Byun Baek-hyun, better known mononymously as Baekhyun, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. He debuted in 2012 as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO, and its sub-group EXO-K and sub-unit EXO-CBX. In July 2019, he made his debut as a soloist with the release of his debut EP, City Lights. Baekhyun is also a member of the South Korean supergroup SuperM.Baekhyun was born in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He has a brother named Byun Baek-beom who is seven years older than him. Baekhyun began training to be a singer when he was 11 years old, influenced by South Korean singer Rain. He attended Jungwon High School in Bucheon, where he was the lead singer in a band called Honsusangtae and won a local music festival. He received piano lessons from Kim Hyun-woo, member of South Korean rock band DickPunks. In addition to musical activities, Baekhyun trained as a martial artist in his youth and has a dan 3 black belt in Hapkido. Baekhyun was spotted by an SM Entertainment agent while he was studying for the entrance exams to the Seoul Institute of the Arts. He later joined SM Entertainment in 2011 through the S.M. Casting System. He has a powerful and charismatic voice and stage presence, but off the stage, he is a bright, cheerful, childlike person. Along with fellow EXO members Chanyeol and Suho, Baekhyun attends Kyung Hee Cyber University and take online classes for Culture and Arts Department of Business Administration.