Last year, EXO broke records when their Exodus album earned the largest first-week sales ever for a K-pop act on the Billboard 200. With their newly released Ex'act album, the K-pop phenoms already have a new accolade to celebrate as their single "Monster" earns the group their first No. 1 on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart.
"Monster" is one of two singles off the record with that opens with a dark, hip-hop-leaning sound before exploding into a emotive pop chorus that only the best boy bands can pull off and is a strong reminder to why EXO is one of the top in the game. The World Digital Songs chart combines the sales of both the Korean and Chinese version that were released on Ex'act in the hours it was on sale for the previous tracking week (more on that below), though the Korean version makes a large majority of the track sales. "Monster" sold 6,000 downloads in America last week.