About EXO K


EXO (Korean: 엑소) adalah boy band beranggotakan 12 member Korea Selatan dan Cina besutan SM Entertainment yang debut pada tahun 2012 bulan April tanggal 9. Dengan debut single “Mama” yang dirilis pada April 8, sehari sebelum debut. Nama EXO di ambil dari nama Exoplanet. EXO merupakan grup kembar yang membawakan lagu yang sama persis dalam bahasa berbeda di waktu bersamaan. EXO-K dan EXO-M berpromosi secara terpisah di Korea Selatan dan Cina, dimana masing-masing grup terdiri dari 6 anggota.

Seratus hari sebelum debut, EXO mengeluarkan beberapa teaser per-member sebagai perkenalan yang mampu meraih ratusan fans bahkan sebelum mereka resmi debut.



SM Entertainment pada 27 Januari 2011 mengumumkan akan membuat debut dua grup pria baru pada bulan Maret atau April pada tahun tersebut. Mereka diketahui dengan kode nama “M1″, netizen menyebut mereka sebagai ‘소년천지‘ (berarti“Boy’s Heaven” atau “Land of Boys”). SM juga menyebutkan akan melibatkan mereka dalam OST. Paradise Ranch, yang kemudian tidak jadi dilakukan. Pada tanggal 22 Maret, tersebar foto “M1″ sedang melakukan latihan di ruang latihan SM dengan 7 member. Terdapat rumor bahwa Jino -SM The Ballad- akan menjadi anggota dari “M1″

15 Oktober, saat melakukan wawancara bersama Chosan Biz, Lee Soo Man mengatakan grup yang akan datang akan dibuat menjadi dua sub grup dengan konsep yang sama, dan akan berpromosi secara terpisah di Korea dan Cina. Dua grup tersebut dikenal “M1″ dan “M2″. Lee berbicara mengenai acara yang diadakan SM pada Agustus di Denmark dan Norwegia bernama “Music Camp” untuk mencari judul lagu yang tepat bagi dua sub grup tersebut. 50 komposer dari seluruh belahan dunia datang untuk mengkomposisi lagu untuk SM Entertainment dalam jangka waktu 3 sampai 6 hari. Mereka diperlihatkan M1 dan M2, konsep dan ritme yang diinginkan SM dan para komposer dibebaskan membuat lagu mereka sendiri. Acara tersebut diadakan dua kali, namun SM masih belum menemukan lagu yang tepat.

Akhirnya pada 22 Desember, SM menaruh pop-up timer pada website resmi mereka menampilkan logo untuk grup tersebut. Timer menghitung mundur dari 24 jam dan mengatakan “FROM. EXO PLANET” dari sana hitungan mundur seratus hari mulai menampilkan teaser-teaser per-member secara berurutan.

2012: Prologue Single: What Is Love

EXO-K dan EXO-M merilis lagu prolog mereka “What Is Love” pada 30 Januari. Single tersebut bukan merupakan single debut resmi mereka, tapi lebih kepada pengenalan kepada grup secara keseluruhan. Kedua versi Korea dan Cina dari lagu tersebut dirilis secara digital pada iTunes, Melon, Doshirak, Soribada, dan Naver Music. Lagu ini juga dirilis melalui website musik Cina seperti Baidu. Video musik tersebut, masih merupakan rangkaian teaser dari SM Entertainment, secara resmi mengenalkan member EXO-K D.O dan Baek Hyun serta member EXO-M Lu Han dan Chen kepada publik; member lainnya secara tidak langsung diperkenalkan, meskipun belum teridentifikasi, dibagian lain dari video, menggunakan rangkaian dari yang diduga akan menjadi teaser selanjutnya.

~ Member Profile ~


Birth Name: Kim Joon Myeon

Stage Name: Suho

Super Power (Badge): Water

Nickname: Sunnouncer (Suho + Announcer), Esuhort (Suho + Escort)

Date of Birth: May 22, 1991

Height: 173 cm

Nationality: Korean

Blood Type: AB

Position: Leader (Guardian of EXO), Lead Vocalist

Specialties: Acting, golf

Education: Korea National University of Arts – Acting

Fun Facts:

– He’s also known as the second Choi Siwon.

– He shares room with Sehun.

– He was discovered through street casting and joined SM in 2006.

– His habit is clearing his throat by saying ”ah!”.

– His ideal type is a girl with literary interests and has long straight hair.

– His personality is exemplar, polite and considerate.

– His favorite movie is “Pirates of The Caribbean”.

– His motto is “Know Yourself…”.

– He made a brief appearance in TVXQ’s music video, “HaHaHa Song” along with EXO-K’s Kai and Chanyeol.

– He’s also good at making honey water.

– He pushes for peaceful conversations to solve problems and always buys the members delicious things. He’ll even check in with each and every member to see if they have any worries or concerns.

Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol

Stage Name: Chanyeol

Nickname: Wealthy Teeth, Happy Virus

Super Power (Badge): Flame (Phoenix)

Date of Birth: November 27, 1992

Height: 185 cm

Nationality: Korean

Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist

Blood Type: A

Specialties: Playing musical instruments (guitar, drum, bass, djembe), rap, acting

Fun Facts:

– He was appeared in SNSD’s Genie MV (Japanese Version).

– He shares room with Baekhyun.

– He joined SM in 2008 by Casting System.

– Roommate Baekhyun said that Chanyeol’s breathing is way too loud, and on top of that, he does this loud sniffling thing before he falls asleep.

– He’s a romantic person.

– The first idol group he ever got into was TVXQ. He liked U-Know Yunho the most.

– His motto is “Enjoy Yourself…”.

– His habit is following the rhythm with his hands.

– His ideal type is someone cute, smiles a lot and sincere.

– He is a bright guy with positive personality.

– He is always passionate about playing and learning instruments.

– He made a brief appearance in TVXQ’s music video, “HaHaHa Song” along with EXO-K’s Suho and Kai.

– He formed a temporary band with his high school classmates.

– His thick voice is charming.

– When you’re by his side, you just start laughing no matter what.

Birth Name: Do Kyung Soo

Stage Name: D.O.

Nickname: Heenjabuja (rich in whites)

Super Power (Badge): Earth

Date of Birth: January 12, 1993

Position: Main Vocalist

Nationality: Korean

Blood Type: A

Height: 173 cm

Specialties: Singing, beat box

Fun Facts:

– He shares room with Kai.

– He’s the cleanest member in EXO-K.

– He took up vocal lessons and such even before auditioning SM in 2010.

– He has interests in becoming a chef and mostly cooks for the members.

– His motto is “Be Number One…”.

– He has a habit of humming songs.

– He is a quiet person.

– He admires composer Yoo Young Jin.

– He is really family oriented, good at organizing and picking up after them whenever they made mistakes.

– He is able to catch even the littlest things in the home.

– He looks cute, but he’s deep on the inside.

Birth Name: Byun Baek Hyun

Stage Name: Baekhyun

Super Power (Badge): Light (Sun)

Nickname: Bacon

Date of Birth: May 6, 1992

Position: Main Vocalist

Nationality: Korean

Height: 174 cm

Blood Type: O

Specialties: Hapkido, piano

Fun Facts: 

– He shares room with Chanyeol.

– Roommate Chanyeol said that Baekhyun yelps like a dog like 40 times before falling asleep.

– He was immediately asked to join SM right in front of the gates (one of the SM representative was near his school and asked him does he want to join SM), and he officially joined SM in 2011.

– He joined the school’s musical band and won an award at a local rock festival.

– His ideal type is a woman with full of charms.

– He is bright, cheerful and kind personality.

– He loves to socialize and befriend people.

– His motto is “Life Is Only A Path Full of Efforts…”.

– He admires Rain (Jung Ji Hoon).

– On stage, he’s oozing with charisma, but off stage, he’s cute, fun, and a breath of fresh air.

Birth Name: Kim Jong In

Stage Name: Kai

Super Power (Badge): Teleportation

Nickname: Kkamjong

Date of Birth: January 14, 1994

Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Face of The Group

Height: 182 cm

Blood Type: A

Nationality: Korean

Specialties: Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, rocking)

Fun Facts:

– He shares room with D.O.

– He’s a friend of SHINee’s Taemin as mentioned in SHINee World.

– He likes to be bossy.

– He’s really good at just about games.

– He made a brief appearance in TVXQ’s music video, “HaHaHa Song” along with EXO-K’s Suho and Chanyeol.

– He was cast into S.M. Entertainment after winning in the company’s Youth Best Contest in 2007.

– His motto is “I’d rather bend then break…”.

– His ideal type is someone like Han Yeseul.

– He is warm-hearted and he would like to treat everyone well, but when It comes to expressing feelings he gets awkward.

– The habit he often does is biting his lips.

– He likes to wear a lot of T-shirts with characters on them.

– His favorite movie is “Pirates of The Caribbean”.

– He’s really cool and sexy to the point where you can’t help but fall in love with him when you watch him performing on stage.

Birth Name: Oh Se Hun

Stage Name: Sehun

Super Power (Badge): Wind

Nickname: Senshine

Date of Birth: April 12, 1994

Position: Lead Dancer, Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae

Height: 181 cm

Blood Type: O

Nationality: Korean

Specialties: Dancing, acting

Fun Facts:

– He’s a former ulzzang.

– He shares room with Suho.

– He joined SM in 2008 by Casting System.

– He loves to cry and is not scheming/manipulative person.

– His ideal type is a kind woman.

– His personality is shy, but when you get to know him he’s more lively.

– His habit is sticking out his tongue.

– His motto is “Let’s live while doing things we like!”.

– He is playful and likes moving, or in the other words, he can’t stay still.

– He has an adorable lisp, that he’s not really good with the letter S.

– He’s an important member in EXO that he keeps up with information like album sales.

Credit: SuMandu Kpop Guru


One thought on “About EXO K

  1. huft..dari dulu ngapalin EXO susahnya minta ampun >.<
    ga hafal2 ++"
    tapi keren sih ni grup..apalagi waktu liat mereka di DBSK hahaha song..ada yg nari balet dan muter2 ga berenti (?), kayaknya si kai deh..

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