EXO has broken records before on the Billboard 200, and now it appears that the group can add “Monster” to their list of accomplishments. However, as the song debuts number one on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart, the group is still plagued with issues over Kris and Luhan’s dispute with SM Entertainment.
EXO’s Monster to Break Records?
EXO has released their Ex’act album, and their single “Monster” just made it to the top of Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart. Topping the said chart will include EXO to the list of K-pop acts likes PSY, BIGBANG, 2NE1, CL, BTS as well as G-Dragon and Taeyang.
According to Billboard, Monster is part of the two singles from the record which starts off with a dark, hip-hop-leaning sound before the chorus dives into an explosive pop tune. The single helps people remind why EXO remains one of the top acts in their industry.
In the previous week, Monster already sold around 6,000 downloads in the United States. Not only that, the group has been praised for their excellent performances of Lucky One and Monster, according to Movie News Guide. Specifically, world-renowned group NappyTabs choreographed the performance for Monster. They were the same group behind performances by Madonna, BoA and Christina Aguilera.
SM vs Kris and Luhan
However, even with EXO’s success with their album, singles and performances, there is another “ugly side” to the group. Former members Kris Wu and Lu Han were battling with another arbitration meeting with SM Entertainment over a legal dispute that seems to be going nowhere, according to Morning Ledger.
The two parties talked over the contracts of the ex-members, specifically about their validities. The court decided on a compulsory arbitration, since the two sides cannot agree on a settlement. The said proceedings took about an hour and a half, and representatives of Kris and Luhan did not provide further details.
This is not the first time Korean management company SM Entertainment got into a legal dispute over its talents. Previous cases included members of DBSK and Super Junior.