Xiumin at the Gaon Chart Awards in February 2016
March 26, 1990
Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
|Alma mater||Inchang High School|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Min-seok|
Life and career
1990–2013: Early life and career beginnings
Xiumin was born in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, on March 26, 1990. He was a student at Catholic Kwandong University where he attended a seminar and gave a presentation for students in Applied Music. Xiumin learned martial arts and has a black belt in Kendo and Taekwondo. He also trained in Wushu and Fencing. Xiumin is also known as an avid fan of football, and is an honorary ambassador of the Korea Football Association.
Before Xiumin's participation in S.M.'s Everysing Contest, he had auditioned for JYP in 2008 but was rejected. In 2008, Xiumin won second place in the S.M. Everysing Contest. He later became a trainee through S.M. Entertainment's Casting System in the same year.
Xiumin was revealed as the seventh member of South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo in January 2012. The group officially debuted on April 8, 2012. In 2013, Xiumin made a guest appearance alongside actress Kim Yoo-jung in the music video for the song "Gone" by South Korean singer Jin, now a member of Lovelyz.
2015–present: Acting roles, Exo-CBX
In January 2015, Xiumin made his musical theatre debut, playing the character of Aquila in the S.M. Entertainment musical School OZ alongside labelmates Changmin, Key, Luna, Suho and Seulgi. In October 2015, Xiumin played the leading role opposite actress Kim So-eun in the web drama Falling for Challenge. He also released his first solo song since debut titled "You Are the One" as a soundtrack of the web drama. Falling for Challenge was the most watched web drama in South Korea in 2015, reaching 20 million views just after 17 days.
In February 2016, Xiumin was featured in AOA member Jimin's solo single "Call You Bae", and appeared in its music video. In July 2016, he made his big screen debut alongside Yoo Seung-ho in the South Korean film Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River. In August 2016, he collaborated with fellow Exo members Chen, and Baekhyun on an original soundtrack titled "For You" for the television series Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. In October 2016, together with Chen and Baekhyun, Xiumin became a member of Exo's first official sub unit EXO-CBX. The group made their debut with the extended play Hey Mama! on October 31.
In July 2017, Xiumin collaborated with NCT member Mark on a single titled "Young & Free" for S.M. Entertainment's digital music project Station. In August, he became a regular cast member on the MBC reality TV show It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets.
|As lead artist|
|"Breakin' Machine"||2014||—||N/A||—||N/A||Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet|
|As featured artist|
|"Call You Bae"
(Jimin featuring Xiumin)
|"Young & Free"
|"You Are the One"||2015||62||N/A||—||
||Falling for Challenge OST|
(with Baekhyun and Chen)
||Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo OST|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Note: China's Alibaba Music Chart was first issued on July 31, 2016.
|Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River||2016||Gyeon||Supporting role|
|Exo Next Door||2015||Xiumin||Web drama; minor role|
|Falling for Challenge||Na Do-jeon||Web drama; lead role|
|Korea From Above||2017||
|Narration with Suho|
|Crime Scene 2||2015||Guest||Episodes 5–7|
|Travel without Manager||2016||
|Main cast||Episodes 1–8|
|It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets||2017||Main cast||Episodes 1–3|
|"You Are The One"||2015|
|"Call You Bae" (Jimin featuring Xiumin)||2016|
|School OZ||2015||Aquila||Holographic musical; supporting role|
Awards and nominations
|2015||4th APAN Star Awards||Award for SNS Web Drama||Falling for Challenge||Won|
|2017||Click! StarWars Awards||Most Popular Singer||N/A||Won|
- Lee Soo-ah (2014-03-26). "시우민 생일, 엑소팬 기부 '봇물'…특별한 선물". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-07-04.
- "New Exo Member Xiu Min Revealed". enewsWorld. January 25, 2012.
- "What if idols were soccer players?". The Korea Herald. June 16, 2014.
- "Exo′s Xiu Min and Kai Become Honorary Members of KFA". enewsWorld. December 11, 2014.
- "Exo's Xiumin and Kim Yoo Jung Mingle in Jin's 'Gone' MV Making Teaser". enewsWorld. November 5, 2012.
- "TVXQ, SHINee, Exo, f(x) to star in hologram musical 'School OZ'". Kpop Herald. January 8, 2015.
- "Exo's Xiumin, Kim So-eun cast as leads in Web series". Kpop Herald. October 2, 2015.
- "Exo′s Xiu Min Sings OST for ′Falling for Challenge′". enewsWorld. October 29, 2015.
- "지난해 최고 인기 웹드는 '도전에 반하다'". Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-01-10.
- "AOA's Jimin to release single with Exo's Xiumin". The Korea Herald. February 8, 2016.
- "Xiumin to make big screen debut". Kpop Herald. May 19, 2015.
- "Exo members to sing drama's sound track". Kpop Herald. August 10, 2016.
- "Exo announces first subunit". Kpop Herald. October 24, 2016.
- SMTOWN_EN. "[Vyrl] SMTOWN_EN : #Exo's first unit #Exo-CBX 1st mini album 'Hey Mama!' drops Oct 31, 0A". Retrieved 2016-10-24.
- "엑소 시우민·NCT 마크, 'SM스테이션'으로 스페셜 듀오 결성" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-29.
- Kim So-yeon (August 15, 2017). "Homebodies Xiumin, Kang Daniel, Yong Jun-hyung go on vacation". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
- "Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean).
- Charted songs:
- "Young & Free". July 2–9, 2017.
- "World Digital Songs". Billboard.
- * "2016 Yearly Gaon Download Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
- Cumulative sales for "Young & Free":
- "2015 Gaon Download Chart – Week 45". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
- Cumulative sales for "For You":
- "Gaon Download Chart – August, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
- "Gaon Download Chart – September, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
- "Gaon Download Chart – October, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
- "Gaon Download Chart – November, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
- "[V Report] Exo take to the road without a manager". Kpop Herld. September 3, 2016.
- "Kim Soo-hyun takes top APAN Star honors". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 30, 2015.
K-pop singer Xiumin, a member of Exo, also received the Web Drama award for his performance in the web drama series “Falling for Do-jeon.”
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