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In 2012, SM Entertainment’s KPop group EXO was releasing its first debut “MAMA.” Last April 8th, EXO celebrates the 8 years of its official debut. During those eight years, the group has experienced the peaks and valleys in the KPOP world.
KPop group EXO begins with 12 members in its debut and two subs-units, EXO-K and EXO-M. Unfortunately, three of the members left in 2014 – 2015. Those are Lu Han, Kris Wu, and Tao, who are now pursuing their career in singing, acting, and modeling. The loss of three members changed the composition of the members from twelve members to nine members.
Now, the active members of the group are Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun, Xiumin, Lay, and Chen. After losing three members, they have to struggle to keep their existence in the KPOP industry. For eight years, they are working hard to maintain their performance.
Fans and media agree to dub them as the King of K-Pop for their achievements. Such as being in the top five of Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list from 2014 to 2018.
Then, they also won Daesang for five consecutive years in 2013 – 2017. On January 16, 2018, they also had made a legacy as their song “POWER” is the first Korean song that played on The Dubai Fountain in Burj Khalifa Lake, Dubai.
The release of the “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” album also marks the EXO group as the first KPop idol group that passes 10 million of total album sales in South Korea. Many of their songs even reach the music charts many times, such as Love Shot, Overdose, Monster, Ko Ko Bop, Obsession, and many more.
Eight Years of the Journey
On the 8th anniversary of their debut, the members of KPop group, EXO, were giving gratitude to their loyal fans through their social media accounts. They hope, EXO celebrates their 8 years of their journey in KPop world with their loyal fans, EXO-L.
Starting from the leader of the group, Suho, posted twice of his appreciation to their loyal fans.
The first post was on his IG’s story, with a message of “Thank you for the past eight years, EXO-L”. Then, on the second post, he posted a picture of him holding a cake of white and black layers and a birthday candle “8” with a message “Second, thank you, everyone. Let’s say ∞ years, more love.”
On the same day, Sehun, the maknae of the group who just had his 27th birthday on April 12, also posted a blue sky with a caption of icons.
Baekhyun posted his picture on his social media Twitter with a caption “Throwing unreleased photos!”
미공개사진투척! pic.twitter.com/77mtAeG2XA— Baekhyun_EXO (@B_hundred_Hyun) April 7, 2020
In Chanyeol’s Instagram account, he posted his old picture and wrote a caption, “how did I know then.”
Previously, as EXO celebrates their anniversary, Chanyeol also posted a greeting not only to the group members but also to the EXO-L as well.
EXO-L, known as loyal fans of the group, are celebrating their idol groups’ 8 years anniversary by trending some hashtags on Twitter #WeCallOurYouthfulDaysEXO, #EXO8thAnniversary, #8ternityWithEXO, #To8finityAndBeyondWithEXO, #LetsLoveEXO, and #8YearswithEXO.
-Kris Wu left— Jenkai (@Jenkai_16) April 8, 2020
-Lay is in China
-Xiumin in Military
-Kyungsoo in Military
Yes, this group isn’t group but you know what they are strong and talented handsome boys. They aren’t irreplaceable.#8ternityWithEXO#우리의_청춘_시대는_엑소라고_부른다pic.twitter.com/vU2NE7PfrB
happy 8th anniversaryto my 9 beloved boys, EXO! though i haven’t been an exo-l since debut i’m still happy to have known and loved exo since summer 2017. exo means everything to me. — @weareoneEXO#우리의_청춘_시대는_엑소라고_부른다#LetsLoveEXO#EXO8thAnniversarypic.twitter.com/5rDgbQRhOs— exol struggle tweets (@exolstruggletwt) April 7, 2020
Before this day ends, I just want to greet these best boys again a HAPPY 8TH ANNIVERSARY! 🥂♥️— yash (@imjonginswife) April 8, 2020
EXO-Ls will always be by your side till’ the next years to come. ♾✨ Don’t forget that!#LetsLoveEXO#8ternitywithEXO#우리의_청춘_시대는_엑소라고_부른다pic.twitter.com/QSrOg3Gg6A