Byun Baekhyun

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Byun.
Byun Baekhyun
Birth name Byun Baek-hyun
변백현
Born (1992-05-06) May 6, 1992 (age 22)
Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active 2011–present
Labels S.M. Entertainment (South Korea)
Avex Trax (Japan)
Associated acts S.M. Entertainment
S.M. Town
EXO
EXO-K
Website EXO's official Korean website
EXO-K's official Korean website
EXO's official Japanese website
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Byeon Baek Hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Pyŏn Baek' Hyŏn

Byun Baek-hyun (Korean: 변백현; Hanja: 边伯贤), born (1992-05-06)May 6, 1992 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, better known as Baekhyun, is a Korean singer and one of the main vocalists of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and its sub-group EXO-K.[1] He has been an MC of Inkigayo since February 2014 with fellow member and leader of EXO-K, Suho. He is currently signed to SM Entertainment in South Korea and Avex Trax in Japan.

Early life[edit]

Baekhyun is a former pupil of Jungwon High School. He has a brother, Baekbeom, who is 7 years older than him. He is highly trained in Korean martial art Hapkido. He formed a school band called 혼수상태 (Coma) in which he was the vocalist. The band performed in competitions and events, later winning an award at a local rock festival.

Prior to joining SM, he took piano lessons under Kim Hyunwoo of DickPunks.[2] He was studying for his college musical entrance exams when he was scouted to join S.M. Entertainment in 2011 through the S.M. Casting System. Before he got into S.M. Entertainment he had auditioned for JYP online in 2009.[3]

Career[edit]

Exo[edit]

Main article: Exo (band)

Baekhyun and EXO member Chen joined the group last together. He and Chen (along with fellow member D.O.) serve as EXO's main vocalists, and of their respective subgroups. Baekhyun was revealed as the group's ninth member on January 30, 2012 after training for a few months.[4] Baekhyun has cited Rain as one of his main influences and says that he hopes to emulate Rain's "well-rounded" success.[3]

Solo activities[edit]

Since February 2014, Baekhyun has been a resident host of Korean music show Inkigayo along with EXO groupmate Suho.

In July to August 2014, he starred in a Korean adaptation of the musical "Singin' in the Rain" produced by SM C&C.[5] He is in a musical with his S.M Entertainment seniors, Super Junior Kyuhyun and Girls Generation Sunny.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2014, Baekhyun and fellow S.M. artist Taeyeon from Girls' Generation were reported by Korean media to be dating and SM Entertainment confirmed that they had been in a relationship since February.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Main article: EXO videography

Television Dramas[edit]

Year Network Title Role Remarks
2012 SBS To the Beautiful You Himself Cameo, appearing on episode 2 with EXO-K.

Musicals[edit]

Year Title Role Remarks
2014 Singin' in the Rain Don Lockwood Main role

Variety[edit]

Year Network Title Remarks
2012-2014 HBS Happy Camp Guest: EXO (9 June 2012, 21 July 2012, 6 July 2013, 5 July 2014)
2013 Mnet Beatles' Code 2 Guest, with Suho, D.O., Sehun, Xiumin, Lay, and Brown Eyed Girls.
KBS Global Request Show: A Song For You Episode 1 and 2 (Guest: EXO)
Immortal Song 2 Guest: with Chen (17 August 2013); with EXO (31 August 2013, 14 September 2013)
2013-2014 MBC Every 1 EXO's Showtime Regular
2014 SBS Roommate Guest (Episode 13)
Mnet XOXO EXO Regular
EXO 90:2014
JSBC 最强天团 (The Ultimate Group) Guest: EXO

Discography[edit]

For Baekhyun's discography with EXO, see EXO discography.

Singles[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Song Album Artist(s) Group affiliation
2012 "Dear My Family" I AM. OST BoA, Kangta, Yunho, Changmin,
Yesung, Taeyeon,Baekhyun, Jonghyun, Luna,
Luhan, Chen, D.O.
SM Town

Music videos[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title
2012 "Twinkle"

(Girls' Generation-TTS featuring Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Kai and Sehun)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXO-K's Baekhyun: 'Sun Gun'" (in Korean). The Star. 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  2. ^ Symbol question.svg"EXO’s Baekhyun Learned How to Seduce Women from DickPunk’s Hyun Woo". MWave. 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 
  3. ^ a b "EXO-K's main vocal: Baekhyun" (in Korean). Newsen. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  4. ^ (Chinese)"SM新团Exo首支单曲《What Is Love》MV曝光" [S.M.'s new band Exo releases first single What Is Love]. Sina. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Baekhyun, Kyuhyun, Sunny, and Jay Officially Announced as Leads for "Singin’ in the Rain"". Soompi. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  6. ^ EXO's Baekhyun & Girls' Generation's Taeyeon reported to be dating + SM confirms it's true Allkpop.com (June 18, 2014). Retrieved on June 18, 2014.