D.O. (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Do.
D.O. at the Korea KPOP World Festival in October 2013.
Background information
Native name 도경수
Birth name Do Kyung-soo
Born (1993-01-12) January 12, 1993 (age 21)
Goyang South Korea
Genres Pop, Contemporary R&B, Dance, Electronic
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor
Years active 2012—present
Labels S.M. Entertainment (South Korea)
Avex Trax (Japan)
Associated acts S.M. Town
Website EXO's official website
Korean name
Hangul [1]
Revised Romanization Dio
McCune–Reischauer Tio
Birth name
Revised Romanization Do Gyeong-su
McCune–Reischauer To Kyŏng-su

Do Kyung-soo (born (1993-01-12)January 12, 1993), better known by his stage name D.O., is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the boy group EXO.

Early life[edit]

D.O. was born in Goyang, South Korea on January 12, 1993. He went to Goyang Poongsan Elementary School, Baekshin Middle School, and Baekseok High School. He has an older brother, Do Seung-soo who is 3 years older than him. D.O. has been singing since primary school and was an avid participant in local singing competitions throughout his high school career.[citation needed]

In 2010, he was recommended to audition for S.M. Entertainment after winning at a local singing festival.[2] He subsequently became an S.M. Entertainment trainee during his last two years of high school. He performed Na Yoon-kwon's "Anticipation" and Browneyed Soul's "My Story" at his S.M. audition.[2]


Solo activities[edit]

Main article: Exo (band)

In July 2013, D.O. was featured in f(x)'s new album "Pink Tape" in the song "Goodbye Summer".

In 2014, he sang his own unreleased song "Tell Me What Is Love" at the Exo from Exoplanet: The Lost Planet concert in Seoul. D.O. made his acting debut in the movie Cart, playing a high school student whose mother works at a large grocery store, and after being wrongfully dismissed from her job, she decides to fight for her rights and take a stand against the oppressive management. The movie premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in September. Later on during the year, he then appeared in the SBS's drama It's Okay, That's Love, which starred Gong Hyo-jin and Jo In-sung in the lead roles. D.O. played a mysterious character who was a schizophrenic manifestation of Jo's younger self.


Main article: Exo filmography


Year Title Role Notes
2014 It's Okay, That's Love Han Kang-woo Supporting Role[3]


Year Title Role
2014 Cart Choi Tae-young


For D.O.'s discography with EXO, see EXO discography.

Collaborations and soundtrack contributions[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Gaon Chart
Baidu Chart
Billboard K-pop
"Dear My Family" (with SM Town) 2012 I AM. OST
"Goodbye Summer" (f(x) feat. D.O.) 2013 7 17 26 Pink Tape
"Scream" 2014 22 * Cart OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
"*" Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 was introduced in August 2011 and discontinued in July 2014.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actor It's Okay, That's Love Won
3rd APAN Star Awards Best New Actor

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "EXO-K's D.O. is DOmestic". The Star url=http://thestar.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/05/07/2012050701795.html (in Korean). 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "EXO-K 사용설명서② 디오·카이·세훈 편" (in Korean). Oh My News via Oh My Star. May 11, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "EXO's D.O cast in upcoming SBS drama 'It's Okay, That's Love'". Allkpop. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. 
  5. ^ "Baidu Weekly Music Charts" (in Chinese). Baidu. 
  6. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard (magazine).