EXO (SM) celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut today (the 8th).
The group EXO, who has been active while writing numerous records, celebrated their 10th anniversary of their debut.
EXO, who debuted on April 8, 2012, has shown a dazzling performance over the past 10 years by showing differentiated music and performances. Debut songs 'MAMA', 'Wolf', 'Growl', 'Overdose', 'CALL ME BABY', 'LOVE ME RIGHT' , 'Monster', 'Lotto', 'Ko Ko Bop', 'Power', 'Tempo', 'Love Shot' , 'Obsession', and many other hit songs.
Since their debut, EXO has attracted attention by presenting differentiated identities and contents based on a unique worldview in which the members have different superpowers. Through music, music videos, and performances, they continued to tell the story of the world view, and the global fandom was enthusiastic.
They became the first million-seller with their first full-length album ‘XOXO (Kiss&Hug)’ released in 2013, re-opening the era of 1 million album sales. This is the first achievement in 12 years in the music industry, which was stagnant due to the recession in the record industry at the time. Starting with the 1st regular album, the 2nd regular album 'EXODUS', the 3rd regular 'EX'ACT', the 4th regular 'THE WAR', the 5th regular album 'DON'T MESS UP MY' TEMPO' became the 'quintuple million seller' with 5 consecutive album sales exceeding 1 million copies, and the special album 'DON'T FIGHT THE FEELING' released last year. It also sold over 1.08 million copies within a week of its release, becoming the sixth million-seller in its career. Also, among the singers who debuted since 2000, they set a great record of achieving 10 million cumulative album sales in Korea.
EXO, which won the 'Rookie Award' at various year-end music awards in the first year of their debut, won the '2013 Melon Music Awards (MMA)' Best Song and the '2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)' Album of the Year award the following year. had the honor of receiving the In particular, in MAMA, from 2013 to 2017, the first Korean singer to win the Grand Prize for five consecutive years, and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most recipients.
He performed as a representative Korean singer at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. EXO's hit song 'Power' was used as ground music in the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and was also selected for the first time in Korea for the music of 'Dubai Fountain Show', one of the world's three largest fountain shows.
Not only in the group, but also in the unit and solo activities, he showed a variety of music colors. EXO-CBX, a unit of Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin, the unit activities of Sehun & Chanyeol (EXO-SC) as a duo, and Lay, Chen, Baekhyun, Suho, Kai, and D.O. released a solo album. In particular, Baekhyun surpassed 1 million album sales in 2020 with his mini-album 'Delight', setting a record for both group and solo sales in 20 years since Seo Taiji. In 2021, the mini-album ‘Bambi’ also surpassed 1 million copies and became the 8th million-seller in his career, and he won the ‘Male Singer Award’ at MAMA for three consecutive years.
The members have expanded their activities beyond the music industry to various fields such as acting, entertainment, and musicals. Demonstrating a wide spectrum of activities, it made people look forward to future activities even more.
EXO will hold ‘2022 Debut Anniversary Fan Event: EXO’ (2022 Debut Anniversary Fan Event: EXO) at 7 pm on the 9th to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their debut. The site will be broadcast live online simultaneously through the Beyond LIVE global platform.