exo1year

CELEBRATING 1 YEAR WITH EXO

I would have never thought I could love you the way I do now. It used to be just me anticipating your work and hearing your music, that was it. But the moment i looked at you boys, really looked at you and decided “maybe I should get into this band”, you had become a whole new start. A new start of happiness,music, tears,friendships, laughter, and a lot of bad fandom jokes.

Now ever single day I can’t imagine what life would be like if I never became a fan of you, EXO. I can truly say you’ve changed mine, and thousands of others’, lives for the better. You’ve given so much to us, and no matter how much love and support we give, it will never be enough to repay all you’ve done for us.

Though you face countless hardships , you’ve never given up on your dreams or on us. all 12 of you, struggled individually up until debut, kept fighting against all the criticism, the expectations, the injuries, and even the discomforts you face on a day to day basis from the fanbase. For all of that I want to say sorry. Sorry we couldn’t be there to comfort your bad days, sorry we couldn’t lessen your burdens, sorry we couldn’t do more for you. But now, we’re going to be by your sides always and you have each other, so don’t even one of you ever feel that you’re alone in this. Don’t be afraid to be yourselves, don’t hesitate to take a break, and please don’t push yourselves for our sake because we understand and it’s okay to take a break.

What I can’t express enough though, is how proud we are of you. In a year you’ve obtained so many awards with a single 6 song album. You’ve given so much hope and inspiration to others. You never quit on yourselves. You’ve joined together countless amounts of people all over the globe under your music, truly reaching out to the international fans the same way you do to the local ones. Most of all, this fanbase is proud to call ourselves exotics because you boys are you.

Back then we waited for you. Today we want to say thank you. Thank you for not giving up as trainees, thank you for putting up with an image, thank you for staying dedicated, thank you for your precious smiles, thank you for all the inspiration, thank you for coming into our lives, thank you. Just promise us one thing. Promise us to never change. Tomorrow stay the same silly amazing 12 boys you are today. Always remember, regardless of what happens, we will always have your backs.

In celebration of 365 days

23 teasers

6 songs

12 members

1 amazing group

Kim Joonmyeon, Li Jiaheng, Zhang Yixing, Park Chanyeol, Kim Jongin, Lu Han, Kim Jongdae, Oh Sehun, Do Kyungsoo, Haung Zitao, Byun Baekhyun, Kim Minseok, and EXO planet, WE ARE ONE!