Blooming Days

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Blooming Days
BloomingDaysCBX.jpg
EP by EXO-CBX
ReleasedApril 10, 2018
StudioSM Studios, Seoul, South Korea
GenreK-pop[1]
Length22:32
LanguageKorean
Label
ProducerLee Soo-man (exec.)
EXO-CBX chronology
Girls
(2017)
Blooming Days
(2018)
Magic
(2018)
Singles from Blooming Days
  1. "Blooming Day"
    Released: April 10, 2018

Blooming Days is the second extended play by EXO-CBX, a subunit of South Korean boy group EXO. It was released on April 10, 2018, by S.M. Entertainment and distributed by IRIVER. It contains a total of seven songs including the title track "Blooming Day".[2][3][4]

Background[edit]

On March 8, S.M. Entertainment confirmed that EXO's sub-unit EXO-CBX, would be making their Korean comeback in April.[5] And on March 26, it was confirmed that the boy group would be releasing their second extended play on April 10.[6] From March 29 until March April 3, lyrics teasers for the comeback were released through the group's official accounts on Twitter and Instagram.[7]

On April 3, the title of the mini album Blooming Days and its lead single "Blooming Day" were revealed along with the date of its release.[8] On April 4, the track list of the mini-album was released, containing seven songs, including the title track "Blooming Day".[2] On April 5, Chen's teaser for the track "Thursday" was released[9] along with photo teaser of the member.[10] On the same day, the mini-album details were released through the group's official website.[11] On April 6, Baekhyun's teaser for the track "Vroom Vroom" was released[12] along with photo teasers of the member.[13] On April 7, Xiumin's teaser for the track "Playdate" was released,[14] along with photo teasers of the member.[15] On April 8, the music video teaser of "Blooming Day" was released.[16] On April 10, the mini album was officially released along with the title track's "Blooming Day" music video.[17]

Promotion[edit]

EXO-CBX began a special relay live schedule starting on April 9, which lasted for seven days.[18][19]

The group held a live broadcast on April 10 titled "EXO-CBX's Blooming Day!" at the Yes24 Live Hall, where they talked about the album and performed the title track "Blooming Day".[20]

EXO-CBX held fan signing events on April 15 in Seoul at SMTOWN Coex Artium,[21] on April 16 in Busan at BEXCO Convention Hall and in Daegu at Novotel Ambassador Daegu Champagne Hall,[22] on April 19 in Gangnam at Ilchi Art Hall[23] and on April 22 in Goyang at Starfield Goyang.[24]

EXO-CBX began performing the lead single "Blooming Day" on South Korean music shows from April 12 on Mnet's M!Countdown.[25][26]

Singles[edit]

"Blooming Day" was released as the title track in conjunction with the EP on April 10. The song was described as "a light and chic dance-pop track where the members' sweet vocal colors will be showcased. The lyrics talk about a sweet confession to a woman with heart fluttering emotions like spring".[27]

Commercial performance[edit]

Blooming Days topped various domestic and global weekly charts including China's Xiami K-Pop chart.[28][29] On April 19, 2018, it debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart.[30]

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from iTunes.[31]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Monday Blues"Hwang Yoo-bin
3:21
2."Blooming Day" (花요일; Hwayoil)Hwang Yoo-bin
Steve Manovski3:19
3."Sweet Dreams!" (내일 만나; Naeil Manna)
  • JQ
  • Hyun Ji-won
  • Kaelyn Behr
  • Michael Jiminez
  • Shaylen Carroll
  • MZMC
Styalz Fuego3:06
4."Thursday"Kim Eana
Erik Lidbom3:05
5."Vroom Vroom"
  • JQ
  • Park Ji-hee
  • Bae Sung-hyun
  • Harvey Mason, Jr
  • Michael `R!ot` Wyckoff
2:46
6."Playdate"Kenzie
  • Andreas Öberg
  • Yoo Young-jin
  • Martin Kleveland
  • Ilanguaq David Lumholt
Martin K3:30
7."Lazy" (휴일; Hyuil)Park Sung-hee (Jam Factory)
  • Micah Powell
  • Yinette Mendez
  • MZMC
Micah Powell3:25
Total length:22:32

Charts[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
China (Xiami) 93,173[39]
Japan (Oricon) 12,475[40]
South Korea (KMCA)[41] Platinum 360,224[42]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
South Korea April 10, 2018 CD, digital download
Worldwide Digital download S.M. Entertainment

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