What to expect from EXO Xiumin's solo debut? Minseok's September album announced
Xiumin announced his upcoming album that will be released late in September, making him the seventh EXO member to make a solo debut
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Solo debuts from idols who are members of K-pop groups are always exciting for fans. After seeing the idols as members of a group and sharing their message as a unit, the solo debuts facilitate idols to make their individual voices heard as they express their personal views that fans may have not heard in the past. With members enlisted in the military, EXO will remain incomplete for the next few years but there is light at the end of the tunnel as we will soon get a new solo debut from the boy group.
EXO's oldest-born member Xiumin (Kim Minseok) will now be making his solo debut and it has been reported that the singer is already working on his solo debut that will release very soon. On August 18, SM Entertainment shocked EXO-Ls as well as solo fans of Xiumin by reporting that the singer was going to make his highly anticipated solo debut. This makes Xiumin the seventh member of the nine-member boy group to make his solo debut.
EXO members' solo debuts over the years
The solo era of EXO started when Chinese member Lay released his first solo album titled 'Lose Control' in 2016. Following that, Chen and Baekhyun made their solo debuts in 2019 as they released 'April, and a Flower' and 'City Lights', respectively. Leader Suho and lead dancer Kai both made their solo debuts in 2020.
Suho released 'Self Portrait' before enlisting in the military and Kai dropped his well-received eponymous album 'KAI'. Finally, the most recent EXO solo debut came from D.O who released the single 'Rose' as recently as July 2021. Now with Xiumin announcing his solo debut, the only two members of the third-gen representative boy group yet to have their solo debuts are rappers Chanyeol and Sehun.
What to expect from Xiumin's solo debut?
SM Entertainment raised fans' expectations about Xiumin's solo debut when they reported that the singer was already working on the album. They confirmed that Xiumin's upcoming album will be released by the end of September 2022. While no official date is set so far, fans can expect to be taken on a joyride of a whirlwind of emotions. Over the years, as part of EXO, Xiumin has shown his solo abilities with songs like 'Breakin' Machine', 'Beyond', and 'You'.
Fans were also able to see Xiumin shine in collaborations like 'Call You Bae' with former AOA member Jimin and 'Young & Free' with labelmate and NCT member Mark Lee. The singer has taken part in three OSTs like 'You Are the One' for the 2015 K-drama 'Falling For Challenge' as well as the single 'For You' with bandmates Baekhyun and Chen for the 2016 show 'Moon Loves: The Scarlet Heart Ryeo'. Xiumin's latest OST single 'To My One And Only' from the popular 2021 K-drama 'Mr Queen' also has shown fans the power his voice holds.