EXO Suho is preparing for a solo comeback!
On March 10, 2022, News1 reported that EXO’s leader, Suho will be having his first solo comeback in April. He is reportedly going to release his second album.
SM Entertainment quickly confirmed the news stating, “Suho is preparing a solo album with the aim of making a comeback in April. Please show lots of interest.”
Suho is a singer, songwriter, and actor under SM Entertainment. He made his musical debut in 2012 as the leader and lead vocalist of the Korean-Chinese boy group, EXO.
EXO is considered the vocal powerhouse of the K-pop industry with three main vocalists – D.O., Chen, and Baekhyun. It is said that the group’s rappers and lead vocalists can easily take the position of the main vocalist in any other group. The group has worked with a few of the best producers in the industry including Kenzie, Dean, and LDN Noise. In 2013, EXO’s first album XOXO sold over 1 million copies, making them the first group to do so after twelve years. Exo’s sixth album, Don’t Mess Up My Tempo (2018), became their highest-charting album on the US Billboard 200, and their best-selling album in South Korea, selling over 1.9 million copies.
Exo has received numerous awards, including five consecutive Mnet Asian Music Awards – Album of the Year and two consecutive Melon Music Awards – Artist of the Year. They have performed over 100 concerts including four main tours and multiple joint tours. The members also take part in humanitarian initiatives like Smile For U, a long-running project between SM Entertainment and UNICEF that started in 2015.
EXO struggled a bit in 2014 when continuously 3 Chinese members, Kris, Tao, and Luhan left the group suddenly. During this time Suho gained respect as a great leader as the group was evidently going through an emotional phase but he stood strong as a shield for the group.
Suho was scouted on the streets of Seoul by an SM Entertainment scouting manager in 2006. Though to become a trainee he had to go through SM Entertainment Casting System.
Suho made his solo debut in March 2020 with the EP, Self-Portrait and lead single, Let’s Love. The album peaked at number 1 on the Gaon Album Chart and has sold over 290,338 copies in South Korea. He has also starred in various television dramas and movies including One Way Trip (2016), The Universe’s Star (2017), Rich Man (2018), Middle School Girl A (2018), and How Are U Bread (2020).
In May 2020, Suho enlisted for his mandatory military service as a public service officer and was discharged this year in February.
Along with rejoicing the news of Suho’s upcoming album, fans can also celebrate an EXO comeback.
On February 28, 2022, Suho was attending an Indonesian entertainment program InsertLive for an interview. There he revealed EXO’s plan regarding releasing new music. He revealed that EXO is preparing an album.
“Of course, EXO members and I are planning to prepare an album to greet the fans,” he said.
EXO as a group was last seen promoting in June 2021 with their seventh mini-album, Don’t Fight The Feeling. EXO being an SME group always releases something new and unique, fans can’t wait to see what it will be this time.