO from Shandong, China, filed a court case against SM Entertainment for the closure of his ongoing contract to the company, according to Koreaboo. Tao’s case is being handled by the same law firm that handled cases of the former members Kris and Luhan. Both the ex-members filed their lawsuit last year, in addition, Kris included basic human rights abuse in his lawsuit. Meanwhile, Luhan was more subtle as his grievances included more of his health issues.
Tao’s legal complaint though was answered by an SM Entertainment’s official statement, as reported by TV Report. A brief summary of their response mentioned that they would be responding legally both in Korea and China in a multi-faceted manner and will legitimately focus on Tao’s prohibited promotions and actions.
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