Byun Baek-Hyun, famously known as Baekhyun, is a renowned South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. Baekhyun is a member of a famous Korean musical group called EXO, and the sub-groups EXO-K and EXO-CBX. The group is highly famous and popular in Korea with a very huge fan base. Baekhyun is in charge of main vocals in the group.
Baekhyun came into the public limelight in 2012 when he was revealed as a member of the EXO group. Over the course of his career as a musician, he has released several singles and collaborations. Baekhyun is also a renowned actor. He made his debut on television when he appeared in the South Korean series Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016).
Baekhyun profile summary
- Full names: Byun Baek Hyun
- Nicknames: Baekhyun
- Baekhyun birthday: May 6, 1992
- Place of birth: Bucheon, South Korea
- Baekhyun age: 28 Years Old
- Nationality: Korean
- Baekhyun height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Baekhyun Instagram: baekhyunee_exo
- Profession: Singer, actor, songwriter
Baekhyun was born on May 6, 1992, in Bucheon, which is located in Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. So, how many siblings does he have? Well, he has an elder brother, Byun Baekbeom, who is seven years older than him. As a young boy, he was trained to play the piano by Kim Hyun-woo, who was a member of DickPunks a South Korean rock band. Apart from music, he learned martial arts and has a black belt in Hapkido.
For his high school education, he attended Jungwon High School. After graduation from high school, he proceeded to Kyung Hee Cyber University where he is pursuing a culture and arts program in the Department of Business Administration.
Baekhyun started singing when he was still very young. At the age of 9 years, he made the decision to become a professional singer. He started taking music lessons at the age of 11. He took part in singing competitions and had the opportunity to meet other young singers. In high school, he joined the school band and attended several music festivals. He won an award at one of the local festivals.
Baekhyun received propositions from the local talent agencies, but he refused all of them. His career debuted when an agent of S.M. Entertainment spotted him. At that time, he was busy studying for college musical entrance exams. He was given the proposition to join S.M. Entertainment as a trainee, and he accepted. He joined the group through the S.M. Casting System.
At the beginning of 2011, he was selected to join the new boy group, EXO. By this time, the group had eight members. On January 30, 2012, he was revealed as the ninth member of the group. The group became official on April 8, 2012. He was featured in the 19th teaser together with Chen and Lay. His position in the group is the lead vocalist.
In July 2019, he made his debut as a soloist when he released his first solo, City Lights. It was named the best-selling physical album of the year by a solo artist in South Korea. Together with EXO, they have released several music albums, singles, and videos as shown below:
- My Turn to Cry (2014)
- Like Rain, Like Music (2015)
- Take You Home (2017)
- The Day We Met (2015)
- One Dream One Korea (2015)
- Beautiful (2015)
- Dream (2016) with Suzy
- The Day (2016)
- For You (2016) with Chen and Xiumin
- Rain (2017)
- Young (2018)
In August 2016, he made his debut on TV when he was cast to play a role in the historical drama series Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. His performance received positive reviews and he won the New Star Award during the SBS Drama Awards held in 2016. Here is a list of television shows and series that he has appeared in:
- To the Beautiful You (2012) as Cameo
- Ingikayo (2014) as the host
- Singin' in the Rain (2014) as Don Lockwood
- Exo Next Door (2015) as Baekhyun
- Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016) as Wang Eun
- Master Key (2017)
Awards and achievements
Over the course of his career, he has received several awards including:
- Most Popular Singer (South Korea) award during the 4th YinYueTai V-Chart Awards (2016)
- Popularity Award (Actor) during the Asia Artists Awards in 2016.
- Best Rookie Award during the Asia Artist Awards (2016)
- New Star Award during the SBS Drama Awards for his role in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
- Melon Music Award for the Best R&B/ Soul (2016)
- Mnet Asian Music Award for the Best Collaboration for the duet Dream with Suzy (2016)
- Digital Bonsang award and Asian Choice Popularity Award during the 31st Golden Disk Awards (2017)
- Fandom School Award for Individual Popularity (2018)
Is Baekhyun dating someone?
If you look at Baekhyun photos, you will notice that Baekhyun abs are cute and handsome. Most of his fans are interested in knowing whether he has found his better half or not. Well, Baekhyun has been in a relationship before but he is yet to settle down in marriage.
In 2014, he dated Kim Taeyeon of the Girl’s Generation band. They started off as close friends before developing feelings for each other. However, in 2015, they broke up on grounds that they had very tight schedules. The two maintained their friendship after the breakup. Other than the relationship he had with Taeyeon, he has never gone public about his relationship with any other girl.
How much is Baekhyun net worth
As EXO becomes more and more popular, the net worth of the members of the group keeps on increasing. Baekhyun net worth is currently estimated at $8 million. His primary sources of income are album sales and concerts.
There you have it. A simple and comprehensive bio of the Baekhyun, a renowned EXO member. It is evident that he has risen from a very humble background to become a famous musician, not only in Korea but also overseas. The future is bright for the young artist and all his fans await the release of more singles and collaborations in the coming years.