EXO's Xiumin announces debut solo album in September

Jackie de Vega, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 18 2022 07:38 PM | Updated as of Aug 19 2022 12:06 AM

 Photo from SM Entertainment
Photo from SM Entertainment

(UPDATE) More than a year after his military discharge in December 2020, EXO's Xiumin is finally releasing his long-awaited debut solo album in September.

Xiumin's agency, SM Entertainment, posted Thursday on its official social media accounts an exclusive report from the Korean news website, My Daily, confirming that "Xiumin is planning to release his first solo album at the end of September."

Kim Minseok -- his real name -- released his debut solo single "You" on SM Station following his military enlistment last May 2019. 

While enlisted, the 32-year-old singer displayed not only his stunning vocals but his charismatic acting as he starred in the military musical together with Shinee's Onew and EXO's D.O. in separate years.

Xiumin is a member of EXO's sub-unit, EXO-CBX, together with Chen and Baekhyun.

The Guri-native ace appeared previously in various projects including a collaboration with NCT Mark on an SM Station song, "Young & Free." 

He also starred in a leading role in one of the most watched web dramas in 2015, "Falling for Challenge." He sang the OST "You Are The One," his first solo song.

After his discharge from the military, Xiumin was tapped to sing the "Mr. Queen" OST, "To My One and Only You."

In August 2021, Xiumin portrayed as Orpheus in the Korean version of the multi-awarded musical "Hadestown."

Earlier in April this year, EXO celebrated its 10th year anniversary in a fan event in Jamsil Indoor Stadium in South Korea and was made available for international fans via online streaming.

Xiumin will be the 7th EXO member to make a solo debut album after Lay, Chen, Baekhyun, Suho, Kai and D.O.

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