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Baekhyun (EXO) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Baekhyun EXO

Baekhyun (백현) is a South Korean singer and a member of the boy group EXO under SM Entertainment. He debuted solo on July 10th, 2019 with EP ‘City Lights’. He is also a member of EXO-CBX a subunit of EXO. He is also a leader of the boy group “SuperM” under SM Entertainment.

Baekhyun (EXO) Profile

Stage NameBaekhyun (백현)
Birth NameByun Baek Hyun (변백현)
OccupationSinger, Entrepreneur
BirthdayMay 6th, 1992
Active Years2012–present
Age31 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height174 cm (5’8.5”)
Weight58 kg (127.9 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENFP

Baekhyun (EXO) Facts:

Early Life:

– He was born in Bucheon, South Korea.
– He went to Jungwon High School.
– He graduated from Kyung Hee Cyber University with a major in Business Administration.
– He did his masters at Myongji University.
– He was a main vocalist in one of his high school bands ‘Honsusangtae’ (Eng: Coma).

Personal Life:

– He has one brother ‘Byun Baek Beom’ who is 7 years older than him.
He has one niece ‘Seoyul’ and one nephew ‘Siwoo’.
– His mother used to put manicures on his hands when he was a kid because she found his hands to be really pretty.
– He is known for his pretty hands in the industry.
He had a dream of becoming a singer since he was in 4th grade.
– He seems very childlike and likes to be funny but as Chanyeol mentioned he is the manliest among them. (Star Show 360)
– His lucky color is Yellow.
– He used to wear a ‘Fearless’ bracelet which one of his Noona staff gave him during his tough time.
– He used to tell his school friends that he’d become a big singer in the future.
– He once had to drink all of the bubble tea even though he didn’t enjoy it since Suho had paid a lot of money for it. (iHeartRadio)
– His mother offered him money (around $5) if he could eat cucumber but still he couldn’t.
His jersey number is 4 which represents his dream of becoming a singer in 4th grade.
He has a dog named ‘Mongryeong’.
His lucky item is Ring.
– His lucky place is Bench.
– He dated SNSD’s Taeyeon for 14 months from June 2014 to September 2015.
– Whenever he is in a bad mood, he likes to go out and get some fresh air.  (Sohu)
– He is scared of heights.
He wraps the infant’s blanket on his pillow before sleeping on it due to his sensitive skin. (Instagram Live)
– He has hypothyroidism.
– He wants to make a music video with a story. (Soompi)
– He invited all his members to his brother’s wedding in 2013.
– He has the superpower of ‘Light’ in EXO.
– He sold his phone number in his high school Bazaar to the people who bought stuff from his stall.
– He wants to appear in amateur gaming competitions. (WKorea)
His Chinese name is ‘Bian Buo Xian’.
– He tweets about his skincare routine on Twitter with his fans occasionally.
– Baekhyun once called out the phone number of a sasaeng fan on Instagram Live because they kept calling him in between his live.
– He gave his fans the nickname ‘Eris’.
– He likes to bite Sehun because he smells nice.
He likes women with full of charms.
– According to him, phones are the most praiseworthy invention. (Lucky One Interview)
– His role model is ‘Rain’.
His eye makeup and eyeliner eyes are very famous.
– He occasionally comes and replies to fans’ tweets and sometimes even holds twitter space to directly talk with his fans.
Once one of the boys in school got bullied and bullies took his shoes Baekhyun gave him his own shoes to the boy and ran after the bullies without shoes on.
– He used to get gifts and chocolate on Valentine’s day in high school.
He is the first soloist to become a million-seller after 19 years.
– Sometimes when he doesn’t feel good, he takes a cold shower while listening to the theme song of League Of Legends. (iHeartRadio)
– He enlisted in the military from May 6th, 2021 to February 5th, 2023.
– His lip and thumb moles are famous among his fans and they call his moles ‘Choco Chip’.
– He had a really short training period due to which he practiced alone till midnight and used to cry alot while practicing.
– His favorite b-side track from EXO’s album is ‘El Dorado’.
– He prefers dimmed lights because If the lights in the studio are really bright, he finds it hard to concentrate on recording.
– He’d eat a pizza every single day for a week if he had to.
– He is the most self-assured when singing and playing games.
– ‘Genius Idol’ is a nickname that Baekhyun loves the most. 

Career:

– He was selected by SM staff on the street when one of the casting directors saw him practicing on his Seoul Institute of the Arts audition day.
– He joined SM Entertainment in 2011.
– He has around 11 months of training only.
– He was seen in the ‘Twinkle’ MV of SNSD’s subunit TTS.
– He appeared as the 10th Prince ‘Wang Eun’ alongside IU and Lee Joon Ki in the drama Scarlet Heart: Ryeo.
– He launched his own clothing brand on July 1st, 2018 named “Privé by BBH”.
– In 2016, he became a member of EXO-CBX with Xiumin and Chen and released their debut EP ‘Hey Mama!”.
– He started vlogging on YouTube on May 16th, 2019.
– He is the lead vocalist in EXO.
– In 2016, he collaborated with Suzy of ‘Miss A’ for ‘Dream’ which was a hit.
– He debuted solo with his first album EP ‘City Lights’ in 2019 which became the best-selling album in South Korea.
– He became the leader of the supergroup ‘SuperM’ under SM Entertainment in 2019.
– In 2020, he collaborated with Bolbbalgan4 on her single ‘Leo’.
– He held his first solo concert ‘Baekhyun: Light’ in digital format because of COVID.
– On August 7th, 2023, it was disclosed that he launched his own company “One Signature” which he started with his choreographer friend “Kasper”. This company aims to produce dancers and choreographers.
– On October 17th, 2023, it was announced that he became a part of the League of Legends boy group “HEARTSTEEL“. He gave his voice to the character of “Ezrael” as the main vocalist.
– On January 3rd, 2024, it was revealed that Baekhyun established his own company “I&B100”. Fellow members Chen and Xiumin will also be promoting their solo activities through his agency.

Achievements:

– In 2021, he released his third album EP ‘Bambi’ which made him the only soloist with most pre-ordered album in South Korea.
He sang the Korean National Anthem at the age of 21 in an Inter-National Match.
– In 2018, he sang Korean National Anthem at the opening ceremony of International Olympic Committee.
– He release his second album EP ‘Delight’ in 2020 which amassed 732,000 pre orders and sold a million copies.
– In 2017, he collborated with Soyou of ‘SISTAR’ for ‘Rain’ which got an ‘all-kill’ on charts.

Likes & Dislikes

– He really likes to play League of Legends and PUBG.
He doesn’t like cold.
His really like grey, black and white colors.
– He personally likes “Love Me Right” from EXO’s album. 
His favorite music genre is Rock & Ballad, Pop, and Punk Rock.
He doesn’t like makeup on and immediately removes it after the performance.
He really likes to be at home and play video games.
His favorite movie is John Wick. (Baekhyun Twitter)
– He likes the Sci-fi genre.
– His favorite movie series is ‘John Wick’ because he finds action movies to be very cool. (VLive)
– He likes beaches.
– When he is overjoyed, he either likes to hug other members or tease Suho.
– His most loved toy when he was young was a transformer robot.
– He likes dogs and elephants.
– Red is his preferred color. 

Food Preferences

He really likes Instant food.
He hates cucumbers.
– He really likes to eat Pizza and Strawberries.
– He can’t eat spicy food.
– He prefers hard-boiled eggs because he doesn’t like eating yolks and can easily separate them when it’s a hard-boiled egg.
– He prefers chicken over pork and beef.
– He liked the jewel candy called ‘Ring pop’ as a child.
– He likes sour candies in general and is fond of sour gummies.
– He doesn’t like bell peppers.
– Pork belly is one of his favorite things to eat. He likes it even more than beef.
The strawberry milk flavor is his favorite. However, he likes chocolate and banana flavors too.
– He likes spicy braised chicken. 

Abilities

– He has a black belt in Hapkido with 7 years of experience.
He hit the C6 in ‘All I Got’ (C6 is the highest note of a female soprano’s range that is really hard to run).
– He can play piano.
– His grasp of choreography is rapid.
– He can learn the choreography of a song in a day. (Star Show 360)
His arms and fingers are very flexible.
He can perform push-ups with only one hand. (Knowing Bros ep 85)
He doesn’t have a high alcohol tolerance.

Personality & Habits

– He is kind of a social butterfly and tends to get rid of awkward atmosphere by joking around.
He has a habit of yelping like a dog 40 times before falling asleep. (EXO-K High Cut Interview)
– He loves to imitate and tease others.
He is most funniest and humorous in EXO.
– He uses the word ‘wow’ the most.

Nicknames

– He was called ‘Charismatic Byun’ in high school.
His most popular nickname is ‘Bacon’.
– Baekhyun is famously known as ‘Genius Idol’ and appears on Google search for the keyword “Genius Idol” both in English and in Korean.

Contract Dispute

– On June 1st, 2023, Baekhyun along with Xiumin and Chen announced to end of their contracts with SM Entertainment due to overdue payments and absurd deals. However, on June 19th, SM announced that they had resolved their dispute and members had decided to stay with the company.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Bambi”, “Cry For Love” and “Candy”.
– He also participated in the OST “My Love” for the drama Dr. Romantic Season 2.

Awards

– He has won several awards including the Popularity Award, Digital Bonsang for his song ‘Dream’, the Best Male Artist award, and the Artist of the Year award for his ‘Delight’ album.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: baekhyunee_EXO
Youtube: Baekhyun
Twitter: b_hundred_hyun
Weibo: baekhyunee7

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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