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CONFIRMED: EXO’s Baekhyun Enlists In The Military, Poses For Buzz Cut Photos With Band mate Sehun

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Exo’s Vocalist Baekhyun has finally enlisted for the Military. On March 26, EXO’s Baekhyun held an Instagram Live broadcast in which he talked about enlisting in the military soon and the impact on his upcoming solo comeback.

During the broadcast, he explained why his upcoming album “Bambi” would not have clear-cut official promotions. “It’s something that couldn’t be helped,” he said. “I wanted to tell you about it. I thought a lot about whether I should tell you at the start of March or just tell you later. The end of March is the final date at which I could push back my military enlistment. That’s why nothing has been scheduled for April.”

On the day of his enlistment, photos of Baekhyun’ with his new buzz cut were revealed on EXO’s fan community on Lysn. There are both solo pictures of Baekhyun as well as photos of him with fellow member Sehun.

The day before his enlistment, Baekhyun posted on Instagram to say goodbye to his fans.

On May 1, he held an online fan meeting on V LIVE and revealed that he had recorded some OSTs as well as collaboration tracks with Colde and Seomoontak that will be released after he enlists.

Baekhyun is the sixth member of EXO to enlist after D.O., Xiumin, Suho, Chen, and Chanyeol. He will undergo three weeks of basic training before beginning his service as a public service worker. He did not qualify for active service due to his hypothyroidism.

 EXO’s Baekhyun’s Instagram Live broadcast in which he talked about enlisting in the military soon and the impact on his upcoming solo comeback

During the broadcast, he explained why his upcoming album “Bambi” would not have clear-cut official promotions. “It’s something that couldn’t be helped,” he said. “I wanted to tell you about it. I thought a lot about whether I should tell you at the start of March or just tell you later. The end of March is the final date at which I could push back my military enlistment. That’s why nothing has been scheduled for April.”

He continued, “I wasn’t sure if it would be right to ask you all to wait for me when nothing had been prepared. I said that I would repay in happiness all the love that I have received. I didn’t want to cause a stir with this news ahead of time, so I focused on working hard for the new solo album and incorporating my opinion from the planning process to the music video shoot so that I could show people what I wanted to show.

He added, “Even if I’m not here, we’ve filmed a lot of content in advance that will be released on YouTube and other places. It’s possible people might be disappointed because I announced it so late, but I had just one intention. I didn’t want to make you feel like you had to prepare in advance. It’s not like we’re being separated forever. I wanted it to be like, ‘I’ll be right back.’”

He concluded, “My heart feels heavy in sharing this. Even if I’m not here for a while, there’s a lot of things waiting for you so that you won’t feel the absence as much as possible, so let’s not start being sad now.”

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EXO’s Baekhyun’s Bambi

Baekhyun dropped an alluring music video for “Bambi” from his new mini album.

 The six-track mini-album includes contributions from R&B singer Clode on ‘Love Scene’, who previously worked on ‘Love Again’ from Baekhyun’s 2020 project ‘Delight’. In addition, the title track was written by hitmaker DEEZ and singer-songwriter SAAY.

Baekhyun kicked off his solo career in 2019 with his first solo mini-album ‘City Light’, which became the best-selling album by a solo artist in the history of South Korea’s Gaon Music Chart. The following year, he released ‘Delight’ and sold more than 1million copies, becoming the first album by a solo artist in South Korea to do so in 19 years.

In between his solo endeavors, he joined South Korean supergroup SuperM with fellow EXO member Kai and other SM Entertainment idols Taemin from SHINee, Taeyong and Mark from NCT 127, and Ten and Lucas from WayV. They released their first studio album ‘Super One’ in  September 2020.

EXO’s Baekhyun x Doyoung of NCT

On March 10, a music video teaser was revealed for their upcoming remake of “Doll,” a song originally sung by Lee Ji Hoon and Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung.

This release is part of Stone Music Entertainment, KT, and Genie Music’s “Rewind : Blossom” project, where several artists who represent the current era will remake songs from the 1990s and early 2000s. A total of eight songs will be released in two sets on March 12 and 26. Other artists who are taking part in the project are IZ*ONE, Urban Zakapa, B1A4’s Sandeul, Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung, Ha Sung Woon, Wonstein, Park Moon Chi, and Yoo Seung Woo. 

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