“With my nuna now.. at mnet엠넷트펍~ My birthday ended like this. I ate cake a lot;; There’re many presents too~ Today is a good day! Fans everyone.. thank you!! My parents~letter and my friends really really thanks.. I will work hard~ Go go go!”
Because 100 is just so overused. And 200 seem a little not enough. So, here are 300 facts about EXO. Some of which are popularly known and some are not. These are certified true unless the boys lied, the translations were wrong, or the sources made mistakes. But, of course, I’m only human and my brain sometimes might not serve me well so feel free to drop a message in my inbox (non-anon please) if you found anything questionable here. I’ll update this as I see fit.
Most of the Korean members can play the piano.
Suho’s family lives in Apgujeong which is a known place for its rich residents.
Kris’ favourite fruits are mango and kiwi.
In a radio program, Xiumin said that his younger sister really wanted to meet Jongdae (Chen) because she really likes him.
Lu Han means “deer of the dawn.”
In Beatles Code, Chen admitted that he had his first girlfriend during 6th grade in elementary and had his first kiss with her.
Baekhyun was practicing for his audition for Seoul Institute when he was spotted by a casting crew from SM.
Chanyeol’s noona is one of the broadcasters who reported about EXO’s album reaching 1,000,000 sales after 12 years.
Kai is the only member of EXO-K who properly went on an audition without being casted. The rest of the EXO-K members were all discovered by a casting crew.
Sehun had to be chased by the Casting noona when he suddenly ran away.
According to Suho and Chanyeol in a radio program, Chen and Baekhyun were the firsts in EXO to have their first kiss but the two denied it.
Guilty by the Dynamic Dou immediately went on number 1 in Melon music chart right after D.O., Chanyeol ,and Kris performed it on Sukira.
Baekhyun, Chen, and D.O. are the Gyeonggi-do line of EXO. Baekhyun is the Prince of Bucheon. Chen is the pride of Shiheung. And D.O. is the son of Ilsan.
In a magazine interview, Sehun said that he wanted to be on We Got Married, Baekhyun wanted to be on Real Men, D.O. on Law of the Jungle and Luhan on Running Man.
Chanyeol’s mother owns a restaurant called the Vivapolo where pictures of Chanyeol and his noona including those from their early years were displayed.
According to Baekhyun and Chen in a radio program, D.O. would be an obsessive boyfriend if he were to have a girlfriend.
Sehun and Tao hang out together the most on and off work according to Baekhyun.
According to D.O. in one of their appearances in Sukira, age doesn’t matter to him in dating even if the girl is as old as his mother.
According to the EXO members, Kai is that kind of chicken mania who would order chicken first thing he wakes up in the morning.
Almost every decision is settled with a game of Rock, Paper and Scissors among EXO.
Xiumin loves coffee that he wishes to get a barista license someday.
If he weren’t an artist, Suho would want to be a teacher.
During the 100 days teasers before EXO’s official debut, Baekhyun was referred by fans as a look-alike of Jino, one-fourth of the S.M. The Ballad Vol. 1.
Kris and Xiumin’s common favourite food is jeokbal.
An EXO Fan Coffee Truck exists where the menu are named after the EXO members such as D.O. Latte, Luhan Hazel Nut, Vanilla Umin, and others.
During trainee days, Sehun and Xiumin took the subway together to go home.
Luhan was discovered while shopping with friends in Myeongdong.
Lay can’t read a music sheet. He plays the piano through familiarizing the melody of a piece.
Baekhyun can’t eat cucumber that his mother offered him 5,000 won (approximately $5) if he eats it. But still, he can’t.
Lay learned to play the piano on his own.
According to Baekhyun in a radio show, Suho is a couch potato who always monitors the other members on their individual or unit appearances in shows when he has his free time.
D.O.’s ideal type of girl is someone who is beautiful when she smiles. He adds that it doesn’t have to do with eye smiles, just someone who radiates when smiling. P.S. Kyungsoo-yah, geu-geon na-yah. Haha… pardon the delusion
Baekhyun hates wearing the in-ear tape.
Luhan uses his picture as wallpaper to his phone.
When one texter in Yoo In Na’s Volume Up asked if there is a member in EXO that overacts to show off during performances and stages, Baekhyun answered that there’s no one and that they shine even if they’re doing nothing.
In Bum Key’s Youngstreet Radio, Baekhyun admitted he wants that pre-debut video of him dancing the famous “light speed dance” to be deleted.
In a radio program, Chanyeol said that even them (EXO) get amazed at how all of the EXO members are good looking.
Usually, when preparing for a comeback, EXO would practice for 8 hours as a group and 4 hours individually.
According to Kai, when Baekhyun joined the group, he was shocked that only after a night, he [Baekhyun] and Chanyeol became close.
According to Kris, Baekhyun was the most excited when they learned that they will be working with SNSD’s Taeyeon for Nature Republic. P.S. We don’t doubt this.
The arrangement of the EXO members for the ‘Tree’ choreography is based on their parts in the performance.
On Idol Chart Show, Song Dong Won said that he never thought that an EXO member would be included in the ‘Introducing Ugly Friends’ survey where Luhan placed 9th because of his bizarre facial expressions.
Kai was mentioned in the ‘thanks to’ section of the SHINee members in their debut album “The SHINee World.”
To Luhan, Chen had the bad first impression to him because Chen barely spoke when he first got into the group.
In Shindong’s Shim Shim Ta Pa, D.O. said that he isn’t one of the top 3 most innocent EXO members because he already knows what he has to know.
The pre-debut Kris appeared in a VCR for Girls’ Generation’s Concert Tour
The pre-debut Chanyeol, Kai, and Suho appeared in DBSK’s HaHaHa Song music video.
Xiumin is considered as the strongest member of EXO.
Baekhyun knows Hapkido and his level is of someone whocan teach it.
Chanyeol says that Baekhyun yelps 40 times like a dog before sleeping.
Baekhyun: Chanyeol’s breathing is way too loud! And on top of that, he does this loud sniffling thing before he falls asleep. I just can’t fall asleep with all that noise.
Chanyeol was part of a band for a yearduring his school days.
Kai is in 12 of the 23 teasers of EXO.
Hyunwoo, the male pianist in Beatles’ Code was Baekhyun’s piano teacher. He said he didn’t expect Baekhyun to be successful during that time he was teaching him because he was so mischievous that he wondered, “what does he plan on becoming when he grows up?”
Lay likes to eat snacks.
The only thing that Suho can cook well is instant ramyun.
D.O.’s eyesight is not good. He has astigmatism. Thus, he wears contact lenses.
According to the EXO members in EXO’s First Box DVD, Tao is the biggest eater.
Kris calls Chen as “Chen Chen.”
D.O.’s favourite song off the XOXO album is My Lady.
EXO’s 2nd mini album, Overdose, broke records. It is the most pre-ordered mini album with over 650, 000 pre-orders.
Luhan is good at solving the Rubik’s cube. He can do it in 1 minute.
Chen’s ideal girl is the noona-type who will take good care of him.
In Beatles Code, it was revealed that Miryo of Brown Eyed Girls is a big fan of EXO. According to Ga In, she praises EXO a lot. While according to Jea, instead of BEG, Miryo promotes EXO more when they were in radio programs.
Xiumin and D.O. are the neat-freaks of EXO.
A female voice saying “thank you everyone” in Chinese which is not part of the recording is heard between 4:16 – 4:18 in the MAMA music video.
Chen said that if he has to share a bed with any of the EXO member, it would be Sehun because they have never become a roommate. Whereas, if there is anyone he doesn’t want to share a bed with, it would be Baekhyun.
In EXO’s Showtime episode 5, Tao said that he would only take selcas if he has make-up on.
Sehun really likes Bubble Tea especially the chocolate flavoured.
Chanyeol and Sehun entered SM on the same year (2008).
Xiumin beat 2AM’s Changmin in an arm wrestle.
Chanyeol’s noona’s name is Park Yura.
In Weekly Idol, D.O.’s rankings of the most handsome face in EXO are 1: Suho, 2: Luhan, 3: Sehun, 4: D.O., 5: Kai, 6: Kris, 7: Chanyeol, 8: Tao, 9: Lay, 10: Xiumin, 11: Chen, and 12: Baekhyun.
Tao is scared of ghosts and cockroaches.
Suho’s favourite book is The Little Prince
Lay is from Changsha, Luhan is from Beijing and Tao is from Qingdao.
According to Suho, they almost had to wear wigs for their 1st concert but the idea was later banished.
According to EXO-K members except Chanyeol, the member who has not changed in 3 years since their debut is D.O.
Xiumin is the only EXO member who doesn’t have double eyelids.
Tao’s favourite record off the XOXO album is Don’t Go.
In EXO’s Hello! Greetings In Japan, Baekhyun misunderstood the question about what is his ideal type and answered “Chen.” He thought he was asked on who should answer next.
Chanyeol can play the guitar, bass, piano, drums, djembe and some other instruments.
Luhan gave the nickname Baozi to Xiumin.
On his birthday (May 6, 2014), fans gave a forest to Baekhyun and named it after him.
In one of their appearances in Sukira, Suho admitted that he is an atheist.
There was a time during EXO’s pre-debut when Kai was scared of D.O. that one time when Suho told them that he invited D.O. to eat with them, he told Suho that he doesn’t like that hyung.
All of the EXO members like to eat Hanwoo or the Korean Beef.
The internet open is an advanced registration system of words where collections of EXO’s neologisms are entered. Suho’s is ttuiswi ttuswi; Sehun’s are goreoji, goreoji, ohorat, and yehet; Baekhyun’s are pungdongseu and kkaepsong; and Xiumin’s is ungya, ungya which was formed with the help of Kris.
Sehun was eating tteokboki when he was spotted by an SM staff during his middle school.
D.O. knows jujitsu, a judo move.
EXO broke records in Weekly Idol’s Idol Call Centre.2000 messages both locally and internationally were sent by fans for a period of 1 week.
In a competition in his school festival when Chanyeol was in middle school, he answered, “I want to marry the man who has the same face as me” to the question of what would he do if he were a female.
Overdose has 8 different choreographies: EXO Korean MV version, EXO Chinese MV version, EXO Korean Stage version, EXO Chinese Stage version, EXO-K MV version, EXO-K Stage version, EXO-M MV version, and EXO-M Stage version.
EXO’s The Lost Planet In Seoul was sold out within 1.47 seconds.
Apparently, it was revealed in SBS Roommate that Chanyeol didn’t have a proper training on playing the piano. Like Lay, he only listens to the sound to play it on the piano.
Sehun is close with Super Junior’s Lee Donghae.
In a voting process with the EXO members and some of their staff in Happy Camp, Tao won as the King of childishness among EXO
D.O. is close with Super Junior’s Ryeowook.
Baekhyun and Chen were the latest members to join the group. They recorded the fastest trainee to debut in the history of SM according to a magazine interview.
Baekhyun and Chen know each other before they joined EXO because they went to the same SM audition.
During the MAMA era, many thought that Chen is Chinese.
Lay doesn’t like his neck to be blown.
EXO’s 1st appearance in Weekly Idol has more viewers than SHINee’s and Super Junior’s.
According to Suho, fans call Sehun, Chanyeol, Chen and him as the people who cause natural disaster because of their power concept. Monsoon rain is by Suho, typhoon is by Sehun, heat wave is by Chanyeol and of course, thunderstorm is by Chen.
Chen doesn’t like eating Chinese fermented tofu.
Outlab Pop-Up Store collaborated with EXO to create the BWCW (Boy Who Cried Wolf) clothing brand. More than 40,000 visitors and fans have blogged about their experience in visiting the BWCW store in Garosugil, Gangnam. P.S. This was on the news last year so I guess it has now reached 50,000 or something
Kris’ original dream as a kid was to be a basketball player.
Lay can play the guitar and the piano.
Luhan is a fan of H.O.T. and DBSK.
Tao has gained the nickname Peacock Oppa from their first visit in Happy Camp as EXO-M.
In Happy Camp, Suho was voted by the rest of the EXO members and some of their staff as the most coward.
Kai doesn’t like wearing socks.
The Korean version MV of Overdose reached 1 million views on Youtube only an hour after its release.
In the course of the three days concert of EXO in Seoul, EXO has performed in front of 42,000 fans.
According to Mnet’s XOXO EXO, Tao has the ability to find the camera like a ghost.
Lay is known to be well-mannered because he always greets anyone and the camera with a bow even if it’s 50 meters away. He is called the “folder-dol” which is short for Folder Idol because he always bendshis back to bow to everyone.
In Mnet’s XOXO EXO, it was mentioned that Growl has reached 6 billion views on a portal site in China.
Chen really likes clutch bags.
D.O. was casted in the movie Cart and in the drama It’s Okay, It’s Love.
Luhan on the other hand was casted in the Chinese version of Miss Granny as the granny’s grandson.
The EXO boys played as cameos in the Korean version of Hana Kimi, To the Beautiful You.They’re even included in the posters of the drama.
Suho made a cameo in SNSD’s Yoona’s drama, The Prime Minister and I as the church oppa.
EXO’s Overdose Comeback Showcase was attended by 8,000 fans.
Xiumin starred in Jin’s Gone MV with Kim Yoo Jung.
Chanyeol on the other hand starred in K.will’s You Don’t Know Love.
The pre-debut Chanyeol also starred in Girls’ Generation’s Genie’s Japanese version MV.
D.O. featured in f(x)’s Goodbye Summer, a song part of f(x)’s Pink Tape album which was composed by Amber and produced by Noise Bank, Henry’s music team.
The EXO members personally went to the BWCW store before it opened to add their own touch to the decoration of the store.
As a child, Kris hated taking pictures that’s why he doesn’t have many childhood photos.
EXO is known as the general trend setter idols in Korea.
The one-shot video style of Growl was taken 16 times for 4 hours.
Suho stepped on Sehun’s foot in 2:49 of the Mandarin MV version of Growl.
Kai’s cap falling off during 2:14 – 2:16 of the Korean MV version of Growl was a real mistake.
For Growl, EXO practiced for 3 to 4 months every day to master its choreography as mentioned by Chanyeol in Roommate Episode 6.
As a child, Kai was often mistaken as a girl because his hair was long and his mother would perm it.
Tao sleep talks in Korean. According to Baekhyun, his frequent line is “Don’t,”andwaeyo.
According to Tao, the two reasons he doesn’t shower alone are 1) to save time since there are many of them and 2) when it’s late, he gets scared.
In The Music, Baekhyun said that his confident with his hip bone because it is quite big and fits well with his clothing.
Lay is famous for his Christina impersonation.P.S. Christina is a famous foreign food blogger based in Korea.
Luhan is one of the top 5 “male gods” [famous icons] of China.
Both Luhan and Sehun had a chance to do the couple dance in the middle of BoA’s Only One.
According to Chanyeol, the EXO member who is not suited for Laws of the Jungle is Suho while Baekhyun and D.O. are well-matched for the show. He said that Baekhyun could give laughs to the rest of the cast whereas D.O. can be a reliable teammate.
Luhan is good at sports. He plays basketball and soccer well.
According to Chen, the Chinese member who mostly helps him with his Chinese is Lay.
According to Suho, their family meeting is Sehun’s crying time.
Sehun prays for his hyungs before going to bed.
Chanyeol once saw D.O. crying while watching Prince of Tennis.
Because EXO went on a long break (1 year) before they came out with Wolf, there was a time in Korea that when you searched about EXO, EXO Comeback not happening come out in the search results.
Tao is a look-a-like of Kang Dong Won, a famous actor in Korea.
If Chen had the choice to select his stage name, he said it would be his initials, JD.
EXO’s room arrangement during the Wolf and Growl era: i) D.O., Luhan, and Sehun; ii) Chen, Kai, and Suho; iii) Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Tao, and Xiumin; iv) Lay and Kris stayed with the managers
According to Baekhyun, sometimes D.O. would be the mood maker.
Tao had been learning martial arts for 12 years.
EXO members ranking according to forehead measurement, from longest to shortest: 1) Xiumin – 7.6 cm, 2) Lay, 3) Kai, 4) Chen, 5) Suho, 6) Chanyeol, 7) D.O. – 5.3 cm, 8) Baekhyun, 9) Kris, 10) Tao, 11) Luhan – 4.8 cm, 12) Sehun – 4.6 cm
In a speed quiz, Suho answered Chanyeol as the EXO member who would immediately approach a girl as soon as he finds the girl that he likes.
According to Luhan, when Tao first met them, Tao called Xiumin “oppa.”Luhan: ‘Oppa, hello’ so Xiumin was shocked.
Baekhyun and Suho become close because of Bubble tea.
In a reading letter session in Sukira, Suho revealed that he had been harsh on Chanyeol before their debut.
On the same reading session mentioned in #158, Suho thanked Xiumin and Luhan for being the reliable members who listen to his doubts that he couldn’t express to the younger members.
“… let’s multiply the happiness by 12 and divide the sad moments by 12 and go forward well because we’re EXO…” – Suho
“Let’s work hard and this time let’s not regret and make our dreams come true” – Luhan
Tao can eat 2 boxes of pizza in the past.
Some of the lyrics of the songs in the XOXO album are written by the EXO members themselves. Baekhyun and Chanyeol wrote Lucky. D.O. and Kai did XOXO. Whereas the other members penned a stanza or two in the other songs too.
Chanyeol has the widest shoulders in EXO with 72.9 cm. Coming in second are Chen & Lay with 71.5 cm.
When they were still trainees, Kris bought Samgyetang for Suho a lot.
The billboard messages during EXO’s visit in Sukira during the Wolfpromotion reached over 100,000.
As soon as Growl was released, EXO immediately placed number 1 in music search charts. According to Chanyeol, it was past midnight at that time and they were shouting and excited of the news.
Check out the drama You’re the best Lee Soon Shin, according to Suho, they were shot for a brief moment and was shown in the 1st or 2nd episode of the drama. It was during the scene where Jo Jongsuk was watching SHINee’s rehearsal for Music Bank.
In one of their appearance in Yoo In Na’s Volume Up, it was mentioned that Baekhyun helped Tao scrub off dead skin when they went in a public bath before.
According to Baekhyun, Kai is a bit blunt.
When EXO wasn’t that busy, their family meeting was usually held every Saturday of the week. But now, they do it whenever they have a free time.
EXO’spopularity is often compared with H.O.T. and DBSK. P.S. Personally, I don’t think they should compare EXO with those groups since technically, H.O.T. and DBSK didn’t end up well. I mean, you know, they’ll be more than what those 2 groups have achieved. Haha…
When EXO-K appeared in Sukira, it was mentioned that when Baekhyun is really tired, he would make loud noises during his sleep that sometimes he would be awaken by his own sound.
Baekhyun and D.O. used to converse by impersonating Oh Kwon Rok’s voice during the MAMA era. P.S. Don’t ask me if they’re still at it because obviously I don’t know. LOL. Anyway, Oh Kwang Rok is that guy who played Seo In Guk’s foster father in the 2014 tvn drama, High School King.
Luhan has phobia of heights.
Kris is originally from Guangzhou, China but migrated to Canada when he was 10.
Baekhyun, Chanyeol and Chen are called the Beagle line because they’re always over-energetic, hyper, always all over the place and joking around most the time.
In a radio show, Chen picked Lay as the member he would want to date if he were a girl.
D.O. can imitate Xiumin’s way of talking.
During the filming of the MV for Miracles in December, it was revealed in a radio program that the hyungs were laughing in front of Sehun during the taping of his part to poke fun at him that’s why Sehunhad the most NGs at that time.
The first EXO member who farted while being with everyone else was Baekhyun. Sehun was the last for EXO-K and Lay for EXO-M.
Both Suho and Kris take a lot of medication (food supplements, vitamins, and the likes) to take care of their selves.
According to Baekhyun and Chen, D.O. nags about everything while Xiumin nags about cleanliness.
Kai sleeps a lot. He can sleep anywhere.
It was revealed in a radio program that D.O. walks around their dorm with his shirt on and his undergarment (it’s boxer shorts, I guess?) only. P.S. I’m not sure if I should be posting this one. There might be kids reading this. Well, fact is fact.
Baekhyun, Chen and D.O. admitted that there were a lot of occasions where the members would sleep topless because they’re all guys. P.S. I don’t know but this seems a bit sensual, right? Well, fact is fact if I want to complete this 300-thingy.
According to Baekhyun, Suho will bring up the past if he’s angry.
There’s actually a Kiss scene between Kai and the lead girl in the Wolf drama version MV. But obviously, it was not included in the final edit. It was only included in the teaser.
Most of Lay’s childhood years were spent with his grandparents. So he’s really close to them.
Baekhyun is also close to his grandmother.
Baekhyun’s grandmother lives in Gangwon-do, Yanggu and Lay is obsessed of wanting to go there.
Sehun had already visited Tao’s home in Qingdao. He had spent a short vacation there.
During his middle school days, Suho usually places 2nd or 3rd in class.
Chen has the nickname ‘funky, funky Chen’ because of his unique sense of rhythm.
Kai is a fan of the football team, Chelsea.
Suho’s hobby is playing golf. Suho: When I was in middle school, it piqued my interest when I was at the fitness center and I even learnt how to play it for 6 months but my skills still aren’t good enough.
According to Baekhyun in a magazine interview, Chanyeol and Chen are easier to control in their beagle line trio.
Baekhyun: I think D.O really like’s it when I call him ‘dyodoro’ from boxer Fedor. However when I call D.O like this [Dyodoro], the most important part is that I do it ‘as provokingly as I can!’ (laughter)
Chanyeol and Tao used to share a room in the past and according to Chanyeol, Tao does a one man show for fun.
Xiumin: He [Luhan] is really good at doing 3-pointer shots [in Basketball].
Kris: For me, EXO is a pizza. Each member is a pizza slice because all twelve members must be there for us to be one.
According to Suho, themembers that shouldn’t be put together are Chanyeol and Baekhyun and Sehun and Tao because these pairs would cause raucous.
When asked about his little secrets in a magazine interview, D.O. revealed he has a lot of moles on his body.
During his 3rd year in high school, D.O. admitted that he had a crush on his friend from another class.
In the drama version of Wolf and Growl, Lay was disappointed that not even one cut of the scene where the members were doing yamakasi sport was not shown. P.S. A Yamakasi sport is an extreme sport that requires advance techniques of free running which includes jumping between two building towers without any aid, climbing, etc.
Xiumin is close with VIXX’s N.
Tao is close with B1A4’s Gong Chan as seen in one ofMnet Wide’s EXO File customized news.
D.O. is close with BtoB’s Hyungshik and Beast’s Yoon Doojun.
Sehun has mentioned in many interviews that his ideal is the actress Choi Ji Woo of Winter Sonata.
Kai in Chinese means open.
During their interview with Star Cast, Chanyeol described Baekhyun and D.O. as “My Soulmate 1” and “My Soulmate 2,” respectively.
Tao, on the other hand, described Sehun as “Best Friend Forever.”
If he weren’t a singer, Baekhyun said that he would be a self-employed entrepreneur.
The nickname Sogogi is shared by Baekhyun and Tao who are both Taurus.P.S. That makes the three of us.
When SM was just forming EXO, Suho was the first person selected to be a part of it.
The rest of the EXO members agree that Suho is the messiest member.
The vocal line of EXO had sung in Kai’s noona’s wedding.
Since EXO has been travelling a lot back and forth to China and Korea, EXO would sometimes have breakfast in China and dinner in Korea and vice versa.
EXO received the most number of Hangout requests in After School Club reaching over 6,000.
Chanyeol, Chen, D.O., and Suho can beatbox.
The EXO-K members are all maknae in their family.
If he weren’t a singer, Chen would want to be a vocal trainer.
According to Sehun, the best thing about being an SM trainee is that the food in SM is free.
EXO met 100,000 fans during their Hello! Greeting In Japan.
If Chen is the Chensing Machine, then Chanyeol is the Yeolsing Machine. Both nicknames refer to their dancing skills.
In Beatles’ Code, it was revealed that Luhan had his first kiss (peck on the cheek accordingly) during his 1st year in high school at recess time.
Everybody knows that Chanyeol is a 2NE1 fan boy. His favourite member is Dara.
And Baekhyun is obviously a Girls’ Generation fan boy. And on June 19, 2014, the news erupted that he is dating his bias, Taeyeon. P.S. Baeky, you should have dated when EXO is already well-established like Super Junior.
Chanyeol and D.O. have high tolerance for drinking alcohol while Chen’s capacity is kind of unknown yet since he hasn’t tried drinking alcohol to the fullest.
Baekhyun has high tolerance for alcohol too but his face turns red whenever he drinks more than 2 glasses.
Between Love and Friendship, Chen would choose Love because “love doesn’t wait for you but friendship does.”
Baekhyun and his older brother have 7 years gap so they have a good relationship between them.
While Chen and his older brother have 2 years age gap.
According to Biege, Chen is a very thoughtful guy. Upon hearing this, Baekhyun said that compared to Chen, he is a bad guy.
Eddy Kim and Roy Kim who are both from K-Pop Star are friends of Suho. Eddy Kim was his middle school classmate while Roy Kim was his high school classmate.
D.O. feels more comfortable singing with Chen than Baekhyun because the range of his voice is almost similar to Baekhyun, middle to low.
Chen studied Chinese language (Mandarin) when he was in middle school.
According to Chen, the kindest of the Chinese members is Lay.
Lay is really forgetful.
According to Chen, D.O. is a righteous person.
Some of the EXO members share clothes and socks and some don’t. According to Suho, EXO-K share socks. Baekhyun added that for black or white shirt, he just grabs anything available.
According to Lay, Luhan wasn’t able to sleep well when he learned that he would be the main lead of their MVs’ drama versions.
In 1theK’s Ask in a Box, it was revealed that Kai doesn’t save the EXO members’ phone numbers.
If given a chance, Sehun wants to be in an EXO unit group with Kai and Tao.
Qingdao, Tao’s hometown is famous for its beer. But Tao said in a radio program that he still doesn’t know how to drink beer.
Chen in hanja means “morning star.”
In many interviews, Chen answered that he was the one who chose to be in EXO-M every time he was asked why he was promoting in China.
Amber of f(x) is close to the EXO members. In many fan cams, it can be noted that she is especially close to Chen, D.O., and Kris. Chen even admitted in a radio program that he is close with Amber.
Baekhyun was the last person chosen to be part of EXO-K in 2011.
Baekhyun entered SM in May 2011, started to prepare to debut in September of the same year and debuted after 4 months.
Lay and Tao were the last members that Baekhyungot close with according to him.
Suho trained for the longest time (almost 7 years) among the EXO members that’s why the members gave him the nickname, “fossil.” He entered SM in 2006.
As everybody knows, Kris is fluent in four languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, English and Korean.
Kris described EXO members in 6 words (Korean) as “men with ambitions.”
Chanyeol was voted as Top 6 with the best airport fashion in Super Idol Chart Show.
In the same program, Super Idol Chart Show, Xiumin and Kai were voted as Top 9 and Top 8 respectively with the Best Body.
In Arirang’s Showbiz Korea, Chanyeol was selected by a survey as the 2nd Most Handsome Boy Band Member next to Super Junior’s Siwon who place first and surpassing SHINee’s Minho (5th), Infinite’s L(4th), and Big Bang’s TOP (3rd).
In the same program previously mentioned, EXO was chosen as the 2nd Most Beloved Boy Group following Super Junior (1st) and surpassing DBSK (5th), Big Bang (4th), and SHINee (3rd).
Everything about the concept of EXO (super powers, being from exoplanet, division as K and M, etc.) are all Lee So Man’s idea.
“Brothers mean people who go through hardships together, and help out each other when in critical times. These are brothers.”—Lay
“In the future, when we’re old. We might not be able to dance, or sing well either. We might have lost our popularity. But I still wish to be an EXO member till then. ”—Kai
The very first variety show that was given a chance to explore EXO’s dorm is Hunan TV’s Happy Camp.
Suho’s another nickname, Junma/Junma hao, was from Junmyeon Ma Hao which what Tao used to call him.
Jonghyun and Taemin of SHINee entered SM the same time as Suho. But the two debuted 4 years ahead of him.
When Beast visited Sukira, it was revealed that Song Dongwon’s ideal type (as a hoobae) among the EXO members is D.O. P.S. Indeed, D.O. has a lot of fan boys.
During the SM Town Concert in Tokyo in 2012, Luhan replaced Minho for SHINee’s Lucifer performance while Sehun was in Love like Oxygen.
Baekhyun said in a radio program that he read somewhere that EXO’s charm is that they are an assortment of women’s ideal types.
D.O. said that he’s not really good at cooking. He just enjoys doing it so he does it often. According to Chen, during weekends when their housekeeper take day offs, D.O. usually does the cooking.
Chen is too skinny that he will even look good in girl’s clothing according to their stylist. Chen even added that sometimes the small size is still large for him.
If Baekhyun can’t eat cucumber, Chen on the other hand can’t eat oysters.
D.O. is good at playing billiards. Baekhyun even confirmed this.
Apparently, Chen can also play the guitar as what he said on an interview withFashion Kode.
In a radio program, Chen mentioned that he and his parents had a conflict before because they were against Chen’s decision to become a singer.
Sehun said in a radio program that Kris always buys him good food.
Just like any group of people, EXO had arguments. Sehun mentioned in a radio program and in EXO’s Showtime that the hyungs used to have arguments. Baekhyun also mentioned in Roommate that they used to have a lot of arguments in the past.
During EXO’s trainee period, Krystal of f(x) once asked Sehun to buy her Kimbap so that f(x)’s managers wouldn’t know that she was going against her diet.
According Chanyeol, Kai doesn’t save numbers in his phone that every time Chanyeol calls him, he asks who it is.
Park So Hyun of the radio show, Park So Hyun’s Love Game likes Baekhyun among the rest of EXO.
According to Sehun and Baekhyun, they take humanism education in SM during trainee period.
Some of the EXO members [Xiumin, Suho, Luhan, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Tao, & Kai] attended Sehun’s high school graduation ceremony with bouquets of flowers on hand.
During the MAMA era when EXO visited Disney land in LA, Lay and D.O. danced a part of MAMA’s chorus as a fan service.
Many celebrities attended EXO’s first concert held in Seoul. To name some are Super Junior’s Siwon, Donghae, Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Shindong, and Eunhyuk, BoA, miss A’s Fei and Jia, Roommate’s Jo Seho, Hong Soo Hyun, Seo Kang Jun, Park Min Woo and Song Ga Yeon, 2AM’s Jo Kwon, Beast, and some others.
D.O.’s brother’s name is Do Seung Soo.
When EXO took first place in a music program for the first time, even their staffs cried for joy with them in their waiting room.
After 2 years of sporting MCM products, EXO finally became models for the brand in 2014.
A few of the EXO members are visiting the gym to build their bodies as Kai said in his magazine interview with Grazia, August 2014 issue.
Instead of a girl that likes dogs, Sehun and Kai prefers a girl who likes cats.
D.O. share the same and exact birthday as Zayn Malik of One Direction, January 12, 1993. P.S. But if Zayn was born in London and D.O. was in South Korea, they don’t really share the same day of birthday. Since the Prime Meridian is crossed when you go from Asia to Europe like Korea to UK, then Zayn was born a day later than D.O. If D.O. was born in January 12 in Korea, then it is January 11 in UK. So, basically, if Zayn was born on January 12 in UK, it’s January 13 in Korea.
Luhan holds the Guinness World Book of Records of the most commented Wiebo Post. It was his video post about the football team Manchester United.
EXO won the award for the “Most Searched for the 1st half of 2014.”
In EXO 90:2014 Time Slip, it was revealed that during the promotion of MAMA, EXO-K would pull down their tight jeans in the car in order to cool down since they were all boys in the car.
Sehun received a personal message from Miranda Kerr with her kiss stamp on his 21st birthday. It reads,Dear Sehun, Happy 21st Birthday! Hope to see you soon. Much love, Miranda
Tao’s phone which was made in England is worth 70,000,000 KRW or approximately 70,000 USD with maintenance cost of 25,000,000 KRW or approximately 25, 000 USD.
The top 5 most popular EXO songs in China according to a survey conducted by The Ultimate Group are the following: 5) MAMA, 4) Miracles in December, 3) Overdose, 2) Growl, 1) Moonlight
Cart, D.O.’s debut movie is an official entry to the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
As of May 6, 2014, Overdose has over 29 million views on Youtube, only a few days after its release.
According to Arirang’s Pops In Seoul news, during EXO’s performances in the SM TOWN World Tour 4 in Seoul, the fans’ screaming was deafening that it was like EXO’s concert.
Henry collaborated with Chanyeol for his track, Bad Girl, in his Fantastic album.
Tao and f(x)’s Victoria starred in Zhang Li Yin’s 2 comeback songs, Agape and Not Alone.
EXO-L, EXO’s official fan club is unofficially the largest fan club in the world. It has surpassed TVXQ’s Cassiopeia.