For Life (EP)

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For Life
For Life EP Poster.jpg
EP by
ReleasedDecember 19, 2016
Recorded2016
Genre
Length17:59
Language
LabelSM Entertainment
Producer
Exo chronology
Ex'Act
(2016)
For Life
(2016)
The War
(2017)
Singles from For Life
  1. "For Life"
    Released: December 19, 2016

For Life is the fifth extended play by South Korean boygroup Exo. It was released on December 19, 2016 by SM Entertainment. The album contains five tracks, including the single of the same name, in both Korean and Chinese versions.

Background and release[edit]

On November 30, 2016, Exo was confirmed to be releasing their fifth extended play and third special winter album, after Miracles in December (2013) and Sing for You (2015).[1] On December 13, the album's title was announced to be For Life.[2] The album and title track's music videos, which feature Japanese actress Nanami Sakuraba alongside three Exo members Kai, Suho and Chanyeol, were released simultaneously on December 19.[3][4] Unlike Exo's previous albums which were released in separate Korean and Chinese versions, For Life contains both the Korean and Chinese versions of the tracks. Profits from the album are reportedly donated to charity.[citation needed]

Commercial performance[edit]

Within the first week of its release, For Life sold over 300,000 copies–Exo's second best first week album sales and the third best first week sales in the history of South Korean album sales chart Hanteo.[5][6] The album debuted at number one on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart.[7] For Life became the third best selling album in Gaon Chart in 2016 with 444,887 copies sold.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

For Life – Korean version
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."For Life"KenzieKenzie, Matthew Tishler, Aaron BenwardKenzie, Matthew Tishler, Aaron Benward3:58
2."Falling for You"Seo Ji-eumDOM, Richard Garcia, Andreas Stone Johansson, Allison KaplanDOM, Richard Garcia, Andreas Stone Johansson, Allison Kaplan3:24
3."What I Want for Christmas" (sung by: Suho, Baekhyun, Chen, D.O.)JQ, Seolim (Makeumine Works)BUM, Chek Parren, J.Lewis, Sidnie TiptonBUM, Chek Parren3:22
4."Twenty Four" (sung by: Xiumin, Chanyeol, Kai, Sehun)Lee Yoo-jinJoseph "Joe Millionaire" Foster, Tay Jasper, Leven Kali, Otha "Vakseen" Davis III, MZMCJoseph `Joe Millionaire` Foster3:40
5."Winter Heat"Kim Min-jiAndreas Öberg, Maria Marcus, Andrew ChoiMaria Marcus3:35
Total length:17:59
For Life – Chinese version
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."For Life (一生一事)"Kenzie, XiaohanKenzie, Matthew Tishler, Aaron BenwardKenzie, Matthew Tishler, Aaron Benward3:58
2."Falling for You (亿万分之一的奇迹)"Seo Ji-eum, Yang Yao-chengDominique Rodriguez, Richard Garcia, Andreas Stone Johansson, Allison KaplanDOM, Richard Garcia, Andreas Stone Johansson, Allison Kaplan3:24
3."What I Want for Christmas (再续冬季)" (sung by: Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, D.O.)JQ, Seolim (Makeumine Works), Wang Jing-yunBUM, Chek Parren, J.Lewis, Sidnie TiptonBUM, Chek Parren3:22
4."Twenty Four (二十四小时)" (sung by: Xiumin, Chanyeol, Kai, Sehun)Lee Yoo-jin, Sun YienJoseph "Joe Millionaire" Foster, Tay Jasper, Leven Kali, Otha "Vakseen" Davis III, MZMCJoseph `Joe Millionaire` Foster3:40
5."Winter Heat (暖冬)"Kim Min-ji, XiaohanAndreas Öberg, Maria Marcus, Andrew ChoiMaria Marcus3:35
Total length:17:59

Charts[edit]

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
China (Xiami)[13] 269,004+
Japan (Oricon)[14] 22,826+
South Korea (Gaon)[15] 442,592+

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards Artist of the Year (Album) – 4th Quarter
For Life
Nominated

Music program awards[edit]

Song Program Date
"For Life" Music Bank (KBS) December 30, 2016

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
South Korea December 19, 2016
  • CD
  • Digital download
Worldwide Digital download SM Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee Mi-hyun (November 30, 2016). "SM 측 "엑소, 겨울 스페셜 앨범 아직 발매일 미정"". Ilkan Sports (in Korean). Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  2. ^ Sun Mi-kyung (December 14, 2016). "엑소, 12월19일 겨울 스페셜음반 'For Life'로 컴백 확정". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "엑소, 윈터송 MV도 역대급..'개훔방' 김성호 감독 연출". Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  4. ^ "엑소 'For Life' 공개 한 시간 만에 차트 줄 세우기". Retrieved 2016-12-18.
  5. ^ "엑소, 겨울 스페셜 앨범 'For Life' 주간 음반 차트 1위". mk.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  6. ^ "겨울에도 엑소 열풍, 스페셜 앨범으로 주간 음반 차트 1위". Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  7. ^ a b "2016 Gaon Album Chart". www.gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  8. ^ "オリコン週間 CDアルバムランキング 2016年12月19日~2016年12月25日". ORICON STYLE (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  9. ^ "World Music: Top World Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-28.
  10. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - December, 2016". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  11. ^ "2016 Gaon Album Chart". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  12. ^ "YinYueTai Vchart 2016 Yearly Chart". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  13. ^ Cumulative sales for "For Life":
  14. ^ "2017 Oricon Chart - January Week 2". Oricon. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  15. ^ Cumulative sales for "For Life":

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