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EXO Member Kai Announces His Upcoming Military Enlistment

by Serena Martinez / May 03, 2023 11:19 AM EDT
Kai from EXO

It was announced by talent management company SM Entertainment on May 3 that EXO member Kai will be enlisted for mandatory military service this month. The company did not reveal his enlistment location as well as the time as of press time.

Their statement said the following: "Kai was preparing for EXO's comeback for this year, but because of a recent change in regulations by the Military Manpower Administration, he's set to enter the army recruit training center on May 11. He'll receive basic military training, and he will then serve as a public service worker."

Kai, born Kim Jong-in on January 14, 1994, is a South Korean singer, rapper, and dancer who is a member of the popular K-pop boy group, EXO. He is widely regarded as one of the best dancers in the K-pop industry, known for his powerful and precise dance moves.

Kai was born and raised in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. He began dancing at a young age and eventually joined the SM Entertainment trainee program. He was introduced as a member of EXO in 2012, as part of the group's first sub-unit, EXO-K.

Kai is known for his impressive dance skills, which have earned him the nickname "Dancing Machine." He has been praised for his ability to seamlessly blend various dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary, into his performances. He has also served as a mentor and judge on various dance competition shows, such as "Under Nineteen" and "Street Woman Fighter."

In addition to his dancing skills, Kai is also a talented vocalist and rapper. He has written and composed several songs for EXO, including "Love Shot" and "Obsession." Kai has also pursued a solo career, releasing his first solo album, "KAI (开)" in 2020. The album featured the hit single "Mmmh," which showcased Kai's smooth vocals and showcased his versatility as an artist.

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