Overdose is the second 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
|Released||May 7, 2014|
|Recorded||2014 at SM Studios, Seoul, South Korea|
|Exo-K and Exo-M chronology|
|Singles from Overdose|
Background and releaseEdit
Exo-K and Exo-M's second 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. It reached 660,000+ preorders before its release, making it the most pre-ordered mini-album in history.
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. 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.
|Korean version (by Exo-K)|
|1.||"중독 (Overdose)" (sung by: Exo-K)||The Underdogs||3:26|
|2.||"월광 (Moonlight)" (sung by Baekhyun & D.O.)||Seo Ji-eum, Chen||The Underdogs||4:26|
|4.||"Run"||Seo Ji-eum, Chanyeol||3:37|
|5.||"Love, Love, Love"||Seo Ji-eum||3:55|
|6.||"중독 (Overdose)" (Exo version)||The Underdogs||3:26|
|Chinese version (by Exo-M)|
|1.||"上瘾 (Overdose)" (sung by: Exo-M)||The Underdogs||3:26|
|2.||"月光 (Moonlight)" (sung by Chen & Luhan)||林欣晔||The Underdogs||4:26|
|4.||"Run (奔跑)"||Zhou Mi||3:37|
|5.||"Love, Love, Love (梦中梦)"||黄貞穎 Annakid||3:55|
|6.||"上瘾 (Overdose)" (Exo version)||The Underdogs||3:26|
Korean and Chinese versions
(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
|Golden Disk Awards||Overdose||Disk Bonsang||Won|
|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
|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|
|Japan (Oricon)||37,000+ (Korean version)|
|15,000+ (Chinese version)|
|South Korea (Gaon)||413,759+ (Korean version)|
|274,207+ (Chinese version)|
|Worldwide||May 7, 2014||CD, digital download||SM Entertainment|
|South Korea||SM Entertainment, KT Music|
- "Exo confirms release date of "Overdose" for the 7th".
- Jeon Su Mi (May 13, 2014). "Exo 'Overdoses' Asia by Topping Various Weekly Charts". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
- "Why did Exo-M's Kris sue SM?". www.koreaherald.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
- "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.
- "Exo's 'Overdose' EP Enters Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
- "SM Entertainment confirms Exo's upcoming comeback kicking off with showcase on April 15 | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
- "Exo Wow Fans At Seoul's Jamsil Arena With Comeback Show, 'Overdose' Video". KpopStarz. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
- "How Exo Lost a Member, But Shined 'United as a Whole' at Premiere Solo Concert". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-10-11.