Overdose (EP)

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ReleasedMay 7, 2014 (2014-05-07)
GenreK-pop, dance
LanguageKorean, Chinese
LabelS.M. Entertainment
ProducerLee Soo-man, The Underdogs, Yoo Young-jin,
Exo chronology
''Miracles in December
Overdose 'Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
Singles from Overdos
  1. "Overdose"
    Released: May 7, 2012

Overdose is the second extended play of the South Korean boy band Exo. It was released on May 7, 2014 by the label S.M. Entertainment and distributed by KT Music.

Background and release[change | change source]

The EP was intended to be released on April 21, 2014 , but its release was postponed due to the sinking of Sewol on April 16. The album was later released on May 7, 2014. On May 15, 2014, the leader of EXO-M, Kris, filed a lawsuit against S.M. Entertainment to cancel his contract for the company's violation of human rights and unattended health.[1]

The Korean edition was positioned in number 2 on Billboard's World Albums Chart and 129 in Billboard 200 , that made ​​EXO Korean male group with the highest Billboard 200 charts.[2][3]

Promotion[change | change source]

Before the release of Overdose Exo made ​​their promotions with a showcase at the Jamsil Arena in Seoul on 15 April. 1 to April 9 did a sponsored by Samsung contest allowed fans to enter and win tickets to attend the showcase. The group members promoted in South Korea and China separated in the respective sub-groups.[4][5]

Tracklist[change | change source]

Korean version
No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "중독 (Overdose)"  
  • Kenzie
  • The Underdogs
The Underdogs 3:25
2. "월광 (Moonlight)"  Seo Ji-eumThe Underdogs 4:26
3. "Thunder"  Jeon Gan-di
  • Will Simms
  • Hiten Bharadia
  • Raphaella Mazaheri-Asadi
4. "Run"  Seo Ji-eum
  • Ana Diaz
  • Jarrad Rogers
  • Natalia Hajjara
  • Yoo Han-jin
5. "Love, Love, Love"  Seo Ji-eum
  • Deez
  • Jimmy Burney
  • Daniel "Obi" Klein
6. "Overdose (EXO-K version)" (CD only)
  • Kenzie
  • The Underdogs
The Underdogs 3:25
Total length:

Charts[change | change source]

Korean and Chinese versions

Chart Peak position
(Kor ver.)
(Chn ver.)
South Korea Gaon Weekly Albums Chart 1 2
South Korea Gaon Monthly Albums Chart 1 2
South Korea Gaon 2014 Yearly Albums Chart 1 2
South Korea Gaon 2015 Yearly Albums Chart 93
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 3 5
Japan Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 11 19
US Billboard World Albums Chart 2 5
US Billboard Heatseekers Albums 1
US Billboard 200 129

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Award Nominated work Category Result
Golden Disk Awards Overdose Disk Bonsang Won
Disk Daesang Won
Digital Bonsang Nominated
MelOn Music Awards Album of the Year Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards UnionPay Song of the Year Nominated
UnionPay Album of the Year Won
Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Artist of the Year (Album) - 2nd Quarter Won
SBS Awards Festival Best Album Won
8th Miguhui Awards Best Performance Award Won
2014 Bugs Music Awards Top 10 Albums Won
3rd YinYueTai V-Chart Awards Album of the Year — Korea Won

Awards won on Music Shows[change | change source]

Date Music Show Song
May 14, 2014 Show Champion "중독 (Overdose)" (EXO-K)
May 15, 2014 M! Countdown
May 22, 2014
May 16, 2014 Music Bank
May 23, 2014
May 17, 2014 Show! Music Core
May 24, 2014
May 18, 2014 Inkigayo
May 25, 2014
June 1, 2014
May 10, 2014 Global Chinese Music 上癮 (Overdose) (EXO-M)
May 17, 2014

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide May 7, 2014 CD
Digital download
S.M. Entertainment
South Korea S.M. Entertainment
KT Music

Album sales[change | change source]

Chart Sales
Japan (Oricon) 15,000+ (Chinese version)
37,000+ (Korean version)
South Korea (Gaon) 283,039+ (Chinese version)
400,092+ (Korean version)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Why did EXO-M's Kris sue SM?". www.koreaherald.com. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  2. "EXO-K and EXO-M chart in the Top 5 on Billboard's World Albums Chart with 'Overdose'". Allkpop. May 16, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  3. "EXO's 'Overdose' EP Enters Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  4. "SM Entertainment confirms EXO's upcoming comeback kicking off with showcase on April 15 allkpop.com". Allkpop. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  5. "EXO Wow Fans At Seoul's Jamsil Arena With Comeback Show, 'Overdose' Video". KpopStarz. April 16, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2015.