About EXO M

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.

History

Pre-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 Min Seok

Stage Name: Xiu Min

Chinese Name: Jin Min Shuo

Super Power (Badge): Frost (Snowflake)

Nickname: Lil’ Fattie (Little Fattie), Bao Zi (Little Bun)

Date of Birth: March 26, 1990

Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Height: 173 cm

Nationality: Korean

Specialties: Taekwondo, kendo

Fun Facts:

– He was cast into SM Entertainment after winning second place in the S.M. Everysing Contest.

– He has a chubby face and a cute grin.

– The next member that known with martial arts besides Tao.

– He shares room with Kris and Luhan in Korea.

– He shares room with Tao in China.

– He is the neatest, strongest and cleanest member in EXO-M.

– His ideal type of woman is hug-able and can give comfort to others.

Birth Name: Lu Han

Stage Name: Luhan

Super Power (Badge): Telekinesis

Nickname: Marilyn Monroe, Cute Little Prince

Date of Birth: April 20, 1990

Blood Type: O

Height: 178 cm

Blood Type: O

Nationality: Chinese

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

Hometown: Beijing Haidian, China

Specialties: Soccer, Rubix cube

Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts majoring – Applied Music

Fun Facts:

– He shares room with Lay in China.

– He shares room with Xiumin and Kris in Korea.

– His ideal type of woman is demure and quiet.

– He joined SM in 2008 when he went overseas to Korea to study (attend Yonsei University as an exchange student), and one day when he shopping in Myeongdong he got spotted by SM official representative.

– He doesn’t like others on his bed, he’ll kick them off if anyone gets on.

– Officially recruited into SM at the 2010 SM Casting System.

– He is easy-going person (usually trainees from China are bullied, but Lu Han is an exception).

– He likes clothes that are simple.

– His interests are animation, art, video games, computers, water sports, nature sports, basketball, baseball, football, music, concerts/clubs, television, animals, travel, singing and Rubix Cube.

Birth Name: Wu Fan

Stage Name: Kris

Super Power (Badge): Flight (Dragon)

Nickname: Cowboy, Dduijang

Date of Birth: November 6, 1990

Height: 187 cm

Blood Type: O

Nationality: Chinese-Canadian

Position: Main Rapper, Leader, Sub-Vocalist

Specialties: Languages (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean), basketball

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada

Fun Facts:

– He enjoys reading books particularly self-improvement and inspirational.

– He’s very social and can talk to anyone.

– Other trainees and team members of EXO think of him as a big brother.

– He joined SM by Global Auditions in Canada in 2007.

– Kris looks better in person than on camera, but he never undergo plastic surgery.

– He shares room with Xiumin and Luhan in Korea.

– He shares room with Chen in China.

– Kris sometimes speaks when he sleep, he speaks in English, Korean and sometimes even Cantonese.

– He knows magic tricks.

– His ideal type of woman is kind, knows how to cook, filial and can take care of people.

– He was supposed to be in EXO-K, but due to SM has a large share in the China market, he joined EXO-M.

– He is the “Fashion King” of EXO-M.

– He looks really cool, but the fact is, he is an innocent, obedient and naive boy.

Birth Name: Zhang Yi Xing

Stage Name: Lay

Super Power (Badge): Heal (Unicorn)

Nickname: Xing Tuo

Date of Birth: October 7, 1991

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 60 kg

Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist

Blood Type: A

Nationality: Chinese

Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China

Education: Hunan Normal University High School

Specialties: Guitar, dancing, piano

Fun Facts:

– Appeared in 2005 3rd place Star Academy (Hunan Economic TV).

– He briefly worked for SHINee in their concert tour as Jonghyun’s dance replacement in 2010.

– He was supposed to be EXO-M’s leader but it was changed to Kris.

– He shares room with Chen in Korea.

– He shares room Luhan in China.

– He is an all-rounder.

– He loves tidbits and likes eating junk foods.

– He’s rather naughty, but he’s really funny at times too.

– His ideal type of woman is cute and filial.

– He is really forgetful.

– He is the cooking “umma” in EXO-M, even when there’s nothing to do, he will cook.

Birth Name: Kim Jong Dae

Stage Name: Chen

Chinese Name: Jin Zhong Da

Super Power (Badge): Lightning (Scorpion)

Nickname: Orange

Date of Birth: September 21, 1992

Position: Main Vocalist

Height: 173 cm

Nationality: Korean

Specialty: Singing, piano

Fun Facts:

– He shares room with Lay in Korea.

– He shares room with Kris in China.

– His main specialty is singing high-notes.

– His ideal type of woman is like a noona, those that would take care of him.

– He has a powerful voice.

– He gives an impression of gentleness.

– He was cast into SM Entertainment through the SM Casting System in 2011.

Birth Name: Huang Zi Tao

Stage Name: Tao

Super Power (Badge): Time Control (Hourglass)

Nickname: Peach, Kung Fu Panda

English Name: Edison Huang

Date of Birth: May 2, 1993

Nationality: Chinese

Height: 183 cm

Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae

Hometown: Qingdao, China

Specialty: Martial arts

Fun Facts:

– He loves blue color, Western food, basketball and black cat.

– His favorite music is hip hop and R&B.

– He’s very conservative person.

– He shares room with Xiumin in China.

– The member with the most aegyo.

– His ideal type of woman is pretty, has a nice body and a nice personality.

– Since he got to debut in less than a year being a trainee, he is often bullied by the Korean trainees.

– He has won placed first for many wushu and rap competitions.

– In Korea, he shares room with the manager because at the beginning Tao’s Korean wasn’t that good so he needed to learn more Korean and communicate.

– He is very emotional and sensitive guy.

Credit: SuMandu Kpop Guru

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One thought on “About EXO M

  1. tao..member yg paling banyak aegyo?! ga salah?..ga nyangka *duagh
    tapi kok luhan itu rada mirip sama sehun ya…jadi bingung sendiri -_-”
    hmm..resiko belum hafal EXO jadi suka kebolak-balik

    ~12~

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