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.
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.”
On April 6, SM Entertainment revealed part one of the full version video of EXO’s grand showcase. The 19-minute video showcases the newest SME group’s singing and dancing skills, giving a hint at what the 12-member boy group will look like on stage. As reported earlier, EXO will promote in two separate groups in Korea and China simultaneously, under the same title track.
The track list and album jacket photos for SM Entertainment‘s upcoming idol group EXO‘s mini-album ‘MAMA‘ have appeared online!
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.
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.
2011 saw a wave of new groups debuting and making their move in the industry, and it seems like 2012 will be the same as well. Here is an overview of some of the most anticipated artists of 2012.
1. SM Entertainment’s EXO-K and EXO-M
SM Entertainment, home to some of K-Pop’s most iconic idols, will debut EXO, a boy group that will be split into two units to promote in both South Korea and China simultaneously. The two groups will debut on the same day, same time, and with the same song in both countries.
SM Entertainment has released several teasers showcasing some of the members’ talents starting from December 23, 2011. Currently only 7 out of the 12 members have been unveiled, starting from Kai, Lu Han, Tao, Chen, Se Hun, Lay and most recently, Xiou Min.
Releasing an unceasing series of teasers all month, SM Entertainment has just shared with the public its 11th video teaser for the agency’s latest boy group, EXO, introducing a never-before-seen member, Xiu Min!
Xiu Min and fellow groupmate Kai star in the one minute teaser, walking down an empty street at night. When they realize they are being followed by cars, the duo begins running, only to be stopped by a few parked cars that flash on as they arrive. With their smirks and laidback strolls, it’s clear that these guys are in control from beginning to end.
As with the ten previous teasers, everything is dark and sleek, from the boys’ monochrome outfits to the slick production value of the video. To match, EXO’s track, “Let Out the Beast” sets the mood.
Check out Xiu Min & Kai below:
SM Entertainment has just released the tenth official video teaser for upcoming group EXO introducing its newest member, Lay!
SM Entertainment continued its string of teasers for upcoming boy group EXO with its ninth video.
On January 12th, the label shared a new video clip featuring members Lu Han and Se Hun.
While the eye candy is certainly great, fans were more than delighted to finally hear some singing in the clip.
Check out the video below!
Having just introduced new member Se Hun yesterday, EXO has released a dramatic new video teaser as well as a set of photos!
Closely following today’s earlier introduction of EXO‘s fifth member Se Hun, SM Entertainment has just released a new video teaser giving us a first glimpse of the 17-year-old’s dance talent!
Having revealed several members of EXO through visual teasers and a performance at the 2011 SBS Gayo Daejun, SM Entertainment will be officially introducing SE HUN today through a new video teaser!
With the new year dawning, expectations have been rising for what new groups the audience could expect in the upcoming year, and public attention has gradually been focusing on two groups: SM Entertainment‘s EXO and TS Entertainment‘s B.A.P.
SM Entertainment remains relentless with the onslaught of teaser videos for their upcoming boy groups, EXO-K and EXO-M. On January 3rd, they released yet another teaser featuring impressive dancing by member KAI.
Updated on the group’s official Facebook page, YouTube channel, Weibo, Sina, Naver, Youku, and other social media networks, the teaser gives a full look at the talents that KAI has to offer.
As previously revealed, he excels in the areas of ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, and locking, and briefly performed at the ‘2011 SBS Gayo Daejun‘ this past week.
Check it out below!
A few days ago, SM Entertainment unveiled a video clip of EXO member Kai, sparking a chain of subsequent teasers for his fellow groupmates.
On December 30th, the agency released a longer teaser video for Kai, which was shot in one take. K-Pop fans were once again introduced to Kai’s smooth dance moves and mysterious charisma, raising the level of anticipation for the group’s debut.
Additionally, the teaser included a small sample of EXO-K’s song, “My Lady“.
Check out his second video below!
Riding on the high levels of anticipation for EXO‘s debut, SM Entertainment has just released a set of photos featuring the four revealed members of the group!
After introducing members Kai and Lu Han earlier, SM Entertainment has brought EXO‘s martial artist to the front.
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.