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Magic (Exo-CBX album)

Magic is the first Japanese studio album by Exo-CBX, the sub-unit of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo. It was released on May 9, 2018 by Avex Trax and distributed by Avex Music Creative. The album contains eleven tracks, including title track "Horololo" and a solo track for each member.[1]

Magic
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 9, 2018
Recorded2018
StudioSM Studios, Seoul, South Korea
Genre
Length39:51
LanguageJapanese
LabelAvex Trax
Producer
Exo-CBX chronology
Blooming Days
(2018)
Magic
(2018)
Singles from Magic
  1. "Horololo"
    Released: May 9, 2018

The album debuted at the third spot of the Oricon Weekly Albums chart with 41,173 copies sold on its first week of release.[2]

Contents

Background and releaseEdit

After announcing their first arena tour in January 2018, Magical Circus,[3] it was revealed later in March 2018 that the group would also be releasing their first Japanese studio album on May 9.[4] And on April 11, 2018 the details of the album were released stating that the album will be released in six versions; The CD and DVD or Blu-ray 'CBX' versions consist of the CD and a DVD with music videos for "Ka-CHING!" and "Horololo", an off-shot movie and live clips. There are also four versions with only the CD with full group, Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin covers.[5] On the same day it was also revealed that the album will include three solo tracks, one for each member. On April 20, Avex released an album teaser featuring snippets of the tracklist.[6]

The music video for title track "Horololo" was released on April 24, prior to the release of the album. On May 9, 2018 the album was released.

Live performanceEdit

EXO-CBX performed the tracks of the album in their first concert tour Magical Circus in Japan.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."CBX"Sara Sakurai
  • SAMDELL
  • CR
  • Cho Se-hee
  • Han Kyung-soo
3:03
2."Ka-Ching!"MEG.ME
  • Hanif Hitmanic Sabzevari
  • Dennis DeKo Kordnejad
  • Daniel Kim
3:27
3."Horololo"MEG.ME
  • Dennis DeKo Kordnejad
  • Pontus PJ Ljung
  • Hanif Hitmanic Sabzevari
  • Daniel Kim
3:12
4."Girl Problems"AKIRA
3:38
5."Shake" (Xiumin solo)Junji Ishiwatari
  • Peter Nord
  • Kevin Borg
3:39
6."Off the Wall"Amon Hayashi (Digz Inc.)
3:14
7."Ringa Ringa Ring" (Baekhyun solo)Junji Ishiwatari
  • Andy Love
  • David Amber
3:37
8."Gentleman"Junji Ishiwatari
  • SAMDELL
  • CR
  • Kim Su-bin
  • Han Kyung-soo
3:35
9."Watch Out" (Chen solo)MEG.ME
  • Adam Royce
  • Bobby John
3:39
10."Cry"Natsumi Kobayash
  • Kkannu
  • Kyung Da-som
  • merry
4:20
11."In This World"
  • Takashi Ohmama
  • Sara Sakurai
  • MUSOH
  • Cashmir
  • Bitcrusher
4:27
Total length:39:51

DVDEdit

  1. Ka-CHING! and Horololo -Music Clip-
  2. Off Shot Movie (※初回盤のみ収録)
  3. Live Clip (※初回のみ収録)

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[7] 3
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[8] 1

SalesEdit

Region Sales
Japan (Oricon) 62,142+[9]

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Japan May 9, 2018 CD, digital download Avex Trax
South Korea May 23, 2018 Digital download
Worldwide May 9, 2018 Avex Trax

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018.05.09 Exo-CBX JAPAN 1st FULL ALBUM『MAGIC』ジャケット写真&商品詳細公開‼‼" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  2. ^ https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/w/2018-05-21/
  3. ^ "Exo-CBX 初の日本での東名阪福アリーナツアーが開催決定!". Exo Japan (in Japanese). 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  4. ^ "Exo-CBX、日本ファースト・フル・アルバム『MAGIC』 - TOWER RECORDS ONLINE". Retrieved 2018-03-20.
  5. ^ "Exo Japanese Discography". DISCOGRAPHY. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  6. ^ "EXO-CBX / JAPAN 1st FULL ALBUM「MAGIC」/DIGEST". Exo Japan. 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums". Billboard Japan. May 21, 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  8. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2018-05-21" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  9. ^ "Magics sales on the Oricon Chart". theqoo.net. June 12, 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-21.