South Korean singer

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.

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in 2018
Background information
Birth nameKim Min-seok
Also known asXiumin
Born (1990-03-26) March 26, 1990 (age 30)
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

Early yearsEdit

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]



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 activitiesEdit

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]


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.



Year Title Rol Notes
2016 Kim Seon-dal Gyeon Support


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

Appareances in musical videosEdit

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


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


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

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