Exo-CBX (Korean엑소-첸백시 Exo-Chen-Baek-Xi; stylized as EXO-CBX) is the first official sub-unit of South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo. Formed by SM Entertainment in 2016, the group is composed of three Exo members: Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin. Their debut extended play Hey Mama! was released on October 31, 2016.

Exo-CBX
Exo Golden Disk Awards Red Carpet 2017.png
Exo-CBX at Golden Disc Awards January 2017
From left to right: Chen, Xiumin, and Baekhyun
Background information
Also known as
  • ChenBaekXi
  • CBX
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2016–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteexo-cbx.smtown.com
Members

HistoryEdit

2016: Formation, debut and Hey Mama!Edit

On July 29, 2016, Chen, Baekhyun and Xiumin appeared in a video titled "Reservoir Idols" during Exo's concert tour Exo Planet 3 – The Exo'rdium. They then released an original soundtrack titled "For You" for the SBS television drama series Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo on August 23, 2016. As a result, it was speculated that they would form Exo's first sub-unit. This was confirmed by SM Entertainment on October 5.[2] On October 23, they performed "For You" for the first time as a unit at the 2016 Busan One Asia Festival.[3] On October 24, the unit's name was announced to be Exo-CBX (shortened from ChenBaekXi), after the first letter of the members' stage names.[4]

On October 31, Exo-CBX released their debut extended play Hey Mama!, which contains five tracks with a variety of genres including electronic dance, R&B ballad and retro pop,[5] along with the music video for the title track.[6] The group made their debut performance on M Countdown on November 3.[7] On November 6, the "Reservoir Idols" video was officially released as a music video for "The One", one of the tracks from the album. Hey Mama! topped the Billboard World Albums chart[4][8] and South Korean's Gaon album chart. Later in November, Exo-CBX recorded a remake of the original soundtrack "Crush U" for the game Blade & Soul. They performed the song on November 18 at the N-Pop Showcase concert, part of the 2016 Blade & Soul world championship tournament.[9] On December 25, "Crush U" music video was released.[10]

2018–present: First Japan arena tour, Blooming Days and MagicEdit

In January 2018, via an online program on LINE, they announced that they have prepared for their first Japan arena tour called "Magical Circus" in May and June.[11] The tour had eight shows with four cities in Japan, including: Yokohama, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Osaka.[11][12] On April, the group released their second Korean mini album Blooming Days.[13] CBX's first Japanese studio album, Magic, was released on May 9.[14][15]

In February 2019, it was announced that the group would have Special Edition concerts of their Japanese tour "Magical Circus" in April.[16][17]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
Hot

[18]
JPN
Oricon

[19]
Magic 3 1
  • JPN: 64,417+ (Phy.)[20]
  • JPN: 1,331+ (Dig.)[21]

Extended playsEdit

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications[A]
KOR
[22]
FRA Dig.
[23]
JPN UK
Down.

[24]
US World
[25]
Hot
[26]
Oricon
[27]
Hey Mama! 1 15 14 1 N/A
Girls
  • Released: May 24, 2017 (JPN)
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 2 N/A
Blooming Days
  • Released: April 10, 2018 (KOR)
  • Label: SM Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 63 20 10 74 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
[36]
KOR
Hot.

[37]
JPN
Hot.

[38]
US
World

[39]
"Hey Mama!" 2016 4 7 Hey Mama!
"Ka-CHING!" 2017 N/A Girls and Magic
"Blooming Day" (花요일) 2018 20 2 8 Blooming Days
"Horololo" 100 Magic
"Paper Cuts" 2019 47 non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Notes: Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 was introduced on May 29, 2017.
Alibaba music chart discontinued in November, 2017.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album Notes
KOR
"Crush U" 2016 Blade & Soul OST
"Beautiful World" (아름다운 강산) 2018 N/A KONA Electric X EXO-CBX Collaboration with Hyundai
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
Note: Alibaba music chart discontinued in November, 2017.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart
position
Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

[43]
KOR
Billboard

[44]
CHN
Alibaba

[45]
Korean
"The One" 2016 22 N/A 16 Hey Mama!
"Rhythm After Summer" 28 19
"Juliet" 27 20
"Cherish" 25 18
"Playdate" 2018 83 3 N/A N/A Blooming Days
"Sweet Dreams!" (내일 만나) 87 4
"Monday Blues" 91 5
"Vroom Vroom" 93 6
"Thursday" 96 7
"Lazy" (휴일) 100 8
Japanese
"Diamond Crystal" 2017 N/A 5 N/A Girls
"Miss You" 9
"KING and QUEEN" 10
"Girl Problems" 11
"Tornado Spiral" 15
"Hey Mama!" 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
Notes: Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 was introduced on May 29, 2017.
Alibaba music chart discontinued in November, 2017.

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
[48]
"It's Running Time" 2017 Running Man Animation OST
"Cry" Final Life: Even if You Disappear Tomorrow OST
Magic
"Someone Like You" 2018 88 Live OST
"Be My Love" 2019 117 Love Playlist Season 4 OST
"—" denotes that the release didn't chart in that region.
Note: Alibaba music chart discontinued in November, 2017.

FilmographyEdit

Music videosEdit

Title Year Director
Korean
"Hey Mama!" 2016 Unknown
"The One" Kwon Soonwook[citation needed]
"Crush U" Unknown
"It's Running Time!" 2017 Unknown
"花요일 (Blooming Day)" 2018 VM Project Architecture[citation needed]
"Beautiful World" (아름다운 강산) Unknown
Japanese
"Ka-Ching!" 2017 Ninomiya "NINO" Daisuke[citation needed]
"Horololo" 2018 Jinsoo Chung[citation needed]

DVDsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart position Sales
JPN
DVD
[50]
Blu-ray
[50]
EXO-CBX "Magical Circus" Tour 2018 3 3
EXO-CBX "MAGICAL CIRCUS" 2019 -Special Edition-
  • Released: August 21, 2019
  • Languages: Japanese
  • Label: SM Entertainment
4 6 N/A

ToursEdit

  • Magical Circus (2018)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Gaon Chart Music AwardsEdit

The Gaon Chart Music Awards is a major music awards show that is held annually in South Korea by the national music record chart Gaon Chart. Exo-CBX have received two nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2019 Blooming Days Album of the Year – 2nd Quarter Nominated [52]
"Blooming Day" Song of the Year – April Nominated

Golden Disc AwardsEdit

Established in 1986, Golden Disc Awards is a significant annual music awards show in South Korea.[53] Exo-CBX have received four nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2019 Blooming Days Disc Bonsang Nominated [54]
Disc Daesang Nominated
Exo-CBX Popularity Award Nominated
NetEase Most Popular K-pop Star Nominated

Melon Music AwardsEdit

Established online in 2005 and with an awards show in 2009, Melon Music Awards is a significant annual music awards show that honors artists for their chart performance on the largest music streaming service in South Korea, Melon.[55][56] Exo-CBX have received one nomination.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2018 Exo-CBX Best Dance Male Nominated [57]

Mnet Asian Music AwardsEdit

Established in 1999 and presented by Mnet, the Mnet Asian Music Awards is a significant annual music awards show held in various Asian countries.[58] Exo-CBX have received one award from four nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2017 Exo-CBX Best Asian Style in Japan Won [59]
2018 Best Unit Nominated [60]
"Blooming Day" Song of the Year Nominated
Exo-CBX Mwave Global Fans Choice Nominated

Soribada Best K-Music AwardsEdit

Established in 2017, the Soribada Best K-Music Awards is an annual music awards show presented by Soribada, a music streaming service in South Korea.[61] Exo-CBX have received three nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2018 Exo-CBX Bonsang Award Nominated [62]
Popularity Award (Male) Nominated
Global Fandom Award Nominated

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In April 2018, Gaon Chart introduced music recording certifications for albums, downloads and streamings.

ReferencesEdit

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  19. ^ Peak positions on the Oricon Album Chart:
  20. ^ Cumulative sales for Magic:
  21. ^
  22. ^ Peak positions on the Gaon Album Chart:
  23. ^ Peak positions on France Digital Albums:
  24. ^ Peak positions on United Kingdom Download Chart:
  25. ^ Peak positions on the Billboard World Albums Chart:
  26. ^ Peak positions on the Billboard Japan Hot Albums Chart:
  27. ^ Peak positions on the Oricon Album Chart:
  28. ^ Cumulative sales for "Hey Mama!":
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  37. ^ Peak chart positions on Billboard's Kpop Hot 100:
  38. ^ Peak chart positions on the Billboard Japan Hot 100:
  39. ^ "World Digital Songs". Billboard.
  40. ^ Cumulative sales for "Hey Mama!":
  41. ^ "Paper Cuts - Billboard Japan Hot 100 Albums". Billboard Japan. April 22, 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  42. ^ "2016 Gaon Download Chart - Week 50". gaonchart.co.kr.
  43. ^ Peak positions on Gaon Digital Chart:
  44. ^ Peak chart positions on Billboard's Kpop Hot 100:
  45. ^ Charted songs:
  46. ^ a b Cumulative sales for "The One" and "Cherish":
  47. ^ a b "Gaon Download Chart - Week 45, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  48. ^ Charted songs:
  49. ^ Cumulative Sales for "Someone Like You":
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  51. ^ Cumulative sales:
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