EXO isn't just an epic supergroup, many would argue EXO is the world's biggest boy band.
EXO started as two groups of six—EXO-K (Korean) and EXO-M (Mandarin for China) in 2011—before becoming a South Korean-Chinese supergroup with nine remaining members in 2012. Three members left from EXO-M. The remaining stars—Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Chen, D.O., Kai, Lay, Sehun, Suho, and Xiumin—have gone on to release four massively successful albums together.
The groups were split for their "Mama" EP, one releasing the extended play in Mandarin and the other in Korean in 2012. The groups finally teamed up for their debut supergroup album "XOXO" in 2013.
Since their highly successful debut effort, the group has been voted the most influential celebrity in Korea (in both 2014 and 2015). While BTS was the biggest boy band in 2016, EXO came back in 2017, ready to take their throne again. Now in 2018, they are expected to make another mega comeback.
EXO has also blended in multiple music genres into Korean pop music. EXO has balanced R&B, hip-hop, dubstep, and electronica in its sound consistently for years—and not only in Korean, but Chinese too. All three of EXO's previous albums have topped the Korean albums chart, while sophomore effort "Exodus" peaked within the Top 100 on the Billboard 200—breaking the group out into the U.S. market.
And the band's hard work has paid off. The group's fourth studio album "The War" topped the Gaon Music Chart in 2017, followed by another #1 album "Don't Mess Up My Tempo" in late 2018. It's safe to argue to EXO is a force to be reckoned with.
Check out the music video to "Love Shot" below.