Since their debut showcase, the members of EXO have been surging in popularity and have already made quite a few remarkable memories. The boys of EXO-K took time out of their busy schedules to sit with SBS News to touch base on what they’ve been doing over the past month, as well as share more insight into each of the members.
When asked about their busy schedule, Baekhyun replied, “We don’t consider it hard. It’s something that we’ve all been dreaming about since we were little so it’s fun. It’s what we were truly desperate to do, and we’ve always enjoyed it even before our debut. We’re all so close as well so being together helps make it easier to have fun.”
Outside of their busy schedule, what do they do in their free time? Kai answered, “We’ve been dorming together for over a year now. It truly feels like home so we don’t call it a ‘dorm’ but ‘our house’. I spend a lot of time with the other members.”
Chanyeol added, “We went to see the movies after our debut. Actually, we have a lot of fun in our house, too. Since we live together, it’s easier to have conversations and play games. You seriously have no idea how fun that can be. We also play traditional games at home, and sometimes play soccer outside. Everyone’s eyes change when the game begins (laughter). They all love sports but Kai is a fanatic so it’s easy to win when you’re on his team. I think Kai’s just lucky.”
It’s well known to everyone that debuting, let alone being chosen as a trainee, under SM Entertainment is a difficult process. It takes up to seven years of preparation just for your debut, and it’s only after you’ve endured the strenuous training process and harsh competition that you can make it out.
As such, there’s a reason why every new rookie the company debuts is put under such spotlight, which goes the same for their latest, EXO. MK News sat down with the six members of EXO-K to hear firsthand what it was like to survive the competition admist their fellow trainees and finally get a taste of the spotlight.
Leader Suho was able to make his debut after training seven years as a trainee. He’s even had to see his juniors debut before him. He expressed, “I wanted to give up often, but I still worked hard. I think more than anything, keeping my mindset positive helped the most. For seven years, I believed that I could achieve what I worked for, which has led me to where I’m standing today. I was also aided by seniors who’ve debuted before me.”
Chanyeol was cast in his freshman year of high school and trained for four years before his debut. While training, he focused his efforts on making his talents shine. “I knew that I would debut under a team so I tried to show what I was best at. Because I played the drums when I was younger, I felt that I was more rhythmic than my peers. Rapping is also one of my talents, and I was highly confident in my abilities, which I showed. As long as I was better at something than someone, I knew that I could grab that part.”
4 years after SHINee made a big wave into the music industry, SM Entertainment brought out another talented boy group, EXO-K, whose members began their road to stardom from an early age.
The members of EXO-K recently sat down with Mydaily for an interview where they bared their past history and upcoming goals in an effort to get closer to fans.
For those not yet familiar with the group, EXO-K is comprised of members Suho (21), Baekhyun (20), Chanyeol (20), D.O. (19), Kai (18), and Sehun (18).
Leader Suho kicked off the interview by introducing the meaning behind EXO, “EXO is derived from EXO Planet, and I feel that it’s a name that matches us well. We want to show the entire world what EXO’s all about. It’s only been about three weeks since we came to Earth, but I think we’ve been adjusting very well (laughter).”
Prior to their debut, EXO released promotional teaser videos for about 100 days before marking their debut with a showcase at the end of May. After seeing what the boys were finally all about on stage, the reaction from new fans was ecstatic. The members revealed that they still hold those feelings to heart.
SHINee‘s Key revealed a picture of SHINee with their hoobae EXO-K after their two consecutive wins on ‘Music Bank‘.
SM Entertainment has finally unveiled the full showcase videos of their upcoming boy bands, EXO-K and EXO-M!
The videos contain the entire footage of the showcase concert recently held by both groups. The introductory narration is in English so fans around the world will be able to fully appreciate it. Both groups have separate numbers and some dance numbers together.
The showcase was hosted by Leeteuk from Super Junior. The boys flaunted their intense dance moves and their impressive vocals. The members also formally introduced themselves to fans and spectators worldwide. They also gamely answered questions about themselves so fans would be able to get to know them better.
EXO-K and EXO-M will be releasing their first mini album, “MAMA,” will drop on April 9. It will also be available in iTunes and various Korean and Chinese music sites on the same date. The title track, “MAMA,” will be available as a digital single a day before the release of the full album.
After a hundred or so days of a slew of teasers, the highly anticipated newest SM group EXO is finally breaking into the K-Pop scene. SM Entertainment just released EXO-K‘s and EXO-M’s music videos for their respective versions of “MAMA.”
SM Entertainment has announced that the full footage of EXO-K and EXO-M‘s debut showcase will be revealed this week!
Reports that SM Entertainment‘s new boy group, EXO-K‘s Baekhyun and Chanyeol take showers together has many netizens and fans buzzing over this hot topic.
On March 31st, EXO-K and EXO-M‘s first showcase was held at Seoul Olympic Hall. During one of the interviews, EXO K’s Baekhyun shared the group’s dorm lifestyle. He said, “After we finish our practice, I normally take a shower with Chanyeol. After we finish showering, we sometimes practice making CF expressions in the mirror.” The rest also chipped in by sharing, “In the future we want to film various CFs like cosmetic brands and what not“.
Although EXO is one large 12 member group, they are separated into two units, EXO-K and EXO-M, each consisting of 6 members. Members for EXO-K consists of: Kai, Suho, Chanyeol, Baekhyun, D.O, and Sehun while EXO-M includes: Luhan, Lay, Kris, Xiu Min, Chen, and Tao.
The boys will be holding another showcase on April 1st in China in the theatre of Foreign Economic and Trade University of Beijing. EXO’s mini album, “MAMA” will be released on April 9th in both South Korea and China, simultaneously.
SM Entertainment’s fresh new faces EXO will hold showcases in both Korea and China. Fans are quite anxious in anticipation as the group has released many teasers but have yet to debut. The agency officially announced the event via their official website and through SNS portals.
SM Entertainment’s fresh faces, EXO-K, recently graced the cover of ‘High Cut’, a fashion publication that has some of K-Pop’s most iconic stars under its belt. Amidst the magazine’s glossy pages featuring the six up-and coming-idols, the EXO-K boys sat down for a brief interview, spilling their pre-debut stories, dorm room antics and future goals. While the boys seemed timid and shy by the unfamiliar atmosphere of an interview, High Cut’s first encounter with these young idols proved to be a down-to-earth and a heartwarming one.
– Because EXO is SM Entertainment’s newest project since 2009, there is obviously a lot of expectations for the group. Any last words before the big debut? –
Suho: All 12 of us have been working diligently to deliver the best music and performances, not just in Asia, but for the whole world. We will try our best to continue our strong work ethics for EXO-K and EXO-M to become an established group.
– What are some of your most memorable moments as a trainee? –
On March 9, SM Entertainment unveiled the team organization for its newest boy groups EXO-K and EXO-M. Both groups will have six memebers each and will make their debut on the same day, same time, with the same song in Korea and China. EXO-K (Korean version) will include Suho, Kai, Chan Yeol, Se Hun, Baek Hyun, and D.O. EXO-M (Chinese version) will include Kris, Lu Han, Tao, Lay, Xiu Min, and Chen.
After releasing a slew of teaser images and videos, SM Entertainment has revealed that EXO-K and EXO-M will release their prologue single on January 30th.
Four members from SM Entertainment‘s rookie groups EXO-K and EXO-M will be making their first appearance at the ‘2011 SBS Gayo Daejun‘.
SM Entertainment is planning to have a surprise performance by four members of EXO – KAI, LU HAN, TAO, and yet-to-be-introduced CHEN – on December 29th during the ’2011 SBS Gayo Daejun’. In particular, CHEN, who will be revealed for the first time through this stage, will showcase his superior vocal talents that surpasses the level of a 19-year-old. Because he will be the lead vocals for the group, many are anticipating this live introduction.
Most recently, a group photo of the four members (above) through their official website as well as Korean, Chinese and international social networking platforms has been spiking international interest in this group.
Although four members of EXO-K and EXO-M have been confirmed, the exact number of members still remains unknown, drawing even more curiosity from the general public.
Source: Newsen via Nate
by phenom @ allkpop
SM Entertainment has revealed the second member of their new boy group, EXO: Lu Han!
SM stated on December 27th, “The teaser video for sub-units EXO-K and EXO-M will be released through the Korean official homepage. It will feature both the first member, Kai, and also the second member, Lu Han.”
Much like Kai’s teaser, the purpose of Lu Han’s video is to showcase his talents. The 21-year-old possesses strong vocals and dancing skills as well as ‘flower boy’ looks — a combination that’s sure to draw him many personal fans.
SM’s new boy group, which is comprised of both Korean and Mandarin-speaking members, will debut on the same time with the same song. Their name was inspired by ‘EXOPLANET’, or the sun’s outer planets.
After releasing EXO‘s very first member teaser earlier today, SM Entertainment has followed up by sharing KAI,’s handsome profile shots.
Yesterday, we reported that SM Entertainment set up a countdown timer for their new idol group.