members of EXO at their debut showcase


April 8, 2012

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EXO is a 12-member boy band under SM Entertainment. The members are split into two subgroups of 6, called EXO-K and EXO-M to promote in Korean and Mandarin, respectively. After a series of teasers and prologue songs, EXO debuted with "MAMA" in April.



After SM announced the formation of the new boy band, a series of 23 teasers were released over three months, from December 2011 to March 2012. Each one showcases the members' talents and provides snippets of EXO's songs.

"What is Love" and "History"Edit

The music videos for EXO's first prologue song, "What is Love," was released on January 29, 2012. The Korean version features the voices of D.O. and Baekhyun, while the Mandarin version features Luhan and Chen. The videos for both versions are compilations of clips from the teasers to display the 12 members.

On March 8, 2012, SM released the music videos of "History."

Showcase and DebutEdit

EXO performed their debut showcase in Korea on March 31, 2012 and in China on April 1, 2012. They revealed their for the first time the teaser and performance for their debut song, "MAMA."

"MAMA" was released on April 7, 2012. The video displays the members with various super powers and connects each member of EXO-K with one in EXO-M.




from left to right: Sehun, Chanyeol, Suho, Baekhyun, Kai, D.O. [1]

Member Birth name Birthday Position
Kai Kim Jong In January 14, 1994 Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper
Se Hun Oh Se Hoon April 12, 1994 Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae
D.O. Do Kyung Soo January 12, 1993 Main Vocalist
Baek Hyun Byun Baek Hyun May 6, 1992 Lead Vocalist
Su Ho Kim Joon Myun May 22, 1991 Leader, Lead Vocalist
Chan Yeol Park Chan Yeol November 27, 1992 Main Rapper, Vocalist



from left to right: Tao, Lay, Xiumin, Luhan, Kris, Chen [2]

Member Birth name Birthday Position
Tao Huang Zi Tao May 2, 1993 Main Rapper, Vocalist, EXO-M Maknae
Lu Han Lu Han April 20, 1990 Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Chen Kim Jong Dae September 21, 1992 Main Vocalist
Lay Zhang Yi Xing October 7, 1991 Main Dancer, Vocalist
Xiu Min Kim Min Seok March 26, 1990 Lead Vocalist
Kris Wu Yi Fan November 6, 1990 Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Leader


"What Is Love"Edit

2012, prologue single


2012, prologue single


2012, debut mini-album

  1. MAMA (debut single)
  2. What Is Love
  3. History
  4. Angel
  5. Two Moons (ft. Key of SHINee)
  6. Machine



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