Music has several genres and among the genres, K-Pop has undoubtedly made its way to the modern musical sphere with its roots traced back to the early 90s. Baekhyun, a renowned name in the Asian music industry, is a popular K-Pop singer, songwriter, model, TV host as well as an actor. He stepped into his music career as a member of the Seoul-based multi-award-winning South Korean-Chinese boy band, Exo created by the largest South Korean entertainment company, SM Entertainment in 2011. He is also part of the group’s sub-unit, EXO-CBX, its sub-group, Exo K and the South Korean supergroup, SuperM. He has achieved tremendous success with the boy band and recently made his debut as a solo artist with the release of his first mini-album titled, ‘City Lights‘ in July 2019. Baekhyun has graced not only the music industry with his talent but also the fashion, TV and movie industry as a model, TV host, and actor. His stage, TV, and movie production credits include Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Inkigayo, and Singin’ in the Rain. But how much do you know about the multi-talented South Korean superstar? For a lowdown on how old and tall Baekhyun is, scroll further.
Who is Baekhyun?
The multi-award-winning entertainer was born as Byun Baek-Hyun on 6th May 1992 in Wonmi-gu, Bucheon, South Korea as the second child of his parents. The identities of his parents are still unknown as the talented singer, who is fond of keeping his personal life under the wraps, has not disclosed any information regarding them to the prying eyes of the media. He is seven years younger than his brother, Byun Baek-beom.
As for his academics, he acquired his basic education from Jungwon High School, situated in Bucheon. Having been influenced to be a singer by the famous South Korean singer, Rain, Baekhyun served as the lead songster of the band, Honsusangtae while in high school. He furthered his education by enrolling at Kyung Hee Cyber University and also takes online classes for the Culture and Arts Department of Business.
How Old Was Baekhyun When He Began His Music Training?
After watching the performance of the South Korean singer, Rain, the passion for singing was sparked in Baekhyun which propelled him to begin singing training at the age of 11. He further learned how to play the piano from the legendary DickPunk (South Korean rock band) member, Kim Hyun-woo during such time.
At What Age Did He Become an SM Entertainment Trainee?
While undergoing lessons for the entrance exams to enroll into Seoul Institute of the Arts, Baekhyun was found by the agent of SM Entertainment and he later enrolled as a trainee of the record label through the S. M. Casting System at the age of 19 (2011). After being unveiled as the ninth member of the South Korean boy band, Exo on 30th January 2012, he went on to debut as the main songster of the band in April 2012 and has garnered global recognition as well as a commercial success since then.
How Old Was Baekyun When He Released His First Solo Song?
After debuting as an Exo member at the age of 19 (April 2012), Baekhyun dropped his first solo song, ‘Beautiful‘ as the soundtrack for the web series, Exo Next Door at the age of 22 (April 2015). The song went on to become the first soundtrack single from a web series to clinch the No. 1 spot on many digital charts. At the age of 23 (January 2016), he released a duet with Suzy (Miss A member) titled, ‘Dream‘ which attained an all-kill on South Korean online music chart. Interestingly, he repeated the feat again at the age of 24 (February 2017) with the release of another duet titled, ‘Rain‘, this time with Soyou (a member of Sistar). Baekhyun further debuted as a soloist at the age of 27 with the release of his first mini-album, ‘City Lights’ in July 2019 and became the third Exo member to achieve such feat.
At What Age Did He Make His Acting Debut?
Baekhyun made his first cinematic appearance at the age of 24 by playing the supporting role of Wang Eun in the 2016 SBS drama, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. Prior to that, he made his first TV appearance as the co-host of the SBS music TV show, Inkigayo at the age of 21 (February 2014). He also made his first stage appearance at the age of 22 (July 2014) by playing the lead character of Don Lockwood in 2014 theatrical musical, Singin’ in the Rain. More so, he stepped into the fashion industry at the age of 26 (May 2018) by becoming the co-creative director of the Street-wear brand, Privé.
How Tall is Baekhyun?
The multifaceted singer-songwriter is quite tall but definitely not the tallest K-Pop singer one can easily find around. Baekhyun stands at an amazing height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and has a body mass of 65 kg (143 lb).