EXO is a South Korean-Chinese boy band produced by S.M. Entertainment that debuted in 2012. EXO comprises twelve members who are separated into two subgroups. EXO-K and EXO-M. The former releases music in South Korea, while the latter promotes music in mainland China. EXO’s name was taken from EXOPLANET, a term referring to planets outside of the Solar System.
Xiumin (Chinese: 秀敏; pinyin: Xiùmǐn; Korean: 시우민), born as Kim Min-seok (Korean: 김민석; Hanja: 金珉锡) on March 26, 1990 (age 23), is from Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. In 2008, at age 18, he was cast into S.M. Entertainment after winning second place in the S.M. Everysing Contest. Xiumin was formally introduced as the seventh member of EXO on January 26, 2012. He also practices taekwondo and kendo. Xiumin was featured on the music video of “Gone” by JIN, alongside actress Kim Yoo-jung.
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