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Overdose is the third EP by South Korean-Chinese boy bands Exo-K and Exo-M. It was released by SM Entertainment and distributed by KT Music on May 7, 2014 in Korean and Chinese version. It is preceded by their special EP album "Miracles in December" that was released in December 2013. This is the final release that includes members Kris and Luhan before they left the group and filed lawsuits against S.M. Entertainment requesting contract termination. It is also the final album released by Exo-K and Exo-M.

Korean version of the album cover
EP by
ReleasedMay 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)
Recorded2014 at SM Studios, Seoul, South Korea
LabelSM Entertainment
Exo-K and Exo-M chronology
Miracles in December
Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
Singles from Overdose
  1. "Overdose"
    Released: May 7, 2014


Background and releaseEdit

Exo-K and Exo-M's third EP was intended to be released on April 21, 2014, but its release was postponed due to the Sewol Ferry Disaster on April 16. Its music videos were released on May 6, 2014 on YouTube, then followed by its album on May 7, 2014.[1] It reached 660,000+ preorders before its release, making it the most pre-ordered mini-album in history.[2]

On May 15, 2014, Exo-M's leader Kris filed a lawsuit against S.M. Entertainment to terminate his contract citing his neglected health and the company's violation of human rights.[3]

The Korean edition also peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's World Albums Chart, and No. 129 on the "Billboard 200", making Exo the highest charting Korean male group act on the Billboard 200.[4][5]


Prior to Overdose's release, Exo kickstarted their promotions with a showcase at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul on April 15. From April 1 to 9, a contest sponsored by Samsung enabled fans to enter and win tickets to attend the showcase. They promoted into their respective subgroups, Exo-K promoted in Korea while Exo-M promoted in China.[6][7] On May 24 and 25 2014, they held their first solo concert entitled "Exo FROM ExoPLANET #1 – THE LOST PLANET". According to several news reports, tickets were sold out in 1.47 seconds.[8]

Track listingEdit

Korean version (by Exo-K)
1."중독 (Overdose)" (sung by: Exo-K)The Underdogs3:26
2."월광 (Moonlight)" (sung by Baekhyun & D.O.)Seo Ji-eum, ChenThe Underdogs4:26
3."Thunder"Jeon Gan-di
  • Will Simms
  • Hiten Bharadia
  • Raphaella Mazaheri-Asadi
4."Run"Seo Ji-eum, Chanyeol
  • Ana Diaz
  • Jarrad Rogers
  • Natalia Hajjara
  • Yoo Han-jin
5."Love, Love, Love"Seo Ji-eum
6."중독 (Overdose)" (Exo version)
  • Kenzie
  • The Underdogs
The Underdogs3:26
Total length:22:02


Korean and Chinese versions

Chart Peak position
(Exo-K) (Kor ver.)
(Exo-M) (Chn ver.)
South Korea Gaon Weekly Albums Chart 1 2
South Korea Gaon Monthly Albums Chart 1 2
South Korea Gaon 2014 Yearly Albums Chart 1 2
South Korea Gaon 2015 Yearly Albums Chart 93
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 3 5
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 11 19
US Billboard World Albums Chart 2 5
US Billboard Heatseekers Albums 1 8
US Billboard 200 129

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Nominated work Category Result
Golden Disk Awards Overdose Disk Bonsang Won
Disk Daesang Won
Digital Bonsang Nominated
Melon Music Awards Album of the Year Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards UnionPay Song of the Year Nominated
UnionPay Album of the Year Won
Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Artist of the Year (Album) – 2nd Quarter Won
SBS Awards Festival Best Album Won
8th Miguhui Awards Best Performance Award Won
3rd YinYueTai V-Chart Awards Album of the Year — Korea Won

Awards won on music showsEdit

Date Music Show Song
May 14, 2014 Show Champion "중독 (Overdose)"
May 15, 2014 M Countdown
May 22, 2014
May 17, 2014 Show! Music Core
May 24, 2014
May 18, 2014 Inkigayo
May 25, 2014
June 1, 2014
May 10, 2014 Global Chinese Music "上癮 (Overdose)"
May 17, 2014


Chart Sales
Japan (Oricon) 37,000+ (Korean version)
15,000+ (Chinese version)
South Korea (Gaon) 413,759+ (Korean version)
274,207+ (Chinese version)

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide May 7, 2014 CD, digital download SM Entertainment
South Korea SM Entertainment, KT Music


  1. ^ "Exo confirms release date of "Overdose" for the 7th".
  2. ^ Jeon Su Mi (May 13, 2014). "Exo 'Overdoses' Asia by Topping Various Weekly Charts". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Why did Exo-M's Kris sue SM?". Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  4. ^ "Exo-K and Exo-M chart in the Top 5 on Billboard's World Albums Chart with 'Overdose'". Allkpop. May 16, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Exo's 'Overdose' EP Enters Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "SM Entertainment confirms Exo's upcoming comeback kicking off with showcase on April 15 |". Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  7. ^ "Exo Wow Fans At Seoul's Jamsil Arena With Comeback Show, 'Overdose' Video". KpopStarz. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  8. ^ "How Exo Lost a Member, But Shined 'United as a Whole' at Premiere Solo Concert". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-10-11.

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