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TEA Presents: EXO

EXO

EXO
Members: Suho, Xiumin, Lay, Baekhyn, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun
Former Members: Kris, Tao, Luhan
Official Debut: April 8th, 2012
Label: SM Entertainment
Fan Base: EXO-L
Status: Active

EXO (엑소) is a Korean-Chinese boy band, based in Seoul. Formed under the label of SM Entertainment in 2011, they debuted on April 8th, 2012 with 12 members, divided in two groups:
• EXO-K, consisting of Suho, Baekhyn, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun who promote in Korea;
• EXO-M, consisting of Xiumin, Luhan, Kris, Lay, Chen, and Tao, who promote in China.

Their debut single “MAMA”, released in Chinese and Korean, performs extremely well in both countries and the band flourishes. The band’s big success comes with the song “Growl”, from their first album “XOXO”, and the album sells over a million copies, making EXO the first group in Korea, sold this many physical albums for the last 12 years.

In 2014 EXO-M’s members Kris and Luhan sue SM Entertainment and leave the group, and in 2015 a third Chinese member – Tao, also leaves the company and respectively EXO, leaving Lay the only Chinese member and merging the two subgroups in one whole – EXO!

Despite the leaving of the three Chinese members, EXO move forward, selling over a million copies with each subsequent album. In 2017 is released their fourth studio album “The War”, which is the first one where Lay doesn’t take part in the promotions, because of political relations between South Korea and China.

At the end of December 2017 their gold album “Universe” comes out, and the song “Universe” itself lasts the longest in Melon’s chart – over 50 weeks.

In January 2018 is released EXO’s first official Japanese album “Countdown”, in which are included 10 songs. Only 9 days after the release it is certified as gold.

The group’s fifth studio album “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” comes out on November 2, and reaches over a million sales days before the official release. So far (February 2019) the album has over 3 million physical sales, and EXO is the first group that has sold over 11 million physical copies of their albums.

The repackage album “Love Shot” comes out on December 13, in which the members provoke their fans as they appear sexy and drop a music video that will hold the fans awake for quite a long time.

Members:

Suho

Stage Name: Suho
Birth Name: Kim Jun Myeon
Position: Leader, Vocalist
Birthday: May 22nd, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Korean
Height: 173 cm
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Super Power: Water
Instagram: @kimjuncotton

Xiumin

Stage Name: Xiumin
Birth Name: Kim Min Seok
Position: Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: March 26th, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Nationality: Korean
Height: 173 cm
Hometown: Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Super Power: Frost
Instagram: @e_xiu_o

Lay

Stage Name: Lay
Birth Name: Zhang Yixing
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: October 7th, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Nationality: Chinese
Height: 177 cm
Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Super Power: Healing
Instagram: @zyxzjs
Twitter: @layzhang
Weibo: 努力努力再努力x

Baekhyun

Stage Name: Baekhyun
Birth Name: Byun Baek Hyun
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: May 6th, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Korean
Height: 174 cm
Hometown: Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Super Power: Light
Instagram: @baekhyunee_exo
Twitter: @b_hundred_hyun
Weibo: baekhyunee7

Chen

Stage Name: Chen
Birth Name: Kim Jong Dae
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: September 21, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Vigro
Nationality: Korean
Height: 177 cm
Hometown: Siheung, Gyeonggi Province
Super Power: Thunder

Chanyeol

Stage Name: Chanyeol
Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Birthday: November 27, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Korean
Height: 186 cm
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Super Power: Fire
Instagram: @real__pcy
Soundcloud: real__pcy
Weibo: real__pcyyyyy

D.O.

Stage Name: D.O.
Birth Name: Do Kyung Soo
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: January 12th, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Korean
Height: 173 cm
Hometown: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Super Power: Force

Kai

Stage Name: Kai
Birth Name: Kim Jong In
Position: Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist, Cisual
Birthday: January 14th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Korean
Height: 184 cm
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Super Power: Teleportation
Instagram: @zkdlin

Sehun

Stage Name: Sehun
Birth Name: Oh Se Hun
Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Maknae
Birthday: April 12th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Nationality: Korean
Height: 184 cm
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Super Power: Wind
Instagram: @oohsehun
Weibo: “wu世勋-EXO

Discography

Studio Albums:

  • XOXO – June 3rd, 2013
  • XOXO (Repackage) – August 5th, 2013
  • Exodus – March 30th, 2015
  • Love Me Right (Repackage) – June 3rd, 2015
  • Ex’Act – June 9th, 2016
  • Lotto (Repackage) – August 18th, 2016
  • The War – July 19th, 2017
  • The War: The Power of Music (Repackage) – September 5th, 2017
  • Countdown (first Japanese album) – January 31st, 2018
  • Don’t Mess Up My Tempo – November 2nd, 2018
  • Love Shot (Repackage) – December 13th, 2018

Mini-Albums:

  • MAMA (debut) – April 9th, 2012
  • Miracles in December – December 9th, 2013
  • Overdose – May 7th, 2014
  • Sing For You – December 10th, 2015
  • For Life – December 19th, 2016
  • Universe – December 26th, 2017

Music Videos:

VixxYi
Mostly likes Korean rap & hip hop. A passionate fan of RAVI's, and GROOVL1N as a whole. Studies Korean and is interested in Chinese, and recently in Japanese as well. Enjoys reading - mostly fantasy.

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