Kisses From EXO
- Risa Mae Park / 2014.11.29
Best Collaboration of the Year - Chanyeol
Album of the Year - Zhang Yixing (Lay)
Best Male Artist (Mainland China) - Zhang Yixing (Lay)
Most Popular Artist (Korea) - Chanyeol
Most Popular Artist Tonight - Sehun
Most Influential Group in Asia - EXO
'SM Station' season 2 released an MV teaser for their next release with Baekhyun.
The EXO member is the next artist up on SM Entertainment's music channel following Red Velvet with ''Would U'' and NCT Ten with ''Dream In A Dream''.
For the new sweet track ''Take You Home'', Baekhyun has turned into a romantic gentleman with flowers.
The full release of ''Take You Home'' is scheduled for April 14.
Another EXO member shows their loyalty to a friend of theirs!
EXO’s Sehun recently posted a series of photos on his Instagram featuring contestant Jo Yong Geun from “Produce 101 Season 2.”
“They say that you can vote on April 7 if you go to the official homepage of ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ he wrote. “You don’t have to vote~ Just show a lot of interest please. Good luck Jo Yong Geun!”
Jo Yong Geun is a trainee of HF Entertainment, and previously showed off his dance skills during his introduction video. He stated that his goal was to become a multi-talented artist who was an expert in both singing and dancing.
Meanwhile, “Produce 101 Season 2″premiered with a special episode on April 7.
awwe~ sunbae feels..~ ♥
Can you believe the superpower-wielding (courtesy of the Tree of Life), hailing from an exoplanet, “Turnback!” EXO is now a five-year-old, top best-selling, history-making group!
Just before the clock hit midnight KST on April 8, the group surprised fans with an unexpected V Live broadcast from their hotel in Macao, where they will be performing at the YinYueTai V Chart Awards.
As expected by the group’s resident hyper-active beagle, Chanyeol started the broadcast off trying to pretend that he was the only one in the room. Sehun quickly ruined that, and the two tried to keep the charade up before revealing that six other members were actually watching them, all in the room.
With some time to spare until they could countdown until the clock turned midnight, which was the real reason for the broadcast, EXO’s leader suddenly asked, “What have you been doing lately Sehun?,” and then joked, “I heard you have grudges you’re holding.”
After another bout of laughter, most of EXO revealed that they were currently enjoying their downtime while simultaneously preparing for their highly sought-after comeback, just like how Suho previously mentioned. As they kept joking and interrupting each other, throughout the whole broadcast of course, Sehun said that he was currently obsessed with an old-school computer game, while Baekhyun, to no one’s surprise, talked about how he also spends his time gaming before mentioning his upcoming SM STATION solo release.
Xiumin proudly discussed his first pitch for LG Twins, and how his favorite team won for the fifth time in a row, while D.O explained he was currently resting after wrapping up filming his latest film, “Room Number 7.” Chen reiterated that they’ve been focusing on recording for their newest album, while the “currently busiest member” Kai revealed he had to stay in Japan for three more days to finish filming for his Japanese drama.
A brief introduction of their well-known, longtime manager Noh Yong Min, Chanyeol bragged about how he’s been spending all of his time bowling (yes, not snowboarding). With just two minutes to go, the members reminisced about their debut stage, and “because [they] could finally talk about it,” expressed how “they had to get up too early,” which is why a lot of their voices weren’t ready during the showcase.
All of a sudden, the members began excitedly counting down the seconds until it was finally April 8 KST.
“We were happy these last five years. Truthfully, there were sad moments and happy moments, but I think we were able to be happy to this day because we’ve shared all of them together. We want to thank you,” Suho said, speaking for the whole group. “It’s our fifth anniversary. Now that we’re five years old, we still have 10, 15, 20, 50? years ahead of us left…We have the rest of our concerts. All that’s left is for us to show you have how hard we’ve been preparing. Thank you so much for always loving EXO, including Lay who was unable to be here, and we hope you will continue to love us.”
The video ended in typical random EXO-style, with the group chatting about other minor topics, teasing their lovable leader about his brief live performance of “Curtain,” and checking out Baekhyun’s newly released teaser.
While member Lay could not be there in person, he had updated fans for the first time in a while through Weibo with a series of gorgeous selfies just hours before.
April 8 is far from over, and EXO still has a couple things planned for this special day. Stay tuned not only for their performance, but also a sweet gift later this evening KST!
Happy fifth debut anniversary to EXO!
Were you able to watch their V Live? ♥
Let's see the Supergroup's 5 Best Music Videos~^^!!!
It’s been five years since the Korean boy band EXO released their first official single “MAMA” on April 8, 2012. Since then, they've become one of the biggest acts K-pop's ever seen.
Prior to their debut, the group had already won over K-pop fans from around the globe through 23 pre-release videos introducing the 12 members, plus two so-called prologue music videos that preceded the group’s formal beginning. Originally two six-member acts known as EXO-K and EXO-M, with each respectively singing in Korean and Mandarin, the groups became widely popular and joined together in 2013 to become EXO as we now know it.
Half a decade later, EXO’s gone through a lot of ups and downs (three members left the group to pursue solo careers) but has become one of Korea’s most iconic pop acts, selling out concerts around the world and landing two albums on the Billboard 200. Recognized for their high energy dance-pop style and performances, EXO is beloved by millions around the globe.
To celebrate their anniversary on Saturday, take a look at five of their most memorable music videos:
5. “Lucky One” (2016)
More plot-based than the majority of EXO’s videos, last year’s “Lucky One” brought EXO to the madhouse as patients in a psych ward. The red-and-white set provided a comically creepy backdrop to the revelation that these men were being held against their wills because of their supernatural abilities. The otherworldly origins of EXO hadn’t been explored in a music video for some time (see “MAMA”), and it was a nice throwback to the group’s early days. Unlike most EXO videos, there was no true dance performance-- although some of the group members did use the power of dance to break free from their hospital prison in an explosive way.
4. “MAMA” (2012)
Though no longer a mainstay in EXO’s career in 2017, the group’s creation story was the focus of their debut and was laid out succinctly -- with a Morgan Freeman-style voiceover -- in their first official music video “MAMA” back in 2012. (They had previously released “History” and “What Is Love” as the aforementioned pre-debut “prologue” singles.) It was an over-the-top creative introduction to what was then two six-member groups, providing distinct identities for each of the twelve men based on their mystical powers. Gregorian chants delivered by monks, a screamo bridge courtesy of frenzied, tattooed members (Kai for the Korean version, Xiumin and Kris for the Chinese one) and powerful choreography completed “MAMA,” making it one of the most extravagant K-pop debut videos the world has ever seen.
3. “Growl” (2013)
The song that propelled EXO to their greatest heights, "Growl" was a major success in Korea and took the top spot on Billboard’s 2013 best of K-pop list. Its music video was a radical shift from EXO’s previous releases, moving the group away from their mythos-based storylines of "MAMA" and "Wolf" to showcase EXO as a preppy boy band, with the focus on the members rather than any creative additions. The one-shot style video highlighted the group's precise choreography, emphasizing EXO’s performance value and explosive stage presence.
2. “Monster” (2016)
The fierce choreography and bad boy image EXO presented in the day-glo-hued "Monster" matched the dark hip-hop vibe of the song, and was one of the group's most cinematic videos to date. EXO's depiction as martyrs at a Last Supper-style setting, and their following arrest by what appears to be riot police, came months before South Korean political upheaval resulted in hundreds of thousands of protesters filling the streets of Seoul. But it was still EXO’s darkest, and most aggressive, video to date.
1. “Overdose” (2014)
EXO above all rose to the top of the K-pop industry for their performance value, and “Overdose" exemplified that. Their final song with all twelve members, the music video for the single is EXO’s most-viewed video on YouTube, and for good reason.
With few gimmicks, aside from an intro and outro that showed the members trapped in a maze (plus a few references to the group's aforementioned superhuman abilities), “Overdose” delivered hard-hitting dance moves to emphasize the ferociousness of the song’s frenzied rhythm in a simple environment.
Though not a single shot like “Growl,” “Overdose” emulated the earlier video’s style through uninterrupted camera work that gave the clip a sense of dynamic movement. It directed the audience’s vision in a way that allowed for EXO’s members to move on and off screen without any sudden transitions to distract from watching the knife-like execution of the choreography. Later releases, like 2015’s “Call Me Baby,” rehashed the style in an expert fashion, but “Overdose” still outshines all the rest with its precision and impressive cinematography.
Credits: biilboard-Tamar Herman
Have you watched all of these MVs? ♥