Miracles in December

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Miracles in December
EXO - Miracles in December logo 2.png
EP by
ReleasedDecember 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)
GenreK-pop, christmas, pop
LanguageKorean, Chinese
LabelS.M. Entertainment, KT Music
ProducerLee Soo-man
Exo chronology
Miracles in December 'Overdose
Singles from Miracles in December
  1. "Miracles in December"
    Released: December 5, 2013
  2. "Christmas Day"
    Released: December 7, 2013

Miracles in December is the second extended play of the South Korean boy band Exo. It was released by the label S.M. Entertainment on December 9, 2013.[1] Was presented as a special winter album,[2] Miracles in December is the follow-up to the first studio album of the group titled XOXO which was released in June 2013. As all music group , the EP has versions in Korean and Chinese. The EP is also the second release and first EP group to be widely promoted as a combined group. Its main singles were "Miracles in December" and "Christmas Day."

Background[change | change source]

In early November 2013, the agency of EXO, S.M. Entertainment, announced that the group would hold a joint concert entitled " Christmas Wonderland" with f(x) from 24 to 25 December.[3] On December 3 a music video of 2–3 minutes in Chinese and Korean were released. On December 4, music videos of "Miracles in December" was released in YouTube.[4]

They were published in two different languages ​, Korean and Mandarin. A pop ballad with classical piano accompaniment, the single "Miracles in December" was written by Andreas Johansson Stone and Rick Hanley. However, the song was performed only four members of EXO: Baekhyun, D.O. and Chen recorded the Korean version, while at the same time Baekhyun , Chen and Luhan they recorded the Chinese version. Special performances of the four members (Baekhyun, D.O., Chen and Luhan) and Lay on the piano, performed often the song on music programs live for television as Inkigayo and Music Bank.

Release and promotion[change | change source]

The music videos of "Miracles in December" (in Korean and Mandarin) was directed by Jo So-hyun and was filmed in Paju, Gyeonggi in a study in Ilsan near Seoul.[5]

On December 5, Exo held their performances debut album "Miracles in December" in the program of Mnet M! Countdown.[6]

The EP Miracles in December was released on December 9 , 2013. The group organized the Korean version of "Christmas Day" in M! Countdown on 19 December. Outstanding performances in the twelve members of EXO presented with accompanying choreography produced by Tony Testa and Greg Hwang. The EP ended in numbers 1 and 2,[7] weekly y monthly in Gaon Albums Chart of two versions.[8] The Single "Miracles in December" (in Korean version) reached the numer 2 in Weekly Digital Singles Chart of Gaon[9] and number 3 in Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100.[10] The Mandarin version of the song was number 47 on Gaon Chart,[9] but he finished in Gaon International Singles Chart.[11] He also went to number 7 in Baidu Charts of China. The Korean edition of "Christmas Day" reached number 5[9] and 38[12] in the weekly lists Gaon and Korea K -Pop Hot 100, respectively and editing in Mandarin reached number 10 in Baidu lists.

Tracklist[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

Korean and Chinese versions

Chart Peak position
Miracles in December
(Kor ver.)
Miracles in December
(Chn ver.)
South Korea Gaon Weekly Albums Chart 1 2
South Korea Gaon Monthly Albums Chart 1 2
South Korea Gaon 2013 Yearly Albums Chart 4 10
South Korea Gaon 2014 Yearly Albums Chart 34 66
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 7 20
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 24 48

Combined version

Chart Peak
Billboard World Albums Chart 1

Awards[change | change source]

Award Nominated work Category Result
Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Miracles in December Artist of the Year (Album) - 4th Quarter Won

Music program awards[change | change source]

Song Program Date
"Miracles in December" Show! Music Core (MBC) December 14, 2013
December 21, 2013
Inkigayo (SBS) December 15, 2013
December 22, 2013
Show Champion (MBC Music) December 18, 2013
M! Countdown (Mnet) December 19, 2013
December 26, 2013
January 2, 2014
Music Bank (KBS) December 20, 2013
December 27, 2013

Sales[change | change source]

Chart Sales
Japan (Oricon) 11,734 (Chinese version)
24,530 (Korean version)
South Korea (Gaon) 204,438+ (Chinese version)
341,878+ (Korean version)

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09) CD
Digital download
S.M. Entertainment
South Korea S.M. Entertainment
KT Music
Taiwan December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)[13] CD Avex Taiwan
Thailand December 20, 2013 (2013-12-20) CD S.M. True

References[change | change source]

  1. "EXO reveals romantic and bittersweet MV teaser for Miracles in December". Allkpop. December 2, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  2. "EXO to comeback with special winter album". Mwave. Nov 29, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  3. "SM to hold its own music festival with SMTOWN Week". Mwave. Nov 8, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015.
  4. "EXO's MV for 'Miracles in [December]' to be released today". Yahoo! omg! Philippines. December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  5. "EXO Giving Fans "Miracles in December" with New Music Video (Korean and Chinese)". Soompi. December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  6. "EXO to comeback with a winter special album". E Daily (in Korean). November 29, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  7. "2013년 51주차 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  8. "Gaon Album Chart 2013년 12월". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "2013년 50주차 Digital Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  10. "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Week of December 28, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  11. "2013년 50주차 Digital Chart (국외)". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  12. "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Week of December 21, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  13. "Exo @ Avex Taiwan Shop". Avex Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved December 4, 2013.