Five months after releasing its second album, South Korean boy band EXO reportedly raced past One Direction in the list of worldwide group album sales 2015.
SM Entertainment's popular Chinese-South Korean boy band EXO had released its second studio album 'EXODUS' on 30 March. The album now ranks fifth in the worldwide chart, beating One Direction's 'Four'.
According to the music chart uploaded on the Korean micro-blogging site Instiz, EXO is the only South Korean group to enter the top ten list. The chart has three American bands, two English groups, one British band, two Japanese groups and one Australian band in the list.
While the band sold 905,000 'EXODUS' albums, the English-Irish pop band ranked sixth clocking 869,000 sales of its fourth album 'Four'.
Australian hard rock band AC/DC topped the chart with 1,141,000 sales for their latest album 'Rock Or Bust' and British rock band Mumford & Sons ranked second with 1,069,000 sales for 'Wilder Mind'. Meanwhile, American pop rock bands Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons were listed in fourth and fifth position with 1,020,000 and 909,000 sales, respectively.
Other bands in the top ten list of worldwide group album sales in 2015 are American rock band Fall Out Boy, Japanese Band Sandaime J Soul Brothers, English rock band Muse and Japanese idol girl group AKB 48.