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For the actor of the same name, see Kim Min-seok (actor).

This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.


Xiumin at the Gaon Chart Awards in February 2016

Native name 김민석

Born Kim Min-seok

March 26, 1990 (age 28)

Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Catholic Kwandong University

Hoseo University

Alma mater Inchang High School

Occupation Singer

Musical career

Genres K-pop


Instruments Vocals

Years active 2012–present

Labels S.M. Entertainment

Associated acts Exo



SM Town

Korean name

Hangul 김민석

Hanja 金珉錫

Revised Romanization Gim Min-seok

McCune–Reischauer Kim Min-sŏk

Stage name

Hangul 시우민

Revised Romanization Siumin

Kim Min-seok (born March 26, 1990), better known by his stage name Xiumin, is a South
Korean singer and actor. He is best known as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy
group Exo, its sub-group Exo-M, and its sub-unit Exo-CBX.


 1Life and career

o 1.11990–2013: Early life and career beginnings

o 1.22015–present: Acting roles, Exo-CBX

 2Discography
o 2.1Songs

 3Filmography

o 3.1Films

o 3.2Dramas

o 3.3Documentaries

o 3.4Television shows

o 3.5Music videos

 4Theater

 5Awards and nominations

 6References

 7External links

Life and career[edit]

1990–2013: Early life and career beginnings[edit]
See also: Exo (band)

Xiumin was born in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, on March 26, 1990.[1] He was a
student at Catholic Kwandong Universitywhere 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.[2] Xiumin is also known as an
avid fan of football,[3] and is an honorary ambassador of the Korea Football Association. [4]
Before Xiumin's participation in S.M.'s Everysing Contest, he had auditioned for JYP in 2008 but
was rejected. In 2008, Xiumin won second place in the S.M. Everysing Contest. He later became
a trainee through S.M. 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 officially 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.[5]
2015–present: Acting roles, Exo-CBX[edit]
See also: Exo-CBX

In January 2015, Xiumin made his musical theatre debut, playing the character of Aquila in
the S.M. Entertainment musical School OZalongside
labelmates Changmin, Key, Luna, Suho and Seulgi.[6] In October 2015, Xiumin played the leading
role opposite actress Kim So-eun in the web drama Falling for Challenge.[7] He also released his
first solo song since debut titled "You Are the One" as a soundtrack of the web drama. [8] Falling
for Challenge was the most watched web drama in South Korea in 2015, reaching 20 million
views just after 17 days.[9]
In February 2016, Xiumin was featured in AOA member Jimin's solo single "Call You Bae", and
appeared in its music video.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] In October 2016, together with
Chen and Baekhyun, Xiumin became a member of Exo's first official sub unit Exo-CBX.[13] The
group made their debut with the extended play Hey Mama! on October 31.[14]
In July 2017, Xiumin collaborated with NCT member Mark on a single titled "Young & Free" for
S.M. Entertainment's digital music project Station.[15] In August, he became a regular cast
member on the MBC reality TV show It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets.[16]

Main articles: Exo discography and Exo-CBX § Discography


Peak chart

Title Year Sales Album

Gaon Alibaba World
[17] [18] [19]

As lead artist

Chapter 1:
"Breakin' Machine" 2014 — N/A — N/A
The Lost

As featured artist

"Call You Bae" Non-album

2016 5 N/A 5  KOR: single
(Jimin featuring Xiumin)


"Young & Free"

2017 31 1 6  KOR:
(with Mark) single
Soundtrack appearances

Falling for
"You Are the One" 2015 62 N/A —  KOR: Challenge
26,196[22] OST
"For You" 2016 5 — 9 Moon
(with Baekhyun and Chen)  KOR: Lovers:
625,756[23] Scarlet
Heart Ryeo
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Note: China's Alibaba Music Chart was first issued on July 31, 2016.

See also: Exo videography and Exo-CBX § Videography


Title Year Role Notes

Seondal: The Man Who Sells the 201

Gyeon Supporting role
River 6


Title Year Network Role Notes

Exo Next Door Xiumin Web drama; minor role

2015 Naver TV Cast

Falling for Challenge Na Do-jeon Web drama; lead role


Title Year Network Note

Korea From
2017 Mountain TV Narration with Suho

Television shows[edit]
Title Year Network Role Notes Ref.

Travel without Manager 2016 Cookat TV Main cast Episodes 1–8 [24]

It's Dangerous Beyond The

2017–2018 MBC Main cast Episodes 1–3 [25]


Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist

201 "You Are The One" Himself


"Call You Bae" Jimin feat. Xiumin

"Young & Free" Himself and NCT’s Mark


Title Year Role Notes

School OZ 2015 Aquila Holographic musical; supporting role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Exo

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result

201 Falling for

4th APAN Star Awards Award for SNS Web Drama[26] Won
5 Challenge

Click! StarWars Awards Most Popular Singer N/A Won

1. Jump up^ Lee Soo-ah (2014-03-26). "시우민 생일, 엑소팬 기부 '봇물'…특별한 선
물". Hankook Ilbo(in Korean). Retrieved 2016-07-04.

2. Jump up^ "New Exo Member Xiu Min Revealed". enewsWorld. January 25, 2012.

3. Jump up^ "What if idols were soccer players?". The Korea Herald. June 16, 2014.

4. Jump up^ "Exo′s Xiu Min and Kai Become Honorary Members of KFA". enewsWorld.
December 11, 2014.

5. Jump up^ "Exo's Xiumin and Kim Yoo Jung Mingle in Jin's 'Gone' MV Making
Teaser". enewsWorld. November 5, 2012.
6. Jump up^ "TVXQ, SHINee, Exo, f(x) to star in hologram musical 'School OZ'". Kpop
Herald. January 8, 2015.

7. Jump up^ "Exo's Xiumin, Kim So-eun cast as leads in Web series". Kpop Herald.
October 2, 2015.

8. Jump up^ "Exo′s Xiu Min Sings OST for ′Falling for Challenge′". enewsWorld. October
29, 2015.

9. Jump up^ "지난해 최고 인기 웹드는 '도전에 반하다'". Yonhap News (in Korean).
Retrieved 2016-01-10.

10. Jump up^ "AOA's Jimin to release single with Exo's Xiumin". The Korea Herald. February
8, 2016.

11. Jump up^ "Xiumin to make big screen debut". Kpop Herald. May 19, 2015.

12. Jump up^ "Exo members to sing drama's sound track". Kpop Herald. August 10, 2016.

13. Jump up^ "Exo announces first subunit". Kpop Herald. October 24, 2016.

14. Jump up^ SMTOWN_EN. "[Vyrl] SMTOWN_EN : #Exo's first unit #Exo-CBX 1st mini
album 'Hey Mama!' drops Oct 31, 0A". Retrieved 2016-10-24.

15. Jump up^ "엑소 시우민·NCT 마크, 'SM 스테이션'으로 스페셜 듀오 결성" (in Korean).
Retrieved 2017-06-29.

16. Jump up^ Kim So-yeon (August 15, 2017). "Homebodies Xiumin, Kang Daniel, Yong
Jun-hyung go on vacation". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2017-08-29.

17. Jump up^ "Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean).

18. Jump up^ Charted songs:

 "Young & Free". July 2–9, 2017.

19. Jump up^ "World Digital Songs". Billboard.

20. Jump up^ * "2016 Yearly Gaon Download Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content
Industry Association. Retrieved 2017-01-13.

21. Jump up^ Cumulative sales for "Young & Free":

 "2017 Gaon Download Chart - Week 27". Retrieved 2017-07-31.

 "2017 Gaon Download Chart - Week 28". Retrieved 2017-07-31.

22. Jump up^ "2015 Gaon Download Chart – Week 45". Retrieved 2016-12-

23. Jump up^ Cumulative sales for "For You":

 "Gaon Download Chart – August, 2016". Retrieved 2016-12-02.

 "Gaon Download Chart – September, 2016". Retrieved 2016-12-

 "Gaon Download Chart – October, 2016". Retrieved 2016-12-02.

 "Gaon Download Chart – November, 2016". Retrieved 2016-12-


24. Jump up^ "[V Report] Exo take to the road without a manager". Kpop Herld. September
3, 2016.

25. Jump up^ "[공식] 시우민, '이불 밖은 위험해' 합류 확정". Naver (in Korean). My Daily.
March 16, 2018.

26. Jump up^ "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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