Girls (Exo-CBX EP)

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Girls
Girls Cover.jpg
EP by
ReleasedMay 24, 2017
Recorded2017
StudioSM Studios, Seoul, South Korea
Genre
Length24:55
LanguageJapanese
LabelAvex Trax
Producer
EXO-CBX chronology
Hey Mama!
(2016)
Girls
(2017)
Blooming Days
(2018)
Singles from Girls
  1. "Ka-CHING!"
    Released: May 24, 2017

Girls is the debut Japanese extended play by Exo-CBX, the first official sub-unit of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo. It was released on May 24, 2017 by Avex Trax and distributed by Avex Music Creative. The EP features seven tracks in total including the Japanese version of their debut Korean single Hey Mama! and a bonus track that will be included only in the first edition of the album.[1][2][3][4]

Background and release[edit]

On March 10, 2017, it was revealed via a livestream that the Exo-CBX would have their Japan debut later that year, sometime in May.[5] On April 1, 2017 it was announced that EXO-CBX will release a Japanese EP entitled Girls on May 24, 2017.[6][7] On April 26, it was revealed that the mini album will be released in four versions; The CD and DVD 'CBX' version, which includes the music video for "Ka-CHING!" and an off-shot movie, as well as the three CD only versions, 'Chen', 'Baekhyun' and 'Xiumin'.[8] The track list of the extended play were released also on the same day. On April 28, a teaser of the title track "Ka-CHING!" was released. It was revealed that the song will be used as an ending theme for the "Nihon Terebi" show.[9] On May 1, a short music video of the title track "Ka-CHING!" was released. Two additional, group teaser images also were released on the same day.[10] On May 15, a highlight medley, featuring previews of the album's tracks was released.[11] The EP was officially released on May 24.[12]

Promotions[edit]

Live performance[edit]

EXO-CBX performed "Ka-CHING!" and "Hey Mama!", the Japanese version, for the first time at the 2017 Girls Awards on May 3, 2017.[13]

On June 7, the group performed "Girl Problems" for the first time on Exo-CBX "Colorful BoX" Free Showcase. The group also performed "Ka-CHING!" and "Hey Mama!".[14]

On August 26, EXO-CBX performed "Hey Mama!", "Girl Problems" and "Ka-CHING!" on a-nation concert in Japan.[15]

Commercial performance[edit]

The special edition (Only available for EXO-L Japan) version of "Girls" was sold out in less than an hour upon its release, making the sub-group the fastest selling K-pop group in Japan, breaking EXO's record.

"Girls" debuted at No. 2 on the Oricon Daily Albums Chart and selling 26,541 copies on its first day of release.[16][17]

"Girls" is ranked No. 37 in Oricon's Top 100 albums of 2017 with sales of 59,656.[18]

Track listing[edit]

Digital standard edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Girl Problems"AKIRA
03:38
2."Ka-CHING!"MEG.ME
  • Hanif Hitmanic Sabzevari
  • Dennis DeKo Kordnejad
  • Daniel Kim
03:26
3."Hey Mama!"Sara Sakurai (Japanese Lyrics)
  • Shin Hyuk
  • Mrey
  • Jayrah Gibson
  • Davey Nate
  • DK
03:19
4."Tornado Spiral"Sara Sakurai
  • Andreas Öberg
  • Stephan Elfgren
  • Drew Ryan Scott
03:39
5."Miss You"Junji Ishiwatari
  • Sean Alexander
  • Darren Smith
  • Drew Ryan Scott
03:26
6."Diamond Crystal"Sara Sakurai
  • Daniel Caesar
  • Ludwig Lindell
  • Cage
  • Oneye
  • Hide Nakamura
03:43
7."KING AND QUEEN" (Physical standard first edition (bonus track))Amon Hayashi
  • Al Swettenham
  • Daniel Kim
03:44
Total length:24:55

DVD[edit]

  1. Ka-CHING! -Video Clip-
  2. Off Shot Movie (※初回盤のみ収録)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[19] 2
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[20] 2

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
Japan (Oricon)[21] 71,933

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Japan May 24, 2017 CD, digital download Avex Trax
Worldwide Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "『EXO-CBX 日本デビューミニアルバム GIRLS』". K-POP CDやグッズのまとめ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  2. ^ "EXO-CBX(エクソ チェンベクシ)2017年5月日本デビュー決定!!". EXO-CBX(エクソ チェンベクシ)2017年5月日本デビュー決定!! (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  3. ^ "avex portal(エイベックス・ポータル)". avex portal(エイベックス・ポータル) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  4. ^ "엑소 첸백시, 5월 24일 일본 열도 녹인다". www.kukinews.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
  5. ^ "[Oh! 재팬] 엑소 첸백시, 열도 정복 시동…5월 日 정식 데뷔" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-11.
  6. ^ "EXO-CBX JAPAN DEBUT MINI ALBUM「GIRLS」2017.5.24リリース決定!!". EXO(エクソ) OFFICIAL WEBSITE (in Japanese). 2017-04-01. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  7. ^ "EXO-CBX、日本デビュー・ミニ・アルバム『GIRLS』 – TOWER RECORDS ONLINE". Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  8. ^ "EXO Japanese Discography". DISCOGRAPHY. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  9. ^ "EXO-CBX / 「Ka-CHING!」(JAPAN DEBUT MINIAL「GIRLS」収録)試聴用音源". K-Pop Fans Town. 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  10. ^ "EXO-CBX make it rain in awesome Japanese debut 'Ka-CHING!' MV". Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  11. ^ avex (2017-05-15), EXO-CBX / JAPAN DEBUT MINI ALBUM「GIRLS」全曲ダイジェスト試聴音源, retrieved 2017-05-16
  12. ^ "EXO-CBX(エクソ チェンベクシ)2017年5月日本デビュー決定!!". EXO-CBX(エクソ チェンベクシ)2017年5月日本デビュー決定!! (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  13. ^ "EXO-CBX, 日 데뷔 카운트다운..'걸스어워드' 엔딩 장식". Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  14. ^ "EXO-CBX FREE SHOWCASE "Coloful BoX"". Retrieved 2017-06-08.
  15. ^ "EXO、2度目のa-nationで圧巻ステージ EXO-CBXもサプライズで登場". BIGLOBEニュース (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  16. ^ "Oricon Daily Album Chart – May 23, 2017". ORICON NEWS (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  17. ^ "엑소 첸백시, 日 데뷔음반 오리콘차트 2위 진입..'성공적'" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  18. ^ "Japan - Oricon Chart - Album Top 100 (See #39)". theqoo.net (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  19. ^ "2017 Oricon Albums Chart – May, Week 4". Oricon. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  20. ^ "Girls on Billboard Japan Hot Albums". Billboard Japan. June 5, 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  21. ^ "2017 Oricon Weekly Chart". theqoo.net (in Korean). June 20, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-27.

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