Hangul: 엑소

Alternative name: エクソ

Fandom Name: EXO-L

Fandom Color: "Cosmic Latte"

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: April 08, 2012 - In Japan: November 04, 2015

EXO Members

About EXO

EXO Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. XiuminMar 26, 199033 years old
2. SuhoMay 22, 199131 years old
3. LayOct 07, 199131 years old
4. BaekhyunMay 06, 199230 years old
5. ChenSep 21, 199230 years old
6. ChanyeolNov 27, 199230 years old
7. D.O.Jan 12, 199330 years old
8. KaiJan 14, 199429 years old
9. SehunApr 12, 199428 years old

EXO Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Chanyeol1.86 m (6’1″)
2. Sehun1.83 m (6’0″)
3. Kai1.81 m (5’11”)
4. Lay1.77 m (5’10”)
5. Baekhyun1.74 m (5’9″)
6. Xiumin1.73 m (5’8″)
7. D.O.1.73 m (5’8″)
8. Chen1.73 m (5’8″)
9. Suho1.72 m (5’8″)

Members and Position(s)


EXO is composed of nine members born between 1990 and 1994. Their names are: Suho, Xiumin, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun.

The oldest member is Xiumin (born Mar 26, 1990). The youngest member (maknae) is Sehun (born Apr 12, 1994). The leader of EXO is Suho.


Xiuminvocalist, rapper
Suholeader, lead vocalist, visual
Laymain dancer, vocalist, rapper
Baekhyunmain vocalist
Chenmain vocalist
Chanyeolmain rapper, vocalist, visual
D.O.main vocalist
Kaimain dancer, rapper, visual
Sehunlead dancer, rapper, visual, maknae


  1. EXO-M (Mandarin): Xiumin, Lay, Chen, and former members Kris, Luhan, and Tao.
  2. EXO-K (Korean): Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun.
  3. EXO-CBX (first official sub-unit): Baekhyun, Xiumin, Chen.
  4. EXO-SC (second official sub-unit): Sehun and Chanyeol.

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The oldest member of EXO is Xiumin (born Mar 26, 1990).
  • The youngest member (maknae) of EXO is Sehun (born Apr 12, 1994).
  • The leader of EXO is Suho.
  • The tallest member of EXO is Chanyeol wih a height of 186 cm (6’1”).
  • The shortest member of EXO is Suho with a height of 172 cm (5’8”).

Members’ Profiles

1. Xiumin

  • Stage Name: Xiumin
  • Full Name: Kim Min Seok
  • Native Name: 김민석
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: Mar 26, 1990
  • Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Zodiac: Aries

Xiumin is the oldest member of EXO. He is the only EXO member that doesn’t have double eyelids. He is also a member of the sub-units EXO-M and EXO-CBX. His specialty is Taekwondo and Kendo. His hobbies are soccer, watching dramas, riding bicycle.

2. Suho

  • Stage Name: Suho
  • Full Name: Kim Jun Myeon
  • Native Name: 김준면
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: May 22, 1991
  • Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Zodiac: Gemini

Suho is also a member of the sub-unit EXO-K. His MBTI is ENFJ. He likes the anime Evangelion. His hobbies are acting, golfing, cycling.

3. Lay

  • Stage Name: Lay
  • Full Name: Zhang Yixing
  • Native Name: 张艺兴
  • Birth Place: China
  • Birthday: Oct 7, 1991
  • Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Zodiac: Libra

Lay is from China. He is also part of the sub-unit EXO-M. His position is main dancer and vocalist. Among EXO members, he likes junk food the most. His favorite sports are swimming, basketball, and badminton.

4. Baekhyun

  • Stage Name: Baekhyun
  • Full Name: Byun Baek Hyun
  • Native Name: 변백현
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: May 6, 1992
  • Height: 174 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Zodiac: Taurus

Baekhyun is one of the main vocalists of EXO. He debuted as a solo singer as well. His hobbies are Aikido, Hapkido, games, and playing the piano. He has a fear of heights. He was dating Taeyeon (SNSD).

5. Chen

  • Stage Name: Chen
  • Full Name: Kim Jong Dae
  • Native Name: 김종대
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: Sep 21, 1992
  • Height: 172.5 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Zodiac: Virgo

Chen is also a main vocalist in EXO. He learned Chinese in middle school. He has a weak stomach and has a difficulty eating seafood.

6. Chanyeol

  • Stage Name: Chanyeol
  • Full Name: Park Chan Yeol
  • Native Name: 박찬열
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: Nov 27, 1992
  • Height: 186 cm (6’1″)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius

Chanyeol is also part of the sub-units EXO-K and EXO-SC. His MBTI is ENFJ. He is the tallest member of EXO with a height of 186 cm (6’1″). His father is also a singer. He was influenced by him from his childhood and became interested in music and musical instruments.

7. D.O.

  • Stage Name: D.O.
  • Full Name: Do Kyung Soo
  • Native Name: 도경수
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: Jan 12, 1993
  • Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac: Capricorn

D.O. is one of the main vocalists of EXO. He is able to sing in multiple languages with very good pronunciation, including English, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish. He has poor eyesight and he is obsessed with perfumes. D.O. is also an actor. He starred in several Kdramas and movies including: Unforgettable100 Days My Prince, and To The Beautiful You.

8. Kai

  • Stage Name: Kai
  • Full Name: Kim Jong In
  • Native Name: 김종인
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: Jan 14, 1994
  • Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Zodiac: Capricorn

Kai is the main dancer of EXO. He is one of the most popular members in EXO. He learned to dance ballet. His specialty is being sexy and cute.

9. Sehun

  • Stage Name: Sehun
  • Full Name: Oh Se Hun
  • Native Name: 오세훈
  • Birth Place: Korea
  • Birthday: Apr 12, 1994
  • Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: 66 kg (146 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Zodiac: Aries

Sehun is the youngest member of EXO. His position is rapper and dancer. He loves sweets, especially chocolate. He also likes chocolate cake, chocolate milk, chocolate bubble tea, and any bubble tea.


  • Each member represents a respective symbol:
    • Xiu Min (Ice)
    • Su Ho (Water)
    • Lay (Unicorn (Healing))
    • Baek Hyun (Light)
    • Chen (Scorpion (Lightning))
    • Chan Yeol (Fire)
    • D.O (Strength)
    • Kai (Teleportation)
    • Se Hun (Wind)
  • Former Members:
    • Lu Han (Telekinesis) (2012 – 2014)
    • Kris (Dragon (Flight)) (2012 – 2014)
    • Tao (Hourglass (Time Control)) (2012 – 2015)
  • The original plan was for EXO-K to have 7 members and EXO-M to have 5.
  • According to SM Entertainment, it took 100 days to shoot the 23 EXO teasers.
  • According to the ‘Yin Yue V Chart Guinness’, EXO-M’s music video of “Mama” holds the record of the most played and downloaded video on YinYueTai site for 43 consecutive weeks.
  • The mini-album Mama (K & M version) managed to sell 155,255 copies, positioning them as the best-selling rookie group in 2012.
  • EXO-K were appointed as ambassadors for the Youth Red Cross.
  • The title track of the XOXO album, “Wolf”, was originally called “The Wolf and the Beauty”.
  • His first full-length album XOXO reached #1 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart.
  • During the launch of Growl there was a crash at the Synnara Record store. Previously, Synnara Record’s servers had crashed with the sale of the Shinhwa Group’s limited edition of The Classic.
  • Lee Soo Man’s son, Lee Hyun Kyu, wrote the lyrics for

“Let Out the Beast”, which is included in XOXO, the group’s first album.

  • The song “XOXO” from the repackaged album Growl was transcribed to paper for use on the album by Kai and D.O , while “Lucky”, from the same album, was transcribed by Chanyeol and Baekhyun.
  • It is the first idol group to win ‘Triple Crown’ in Inkigayo in 2013.
  • He has achieved a Music Core record for most wins, tying the legendary group G.O.D. with four consecutive wins on the show (one with “Wolf”, and three with “Growl”).
  • SM Entertainment has signed with Korean company Hana Tour, to shoot a music video for EXO group for 4 days from June 14-18, 2014 on the North American island of Saipan. This will be promoted by USA Saipan Island Sea-Lago Inc.
  • They represented Korea at the 2013 MTV EMAs as ‘Best Global Artist’.
  • They debuted in 2012, but became a TOP group a year later with their big hit “Growl”.
  • “Growl” ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top 20 K-Pop Songs of 2013” and reached the top of U.S. Billboard’s 2013 K-Pop Best 20.
  • The choreography for “Growl” was done by famous choreographer Nick Bass, who has worked with Super Junior, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, among others.
  • They sang the logo theme for 60 years of KBS World Radio broadcasting.
  • They are the first K-pop group since 1990 to achieve 1 million copies sold with all their Hallyu wave albums.
  • On January 9, 2014, EXO-K members at the Red Cross Youth event baked bread and cookies for children from low-income families at the volunteer center in Seoul.
  • It is ranked #2 in the Arirang Top 5 most loved male groups in 2014.
  • On March 7, 2015, Kai and Tao were injured at the EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion concert having to perform several of the songs with 8 members. Fans who were there said that they were also injured before the concert.
  • On the cover of Miracles in December, EXO members decided by playing a rock-paper-scissors game to find out who was going to be first on top (at the top) and the winner was Luhan.
  • EXO’s Miracles In December ranked number 5 as the best album in the world.
  • SHINee and EXO were named honorary ambassadors of Gangnam.
  • Tickets for his first solo concert sold out in less than 1.47 seconds on his only first day on sale.
  • EXO swept the music charts, receiving the highest orders of all albums with 660,000 albums and spread across all music charts in Korea and China.
  • EXO’s fandom is the largest registered fandom in K-pop history, it has 4M people registered in its official fanclub.
  • EXO’s Chinese fancafe is the largest (3M) and is growing faster and faster, adding thousands of people every week.
  • Exordium and Exoluxion are in the TOP10 of the biggest K-pop tours with the highest viewership along with Big Bang and TVXQ.
  • He is the only artist in history to achieve an all kill and win a daesang in every award in 2016.
  • He is the only artist to win all 3 daesangs at MMA (Melon Music Awards) Song of the Year (2013) Album of the Year (2015) Artist of the Year (2016).
  • On March 26, the MP3 file of the studio CD ‘EXODUS’ was leaked. Hours later the content was removed.
  • On May 31 and June 1, 2016, two approximately 10-second gifs were leaked with part of the dance practice choreography from ‘Monster’.
  • On April 10, the MP3 file with the title ‘EXO – Overdose’ had spread all over YouTube. Although the song in the file was 3 minutes and 25 seconds, SM did not verify if it was really ‘Overdose’. Later, this file was blocked that afternoon due to the request of the copyright owners. SM Entertainment has requested an investigation, and will file charges and claim damages from the people who posted and circulated the video.
  • Received daesangs for ‘Album of the Year’ in 4 consecutive years (MAMA, GDA and SMA).
  • It is the second kpop group with the most music awards.
  • “Call Me Baby” is the second song with the most music program wins with (18).
  • It is the male group with the highest digital sales in 2016.
  • EX’ACT is the best-selling album digitally and physically in 2016.
  • They made SOLD OUT in 30 minutes for their encore concert of EXOrDIUM held in the biggest stadium in South Korea (Only legends like HOT and GOD made it, becoming the youngest group to make sold out).
  • They became the youngest foreign group to hold a Tokyo Dome in 2015 (3 days) and the only Kpop group to achieve this without having a Japanese album.
  • It is the only group to have 6 concerts (sold out) at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena.
  • It was the first group to have a Dome Concert in Korea.
  • 1.2 million Korean fans tried to buy tickets for the Exo’luxion in Seoul.
  • EXO is the first Kpop group to appear on the cover of Vogue Italia and Vivi (Japanese magazine).
  • EXO is the most influential celebrity in South Korea according to Forbes (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017).
  • By Korean standards EXO should have been a failed group after 3 lawsuits and 2 confirmed relationships, but they are still currently at the TOP.
  • Kris and Luhan have filed a lawsuit to cancel their contract with SM Entertainment.
  • EXO is ranked no.1 on Gaon Chart’s Top 10 Male Group Album Sales, (Jan-Nov 2014).
  • EXO is the second artist to win the Daesang at the Golden Disk Awards with his 2013 debut full-length album.
  • It is the first group to win a Daesang at the Golden Disk Awards with a mini album.
  • Tickets for EXO PLANET#2 – The EXO’luXion in the Happy Family area sold out in 4 seconds.
  • According to SM Entertainment, tickets for EXO’s concert EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion went on sale on January 21 via Yes24 at 8PM. As soon as the clock struck 8PM, more than 1.2 million people in Korea tried to get tickets on the site, causing the server to crash. This is the first time that a concert sale has led to so many people trying to access the site at the same time.
  • EXO is the first idol group to have 5 consecutive concerts at the Olympic Stadium.
  • In an interview on The Beatles Code with Brown Eyed Girls (featuring Suho, Xiumin, Baekhyun, Sehun, D.O and Lay), the boys revealed that in the music video of “Mama” in the Korean version there is a female voice saying “thank you” in Chinese, but they never recorded with a woman (minute 4:14).
  • EXO have been labeled as the kings of CF, due to the amounts of advertisements made during the 2014-2015 seasons together with the AOA girls.
  • The list of songs chosen for the SM Entertainment video game to date include “December 2014”, “Miracles in December”, “Run”, “The First Snow”, “Thunder”, “Lucky”, “Overdose”, “Mama”, “Wolf”, “My Turn to Cry”, “3.6.5”, “My Lady”, “History”, “The Star” and “Growl”. The songs can be found on both versions.
  • Just hours after “Call Me Baby” was released, it achieved an All-Kill, becoming the first idol group to have an All-Kill in the top 10 music charts in Korea in just 3 hours and to reach the top spots in one hour.
  • EXO has managed to enter the Billboard’s top music chart at No. 18 with the best-selling albums in the world.
  • “Beautiful” sung by Baekhyun became the first web drama soundtrack to top the charts.
  • The Korean version of the music video of “Call Me Baby” has garnered over 21M views in just one month and the Chinese version got 8M views, totaling 29M views.
  • EXO Next Door set a record for a webdrama with over 50 million views.
  • EXO debuted in Japan with the Japanese version of “Love Me Right” and then released a full album.
  • It is one of the few groups that has achieved more than 100 awards in less than 3 years of having debuted.
  • They were named as the first foreign male artists to top the Oricon sales charts in Japan by winning the Triple Crown.  
  • On May 6, the Korean version of the music video for “Overdose” and on May 19, the Korean version of the music video for “Growl” reached 100 million views on YouTube, becoming their first most viewed music videos.
  • On June 1, it was reported that the pre-order of EXO’s 3rd studio album on each member’s official sites on Baidu China already reaches the total of 74 thousand copies, even though the album was scheduled to be released on June 9.
  • Within 8 hours of uploading “Lucky One” to YouTube, the video reached 1 million views and the Chinese version at 18 hours reached 1 million. At 8 hours “Monster” reached 1 million views, while the Chinese version reached 1 million in 17 hours.
  • “Monster” after 26 hours of being posted reached 5 million and in 10 days reached 20 million plays on YouTube.
  • SM Entertainment together with fashion magazine W Korea made the EXOclusive project, which consists of 9 different covers with each EXO member and 54 pages of content, making it the first time in history to make a magazine publication with 9 different covers. This issue broke the record for the best-selling fashion magazine in Korea’s history.
  • The EX’ACT album sold over half a million albums in just 6 days.
  • Because the name of the song LOTTO is related to brands, KBS requested to readjust the lyrics, so Music Bank and Show Music core will promote the song under the title “Louder”.
  • On September 7, 2016, EXO uploaded a video sending a message that it will make its upcoming Japanese comeback with the single “Coming Over” to be released on December 7, the new single would bring 3 new songs.
  • EXO members are known for donating money among other things to charity.
  • They have won the Album of the Year award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards for 5 consecutive years.
  • As in previous years, the proceeds from the Christmas Albums (specials) will be donated to charity.
  • All members were left on the #Top100MostHandsomeFaceOfKpop2016 list remaining in the following order #5 Sehun #9 Suho #11 Baekhyun #17 Kai #19 Xiu Min #23 Lay #24 Chan Yeol #30 D.O. #63 Chen.
  • They won first place in a music program with “For Life” without having promoted.
  • The song “Lightsaber” was part of the soundtrack of the Korean version of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • EXO was the artist in charge of the closing ceremony at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games (See video).
  • SM Entertainment announced that EXO would make comeback without Lay’s participation in the promotions due to his tight schedule in China as those dates overlapped with EXO’s comeback.
  • On July 8, 2017, their official twitter account was made public along with a post that was supported by twitter’s innovative technology in which using one of the #’s: #EXO #KOKOBOP #THEWAR a 20-second teaser appeared.
  • With The War they managed to sell more than 1,000,000 copies, surpassing themselves in quantity.
  • On July 9, both EXO’s official Facebook pages (EXO-K and EXO-M) were informed that as of July 18, they would no longer be available and would not be reactivated, so they were unified into a single fanpage.
  • Through Suho, at the press conference for their latest album, they chose Wanna One and NCT as one of the juniors that made them try even harder.
  • On August 30, 2017, The Guinness World Records posted its congratulations via Twitter to EXO along with BIGBANG for making it into the new 2018 book for being the groups with the most Daesangs awards won at the MAMAs.
  • On September 14, 2017, EXO released a series of videos celebrating its 100th victory.
  • On October 23, 2017, it was revealed that “Moster” was the song with the most streams on MelOn and Genie. On the former it got 190,898,389 and Genie 36,688,492.
  • Due to this, it is clarified that EXO should have received the DAESANG in “Song Of The Year” category.
  • On October 23, 2017, it shows that the album titled EX’ACT had more streams so it should have received the DAESANG in category “Album Of The Year”.
  • Following the information revealed about the 2016 MMA awards, EXO went from having 20 Daesangs to 21.
  • Due to the event of Shinee’s Jonghyun’s passing away on December 18, 2017, EXO’s winter album Universe was delayed. SM Entertainment posted on EXO’s official website, “We are making an announcement to fans who have been waiting for EXO’s 2017 winter special album. The release date of EXO’s winter special album ‘Universe’ was changed to December 26. We ask for your understanding. Thank you.”
  • EXO performed its song “Universe” for the first time at 2017 MBC Gayo Daejejeon on December 31, 2017.
  • The War ranked #19 among the best-selling albums of 2017, selling 1,413,000.
  • The winter special album, Universe, debuted at no. 1 on the United World Chart.
  • On January 5, 2018, The War became the album with the most likes in MelOn’s history with 1,790,224 likes.
  • “Ko Ko Bop” has reached 300,000 hearts on MelOn, becoming the first song by a group to achieve this.
  • In 2018, they own 7 MV’S with over 100 million views on the YouTube platform: “Growl”, “Wolf”, “Overdose”, “Call Me Baby”, “Monster”, “Ko Ko Bop” and “Lotto”.
  • With their fifth album Don’t Mess Up My Tempo, the group surpasses the one million sales mark for the fifth time.
  • On November 1, S.M. Entertainment announced the release of his 6th album “Obsession” which will be released on November 27, 2019.
  • A big problem arose with Sasaengs fans as they invaded Baekhyun’s elder brother’s wedding. The uproar was big, and a cousin of the latter posted on his blog that the fans even pushed family members (guests of the marriage) to get close to EXO members. The venue’s guards managed to clear the place and remove all the sasaengs. Baekhyun on the other hand was very angry and the other members felt very bad about what happened. In response to this, Baekhyun received a threat from a sasaeng, who posted the message on her website.
  • EXO-M went to the airport to take the plane back to Korea (from Shanghai) and had a small car accident, because some fans in a black car crashed into their van. None of them are hurt but the car had a dent on the door.
  • “Don’t Fight The Feeling” receives certification in Gaon for selling 1,000,000 units.



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