EXO is a South Korean-Chinese boy band based in Seoul formed by SM Entertainment in 2011 and debuted in 2012. The group consists of nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai and Sehun. They are noted for releasing music and performing extensively in Korean, Mandarin and Japanese.
Exo’s first studio album XOXO (2013), released alongside breakthrough single “Growl”, was received positively by critics and sold over one million copies, making Exo the first Korean act to do so in twelve years. The group’s later works expanded on their early commercial success, with their subsequent Korean studio albums each selling over one million copies.