Check The Ultimate K-Pop Sensation, the Boy-Band EXO
Exo (Hangeul: 엑소; stylized as EXO) is a South Korean–Chinese boy-band based in Seoul, who debuted under SM Entertainment. EXO’s members are Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun. They were formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and debuted the next year performing music like R&B, pop, hip-hop, and electronic dance music genres such as house, trap, and synth-pop. As we know, some of the EXO members are from China, they have performed in China, Korea, and even Japan. EXO has received a lot of recognition both domestically and in other countries since then. A source said that EXO has been called “The biggest boy band in the world” also called “Kings of K-POP”. Channel-Korea will tell you more about EXO’s Debut Song, MAMA! Please stay tuned.
EXO’s Debut Date
Their first performances was on December 29, 2011, on SBS’s Gayo Daejeon. After that, sub-groups Exo-K and Exo-M debuted with the single Mama on April 8, 2012, from the EP Mama on April 9. Exo-K and Exo-M promoted the album separately. On the same day, Exo-K appeared on the South Korean music program The Music Trend and Exo-M performed on the Top Chinese Music Awards in Shenzhen.
On December 22nd, 2011, SM released a teaser for member Kai. In the teaser, Kai was in an electrical vibrations background, through a Gothic Victorian schema. He danced with some music behind it that showed heavy influences of R&B, jazz, and blues. The music highlighted his dancing with its flowing and sharp movements. The teaser received a positive response and Kai’s performance and skilled dancing likewise received positive feedback. The momentum for the group’s debut started building with the release of this teaser.
On December 27th, 2011, SM released a teaser for member Lu Han, featuring Kai, the member who had been previously introduced. In this teaser, showing how they danced together in a red material installation blended with hype and hip-hop music. Some of the responses from the public expressed disappointment on Kai’s appearance but, overall, fans had a positive response to this teaser. SM also released a teaser for member Tao. This teaser was showing him in wushu and dao to a rock, hip-hop blend. The same as with the previous teaser, some fans wondered about his performance in martial arts, and whether it would be used or not.
On January 11th, 2012, SM released a teaser that brought positiveness rather than pessimism. The teaser showed Lu Han and Se Hun in a simple landscape, with designation motifs through a simple piano and drum melody.
On January 16th, 2012, SM finally released a teaser for member Lay. This teaser was showing characteristics like no other, showing Lay dancing to dark hype and hip-hop music.
On January 24th, 2012, Xiumin was introduced by SM Entertainment, also featuring Kai.
EXO’s Debut Songs
This first EXO debut song magnetized people to enjoy their music. Their talent in singing and dancing is nothing to doubt. The song was different and catchy, and they were predicted to be kind of a TVSQ boy-band group in a positive way. More than that, they offered music which was more diverse and energetic.
EXO’s Debut Stages
These are some of the live television performances EXO did as part of their debut.
EXO’s Latest News
In 2018, the group released a new album containing the songs Love Shot and Tempo. Here are the Love Shot and Tempo music videos, which from the album Don’t Mess Up My Tempo.
EXO’s Xiumin has already completed his basic training in the military service and was promoted to be an assistant instructor in his army division.
There is a source from the army who stated to Sports Chosunon June 13, “Xiumin completed his five-week basic military training at the Nodo recruit training center in Yanggu County of Gangwon Province today and took part in a completion ceremony. For the remainder of his military service, he will be serving as an assistant instructor.”
The chance to become an assistant instructor is a result of showing physical strength and high scores, so it means that Xiumin received excellent scores during his basic training.
On the other hand, there is more good news coming from EXO’s Lay, who shot a single music video called Honey on June 14, 2019.
Before him, another EXO member, Chen, made his solo debut with his first mini-album, “April, and a Flower”, in April. Lay EXO has made a solo debut with the Chinese solo album “Lose Control” in October, 2016.
Here are some recent photos from their official Instagram account, found at @wearone.exo
Suho did a UNICEF campaign to persuade the public that every child in the world deserves to dream and have a bright future.
The newest release is coming from Xiumin, who did a solo song called You in SM Town Season 3. This heartwarming song can steal your heart and mind.
For all the EXO members, keep doing your best and never regret what you are doing. Don’t forget to write some of your thoughts in the comments below!