2012: Debut and MAMA
EXO-K and EXO-M released their prologue single “What Is Love” on January 30. Both a Korean and Chinese version of the song was released digitally on iTunes, Melon, Doshirak, Soribada, and Naver Music. It was also released through Chinese music websites such as Baidu.
It was announced on March 7 that a second prologue song would be released on March 9, 2012 titled “History”. Each music video featured scenes of the other group’s members, as well as full twelve member scenes.
On March 31st, it was confirmed that EXO’s mini album, titled MAMA, will be released on April 9, 2012. EXO-K will make their debut on Inkigayo, and EXO-M will debut at the 12th Yin Yue Feng Yun Bang Awards, on April 8, 2012.
EXO-K is a Korean boyband that consists of six members of the Su Ho, Hyun Baek, Chan Yeol, DO, Kai, and Se Hun. EXO EXO-K and M is a sub-group of EXO that shelter under SM Entertainment.
EXO EXO-K and M have released the single What is Love prologue on January 30, 2012. Both versions of the song in Korean and Mandarin have been released digitally through iTunes, Melon, Doshirak, Soribada, and Naver Music, and Baidu.
On March 9, 2012, video clips prologue EXO-K’s second single, entitled History was released. Video clips are then followed by a practice dance video of the song that was released on March 14, 2012.
Here is a profile of the six members of the EXO-K.
Real name: Kim Jong In
Position: vocalist, main dancer, rapper
Date of birth: 24 September 1990
Expertise: ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, locking dance.
2. se Hun
Surname: Oh Se Hoon
Position: vocalist, lead dancer, rapper
Date of birth: 12 April 1994
Surname: Do Kyung Soo
Position: lead singer
Date of birth: January 12, 1993
4. Baek Hyun
Real name: Byun Hyun Baek
Position: lead vocal
Date of birth: May 6, 1992
Real name: Kim Joon Myun
Date of birth: May 22, 1991
6. Chan Yeol
Real name: Park Chan Yeol
Position: main rapper, vocalist
Date of birth: 27 November 1992
EXO-M is a Mandarin-Korean boyband that consists of six members of the Tao, Lu Han, Chen, Lay, Xiu Min, and Kris. EXO EXO-K and M is a sub-group of EXO that shelter under SM Entertainment.
EXO EXO-M and K have released the single What is Love prologue on January 30, 2012. Both versions of the song in Korean and Mandarin have been released digitally through iTunes, Melon, Doshirak, Soribada, and Naver Music, and Baidu.
On March 9, 2012, video clips prologue EXO-M’s second single, entitled History was released. Video clips are then followed by a practice dance video of the song that was released on March 14, 2012.
Here is a profile of the six members of the EXO-M.
Surname: Huang Zi Tao
Position: vocalist, rapper major
Date of birth: May 2, 1993
Place of birth: Qingdao, China
2. Lu Han
Real name: Lu Han
Position: lead vocalist, main dancer
Date of birth: 20 April 1990
Place of birth: Beijing Haidian
Real name: Kim Jong Dae
Position: lead singer
Date of birth: 21 September 1992
Surname: Zhang Yi Xing
Position: Main dancer, singer
Date of birth: October 7, 1991
5. Xiu Min
Real name: Kim Min Seok
Date of birth: March 26, 1990
Original Name: Wu Yi Fan
Position: Lead rapper, singer, leader
Date of birth: 6 November 1990
Place of birth: Vancouver, Canada
Real Name: Kim Jong In
Stage Name: KAI
Height: 182 cm
Skills / Hobby: Dance (Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Poppin, Locking)
Recruited S.M. via: 2007 S.M. Best Youth Contest
Blood Type: A
Family: Mother, Father, Two noonas (older sisters)
– Appeared in CF with DBSK Hahaha Song
– Friends with SHINee’s Taemin
– Mentioned in The SHINee World Thanks To:
Jonghyun: “.. a long way to go Jonginnie”
Key: “to our toddler Jongin, work hard!”
Minho: “.. our cute toddler Jonginnie” – Was Mentioned by f (x) ‘s Amber in her thanks to Pinnochio Album
Stage Name: Chan Yeol
Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol
Date Of Birth: November 27, 1992
Height: 184 cm
Skills / Hobby: Musical Instruments (Guitars, Drums, Bass, Drum Africa), Rap, Acting
Recruited S.M. via: 2008 S.M. Casting System
School: (Hyundai Senior High School) (Graduate 2011)
Family: Mother, Father, Sister
– Appeared in SNSD’s Genie (Jap. Ver) MV
– 2008 Smart Model Contest Winner (Silver Award)
– Plays the guitar, bass, and drums.
– Good at rapping.
– Have a white cat
Full Name: Tao Zi Huang
Stage Name: TAO
English Name: Edison Huang
Position: Main Vocalist
D.O.B: May 2nd, 1993
Weight: 140 pounds
Hometown: Qingdao, China
Hobbies: Singing, playing basketball, exercising
Knows: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
– Primary school: Humen Centre Primary School (Considered one of the best in China)
– Middle school: Middle School Qindao
– University: University of Hong Kong, department of Music
– He’s a very conservative person, likes to exercise alone.
Beijing’s 3rd Annual College Street Jam: Top Rap Award
Second Annual Collegiate Street Jam: Dance Honors
International Wushu Competition: 3rd Place
Qingdao Broadcasting Sword Wushu Competition: 1st Place
Beijing’s 3rd Annual College Street Jam: Top DJ Award
HK Music Festival Free-Style Rap: 1st Place
Name: Lu Han
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Birthday: April 20, 1990
Height: 178 cm
Skills / Hobby: Rubik, Soccer,
Recruited S.M. via: 2010 S.M. casting System
Blood type: O type blood
Home town: Beijing Haidian
Trainee period: April 2009 – December 26, 2011
Hobbies and Interests: animation, art, video games, computers, water sports, racket sports, nature sports, basketball, baseball, football, music, concerts / clubs, television, animals, travel, singing
– High School: Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Experimental School 2005
– Junior: Division of School 2002, Beijing
– Primary School: Campus 1996 Beijing Yuyingxuejiao
– Filmed before MV with XING
– In 2008 he is the “I’m letting you go” as well as “In love with the future you”
Real Name: Zhang Yi Xing
Stage Name: LAY
Position : Main Dancer
Birthyear: October 7th 1991
Birthplace: Changsha, Hunan |
Chinese Zodiac: Sheep
Skills: Dancing, piano and guitar playing
– Danced at SHINee’s Concert in behalf of Jonghyun.
– Won 2nd place in 2005 TV Star Academy
Stage Name: Xiu Min
Real Name: Kim Minseok
Position : Lead Vocalist
D.O.B: March 26th, 1990
Skills: Sing, Dance, Taekwondo, Excellent movement skills, and fencing.
– Xiumin was mentioned in f(x)’s ‘Pinocchio’ “Thanks To” by member Amber.
– Xiumin won 2nd place on 2008 SM’s Everysing Contest.
– Xiumin is the one nicknamed “Lil’ Fattie”.
Real Name: Wu Yi Fan
Stage Name: Kris
English Name: Kevin Li / Kevin Wu
Nickname: K.Li / Wu Fan
Birth date: November 6 1990
– Raised in Canada
– Fluent in 4 languages (Mandarin, English, Korean, Cantonese)
– Made an appearance in 2011 Girl Generations’ VCR during tour concert
– He is a captain of a basketball team in China when he was 15.
– Good in rapping
– Loves to read books especially self-improvement and inspirational books
– Was mentioned by f(x)’s Amber in her Pinnochio Album thanks to under the name “K.Li”