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Background information
Birth nameKim Min-seok
Also known asXiumin
Born (1990-03-26) March 26, 1990 (age 31)
OriginGuri, Gyeonggi, South Korea
GenresK-pop, R&B, dance
Occupation(s)Singer, dancer, model, actor
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsS.M. Entertainment
Associated actsExo
SM Town
WebsiteOfficial website
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Min-seok
McCune–ReischauerKim Min-sŏk

Kim Min-seok (born March 26, 1990) known by his artistic name Xiumin is a singer, dancer, model and actor South Korean. He is a member of the boy band EXO.

Early years[change | change source]

Xiumin was born in Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea on March 26, 1990. He was a student of the Catholic Kwandong University where he attended a seminar and gave a presentation to students of applied music.[1] Xiumin attended at the same school in where studying Dongwoo of INFINITE.

Xiumin is trained in martial arts and is competent in Kendo, Wushu, Taekwondo and fencing.[2]

Career[change | change source]

EXO[change | change source]

In 2008, at the age of 18, he joined S.M. Entertainment after winning second place in S.M. Everysing Contest. Xiumin was the seventh member to be revealed as a member of the EXO group after making a teaser set with Kai on January 26, 2012.

Solo activities[change | change source]

In 2013, Xiumin appeared in the video for "Gone" by Lovelyz's Jin, with to the actress Kim Yoo-jung.[3]

In January 2015, the acted in the musical S.M. Entertainment School Oz acting the role of Aquila along with f(x)'s Luna, Shinee's Key, fellow Suho, TVXQ's Changmin and Red Velvet's Seulgi.[4]

In October, 2015, Xiumin was the main protagonist of the web-drama Falling for Challenge together with Kim So-eun. He released the You Are The One OST for the drama.[5]

Discography[change | change source]

Year Title Peak positions
Gaon Baidu
2015 "You Are The One" 62 2
2016 "Call You Bae" (Jimin featuring Xiumin) 5
"—" indicates that the released was not positioned in the list or was not released in the region.

Filmography[change | change source]

Movie[change | change source]

Year Title Rol Notes
2016 Kim Seon-dal Gyeon Support

Dramas[change | change source]

Year Title Rol Network Notes
2015 EXO Next Door Naver TV Cast Xiumin Recurrent
Falling For Challenge Na Do Jun Main

Appareances in musical videos[change | change source]

Year Artist Title Notes
2013 JIN (Lovelyz) "Gone"
2014 Lim Chang Jung "A Glass Of Soju" EXO 90:2014 MV Remake
2015 He "You Are The One" Falling for Challenge OST

Musicals[change | change source]

Year Title Rol Notes
2015 School OZ Aquila Musical hologram by S.M. Entertainment

References[change | change source]

  1. "Xiumin has been attending Kwandong Catholic University secretly". EXO-L. Archived from the original on June 13, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "11 Surprising Facts About EXO's Cutie Xiumin". Koreaboo. Retrieved December 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "JIN releases 'Gone' MV feat. EXO's Xiumin & Kim Yoo Jung". Allkpop. Retrieved December 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "SM Entertainment to launch first hologram musical 'School OZ' starring Changmin, Key, Suho, Xiumin, Luna, and Seulgi". Allkpop. Retrieved January 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "지난해 최고 인기 웹드는 '도전에 반하다'<컨스TV>". 연합뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved January 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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