Wanna Know More About EXO’s Lay’s Activities in China? We’ve Got It Right Here!

Lay’s Solo Discography

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Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR FRA Dig. JPN US US
World
Lay 02 Sheep
  • Released: October 7, 2017
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment, Zhang Yixing Studio
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming audio
10 87 4
  • CHN: 1,000,000
  • JPN: 757
  • KOR: 22,768
Namanana
  • Released: October 19, 2018
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment, Zhang Yixing Studio
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming audio
161 21 1
  • CHN: 1,102,391
  • US: 24,000

 

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR JPN US
Heat
US
World
Lose Control
  • Released: October 28, 2016
  • Label: SM Entertainment, Zhang Yixing Studio
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming audio
1 34 23 4
  • CHN: 1,197,813
  • KOR: 281,360
  • JPN: 2,689
Winter Special Gift
  • Released: December 22, 2017
  • Label: SM Entertainment, Zhang Yixing Studio
  • Format: Digital download, streaming audio
8
  • CHN: 822,493
Honey
  • Released: June 14, 2019
  • Label: SM Entertainment, Zhang Yixing Studio
  • Format: Digital download, streaming audio
11
  • CHN: 3,512,294

 

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
CHN KOR US
World
“Monodrama” (独角戏) 2016 155 5 N/A S.M. Station Season 1
“What U Need?” 4
  • KOR: 4,242[29]
Lose Control
“Lose Control” (失控) 18
  • CHN: 136,300[31]
  • KOR: 6,691[32]
“I Need U” (需要你) 2017 N/A Lay 02 Sheep
“Sheep” (羊)
“Goodbye Christmas” Winter Special Gift
“Sheep” (Alan Walker Relift) 2018 64
  • CHN: 435,400
Non-album single
“Give Me a Chance” (爱到这) 7
  • CHN: 187,600
Namanana
“Namanana” (梦不落雨林) 2 N/A
“When It’s Christmas” Non-album single
“Honey” 2019 4 Honey
“I’m Not Well” (我不好) Non-album single

 

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
“I’m Coming” 2014 Non-album release
“Dream High” (夢想起飛) 2017 SPD Bank Theme Song

 

Collaborations

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
CHN KOR NZ Hot. US
World
“Let’s Shut Up & Dance”
(with NCT 127 and Jason Derulo)
2019 35 34
  • CHN: 300,000
  • KOR: 3,952 (Phy.)
The Greatest Dancer
“No Man’s Land” (无人之域)
(with Anti-General and Jasmine Sokko)
N/A Non-album singles
“Lovebird”
(with Far East Movement)

 

Other appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CHN
“Because of You”
2013 Non-album single
“I’m Lay” 2014 Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
“Youth Day” (theme song) 2018 Non-album single

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
CHN KOR
“Relax” 2016
  • KOR: 2,529
Lose Control
“MYM”
  • KOR: 2,667
“MYM” (acoustic ver.)
  • KOR: 2,457
“Tonight”
  • KOR: 2,602
“Mapo Tofu” (麻婆豆腐) 2018 6 Namanana

 

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CHN
“Happy Youth” (with Coco Jiang Wen and Li Xiaolu) 2015 Oh My God OST
“Alone (One Person)” Ex Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back OST
“A Man Thing” (with Royal Treasure cast) 2016 Royal Treasure OST
“Pray” 2017 Operation Love OST
“Everything Like You” 2018 I’m Around You OST

 

Music videos

Title Year
As lead artist
“Monodrama” 2016
“what U need?”
“Lose Control”
“I Need U” 2017
“Sheep (羊)”
“Goodbye Christmas (聖誕又至)”
“Sheep (Alan Walker Relift)” 2018
“Give Me a Chance”
“Namanana”
“Honey” 2019
As Collaborating artist
“Let’s Shut Up and Dance” 2019
Guest appearances
“Missing You” (remake; Fly to the Sky) 2014
“Youth Day” (theme song) 2018

Lay’s Filmography

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Film

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2015 SMTOWN The Stage Himself Documentary of SM Town
Ex-Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back 前任2:备胎反击战 Lee Xianghe Special appearance
Oh My God 从天儿降 Le Yi
2016 Royal Treasure 极限挑战 Himself
The Mystic Nine Side Story: Flowers Bloom in February 老九门番外之二月花开 Er Yuehong Web film
2017 Kung Fu Yoga 功夫瑜伽 Zhu Xiaoguang
The Founding of an Army 建军大业 Lu Deming Special appearance
Cars 3 N/A Jackson Storm(voice) Chinese voice dub
2018 For Love With You 一切如你 Campaign movie; Cameo
The Island 一出好戏 Xiao Xing Main character
TBA Unexpected Love 闭嘴!爱吧 Han Bin South Korean-Chinese film; Postponed release due to THAAD

Television series

Year English title Original title Role Network Notes
1998 We The People 咱老百姓 Huan Huan Beijing TV Pre-debut
2015 EXO Next Door 우리 옆집에 엑소가 산다 Himself Naver TV Cast Special appearance
2016 To Be A Better Man 好先生 Xiao Cai (Cai Mingjun) Jiangsu TV, Zhejiang TV
2016 The Mystic Nine 老九门 Er Yuehong Dragon TV, iQiyi
2017 Operation Love 求婚大作战 Yan Xiaolai Dragon TV, Tencent
2018 The Tomb of Sea 沙海 Jie Yuchen Tencent Special appearance
2018 The Island 一出好戏 Ma Xiaoxing iQiyi Web drama version of film The Island
2019 The Golden Eyes 黄金瞳 Zhuang Rui Dragon TV, iQiyi
2019 Empress of the Ming 大明风华 Zhu Qizhen TBA

 

Variety Shows

Year English title Original title Role Network Notes
2014 Star Chef 星厨驾到 Contestant Jiangsu TV
2015–present Go Fighting! 极限挑战 Main cast Dragon TV season 1–5
2018 Idol Producer 偶像练习生 Main mentor, presenter iQiyi
Rave Now 即刻电音 Mentor Tencent
2019 Idol Producer 2 青春有你 Main mentor, presenter iQiyi

When Will He Come Back to EXO?

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Lay has never said he left EXO, but, in reality, he is more active with his work in China. He even released his third solo album. From this state, we have no idea whether or not he will return to EXO. Some speculate that Lay might come back with EXO, since there are no more Chinese members in the group following Kris, Luhan, and Tao’s departures. SM Entertainment will lose a major connection with China if Lay leaves the group completely.

On the other hand, Lay is enjoying his career in China and elsewhere in the world. We will always support Lay on pursuit of his dreams, wherever they lead him. Being part of EXO may be what his fans want for him, but looking at his achievement during all these years, it shouldn’t matter what he chooses to do in the future. Keep reaching your goals! Don’t forget to give your opinion and share your thoughts, below!