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EXO is a South Korean -Chinese band that combines song offerings and choreography in one performance. The nine-member idol group was formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and debuted for the first time in 2012.
His music streams include pop, hip hop and R&B as well as electronic music dance. Not only performed in one song language, the boy band performed various songs in Korean, Chinese and Japanese.
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His fame made #EXO the top five on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity’s list of most influential celebrities in a row from 2014 to 2018 and earned him the nickname of the world’s biggest boy band or Kings of K-pop. The profile of the nine members is composed as follows.
1. Xiumin EXO
Xiumin is the stage name for Kim Min Seok who was born in Guri, South Korea on March 26, 1990. In addition to being known as a member of the boy band, he is also a Chinese-South Korean actor and has positions in exo-m sub-groups and EXO-CBX sub-units. Prior to her debut, she was first entered into SM Entertainment through S.M. Everything Contest 2008.
2. Suho EXO
Suho has a real name as Kim Joon-myeon and was born on May 22, 1991 in South Korea. In addition to being a singer she also played the role of actor and model. He auditioned for the band when he was 16 years old. He entered as part of SM Entertainment during the SM Casting System in 2006 and was first introduced as a member of #EXO on February 15, 2012.
3. Lay Zhang EXO
Lay or Lay Zhang is another name of Zhang Yixing, while Lay is her stage name and is the principal dancer on EXO-M. In addition to being known as a member of the band, he is also a Chinese singer, songwriter, dancer and and actor.
In fact, she also has other roles in the field of models and producers. Lay was ranked as the 5th of Baidu’s 10 Most Popular Celebrities from media in January 2015.
4. Baekhyun EXO
Byun Baek Hyun or Baekhyun was born on May 6, 1992 in Gyeonggi, South Korea. Baekhyun is a vocal member with his part in the EXO-K subgroup and exo-cbx sub-unit, in addition he is also the super-m leader who debuted in 2019. Prior to her successful joining SM Entertainment, she was rejected several times while auditioning until becoming part of SM Entertainment in 2011.
5. Chen EXO
Chen is the stage name for Kim Jong-dae who was born September 21, 1992 in South Korea and is a member of the EXO-CBX sub-unit. In addition to joining a boy band, he is also an actor and songwriter. Chen became a trainee through the SM Entertainment Casting System when she was 18 years old. It was officially introduced as a member on 29 December 2011.
6. Chanyeol EXO
Chanyeol is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter and actor born on November 27, 1992. He was a member of a boy group with the sub-group EXO-K. Chanyeol appeared in a trailer by SM Entertainment released on February 23, 2012.
7. D.O EXO
D.O has the real name Do Kyung-so and was born on January 12, 1993. He is a singer and actor and serves as the lead vocalist in his boy band.
Among the dramas starring him are Pure Love 2016, My Annoying Brother 2016, Swing Kids 2018 and others. D.O auditioned for SM Entertainment in 2010 and was officially introduced as the group’s eighth member on January 30, 2012.
8. Kai EXO
Kai, whose real name is Kim Jong-in, was born on January 14, 1994 and is a South Korean singer, dancer and actor. However, Kai was in the EXO-K sub-group and was introduced by SM Entertainment as a member of the boy band in a teaser video released on December 11, 2011.
9. Sehun EXO
Oh Se-hun or better known as Sehun was born on April 12, 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. In addition to being a singer and member of gruo music, Sehun is also active as an actor, model and rapper. He first met casting agent SM Entertainment at the age of 12 and was introduced as a boy band member on January 10, 2012.
The overall album released is 3 albums, with 5 MINI albums and 11 singles. Among his studio albums were XOXO released in June 2013, EXODUS released in March 2015 and EX’ACT released in June 2016.
While the EP consists of Mama (EXO-K and EXO-M), Miracles In December, Overdose, Sing For You and Fot Life. Besides, the single consists of What Is Love, History and others.
The boy band #EXO reached its heyday and received about 112 awards during its time in the music industry. Among his awards are Seoul Music Award Daesang Cup, Mnet Asian Music Award For Artist of the Year, Seoul Music Award Piala Bonsang, World Music Award for Best Song in the World, MTV Music Award For Best Korean Act, Mnet Asian Music Award For Worldwide Fans Choice and many more achievements he has denied throughout his career.