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26 Feb 2018 - 2:47 PM  UPDATED 5 Dec 2018 - 2:18 PM

EXO have been winning over fans ever since their debut and six years into their careers they're still one of the top groups in K-pop. So who are these men and what's their story?

They're one of the biggest K-pop groups in South Korea

They were formed by agency SM Entertainment in 2011, and debuted to the public in 2012 with the song "MAMA".

They have nine members

They originally debuted as 12 members, who were also split into two subgroups: EXO-K and EXO-M, performing in Korean and Mandarin respectively. Three members have since left the group, and the remaining members perform as the singular group, EXO. Three members also form the sub-group EXO-CBX.

The current members are: Suho, Baekhyun, D.O., Chanyeol, Kai, Xiumin, Chen, Sehun and Lay.

They hold the Guinness World Record for most grand prizes won

They've received 23 Daesang awards, also known as grand prize awards, from various award shows over their career.

They also hold the record for most Korean music show program wins, with 108 trophies under their belts.

They've released albums sung in Korean, Chinese and Japanese

EXO release their albums in both Korean and Chinese. They released their first full-length Japanese album in early 2018 and it went straight to number one.

They're not just singers

All members of EXO have also taken on acting, with D.O. even winning the Best Rookie Actor award at the prestigious Blue Dragon Film Awards.

Their most viewed video on YouTube has over 208 million views

It's their 2015 song, "Call Me Baby"

Tickets to their 2018 Seoul concerts sold out as soon as they went on sale

Their fans crashed the ticketing site due to demand

They performed at the Olympics

EXO were the only K-pop boy group to perform at the 2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony, with songs "Growl" and "Power".

They're endorsement kings

They're the faces of everything from beauty products to clothing and coffee.

Their concerts are enormous spectacles

This is just a taste!

There's so much more to say about EXO but we bet you'll be looking them up right now to find out more!


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