Kim Min-seok (born Korean: 시우민; pronounced [ɕʰi.u.min]), is a South Korean singer and actor. He is best known as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo, its sub-group Exo-M and its sub-unit Exo-CBX.March 26, 1990), better known by his stage name Xiumin (
Xiumin at the Nature Republic fan meeting, February 2018
March 26, 1990
|Education||Catholic Kwandong University|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Min-seok|
Life and careerEdit
1990–2013: Early life and career beginningsEdit
Xiumin was born in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, on March 26, 1990. He was a student at Catholic Kwandong University where he attended a seminar and gave a presentation for students in Applied Music. Xiumin learned martial arts and has a black belt in Kendo and Taekwondo. He also trained in Wushu and Fencing. Xiumin is also known as an avid fan of football, and is an honorary ambassador of the Korea Football Association.
Before Xiumin's participation in SM's Everysing Contest, he had auditioned for JYP in 2008 but was rejected. In 2008, Xiumin won second place in the SM Everysing Contest. He later became a trainee through SM Entertainment's Casting System in the same year.
Xiumin was revealed as the seventh member of South Korean-Chinese boy group Exo in January 2012. The group debuted on April 8, 2012. In 2013, Xiumin made a guest appearance alongside actress Kim Yoo-jung in the music video for the song "Gone" by South Korean singer Jin, now a member of Lovelyz.
2015–present: Acting roles and Exo-CBXEdit
In January 2015, Xiumin made his musical theatre debut, playing the character of Aquila in the SM Entertainment musical School OZ alongside labelmates Changmin, Key, Luna, Suho and Seulgi. In October 2015, Xiumin played the leading role opposite actress Kim So-eun in the web drama Falling for Challenge. He also released his first solo song since debut titled "You Are the One" as a soundtrack of the web drama. Falling for Challenge was the most watched web drama in South Korea in 2015, reaching 20 million views just after 17 days.
In February 2016, Xiumin was featured in AOA member Jimin's solo single "Call You Bae", and appeared in its music video. In July 2016, he made his big screen debut alongside Yoo Seung-ho in the South Korean film Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River. In August 2016, he collaborated with fellow Exo members Chen, and Baekhyun on an original soundtrack titled "For You" for the television series Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. In October 2016, together with Chen and Baekhyun, Xiumin became a member of Exo's first official sub unit Exo-CBX. The group made their debut with the extended play Hey Mama! on October 31.
In July 2017, Xiumin collaborated with NCT member Mark on a single titled "Young & Free" for S.M. Entertainment's digital music project Station. In August, he became a regular cast member on the MBC reality TV show It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets.
Xiumin enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 7, 2019, serving active duty. He performed his final concerts before his enlistment with Exo-CBX's Magical Circus - Special Edition concert in Japan, and his solo fan meeting concert, Xiuweet Time, at Jamsil Arena on May 4. Following his enlistment, he released his debut solo single, "You", which is part of SM Station, on May 9. In August 2019, it was reported that Xiumin would be starring in an army musical titled "Return: The Promise of That Day" together with Shinee member Onew and Yoon Ji-sung, which ran from October 22 to December 1 at the Olympic Park’s Woori Art Hall in Seoul. Xiumin took his final military leave in November 2020, and did not return to the army due to the military's policy on COVID-19; he was discharged on December 6.
|As lead artist|
|"Breakin' Machine"||2014||—||N/A||—||N/A||Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet|
|"Beyond"||2019||—||—||—||Exo Planet 4 - The Elyxion (dot)|
|"You" (이유)||68||65||—||Non-album single|
|As featured artist|
|"Call You Bae"
(Jimin featuring Xiumin)
|"Young & Free"
|"You Are the One"||2015||62||N/A||—||
||Falling for Challenge OST|
(with Baekhyun and Chen)
||Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo OST|
|"To My One And Only You" (나의 유일한 너에게)||2021||81||TBA||N/A||Mr. Queen OST|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
K-pop Hot 100 was introduced in August 2011, discontinued in July 2014 and was re-established on December 30, 2017.
|Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River||2016||Gyeon||Supporting role|
|Exo Next Door||2015||Xiumin||Web drama; minor role|
|Falling for Challenge||Na Do-jeon||Web drama; lead role|
|Korea From Above||2017||
|Narration with Suho|
|Travel without Manager||2016||Cookat TV||Main cast||Episodes 1–8|||
|It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets||2017–2018||MBC||Main cast||Ep. 1–3 (Season 1)
Ep. 6–7 (Season 2)
|"You Are The One"||2015|
|"Call You Bae" (Jimin feat. Xiumin)||2016|
|"Young & Free" (with Mark (NCT))||2017|
|"Beyond" (with Beatburger Project)||2018|
|School OZ||2015||Aquila||Holographic musical; supporting role|
|Return: The Promise of That Day||2019||Kim Seung-ho||Army musical|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2015||4th APAN Star Awards||Award for SNS Web Drama||Falling for Challenge||Won|||
|2017||Click! StarWars Awards||Most Popular Singer||N/A||Won|
- Lee Soo-ah (March 26, 2014). "시우민 생일, 엑소팬 기부 '봇물'…특별한 선물". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved July 4, 2016.
- "New Exo Member Xiu Min Revealed". enewsWorld. January 25, 2012.
- "What if idols were soccer players?". The Korea Herald. June 16, 2014.
- "Exo′s Xiu Min and Kai Become Honorary Members of KFA". enewsWorld. December 11, 2014.
- "Exo's Xiumin and Kim Yoo Jung Mingle in Jin's 'Gone' MV Making Teaser". enewsWorld. November 5, 2012.
- "TVXQ, SHINee, Exo, f(x) to star in hologram musical 'School OZ'". Kpop Herald. January 8, 2015.
- "Exo's Xiumin, Kim So-eun cast as leads in Web series". Kpop Herald. October 2, 2015.
- "Exo′s Xiu Min Sings OST for ′Falling for Challenge′". enewsWorld. October 29, 2015.
- "지난해 최고 인기 웹드는 '도전에 반하다'". Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved January 10, 2016.
- "AOA's Jimin to release single with Exo's Xiumin". The Korea Herald. February 8, 2016.
- "Xiumin to make big screen debut". Kpop Herald. May 19, 2015.
- "Exo members to sing drama's sound track". Kpop Herald. August 10, 2016.
- "Exo announces first subunit". Kpop Herald. October 24, 2016.
- SMTOWN_EN. "[Vyrl] SMTOWN_EN : #Exo's first unit #Exo-CBX 1st mini album 'Hey Mama!' drops Oct 31, 0A". Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- "엑소 시우민·NCT 마크, 'SM스테이션'으로 스페셜 듀오 결성" (in Korean). Retrieved June 29, 2017.
- Kim So-yeon (August 15, 2017). "Homebodies Xiumin, Kang Daniel, Yong Jun-hyung go on vacation". The Korea Herald. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
- "엑소 시우민, 5월7일 현역 입대…"입대 장소·시간 비공개"[공식입장]". Sports Dong-A. April 9, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
- "엑소 시우민 '5-10분 남겨둔 채 훈련소로 향하는 시우민이 탄 차량'[포토엔HD]". Newsen (in Korean). May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
- Ng, Karen Jane (April 30, 2019). "Exo's Xiumin Performs Last Show Before Military Enlistment". Myx Philippines. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
- "엑소 시우민, 입대 앞두고 팬미팅 대성황..전석 매진→신곡 공개→엑소 의리[공식]" [EXO Xiumin's Successful Fan Meeting Prior to Enlistment; Sold Out Seats, New Song Release, Exo Loyalty]. Naver (in Korean). Retrieved May 6, 2019.
- "샤이니 온유-엑소 시우민, 육군 뮤지컬 '귀환: 그날의 약속' 출연". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved August 26, 2019.
- Choi, Heejae (November 23, 2020). "엑소 시우민, 말년 휴가 중 12월 6일 미복귀 전역..코로나19 여파 [공식입장]" [EXO's Xiumin is on final holiday due to COVID-19 protocols; will return on December 6th]. XSports News (in Korean). Daum. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
- Charted songs on Billboard World Digital Song Sales:
- Charted songs on Gaon Digital Chart:
- Charted songs on Billboard Kpop Hot 100:
- "You". May 18, 2019.
- "2016 Yearly Gaon Download Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
- Cumulative sales for "Young & Free":
- "2015 Gaon Download Chart – Week 45". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
- Cumulative sales for "For You":
- "Gaon Download Chart – August, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
- "Gaon Download Chart – September, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
- "Gaon Download Chart – October, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
- "Gaon Download Chart – November, 2016". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
- "[V Report] Exo take to the road without a manager". Kpop Herld. September 3, 2016.
- "[공식] 시우민, '이불 밖은 위험해' 합류 확정". Naver (in Korean). My Daily. March 16, 2018.
- "엑소 디오X시우민, 뮤지컬 '귀환' 재연 출연 확정..6월 4일 개막 [공식]". May 13, 2020.
- "Kim Soo-hyun takes top APAN Star honors". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 30, 2015.
K-pop singer Xiumin, a member of Exo, also received the Web Drama award for his performance in the web drama series “Falling for Do-jeon.”
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