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XOXO (Repackage) is a repackage of EXO's first studio album XOXO. The repackaged version was released on August 5, 2013 with four new tracks including XOXO and Lucky and Chinese version of it.
Background and releaseEdit
On July 25, S.M. Entertainment reported that EXO will continue the promotions of its first full-length album with a new song, Growl, from the repackaged version of EXO's first studio album, XOXO. The repackage album will contain three new songs, including "Growl".
On July 30, EXO has released new teaser images for Growl, in the conceptual images, it is shown to the kids outside the school and on the streets, with a casual and youthful concept.
On August 31, EXO released the music video of Growl release into two different versions. On the same day, the group made its first presentation in M! Countdown (Mnet).
On August 5, 2013, the repackaged album was released in both versions. EXO achieved for the first time Triple Crown in SBS Inkigayo (only group that achieved it in 2013, and second with more wins won) and M! Countdown (Mnet). Also winning in the other music programs such as; Show Champion (MBC), Show! Music Core (MBC) and Music Bank (KBS), thus winning a total of 14 trophies in three consecutive weeks.
On August 20, SM Entertainment has released a new version of the Growl music video with new images and scenes not seen before, in both the Korean and Chinese versions.
The single "Growl" reached the #3 spot on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 and the #2 on Gaon's Singles chart. As of October 2013, all versions of "XOXO" have sold more than 910,000 copies, breaking the record of being the best selling K-pop artist in 12 years. XOXO was named album of the year at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards, making EXO the youngest boy-band to win the award. XOXO is the best-selling album in South Korea in 2013.
And to finalize the promotions of Growl, on September 3, the continuation of the Drama Version of "Wolf" was released.