Byun Baek-hyun (변백현; born May 6, 1992 in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea), simply known as Baekhyun (백현), is a South Korean singer and actor. He is one of the main vocalists of South Korean-Chinese boy group EXO and its sub-unit EXO-K.
He is a former student of Jungwon High School. Baekhyun was a member of the school's band and attended several musical festivals, later winning an award at a local rock festival. He joined S.M. Entertainment in 2011 through the S.M. Casting System. Baekhyun was studying for his college musical entrance exams when he joined the label.
Baekhyun was one of the last members to join EXO, and was revealed as the group's ninth member on January 30, 2012. Baekhyun has cited Rain as one of his main influences and hopes to emulate Rain's "well-rounded" success.
Baekhyun has been a host of Korean music show Inkigayo since February 2014. In July he starred in a Korean adaptation of the musical "Singin' in the Rain" produced by SM C&C.
In April 22, 2015 Baekhyun released his first solo single "두근거려 (Beautiful)" from Drama "EXO NEXT DOOR" OST.