Be prepared with a box of tissues as 4 boys of the K-pop mega group are set leave to fulfil their military enlistment. [5], Exo-K's leader, Suho, was the first member to join SM Entertainment, after a successful audition through the company's casting system in 2006. Is the game still active on pc, multiplayer, zombies or does it take ages to find a match? eXo Platform is built using open standards such as Java EE, WEBDAV, CalDAV, … Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports out there and this is the perfect place to sign up for triathlon races and events near you. In Exo-M, Kris auditioned in 2008 at a global SM Entertainment audition in Canada, before moving to South Korea for training. save. Kpop Groups Oldest To Youngest in your opinion? [155] Suho became the fourth Exo member to debut as a soloist with his debut EP Self-Portrait which was released on March 30, 2020. [45] The album spent a record four consecutive weeks at number one on the Gaon Album Chart[46] and sold over a million copies, making it Exo's second album to do so, after XOXO. [107] Member Lay is also a songwriter and producer, having written and composed all tracks on his solo albums, as well for other artists. [95] Lead single "Ko Ko Bop" debuted at number one on the Melon Digital Chart, making Exo the first K-pop group to enter at number one after chart changes were implemented on February 27, 2017. [223] They have also been labelled "Kings of K-Pop" by international outlets Vogue, Metro, PageOne and South Korean outlets such as OBS,[240] as well as "Nation's pick" and "Global pick" by South Korean media. EXO Showtime may have been released in 2013, but fans still remember their hilarious high note and breath control competitions. confirmed he will be enlisting in the military as an active duty soldier. [51][52] This followed social media posts earlier in the year from Tao's father on Chinese social network Weibo, expressing his wish for his son to withdraw from the group and return to China due to health issues and a lack of support for individual career development. [72][73] The singers will maintain their contracts with SM until 2022. Authors/Contributors Article Archives #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. From the stunning visuals D.O showed in “Monster,” just imagine him sporting the X-EXO concept. The following year, Kai, with encouragement from his father, auditioned at the SM Youth Best Contest; he won and received a contract. Park unfollows GOT7's Bambam, Jinyoung, and Mark, SPOTV News confirms GOT7’s Yugyeom will be signing an exclusive contract with Jay Park’s AOMG, GOT7's Yugyeom reported to have met up with AOMG rep for exclusive contract discussions, Kim Hyun Joong says he developed a panic disorder after the 6-year lawsuit with his ex-girlfriend. The last member to join Exo-M was Chen, who took part in the casting system in 2011. report. With Japanese hits like “Ka-ching,” CBX excelled in funky dance pop and was successful across Asia. [248], In April 2018, Forbes described Exo as one of the two artists worldwide (alongside fellow K-pop band BTS) that dramatically over-perform on social media,[249] even exceeding the reach of American artists such as Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. [3] The news of an upcoming debut from SM Entertainment attracted substantial media attention from within South Korea and internationally, with many comparing Exo to fellow SM boy band TVXQ. All versions of XOXO collectively sold over one million copies, making Exo the first South Korean artists to reach that milestone in 12 years. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With 'The 1st Mini Album, "#Showbiz: Exo's D.O. [80] Exo's third winter release and fifth EP For Life was released on December 19. Post. These EPs feature many classic, emotional ballads, diverging from the dramatic and upbeat singles usually featured on the band's full-length albums. "[224] Yahoo wrote that "during one segment, the boys stood on an elevated hexagon-shaped stage (modeled after the band's logo), and danced sensually while water rained down on them from above. Members of K-pop boy band EXO are busy with a range of projects. [230] Exo hold the record for the most music show wins for a single song, with 18 for "Call Me Baby" (2015). Entertainment after accomplishing an effective audition by the help of its casting system during 2006. [183] On July 1, 2019, D.O enlisted for his service, and is expected to return in January 2021. On December 10, Exo released its second winter special release and fourth EP, Sing for You, containing the singles "Sing for You" and "Unfair". As of December 2020, Exo has five active members: Xiumin, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Kai, and Sehun. [96] Upon release, the album recorded the highest first week sales of any K-pop album. [81] The band did not publicly promote the album, which sold over 442,000 copies in less than two weeks. We try and do things that are fresh and original but yet still sound like Exo. The group's first studio album, XOXO, was released on June 3, 2013, in two versions: one in Korean and one in Mandarin. [260] Also in 2013, Exo began a two-year endorsement deal with cosmetics brand Nature Republic, which was later extended and remains active to this day. Players Gain % Gain Peak Players; Last 30 Days: 1789.62-69.8-3.76%: 3095: December 2020 1859.46-390.26-17.35%: 4270: November 2020 2249.72 [72] SM would contract out their work outside of Korea and Japan; i.e., Kris and Luhan's Chinese agencies will "share related revenues" with SM for activities anywhere but Korea and Japan (where SM has exclusive rights per their contract) because SM is technically "contract[ing] out management" for its non-Korean/Japanese activities until 2022, when their contracts with SM expire. This will leave the mega group with only 2 active Korean members – Sehun and Kai. [78] On December 7, Exo released their second Japanese single, "Coming Over". [276] That same month, Samsung announced Exo as its brand ambassadors for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. EXO currently consist of 9 members: Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Lay, Sehun, Suho, and Xiumin. [249] Twitter statistics from Next Big Sound showed that Exo recorded 14,000 times more mentions than expected, with 24 million in total. [125] Love Shot was released on December 13, as a repacked version of Don't Mess Up My Tempo. ", "EXO to release first complete album around the world today", "EXO to visit Super Junior's Kiss the Radio", "Crayon Pop rides viral wave to No. Here is a non-exhaustive list of reasons why fans can’t wait for Xiumin and D.O to join the rest of the boys from the EXO Planet! Exo-K and Exo-M performed music in Korean and Mandarin, respectively, until the release of their third EP Overdose in 2014. Updated: 11:16am, 18 Feb, 2020. [137][138] Baekhyun debuted as the group's third soloist with the release of his EP, City Lights, on July 10. [98][99][100] On August 29, the 2018 edition of the Guinness World Records named Exo as having won the "Most Daesang" (grand prize) awards at the Mnet Asian Music Awards. [154], In February 2020, SM Entertainment revealed that Exo members would prioritize solo and unit activities for 2020, due to hiatuses from the group by several members while serving their military enlistment. [114], Exo performed at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on February 25, serving as representatives of K-pop along with CL. [182], On May 7, 2019, Xiumin became the first member of the group to participate in mandatory military service, being discharged on December 6, 2020. 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It was originally due for release on December 21, but was delayed until December 26 because of the death of labelmate Jonghyun. [76] The tour brought the band's total number of concerts to over 100. "[205] Chen was also credited with writing the Korean lyrics for the track "Lights Out" from Exo's fourth special winter EP, Universe. The sub-group consisted of: Kris, Xiumin, Lay, Chen, Luhan, and Tao. [124] With the release of Don't Mess Up My Tempo, Exo became the first artist to surpass 10 million total album sales in South Korea. We’re talking eye-catching, mind-bending, taste bud-tickling, grin-inducing, good-weird, did-that-really-just-happen fun. in late April. [35], On May 15, 2014, Kris filed a lawsuit against Sm Entertainment to terminate his contract and alleged that SM: disregarded his health; maintained unfair profit distributions; restricted his freedom; and treated him like a product rather than a person. – Syndicasian", "EXO named 2014′s bestselling K-pop artist in Japan", "EXO Luhan sues SM to end exclusive contract", "EXO Reveals Release Date, Track List of Upcoming Album 'EXODUS, "K-pop superband EXO releases title track 'Call Me Baby, "EXO′s Second Album Becomes Million Seller | Mwave", "EXO's 'Exodus' Album Earns Biggest Sales Week Ever for a K-Pop Act", "EXO's 'Call Me Baby' Lands on Canadian Hot 100", "EEXO Reveals Release Date of Repackaged Album 'Love Me Right, "EXO to Hold Dome Concert in Korea for First Time Ever | Mwave", "EXO Breaks Records in Japan Becoming Best Selling K Pop Act", "EXO Continues Winning Streak on iTunes Charts Across the Globe! eXo Platform integrates with your enterprise directory (Active Directory, Open LDAP). Exo (Korean: 엑소; stylized in all caps) is a South Korean-Chinese boy band based in Seoul, consisting of nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. [167] Exo-SC released their first studio album, 1 Billion Views, on July 13. This made me miss Xiumin, DO and the rest of EXO more. (2016),[188] Girls (2017),[189] and Blooming Days (2018). [156][157] Self-Portrait sold over 200,000 copies in March 2020 and peaked at number one at the Gaon Album Chart. In Knowing Brothers Episode 208, Chanyeol mentioned that D.O, who is typically silent on their group chat, was very excited when discussing the title-track candidates for EXO’s 2019 comeback, “Obsession.” Although D.O claimed that “Obsession” in particular suited the other members more than himself, we’re sure that a performance with D.O’s heavenly vocals won’t disappoint. [119] The nine medals, each commemorating one of the group's members, were unveiled at a ceremony in Seoul. Warning: may make veteran EXO-L’s emotional! [239], Exo have been described as "the biggest boy band in the world". The band debuted with twelve members separated into two sub-groups: Exo-K (Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun) and Exo-M (Xiumin, Lay, Chen, and former members Kris, Luhan, and Tao). [118] In April 2018, the Korean Mint Corporation released official commemorative medals for Exo, honoring the group for their contribution to the global spread of Korean culture. It also works with your single sign-on system with support of CAS, JOSSO, OpenSSO and SAML. [272] In July 2018, Exo were appointed as Korean Tourism Ambassadors for 2018 by the Korean Tourism Organization, and appeared in a series of promotional advertisements designed to "promote Korea to the world". One, two three! I cannot wait to look EXO perform as a whole! 12 comments. The band earned their first-ever music show win in June 2013 for their single "Wolf" on Korea's Music Bank,[229] a music program that recognizes the week's most popular song in the country based on digital chart performance, album sales and social media popularity. Link Copied. Last year we announced changes to make Exchange Online more secure, and earlier this year we provided some updates on progress. Hey Readers, what do you miss about Xiumin and D.O? In 2011, SM Entertainment CEO, Lee Soo-man, revealed plans to debut a new boy band that would be divided into two sub-groups, promoting the same music simultaneously in South Korea and China by performing songs in both Korean and Mandarin. [2][4] It was also reported that Exo would compete with a new girl group from rival YG Entertainment. [178] Both members formally left the group on July 21, 2016. The two EXO members are estimated to return in December of 2020, which is only a few short months away. [54] Due to Tao's absence, the group promoted the song as nine members. sang for his audition and was eventually offered a contract. On January 7, Baekhyun released "Dream", a collaboration with popular South Korean singer Suzy. [149][150] Exo embarked on their fifth headlining tour, Exo Planet 5 – Exploration, with six dates in Seoul from July 19–28, accumulating to thirty-one overall shows. [124] The album debuted at number 23 on the Billboard 200 with 23,000 equivalent album sales and number one on the Independent Albums and World Albums Billboard charts. Unfortunately there are no concert dates for EXO scheduled in 2021. In addition, they showed emotional vocals in the leading OST track for Scarlet Heart Ryeo, “For You.” Talk about K-Pop idols who suit every concept in the galaxy. [169] Baekhyun and Kai returned to activities with SuperM for the group's first studio album, Super One,[170] which debuted atop the Gaon Album Chart and number two at the Billboard 200 albums chart. "[265] These events were followed by the Green Nature Exo Fan Festival in 2017 and 2018; both were concert-style events hosted by Nature Republic with thousands of attendees. ", "[2017 MAMA] '기억해 아름다웠던 우릴'...엑소, 5년 연속 대상 수상 대기록", "EXO & Taeyang Earn Top Honors at 2014 MAMA", "[서가대]엑소, 4연속 대상 大기록..방탄 '4관왕'-트와이스 '3관왕'(종합)", "Asia Artist Awards 2017: EXO and Kim Hee Sun among the big winners", "Melon Music Awards 2017: Best Artist Of The Year goes to EXO; Complete winners list", "EXO, TWICE bag daesang at 1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards", "Is EXO the Most Stylish K-Pop Band of All Time? [165][166] The album's pre-orders surpassed 1.5 million copies within seven minutes; Lit went on to sell 2.5 million records, making Lay the best-selling artist in China in 2020. [247] Similarly, Dazed considered Exo's success to be that of "a continent-straddling pop juggernaut". here is a table with confirmed K-Pop dating couples, sorted by the most recent (in 2020). Baekhyun, Chen, and D.O all have separate versions of vocal runs in the song, “Black Pearl,” from the XOXO album, and fans can argue for days over which member’s vocal color suits the song best. Belle Delphine Chanel • Is Belle Delphine still active 2020? April 15th, 2020 We Are One! Update 7/28/2020: additional information can also be found in our Basic Authentication and Exchange Online – July Update. EXO-CBX debuted in 2016 with their mini-album, “Hey Mama!” and instantly gained global popularity as EXO’s first subunit. D.O’s early voluntary military enlistment has also left fans wondering if he has an imminent acting project in the works once he returns! [117] The Russian two time Olympic silver medalist and figure skating world champion Evgenia Medvedeva also drew media attention for her support of Exo. In 2010, Exo-K's D.O. [124] Following the release of their fifth studio album, Don't Mess Up My Tempo, Exo became the first South Korean artist who debuted in the 21st century to sell 10 million albums cumulatively. [105][106] In early December, Exo announced its fourth special winter release and sixth EP, Universe. [70], On July 21, contractual disputes between Kris and Luhan and SM Entertainment were settled. Exo-K and Exo-M debuted with the single "Mama" on April 8, 2012, followed by the EP Mama on April 9. On the day of its release, the album sold 147,000 copies and reached the top of the Oricon chart, becoming the all-time best-selling debut single in Japan by a Korean artist. [271] Following this announcement, Chanyeol, Kai, and Sehun attended the grand opening of the MLB store in Times Square, Hong Kong, on March 23. — gig report", "How Korean Music Shows Diverged From MTV and Became the Epicenter of K-Pop Fan Culture", "Mengapa BTS Bisa Menangi Daesang Golden Disc Awards 2018? EXO’s Sehun recently posed for Dazed Korea’s January issue! [205] With the album's single "Ko Ko Bop", Exo received praise for unconventionally hybridizing laid-back reggae sounds with heavy electronic breaks. [181] As of December 2020, he has not returned to Exo, though he recorded the Chinese version of their song "Tempo" in 2018. [59], On January 5, 2016, SM Entertainment won one of its countersuits against Tao following the ruling of the Intermediate People's Court in Qingdao, China. [94] The album had received 807,235 pre-orders, surpassing the band's own record of 660,000 for Ex'Act. We also plan to take legal steps to respond to Tao's illegal promotions and actions. [226] Rappler journalist Keb Cuevas described Exo's "multi-LED screen stage fitted with holographic Exo embellishments and choreographed laser lighting", saying "the stage was literally on fire as pyrotechnic effects were ignited with the electronic beat. EXO’s oldest and youngest members showed amazing chemistry and vocals, gracing our ears and eyes alike. Their music—released and performed in Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese—primarily incorporates pop, hip-hop, and R&B, including elements of electronic dance music genres such as house and trap. [193], Exo are considered by many to be a vocal powerhouse in the K-pop industry; the group's three main vocalists D.O., Chen, and Baekhyun have received praise from industry figures and the media. The interviewer noted his calm expression and Sehun explained, “Is it because it’s winter? New comments … PC. [26] In addition, Exo-M received the Most Popular Group Award at the 2013 Top Chinese Music Awards. [89] In 2016 he also acted in The Mystic Nine, a television show in China that drew over 12 billion views online. [273] Exo also maintain partnerships with, or have previously endorsed, companies including Coca-Cola, SK Telecom, KFC, MCM, Lotte Confectionery, Lotte World, Goobne Chicken, and Hats On. "[53] Exo released a repackaged version of Exodus, titled Love Me Right, on June 3, 2015. The album topped the charts of Billboard's World Albums and Independent Albums, and placed 21st on the Billboard 200, making Lay the highest-ranked Mandopop artist on the chart. [67] The repackaged edition's Korean and Mandarin versions reached number one and two on the Gaon Album Chart, respectively[68][69] Within two months of its original release, Ex'Act had sold over 1.17 million copies, becoming Exo's third album to sell over one million copies, earning them the title of "triple million sellers" from the media. We went “KoKoBop” in 2017, but we’re waiting for more Xiuhun moments in 2021! [255], Exo has maintained numerous endorsement deals throughout the group's career, and has been named multiple times as having the most powerful brand reputation among K-pop artists by the Korean Business Research Institute. EXO star Chen confirms engagement and hints at pregnancy. The win also marked the group's 100th win on a music show. ----- The purpose of our channel is to create informational videos. [231] The band have won over 100 music program awards cumulatively, becoming the second act to do so after their label-mates Girls' Generation. [171][172] Chen enlisted as an active duty soldier on October 26. [50], Tao was absent during promotions for Exodus due to injuries and, on August 24, became the third member to file a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to terminate his contract. Kpop Groups Oldest To Youngest. Exo - Bus, train & paratransit for the Greater Montreal area Be careful, the content can be updated without reloading the page, visit our accessibility section for more information Passer au contenu principal [267] In 2016, the group became ambassadors for American footwear company Skechers, endorsing the D'Lites 2 Sweet Monster Collection. [27], Exo's third EP, Overdose, was released on May 7, 2014. ", "EXO (EXO) – EXO PLANET # 4 The ElyXiOn in Seoul DVD", "LIVE DVD & Blu-ray "EXO PLANET # 5-EXplOration-in JAPAN" will be released on February 26 (Wed.)! New single "Growl" peaked at number three on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100[19] and at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart. [236], On November 3, 2017, Exo received a Prime Minister Commendation at the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, an honor bestowed in recognition of public service and/or excellence in a given field. And it’s going to be fun. and the music video for the single of the same name on October 31. 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