Let’s Get to Know Korean Nation’s Pick “EXO”
EXO is a South Korean-Chinese male singer group based in Seoul. Formed by SM Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with 12 members, divided into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M, with each sub-group singing songs in Korean and Mandarin. EXO reached the peak of their popularity with the release of their first album, XOXO (2013), which spawned the hit single “Growl”.
XOXO was successful both critically and commercially and won the ‘Disk Daesang’ award at the 28th Golden Disk Awards and the ‘Best Album of the Year’ at the 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards. This album sold more than one million copies, making EXO the Korean musicians with the most sales in the past 12 years. With sales of studio albums and subsequent mini-albums being very much in demand, EXO was named the most influential celebrity for 2014 and 2015 by Forbes Korea.
The media crew called them “the best boyband in the world,” saying, “EXO is in the leading position of pop domination, with sharp and nimble choreography, reinforced by songs made by some of the most talented writers and producers in the world, and honed by a myriad of personalities and talents.”
|Formed||April 8th, 2012|
|Years Active||2011 – Present|
EXO Sub-Unit’s And Solo Activity
On October 5th, 2016, SM Entertainment announced the first sub-unit of EXO, which consisted of three members, namely Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin. They had previously released the single “For You” as part of the soundtrack for the drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. On October 24th, SM Entertainment announced that the sub-unit will be called EXO-CBX, which was taken from the initials of the three band members. Their debut mini-album, Hey Mama! was released on October 31st, accompanied by a music video for the main single with the same title. They made their debut in Japan on May 24th, 2017, with the mini-album Girls. Before their Japanese debut, a short version of the main single music video “Ka-CHING!” was released on May 1st, 2017.
Solo Debut of Lay
On October 28th, 2016, Lay released his first mini-album titled Lose Control. Shortly after being released, the album topped the Yinyuetai Album Ladder (daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly). Both singles: “What U Need?” and “Lose Control” stayed at the number one position on Alibaba Music Chart for 15 weeks. Until 2017, Lose Control has sold more than 1.05 million copies in China and 276,000 copies in South Korea and holds nine records in Guinness World Records.
EXO Members’ Plastic Surgery Rumor
EXO is a K-Pop boy band that is very popular in Korea. SM Entertainment’s boy band has won the hearts of their fans due to their appearance, musical talent, and especially visuals. But is their appearance the same, from before their debut, up until now?
Many say that the appearance of EXO members has changed dramatically over time. Some say they have done plastic surgery because their eyelids and nose have changed. However, there are also those who say that their faces have undergone changes solely because of their makeup and care.
Let’s check out the differences!
Facts And Truth About the Plastic Surgery Rumors
Many netizens suspect that all EXO members have made changes to their faces by plastic surgery after seeing pictures of their pre-debut that circulated online. In fact, what really happened was that they changed due to the care from the agency that sheltered them, SM Entertainment. One of the biggest agencies in South Korea, SM Entertainment is among the most famous for their artist transformation, to the point of having the term SM Care. Artists who get SM Care will undergo such drastic changes that they can hardly be recognized anymore.
So, the changes of the faces, obtained by EXO members are not the result of plastic surgery, but rather from a series of treatments provided by their agency, SM Entertainment.