Agency: SM Entertainment
Debut: April 8, 2012
Fandom Name: EXO-L
Fandom Color: “Cosmic Latte,” which is apparently a fancy name for “Silver”
Members: Suho, Xiumin, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun
Former Members: Kris (2012-2014), Luhan (2012-2014), Tao (2012-2015)
Age Range: 1990-1994
Concept: EXO doesn’t really have a specific concept. They have pretty accessible music, but it also gets a little experimental at times. When they debuted, each member was given a super power. This idea has come back in recent years.
Sub-Units: Originally, EXO was divided into two units. EXO-K remained in South Korea and consisted of Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun. EXO-M promoted in China and had Xiumin, Luhan, Kris, Lay, Chen, and Tao. Sometimes they promoted as a group of twelve, but they were often separate. EXO has promoted as one group since 2015, after three of the four Chinese members left the group.
Xiumin, Baekhyun, and Chen debuted as EXO-CBX in 2016.
Discography and History: This only refers to their Korean releases.
January: “What is Love” (pre-release single)
March: “History” (pre-release single)
April: Offical debut with “Mama” (1st mini album, Mama). Promoted by the two sub-units in South Korea and China.
June: “Wolf” (1st full album, XOXO). Promoted by the whole group.
August: “Growl” (1st album repackage, Growl)
December: “Miracles in December” (2nd mini album/special winter album, Miracles in December). Promoted on music shows by Baekhyun, Chen, D.O., and occasionally Luhan.
May: “Overdose” (3rd mini album, Overdose). Promoted by the two sub-units in South Korea and China.
NOTE: Kris left the group during promotions, and Luhan followed suit in October.
March: “Call Me Baby” (2nd full album, Exodus)
NOTE: Tao did not fully participate in promotions due to an injury, and left the group sometime in April. He officially confirmed his departure in August.
June: “Love Me Right” (2nd full album repackage, Love Me Right)
November: “Lightsaber” (special single to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens in South Korea)
December: “Sing for You” (4th mini album/special winter album, Sing for You)
June: “Lucky One” and “Monster” (3rd full album, EX’ACT)
August: “Lotto” (3rd album repackage, Lotto)
September: “Dancing King” (SM Station release with Yoo Jaesuk for their Infinity Challenge collaboration)
October: EXO-CBX debuts with “Hey Mama” (1st mini album, Hey Mama)
December: “For Life” (5th mini album/special winter album, For Life)
July: “Ko Ko Bop” (4th full album, The War)
September: “Power” (4th album repackage, The War: The Power of Music)
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