Xiumin first tried to enter the music industry by auditioning for JYP Entertainment in 2008 but got rejected.
In the same year, the man from Gyeonggi then participated in SM’s Everysing Contest. He managed to win second place. Xiumin later joined the agency through SM Entertainment’s Casting System.
He became the seventh EXO member to be introduced in January 2012. Xiumin is part of EXO-M, the sub-unit performing in Mandarin for the Chinese market.
He had his debut with EP Mama in April 2012. The EP did well in China. It peaked at number two on Sina Album Chart and got to number 1 on various Chinese streaming platforms.
Other than music, the man born in 1990 has also been involved in several films and web dramas. In 2015, he got the leading role for the drama Falling For Challenge.
It became the most watched web drama of the year in South Korea, getting 20 million views in just 17 days.
Besides starring in it, this Aries man also took part in Falling For Challenge OST. He released his first solo song You Are the One as a soundtrack for it.
In 2016, Xiumin collaborated with EXO members Chen and Baekhyun to release another soundtrack.
This time it’s for television series Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo with the song For You.
The three later on became EXO sub-unit EXO-CBX. The group made their debut with an EP titled Hey Mama! in 2016.
Since then, they have released 2 more EPs and a Japanese studio album Magic in 2018.
Xiumin got enlisted for mandatory military service on May 7, 2019. Before enlisting, he performed in EXO’s CBX Magical Circus – Special Edition concert in Japan.
This talented singer also held a solo fan meeting concert called Xiuweet Time. As part of SM Station, his debut solo single You got released on May 9.
Xiumin got officially discharged on December 6, 2020. He then took part in EXO’s seventh EP Don’t Fight the Feeling, released in June 2021.
The EP managed to top the Gaon Album Chart and sold over 1 million copies in just eight days.
- Real Name: Kim Min Seok (김민석)
- Chinese Name: Jin Min Shuo (金珉碩)
- Stage Name: Xiumin (시우민)
- Nickname: Bao Zi (Little Bun), Mandoo, King of Detail
- Birthday: March 26, 1990
- Birthplace: Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Nationality: South Korean
- Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper (EXO)
- Sub Unit: EXO-M, EXO- CBX
- Super Power (Badge): Frost (Snowflake)
- Height: 173 cm (5’8”)
- Weight: 57 kg (125 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
- Religion: –
- Profession: Singer, Actor
- Education: Catholic Kwandong University
- Hobbies: Playing football, Exercise, Eat delicious food, Shopping
- Parents: –
- Sibling: –
- Girlfriend: –
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- Instagram: @e_xiu_o
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- Xiumin is a very clean and tidy person. He is also kind, cute, funny, and can be a bit of a prankster.
- He likes playing pranks on other members.
- Among the other EXO-M members, he is the funniest one.
- This lead vocalist is also the neatest, cleanest, and strongest member of EXO-M.
- He is a very organize person.
- He has quite a chubby face and a really cute grin.
- Xiumin is often mistaken as the youngest member despite being the oldest because of his appearance.
- He might seem cute but is actually really manly, according to Chanyeol.
- He got voted as least likely to cry by his fellow members.
- This talented singer has a little sister, but he keeps her identity a secret as his mother asked him to.
- He is a good cook.
- Xiumin has a black belt in Kendo and Taekwondo. He also trained in Fencing and Wushu.
- He joined the martial arts school as a kid to get free toy.
- This Kpop star is a big fan of football and has become the honorary ambassador of Korea Football Association.
- He is close with Henry from Super Junior and Amer from f(x).
- Xiumin got the nickname Baozi from Luhan because he likes steamed buns and has round-white face.
- His strength is being understanding and approachable.
- A cat attacked him when he was young so now he’s afraid of them.
- Something he must do every single day is having a bath.
- The kind of music he likes best is ballad.
- Some of his favorite foods are steam buns, pumpkins, spicy Sichuan food, Chinese hot pot, huo guo, and miso and kimchi soup cooked by his parent.
- He likes the flavor of blueberry.
- This idol picks blue as his favorite color.
- His favorite cartoons are Baby Huiy and Spongebob Squarepants.
- Some of his favorite stuffs are computer, MP3 player, and cell phone.
- Xiumin is really thankful for the various manga given by fans.
- He has a coffee maker and likes making cappuccinos and lattes for the other members.
- In the future, this Kpop Idol would like to become a barista and have his own coffee shop.
- He has appeared in several variety shows like Travel Without Manager (2016), It’s Dangerous Beyond the Blankets (2017-2018), and With God (2021).
- Xiumin starred in the 2016 film Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River as Gyeon.
- He hates it when someone touches his face.
- He and Infinite’s Dongwoo went to the same high school.
- This rapper looks up to JJ Lin of Super Junior.
- He admitted to not be bold enough to actively pursue a girl. Instead, he would leave subtle hints.
- His ideal type is someone who can comfort others and is hug-able.
Pics of Xiumin
1. Xiumin with a fun summer style
2. He looks really beautiful while performing
3. He can pull off soft colors really well
4. Leather jacket also suits him
5. The whole picture is so aesthetically pleasing
t’s great to see Xiumin back with the group after 2 years. Hopefully, there will be lots more songs coming from him and EXO.