D.O. at the Korea KPOP World Festival in October 2013.
|Birth name||Do Kyung-soo|
January 12, 1993 |
Goyang South Korea
|Genres||Pop, Contemporary R&B, Dance, Electronic|
|Labels||S.M. Entertainment (South Korea)
Avex Trax (Japan)
|Associated acts||S.M. Town
|Website||EXO's official website|
|Revised Romanization||Do Gyeong-su|
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.
In 2010, he was recommended to audition for S.M. Entertainment after winning at a local singing festival. 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.
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.
|2014||It's Okay, That's Love||Han Kang-woo||Supporting Role|
For D.O.'s discography with EXO, see EXO discography.
Collaborations and soundtrack contributions
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Dear My Family" (with SM Town)||2012||—||—||—||I AM. OST|
|"Goodbye Summer" (f(x) feat. D.O.)||2013||7||17||26||Pink Tape|
|"—" 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
|2014||16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival||Best Young Actor||It's Okay, That's Love||Won|
|3rd APAN Star Awards||Best New Actor|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to D.O..|
- "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.
- "EXO-K 사용설명서② 디오·카이·세훈 편" (in Korean). Oh My News via Oh My Star. May 11, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- "EXO's D.O cast in upcoming SBS drama 'It's Okay, That's Love'". Allkpop. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart.
- "Baidu Weekly Music Charts" (in Chinese). Baidu.
- "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard (magazine).