MAMA

Album Summary

“MAMA,” EXO’s debut studio album (also known as an extended play; will hereafter be known as EP) was released on April 9th, 2012. “MAMA” was released and distributed by SM Entertainment worldwide, by SM Entertainment and KMP Holdings in South Korea, SM Entertainment and Guangdong Yinxiang in China, and by S.M. True in Thailand. The debut studio album was released and distributed on multiple digital music streaming applications: YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, QQ Music, MelOn, Genie, and Naver. The studio album was simultaneously released in Korean and Mandarin in all regions. Prior to the release of the studio album, teasers featuring members of sub-units of the group aired from December 2011 to February 2012. The group’s first prologue single, “What is Love” was released ahead of the album on January 30th, 2012 followed by the second prologue single, “History” which was released on March 9th. During EXO’s concert showcase in Seoul on March 30th, 2012, SM Entertainment unveiled a teaser trailer for the music video “Mama.” EXO-K and EXO-M both debuted their title track “Mama” on music shows from April 8th to April 15th including SBS’ Inkigayo, Mnet’s M!Countdown, KBS’ Music Bank, MBC’s Show! Music Core, and China’s 12th Yin Yue Fengyun Bang Awards. 

Album Tracklist

  1. “MAMA” 
  2. “What is Love”
  3. “History”
  4. “Angel” (너의 세상으로)”
  5. “Two Moons” (두 개의 달이 뜨는 밤)””
  6. “Machine”
  1. “MAMA”
  2. “What Is Love (爱就是什么?)”
  3. “History (历史)”
  4. “Angel” (你的世界)” 
  5. “Two Moons” (双月之夜)”
  6. “Machine (机械)”

Album Achievements

  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) peaked at #1 on South Korea’s Gaon Weekly Album Chart upon its release
  • MAMA” (EXO-M) peaked at #4 on South Korea’s Gaon Weekly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) peaked at #1 on South Korea’s Gaon Monthly Album Chart upon its release
  • MAMA” (EXO-M) peaked at #6 on South Korea’s Gaon Monthly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) peaked at #7 on South Korea’s Gaon 2012 Yearly Album Chart upon its release
  • MAMA” (EXO-M) peaked at #16 on South Korea’s Gaon 2012 Yearly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) peaked at #32 on South Korea’s Gaon 2013 Yearly Album Chart upon its release
  • MAMA” (EXO-M) peaked at #39 on South Korea’s Gaon 2013 Yearly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) peaked at #39 on South Korea’s Gaon 2014 Yearly Album Chart upon its release
  • MAMA” (EXO-M) peaked at #54 on South Korea’s Gaon 2014 Yearly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) peaked at #95 on South Korea’s Gaon 2015 Yearly Album Chart upon its release
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) peaked at #33 on Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album Chart upon its release
  • MAMA” (EXO-M) peaked at #63 on Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album Chart upon its release 
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) placed #4 on China’s Sina Album Chart upon its release
  • “MAMA” (EXO-M) reached #1 on China’s Sina Album Chart upon its release
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) debuted at #8 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart upon its release
  • “MAMA” (EXO-M) debuted at #12 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart upon its release
  • “MAMA” (EXO-K) MV reached #7 on YouTube’s Global Chart 
  • “History” debuted at #27 on China’s Sina New Singles Chart and peaked at #6 
  • “History” debuted at #64 on China’s Sina New Singles Chart and peaked at #14 
  • “History” debuted at #4 on Billboard’s US World Digital Songs Chart 
  • “Two Moons” debuted at #14 on Billboard’s US World Digital Songs Chart 
  • “Angel (Into Your World)” debuted at #15 on Billboard’s US World Digital Songs Chart
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