I still remember vividly when EXO debuted, all the excitement from SM Entertainment‘s hype machine and releasing teasers for each of the original 12 members. Since 2011 the last 8 years have been a solid ride from though, though EXO-K still has the original 6 members of this subgroup whole EXO-M lost three Chinese-born members in successive years. Now the original EXO-M is losing another member as Xiumin is headed to the military next month, enlisting quietly in May being the oldest member of the boy band. I feel like another era dawned in recent two years with the rise of BTS to the top of the K-charts but I’ll always have a soft spot for EXO and the successor to Super Junior success story. Good luck to Xiumin on his enlistment!