Kim Min-seok (also known as Xiumin), a South Korean actor and singer, is well known for his stage persona. His most well-known role is as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO, as well as its sub-units EXO-M and EXO-CBX.
Xiumin, the oldest member of EXO despite appearing to be among the younger members, was born on March 26, 1990. He started as a trainee in 2008, and in 2012, he had his official group debut.
BIRTH NAME: Kim Min Seok
BIRTH DATE: March 26, 1990
BIRTH PLACE: Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Early Life And Career
He made his EXO and EXO-M debut on April 9, 2012, with the release of the group’s debut mini album, Mama.
EXO-CBX in 2016
With the release of the short album Hey Mama! on October 31, 2016, Xiumin made her debut as a member of the group’s sub-unit EXO-CBX.
Solo debut in 2022
SM Entertainment announced on August 18th, 2022 that Xiumin will release his debut solo album in September. On September 5, it was made known that Xiumin would make his solo debut on September 26 with the release of his first mini album, Brand New.
2023: “Our Spring: Who?” v. SM Entertainment case
Xiumin and Eunha will be releasing a joint track, “Our Spring: Who?” on April 9, according to a teaser video that was posted on April 5.
Through their legal counsel and attorney Lee Jae Hak of the law firm LIN, Xiumin, Baekhyun, and Chen revealed on June 1 that they had filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment for unfair long-term contracts and lack of transparency surrounding settlement reports. They noted that as of today, their existing exclusive contracts are terminated. In response to their assertions, SM Entertainment issued a statement.
The three singers’ contracts were partially altered, according to SM Entertainment, on June 19. These performers will stay with the firm and continue to participate in EXO activities, it was announced on June 19.
Xiumin joined the military on May 7, 2019, and is now an active duty soldier. As of November 23, 2020, Xiumin is on his final leave and will be released on December 6 without going back to the base, according to SM Entertainment. The following day, he received his official discharge.
Xiumin Quick Facts
In Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, he was born.
XIUMIN has a younger sister, whose identity he has fought extremely hard to conceal at his mother’s request.
His expertise in taekwondo and kendo are his specialties.
Education: Catholic University of Kwandong
He belongs to the group EXO-M from Korea.
XIUMIN, along with Baekhyun and Chen, is a member of the EXO-CBX subgroup.
He was in the 11th and 23rd teasers for EXO.
On the 2008 SM Everysing Contest, he came in second.
His nick names include King of Detail, Mandoo, and Bao Zi (Little Bun).
Personality: Loving, hilarious, cute, and incredibly neat.
He enjoys pulling practical jokes on the other members.
XIUMIN has a lovely grin and a plump face.
He can cook well.
XIUMIN was selected as EXO M’s funniest member.
Despite having the youngest appearance among the group, he is actually the eldest.
He is the strongest, cleanest, and most orderly member of EXO-M.
XIUMIN is the one who rises the earliest and is the most organized.
He is skilled in soccer, fencing, kendo, and taekwondo.
He enrolled in a martial arts school when he was younger due to a free toy.
He appears cute but is truly manly, claims CHANYEOL (Star Show 360).
According to XIUMIN, SUPER JUNIOR’s HENRY, SUNGMIN, and AMBER are close friends of his.
His band mates selected him as the member who was most unlikely to cry.
He was given the moniker Baozi by LUHAN. (He goes by the moniker “Baozi” not only because he like steamed buns but also because his face is round and white.)
KRIS cited XIUMIN’s approachability and compassion as a strength.
Due to a cat assault when he was younger, XIUMIN is terrified of cats. Taking a bath is something that Xiumin has to do every day.
Playing sports, working out, eating delectable food, and shopping are some of his pastimes.
Ballads are his preferred musical style.
Steamed buns, kimchi soup, and miso soup made by XIUMIN’s parents are some of his favorite foods.
He also enjoys huo guo, spicy Sichuan food, and Chinese hot pot.
Xiumin does not have a wife and is not married. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo, and there is no information about him dating anyone that is readily available to the general public. He has even admitted in interviews that he is now not interested in dating because he is too busy focusing on his profession.
Instagram has a fan page for Xiumin named “Xiumin’s Wife” that features pictures and videos of the actor, but this is only a fan page and not his real wife. According to the account’s bio, it is “dedicated to the love between Xiumin and his fans.”
Xiumin Net worth 2024
As of 2024, it is predicted that Xiumin will have a net worth of about $7 million. Based on his income from his solo endeavors as well as from EXO’s activities and tours. He has worked with musicians like Eunha and Lay and has released two solo EPs, “Brand New” and “To My One and Only.” In addition, he has appeared in a number of movies and television shows.