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Best Vocals Semi-Finalist Week 1: EXO’S Baekhyun appreciation post

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OSKP is running a 4 week long poll to determine who the best K-Pop vocalist is.  The nominations are all fan recommended, and week 1 had an overwhelming wave of support for its vocalists.

With BTS’s Jungkook, Monsta X’s Kihyun, Cross Gene’s Yongseok, and EXO’s Baekhyun, it was unclear who would win.  Results for these all depend on which group shares and votes!

Well, ladies and gentlemen, EXO’s Baekhyun took the win with 49% of the 15,265 votes!  With this win, he’s automatically entered to compete head to head with 4 other semi-finalists (from weeks 2 through 4) in the final round for best vocals!

So, who exactly is Baekhyun?

Born Byun Baekhyun, he’s a key member of EXO, the sub-group EXO-K, and sub-unit EXO CBX.  He was born on May 6, 1992 in South Korea and when he was in 4th grade, he began vocal training.  He was influenced by the Korean singer, Rain, and he told many of his friends that he would grow up to be a singer.

Turns out he was right!

He was scouted by SM Entertainment while preparing for school!  According to a quote floating around “”That day I had an exam, I wanted to do music, I was in front of the school holding my notes and relaxing my vocal cords when suddenly someone touched my back. I’m not sure if you can call it luck, but that’s how I fatefully entered SM.

According to some reports, he only trained for 4 months prior to being added to EXO and another 4 months after that, which means he had a short trainee period of only 8 months!  When EXO was preparing for their debut and announcing their members in early 2012, he was the 9th member revealed and their main vocalist.

Baekhyun was part of SM STATION’s releases, and dropped “Take You Home” on April 14, 2017.  The ballad track is perfect for this vocalist!

In addition, he also released a stunning song called “Beautiful” from the drama “EXO NEXT DOOR”.

While he can be serious at times, especially when it comes to his songs, he’s well known for being absolutely adorable and doing silly things to torment other members of his groups.  Funnily enough, many fans even say that most of the times during fan events, this shy boy has a continuous blush!

Ironically, Fans often refer to him as “Bacon”, which can be confusing for those who aren’t familiar with it, but it’s an absolutely adorable nickname for him.

EXO is currently preparing for a repacked album release titled The War: Power of Music.

As part of their teasers, they’re giving each member a ‘super power’ of some sort. Given how many fans think this little bundle of cheer is a constant ray of sunshine, his power of life is rather well suited!

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