Xiumin

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Xiumin
김민석
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Xiumin at the Nature Republic fan meeting, February 2018
Born
Kim Min-seok

(1990-03-26) March 26, 1990 (age 30)
Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Education Catholic Kwandong University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2012–present
Labels
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
김민석
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Min-seok
McCune–Reischauer Kim Minsŏk
Stage name
Hangul
시우민
Revised Romanization Siumin
McCune–Reischauer Siumin

Kim Min-seok (born March 26, 1990), better known by his stage name Xiumin (Korean : 시우민; pronounced  [ɕʰi.u.min] ), is a South Korean singer and actor. He is best known as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo, its sub-group Exo-M and its sub-unit Exo-CBX.

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Life and career

1990–2013: Early life and career beginnings

Xiumin was born in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, on March 26, 1990. [1] 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. [2] Xiumin is also known as an avid fan of football, [3] and is an honorary ambassador of the Korea Football Association. [4]

Before Xiumin's participation in SM's Everysing Contest, he had auditioned for JYP in 2008 but was rejected. In 2008, Xiumin won second place in the SM Everysing Contest. He later became a trainee through SM 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 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. [5]

2015–present: Acting roles and Exo-CBX

Xiumin at the Exo-CBX tour in Yokohama in May 2018 180512 EXO-CBX 2018 Japan Tour in yokohama 1.png
Xiumin at the Exo-CBX tour in Yokohama in May 2018

In January 2015, Xiumin made his musical theatre debut, playing the character of Aquila in the SM Entertainment musical School OZ alongside labelmates Changmin, Key, Luna, Suho and Seulgi. [6] In October 2015, Xiumin played the leading role opposite actress Kim So-eun in the web drama Falling for Challenge . [7] He also released his first solo song since debut titled "You Are the One" as a soundtrack of the web drama. [8] Falling for Challenge was the most watched web drama in South Korea in 2015, reaching 20 million views just after 17 days. [9]

In February 2016, Xiumin was featured in AOA member Jimin's solo single "Call You Bae", and appeared in its music video. [10] 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 . [11] 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 . [12] In October 2016, together with Chen and Baekhyun, Xiumin became a member of Exo's first official sub unit Exo-CBX. [13] The group made their debut with the extended play Hey Mama! on October 31. [14]

In July 2017, Xiumin collaborated with NCT member Mark on a single titled "Young & Free" for S.M. Entertainment's digital music project Station. [15] In August, he became a regular cast member on the MBC reality TV show It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets . [16]

Xiumin enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 7, 2019, serving active duty. [17] [18] He performed his final concerts before his enlistment with Exo-CBX's Magical Circus - Special Edition concert in Japan, [19] and his solo fan meeting concert, Xiuweet Time, at Jamsil Arena on May 4. [20] Following his enlistment, he released his debut solo single, "You", which is part of SM Station, on May 9. [19] In August 2019, it was reported that Xiumin will be starring in the new army musical titled "Return: The Promise of That Day" together with Shinee member Onew and Yoon Ji-sung, which is scheduled to run from October 22 to December 1 at the Olympic Park’s Woori Art Hall in Seoul. [21]

Discography

Songs

TitleYearPeak chart
positions
SalesAlbum
KOR US
World

[22]
Gaon
[23]
Hot
100

[24]
As lead artist
"Breakin' Machine"2014N/AN/A Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet
"Beyond"2019 Exo Planet 4 - The Elyxion (dot)
"You" (이유)6865Non-album single
As featured artist
"Call You Bae"
(Jimin featuring Xiumin)
20165N/A5Non-album single
Collaborations
"Young & Free"
(with Mark)
201731N/A6Non-album single
Soundtrack appearances
"You Are the One"201562N/A Falling for Challenge OST
"For You"
(with Baekhyun and Chen)
201659 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
K-pop Hot 100 was introduced in August 2011, discontinued in July 2014 and was re-established on December 30, 2017.

Filmography

Films

TitleYearRoleNotes
Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River 2016GyeonSupporting role

Dramas

TitleYearNetworkRoleNotes
Exo Next Door 2015XiuminWeb drama; minor role
Falling for Challenge Na Do-jeonWeb drama; lead role

Documentaries

TitleYearNetworkNote
Korea From Above2017
Mountain TV
Narration with Suho

Television shows

TitleYearNetworkRoleNotesRef.
Travel without Manager2016Cookat TVMain castEpisodes 1–8 [29]
It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets 2017–2018 MBC Main castEp. 1–3 (Season 1)
Ep. 6–7 (Season 2)
[30]

Music videos

TitleYear
"Gone" (JIN)2013
"You Are The One"2015
"Call You Bae" (Jimin feat. Xiumin)2016
"Young & Free" (with Mark (NCT))2017
"Beyond" (with Beatburger Project)2018
"이유 (You)"2019

Theater

TitleYearRoleNotes
School OZ2015Aquila Holographic musical; supporting role
Return: The Promise of That Day2019Kim Seung-hoArmy musical

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResultRef.
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Award for SNS Web Drama Falling for Challenge Won [31]
2017Click! StarWars AwardsMost Popular SingerN/AWon

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