D.O. (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Do.
D.O.
Birth name Do Kyung-soo
Also known as D.O
Born (1993-01-12) January 12, 1993 (age 21)
Goyang South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Years active 2011–present
Labels S.M. Entertainment (South Korea)
Avex Trax (Japan)
Associated acts 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
Revised Romanization Dio
McCune–Reischauer Tio
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Do Gyeong-su
McCune–Reischauer To Kyŏng-su

Do Kyung-soo (Korean: 도경수; Hanja: 都暻秀, born (1993-01-12)January 12, 1993 in Goyang, South Korea), better known by his stage name D.O. (디오),[1] is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the South KoreanChinese boy group EXO, and its sub-group EXO-K.

Early life[edit]

D.O. 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]

Career[edit]

Solo activities[edit]

Main article: Exo (band)

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

In 2014, D.O. sang his own unreleased song "Tell Me What Is Love" at the Exo from Exoplanet: The Lost Planet concert in Seoul. He 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 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.

Filmography[edit]

Main article: Exo filmography

Television dramas[edit]

Year Network Title Role Remarks
2012 SBS To the Beautiful You Himself Cameo, appearing on episode 2 with EXO-K.
2014 It's Okay, That's Love Han Kang-woo Supporting Role[3]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Cart Choi Tae-young

Discography[edit]

For D.O.'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, Jonghyun, Luna,
Luhan, Chen, Baekhyun
SM Town
2013 "Goodbye Summer" Pink Tape Amber, Luna, Krystal f(x)
2014 "Scream" Cart OST Solo n/a

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 Won

External links[edit]

References[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.