A Beginners’ Guide To EXO: From The Boys, The Hits, And Their Accomplishments

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EXO is heading back to Manila this month! Here are some fast facts about the group that you need to know.

EXO is coming back to Manila, and fans across the country could not be more excited! The kings of K-Pop are bringing EXO PLANET #5 – EXplOration to Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena on August 24, 2019.

If you’re a K-pop fan who wants to find out about this talented group, here is everything you need to know about EXO.

The boys

EXO is comprised of nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai and Sehun. People might know them from when they were split between EXO-K and EXO-M for promotion, as they promoted their music in Korean and Mandarin.

Now, the group is split between much smaller subgroups: EXO-CBX, which is comprised of members Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin. Recently, the group also introduced their first duo sub-unit EXO-SC, comprised of Sehun and Chanyeol.

The hits

Throughout the course of their career, EXO has produced a massive number of hits. “Growl” marked the breakthrough of the group into the mainstream, a pop hit that would become a staple of every budding K-Pop fan’s playlist.

“Call Me Baby”, meanwhile, showcased their versatile sound: this track is perfect for dance parties and for people who prefer music for easy listening.

“Ko Ko Bop” showcases a never-before-seen side to the group, as it incorporates elements of reggae and electronic; with perfectly blended drum beats and bass lines.

Their accomplishments

EXO did not become the “Kings of K-Pop” for nothing, after all. In 2012, the group bagged the Best New Artist awards from the Mnet Asian Music Awards and the Seoul Music Awards.

Additionally, the group also earned over twenty Daesangs–to the point where they were even recognized by the Guinness World Records.

Forbes also credited the group as being the most powerful celebrities in South Korea in 2015 and 2016, and Billboard recently nominated the group for the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards.

READ: 9 Milestones That Prove EXO And EXO-L Got The Power Every Time


Witness EXO dominate the stage and perform their smash hits at the EXO PLANET #5 – EXplOration, happening in Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena on August 24, 2019.

If you are an EXO-L who is looking to score tickets to their concert, K-mmunity PH has your back! Simply join the K-mmunity PH Facebook group to get details on the Globe Exclusive Pre-Sale and Ultimate Stan Experience, while being the first to know about upcoming K-Pop events and interacting with fellow K-Pop fans.

EXO PLANET #5: EXplOration in Manila is brought to fans by PULP Live World, SM Entertainment, Dream Maker, Globe, Mall of Asia Arena and SM Tickets

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