EXO Member Profile: Baekhyun

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Baekhyun in “Love Me Right” (2015)

Real Name: Byun Baekhyun (변백현)
Birthday: May 6, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Taurus (Western), Monkey (Eastern)
From: Bucheon, South Korea

Position(s): Main Vocal
Sub-unit(s): EXO-K, EXO-CBX
Superpower: Light

Birth Place: Wonmi-gu, Bucheon, South Korea

Other Activities Outside of EXO:

SM STATION

2016: “The Day” with K.Will

2017: “Take You Home”

COLLABORATIONS:

2016: “Dream” with Miss A’s Suzy

2017: “Rain” with Soyou (formerly of Sistar)

OSTs:

2015: “Beautiful” for EXO: Next Door

2016: “For You” with members Xiumin and Chen for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Goryeo

SONGWRITING: Helped write the lyrics for The War‘s title track “Ko Ko Bop” (2017)

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:

2015: Sang a rendition of Kim Hyunsik’s “Like Rain Like Home” to honor the late singer at SBS’s Gayo Daejun.

MUSICAL THEATRE: Played the main role of Don Lockwood in SM’s staging of Singin’ in the Rain (2014)

ACTING: Debuted with a supporting role in SBS’s Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Goryeo.  The drama is about a woman (played by IU) who gets transported back in time and finds herself in the middle of a battle for the throne.  Baekhyun plays one of the princes.  His labelmate Seohyun of SNSD also appeared in this drama.

HOSTING: Hosted SBS Inkigayo with fellow member Suho in 2014.

NOTED VARIETY SHOW APPEARANCES:

2013:

Immortal Songs 2 (KBS): A music competition show where noted singers and idols perform covers of a famous singer’s songs. Did a duet with Chen (full episode here).

2015:

The Return of Superman (KBS) – A popular variety show where celebrity dads take care of their children while their wife has some relaxing time.  Occasionally, their celebrity friends will drop by.  Appeared with fellow member Chanyeol.

After School Club (Arirang): A talk show in Korean and English where idols talk about their latest releases, play games, and do fan service and hangouts with international fans.  Appeared with fellow member Kai.

Cool Kiz on the Block (KBS): A sports variety show where a group of celebrities learns a sport and then competes against professional athletes. He appeared because he’s a black belt in hapkido. (His appearance starts at around 20:00)

Entertainment Weekly (KBS): Interview with members Kai and Sehun for “Lightsaber.”

2016:

EXOMENTARY (V-LIVE): EXO’s reality show to promote “Monster.” He was the focus for Episodes 9 and 12 (but it’s on V-Live + so you have to pay).

Fantastic Duo (SBS), Episodes 3 and 4: A singing competition show where contestants can compete to sing with their favorite idol.  Appeared with Suho, Xiumin, Chen, Chanyeol, and D.O.

Idol Chef King (MBC): A Chuseok special that saw dozens of idols in a cooking competition.  Appeared with fellow member Suho.

GAMING: Is apparently really into gaming and playing League of Legends.  He and labelmate Heechul (Super Junior) actually played against each other, and SM posted several broadcasts of it on Youtube (featuring various other SM idols).

Sources: Wikipedia, SM Entertainment, Youtube, KSHOWONLINE, V-Live, Vimeo, KBS, MBC, SBS