EXO member Xiumin will release his first solo album in September.
On August 18, South Korean outlet News1 published a report saying that Xiumin will debut as a solo artist next month with an album. The news was later confirmed via a statement from the K-pop idol’s record label SM Entertainment via Mydaily. “Xiumin is scheduled to release his first solo album at the end of September,” the company wrote in a brief statement, according to a Soompi translation.
The upcoming release will make Xiumin the seventh member of the nine-member K-pop band EXO to go solo. Followed by his teammates Baekhyun, Chen, Suho, Lay, Kai and DO
Although he has not released an official solo album since joining Exo in 2012, Xiumin has participated in several unofficial projects in the following years. These include his SM Station project single ‘You’, as well as many original soundtracks for K-dramas over the years, including 2020’s Mr.
For their part, fellow Xiumin Suho, Chen and Kai have headlined a number of international K-pop festivals in recent months: Suho performed at London’s MIK Festival last month, while both Chen and Kai were part of a line-up of performances at Sydney and London. editions of this year’s HallyuPopFest.
Kai will be performing at the newly announced Los Angeles K-Pop Festival, dubbed Kamp La, which will take place on October 15 and 16 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in California. Although information about ticket sales to the general public has not yet been released, fans can register in a pre-sale event at Kampla.vip. The presale will open on August 19, at 10 am PDT, and tickets will be priced around $179.