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Byun Baek-hyun
Byun Baek-hyun at Lotte Family Concert on June 23, 2018 (1).jpg
Baekhyun in 2018
Native name 변백현
Pronunciation [bjʌ̹n bɛk̚ hjʌ̹n]; byun-baek-hyun
Born Byun Baek-hyun
(1992-05-06) May 6, 1992 (age 26)
Wonmi-gu, Bucheon, South Korea
Education Kyung Hee Cyber University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
  • model
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels SM Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 변백현
Hanja
Revised Romanization Byeon Baek-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Pyŏn Paekhyŏn

Byun Baek-hyun (born May 6, 1992), better known mononymously as Baekhyun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, model. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo, its sub-group Exo-K and sub-unit Exo-CBX

Early life

Baekhyun was born on May 6, 1992[1] in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He has a brother named Byun Baek-beom who is seven years older than him.[2] Baekhyun began training to be a singer when he was 11 years old, influenced by South Korean singer Rain.[3] He attended Jungwon High School in Bucheon, where he was the lead singer in a band called Honsusangtae (lit. "coma") and won a local music festival. He received piano lessons from Kim Hyun-woo, member of South Korean rock band DickPunks.[4] In addition to musical activities, Baekhyun trained as a martial artist in his youth and has a dan 3 black belt in Hapkido.[5][6]

Baekhyun was spotted by an SM Entertainment agent while he was studying for the entrance exams to the Seoul Institute of the Arts. He later joined SM Entertainment in 2011 through the S.M. Casting System.[7]

Career

2012–15: Debut and career beginnings

Baekhyun was officially revealed to be Exo's ninth member on January 30, 2012 as a main vocalist of Exo.[8] The group officially debuted in April 2012 and has since gained significant popularity and commercial success.

In February 2014, Baekhyun and fellow Exo member Suho became regular hosts for the SBS music television show Inkigayo.[9] They left the position in November 2014 to focus on Exo's upcoming comeback.[10] In July 2014, Baekhyun made his musical theatre debut, playing the main role of Don Lockwood in the South Korean production of the musical Singin' in the Rain by SM C&C .[11]

Baekhyun at MTV World Stage Malaysia 2013

In April 2015, Baekhyun released his first solo song since debut titled "Beautiful" as the soundtrack for Exo's web-drama Exo Next Door. The song became the first soundtrack single from a web drama to top digital charts.[12] In May 2015, Baekhyun was announced to be starring in action film Dokgo alongside actor Yeo Jin-goo.[13] However, production of the film was announced to have been cancelled in January 2016.[14] In December 2015, Baekhyun paid tribute to the late South Korean singer Kim Hyun-sik by performing his song "Like Rain Like Music" at SBS' year-end music program Gayo Daejeon. The studio recording of his rendition was later released digitally.[15]

2016–present: Acting roles and Exo-CBX

In January 2016, Baekhyun and Miss A member Suzy released a duet titled "Dream".[16] The song quickly reached the top on online real-time music charts[17] and later debuted at number one on Gaon's weekly digital chart.[18] "Dream" also won first place five times in total on music television programs Music Bank and Inkigayo. In April 2016, Baekhyun received a YinYueTai V-Chart Award for Most Popular Singer in South Korea. In May 2016, Baekhyun and South Korean singer K.Will released a folk-ballad duet titled "The Day" as part of SM Entertainment's music project SM Station.[19]

In August 2016, Baekhyun made his small screen debut in the SBS historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, a South Korean adaptation of the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin.[20] For his performance in the drama he received a New Star Award at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards.[21] He also collaborated with fellow Exo members Chen and Xiumin on an original soundtrack for the series titled "For You".[22] In October 2016, together with Chen and Xiumin, Baekhyun became a member of Exo's first official sub unit Exo-CBX.[23] Their debut extended play, Hey Mama!, was released on October 31.[24] In November 2016, Baekhyun began participating in SM Entertainment's League of Legends tournament "2016 S.M. Super Celeb League", where he and labelmate Heechul played the game with both professional players and fans from South Korea and China.[25]

Baekhyun on stage at Exo'rdium in Seoul 2016

In February 2017, Baekhyun and Sistar member Soyou released a duet titled "Rain".[26] The song reached number one on every South Korean online music chart, an achievement known as "all-kill"[26][27], making him the first SM Entertainment artist to achieve "all-kill" in both 2016 and 2017 with "Dream" and "Rain" respectively. In April 2017, Baekhyun released a single titled "Take You Home" for the second season of the Station project.[28] The song peaked at number 12 on the Gaon Digital Chart.

On February 5, 2018, Baekhyun sang the South Korean National Anthem for the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.[29][30]

On July 23, 2018, it was revealed by S.M. Entertainment that Baekhyun and rapper Loco will release a collaboration track.[31]

Fashion

In May 2018, Vogue magazine revealed that Baekhyun collaborated with Privé, and would be launching his own brand, "Privé by BBH", a street-wear brand, on July 1. Baekhyun is now the co-creative director of the brand.[32][33]

Personal life

Along with fellow Exo members Chanyeol and Suho, Baekhyun attends Kyung Hee Cyber University and take online classes for Culture and Arts Department of Business Administration.[34]

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[35]
CHN
Alibaba

[36]
US
World

[37]
As lead artist
"My Turn to Cry" 2014 N/A Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
"Like Rain, Like Music" 2015 40 2015 Gayo Daejun Limited Edition
"Take You Home" 2017 12 1 5 Non-album single
Collaborations
"The Day We Met"
(as a part of I Am Korea)
2015 N/A N/A Charity singles
"One Dream One Korea"
(with various artists)
"Dream"
(with Suzy)
2016 1 3 Non-album single
"The Day"
(with K.Will)
8 36 21 S.M. Station Season 1
"Rain"
(with Soyou)
2017 2 3 Non-album single
"Young"
(with Loco)
2018 11 TBA Station X 0
Soundtrack appearances
"Dear My Family"
(as part of SM Town)
2012 N/A N/A I AM. OST
"Beautiful" 2015 7 10 Exo Next Door OST
"For You"
(with Chen & Xiumin)
2016 5 9 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Note: China's Alibaba Chart was first issued on July 31, 2016.

Notes

  1. ^ The physical edition of "Dream" has sold 36,900 copies in South Korea as of January 2017.[42]

Filmography

Dramas

Title Year Network Role Notes
To the Beautiful You 2012 SBS Himself Cameo; episode 2
Exo Next Door 2015 Naver TV Cast Baekhyun Main role
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo 2016 SBS Wang Eun Supporting role

Television shows

Title Year Network Role
Inkigayo 2014 SBS Co-host
Master Key 2017 SBS Recurring cast

Music videos

Title Year Ref.
"Dear My Family" (as part of SM Town) 2012 [48]
"Beautiful" 2015 [49]
"Dream" (with Suzy) 2016 [50]
"The Day" (with K.Will) [51]
"Take You Home" 2017 [52]
"Dear My Family (Live Concert Ver.)"(as part of SM Town)
"Young"(with Loco) 2018 [53]
Guest appearances
"Dance with D.O.C" (remake; DJ DOC) 2014 [54]
"Sound of Your Heart" (SM Town and Steve Barakatt) 2016 [55]

Theatre

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

Songwriting

Year Song Album Lyrics
2013 "Lucky" XOXO Yes (with Chanyeol, Kim Eana)
2017 "Ko Ko Bop" The War Green tickY (with Chanyeol, Chen, JQ, Hyun Ji-won)

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2016 4th YinYueTai V-Chart Awards Most Popular Singer (South Korea) N/A Won
1st Asia Artist Awards Popularity Award (Actor) Won
Best Rookie Award Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Won[56]
8th Melon Music Awards Best R&B/Soul with Suzy
Dream
Won
Song of the Year with Suzy Nominated
18th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Collaboration with Suzy Won
HotelsCombined – Song of the Year with Suzy Nominated
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Won
2017 31st Golden Disk Awards Digital Bonsang with Suzy
Dream
Won
Asian Choice Popularity Award with Suzy Won
6th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Artist of the Year (Digital) – January with Suzy Nominated
53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (TV) Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Nominated
19th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Collaboration with Soyou
Rain
Nominated
Qoo10 Song of the Year with Soyou Nominated
2018 2017 Fandom School Awards Individual Popularity Award N/A Won [57]

Music programs

Music Bank
Year Date Song
2016 January 15 Dream (with Suzy)
January 22
Inkigayo
Year Date Song
2016 January 17 Dream (with Suzy)
January 24
January 30

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