Universe (Exo song)
|Single by EXO|
|from the album Universe|
|Released||December 26, 2017|
|EXO singles chronology|
| on YouTube |
"Universe" is a song recorded recorded by South Korean boy group Exo for their sixth extended play Universe. It was released in both Korean and Chinese versions by S.M Entertainment on December 26, 2017.
Background and release
Produced by Shin Hyuk and MRey, "Universe" is described as a soft pop-rock ballad, with lyrics about how a person will search the universe just to find their lover. The song was released on December 26 with the album.
The Korean and Chinese music videos for "Universe" were released on December 26, 2017. It features Exo "melancholically reflecting on the caffeinated beverage and performing different activities that serve as metaphors for the tightly-wound, messy emotions described in the lyrics".
The Korean music video has over 38 million views on YouTube.
Exo performed "Universe" for the first time on December 31 on MBC's year-end show, MBC Gayo Daejejeon. The song was also performed during Nature Republic's Green Nature Exo Fan Festival on February 3, 2018.
|South Korean Downloads Chart (Gaon)||140,698+|
Gaon Heating Index
|Chart (2017)||Gaon Heating Index|
|South Korean Digital Chart (Gaon)||61,379,985|
|Chart (2018)||Gaon Heating Index|
|South Korean Digital Chart (Gaon)||420,721,975|
|Chart (2019)||Gaon Heating Index|
|South Korean Digital Chart (Gaon)||26,182,978|
|2017||Gaon Chart Music Awards||Song of the Year – December||Nominated|
|2018||Korea Popular Music Awards||Best Digital Song||Nominated|
|2019||Golden Disk Awards||Digital Bonsang||Nominated|
Music program awards
|Music Bank (KBS)||January 5, 2018|
|January 12, 2018|
|Show! Music Core (MBC)||January 6, 2018|
|South Korea||December 26, 2017|
- "엑소, 새 앨범 발매 21일→26일로 연기…故 종현 애도[공식]" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-02-16.
- "EXO Delivers Up Winter Album 'Universe'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
- "엑소, MBC '가요대제전'서 신곡 무대 최초 공개" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-02-16.
- "China V Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
- "BillboardPH Hot 100 - January 15 - Billboard Philippines". Billboard Philippines. 2018-01-12. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
- "Billboard Kpop Hot 100". billboard.co.kr. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
- "2017 Gaon Digital Chart - Week 52". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-02-16.
- "Gaon Digital Chart - January, 2018". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-02-16.
- "Gaon Digital Chart - Year 2018". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-01-09.
- "Gaon Download Chart - December, 2017". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-02-16.
- Cumulative Heating Index for "Universe" this 2018:
- "Gaon Digital Chart – 2018년 Digital Chart". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
- Cumulative Heating Index for "Universe" this 2019: