Baekhyun in July 2019
May 6, 1992
|Education||Kyung Hee Cyber University|
|Revised Romanization||Byeon Baek-hyeon|
Byun Baek-hyun (born May 6, 1992), better known mononymously as Baekhyun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo, its sub-group Exo-K, its sub-unit Exo-CBX, and South Korean supergroup SuperM. He debuted as a soloist in July 2019 with the release of his debut EP, City Lights.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Fashion
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Discography
- 6 Filmography
- 7 Theatre
- 8 Songwriting
- 9 Awards and nominations
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Baekhyun was born on May 6, 1992 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He has a brother named Byun Baek-beom who is seven years older than him. Baekhyun began training to be a singer when he was 11 years old, influenced by South Korean singer Rain. He attended Jungwon High School in Bucheon, where he was the lead singer in a band called Honsusangtae (lit. "coma") and won a local music festival. He received piano lessons from Kim Hyun-woo, member of South Korean rock band DickPunks. In addition to musical activities, Baekhyun trained as a martial artist in his youth and has a dan 3 black belt in Hapkido.
Baekhyun was spotted by an SM Entertainment agent while he was studying for the entrance exams to the Seoul Institute of the Arts. He later joined SM Entertainment in 2011 through the S.M. Casting System.
2012–15: Debut and career beginnings
Baekhyun was officially revealed to be Exo's ninth member on January 30, 2012 as a main vocalist of Exo. The group officially debuted in April 2012 and has since gained significant popularity and commercial success.
In February 2014, Baekhyun and fellow Exo member Suho became regular hosts for the SBS music television show Inkigayo. They left the position in November 2014 to focus on Exo's upcoming comeback. In July 2014, Baekhyun made his musical theatre debut, playing the main role of Don Lockwood in the South Korean production of the musical Singin' in the Rain by SM C&C .
In April 2015, Baekhyun released his first solo song since debut titled "Beautiful" as the soundtrack for Exo's web-drama Exo Next Door. The song became the first soundtrack single from a web drama to top digital charts. In May 2015, Baekhyun was announced to be starring in action film Dokgo alongside actor Yeo Jin-goo. However, production of the film was announced to have been cancelled in January 2016. In December 2015, Baekhyun paid tribute to the late South Korean singer Kim Hyun-sik by performing his song "Like Rain Like Music" at SBS' year-end music program Gayo Daejeon. The studio recording of his rendition was later released digitally.
2016–2018: Acting roles and Exo-CBX
In January 2016, Baekhyun and Miss A member Suzy released a duet titled "Dream". The song quickly reached the top on online real-time music charts and later debuted at number one on Gaon's weekly digital chart. "Dream" also won first place five times in total on music television programs Music Bank and Inkigayo. In April 2016, Baekhyun received a YinYueTai V-Chart Award for Most Popular Singer in South Korea. In May 2016, Baekhyun and South Korean singer K.Will released a folk-ballad duet titled "The Day" as part of SM Entertainment's music project SM Station.
In August 2016, Baekhyun made his small screen debut in the SBS historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, a South Korean adaptation of the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin. For his performance in the drama he received a New Star Award at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards. He also collaborated with fellow Exo members Chen and Xiumin on an original soundtrack for the series titled "For You". In October 2016, together with Chen and Xiumin, Baekhyun became a member of Exo's first official sub unit Exo-CBX. Their debut extended play, Hey Mama!, was released on October 31. In November 2016, Baekhyun began participating in SM Entertainment's League of Legends tournament "2016 S.M. Super Celeb League", where he and labelmate Heechul played the game with both professional players and fans from South Korea and China.
In February 2017, Baekhyun and Sistar member Soyou released a duet titled "Rain". The song reached number one on every South Korean online music chart, an achievement known as "all-kill", making him the first SM Entertainment artist to achieve "all-kill" in both 2016 and 2017 with "Dream" and "Rain" respectively. In April 2017, Baekhyun released a single titled "Take You Home" for the second season of the Station project. The song peaked at number 12 on the Gaon Digital Chart. In August, 2018, Baekhyun and rapper Loco releases a collaboration track titled "Young" for the Station project.
2019–present: Solo debut and SuperM
On June 10, 2019, it was announced that Baekhyun will debut as a solo artist in July 2019, becoming the third soloist among Exo members. It was later revealed that he would debut with the mini-album titled City Lights, which was released on July 10.
On August 7, 2019, Baekhyun was confirmed as a member of SuperM, a "K-pop supergroup" created by SM Entertainment in collaboration with Capitol Records. The group's promotions are scheduled to begin in October and are aimed at the American market. SuperM debuted with the group’s self-titled debut EP on October 4, 2019.
In May 2018, Vogue magazine revealed that Baekhyun collaborated with Privé, and would be launching his own brand, "Privé by BBH", a street-wear brand, on July 1. Baekhyun is now the co-creative director of the brand.
- City Lights (2019)
|To the Beautiful You||2012||SBS||Himself||Cameo; episode 2|
|Exo Next Door||2015||Naver TV Cast||Baekhyun||Main role|
|Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo||2016||SBS||Wang Eun||Supporting role|
|Master Key||2017||SBS||Recurring cast|
|Five Cranky Brothers||2019||JTBC||Main Cast (Pilot)|
|"Dear My Family" (as part of SM Town)||2012|||
|"Dream" (with Suzy)||2016|||
|"The Day" (with K.Will)|||
|"Take You Home"||2017|||
|"Dear My Family (Live Concert Ver.)" (as part of SM Town)|||
|"Young" (with Loco)||2018|||
|"Dance with D.O.C" (remake; DJ DOC)||2014|||
|"Sound of Your Heart" (SM Town and Steve Barakatt)||2016|||
|Singin' in the Rain||2014||Don Lockwood||Main role|
|2013||"Lucky"||XOXO||(with Chanyeol, Kim Eana)|
|2017||"Ko Ko Bop"||The War||(with Chanyeol, Chen, JQ, Hyun Ji-won)|
Awards and nominations
|2016||4th YinYueTai V-Chart Awards||Most Popular Singer (South Korea)||N/A||Won|
|1st Asia Artist Awards||Popularity Award (Actor)||Won|
|Best Rookie Award||Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo||Won|
|8th Melon Music Awards||Best R&B/Soul with Suzy||Won|
|Song of the Year with Suzy||Nominated|
|18th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Collaboration with Suzy||Won|
|HotelsCombined – Song of the Year with Suzy||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Won|
|2017||31st Golden Disk Awards||Digital Bonsang with Suzy||Won|
|Asian Choice Popularity Award with Suzy||Won|
|6th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards||Artist of the Year (Digital) – January with Suzy||Nominated|
|53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actor (TV)||Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo||Nominated|
|19th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Collaboration with Soyou||Nominated|
|Qoo10 Song of the Year with Soyou||Nominated|
|2018||2017 Fandom School Awards||Individual Popularity Award||N/A||Won |
|BreakTudo Awards||K-pop Male Artist||Nominated|
|2018 Melon Music Awards||Hot Trend Award with Loco||Nominated|
|2019||34th Golden Disk Awards||Disc Bonsang||Pending|
|21st Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Male Artist||Won|
|29th Seoul Music Awards||Popularity Award||Pending|
|Hallyu Special Award||Pending|
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