|Birth name||Byun Baek-hyun
May 6, 1992 |
Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
|Labels||S.M. Entertainment (South Korea)
Avex Trax (Japan)
|Associated acts||S.M. Entertainment
|Website||EXO's official Korean website
EXO-K's official Korean website
EXO's official Japanese website
|Revised Romanization||Byeon Baek Hyeon|
|McCune–Reischauer||Pyŏn Baek' Hyŏn|
Byun Baek-hyun (Korean: 변백현; Hanja: 边伯贤), born 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. Baekhyun has cited Rain as one of his main influences and says that he hopes to emulate Rain's "well-rounded" success.
In July to August 2014, he starred in a Korean adaptation of the musical "Singin' in the Rain" produced by SM C&C. He is in a musical with his S.M Entertainment seniors, Super Junior Kyuhyun and Girls Generation Sunny.
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.
|2012||SBS||To the Beautiful You||Himself||Cameo, appearing on episode 2 with EXO-K.|
|2014||Singin' in the Rain||Don Lockwood||Main role|
|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)|
|JSBC||最强天团 (The Ultimate Group)||Guest: EXO|
For Baekhyun's discography with EXO, see EXO discography.
As featured artist
|2012||"Dear My Family"||I AM. OST||BoA, Kangta, Yunho, Changmin,
Yesung, Taeyeon,Baekhyun, Jonghyun, Luna,
Luhan, Chen, D.O.
As featured artist
- EXO's official Korean website
- EXO-K's official Korean website
- EXO's official Japanese website
- Byun Baekhyun on Instagram
- "EXO-K's Baekhyun: 'Sun Gun'" (in Korean). The Star. 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "EXO’s Baekhyun Learned How to Seduce Women from DickPunk’s Hyun Woo". MWave. 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
- "EXO-K's main vocal: Baekhyun" (in Korean). Newsen. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- (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.
- "Baekhyun, Kyuhyun, Sunny, and Jay Officially Announced as Leads for "Singin’ in the Rain"". Soompi. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
- 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.